2009 Concours d’Elegance
Late night talk show host, Jay Leno, is well known for his insatiable fascination of cars and motorcycles. His first foray into motorized vehicles was as a teenager on an old mini-bike. Much to the horror of his mother he took off on his maiden voyage across a rutted field next to the family home, being bounced around on the rigid frame, feet off the pegs, dirt in his teeth. It was true love.
Ruminations from the Rock Store
"Meet me at the Rock Store” is something of an invitation to Vanaheim for motorcyclists. A star-studded congregation and their steel steeds meet faithfully on Sundays at Ed and Vern’s barn-wood café perched on Mulholland Highway.
America’s Motorcycle Racing Star
Superbike racer Ben Spies possesses a quiet, courteous southern demeanor that belies his spectacular ability to tame the irascible nature of a 1000cc racing motorcycle. Winning the AMA Superbike Championship an impressive three times made him a star Stateside, but for 2009 the soft-spoken, 24-year-old has been recruited to ride for Yamaha Motor Italia’s factory motorcycle racing team in the highly competitive World Superbike Championship.