The Concours Owners Group (COG) will host the 2014 “Silverdammit” National Rally the week of June 16-20, 2014, in Johnson City, Tennessee. The rally marks the celebration of the group’s 25th anniversary, and will include many social activities, information seminars, guest speakers, technical sessions, and a banquet dinner.
The Silverdammit Rally is the namesake of a term affectionately used among owners that they felt best described the color of the first U.S. production Concours in 1986. Kawasaki’s official color name was “Pearl Gentry Gray.” However, the running inside joke one member started was “…it’s not gray, it’s silverdammit!!”
Johnson City is a motorcycle friendly community. The twisty, scenic mountain roads surrounding Johnson City is sure to please sport-touring and other riding enthusiasts. Johnson City Convention & Visitors Bureau maintains the “Southern Dozen” web site that promotes a “series of 12 of the South’s greatest motorcycle rides that start and end in Johnson City, taking riders to historic sites, unique caverns, famous music venues, wolf habitats and more.” Additional self-guided rides will be planned, including a dual sport ride.
The Holiday Inn of Johnson City has been selected to serve as the rally headquarters. There will also be nearby tent and RV camping available to rally attendees.