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Catalina Grand Prix will return in 2012
Following an enquiry from one of our readers, a member of the Avalon City Council has confirmed to us that, while it’s cancelled in 2011, the Catalina Grand Prix will return in 2012. Last December, the Grand Prix returned motorcycle racing to Santa Catalina Island, off the coast of Los Angeles, for the first time in 52 years. Photo: Sean Smith The email to a reader reads: Dear Tamas, Than...
26 April 2011
Dave Schuler on winning Catalina in 1958
“I got the holeshot, then as I was coming down the first lap I hit a tree on the golf course because the dust was so thick. So I got up, tweaked my forks back and bent my numberplate back. It didn’t hurt me, so off I went and I ended up coming from way back to winning by a minute and forty seconds. That was my day.” In 1958, Dave Schuler won the lightweight class at the Catalina Grand Prix o...
08 December 2010
Racing the 2010 Catalina Grand Prix
This weekend, a motorcycle race was held on Catalina Island for the first time in 52 years. We charged Hell For Leather reader Bryan “Woody” Wood with documenting his experience racing a 1971 Husqvarna CR400 there. So here you go, the 2010 Catalina Grand Prix from a racer’s perspective. — Ed. Though the Catalina Grand Prix doesn't go right through the center of town like it used to, the l...
07 December 2010
786 riders enter 2010 Catalina Grand Prix
786 riders will be racing at the Catalina Grand Prix this weekend, including Roland Sands, ex TT-racer Jamie Robinson, Parisian photographer Dimitri Coste and FMX superstar Ronnie Renner. Saturday will mark the first time motorcycles have raced on the California island since 1958. Update: a neat event map added below courtesy of Woody. Like the 1950s original, this weekend’s event will be op...
01 December 2010
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