Central Coast Motorcycle Show 2011
CENTRAL COAST MOTORCYCLE SHOW 2011 IS A HIT!
San Luis Obispo CA
This is the 4th year for the Central Coast Classic Motorcycle Show in San Luis Obispo CA. It's put on by the Central Coast Classic Motorcycle Club & they did one heck of a job! It takes place in the large parking lot of a church on a hilltop overlooking the serene beauty of the area. Perhaps 100 bikes were in attendance of all ilks: Classic American Bikes, Japanese, European, and of course our beloved Classic British Motorcycles. This San Luis Obispo Motorcycle Show was a judged show with trophies given (results coming to this site soon). There were also lots of fun Field Events, like being the slowest
bike in the race, or running to your bike, starting it & being the first one off the line. Great fun for all! It was very well organized, well-attended with some very nice people, had lots of great vendors, and a ton of awesome Classic Motorcycles. More than two dozen were Classic British Motorcycles. Great show, perfect weather, had a wonderful time! Don't miss this show, next year.
MY PLANS CHANGE
I had originally planned to ride my '79 T140D Bonneville Special
down to San Luis Obispo with the crew from Raber's Parts Mart
. They were leaving Friday morning, October 7 from Raber's shop in San Jose CA. But about 2 months ago, I fractured my right foot in a clumsy move at home & while the cast had just come off, I wasn't quite ready to kickstart my 750 twin with the bum foot. So, I drove the 212 miles in the Prius on Saturday morning, spent the day at the show, then drove home. But the Rabers Crew had a much nicer ride than I, avoiding freeways & taking backroads most of the way!
SO, LET'S SEE SOME CLASSIC BRITISH MOTORCYCLES:
This luscious 1938 Ariel Square 4 was proudly presented by the Ariel Motorcycle Club, North America.
Talk about new! This 1952 Ariel Red Hunter is not new that it was finished at 3:00am the night before the show. And it looks it. What a gorgeous piece of work, also at the Ariel Motorcycle Club's booth.
For those WWII military bike buffs out there, an unmolested 1945 BSA
Tidy 1951 Norton
One of my personal favorites at the show. 1957 Norton Dominator
The only chopper at the show (made from a Classic British Motorcycle, that is). This sweet 1959 Triumph Chopper was extremely well put together, meticulously detailed & the paint looked so deep you could put your hand into it. I loved it!
1960 BSA A10
This 1965 BSA A65
has extra chrome & paint.
1964 Triumph Flat Tracker
1966 Triumph Bonneville
TT Special with custom paint.
1967 BSA A65
1967 Triumph Flat Tracker
1968 Rickman Metisse with BSA 441 engine. Note the 'waffle-head' finning, done by the owner with a milling machine, to give it a cool look. I'd say it works.
Sometimes the bikes in the parking lot are just as nice as the ones inside the show. Here, someone rode to the show two-up on this gorgeous 1969 BSA Rocket 3
"The Baja Bullet" Triumph 650desert racer
, with single-carb, Champion frame & Ceriani forks. Presented at the booth of the Vintage Triumph Rider's Group (a Yahoo group). To find them, go to Yahoo then search VTRG.
"The Dick Mann Triumph" was actually ridden by 'The Mann' himself. It is the only Triumph Dick Mann ever actually built himself & raced. Now in the hands of a private collector, it was presented by the VTRG.
A very nice Triumph
500 Flat Tracker.
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THE STRANGE DEATH OF THE BRITISH MOTORCYCLE INDUSTRY
WHATEVER HAPPENED TO THE BRITISH MOTORCYCLE INDUSTRY?
EARLY DAY IN THE BRITISH MOTOR CYCLE INDUSTRY
BRITISH MOTORCYCLES OF THE 1960s & 70s
BRITISH MOTORCYCLES OF THE 1940s & 50s
THE BRITISH MOTORCYCLE STORY
BRITISH CUSTOM MOTORCYCLES: THE BRIT CHOP
THE COMPLETE BRITISH MOTORCYCLE
CLASSIC BRITISH MOTORCYCLES
WAR BIKE: BRITISH MILITARY MOTORCYCLING 1899-1919
BRITISH CAFE RACERS
BRITISH MOTORCYCLES SINCE 1900
BRITISH MOTORCYCLE DIRECTORY: 1,100 MARQUES FROM 1888
A-Z GUIDE TO BRITISH MOTORCYCLES FROM 1930s to 1970s
CLASSIC BRITISH RACING MOTORCYCLES
CLASSIC BRITISH MOTORCYCLES: ROAD BIKES 1950s-1970s
BRITISH FORCES MOTORCYCLES 1925-1945
HISTORY OF BRITISH BIKES
FLOYD CLYMER’S CATALOG OF BRITISH MOTORCYCLES
BRITISH CARS & MOTORCYCLES
BRITISH MOTORCYCLES FROM THE 1930s, 1940s & 1950s
MOTORCYCLE MUSEUM TOUR, BRITAIN
GREAT BRITISH MOTORCYCLES OF THE 1950s
GREAT BRITISH MOTORCYCLES
AN ANTHOLOGY OF EARLY BRITISH MOTORCYCLE TRAVEL LITERATURE
BRITISH MOTORCYCLES OF THE 1930s
BEST OF BRITISH BIKES
BRITISH SUPERBIKES: THE FIRST 10 YEARS
GREAT BRITISH MOTOR CYCLES OF THE FIFTIES
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