April 14, 2024
April Vintage Bike OC Meet
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Huntington Beach, Calif. - We had the possibility of some inclement weather possibilities today, but it turned out to be a nice afternoon. The rain didn't come until 5:00. Many people stayed home, at the start we only had three vintage motorcycles, but by the end 31 people showed up for a great meet.

BAM: Breakdown and Legal Assistance for Motorcyclists
Venessa and Julia, So Cal Marketing Representatives for Russ Brown Motorcycle Attorneys spent their Sunday afternoon with us promoting their BAM program. Learn more about it at:

We had very tight competition for Bike of the Month and a tie for Second place.

Bike of the Month - Angelo Taferella
Angelo Taferella of Huntington Beach with his 1972 Rickman Yamaha IT 200
Angelo Taferella of Huntington Beach with his 1972 Rickman Yamaha IT 200

Congratulations to Angelo Taferella of Huntington Beach for winning Bike of the Month with his 1972 Rickman Yamaha IT 200.

Angelo won the Bike of the Month plaque provided by Russ Brown Motorcycle Attorneys.

Angelo squeaked by by just a hair to win today. He always brings something cool to show off.

He has won Bike of the Month twice in the past
February 2024 with his 1984 Yamaha RZ485
October 2009 with his 1935 Triumph T80

Read all about Angelo's 1972 Rickman on our Bike of the Month page.

Second Place Tie - Casey Moir
Casey Moir of Costa Mesa with his 1970 Indian Bandito
Casey Moir of Costa Mesa with his 1970 Indian Bandito.

Congratulations to Casey Moir, he tied for second place. Casey has only owned the Indian Bandito for three weeks. He traveled to Las Vegas to purchase it from the wife of the man who custom fabricated most of the parts 54 years ago.

Casey just won Bike of the Month last month March 2024 with his 1970 Honda US90 Trike

Second Place Tie - Jeff Kline
Jeff Kline of Huntington Beach with his 1966 BMW R50
Jeff Kline of Huntington Beach with his 1966 BMW R50.

Congratulations to Jeff for tying for Second Place. I'd thought I had never seen a brown BMW before, but Jeff reminded me that he attended our meets at Massimo's Pizza before 2009.

Jeff has owned the R50 since 1989. The paint was done by the prior owner and is not a factory BMW color. It looks very good for 40 year old paint.

Hopefully Jeff won't wait another 15 years to come back.

Honorable Mention - Jinx
Julia with Jinx and his Yamaha 500
Julia with Jinx and his Yamaha 500.

Most likely Jinx needs no introduction, he's been around the meet for a long time. Today, because of the weather he showed up early on a modern Triumph. When he was sure we were meeting, he raced home to bring a vintage bike.

On the way back to the meet, he blew the engine on his Yamaha 500. He told me that he deserved some special recognition for blowing his engine coming to the meet, So here it is.

I hope he gets his bike running soon so he can bring it back.

Thanks to everyone for showing up and making this another great event. A special thanks to John Zindler for helping out with the voting.

I'll see you at next month's meet, May 12, 2024.

Keep On Ridin',
Joe Kagerer

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