|September 12, 2021
Huntington Beach, Calif. -
Another perfect Sunday afternoon in So Cal, but where were all the
bikes? Last month we had 50 bikes at the start, today we had 37
at the start and 54 total. But that didn't matter, we had a great
meet with mostly vintage bikes.
BAM: Breakdown and Legal Assistance for Motorcyclists
Angel, 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 - Ernesto Quiroga
Congratulations to Ernesto Quiroga of Long Beach for winning Bike of the Month
with his 1968 Ducati 350 Desmo Mark 3.
Ernesto won the Bike of the Month plaque provided by Russ Brown Motorcycle Attorneys. www.RussBrown.com.
Ernesto has been winning Bike of the Month since I took over the meet back in 2007.
This is his fifth time winning Bike of the Month,
his previous victories are:
November 2018 1988 Laverda SFC 1000
May 2009 1961 Ducati 175 Sport
December 2007 1961 Aermacchi C 250cc
November 2007 1972 Ducati Desmo 450 SS
Read all about Ernesto's
1968 Ducati 350 Desmo Mark 3 on our Bike of the Month page.
Second Place - Anthony Dalia
Anthony Dalia of Huntington Beach took for Second place with his 1985 Yamaha RZ350.
Unfortunately, Anthony (grey t-shirt) didn't stick around long enough for me to get a good photo of him with
his bike, or even get any more information about it. Hopefully he'll bring it back, and I'll
get a second chance.
Third Place - Baird Bergenthal
Baird Bergenthal of Midway City won third place with his extremely rare 1954 Monviso 50.
Baird told me that Monviso only made bikes in Milano Italy from 1951 until 1956. He couldn't find
any information on the 50cc version with the German made Sachs motor.
Everything on the bike appears to be original factory equipment. The inside of the gas tank and the cranks are branded Monviso.
Baird is no stranger to the group, although the bikes he brings are somewhat strange. He always
has some sub 150cc ride to wow us with. He has won Bike of the Month three times in the past:
August 2021 1958 Hercules K100 J-Be
May 2021 1963 Batavus Bilonet
December 2014 1957 Moto Beta
Honorable Mention - Ken Upton of Garden Grove
Ken obviously doesn't know the trick to winning Bike of the Month.
ONE BIKE AT A TIME! Ken was his own worst competition
today by bringing three awesome vintage dirt bikes. Had he only brought one, he
would have been close to winning.
Actually Ken told me he won, back at Massimo's before I took over the meet.
I found the evidence with a photo from August 2004 of his blue Matise.
Ken told me that back then, the Bike of the Month winner had to make
the trophy for the next month's meet. He was very proud of the trophy he'd made
for the upcoming September 2004 meet. I also found a photo of that:
Ken Upton and Tim Graber (I believe), President of the So Cal chapter of the AMCA (Antique Motorcycle Club of America)
Thanks to everyone for showing up and making this another great event.
A special thanks to John Zindler for helping out with
the voting today. Debbie and Tom Hopkins were unable to attend today,
I look forward to seeing them again soon.
I'll see you all next month on October 10, 2021.
Keep On Ridin',
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