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Old 05-20-2010, 09:37 AM
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Racing returns to Catalina Island!

Some time ago I read about the effort to get the Catalina Island Grand Prix going again, looks like it's gonna happen this year in December...
http://thekneeslider.com/archives/20...turns-in-2010/

It's going to be like our own Isle of Man race right here off the coast of California! No info on the exact race format as of yet, but here is the official info from the promoter on the AMA Dist 37 forums... http://www.district37ama.org/forums/...ad.php?t=37747

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Old 05-21-2010, 08:18 PM
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oh man that looks awesome I just talked to my brother and it's looking like we are gonna do what ever we can to go see that.
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Old 05-21-2010, 08:42 PM
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More like the Elsinore Grand Prix from the late '60s through early '70s than the Ilse of Man. The asphalt outside of Avalon is not suited for powerful street bikes. Very narrow and rough.

Although the streets in Avalon are too narrow, and too few, for racing, there's tons of open real estate outside of town. Just watch out for the Bison and Javalinas.
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Here you go. ABC Suberbikers 1982

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iUEyWgyQOKg

No way to have a real road race on Catalina.
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Old 05-24-2010, 09:52 AM
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Yeah I didn't mean it was gonna be like the IoM-TT road race; just that it's gonna be on a small Island. It's not gonna be a road race or even supermoto. Pretty sure its gonna be a multi-surface circuit with mostly an offroad bent; similar to the other Big 6 GP races that AMA 37 currently runs.

Here is some classic footage of the Catalina GP race from the 50s...http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h40Vig9sGtA

And an over produced vid of one of the Big 6 GPs (Viewfinders GP) from last year...http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gaEX5KuW6FA

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So... did District 37 have a successful CIGP and will they run it again this year?
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