Jamie Robinson does Venice Vintage

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Having grown up with a father who was obsessed with BSAs and other classic British motorbikes that dripped oil on the floor and took a stiff boot to get going has left me with a massive interest in motorbikes from the old days, so when I found out about the Venice Vintage Motorcycle Rally I had to go and get my fix of Castrol R and open faced helmets.

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The Rally grouped together in Venice before taking over the roads, riding up PCH to Malibu and then back to Venice again to the vendor area and main stage where food, beer and live music were found as well as Roger De Coster’s ’70s MX machines in the Alpinestars booth.

It was just great all those cool and classic machines gathered in one place as owners chatted about their bikes, the restoration process and tales of riding while the organizers picked the best and ugliest machines from the vast collection, it was a great day out and makes me want to own and ride a vintage bike even more.

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  • http://twitter.com/metabomber Jesse

    I wonder if the 83 gs450 in my garage qualifies as ‘vintage’ yet.

    • Beale

      I think late 70′s/early 80′s GS’s are starting to get to that point. So, yeah.

    • http://www.anotherdamndj.com evilbahumut

      I dunno. My ’77 can’t get it’s vintage tag until next year. Lame.

  • http://www.mcfw.com/ quint7

    Who is Jamie Robinson and why would I care?

    • Scott-jay

      He’s my imaginary alter-ego. I do all sorts of fun moto-stuff as Jamie Robinson.
      You’d care ’cause you love people.

      • http://www.mcfw.com/ quint7

        Gotcha. I should watch the video, eh? My alter ego is Voltron, and not the lame one made of cars, the badass one made of Lions.

  • JK

    Grainy video quality doesn’t show the bikes well

  • Brad W.

    Is that dude in the blue flannel Casey Stoner?

  • Trevor

    Is that guy doubling the chick with the orange bucket on wearing a red thong?