Season opener in Scott Valley.
Deep in the hills above Santa Cruz rests Bruce Canepa’s magical castle, stuffed with exotic automotive treasures and the rarest of the rare motorsports machinery. Legendary unicorns like the last 427 Cobra, the last Porsche 935 produced, the Leon Duray Miller Special, Dale Earnhardt’s NASCAR, and on and on.
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Everyone’s favorite roadster show takes a detour to fancy-town.
For southern-californian hot-rodders the place to be in January has always been the Oakland Roadster Show, now know as the Grand National Roadster Show.
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Big, Bad Bikerfest Hits Sac
One of the great things about living in California is the year-round riding and temperatures in the 40s didn’t stop me and a few thousand others from riding into downtown Sacramento last weekend for the kickoff of the Easyriders bike show tour.
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Christmas in SoCal is like nowhere else. There may not be blankets of fluffy white snow, ice-skating and hot-chocolate, but there is the Mooneyes Xmas Party Show and Drag!
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You gotta love southern California. Where else can you spend a sunny Saturday riding to one of the best bike shows around – in December!
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The vintage racers at The Race of Gentlemen at Pismo Beach may have stolen the show.
Last month’s Race of Gentlemen at California’s Pismo beach brought racers together from as far as Japan and the East coast for a weekend of sand skirmishes and head-to-head racing on pre-WWII machinery.
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Bad jokes, good lies, waxing moons and fireflies.
Anyone who loves riding motorcycles gets it.
All we’re really chasing is a little freedom, and those two-wheel moments slicing through some newly discovered back-road are about as close as we can get.
Sharing that freedom with friends takes the whole gig up a dozen notches. And folks are catching on. There are dozens of ‘runs’ with new ones popping up every year. Complete with sponsors, accommodations, bands and free wi-fi, these can attract hundreds of riders. But to capture the real magic you have to eliminate distractions, not add them. And that’s what the Analog Run is all about.
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Big 25th anniversary for the California Hot Rod Reunion at Famoso.
This month’s California Hot Rod Reunion marks the 25th anniversary of one of the best drag-racing events in the country. If you’ve never been, the trip to Famoso Raceway outside Bakersfield should be somewhere on that list of things to see before you die.
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The Race of Gentlemen roared through a soggy Pismo beach last week (see our coverage here) giving a select few pre-war car and bike owners a chance to rip up and down the beach for some 10,000+ spectators.
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Pre-war beach racing comes to California to change car shows forever.
I’ve known Mel Stultz since before The Race of Gentleman. We were car-club brothers and even then he would drive everyone mad with his endless dreams, schemes and ideas of making car events fun again.
Racing, speedways, dare-devils. Fuel, fire, mayhem. It was all he ever talked about.
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