The just-announced winners of the Harley-Davidson Get Down to Daytona Contest will receive an expense-paid road trip for two from Atlanta to Daytona Bike Week ?08 alongside Karen Davidson, great-granddaughter of one of the company's founders, as well as a three nights stay in Daytona.
The six winners in alphabetical order are: Carol Dicicco from Chalfont, Pa.; Tonya Lamia from Rockford, Ill.; Kimberly Ryon from Harford, Pa.; Shelli Strand from Birch Run, Mich.; Jennifer Thorne from Mt. Pleasant, Pa.; and Teresa Weston from Hermitage, Tenn.
More than 200 videos were submitted. Harley-Davidson chose the six as finalists Nov. 28 and posted their videos online for viewer voting. At the end of the voting period Dec. 12, the company decided all six finalists should win.
"We are thrilled with the response we have received to the contest videos. All of the finalists? stories are truly inspirational, and the nearly 35,000 voters felt the same way," says Leslie Prevish, manager, women's outreach, Harley-Davidson Motor Co. "So, we have decided to extend the prize package and invitation to all six women and their guests to join us on the Get Down to Daytona Ride."
The contest urged women to submit videos about their greatest motorcycle mentor story. The videos were 90 seconds or less, and gave a woman the 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.
The six winners' videos are posted online. Check back next month for full profiles on each woman, and in March for coverage from their trip to Daytona Bike Week '08.