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I have a 1974 BMW R90/6
I am converting to a cafe racer style and bought a subframe for it and now I need to change the seat.
Does anyone know where I can get a custom seat made?
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Carey Oostra (email@example.com
Santa Ana, California United States - Sunday, May 16, 2021 10:34:28 am (PDT)
Sent Monday, Feb. 8, '2021
Bikers4Fun.com would like to extend our open invitation to you and all of your riders to our Saturday morning rides. We ride every Saturday. I'm Johnny B Good cell: 310-409-8606
Johnny B Good (firstname.lastname@example.org
South Bay Los Angeles, CA USA - Monday, February 8, 2021 10:37:31 am (PST)
I now own a W650 and need a good Kawasaki shop in or around HB. Who do you use?
Dave Zamiska (email@example.com
HB, CA USA - Thursday, July 23, 2020 10:52:37 am (PDT)
Nice little show,but 70s triumph snotbox over 80s cavalcade beauty,huh!seen some rare bikes though,enjoyed ourselves thanks
Buena park, Ca USA - Monday, January 13, 2020 08:16:24 am (PST)
All, I need some advice and looking for some help. I have a 1983 Kawasaki GPz 750 and am looking for a mechanic for some light repair work (carb clean and whatnot). I live in Mission Viejo, so someone in South OC would be preferred. My usual mechanic won't work on a bike this old any longer. Any help is greatly appreciated. Conversely, if anyone is interested in purchasing, I can send pics (its in very good condition) and we can talk price. I can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks and long live the old bikes!!
Barry Draskovich (email@example.com
USA - Sunday, July 7, 2019 01:33:44 pm (PDT)
Thank you so much Joe, from our family for the coverage
and support you gave during this tough time in losing
our dad, Bob Nichols. RACE IN PEACE DAD.
Best to everyone at Vintage Bike OC, Belinda
Belinda 'Bob Nichols daughter' (firstname.lastname@example.org
USA - Monday, November 19, 2018 02:03:56 pm (PST)
Having the event at the same time as MotoGP may preclude a few of us attending!
james tucker (email@example.com
Claremont, CA USA - Sunday, June 11, 2017 09:44:38 pm (PDT)
Unfortunately James, it's out of our hands when people plan their little events on the second Sunday. Next time maybe they'll learn. - Joe
Hi again, Last weekend many people stopped by the Friends of the Library motorcycle/automobile themed vendor booth at the prestigious annual Concourse de Elegance event. Although many books, magazines and manuals were sold many are still available for purchase. If you are interested in knowing more about what is still available for purchase and finding out where to find these "gems" you can email Becky from the Friends of the Library in Huntington Beach at firstname.lastname@example.org. She is very familiar and knowledgeable about this vehicular collection. You won't be disappointed as there are so many wonderful items still to choose from.
Annette Watson (email@example.com
Costa Mesa , CA USA - Saturday, June 10, 2017 07:27:59 pm (PDT)
Thanks Annette, I've corrected Becky's email address above. - Joe
Hi everyone..great news..all the materials mentioned in the previous 2 comments will also be available tomorrow too june 4th at the Friends of this library booth at the concourse de elegance at the huntington beach central park and library..see you there...
Annette Watson (firstname.lastname@example.org
Costa Mesa, CA USA - Saturday, June 3, 2017 10:27:58 am (PDT)
Regarding my previous message I just wanted to add that the Huntington Beach Concourse takes place this Saturday and Sunday, June 3/4 at Huntington Beach Central Park/Library area.
USA - Tuesday, May 30, 2017 05:05:19 pm (PDT)
Hi, I saw that the Concourse Event at Huntington Beach Central Park and Library is on your list of upcoming events.
I wanted to let you know that I have donated hundreds if not a thousand vintage motorcycle books, manuals and magazines to the Friends of the Library vendor booth that will be there on Saturday, the day of the motorcycles and hot rods. These are going to be sold at unbelievably reasonable prices I understand and they contain a wealth of information on all the basic motorcycle brands mentioned on your home page…I know restorers would want to have that valuable information. I am interested in getting these materials into the right hands. So please spread the word about their availability on Saturday. There are also many many car books, manuals, and magazines too available for car restoration enthusiasts.
My husband, Douglas (Doug) Watson collected all of these items over a long period of time, filling in gaps whenever he could. Many of these publications are probably now out of print. He was a car and motorcycle restorer insisting on finding authentic original parts and knowing what was needed to put together premium vehicles. He loved his hobby turned job! He himself was like a walking encyclopedia on these subjects of cars and motorcycles.
I don’t know what the Friends of the Library will do with the excess after the sale time is over but I want to be ready to make some suggestions. Perhaps you can help guide me to disseminated them. After the sale is over and if the library doesn’t want to keep them I would be willing to donate them to others who have a passion for restorations. Thank you for any help in this matter. Annette Watson, email@example.com; 714.654.4212.
Annette Watson (firstname.lastname@example.org
Costa Mesa, CA USA - Tuesday, May 30, 2017 05:00:33 pm (PDT)
Good event...great fun seeing John from Triumph Classic Motorcycles ride in on that Triumph!
Mission Viejo, CA USA - Monday, May 15, 2017 07:36:31 am (PDT)
Just drove by Mr. Pete's today and noticed a "Coming soon, Casteneda Mexican food" banner hanging in front. So I guess it's not coming down any time soon!
Huntington Beach, CA USA - Wednesday, April 12, 2017 12:33:33 am (PDT)
Thanks Bill, I'll Check that out! It would be great if we don't need to move. - Joe
how about something south county for us SD folks to attend
escondido, CA USA - Wednesday, April 5, 2017 09:33:13 pm (PDT)
Sorry Mike, I'm trying to stay up in the HB area, that's where we've always been and it's close to home for me. - Joe
Joe, congratulation on the 100th rally. Because of you, myself and many others have brought back to life some old bike just to bring to the second Sunday show. There's someone right now working in his or her garage thinking about bringing their bike to the show. Winning is secondary.
Larry Horn (email@example.com
Huntington Beach, CA USA - Monday, January 11, 2016 07:18:32 am (PST)
Thank you Larry, It's people like yourself who make this effort worth while. I've met so many great people in the past 9 years, I can't imagine not having this event. - Joe
Just joined vintage bike oc do you guys have a page that riders can plan a ride on the weekend ?????? I would like to ride on the weekends with with some other vintage Enthusiasts
Al Dostal (firstname.lastname@example.org
Aliso Viejo, ca USA - Sunday, August 2, 2015 07:06:34 pm (PDT)
We don't have a formal way of planning rides, however we will post rides on our events page when they happen. - Joe
Big Jim. The Two Stroke Extravaganza up at Hansen Dam was worth a few extra miles. I rode my H1 up and was not disappointed. Cooks, Hansen, wherever, it's a good time. :)
Mike Theile (email@example.com
Huntington Beach, California USA - Thursday, June 18, 2015 05:26:44 pm (PDT)
I had agreat time at the Extravaganza at Hanson Dam today. Good people and a good collection of bikes. The smoke out and short ride were fun. Sure got the LEOs out quick.
Laguna Niguel, Ca USA - Sunday, May 3, 2015 08:37:35 pm (PDT)
2 Stroke Event Move WHY ?????? It will no longer be the biggest! I talked to the people at Cooks they had no problem we were welcome back. I know at least 4 owners that will not be going. And I am pissed also I have a R1 and a H2 that I just bought I was bring. I'm not wishing you bad luck you did that. See you next year back at Cooks Big Jim
Whittier, USA - Tuesday, April 28, 2015 07:40:15 pm (PDT)
Hey guys-I haven't got around to sending photo's as promised of my 1971 Honda CT70 Ruby Red automatic with approx 250 original unrestored miles on it. I did post a video though on youtube.com under the listing 1971 honda ct70 or you can contact me by cell 309-351-0206. $3000 plus shipping.
Shawn Mason (firstname.lastname@example.org
Galesburg, Il USA - Tuesday, April 14, 2015 03:54:58 pm (PDT)
Hey Tim (with the silver 65 Honda 305 scrambler), we spoke last Sunday. Contact me when you are ready to sell your bike. I think I've "gotta have one".
Huntington Beach, ca USA - Monday, April 13, 2015 12:17:17 pm (PDT)
Hey, Joe, can you tell me who takes the photos in the photo section of VintageBikeOC.com? I'd like to ask them if they have any more photos of that green BMW caf� racer in photo #ASDC 1875, March 2015. Thanks!
Steve Barker (email@example.com
San Juan Capistrano, CA USA - Sunday, March 29, 2015 11:33:35 am (PDT)
Just wanted to point out that in the Feb 2015 bike of the month article, it should say "the engine was _siezed_..." not "ceased" as it does now. I know, I know: spelling flames are so passe'.. ;)
The Spelling Nazi
NB, CA USA - Monday, March 9, 2015 08:01:01 pm (PDT)
Thanks, I was just testing you guys to see if anyone read this stuff... actually it begs the question that I'd ask my mom 40 years ago "if I don't know how to spell it, how do I look it up in the dictionary?" Really I meant that the engine was siezed and it ceased to run. - Joe
I'm the motorcycle class manager for The Huntington Beach Concours. It's in it's 30th year (hard to believe). Any winner of the Vintage Bike OC monthly meet gets a free entry ($15 otherwise) to the HB Concours. It's also a judged competition (usually by Tom White among others). So, from now on this year until June - winners get in free.
Michael Moon (firstname.lastname@example.org
Costa Mesa, Ca USA - Tuesday, February 17, 2015 08:36:47 pm (PST)
Thanks Mike, The Huntington Beach Concours is always a great show. - Joe
Hope to bring my lads and lasses out from the 59 club some time.
Steve Carpenter (email@example.com
La mirada, ca USA - Saturday, February 14, 2015 09:56:10 am (PST)
Hi Everyone, thanks for all your input and suggestions. I have gotten close to 30 suggestions for a new location. One looks very promising, It's in Huntington Beach and the owner is the former owner of Bravo Burgers. Their parking lot is a bit small, but were talking to the restaurant next door that could accommodate all the overflow. I will send an email to everyone when we've locked it down. Please feel free to keep suggesting places.
Joe Kagerer (firstname.lastname@example.org
Costa Mesa, CA USA - Thursday, January 1, 2015 05:56:01 pm (PST)
Well BIG Jim the last time I looked San Clemente was in Orange County. Granted a bit farther to drive, but better than not having a place to meet and the owner was very gracious in offering his establishment.
P.S. The food is about the same.
bruce fickling (email@example.com
san clemente, ca USA - Thursday, January 1, 2015 05:35:20 pm (PST)
Bruce, Do you know what the meaning of OC is??? Joe I say we stay till they throw us out, the food was not that great.
Big Jim, Whittier
USA - Monday, December 29, 2014 07:50:29 pm (PST)
Joe I spoke with the owner of Tommys restaurant in San Clemente about holding the event and he said he would love to host it.He has two parking lots and would set one aside exclusively for the meet. His name is Edward phone # 949-498-7625
Bruce fickling (firstname.lastname@example.org
San Clemente, Ca. USA - Tuesday, December 23, 2014 04:20:01 pm (PST)
I'd like to suggest John's Philly Grille as a new meeting spot.
John's Philly Grille
20379 Beach Boulevard, Huntington Beach, CA
(714) 969-8755 � phillygrille.com
cheesesteak sandwiches � steak sandwiches � hoagies �
Christopher Nissen (email@example.com
Huntington Beach, ca USA - Monday, December 15, 2014 09:38:55 am (PST)
Consider Myron's Mopeds in Fullerton on Commonwealth and Brookhurst. Shawn is a cool cat who loves all MC related stuff. You would get some cross over interest from the Moped crowd.
USA - Monday, December 15, 2014 05:22:01 am (PST)
How about Papa Zs east on Garfield just past Magnolia on the north side.
Dave Zamiska (firstname.lastname@example.org
USA - Thursday, December 11, 2014 10:26:16 am (PST)
Hey Joe not listed in events 7-13 HB meet we are meeting right
Whittier, USA - Sunday, July 6, 2014 03:34:40 am (PDT)
Thanks for bringing that to my attention, we are Meeting July 13, 2014, there was a glitch in my Events section - Joe
I'm looking to join a 2 stroke M/C club. S.Ca.area if you know of any please let me know. Thanks Jim
Big Jim (GS1100ES@juno.com
Whittier, Ca USA - Saturday, May 31, 2014 10:59:17 pm (PDT)
I believe your May 2014 event winner was missing the "autolube" decals on the side cover,
Bruce Enderle (Yamaha, Retired)
Bruce Enderle (email@example.com
USA - Sunday, May 11, 2014 10:13:05 pm (PDT)
Thanks for your comment Bruce, That wasn't the piece that Ray pointed out to me. I'm sure you're correct. My statement was more about how correct I thought the bike was. - Joe
This months winner, the 1948 Norvin is just plain sick. Staring at that piece of art wanted me to go home and throw rocks at my 70 Norton Fastback. Great work.
Doug Farrell (firstname.lastname@example.org
Torrance, CA USA - Monday, April 14, 2014 04:01:46 pm (PDT)
Some Thing for Comment Please. Today 2-9 There were a lot of bikes to vote for. Problem there was a lot of past winners mixed in. As you know the bike can only win once. There should be a "Display Only Area" for past bike winners. I think would help by not mixing the two bikes. You could then judge non winners side by side and give past winners the glory they deserve. Some comment please Thanks Big Jim
Whittier, USA - Sunday, February 9, 2014 09:01:42 pm (PST)
Good Suggestion Jim,
Unfortunately with the number of bikes that all come in at 2:00 it get's very hard to coordinate the different areas. Many new people don't understand
the setup and park their vintage bikes in the main lot. The mix-up on Sunday was totally my fault, I usually consult my list of previous winners.
Hopefully that won't happen again. - Joe
If you didn't make it to the big two stroke show at Cook's you missed a great time. The bikes were clean and looked killer. The noon smoke out was wild all the different brands of oil smoke in the air and the sound was outstanding. As a Yamaha R5B owner I was in heaven. Thanks to all behind the show. Jim
Whittier, USA - Sunday, September 29, 2013 12:20:36 am (PDT)
September 28th 2013 Cooks Corner 16th annual 2 Stroke Extravaganza (including the famous "smoke out") will take place be there!
2 stroke hooligan
USA - Monday, September 9, 2013 09:04:35 am (PDT)
It's to bad that there will be no 2 cycle Smoke Out this year. It will be missed by many.
Just Announced: September 28th 2013 Cooks Corner 16th annual 2 Stroke Extravaganza - Joe
USA - Thursday, September 5, 2013 05:48:30 pm (PDT)
I will host Coast Hwy Ride to Rancho Palos Verdes ride this sunday from 8:30 - 3:30pm
Here our web sit check out: http://www.meetup.com/www-socalpirateriders-com/
USA - Friday, June 7, 2013 09:14:52 am (PDT)
I am looking for a BSA motorcylce for possible use in a TV commerical. Thank
Garden Groce, CA USA - Sunday, April 21, 2013 09:15:44 pm (PDT)
Thanks Joe. It's the best (and maybe only) place to see old iron in our county. Keep doing the good work.
mike moon (email@example.com
costa mesa, ca USA - Tuesday, April 16, 2013 07:32:56 am (PDT)
Thanks for all your efforts putting on meet and the website. I along with everyone else appreciate it.
Jeff Barnes (firstname.lastname@example.org
Hntington Beach, CA USA - Monday, April 15, 2013 08:40:43 am (PDT)
Thanks Joe for being such a great canvas in which we can paint pictures on for all to see!!
Larry Horn (email@example.com
HB, CA USA - Monday, March 11, 2013 09:12:40 am (PDT)
Nice to see Greg's Vincent win in December 2012.
He rode his bike that morning from Huntington Beach to San Pedro for the Cindy Rutherford memorial and then back to HB for the Vintagebike OC meet. This Vincent is no Trailer Queen.
HB, USA - Monday, December 10, 2012 06:29:12 pm (PST)
Joe, Sorry we couldn't make it to the meet this month, see you next meet!
huntington beach, USA - Monday, December 10, 2012 08:26:06 am (PST)
Joe, thanks for all your efforts to keep this Vintage Bike meet happening. Thanks to all the people that help you also.
OC, USA - Monday, December 10, 2012 06:08:58 am (PST)
Yes, a fine gathering on a perfect day. Lots of nice bikes I hadn't seen before. And who could guess my little orange Whizzer would get respect among real motorcycles. Thanks to all who voted for it and everyone who attended. It just gets better each month. See you next time with something different. Dale Samford.
Dale Samford (firstname.lastname@example.org
Midway City, Ca. USA - Wednesday, October 17, 2012 04:43:05 pm (PDT)
Another great day in Huntington Beach Joe! This event couldn't be here without you.....A BIG THANKS FOR ALL YOU DO. 105 bikes and growing every month. More fun than lawfully possible.
huntington beach, ca USA - Monday, October 15, 2012 09:52:12 am (PDT)
My '83 KZ750 bobber is almost off the ground. I can't wait to join the ranks! I'm very much looking forward to meeting you all. I've been dreaming about it for a long time now!
Huntington Beach, USA - Thursday, September 27, 2012 05:05:28 pm (PDT)
Having to work every sunday is a bummer. I have a 1971 cl350 thats been sitting in the garage for 3 months now that has been itching to join and play in HB. Unfortunately I have to sell it to buy my girl a ring. But fear not, i will restore a new(or old) soon after I'm done with school. Thanks for taking tons of pictures. It makes me feel like i was there.
Ladera Ranch, CA USA - Sunday, August 12, 2012 10:32:57 pm (PDT)
I hope the two stroke smoke out happens
whittier, USA - Wednesday, July 18, 2012 12:01:00 pm (PDT)
Thanks Joe!! Great June meet and great pictures too!
I and I am sure many others appreciate all of your hard work that makes these events enjoyable. Take care and see you next month!
Anaheim, USA - Wednesday, June 13, 2012 07:44:02 am (PDT)
Great fun at HB Vintage bike show,
Just a comment on event structure: Some of us attending the show would like to see two (2) categories, VINTAGE:UP TO 1969......and CLASSIC:1970 and newer. It's not fair that a bike 45-70 years old should have to compete with NEW or bikes 5 years old. It's much harder to restore a truly vintage bike that a 2 or even 15 year old bike. To say nothing of the money that it takes to restore a really old bike. It only takes a checkbook to buy a near new bike, but a long time and much sweat and blood to bring-back a 60's or older bike.
(won 2nd place @ Mar 2012 to a nearly new modern YAMAHA)
David Kelleway (email@example.com
USA - Tuesday, June 5, 2012 03:34:22 pm (PDT)
Sorry David, this is an all volunteer group. We don't have the resources for multiple classes. The bike that won in March 2012 was a 1976 Kawasaki KH100 B7 fully original 36 years old. Our rules are 30 years or older.
Bring your Bonneville back, I'm sure you'll have a great chance of winning first place! Thanks for your comments, It's appreciated. - Joe
I'm looking for a reliable mechanic in south OC to wrench on my '68 BSA. Any recommendations would be appreciated.
Capistrano Beach, CA USA - Sunday, June 3, 2012 09:42:20 am (PDT)
I want to thank Joe for all the hard work he does for Vintage Bike OC. What would we all do if he wasn't here for us on the second Sunday of every month? Have a Happy Easter, and see you all in May.
USA - Thursday, April 5, 2012 06:30:34 am (PDT)
Thanks Debbie, I couldn't do it without yours and Toms help along with Brian Tinkler shooting awesome photos. - Joe
With DAYLIGHT SAVINGS once again here, so is Orange County Vintage Bike Night! Please see flyer in the Events Section thanks to Joe and all of his "helpers".
Mark D'Ambrosio (firstname.lastname@example.org
Orange, a USA - Tuesday, March 13, 2012 05:12:44 pm (PDT)
I am a friend of Brian Pearson and would like to make contact with him. Please forward my e-mail address with a request that he contact me.
John Lowe (email@example.com
Portland, Or USA - Monday, February 20, 2012 12:02:51 pm (PST)
Anbody know how to get a hold of Kevin Blaty ? or would be able to forward him my e-mail. I want to talk to him about his KLX he was racing at Elsinore. I got one as well I am racing and had a few questions.
Jeff Shaffer (firstname.lastname@example.org
Anaheim , CA USA - Tuesday, February 7, 2012 08:05:08 pm (PST)
Thanks Joe for another great vintage bike meet. You make it happen, thanks again.
Larry Horn (email@example.com
Huntington Beach, CA USA - Sunday, December 11, 2011 09:51:16 pm (PST)
Thanks Larry, It was a great meet today! - Joe
Guys, found some great handmade vintage motorcycle boots from Gasolina. Please check them out! (I'm not affiliated with them at all) Hopefully, I will sporting some when I ride in at the next event.
Santa Ana, CA USA - Sunday, December 4, 2011 08:21:58 pm (PST)
Joe, Just wanted to say thanks for all your hard work. You make a really nice event for a lot of folks to enjoy. I hope they all appreciate it as much as we do. Nice web site too. See you hopefully next month! BTW, it was quite an honor to be voted bike of he month for Oct.
Glenn Thompson (firstname.lastname@example.org
Anaheim, CA USA - Friday, November 18, 2011 10:30:11 pm (PST)
Hello, I'm Bruce, new to the site. I'm trying to get in touch With Eric Biley. I just bought a RE Ensign 150 parts bike and want to restore it. Eric, please contact, my email addess is email@example.com. Congratulations on Bike of the Month.
Bruce Frye (firstname.lastname@example.org
LA, CA USA - Tuesday, October 11, 2011 09:36:36 pm (PDT)
Joe, Sorry we had to miss the October Meet- we were in rain country (Oregon). It sounds like ANOTHER terrific Sunday for Vintage Motorcycles.....See you next month!
Huntington Beach, Ca USA - Tuesday, October 11, 2011 06:47:45 am (PDT)
I don't own a motorcycle, but I know a great guy who owns 3...does that count?? Anyway, I'm told that I should come to Beach Burger to check out some very cool bikes! (Joe: what do you think?!! - will I fit in?!)
Marie Mancini (Marie_Mancini58@yahoo.com
Irvine, CA USA - Sunday, October 2, 2011 09:06:08 pm (PDT)
What a fun and interesting website! Makes me want to take up motorcycle riding!! Joe, thanks for suggesting that I check out the site - it's great! "Kudos" to the "web-meister"!!
Marie Mancini (Marie_Mancini58@yahoo.com
Irvine, CA USA - Thursday, September 22, 2011 04:07:59 pm (PDT)
I will be attending on my fatty-O rat rod... Looking forward to the meet again!
Jack hamilton (Jack@hamiltondc.com
Santa ana, Ca USA - Sunday, August 14, 2011 11:21:14 am (PDT)
I just bought a 71 Honda CB 450 that needs work on the electrical. Any suggestions on where to go.
John Cattich (email@example.com
Costa Mesa, CA USA - Thursday, July 28, 2011 03:18:54 pm (PDT)
Thanks for posting same day photos (very good ones at that), I am sorry I missed it today, trying to finish my '79 CBX for all to enjoy!
Bruce Enderle (firstname.lastname@example.org
Huntington Beach, CA USA - Sunday, July 10, 2011 11:05:49 pm (PDT)
I'll be attending for the first time on my 1958 BMW R26...
Thanks for the daytime event, saving my 6volt system ;).
Jack Hamilton (email@example.com
Santa Ana, CA USA - Wednesday, July 6, 2011 03:44:32 pm (PDT)
Nice website and GREAT selection of photos! Too funny, I love near Beach & Atlanta...drive by Beach Burger all the time but never stop, Your next event is a week from tomorrow so I'll pull the H2 750 out and ride it by and meet up with some of you guys...this is great as I need an excuse to ride it anyways.
Chris Barton (firstname.lastname@example.org
Huntington Beach, CA USA - Saturday, July 2, 2011 10:27:05 pm (PDT)
Just a note to say that Bill Kerylow, (Best bike November 2008) passed away this week of an illness.
Sad day for all of us in the vintage motorcycle community.
Bill was a great guy and a fine friend. I met him 10 years ago through our common interest in vintage Moto Guzzis. We often rode our bikes together in the hills above LA, most notably to the Rock Store and a few times to Cooks Corners.
Bill, you will be greatly missed.
Huntington Beach, USA - Tuesday, May 24, 2011 07:54:50 pm (PDT)
I'm very sorry to hear about Bill's passing, he will be missed. - Joe
Our article about him is here: November 2008 - Bill Kerylow
cant wait till sunday dont forget to come to Scotties on Thursday night in Orange info is on Joe's Events page. Thanks Joe and see you on Sunday!
Orange, ca USA - Thursday, May 5, 2011 12:15:00 am (PDT)
I do like the taped off area for vintage bikes so they are grouped together. However, the size of the
event coupled with the parking restrictions makes it hard now for those to find parking for their more current bikes.
It seems as though this may be part of the reason why attendance dropped from 150 bikes in March to 105 in April even thought
the weather was near perfect in April.
That being said; here is my idea: move the venue to the new Triumph/Ducati dealership
parking lot at 1601 Newport Blvd www.ducatinewportbeach.com I was there yesterday (Sunday) and could not help but notice the huge size
of their lot with plenty of room for the a vintage bike corral and parking for all other bikes. Then an image came to mind of enthusiasts wandering about the showroom of this extremely well laid out facility dedicated specifically to motorcycles...enjoying the new Triumph and Ducati models on display and all the accessories. They even have a big screen HD flat screen TV and were airing the Grand Prix while I was there. Their location at 16th Street at Newport Beach Blvd is about 10 minutes from Beach Burgers and has easy access from any direction inbound. I could even envision a food truck and/or portable coffee kiosk set up for the monthly event. I mentioned my idea to Chris there at the dealership and he provided me the owner's email which is email@example.com Perhaps Joe or someone might want to make contact with Mike and explore the idea. Based on what I've seen of the attendess to the events at Beach Burgers, it's clear Ducati Triumph will benefit in sales of motorcycles, accessories and service appointents from this well-heeled group of riders.
D. Franklin Welch
Mission Viejo, CA USA - Monday, April 18, 2011 12:48:37 pm (PDT)
Dana, Thanks for your comment and suggestion. I think attendance dropped because we stopped advertising on Craig's list. You're right, we don't have enough space at Beach Burgers to support 150 bikes.
Our event has grown from a low of 6 bikes to what it is today. I'm happy with 30 Vintage Bikes vs 300 new bikes.
Beach Burgers is a great host. Our last host kicked us out when we grew to 50 bikes.
I'm not planning on moving from Beach Burgers any time soon. - Joe
Okay, I'm not bringing any display bikes. Even though my lovely little Italian bike WILL run, I've chosen not to ride it because I have other bikes to ride that run better, stop better, and are MUCH easier to find parts for. How many of the bikes that were at last week's meet came in on trailers or in trucks? The bike that won April 'bike of the month', was it ridden in on the street? I can keep bikes running with the best of them, have been restoring and selling to collectors for 25 years. If the membership has no interest in seeing non-running bikes, stay out of any motorcycle museum you care to name!
USA - Thursday, April 14, 2011 08:22:13 am (PDT)
We want to see any bike, running or not. Some aren't street legal so they have to be trailered. We can exclude them from the contest, but it's also a popular vote. The people voted for their favorite bike. Please bring whatever you want - Joe
Come on guys; allowing non-running bikes to compete defeats the purpose. Cosmetics are one thing-- keeping an old beauty running is the real craft. Otherwise, why bother?
Vintage bike owner
So Cal, USA - Wednesday, April 13, 2011 01:32:02 pm (PDT)
Thanks for your comment. You're not alone. I was debating about putting a number on that bike because it's a non-runner. I let the voters decide, but it may become a new rule. Running bikes only. - Joe
We had a great meet today 102 bikes. Unfortunately my power is out and not expected back on until 8:30AM Monday. I won't be able to process photos or update the site for a couple of days...
Joe Kagerer (firstname.lastname@example.org
Garden Grove, CA USA - Sunday, April 10, 2011 09:00:29 pm (PDT)
I've brought both of my running bikes to the meet (1979 R100RT, 1982 Ascot FT500), but would like to bring a non-running bike for folks to look at. It's a 1966 Italian bike my son and I built as a display bike. However, if you think a non-running display bike would cause an issue, please let me know.
Ryan Moses (email@example.com
Tustin, CA USA - Wednesday, April 6, 2011 08:34:04 am (PDT)
Ryan, you're welcome to bring any bike to our event. Bring it down and let the voters decide. - Joe
so now we need to define "vintage" and enforce it? what is vintage to you...what you rode when you were younger..? unfortunately, i think vintage is a catch-all, and encompasses a heck of alot of bikes.. we can hope the guys on newer bikes would get the hint..welcome to the show but park over there!!!
laguna hills, USA - Tuesday, March 22, 2011 07:27:50 pm (PDT)
Hi Paul, Vintage for us means 30 years old or older as defined on the About Us page. - Joe
My we have grown since relocating to Beach Burgers from Mossimo's Pizza. If we got 30-35 bikes there it was considered a great turnout. I think I can safely say that the turnouts we've had these past few months have exceeded our wildest expectations! Now that our event has grown in size and popularity, a couple of new issues have presented themselves. First, this is supposed to be a "vintage" motorcycle event. There are too many modern bikes cluttering the very limited space we've been allocated. Secondly, some of the riders of high-performance crotch rockets were heard revving their machines to obnoxious levels, which, I fear, if allowed to continue, will create ill will with the other adjacent merchants and their clients, and therefore jeopardize the continuation of our event.
Let's not let a good thing get away from us...
Bob Middleton (firstname.lastname@example.org
Costa Mesa, CA USA - Monday, March 14, 2011 09:54:42 pm (PDT)
Thanks for your comments Bob, We are a victim of our own success!
Many people have brought up these issues.
In April we are going to attempt to organize the meet a little better by restricting the fire lane to Vintage Bikes Only.
My system for the Bike of the Month contest has become overwhelmed. I'm constantly working on developing a new system that
will make the meet run more smoothly with less effort. Thanks to the help of Debbie, Tom and Tink, we were able to handle the crowd. (sort of)
Anyone reading this, with any suggestions on how the meet could be improved should email me at email@example.com.
Thanks for reading, and participating in the group.
Came to your March meet today. Xlnt..Iknow beach burgers is a public place but maybe a sign that bikes that are not a certain vintage, like the sport bikes and the Victory vision park outside the judging and showing area.my 2 cents
USA - Sunday, March 13, 2011 07:13:03 pm (PDT)
Thanks for your comment Fred, we're looking into how we can do something like this - Joe
We are holding a vintage bike show/swap meet here at our store on April 2, 2011. It is just a little show we put together because several people expressed an interest. There is no charge and we will giving out a few modest prizes. It is just for fun. We have done this several in the past with a pretty nice turn out. If you feel this is of interest to your club would you please post this?
1025 N Mountain Ave
Ontario Calif 91762
909 988 8988
send us an email if you are interested and we will get you more details.
Mountain Motorsports (firstname.lastname@example.org
ontario , ca USA - Monday, March 7, 2011 02:52:07 pm (PST)
Teddy and I came for our first visit to the event today (2/13/11) and what a great time we had. Perfect weather and some incredible exanples of vintage and antique motorcyles made for a fun day and a chance to show off our bikes (Yamaha RD400 & Honda ST90). Many thanks to all who brought their bikes. We'll be "spreading the word" about the event and we'll definitely have some new friends attend the March meet with their vintage bikes.
Eddie Di Ruscio (email@example.com
Newport Beach, CA USA - Sunday, February 13, 2011 05:01:31 pm (PST)
Hey guys this is a great Sunday meet but dont forget to come to one of the oldest running VINTAGE/2stroke bike nights in OC. Every Thursday at Scotties Smokehouse BBQ in Orange 220 E Katella in Orange 6:30- 9:30 or so. Look for my Ad in the motorcycle for sale section on Craigs.. feel free to email me with any questions.
Orange, USA - Friday, February 11, 2011 04:13:10 pm (PST)
i would like to congradulate my friend angelo on his winning bike of the month with his triumph.hey friend,i hope you know who this is.we worked at douglas together years ago.glad to see you are fine my friend.
thibodaux, la. USA - Saturday, December 18, 2010 06:57:31 am (PST)
I found your site from craigslist,I just brang my kz550ltd from colorado,I'm going to ride it to the meet,hoow cool!i really love old motorcycles.see you there Stephen
stephen felde (firstname.lastname@example.org
Costa Mesa, ca USA - Friday, December 10, 2010 09:34:14 pm (PST)
Lov to try and make some of your meetz, i,m from HB still hang 3 to 4 dayz a mounth, i,m a FF in SD but will try wish i could send some picz of my bikez 1975 H-1 500 kaw, 1975 RD 250B yam, 1999 ural with sidecar, in the workz 1970 DS-6 in to a cafe, and more, cool culb see soon.
temecula, ca USA - Sunday, September 12, 2010 06:20:54 pm (PDT)
I learned about this website through a worker at Long Beach Motorsports. I was picking up a battery for my '82 Honda CB125S and ran into a vintage bike lover there who recommended I check this site out. So far I love what I see and enjoy those delicious pictures very much! I hope to get my little CB up and running soon so that I may bring her to one of your little meets...Keep Riding!
Dj Hunny (email@example.com
Long Beach, CA USA - Friday, July 16, 2010 06:31:42 am (PDT)
It will be a great day to get the bikes out and we will be there to help in any way we can. Thanks for all you do - Debbie
hb, ca USA - Wednesday, March 10, 2010 08:23:54 am (PST)
Cool site. Went to the Beach Burger get together Sunday (Feb-14) and met up with a couple of ol friends. Talked for 1.5 hours about the bikes, so for me, that was a success.
Also voted for Mike Jongblood's winning Velo.
Was well treated by the Beach Burger folks also.
Keep it rollin Joe, it will expand.
LeRoy Miller (firstname.lastname@example.org
Surf City, CA USA - Monday, February 15, 2010 09:42:04 am (PST)
just came to check it out. now i'm motivated to get my old bike in running condition to show it off
Bellflower, ca. USA - Sunday, February 14, 2010 11:21:25 pm (PST)
New to the site. I was hoping to get a few recommendations on a local painter in orange county. I have a 1930 Harley VL ready for paint and would like to match original colors. Any references would be greatly appreciated.
Kevin Starkey (email@example.com
USA - Thursday, December 3, 2009 01:29:20 pm (PST)
Hey guys, Sears in Riverside is having a bike/car show Nov.15 from 4 to 8pm. There is a $10 entry fee which goes entirely to the Heroes At Home program. This program benefits the families of vets who are away fighting in the Mideast. There will be bands, vendors, food, raffles and inside the store everything will be between 10-20% off and that includes electronics, Levis, Dickies and clearance items. Plus you'll be able to help out the innocent ones who are truly suffering from the war
Mel Bain (firstname.lastname@example.org
Corona, CA USA - Sunday, October 4, 2009 07:48:49 pm (PDT)
screw those crabby bastards at Massimos anyway.. they were never friendly anytime i ordered their mediocre pizza. beach burgers is really cool - i regularly hit up their wed. night bike night and they're very friendly.
USA - Sunday, September 13, 2009 11:43:22 pm (PDT)
Great Site! - We are a non-profit org here in Huntington Beach, CA! We have Rides in Hollywood and a Party afterwards at the Playboy Mansion - this Halloween October 31, 2009 we are planning another. http://Halloween09.weebly.com - Call me for Tickets and more information! Adele Wynosky 714-840-5200
Adele Wynosky (email@example.com
Huntington Beach, CA USA - Sunday, August 16, 2009 11:09:56 am (PDT)
Hello fellow vintage bike enthusiasts,
As Executive Producer of MotoZania http://www.motozania.com I have covered many events over the past 17 months. My personal favorites are the Vintage Bike OC meets. I have enjoyed everybody who attends company, and really had a great time checking out their bikes. If you are in Southern California on the second Sunday of the month, do yourself a favor and come to this terrific event. If you can't make it in person, but want to show off your vintage bike, add it to the pages on MotoZania. http://www.motozania.com I hope to see you at Vintage Bike OC or your bike photos on MotoZania.
Tim Kuglin (firstname.lastname@example.org
Newport Beach, CA USA - Monday, August 10, 2009 09:41:21 am (PDT)
Hi there, my name is Mike Moon and I�m the motorcycle organizer for the Huntington Beach Concours � a car and bike show in its 24th year. This year the show is on Saturday June 6 and Sunday June 7. The website for the show is www.hbconcours.org. Bring your custom or classic bike to this established event and show it off or perhaps find someone interested in purchasing.
Simply download and print an entry form from the www.hbconcours.org website for the days you want to show (Saturday or Sunday), fill it out, and mail it in with the $15 entry fee.
Saturday June 6 is �hot rod and custom� day at the show and I believe it�d be the best day to show a chromed out chopper, engraved custom, or unique bobber. Sunday June 7 is �concours� day and will have the largest number of exhibitors � so pick a day or show both days. I�d suggest just Sunday for any restored or classic looking machine. Who knows, your bike might win something.
Show starts at 9am (you�d need to be setup by 8am) and ends at 4pm. You don�t have to be onsite for the show � but if your bike is selected for a trophy it�d have to be ridden up to the stage to collect the trophy.
You can email me at email@example.com or call me at 949-274-5260 if you �ve got any questions.
Oh�and all the money raised goes to the childrens wing of the Huntington Beach Central library � so it�s tax deductible.
Entry fee is only $15 a day.
Mike Moon (firstname.lastname@example.org
Costa Mesa, ca USA - Monday, May 11, 2009 01:00:13 pm (PDT)
Nice job on VintageBikeOC.com. Keep up the good work!
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Pioneer enterprise of motorcycle in China
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100000pcs yearly ability.
Daniel Chan (email@example.com
Linhai, Zhejiang China - Wednesday, March 18, 2009 06:35:11 pm (PDT)
Hello! I just loged this website, great bikes!!!
Yuota group - BINQI motorcycle
Daniel Chan (firstname.lastname@example.org
Linhai, Zhejiang China - Wednesday, March 18, 2009 06:30:33 pm (PDT)
Thanks for another great event!
Orange, CA USA - Friday, September 19, 2008 10:26:33 pm (PDT)
Hello, I just found this site and it looks great! I gave away two of my 50's & 60's bikes a few years ago.(Doah) I still have 6-7 sitting around. (not as nice as the ones I gave away) I still have two early 60's Benelli 125's and moped, a 65 Honda 90, a mid 70's Honda Dual Sport, a early 60's Suzuki 50cc street cycle, a early 70's Suzuki 90cc street bike, a 50's JAWA street bike, a few early 80's Honda cycles, a 81 Yamaha XS650, and a bunch of old mopeds. I know none of these are in the league of what most folks in this group ride. So I guess my question is, are any of them good enough to ride to one of your events? I won't be hurt if they don't measure up. Thanks and Take Care...
Anaheim, Ca USA - Thursday, March 20, 2008 03:19:29 pm (PDT)
Today (Sun. 3-9) was the first time I came to the monthly event at Massimo's. I enjoyed it greatly and will definitely come again.
Jay Myers (email@example.com
Newport Beach, CA USA - Sunday, March 9, 2008 10:13:57 pm (PDT)
Kool site. I showed up at the meet once, but there weren't to many people. The people that were there didn't seem to social, could be cuz they didn't know who I was. Maybe I'll try again at another time.
Bobber Bill (firstname.lastname@example.org
monrovia, ca. USA - Wednesday, December 19, 2007 03:54:31 pm (PST)
Nice to see a great site like this. Heard about you from www.KZriders.com, and www.GPz550.com I'll have to make it down there to check this happening out in the future.
San Francisco, CA. USA - Saturday, November 10, 2007 07:04:49 am (PST)
great site, im from the UK now in the U.S, im glad to see people riding the classics and not just showing them off in the garage,i love the rocker era and hope to meet you guy's when ive put my super rocket back to gether.
bakersfield, CA USA - Monday, October 22, 2007 10:08:31 am (PDT)
Thanks for covering the Frazier Park do. I wanted to get up there but back problems prevented that. Nice to see the pictures!
Perry Owen (email@example.com
Silverado, CA USA - Saturday, October 13, 2007 08:39:23 pm (PDT)
Joe great web site and great pics looking forward to oct meet thanks Ed.
Ed Mitzner (firstname.lastname@example.org
westminster, ca USA - Monday, September 10, 2007 03:55:16 pm (PDT)
Hey i found one of your cards at the Franz house and i thought i would check out the website.
Well done, the site looks great!
buena park, ca USA - Tuesday, September 4, 2007 02:29:03 pm (PDT)
Hey nice web site! This looks like a great place to meet other vintage bike owners. I'll start bringing some of my bikes out and come by. Take care, Don
Don Q (email@example.com
Costa Mesa, CA USA - Friday, August 24, 2007 08:18:45 am (PDT)
Nice Job on this new website Joe. I'm looking forward to seeing more people coming out for your events in the future, and I promise to drag out some of my antiques sometime for everyone to see.
If anyone is interested in taking a look at our SoCal Chapter website, check us out at: www.socalamca.org
Marc Gallin (firstname.lastname@example.org
Fountain Valley, CA USA - Tuesday, August 14, 2007 07:01:14 am (PDT)
I'm really glad this site came into being. It was getting a little discouraging showing up for bike night and having such a small turn out. Hopefully with this website, more interested people will attend! I know I will email my buddies with a link to this site. Thanks!
PS-Great Guzzi at the top of the page.
Rodd (eldoroddo) (email@example.com
Lake Forest, CA USA - Monday, August 13, 2007 06:34:07 pm (PDT)
Nice job on VintageBikeOC.com. Keep up the good work! I don't own a vintage bike, but, rather, a Kawasaki Ninja. However, it is fun to reminisce about these older bikes. Fun stuff!
Mission Viejo, CA USA - Thursday, August 9, 2007 09:45:35 am (PDT)
Welcome to the Vintage Bike OC Site & Guestbook. I hope you enjoy the site.
Joe Kagerer (info@VintageBikeOC.com
Garden Grove, Calif. USA - Wednesday, August 8, 2007 10:57:06 pm (PDT)