Catalina Grand Prix T-Shirt

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5.5 OZ. 100% RINGSPUN COTTON T-SHIRT

  • Preshrunk, soft-washed
  • Twill taped shoulder-to-shoulder
  • Set-in sleeves
  • Double-needle stitched sleeves and bottom hem
  • 1" ribbed collar with double-needle topstitched neckline
Nestled off the Los Angeles coastline, Santa Catalina Island was home to the Catalina Grand Prix, a popular 100-mile invitation-only motorcycle race. Competitors and fans boarded planes and boats to attend races held annually from 1951 to 1958. Motorcycling races were divided into two classes 250cc and over 250cc. While the 250cc race was 60 miles in total, the race for the bikes over 250cc was a laborious 100 miles. Elite members of the American Motorcycle Association competed in this demanding race as well as celebrities like Dave Ekins, Keenan Wynn, Steve McQueen, and Lee Marvin. Despite the raging success of the race and economic benefit it provided Catalina Island, multiple state and federal agencies found faults with the race and denied permits for any future events of its liking. The liveliness and the spirit cultivated by the wild motorcycle race will live on, ingrained in motorcycle culture.
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