Back to the 1980s!
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Hooked
GTV-300ie Touring
Joined: 12 Aug 2016
Posts: 241
Location: Bishop, CA
Wed Aug 30, 2017 11:58 am quote
Just photos I had from a scooter rally back in the mid-1980s, in Southern California (Orange County). Scooterville in Anaheim was the shop of choice, and I used to hang out there a fair amount.

I can't remember which rally this was, but it left from Anaheim, and went up into the nearby hills for a weekend campout. This was all pre-helmet-law in California...

Enjoy the nostalgia. I can almost smell the 2-stroke fumes from here...

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My friends Randy, and Randy (both named Randy), admiring one of the scooters at the rally...

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My friend Randy Owens, pretending to ride off on this sweet custom P200e. Those chrome flames, tho!

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My old maroon P200e, 1985-ish, I think...

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In the parking lot of a discount furniture place, 2975 N Brea Blvd Fullerton, California (a person on Reddit did the research on that one!)

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Gathering for the rally

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Jumped off my scooter to take another pic of the gathering mob...

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Another in the parking lot in Fullerton.

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Mods, skinheads, punks, rude bois...gathering in the lot.

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I just really liked this custom P200e. Sleek.

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The forest ranger didn't know what to make of all these scooters coming into the park.

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Another photo of the gathering...

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That's what rallies were like in the 80's - can you feel the rumble of 2-strokes? ;)

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Oh, no - it's the Five-O!

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The back of my friend Randy's head...

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Made camp for the rally...

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Looking back as the rally pulled over, so the smaller scooters could catch up...

Hooked
Joined: 31 Jul 2017
Posts: 120
Location: 'Straya
Thu Aug 31, 2017 2:10 am quote
Mate, thanks for sharing.

Absolutely awesome memories i'm sure.

I'm with you on the 200e

I don't see much luggage so assume the beers are under the seats. Who needs tents anyway?
Hooked
GTV-300ie Touring
Joined: 12 Aug 2016
Posts: 241
Location: Bishop, CA
Thu Aug 31, 2017 5:42 am quote
R748 wrote:
Mate, thanks for sharing.

Absolutely awesome memories i'm sure.

I'm with you on the 200e

I don't see much luggage so assume the beers are under the seats. Who needs tents anyway?
I have other photos from that weekend that are more incriminating, but I ain't posting those online...
Veni, Vidi, Posti
a not so normal vbb2 '64, a weirdo vbx '86 and a not so normal pts100 '82
Joined: 15 Jun 2009
Posts: 5248
Location: Indo
Sun Sep 03, 2017 11:15 pm quote
thats awesome mate. lots of joy and fun
Hooked
1974 Rally (3), 1971 Rally 180, 1960 Li 125
Joined: 20 Mar 2014
Posts: 407
Location: Southern California, USA
Wed Nov 01, 2017 11:46 am quote
Thanks man. I was at that rally! I found a couple of pics of a friend and will share with him. Good times. I'm trying to put together a FB page of SOCAL scooter rallies in the 80's. I have a bunch of pictures there already but haven't published the page. I would welcome these photos if you want to upload them after I make the page available.
Ossessionato
2006 GT200
Joined: 23 Feb 2016
Posts: 2315
Location: Moscow, Idaho
Thu Nov 09, 2017 7:37 pm quote
I must have looked at these on my phone when you first posted them and then forgot to tell ye how much I loved 'em.

Hope y'all post some more.
Addicted
P125X, P200E
Joined: 02 Apr 2011
Posts: 510
Location: Fresno, CA
Thu Nov 16, 2017 11:52 am quote
Helmets?...HELMETS??... We don't need no stinkin' helmets!!

Alfonso Bedoya as Gold Hat-8x6.jpg

Hooked
GTV-300ie Touring
Joined: 12 Aug 2016
Posts: 241
Location: Bishop, CA
Tue Dec 05, 2017 11:16 am quote
Fatbear5 wrote:
Helmets?...HELMETS??... We don't need no stinkin' helmets!!
What can I say? It was the 80's in California's pre-helmet-law days. I miss the wind in my hair. Well, actually, I mostly just miss my hair...
Hooked
1986 Honda Elite 150 (sold), 2009 Scarabeo 200 (sold), 2007 GTV "Pazzo"
Joined: 15 Oct 2008
Posts: 294
Location: Talent, Oregon
Sat May 19, 2018 10:39 am quote
Insanely classic and wonderful group of photos...especially with those faded museum-like colors. Kind of makes a person wish for a time machine!
Ossessionato
2 X 74 Rallys, 66 Bluebadge, 76 ET3, 80 P200, 65 Li225 Silver Special, 86 Elite 80, 2015 HD Road Glide Special, 2011 Ural Tourist
Joined: 18 Jan 2012
Posts: 2954
Location: Oceanside/ SF
Sat May 19, 2018 12:42 pm quote
See a lot of Ps there. A few Rallys, small frames, Series 2 and 3 lambrettas. Cool blast from the past!
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