Britain’s best biker bash.
Okay, we’ll admit that, coming from California, we’ve got no authority to judge if the Trip Out is actually the best car and bike show in the UK but we will testify that it’s one hell of a good time.
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Motorsports nirvana at Laguna Seca.
If there is a heaven for car lovers it probably is a lot like the paddock at Laguna Seca during Monterey Car Week. Over 500 remarkable cars from all eras of motorsports history are selected to spend the weekend racing around the iconic track and visitors can ramble through the paddock among these incredible machines and their drivers.
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Like nothing you’ve ever seen before.
As car and bike lovers we couldn’t ask for anything better than being based in California – the epicenter of car culture with year-round great weather and events.
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When the sun goes down the rods come out.
When you experience something truly special with others it is inevitable that connections are made. After a day on the salt most of the speed and adventure seekers find their way back to Wendover and the Nugget parking lot to unwind and make sense of everything the saw that day.
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NorCal gets it’s own chopper show.
When it comes to bike building and culture, northern Californians tend to do things a little quieter than their cousins to the south. But anyone who doubts their passion clearly wasn’t at the Redwood Rumble this past weekend.
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Time again for the world’s greatest chopper show.
Warning: This will be a long post. The amount of incredible iron at the Born Free motorcycle show is completely out of control. Whether from the 30 invited builders, assembled around the acres of vendors or simply scattered among the thousands of bikes ridden into the show, there are really too many bikes to see in one day.
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Treasure hunting at Oak Canyon.
Sure, the invited builders bikes are the star attraction but take a stroll through the acres of bikes ridden to the show and you’ll find some gems and the real heart of the show.
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Romping through the redwoods in hopped-up early Fords.
North of San Francisco you can find some of the best driving roads anywhere. Between the wild, wet coast and the heat and vineyards of the inland valleys are miles of magnificent redwood forests etched with twisting rivers and fantastic American asphalt.
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Hot flat-track racing at historic Costa Mesa Speedway.
For 49 years go-fast daredevils have been hammering around the 1/10th mile dirt oval at Costa Mesa speedway. This past Thursday the Born Free motorcycle show, now in it’s 9th year, brought it’s brand of chopper nostalgia for a pre-show party under the historic floodlights.
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Tattoos and tradition at the Monterey Fairgrounds.
50 years ago this month, back in 1967, tens of thousands of weirdos, bohemians, hippies, bikers and other strange looking young people wandered into the sleepy fishing village of Monterey.
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