2013 Paso Robles (CA) Sidecar & Vintage Bike Show
April in Paso Robles (CA) is a delightful month, with leafy trees and the vineyards just beginning to green out.
Photo Credit: Clement Salvadori
May 6, 2013
Filed under Rider Magazine Blog, Touring and Rallies
Back in ’07 Karyl Lammers, who runs a shop in Paso Robles selling aftermarket motorcycle stuff, called up the Chamber of Commerce and asked if she could promote a little sidecar exhibition in the City Park during an arts & crafts show. The park was certainly big enough to allow this, and the CoC was quite enthusiastic, as it would attract even more people. A success it was, and here we are in the 6th year of the event, and over 30 hacks showed up, along with a dozen or more vintage motorcycles.
|That's a '78 Honda CB750A (Automatic) hooked onto an '83 California Sidecar, owned by Alison Herson of Atascadero.
|That is a real vintage bike—a '37 61" Crocker; since Al Crocker only built about 60 of these OHV V-twins in the late 1930s, they are extremely rare.
|Clipping a sidecar onto these relatively frameless ST1300s is hard work; Terry Brown has a Hannigan Bandito on his, brother Jerry has a California Friendship.
|The only motorcycle company that currently produces a sidecar as well, including a model with two-wheel drive, is the Russian-made Ural.
|This Harley-Davidson owner wanted to allow the passenger easy entrance and egress, and bolted on an '06 Motorvation.
|Where there's a will, there's a way—as the owner of this Victory Vision proved by finding a way to bolt on the Hannigan.