Archive for April, 2012

BSA Hansen Dam Ride / Barry Smith Memorial All British Run

Sunday, April 29th, 2012

Gosh it was a lovely day and Mitch Talcove and I arrived early to the lot. Here’s a shot of Steve Batesole and Mitch, Steve is in front of my Rapide and Mitch is in front of his.

Steve B. and Mitch T. at Hansen Dam 2012

Then as the clock neared 10 I had some concern that Bill Easter had not yet arrived. Lo and behold, there he was, nearly 10 AM, hands black and dirty up to his elbows. He got a flat en route. His CO 2 had run out and Dave Marshall had his small pump. Here Bill is explaining his situation to Mike Aleksander as Mitch and Dave Marshall bear witness.

Bill Easter explaining his circumstance

We lined up all the Vincent’s in attendance and we had seven Vincents: Tony Stefani’s Comet, Bill Easter’s 52 Shadow, Dave Marshall’s Rapide, Derry Naylor’s Shadow, Bill Melvin’s Shadow, Josh Bogage’s Rapide, and Mitch Talcove’s Red Rapide. A good group.

Seven Vincents

From the other side,

Seven the other way

The Comet took off and the rest of us headed up to Acton, where we had a decent Mexican meal. The day was warm, but it was truly a beautiful one. A successful day all the way around from my perspective. Cheers, thanks to the BSA Club for hosting this major annual event that all Brit Bikers can enjoy.

BSA Hansen Dam Ride and Corsa Moto Classica

Wednesday, April 25th, 2012


 Below find info regarding the coming weekend here in So Cal. 

 Ride Safe

Sunday 29 (Sunday) – Barry Smith Memorial All Brit; meet at the Hansen Dam Aquatic Center, 210 Freeway at Osborne, Dronfield entrance to lower parking lot at 9 am; ride at 10 am; Steve Ortiz 951 245-5287 or Barbara Barrett, 661 703-9249.

Corsa Motoclassica

Presented by Garage Company, started in 1995 and is now approaching it’s 17th annual race held at Willow Springs Raceway in Rosemond, CA in mid 2012.

Corsa Motoclassica 2012

Date: Friday April 27th ~ Sunday April 29th

Location: Willow Springs International Raceway in Rosamond, CA
AHMRA url: Get more detailed info –> Click Here
Links/Forms: copied from Ahmra’s site – Entry FormPage 2-EntryRace PreviewTransponder Rental Forms,AHRMA’s Racing School Application Form
Info: copied from Ahmra’s site
• GPS Coordinates: N=34.86374, W=118.26498
• Gate fee: $15/day, $25/2 days, $30/3 days.
• Concessions: Yes.
• Camping: Yes.
• Schedule: Thurs—Gate opens 5 pm.
• Schedule: Fri—Track Run Practice.
• Schedule: Sat—Gates Open 7 am. Sign up 7:15 am Practice 9 am.
– Racing begins 12:30 pm.
• Schedule: Sun—Gates Open 7 am. Sign up 7:30 am Practice 9 am, Racing begins 12 noon.

• Track Info: Willow Springs Raceway, 3500 75th Street West, Rosamond, CA track 661.256.2471 web site www.willowspringsraceway.comarry Smith Memorial All Brit; meet at the Hansen Dam Aquatic Center, 210 Freeway at Osborne, Dronfield 

April Meeting and Ride

Sunday, April 15th, 2012

We departed on a short pleasure ride through Griffith Park and up around the Lake Hollywood reservoir where we stopped to obtain evidence of said ride. Bill Easter and Doris Endo were on Bill’s Shadow, Dave Marshall rode Mitch Talcove’s Red Rapide. Victor Cohen was on his TR6 Trophy, and I was on my Series C Rapide.

April Section Ride Hollywood Ca. 4/07/12

We returned to my home in time to prepare for the gathering hordes. I would say we had a decent turnout which I am sure will be fully covered in the next newsletter. Here is a shot of two guys named Mike I was honored were able to attend.

Mike Aleksander and Mike Parti

Liz made some Easter eggs in since it was the Saturday prior.

Vincent Hardboiled eggs 

Mitch’s bike looked lovely as usual.

Red Rapide

It was a lovely day and I know I enjoyed myself.