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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It ain’t Paso but Santa Maria keeps getting better.
Chilly central-coast weather didn’t slow down the fun at the West Coast Kustoms big “Cruisin’ Nationals” car show this Memorial-day weekend.
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Cold Monterey weather couldn’t stop this display of two-wheeled treasures.
Some 3,000 spectators braved the cool weather and foreboding skies to enjoy the 9th annual ‘Quail’ in Carmel Valley on May 6th.
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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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