The Sellicks Beach Historic Motorcycle Races established and run by the Levis Motorcycle Club returned in 2019 with 120 solo bikes, twelve side cars and thousands of cheering fans.
Bikes are divided into two categories with Period 2 built in 1920 to 1945 and Period 3 built in 1046 to 1962. Mechanics are free to pull apart, rebuild, bore out, polish, recombine and accessorise their bikes within the time period and some of them really haul ass down the sand. I loved the sidecars most—the extra wheel and balance point allowing rider and passenger to brake late, throw weight into the corner and carry speed through to the exit.
This was my first outing to the event and I was unable to secure a media pass to shoot freely up close and personal but I made do outside the barriers. Next year I should be getting sandy in the pit.