VINTAGE BIKE OC NEWS


February 14, 2016
February Vintage Bike OC Meet
Mike Parti
Mike Parti AMA Hall of Fame in AMA photo

Huntington Beach, Calif. - Happy Valentine's Day! What a great day to spend in Huntington Beach with the love of your life. Some of us even brought our wives or girlfriends. We had a perfect February afternoon, and 91 people came out to enjoy the show.

Mike Parti - AMA Hall of Fame
I was notified today that AMA Hall of Famer Mike Parti passed away yesterday from pnuemonia. According to the AMA, "Mike Parti was a leading sidecar racer of the 1960s and later became one of the foremost restorers of antique motorcycles in America."
Read all about Mike on the AMA website:
Mike Parti AMA Hall of Fame

Vintage Bike OC mentioned on Jafrum.com
Freelance journalist Rachael Maltbie contacted me recently for my opinion on the popularity of vintage motorcycles. She wrote a great article for Jafrum Motorcycle Accesories web site and included some of my opinions. It's always cool to get mentioned on other sites and in print. Retro Viral: Bikers Then, Bikers Now

Bike of the Month
We had a lot of great bikes today and the battle for Bike of the Month was very close for the top two spots. More than half of the votes went to these two bikes.

First Place
Andy Boone of Laguna Beach won Bike of the Month with his 1980 Harley Davidson XR750. Andy won a Mr. Pete's Grill gift certificate. This is a great story. Andy has owned this bike since it was brand new. The last final year of production for complete racing XR750's from the Motor Company. Andy raced it for a few years in Oklahoma and Texas and then had it converted for street use. No electric or kick start, this beast must be bump started. Read all about the XR750 on our Bike of the Month page.

Second Place
Roland Ortiz of Laguna Niguel was close behind Andy with his 1968 Bultaco 250 Metrella. Roland placed second back in December with this bike. I'm sure he'll take first place soon if he brings it back.

Third Place
James Miller of Huntington Beach took Third with his 1950 Triumph 650 Thunderbird. James hasn't owned this bike for very long, it's a great example of a Thunderbird.

Thanks to everyone for showing up and making this another great event and a special thanks to my team, Tom & Debbie Hopkins and Hobo John. I'll see you next month on March 13, 2016.

Keep On Ridin',
Joe Kagerer

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