In an era of land closures and political cage-fighting, it's nothing less than a small miracle that the Avalon City Council has approved a one-year permit for the return of the Catalina Grand Prix. The original event was held from 1951-'58, and won by the likes of ISDT gold medalist Bud Ekins. Promoted by My Cuz Vinnie Promotions, the AMA District 37-sanctioned event will be part of the Big 6 Grand Prix Series and feature 12 races for classic and modern bikes, including a 100-mile Pro race, plus a golf tournament and concert. The 7-mile course will encompass some of the original route in the foothills, plus downtown streets. Entries are limited.