The 2016 Calendar is fresh out of the shop. All the usual rallies are there including the Ozark Rally which will be held on a later date (April 28th) to avoid conflicts with other events. We had a great time last year so make plans to attend. The ride around the Forest is nothing short of amazing.
There’s also lots of good stuff under the “Other Events & Rides” including three great events here in Florida. The Dania Beach Vintage Motorcycle show (January 30th) is one of the best shows in the country, reuniting bikes from Milwaukee to Munich, under the glorious Florida winter sun. If you are planning a winter escapade, keep this date in mind.
The Iron & Clematis event, held in downtown West Palm Beach (Feb 13th), is gaining popularity as THE vintage & café racer show in the southeast US. Over 300 motorcycles signed up for the show last year and the organizers have asked the City to use a 3rd block of Clematis Ave. to accommodate growth. As always, there are stunning XS-based café and tracker builds.
If you have never been to the Riding into History Concours d’Elegance (May 20th) you don’t know what you’re missing. Hosted every spring at the gorgeous World Golf Village in St. Augustine, FL, the show features a dazzling array of exotic and one-of-a-kind classic motorcycles from all over the world. In 2015, the Barber Museum (Leeds, AL) brought a few racing Yamaha gems, including several 4 cylinder, 2-stroke TZ750s.
Finally, many members have told me that they would love to participate in many of the Society’s rallies but the distance to the event is often the reason they can’t go. Without a trailer, the round trip can be a challenge so I am summoning all members with trailers, vans & trucks to help a fellow Society member in hauling their rides to the rallies.
Starting in this issue, there will be a new section in the newsletter (and website) called Haul a Member, containing the contact information of those who wish to participate in the program in two ways: Offering a ride or needing a ride.
I will kick start this campaign by offering my transportation services from Central Florida. Contact me directly to check rally participation.
Now, it’s your turn.