Daytona Bike Week is about to kick off February 26th to March 7th and the BAM crew (Free Breakdown and Legal Assistance for Motorcyclists) is set and ready to go and Russ Brown’s motorcycle legal team of biker injury attorneys Brown, Koro & Romag, LLP, will be leaving Los Angeles, CA early next week. Motorcycle Lawyer Russ Brown, pictured left makes it a point to make it to Bike Week every year.
From the Daytona Chamber’s website I got a brief history of Daytona Bike Week.
Daytona Bike Week began January 24, 1937 with the first running of the Daytona 200. This race took place on a 3.2 mile beach and road course. The winner of the first Daytona 200 was Ed Kretz from Monterey Park, CA and his motorcycle of choice was an Indian Motorcycle, American Made of course.
Officials stopped running the race in 1942 because of World War II and then resumed it again in 1947.  Bill France, a legendary promoter was brought in to kick it up and that year the race, then known as the Handlebar Derby, featured a record 176 riders.
In 1986 relations between the visiting bikers and law enforcement took a dive for the worst and the city brought in a task force to work on this “relationship”. This is also around the time the image of bikers began to change, things seemed to improve and Daytona Bike Week is now one of the best biker rallies to attend in the US if not the world.
We hope all bikers show gratitude to the residents and law enforcement of Daytona, Florida so this blessed event can continue for many many years to come.
The BAM Team (Free Breakdown and Legal Assistance for Motorcyclists) and the motorcycle lawyers will be at two locations in Daytona, FL this year. One booth will be at Destination Daytona and the other BAM/Legal Team will be on Main St. Come by if you have a legal question or to join up for BAM. BAM is 100 percent free and volunteer driven by fellow bikers like you.
See you in Daytona and remember to pay your respects at Destination Daytona. The legend that created Destination Daytona, Bruce Rossmeyer, is no longer with us. He’ll be on his Harley watching from the heavens.
Ride Safe!