Vintage motorcycle racing at Miller MotorSports Park

The event is called the Bonneville Vintage GP. It provides racing classes for motorcycles from the 1930’s to the 1980’s. I know very little about these bikes and this racing. All I can say is they are slow and loud, but very cool to see regardless of the relatively low speeds they achieve. So rather than try to inform about this event, I will just show you some of my favorite pictures I took with a bit of description for them. Most of the bikes were in terrible locations to get good pictures of them as they were crammed under a small tent. But the ones there to race were easier to capture.
1967 Bultaco

1967 Bultaco

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.

The 1971 Bultaco

The 1971 Bultaco

Ducati inspection cover

Ducati inspection cover

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!

Newer bikes

Newer bikes

These were part of a group of newer bikes that went out during the driver meeting.

Honda cafe racer pit bike

Honda cafe racer pit bike

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.

Nice exhaust

Nice exhaust

This was another newish bike parked in the pits. But I really liked the exhaust. Nothing crazy, just nicely made.

Driver Meeting

Driver Meeting

Pretty good size crowd for the driver meeting. And just happened to have some cool bikes gathered around as well.

Old Indian

Old Indian

This was a nice old Indian parked at the driver meeting. I know nothing about it, but it looked loved.

Another old Indian

Another old Indian

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.

Triumph being pushed into garage

Triumph being pushed into garage

Cool Triumph. No idea of age. He was being pushed into the grand prix garages.

Vincent logo

Vincent logo

Pretty self explanatory. I don’t remember the year. But I believe it was ’50’s.

Another Vincent

Another Vincent

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.

Zoomed out on Egli-Vincent

Zoomed out on Egli-Vincent

Shiny BSA Tank

Shiny BSA Tank

Here is a reflection of a Triumph in the tank of a BSA. Both very cool bikes.

Love this old Ducati

Love this old Ducati

I normally hate chrome. I almost always hate red and gold together. But on this bike it worked. And OMG, it worked so well.

Close up of front hub

Close up of front hub

Here is just another shot of the Ducati front hub. Again. Love this bike.

Newer Triumphs

Newer Triumphs

A couple newer Triumphs in the parking lot. Just spectator bikes.

Moto Guzzi

Moto Guzzi

Odd color combo on this bike. But definitely an attention getter. Again, just a spectator bike.

Honda CX

Honda CX

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.

Interesting exhaust

Interesting exhaust

No idea what this bike is, but the exhaust was interesting.

Sidecar racing

Sidecar racing

The sidecars are pretty fun to watch. And the level of commitment from the guys on the sidecar vary quite a bit.

Smooove like butta

Smooove like butta

This guy was rad. Just chillin’ Draggin ass and checking out the chicks. So funny.

Talk about commitment.

Talk about commitment.

Yeah, this guy was doing this every lap. He was very friendly with the bugs on the track.

Another bug lover

Another bug lover

On-track action

On-track action

More on-track action

More on-track action

Cool to see these super old bikes out getting used.

Spider was hungry

Spider was hungry

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.

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