November 30, 2010

Catalina Gran Prix 2010

Catalina GP
This weekend!

Catalina Islander:
Throughout the 1950s, the Catalina Grand Prix was one of the premier motorcycle races in the United States. Every year, boats loaded with motorcycles crossed the channel from the mainland. The races usually consisted of more than 206 bikers competing in a mad scramble over a 10-mile course that ran through city streets and up into the hills above Avalon, through the golf course and then back into the city streets.
"This is going to be a family orientated event," he said. "There will be plenty of spectator access to races... we are bringing back a piece of Catalina's history and the nostalgia of the Island.”
However, Mayor Kennedy said the event could have a short shelf life on Catalina. "This is a one time permit," he said. "The success or failure of this event is going to dictate whether anything like this happens again on Catalina."

One of my best of friends and Catalina homeboy Dustin Hiniker will be racing the event.


Murdercycles said...

The stuff of myth and legend. A privately owned island where vehicles are outlawed and a race from the mists of history. I wish I was there.

Sideburn Magazine said...

our friend from Paris, Dimitri Coste will be racing his '67 Triumph TR6C too.

Big Scott said...

Dustin .... ruler

Anonymous said...

I love your friend's sneakers. Does he use them to ride his bike? And great pictures too.
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