I do not have any factual information about the “Los Angeles 125 Club” but as a veteran of the era I would speculate that the “Los Angeles 125 Club” was so named because BSA built a 125 engine that was nearly identical to the Harley 125. Of course both engines were built from German plans as part of WWII reparations. |
In our small “club” of four guys in the Midwest in the early 1950’s we had a 1949 Harley 125, a 1952 Harley 125, a new 1953 BSA 125 and a new 1953 250cc Indian Brave (English made). It is hard to appreciate now how important the British bikes were in the early 1950’s.