Q: What do you consider “Vintage?”
Some say 20, some say 30 years old. We consider vintage to be pre ’79. It was around this time that bikes of most major manufacturers started to take on a more modern look. As well, it was the last year Honda released a bike with a kick-start. That said, we’re not snobs so don’t worry about it…unless it’s Wednesday.
Q: Where and when do you ride?
We host a 3rd Sunday Ride every month. All makes, models, and years are welcome. See details on our Events Page.
Wednesday nights are club night and strictly vintage. Make friends with a member and you may just get an invite. The VVMC hosts various other rides and events throughout the year. Sign up for our mailing list and follow us on Facebook and Instagram to stay updated.
Q: Do I have to be a member to join the rides?
Nope. Hop on your bike and come ride with us!
Q: DOES MY BIKE HAVE TO BE VINTAGE TO JOIN YOUR RIDES?
Nope. Vintage is preferred but all makes, models, and years are welcome
Q: CAN I join the VVMC?
The VVMC is a not a subscription type organization. It's a small, tight group of like-minded (and a bit crazy) friends. If you’re serious about joining the clan, here’s the simple law:
- You MUST own & ride a vintage (pre ’79) bike.
- Plan on riding with us and being active in the group for at least a year. Showing up on occasion doesn’t cut it. The patch must be thoroughly earned.
- We expect you to volunteer your time at our events. Jump in and help out!
- Don't be a tool... but maybe bring some with you (actual tools that is).
Q: How can I stay informed about your rides & events?
Q: Do you rent out motorcycles for film and photo shoots?
Q: Do you provide skilled motorcycle riders for film shoots?
We do! Please reach out to us by selecting “Picture Vehicles / Film Production” on the Contact Us page.
Q: DO YOU HOST A BIG MOTORCYCLE Event EVERY YEAR?
Yes we do! Every September, we host the Venice Vintage Motorcycle Rally. The day is full of riding, beautiful bikes, vendors, music, food and drinks, give-aways, etc. It’s a big party, Venice-style.
We also raffle off a custom built vintage motorcycle! Check out all the details on our Rally Page
Q: Can I become a sponsor?
Yes you can! Please reach out to us by selecting “Rally Sponsorship” on the Contact Us page. We will send you a Sponsorship Deck with all the details. We love our sponsors and love to reciprocate your generosity by promoting your company or brand via all of our marketing platforms (print, web, email, social). A large portion of the money we generate is donated to the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation.
Q: How can I get a booth space at the rally?
Please reach out to us by selecting “Rally Vendors” on the Contact Us page. We will send you a Vendor Deck with all the details. Contact us today, as spaces fill up quickly!
Q: What kind of bike can join a morning kick-off coastal Ride-to-the-Rally?
New and old! All makes, models, and years are welcome!
Q: How much does it cost to attend the rally?
This is a free event!
Q: Where do I park at the event?
Motorcycle parking is provided for $5. This is how we fund our event. Unfortunately, we do not provide car parking. There is however a city pay-lot adjacent to the event.
Q: Where can I purchase a motorcycle parking ticket?
You can avoid the lines by pre-buying your parking pass at the morning ride location. Otherwise, you can pay at the lot. Please bring cash.
Q: Is this a cash-only event?
No. Credit cards are accepted at the Merch booth and Beer Garden. Each vendor has their own payment policies…so as they say, “cash is king.“ An ATM machine will also be on-site.
Q: Can I bring kids and dogs to the Rally?
This is a family event. So yes, bring the kids, bring the dog….as long as neither of them bite.
Q: Will there be food and drinks?
Come hungry! We will have some of LA's hottest food trucks, as well as a full service bar and beer garden.
Q: Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?
Through our Contact Us link at the bottom of the page.
Q: who does the event benefit?
A large portion of the money we generate from the event is donated to the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation.
rally raffle bike
Q: How much does a raffle ticket cost and How many tickets can I buy?
$10 per ticket. Unlimited.
Q: Where can I buy the ticket?
You can purchase tickets right here on the Rally page of our website, or in person from any of the VVMC members.
Q: Do I get a gift for purchasing 10 or more tickets?
If you buy 10 or more tickets, you go on our list. Stop by the VVMR Merch booth to collect your gift. Sorry, we can not ship items. You must be present at the event to collect.
Q: Do I have to be at the event to win this bike?
You need not attend the rally to win….but it’d be a lot cooler if you did.
Q: How do I know my online raffle ticket purchase will be accounted for?
We print off every online ticket sold and add them to the tumbler by hand.
Q: When is the raffle?
We pull the winning ticket at the Rally, 5PM.
Q: I don’t live in Los Angeles, but bought a ticket. What if I win?
We are happy to help arrange shipping to anywhere in the world. The cost of shipping the bike however is the responsibly of the winner.
Q: How will I know who won?
Come to the rally to see the winning ticket drawn. Details of the winning ticket holder will be posted on our website, post-rally. We may do a Facebook and Instagram live stream as well. Stay posted.
vintage motorcycle Contest
Q: What is eligible?
All entries must be 1979 or earlier. You may enter as many bikes as you like.
Q: What are the categories?
The categories are:
1 - American
2 - British
3 - Cafe / Race Inspired
4 - Custom
5 - European
6 - Japanese
7 - Chopper
8 - Ugliest Bike
VVMC/Best in Show
Q: How can I participate in the vintage motorcycle judging?
You may pre-register your bike on our Rally page or enter the morning of the event.
Q: How much does it cost to enter?
$20. This includes priority VIP parking, and a free raffle ticket to win our Rally Bike.
Q: When is the deadline to submit?
You have up to 24 hours before the event to register online. Otherwise you may register you bike in person at the event.
Q: What criteria are the bikes judged on?
The criteria depends on the category (originality, rarity, condition, creativity, uniqueness, craftsmanship, etc.). All bikes must be 1979 or earlier.
Q: Who is judging?
Every year we invite some of the top experts in the vintage moto world. Judges to-be-announced.