Thursday, June 2, 2011

2011 Riding Into History Images by Jim Dohms

One of America's best Concours motorcycles events is held annually in May at World Golf Village in St Augustine, Florida.

For two days, the large picturesque resort grounds are filled with the sights and sounds of Vintage motorcycles... Riding Into History.

The 12th Riding Into History, May 20 & 21 began with a Friday lunch ride with Grand Prix World Champion Kevin Schwantz. Later in the evening, there was a Grand Marshal Dinner for 150 guests on the World Golf Village grounds. 

Images in this news feature are used by permission from photographer Jim Dohms. Click images to enlarge.

The 2-day gala event raises money for the Wounded Warriors Project that helps combat veterans re-establish their lives.

The Concours on Saturday spotlighted the "Best of Europe" as well as many other rare and special interest vintage bikes.

Artist Don Bradley creates a fine art poster every year for the event.

This magical gathering of vintage bike enthusiasts was started by Billy Aldrich, who began organizing the event as something "good and right to do" soon after his wife was diagnosed with breast cancer.

"Out of desperation 14 years ago, wanting to do something that would make a difference, I decided to work on this and pledge all the money to help in the fight against breast cancer," he said. He worked on the event through her surgery and cancer treatments, and the long healing process. "We raised a ton of money, and sponsored an early-detection program and now today my wife is fine."


Two years ago, the women's program was picked up by another sponsor and Riding Into History decided to take on fundraising for the Wounded Warriors Project.

 "We know how much this help is needed. These kids come home all torn up and beat up, and the Wounded Warriors Project does what it takes to get them going again,” said Aldrich.

“We raised $25,000 last year, and hopefully we raised that amount or more this year.”

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