Monday, December 6, 2010

Red Bull Catalina Grand Prix 2010 - Race #1 Start

Motorcycles power through the air in the Motocross section with the iconic Avalon Casino in the background [ctrl-click photo to launch video of the start of the first AMA sanctioned race on Santa Catalina island since 1958]. Image Credit: Edmund Jenks (2010)

Red Bull Catalina Grand Prix 2010 - Race #1 Start

Race 1 - 8:15, December 4, 2010 - Classic Skill A & B - Vintage Skill A & B - Evolution Skill A & B - Premier LWT Skill A & B - Premier 500 Skill A & B - Premier Open Twins Skill A & B.

Event Photo Slideshow Found Here>>

For eight years from 1951 to 1958, an international competition event that started as a way to promote and sell motorcycles evolved into a small tradition where the greatest motorcycle racers of the day would make the then spring time seaborne trip to the Island, that featured a Casino and was once the spring training ground of the Chicago Cubs, to break in their equipment for the upcoming AMA points paying season in the "Grand National" circuit. This event became known as the Catalina Grand Prix.

Welcome to a new era which starts out December 4-5, 2010, as the Red Bull Catalina Grand Prix 2010.

... notes from The EDJE

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