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CALVMX VMX Series Race # 4 - The Ranch                    Sunday, April 27, 2014

Who are We?

The California Vintage Motocross (CALVMX) group is a motocross club that organizes and conducts racing events.  CALVMX caters to competion motorcycle manufactured between 1965 up to and including currently in production.

Join Us... 

In order to earn points towards end of series championships, you must be a member and race a minimum of four races during the series.  Non-members are welcome to race and qualify for race day awards.  Be sure to support the folks that support our sport, visit CALVMX/AHRMA SW's unique sponsors today!

Race with Us!

We have riders of all skill levels and gender racing with us.  We also offer classes for everyone and you don't have to be a member to race with us.

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Our Honored Legend - John Rice aka "John R."

John was born in 1935 in Long Beach and graduated from Jordan High School in 1954. He was married and has two daughters, Robin (Rice) Capps and Tami (Rice) Greenhill, who is still an active motorcyclist.

Rice was, as many young men in the 1950s, very interested in motorcycles and bought his first two-wheeled ride, a Cushman scooter in 1956. That only lit a spark however and soon after he purchased a BSA 650 Golden Flash. He rode more and more and then decided to take the next step and try racing. John purchased a 350cc BSA Catalina Scrambler and was ready to go for 1957.

His first “race” was at the old Lancaster fairgrounds and didn’t go very well. John entered an enduro, not understanding that an enduro is a timed event, and as was his style, he rode wide open the whole way. Next he tried a Scrambles race at the “Rusty Nails” track in San Pedro and led the race until he got a flat tire on his BSA. Scrambles was more to his liking and soon became his favorite type of racing. He rode every Scrambles race that year, finishing 7th in the district and a very credible 5th in class at the Catalina Grand Prix.

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