The Gold Wing Road Riders Association (GWRRA) has been a integral piece to the Gold Wing community for close to 50 years. With their grass roots rallies and chapters, like-minded enthusiasts were provided with a convenient means to meet up, have fun, increase their knowledge, forge lifelong friendships and, ultimately, deepen their love for an iconic motorcycle.
We at WingStuff have been involved with and had a great relationship with the GWRRA for a long, long time. We joined them at many Wing Ding conventions, our owner Rick attended chapter meetings in the early days of WingStuff and we advertised in Wing World Magazine as well as their Gold Book for many years. As a tribute to their decades of service to the Gold Wing community, we want to take this opportunity to look back on our time with such an incredible organization that will surely be missed.
To start it off, here are a couple of videos from the last two Wing Dings WingStuff was a part of:
Wing Ding 35 in Greenville, SC (2013)
Wing Ding 34 in Fort Wayne, IN (2012)
A few pictures from our time at Wing Ding over the years:
Pic 1 - Rick & Don Frank of F4 Customs at Wing Ding 31 in Tulsa, OK Pic 2 - A shot of our booth at Wing Ding 32 in Des Moines, IA
Pic 1 - The WingStuff booth at Wing Ding 33 in Knoxville, TN Pic 2 - Rick with GWRRA members at Wing Ding 33 in Knoxville, TN
Some of our ads in Wing World Magazine :
In June 2019 this image of Rick was chosen as the cover photo, and our ad on the back cover of that same issue
Various ads that were featured in Wing World Magazine
Thank you again to everyone involved with GWRRA, Wing Ding and Wing World Magazine that we worked with, spent time with and got to meet over all the years. Hopefully we'll see you all again down the road someday!
What I’ll miss about the GWRRA Wing Stuff’a letter resonated with such high regard for a wonderful organization. I have to agree. Rick and his team at Wing Stuff have always demonstrated a connection with his customers and Rick himself, has for m any years been passionate about all things Gold Wing. But this is about the GWRRA. I was a member off and on from 84 to present. From my first GoldWing, a new beautiful 84 GL1200 Interstate to my third, an beautiful 22 Ultra Blue DCT Tour Airbag. The Wing is not dead and neither are the Riders who love them. The passion and fire is real and alive. The GWRRA’s vision and mission was created for all the right motorcycling reasons. Fun, Safety, Knowledge and Friendship. Although gone, it will never be forgotten. We carry that torch through our memories, messaging and our relationship with the sport of riding as Gold Wing Riders as we continue our journey. Thank you Wing Stuff for being a solid company providing Gold Wing products with excellent customer service. I visited your booth at Wing Dings, To each other, ride safe and ride often. Because we “ride too far, too fast and too often to ride anything else but a Honda Gold Gold Wing. Please do so wearing all of your gear, all of the time.
It's not over yet! Most Chapters are continuing business as usual until the end of the year. Additionally, a new group is being organized by Anita Alkire and some others that were involved with GWRRA. The new group is "Eagle Wings Motorcycle Association" and you can follow the progress on their Facebook page.
That's awesome news! Glad to hear it.
Goofyfixer Another group called “Wing’d Riders” is being started by John Lazzeroni from J&M electronics. Search it on Facebook. It is a group for just Goldwingers.
Such a Shame Bummers… bought my first Gold Wing and never got to experience a WingDing.
me too I have been winging with a local chapter for a year without a wing, now I got a 2022 in June......no more gwrra! bummer for sure. went to a district wing in and had a ball this week in Vandalia Illinois. Peace!
Winger are getting very old, the organization needs new blood that's for sure.