Catalina Grand Prix 1951 - 1958

Discussion in 'Racing' started by Night Train, Dec 18, 2012.

  1. Night Train

    Night Train Been here awhile

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    Nice article and pics covering the Grand Prix race that was held on Catalina Island in the 1950's. As expected, the race was dominated by the Brits...

    1950's Catalina Grand Prix
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  2. r77toy

    r77toy Been here awhile

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    Homer Knapp rode in the 50's and 2010 on the same bike.
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  3. MotoMike

    MotoMike Washed Up Desert Racer

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    Just to clarify, it was dominated by Americans riding British motorcycles. Cool article, that blog seems to have a bunch of cool old desert racing stuff on it.

    And we were on the same ferry with Homer after the race, neat old guy. I had him do some motor work for me in the past.
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  4. BIG ED XT FAN

    BIG ED XT FAN Long timer

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    Is there or was there a 2012 Catalina Grand Prix?
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  5. GalacticGS

    GalacticGS 1200 GS Rider

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    Not in 2012 - hopefully island politics will allow the race in 2013!!!

    Larry
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  6. r77toy

    r77toy Been here awhile

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    The last I heard, the City of Avalon wanted to promote it, couldn't get their shit together.
    Hopefully December of '13.
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  7. Strong Bad

    Strong Bad n00balicious

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    That's the same thing islanders have been telling me.
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