San Francisco, CA, (December 19, 2008) -– The annual Legend of the Motorcycle Concours d’Elegance, which takes place the first weekend each May, will be postponed in 2009. Instead, the fourth annual event, highlighting Indian and NSU as the featured marques, is scheduled to resume in 2010.
The decision is due to the effect the world economy has had on many sponsors, and while deciding not to produce the show next year was very difficult, it was the most prudent. “We’d never do anything to compromise the quality of the concours,” says co-founder Jared Zaugg. “We’d rather suspend the event than see it done halfway, and I’m sure those who have participated would agree. This has been a true labor of love and something we strongly believe in, so we look forward to reinstating it after this hiatus.”
The good news is that the postponement is temporary and plans are already underway for May 2010.
From legendary racers and builders to celebrities and industry executives, to owners and enthusiasts, Legend of the Motorcycle brings together a unique audience from around the globe representing all the wonderfully diverse facets of motorcycling. The weekend celebration is centered around a display of 200 of some of history’s most important motorcycles judged by an international panel of experts, and combines never-before-seen exhibits, contemporary product unveilings, exclusive presentations, a collector’s auction and charity auction, receptions, and rides, for an event unlike anything else in the motorcycle world. (A list of select press quotes about Legend of the Motorcycle is following below.)
Information and updates will be posted to the web site, www.LegendoftheMotorcycle.com, throughout the year.