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March 14, 2021
March Vintage Bike OC Meet
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Huntington Beach, Calif. - Spring Forward... We had a beautiful afternoon in Huntington Beach today. It almost seemed like we were back to normalcy. Castañeda's had inside dining and 75 people showed up to share their bikes. We had a wide variety and fierce battle for Bike of the Month.

Probably because of the the time change, we had 45 people at 2:00 ready to go.

BAM: Breakdown and Legal Assistance for Motorcyclists
All of the marketing reps for Russ Brown Motorcycle Attorneyswere at Daytona Bike Week promoting their BAM program. Learn more about it at: www.RussBrown.com

Bike of the Month - Allan Scott
Allan Scott of Irvine with his 1950 Moto Guzzi 250 Airone
Congratulations to first timer Allan Scott of Irvine for winning Bike of the Month with his 1950 Moto Guzzi 250 Airone. Allan won the Bike of the Month plaque provided by Russ Brown Motorcycle Attorneys. www.RussBrown.com.

Two years ago Allan made a trip all the way to Livorno Italy to buy this bike he found online.

Read all about Allan's 1950 Moto Guzzi 250 Airone on our Bike of the Month page.

Second Place - Doug Rickertsen
Doug Rickertsen of Huntington Beach with his 1971 Honda SL125
Doug Rickertsen of Huntington Beach took for Second place with his 1971 Honda SL125. Doug has owned this bike for 25 years, but literally finished the restoration this morning. It's maiden ride was to our meet.

Third Place Tie - Andrew Skowron
Andrew Skowron of Huntington Beach with his 1971 Yamaha Mini Enduro
Andrew Skowron of Huntington Beach tied for Third place with his 1971 Yamaha Mini Enduro. Andrew is Doug Rickertsen's (second place winner) next door neighbor. Like Doug, Andrew has owned the Enduro for 20 year and found it in the junk. He just recently finished his restoration.

Third Place Tie - Owen Bishop
Owen Bishop of Laguna Beach with his 1978 Yamaha TT
Owen Bishop of Laguna Beach tied for Third place with his 1978 Yamaha TT. I didn't get much of a chance to talk to Owen. He is the owner of Moto41 Restorations www.moto41.com in Laguna Beach.

Honorable Mention - Kenny Easton
1970 Husqvarna 360 Cross 8 speed
Honorable mention to Kenny Easton of Fullerton with his 1970 Husqvarna 360 Cross 8 speed. Kenny has won Bike of the Month twice in the past:
September 2020 1971 Bultaco Matadore MK4
June 2018 1971 Bultaco Sherpa T Model 49

His 2020 win caught the eye of Motorcycle Classics Magazine www.MotorcycleClassics.com and he's had three of his bikes featured in the magazine.

Honorable Mention - Baird Bergenthal
1963 Testi Grand Prix
Honorable Mention to Baird Bergenthal of Midway City with his 1963 Testi Grand Prix. Baird again showed up with a unique motorcycle. His 1963 Testi Grand Prix turned a few heads today.

Thanks to everyone for showing up and making this another great event. A special thanks to John Zindler for helping out with the voting today. Debbie and Tom Hopkins were unable to attend today, I look forward to seeing them again soon.

I'll see you all next month on April 11, 2021.

Keep On Ridin',
Joe Kagerer

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