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Vincent Black Shadow

Burt Welleford’s Legendary Around America 2013

Vincent Black Shadow

is Burt Welleford’s 1951 Black Shadow.  Anyone who has around motorcycles any length of knows the name “Vincent,” the and legend of the marque.  Burt’s has it’s own history, before it was it was his father’s, and before that, his who purchased the Black Shadow new in

 This Vincent has been in the family for well over a century, it just hasn’t in the family, it is family.  Because of rarity, some Vincent have sold for as much and are very much a collector’s but, this one isn’t for and as far as Burt is concerned, it’s

Burt Welleford is a man on a mission, June 2013, he’s it all by taking a ride around the of the lower 48 states on his Vincent Shadow.  Starting in Atlanta, Burt will go clockwise the outside edge of the United and return to Atlanta.  This is I would be hesitant to try on my own modern any manner of things could go accidents, flats, breakdown’s, you it, it could happen.

 Add in the that this is a over year old British motorcycle, and the becomes even more of a  Most Vincent  owners are to ride their bikes a few a year, maybe take a trip, but nothing like is planning.  So why is he willing to do this?

 To honor his father, grandfather, and to a worthy children’s charity brings hope to those who none.

Try to imagine that you are a with a child that has a medical condition, and, despite your best to provide for your child, you inadequate, or no medical insurance. do you turn for help?  The Hospital for Children, that’s  We all know the Shriners, right? those guys with the hats and little cars in the man with a donation bucket at the or the bottom of an Interstate ramp.

most people don’t or, are only slightly aware of, is they run one of the largest children’s in the world.  Founded in the 1920s, are now 22 Shriners Hospitals for Children in the Canada and Mexico.  They pediatric specialty care to with orthopedic conditions, spinal cord injuries, and lip and palate, regardless of the families’ to pay, if the family can’t treatments, it’s free.

 The Shriners Hospitals for has helped nearly one million overcome exceedingly difficult and live happy, fulfilled

These are the statistics for 2011, as by The Shriners Hospitals for  They have cared for patients, including 30,402 new impressive!  Here’s the short of critical services provided:

outpatient, outreach and telemedicine visits.

10,109 prosthetic visits. (inpatient and outpatient)

51,288 orthotics patient (inpatient and outpatient)

210,624 services.

An amazing charity,  It gets even better, The Hospitals for Children spends 91% of donation money on providing meaning the children get the most your donation.

Burt is for the entire trip himself, donation you make will go to the charity, he won’t see a dime.  I was him at Bryan Fuller’s Garage Friday night, when I him why he was giving up so much to do this, he “I have always felt you give back to the world than you were given.” I think the world could use a few like Burt.

Vincent Black Shadow

So, how do you help in his mission?

By making a donation, it can be whatever you Burt’s goal is $50,000.  I like to see the motorcycling community him exceed that, he’s the hard work, all you have to do is this link and get out your .

Support Burt on his ride, the expenses are all out of his pocket, buy him a meal, up his gas tank, give him a place to ride with him awhile, do you can to make his mission a success.

has a Face Book page set up, Around America ,” I suggest you go it and share the link around.

the link to this article, the people that know, the

Burt, I admire you so much for the you are on, I am proud to know you and call you my  Good luck!

Words By: Cavender

Image By:  Terry

You can now follow Burt’s trip on

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