With the 2nd Venice Vintage Motorcycle Rally just around the corner, I have noticed a lot of traffic visiting my Flickr photo set of the 1st VVMR show. I’m sure the buzz that the first rally created will draw more people to the one this weekend. I bet it will be bigger and better.
See you guys Sunday
Here’s a slide show. Check it!
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Venice Vintage Motorcycle Rally
July 12th, 2009
602 Venice Blvd.
11am – 5pm
Vintage ride leaves promptly @ 9am
FREE TO THE PUBLIC
—-FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE—-
Sunday July 12…the glorious roar of vintage iron shall grace the street of Abbot Kinney once again. Whether you drool over Ducati’s or groan for Guzzi’s, your moto appetite shall be satiated. Led by Brady Walker & Shannon Sweeney, the notorious Venice Vintage Motorcycle Club (VVMC) is preparing not to let you down!
A vintage bike procession through the Santa Monica Mountains will leave promptly at 9am…please arrive early for directions & information. After returning from the ride around 11am there will be vintage judging & awards, a photography exhibit, superior barbeque by Uncle Creepo, & a beer garden catered by Big Foot Lodge for all of the thirsty revelers. A $5 entry fee applies for judging & select parking.
T-shirts & posters designed by VVMC graphic designer Jeff Verges commemorating the event will be for sale. A raffle will be held throughout the day featuring gift certificates from sponsors Nikki’s, Trim Hair Salon, Garage Company & ASTARS. A handmade wallet created by One Too Many will be also be up for grabs!
A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Boys & Girls Club of Venice.
FREE TO THE PUBLIC 11am - 5pm
Donations, sponsorship opportunities, & vender inquiries can be directed to Brady Walker: 310.980.7129 email@example.com.
Location: 602 Venice Blvd. (@ Abbot Kinney) Venice, CA 90291
More info soon at: www.venicevintage.com
Above: My best bud’s 1976 Honda CB550 (T77)
Above: Where’s Christian? Way back there finding some shade and talking to my buddies Cara and Tony about future bike projects.
I wish I still had the G.I. Joe action figures I owned as a kid. Sadly they are all (100’s of them) buried in a backyard of the home that I grew up in, South Central L.A. I wonder if they were dug up by the new owners.
I look forward to watching this movie, Hell Yeah!!!
On June 19, 2009 the So-Cal Speed Shop crew opened their doors to the public. Pomona California was over run by more than 500 Hot Rods in what has become a kick off party for the LA Roadsters show. Ignition 3 was on hand to give you a front row seat.
50 Indie, Shoegaze and Brit Pop songs from the last millennium of the United Kingdom.
Today, the company I work for will be opening the doors to the public. This will mark our 13th annual and my 4th year working the show. Last year we had about 600 cars and over a thousand people come hang out and show off their automotive masterpieces. This year we expect more! It’s gonna be a long but eventful day. I’ll post photos later.
Glad they won but I totally do not support the city’s contribution of a million dollars. Mayor Villaraigosa claims that it was funded by private investors such as AEG, so that us tax payers don’t have to pay for it, but I am not so sure that claim is 100% true.I don’t know. Still proud of our Lakers though.
I can see my girlfriend Kristy rolling her eyes right about now, Ha ha ha!
Here’s some screen caps I got from the news coverage courtesy of media.myfoxla.com.
Close to one hundred-thousand people ditching work and school.
I can only imagine the madness after the parade. Riots!
Now, I patiently wait for the footage of the fools that will start trouble after the event.
How do you feel about the Mayors choice on having the parade?
CSULA C/O 2009 - You did it!
SCORE! I forgot how much I loved playing this game. It’s been ages since I last played this version (about 20 years). The theme song for this game is classic and burned into my memory!
On my first try, I was able to make it to level 6 with 13340 points. I’m a bit rusty, but try and beat that!
BTW… Thanks to the Google home page I was able to find this site.
This is what their Google image header looked like tonight. Cool.
I will be updtaing the progress of my bike build here, so you better get used to seeing a lot of my 1976 Yamaha XS500.
Update UNO: Saturday, May 30, 2009
With the help of my buddy Tony S., we started the morning by checking the timing on the bike since it won’t stay on at the moment. No luck with that, Tony did most of the work to be honest because thankfully he’s a bit more mechanically inclined than I am. We spent most of the morning on that. The gas tank is missing its petcocks and we needed to get some gas into the carbs so we “mickey moused” a way to get fuel into the carbs by adapting a plastic T-nozzle to a rubber hose and a funnel. We poured gasoline in it and it worked great, but unfortunately the bike didn’t stay on. The timing was still off, so more tweaking was needed. At one point we finally got the bike to Idle for about 10-seconds before it quit. We decided to give it a break since there wasn’t much we could do after that… until we get new the points and condenser rebuild kit that is.
We didn’t want to waste anytime we had available, so out came the cutter and grinder. We first removed some of the “UGLY” parts on the bike. This included the crash bars, rear fender, blinkers, seat handles (welded to frame), extra foot pegs and the air box. There were several areas on the frame that had mounts and adapters that needed to be cut off and grinded down, so I did that while Tony began on the tank/seat.
When I first got the bike it was a complete mess, I know, I know it still is. The tank was filled with rust and the gas cap was sealed shut on it, so I found a replacement on eBay and immediately bought it. I then got the idea to use the old one as a tail piece. The tank on the bike was the main reason I wanted it. In my opinion, It is similar to what the Norton Manx-style tanks look-like but it also reminds me of the movie Mad Max. One of my favorite movies of all time to say the least. Using the old tank as the tail piece will be a perfect match.
More updates to come… Here’s some pictures.
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