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2011 Nor Cal Classic National Vintage Motocross Photo Gallery
Racing action is tight and entertaining despite having slower speeds than modern motorcycles.
MotoUSA borrows an old dirt bike to try out vintage MX racing at the 2011 Nor Cal Classic National Vintage Motocross race at Infineon Raceway's West Coast Moto Jam.
Rain on Saturday night made for sloppy conditions Sunday during practice.
Is that a mustache or a Jofa?
CZs are popular vintage machines for their durability.
A clean Ossa waits its turn for the starting line.
I saw more OTG goggles in one weekend than I have in the past 10 years.
This pair of open-class Maicos wait in staging.
Matching gear is entirely optional.
JC tries to prepare his forearms. Front brake and clutch both take four fingers to operate.
We saw several classic trials bikes like this one soaking in the California sun.
Suspension is limited to seven inches of wheel travel up front and four in the rear.
Steve Machado poses with Herbert Schmitz (right) and his CZ 400.
The rolling hills of Sonoma, CA wine country make for a tremendous backdrop.
Vintage riders get into the spirit of racing with gear to match their bikes.
Steve Machado was our team manager, mechanic and cheering section for the weekend.
Many of the vintage motocross bikes at the Nor Cal Classic were beautifully restored - and fast.
There’s plenty of stuff about VMX that is a little off compared to what modern motocross riders are accustomed to, one of which is the starting procedure.
Classic vintage motocross style.
Herbert Schmitz, the Maico Meister, was on hand to ride a big-bore in the expert division.
Our editor (8W) learned a bit about VMX racing etiquette.
This old Yamaha was extra clean. We almost felt guilty watching it get dirty except the rider was shredding on it!
Steve Machado works his CZ 400 around the track on Saturday.
This bike's owner was in worse shape, but he was the only bad injury all weekend.
This duo had an epic battle in one of the expert divisions.
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