There's been a huge amount of interest in this year's running of the Catalina Grand Prix which has not been run since 1958. For the many of you who have been asking about when registration will be open, the answer is right now!
Classes are as follows:
Vintage Class – up to 1974 motorcycles ,modifications are allowed with the exception of the following modifications: no disc brakes (front or rear), no single rear shocks, unless provided as original equipment that year by the manufacturer, no watercooled motors, and only up to five inches of shock travel in the rear, and up to seven inches of front fork travel. Exempt from sound testing, where permitted by state law.
Classic Class – 1975 to 1979 motorcycles, modifications are allowed with the exception of the following modifications: no disc brakes (front or rear), no single rear shocks, unless provided as original equipment that year by the manufacturer, and no water cooled motors.
Evolution Class - 1980-1985 year of original manufacturer with air or water cooled engines, with and with out rear link suspension.
Premier LWT Certain pre-modern era machines, 0-250cc. The following machines are eligible: Aermacchi, BSA C15, CZ Trial (Type 475), Ducati Scrambler, Eso, Honda CB/CL160 (maximum 200cc), Honda CB/CL72, Jawa, Maico with OEM iron barrel, Matchless G2, Parilla Wildcat, Triumph Cub, Triumph Tiger 70, Villiers-powered machines (Greeves, Dot, James, Norman, Francis-Barnett, etc.)
Premier 500 Certain pre-1965 and like-design, non-unit construction (removable gearbox) of 350-500cc and unit construction of 360-500cc. (Eligible exceptions: Matchless or AJS 600cc single using original, non-Norton oil pump crankcases with standard stroke and bore +.080”);BSA B40 with original iron cylinder and left intake port head; and Eso 500.) Examples of eligible machines include: BSA A7 twin, BSA 500 singles, Ducati 350 narrow case (standard stroke), Matchless G80 & G50, Tri/BSA, Ma-BSA, Triumph T100 pre-unit; may use 650 crankshaft with maximum .030” overbore, Triumph 500 unit-construction twin.
Premier Open Twins Certain pre-1965 and like-design non-unit construction (removable gearbox), four-stroke machines with two or more cylinders, manufactured as 600cc and larger. The following machines are eligible: BSA A10 twin, Matchless 600, 650 & 750 twin, Norton 650, 750 & 850 twin, Triumph 650 twin.
HWT. – 251cc and up
LWT. – 86-250cc
Mini - 12-15 years old and ride the full course. Up to 80-112cc 2 stroke or 75-150cc 4 stroke
Youth Classes -There shall be 4 youth motorcycle classes.
Super Mini – 12-15 years, 80-112cc 2-stroke, 75-150cc 4-stroke, per AMA class 15.
Youth Mini – 7-11 years, 66-85cc 2-stroke, 75-125cc 4-stroke, per AMA class 8.
Junior – 10-11 years, 52-65cc 2-stroke, 52-112cc 4-stroke, per AMA class 5.
Micro – 7-9 years, 52-65cc 2-stroke, 52-112cc 4-stroke, per AMA class 5.
Can you imagine what this will look like? BSA, Matchless, Triumph, Jawa, Maico and everything else from years gone by. Vintage desert sleds in handlebar to handlebar racing on Catalina Island. Cool.
$250 for entry and shipping. It's open to intermediate and expert riders only. Applications must be postmarked by October 7th. So what are you waiting for?