THE OAKLAND MOTORCYCLE CLUB | HILL-CLIMB HELLCATS & DIRT DEVILS

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EXCELSIOR MOTORCYCLES

The Oakland Motorcycle Club group photo in front of W.P. Williams Excelsior Motorcycles, circa 1910s.

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Founded in 1907, the Oakland Motorcycle Club has a long history & heritage of turning out hellacious old school hill-climbers, modern-day enduro jockeys, and all-around raucous riders. Checkout the tonnage of awe-inspiring vintage photos documenting their historical group shots, outdoor motor-sports, and runs galore on good ol’classic American iron– Indian & Harley Davidson motorcycles.

And if the bike action doesn’t get ya’, their gear-head meets The Great Gatsby style certainly will.

Bow ties,  shawl collars & jodphurs– oh my.

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Oakland Motorcycle Club 1920s

Oakland Motorcycle Club members, circa 1920s.

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Oakland motorcycle club riders

Oakland Motorcycle Club members on Northern California run, circa 1930s.

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Oakland Motorcycle Club group shot

Oakland Motorcycle Club members, circa 1930's. Mount Shasta in the background.

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Oakland Motorcycle Club chariot race

Oakland Motorcycle Club members all decked out for a chariot race, circa 1920s.

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Oakland Motorcycle Club rider, circa 1920s.

Oakland Motorcycle Club rider, circa 1920s.

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OAKLAND MOTORCYCLE CLUB SOCCER

Motorcycle Polo, circa 1919.

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Oakland Motorcycle Club Polo

The Oakland Motorcycle Club enjoying a round of Polo, circa 1919.

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Indian Oakland motorcyle club

Oakland Motorcycle Club hill-climb event, September 28, 1924 on Peralta Hill-- Digging in with tire chains.

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Oakland Motorcycle Club hill-climber

Oakland Motorcycle Club hill-climb, circa 1924.

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Oakland Motorcycle club hill climb event

Oakland Motorcycle Club hill-climber

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Indian motorcyle Oakland

Oakland Motorcycle Club hill-climb event, circa 1924.

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Indian motorcycle Oakland club

Oakland Motorcycle Club hill-climb event, September 28, 1924 on Peralta Hill.

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Oakland motorcycle hillclimb club

Oakland Motorcycle Club hill-climb, circa 1924.

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Oakland motorcycle club hillclimb

Oakland Motorcycle Club hill-climb event, circa 1924.

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Oakland motorcycle club town

The Oakland Motorcycle Club in front of McCloud's Hotel in Clearlake., circa 1921.

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Oakland Motorcycle Club at Clearlake in McCloud's Hotel, 1924. Notice all the locals gawking at the bikers.  Some things never change.

Oakland Motorcycle Club at Clearlake in McCloud's Hotel, 1924. Notice all the locals gawking at the bikers. Some things never change.

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8 thoughts on “THE OAKLAND MOTORCYCLE CLUB | HILL-CLIMB HELLCATS & DIRT DEVILS

  1. Were the Oakland Motorcycle Club an all Caucasian Club or multiracial. From the photos you can’t see clearly if they are white or black. I commend you on your blog you have great information and a wide selection of topics. Keep up the great work.

    • OMC looks to be white back then, I’m sure that says more about the times than anything else. Click on the pics and they may get a little bigger for ya’.

      Thanks for the kind words.

      Best,

      JP

  2. Wow you are right some people do have too much time on their hands. For those who aren’t true motorcycle riders this new invention may make sense.LOL
    Fortunately that isn’t the case for me. I enjoy feeling all of the elements Mother Nature has to give while I’m riding.

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