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#50 John Sims

San Carlos, CA

1945 Velocette

Hi, my name is John Sims and I was born in London England. I went to school in London and studied aeronautics at Hertfordshire University. After college I worked in construction management for a couple of years before leaving for Canada, where I worked my way across Canada and down to San Francisco in the early 80’s.

In England I rode Velocettes and BSA’s, and in San Francisco I got back into motorcycling. I have vintage motorcycles including Velocettes, Scotts, Rudge and an Enfield. I also have some modern bikes for fun including an FZ09 and KTM500 dirt bike.

I have ridden over 15,000 miles on my 1945 Velocette KSS Mk2 350cc and ridden this bike on several 1,000 mike runs. I have never been to Missouri and I cannot think of a better way to see the country. Looking forward to seeing the vintage Harleys and Indians and meeting all the riders, mechanics, staff and enthusiasts.