|August 14, 2022
Huntington Beach, Calif. -
The heat was turned up today in HB. It was a hot August afternoon, and
that probably kept our numbers down a bit. We still had a great meet
with 55 bikes. Two first timers placed in our Bike of the Month
contest including our first ever electric powered motorcycle.
BAM: Breakdown and Legal Assistance for Motorcyclists
Kitty, a So Cal Marketing Representative for Russ Brown Motorcycle
Attorneys spent her Sunday afternoon with us promoting their BAM program.
Learn more about it at: www.RussBrown.com
Bike of the Month - Doug Rickertsen
Doug Rickertsen of Huntington Beach with his 1975 Honda MR50
Congratulations to Doug Rickertsen of Huntington Beach for winning Bike of the Month
with his 1975 Honda MR50.
Doug won the Bike of the Month plaque provided by Russ Brown Motorcycle Attorneys. www.RussBrown.com.
Doug has won Bike of the Month once before in April 2021
Bike of the Month April 2021 1971 Honda SL125
Read all about Doug's
1975 Honda MR50 on our Bike of the Month page.
Second Place - Steve Krasch
Steve Krasch of Upland took Second place with his 1975 Honda 400 Super Sport.
This was Steve's first time at our meet with a bike that he's owned since new. He bought
it from Hacienda Heights Honda in 1976. I thought it had been restored, but it's a 100% original survivor.
It was stored covered for 35 years in his garage, while he had the engine torn down. With some extra time
on his hands during Covid, he managed to get it all back together.
Third Place - David Banducci
David Banducci of Laguna Beach won Third place with his 1980 BMW R65 Electric.
Definitely a first at Vintage Bike OC, an Electric powered bike was
part of the contest.
David thought that he may be shunned, and I wasn't sure how it would go, but as always it's up
to the people to decide. I guess they sort of liked it. The engineering and fabrication were
amazing. His use of the valve covers to disguise the battery box gave new meaning the nickname
The motor is a 34 kilo watt (45 hp) with torque from the start. It took him a year and a half the finish the build.
Here is more info on his build: www.evalbum.com/5531
This is David's second electrified bike. His first was a 1952 Francis Barnett Falcon that was a
basket case missing the engine.
Thanks to everyone for showing up and making this another great event.
A special thanks to John Zindler for helping out with
I'll see you at next month's meet, September 11, 2022.
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