"PRESERVATION, MAINTENANCE AND OPERATION OF OLD TIME MOTORCYCLES, GET IT? WE DO!"
The Perros Viejos chapter of the AMCA is 64th chapter in the Antique Motorcycle Club of America. We are based in San Diego, CA and promote the enjoyment of vintage, classic and antique motorcycles with emphasis on riding machines 35 years or older.
We grew tired of vintage clubs that we saw becoming top-heavy with new bikes. We love all motorcycles, of course, but saw a need for a local group dedicated specifically to riding bikes 35 years or older. (Perros Viejos is Spanish for Old Dogs, a nod to our location in the lower left corner of the US.)
That means our rides will always be laid out with those design limits in mind…minimum freeway speed/distance and, when we can, adequate start-point parking for trailers and chase vehicles. We plan our rides with distances that allow older bikes to participate without riders worrying about excessive strain for older (or, rare) bikes. Not many of us want to ride our old bikes at 75 mph for miles. Got belt-drive bikes? We’d love to see them on the road and will make allowances for them.
For official club business, we meet on the second Monday of each month at various local spots in town, usually locations that provide libation and food. Details will follow.
For weekly bike chat and general motorcycle discussion, a large group of us meet at the Waterfront Bar and Grill, San Diego’s oldest tavern on Saturday mornings between 6am and 9am at 2044 Kettner Blvd, 92101. This is open to motorcycles of any age and all riders are welcome. Rides occasionally start from there and one never knows what kind of bikes may show up. The food is adequate, the coffee is endless, and parking is decent. Bike chat is always good and, among this group, you will never have to explain why you are diverting your child’s allowance on rusty swap meet parts.
We’ve been meeting there for more than 20 years, come down and meet us.