This little event is the real essence of rallying — no prizes, no awards, just a bunch of sidecar aficionados who want to get together, show off their contraptions, and have a gossip. It takes place in the park in this California town, along with an arts and crafts show — though these rigs often show more artistry and craftsmanship than the rest of the stuff in the park.
Some 60 to 70 sidecar outfits showed up during the day, some arriving early, leaving early, others coming later. With all the informality there was no hard count. What is always more fun is watching, and listening to, all the non-motorcycle visitors who abandon the macrame pot-holders and wooden salad bowls to come and have a look at these hacks. Maybe a few of them might decide that having one of these three-wheelers could be more fun than a Buick LeSabre.
Every year the rally gets bigger; the 5th annual should be in April of 2012.