The Catalina Grand Prix was last run in 1958 on Santa Catalina Island, an island community situated approximately 22 miles south-southwest of greater Los Angeles.

Efforts by the AMA, AMA District 37, Big6 (a smaller collection of clubs within the D-37 region) and promotional company My Cuz Vinnie Promotions LLC, have secured December 3-5, 2010 as dates for the event, with a 100-mile professional race held on the 5th.

In 2008 vintage motorcycles were displayed on Crescent Ave. to mark the 50th Anniversary of the last Grand Prix.

Racing on Santa Catalina Island began in 1951 with 1958 as the last year professional racing was conducted on the island. The Grand Prix was considered an influential event in terms of bike sales following the race.

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As we all should know, nothing is as easy as it looks.  Sure, the Jeep Grand Cherokee is an off-road icon but unfortunately it doesn’t come installed with off-road skills, the guys in this video may have not thought this maneuver through fully, that’ll learn ‘em!

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Check out this truck trial race video from the Czech Republic.  Looks like not much could get in the way of these vehicles and judging by the black smoke, these trucks are equipped with a turbo-diesel engines.

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