The Concours Owners Group Celebrates 25 Years With Rally

SilverdammitJPGThe Concours Owners Group (COG) will host the 2014 “Silverdammit” National Rally the week of June 16-20, 2014, in celebration of the group’s 25thanniversary. The rally will be held in Johnson City, Tennessee, and will include social activities, information seminars, guest speakers, and technical sessions in addition to a banquet dinner. Self-guided rides will also be planned, including a dual-sport ride.

The Holiday Inn of Johnson City will be the rally’s headquarters. There will also be nearby tent and RV camping spots available to rally attendees. To learn more about COG or the “Silverdammit” National Rally, please visit the club’s main web site,

For over a decade, COG and its European sibling, GTR Club Europe (GCE), have hosted an effort called Over the Pond (OtP) where a lucky rider is selected by their peers to attend the foreign rally as the OtP Traveler. Alternating years, the OtP Traveler is selected either from the USA or EU. This year, two lucky members from the EU will travel to the “Silverdammit” National Rally. The operation is funded by member-pledged donations to assist the OtP traveler’s expenses. Normally, a Concours is provided to the traveler in the host country by a fellow member. However, Kawasaki has been generously providing a Concours 14 for the past few years.