Speedway & Flat Track coming to Lake Elsinore!! 2021 California Speedway News – SpeedwayBikes.com
On Any Sunday is 50 Years Old! Motorcycle Classics Magazine published this nice little piece on a movie favorite: On Any Sunday: More than a Film — A Game Changer for Motorcycling | Motorcycle Classics
BSA in the movies: Many Netflix viewers have been watching the hit series “Peaky Blinders,” which is a racy, action-packed series about a Birmingham street gang that starts with a heist of Lewis machine guns from the BSA factory and the efforts by the crown to find the perpetrators of this serious crime. The series continues with the gang’s efforts to build their criminal enterprise while planning (or warding off) attacks on rival gangs and eluding the police. This crime drama is based on the real gang that existed in the early 1900s and is not for the faint of heart. For the curious, “Peaky” refers to their “Peaked Flat Caps,” and “Blinders” is a term for fancy clothes.
BSA on Amazon Prime Video: Bill Findiesen sent us this information on a BSA video and says “I just watched it and it covers everything very well. Done in 1999, which didn’t seem that long ago, it has some of the greats on tape.” I just watched it and I concur with Bill’s recommendation. Note: You need to have an Amazon Firestick or Amazon Prime account. https://www.amazon.com/gp/video/detail/B07TJQZ2BN/ref=atv_dp_share_r_em_aae59778e9eb4
More Good News: Your local Costco may now have a free tire inflation station at their location, where you can inflate your car or motorcycle tires with Nitrogen. One benefit of Nitrogen is that the molecule is larger than air and won’t pass thru your tires (or tubes) as quickly, ensuring longer periods between services. Of course, you still need to check those tires at regular intervals, as you still have remaining air in your tires, which is hard to eliminate without deflating or vacuuming it out.
2020 Calendar Notes: Due to COVID, changing conditions and unknown restrictions for the foreseeable future, we regret that we cannot be confident with the posted event dates. We will make every effort to reach out through emails and website updates one or two weeks prior to OUR posted events. We strongly encourage you verify the posted date before attending any event.
Breaking News: Discussions are underway in the events department for 2021 rides, and how to hold them safely. Hopefully, COVID vaccines will start soon and dispel the fear, and let the world return to “normal.” For now, please continue to practice social distancing to protect yourselves and your friends and families.
Bobcat Fire: We’re happy to report that our hard-working firefighters were able to save Eddie and Jodi Mulder’s home last month. The fire got closer than you could imagine and destroyed many of their neighbors’ homes. Fortunately, the Mulder’s had good brush clearance, which made all the difference for the firefighters.
This one hurts: I’m sorry to report that Douglas Motorcycles in San Bernardino is ceasing operations. Art Guilfoil and his crew have been wonderful friends to our BSA Club and will be sorely missed. For many years, Douglas has been the launch point of our Big Bear Street Rides. I know all of us who have been to the shop wish Art and his crew success in all future endeavors.
International BSA Rally Meeting: On Nov. 5th, your club’s International Secretary attended a BSA International Delegates Zoom meeting. These are the people that decide where the next BSA International Rallies will be held. There is not much to share, except (for many virus-related reasons) the 2020 Czech Rally was not as well attended as it should have been.
Here is the latest on rally locations: 2021 Int. BSA Rally will be July 10th – 17th in Sigmaringen Germany.
The other proposed International Rallies will be:
- 2022-Belgium (It will be the UK Club’s 40th anniversary),
- 2023-South Australia
- 2026-New Zealand
- 2028-UK (70th anniversary).
Contact your Club Secretary if you need more information on attending the 2021 German Rally.