Picture Intermission – Venice Vintage Motorcycle Club Rally 2014

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This past Saturday, I went to see the Venice Vintage Motorcycle Club Rally, which was fantastic. Unfortunately, I was only able to spend about an hour there, so I didn’t have a chance to see as much as I would have wanted to. With that in mind, I also didn’t get as many photos as usual, so I apologize in advance. Hopefully one of the big motorcycle news sites will have shots up from one of their professional photographers for you to peruse. But until then, here are some of my favorite bikes from the whopping hour I was able to attend. And even in the brief time I was there, it was clear to me that this is something that should be attended every year. You’re surrounded by fun, passionate riders and fantastic bikes – there was a much bigger variety than the endless series of cafe racers I was expecting. Beer from Angel City Brewery doesn’t hurt, either.

Even the motorcycle parking for the event was full of some great stuff. It took me 15 minutes just to get to the event from the front gate because I had to stop and look at some fantastic rides:
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Very surreal to see a bike I’ve featured in the past just sitting in the parking, not even in the show itself:
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Anyone have an idea what the heck this is?
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Plated Derbi 2-stroke goodness:
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I loved the paint scheme on this tank – ended up seeing the owner riding around on PCH later on in the day as well.
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The same BMW I saw back at the Petersen Museum Cruise-In last week, as well as the Paul Smart of (I think) a Bike-urious reader:
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Old school Bieffe helmet:
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Another bike I saw on the PCH later, a CX500:
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Didn’t notice this tank until a very inebriated female pointed it out to me:
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Finally got into the show:
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The tank of a new Royal Enfield Continental GT, which I’m excited to see is starting to proliferate in the wild:
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Ivory Comet, a cool custom designed to be a ‘modern retro cafe racer’ with the front forks, SSSA and brakes from a Ducati 916 and a Harley V-Twin engine:
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The narrowest trike I’ve ever seen:
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Kawasaki AR80
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A quick snap of the winners. After this, I had to leave:
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Walking back to my bike, I saw my first Honda NM4 in the wild. What a crazy looking motorcycle:
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This last photo sums it all up, I feel. The show might have been about vintage bikes, but it brought all kinds of motorcycle enthusiasts out (including me and my K12R). Hope to see you there next year!
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