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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old May 7th, 2006, 9:22 am Thread Starter
 
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Motorcycle Concours d'Elegance

Went to the Legend of the Motorcycle yesterday at the Ritz-Carlton in Half Moon Bay, CA. Tickets in advance were steep at $50, but it was well worth it; I've never seen such an amazing collection of bikes of all types!

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Rode down to the coast with a couple of buddies after having breakfast at Alice's...






I was supposed to borrow a beautiful old black Ninja 1000 with lots of chrome, except the fuel petcock was leaking. So, I wound up snapping some road shots. Here's a friend on his 996:






Followed this old Delahaye down to the coast for a while.






Pulled over to take a pic of the front as he passed by; camera lagged, but I got this...






The scene at my summer cottage:






Lots of unbelievable Broughs...






and Crockers...






Indians...



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I've never seen such a large collection of awesome bikes. It was sensory overload...













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Some wild choppers...






A steam-powered 1896 Roper...






Golf course adjacent to the hotel and Concours...

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Very cool!!! Would have loved to have been there, thanks for sharing the photographs Steve. Can you expound a little on the crowd situation, from these photographs it appears there was a fairly small turnout? Did you get the impression that this was a low volume of visitors?

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We were there from around 11-2, and the crowd was heavier than the pictures posted suggest. Any heavier, and it would have become bothersome to easily see the bikes. My guess is that the $50 in advance/$65 at the door pricing probably muted the turnout. The bikes were spread out over quite a large space. This pic is more representative; the featured Broughs and Crockers were all the way up to the far side of the hotel, facing the ocean:

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