I first went in 1972 while a senior in high school. My father and I had Honda 450s, I had a CL and he had a CB, both bought new late in '71 from the Honda dealership I worked for after school during that period. I had heard about Bike Week from friends and read about it in bike magazines and wanted to see it for myself, so I talked my Dad into going with me (we lived in Lutz north of Tampa at the time). We had no tickets in advance, no hotel room booked, just rode over there on Friday and kept riding until we found a place with a vacancy. You'd never be able to do that today.