MILWAUKEE (November 28, 2007) - Six inspiring finalists in Harley-Davidson's Get Down to Daytona contest have been chosen and posted online today at Harley-Davidson for online viewer voting to begin. Visitors to the site can view each video and vote on their favorite to help send that woman rider and a guest to Daytona Bike Week '08. Voting will end December 12, 2007, and three winners will be announced December 14.
Six Finalists Posted For Online Voting in Harley-Davidson's "Get Down to Daytona" Contest
Women Riders' Videos Share Inspirational Stories of Their Mentors
More than 200 videos were submitted from a variety of women, all with interesting stories to tell. The six finalists' videos show an assortment of experiences, such as a daughter and father reunited through riding after years of separation, a sister thanking her brother for inspiring her to ride, and a sisterly bond where the road is their escape from illness and the worry of being single moms. Also, see a daughter who is reminded of her father's "no fear" message when she's almost ready to give up, and a woman who thanks her boyfriend for helping fulfill a lifelong dream by grabbing the handlebars of her own Harley. Finally, see two friends who encouraged each other to ride and were there for each other each step of the way to becoming experienced riders.
The six finalists are: Carol Dicicco from Chalfont, Pa.; Kimberly Ryon from Harford, Pa.; Teresa Weston from Hermitage, Tenn.; Tonya Lamia from Rockford, Ill.; Shelli Strand from Birch Run, Mich.; and Jennifer Thorne from Mt. Pleasant, Pa.
The three women with the most votes will receive an expense paid road trip for two from Atlanta to Daytona with Karen Davidson, great-granddaughter of William A. Davidson, one of the Company's founders, as well as three nights stay in Daytona, just in time for Bike Week.
Harley-Davidson announced the Get Down to Daytona contest on October 1, and women had until November 15 to submit videos about their greatest motorcycle mentor story. The videos are 90 seconds or less, and give a woman a chance to thank her mentor for helping her start her motorcycle journey, improve her confidence and riding skills or take on new challenges on a motorcycle.
Men and women are allowed to vote once per day, so pick your favorite and help her win a road trip to remember! But don't just vote. Check out the other interesting links such as Direct from Daytona including video coverage from this year's Bike Week, or mentor tips on how to become a motorcycle mentor.
Harley-Davidson, Inc. is the parent company for the group of companies doing business as Harley-Davidson Motor Company, Buell Motorcycle Company and Harley-Davidson Financial Services, Inc. Harley-Davidson Motor Company, the only major U.S.-based motorcycle manufacturer, produces heavyweight motorcycles and offers a complete line of motorcycle parts, accessories, apparel, and general merchandise. Buell Motorcycle Company produces sport motorcycles in addition to motorcycle parts, accessories and apparel. Harley-Davidson Financial Services, Inc. provides wholesale and retail financing and insurance programs to Harley-Davidson dealers and customers.