April 2011 Bike of the Month
Bike of the Month Robert Bryson & Rolando Ortiz with the 1970 Moto Parilla

Make: Parilla
Model: Custom Racing Bike
Country of Origin: Italy
Engine: 250cc Single
Transmission: 4 speed
Owner: Todd Milar
City: Laguna Beach

1970 Moto Parilla

Congratulations to Todd Milar of Laguna Beach for winning Bike of the Month with his 1970 Parilla custom racing bike. Robert Bryson and Rolando Ortiz brought it to our meet along with four other custom bikes. Orlando is the owner of our sponsor, Euro Papi a Laguna Beach motorcycle clothing shop.

The bike was nearly 100% custom fabricated. It was built 15 years ago by Todd Milar and the late Tom Rightmeyer. Todd and Tom built the bike as a show piece to demonstrate their incredible fabrication skills.

Aside from the Ceriani fork, the front brake and the Parilla engine, the rest of the bike was hand made. Including the frame, tank, fenders, and number plates. The phenomenal craftsmanship in these part are truely works of art.

The bike was not built to run, so there was some hesitation on my part whether to allow it in our competition. I decided to put a number on it, and the popular vote confirmed that notion.

Thank you Robert and Rolando for bringing it to our meet.

Tink and I shot many photos in our April Gallery.

The Bike of the Month contest is held monthly at the Vintage Bike OC meet. Qualifying motorcycles must be 30 years old or older. Former Bike of the Month winning bikes are not eligible to win again. Anyone attending the meet is eligible to enter a qualifying bike in the contest and vote for their favorite bike. The winning bike is chosen by a popular vote and is featured on the Home page for one month and in this feature article. The Bike of the Month articles are permanent content on the site.

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1970 Parilla
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1968 BSA Firebird
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1952 Triumph 6T
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1964 Triumph TR6
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1950 Norton Model 18
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1950 Triumph Thunderbird
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1942 Indian 741-B
August 2010
1948 Indian Chief
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1938 Indian 4
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1975 Norton Commando 850
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1963 Honda CL72
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