What’s Happening This Weekend

| 12 October 2017 11:23 am

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Courtesy of Judy Whitson/Trailblazers News
OCT. 12, 2017

Here are some of the events happening this weekend in California…

Events at the Petersen
The 23rd annual Gala at the Petersen Automotive Museum will be held on Saturday, October 14. It will be a romantic, glamorous, period-themed evening hosted by James Corden, celebrating the 1940s, ’50s and ’60s. For tickets, go to or call 323/930-2277. The guest of honor will be Lord March. Who is Lord March, you say? Well, he is no less than the founder of the Goodwood Festival of Speed and the Goodwood Revival. He is credited with bringing vintage motorsports back into the limelight; both events are some of the most exciting and creative motorsport events in the world!

There will also be a Movie Night on Wednesday, October 25, which will feature the film Back to the Future. The movie will start at 7 p.m. Light refreshments and snacks will be available. Entry is only $5 per couple. Members will be admitted free.

There will also be a Back to the Future concert, featuring the Flux Capacitors, on Friday, October 27, beginning at 7 p.m. It is suggested that attendees dress in 1950s to 1980s attire. Entry is $20. The actual DeLorean used in the film will be displayed at both the movie and the concert.

The Petersen Automotive Museum is located at 8060 Wilshire Boulevard in Los Angeles. For more information, call 323/930-2271 or go to or or

Melo Velo Rallye
The 35th Melo Velo Rallye will be held on Saturday and Sunday, October 14 and 15, at “The Place,” located at 4014 Highway 33 in Ventucopa, California 93252.

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Show up early Saturday afternoon for hors d’oeuvres from Vicky and Alick. Camping is available behind the restaurant. Sunday will start with breakfast and a beautiful ride to the Pine Mountain Club on roads through breathtaking scenery. All makes and models are welcome to participate in this celebration of the Velocette motorcycle.

For an event T-shirt, please go to or contact Tim Kenney at

For more information, please call Tim Kenney at 805/646-9982.

Glen Helen Raceway
The John Burr Cycles 24-Hour Endurance event will take place on Saturday, October 14, and Sunday, October 15, at Glen Helen Raceway in San Bernardino, California.

Doug Bingham Memorial Sidecar Rally
The second annual Doug Bingham Memorial Sidecar Rally will take place this Sunday, October 15, commencing at 8 a.m. at the William S. Hart Museum and Park, located at 24151 Newhall Avenue in Santa Clarita, California. The ride is slated to last from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Entry fee for sidecars is $10; solo bikes and spectators are free! Contact Mike Smith at 661/965-2903. More information can be found on Facebook or at Bob Bakker has just completed a vintage Harley road-racing sidecar with Doug’s racing number on it. Doug mainly competed on Harley-powered sidecars. The rig will be on display at the Rally.

Southern California Norton Club Ride
On Sunday, October 15, there will be a Southern California Norton Club Ride from Temecula to Julian, California. This is a great time of year for this ride, because the participants can enjoy the fall foliage and the cooler weather, and “apple pie town” is the perfect destination. Meet at the Swing Inn Café, located at 28676 Old Town Temecula Front Street in Temecula. The ride will depart at 9 a.m. sharp. For more information, please go to

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