The owner of this was a super nice old guy. He saw me taking pictures of his bike and immediately offered up his bike for the kids to pose on. He says this is a 1967. He had another bike with him that was a conglomeration of parts that resulted in it being classified as a 1971, but looked almost identical to this one.
This was a clear cover over the valve system gearing. The owner told me this cover is a factory piece that Ducati uses to make sure the oiling system is working, then they put a solid cover there before shipping it out. But I was super happy that this guy kept it on, because it looks bad ass. I do regret not using my tripod for this picture as it looks like I was shaking a bit and the photo suffered. I am still posting it though, because Daaaamn I love it!
These were part of a group of newer bikes that went out during the driver meeting.
I loved this little bike. It’s made to look like a little cafe racer. It’s a Honda, but really I know nothing else about it.
This was another newish bike parked in the pits. But I really liked the exhaust. Nothing crazy, just nicely made.
Pretty good size crowd for the driver meeting. And just happened to have some cool bikes gathered around as well.
This was a nice old Indian parked at the driver meeting. I know nothing about it, but it looked loved.
And another. I assume this one is owned by the same guy as the other old Indian as they have the same number on the plate.
Cool Triumph. No idea of age. He was being pushed into the grand prix garages.
Pretty self explanatory. I don’t remember the year. But I believe it was ’50’s.
This Vincent logo was a bit different. Not sure of year range. It was on a 1000 bike. Bu that’s all I know about this bike.
Here is a reflection of a Triumph in the tank of a BSA. Both very cool bikes.
I normally hate chrome. I almost always hate red and gold together. But on this bike it worked. And OMG, it worked so well.
Here is just another shot of the Ducati front hub. Again. Love this bike.
A couple newer Triumphs in the parking lot. Just spectator bikes.
Odd color combo on this bike. But definitely an attention getter. Again, just a spectator bike.
Another spectator bike. But damn. I want it. It’s a Honda CX GL500 (maybe 650) They only made these bikes from like 1978 to 1983. The 650 was only 1983. Then the Harley tax killed it. They even made a turbo version of this bike. And they are pretty valuable as they are fairly tough to get in good shape. Nothing like ’30’s bikes or anything. But either way, I love this bike. And the colors are perfect.
No idea what this bike is, but the exhaust was interesting.
The sidecars are pretty fun to watch. And the level of commitment from the guys on the sidecar vary quite a bit.
This guy was rad. Just chillin’ Draggin ass and checking out the chicks. So funny.
Yeah, this guy was doing this every lap. He was very friendly with the bugs on the track.
Cool to see these super old bikes out getting used.
This guy was waiting for us along the path next to the track. He was in the process of eating his latest victim. Not sure what kind of spider he is, but he was large.