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2023 International Rally stage 2

Tuesday, September 19th, 2023

Garage Tour

Sunday, September 17th, 2023

2023 International Rally Shine and Show

Saturday, September 16th, 2023

2023 International Rally

Thursday, September 14th, 2023

2023 International Rally

Wednesday, September 13th, 2023

2023 International Rally

Wednesday, September 13th, 2023

All British Car and Bike Show

Monday, March 14th, 2011

Sunday, March 20th, from 9 AM until 4 PM, the Queen’s English All British Car Meet and Auto Jumble will be held at Woodley Park in Van Nuys.  It will be a non-judged “meet” designed for the enthusiast and serious collector alike. All British marques ( cars and motorcycles) are welcome.  If you would like to show a car or bike, you can pre-enter at their website, or pay when you arrive.  Spectators are free.  See their website for all the details.

A 100,000 Mile Vincent, Touring Rapide F10AB/1/8920

Friday, February 25th, 2011

When the So Cal Section hosted the 1991 International Vincent Rally, a special booklet was produced and provided to the entrants.  Here is the story from that booklet, of a high mileage Touring Rapide, as told by Al Mark.

“In the summer of 1954, a young blueprint rider in Los Angeles purchased a new Touring model Rapide, engine #8920 from Hawthorne Motor Sales in Hawthorne, California.  At 2000 miles, the shifting fork pins had to be replaced due to a fault in the hardening.  The rider arrived at the shop at 7:30 AM and had the gearbox out of the bike when the owner, Marty Dickerson, arrived.  Marty replaced the pins and the rider had the bike together and running by 12:30 PM.  Except for primary chains and adjuster springs and clutch linings, that was the only internal repairs done to the bike until it was overhauled at 100,000 miles.  At 46,000, the driven rear drum separated and was replaced with a ribbed Shadow drum.  Normal maintenance was performed at regular intervals.  The first set of points lasted 72,000 miles and the generator was serviced at 30,000 mile intervals.  Three voltage regulators were used and the electrical system never failed.  After 4-1/2 years of being used on a delivery schedule the owner turned to driving trucks and the Vincent was used for transportation to and from work.  In late 1959 the engine was rebuilt.  It was in remarkably good condition for the type of use.  There were few freeways at that time and over 90% of the mileage was accumulated on city streets.  Dag colloidal graphite in 50 weight Valvoline oil was used throughout the first 40,000 miles in the engine only.  K.L.G. FE50 plugs and Union 76 regular gas worked well.  Champion plugs would foul immediately.  Tires lasted 15,000 miles, primary chains 30,000, and rear chains 15,000.  Purchase price new was $1,260 plus tax and license.  In 1960 it was sold to Joe Powers for $600.  The machine’s present whereabouts is not known.  I certify these statements to be true and correct.  Al Mark.”

New SoCal Voc

Tuesday, November 30th, 2010

Hi All. Thanks Steve for all your hard work on the new site. Cheers Mike Aleksander