Friday, June 15, 2012

Riding Into History 2013

Motorcycle artist Don Bradley honors 3 time Daytona 200 winner Brad Andres
with his art work featuring #4,  Andres' 1953 Harley Davidson “KR”,
45 c.i. (750c.c.), SV V-twin.
It all started 14 years ago with a bunch of vintage and antique motorcycle guys who were having so much fun that they wanted to give something back to the community. Builders, riders, racers, restorers & enthusiasts jumped on board. Billy Aldrich & William Robinson where there at the beginning, with lots of help along the way from hundreds of volunteers. The world renowned motorcycle artist, builder & restorer Don Bradley became involved some 8 years ago. Champion racers Kevin Schwantz and Mert Lawill have served as Grand Marshalls. World class race tuner Nobby Clark has been a faithful contributor over the years. No one connected with this event is paid, put on entirely by volunteers, the Riding Into History has provided 14 years of motorcycling fun, enjoyment and excitement while contributing over $300,000 to charity. The current well deserved beneficiary is the Wounded Warrior Project (
It has been my great pleasure & honor to participate in many of these events as a journalist and motorcyclist. I salute the Riding Into History, Florida's truly world class motorcycle event with a few photos from 2013.

     #71 Bobby Hill road this 1954 BSA Star Twin 200 miles to victory in the 1954
Daytona 200 on the sands of  Daytona Beach. #64 is a Daytona Gold Star
500 cc single replica of Dick Mann's  ride for the 1960 200 miler.


Mr. BSA Harris Turner & collector Mike Crone visit with David Ashenbrener
of Legendary Motorcycles (

The Good Humor Man delivered ice cream to the kids with a Cushman in the 40s!
1936 DKW

Go Gators!



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