Welcome to Bud & Dave Ekins
What would inspire someone to ride a motorcycle where no one else has or board a ship bound for France to compete with men and machines from another country? Through this site we will revisit events from the legendary careers of two brothers who helped pioneer off- road racing.
Bud's career began with a 1934 VL Harley Davidson that he brought back to life in the family welding shop. Dave's career began with a Whizzer motorized bicycle. Bud and Dave grew up in the Hollywood Hills in Los Angeles. They learned to ride dirt trails near Mulholland Drive all the way to the Pacific Coast.
In their prime Bud would often win the open class events and Dave would win the 250cc class in the very competitive Southern California Racing District #37. These events included Big Bear Hare n' Hounds, Catalina Grand Prix, TT Scrambles, Enduros and Moto Cross/Scrambles.