Ed and Vern (Veronica) Savko moved to Southern California
from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania after WWII. They stumbled
across this building, made entirely out of volcanic
rock, which had been a stagecoach stop in the 1910's. They
purchased this "Rock Store" in 1961 and created
a small town grocery store out of it. As the years rolled
by, many changes were taking place in this town of Cornell,
started growing in population, which forced the development
of major roadways connecting Mulholland Highway to the
Pacific Coast. As people started flocking to this area,
more and more people started taking notice of this small
town store. Not only were carloads of people stopping
by for cold refreshments, but motorcyclists began pouring
in from all directions. They were drawn to the windy
canyon roads and, of course, the opportunity to really
test out their riding skills.
more and more people began frequenting this pit stop
it became a landmark institution for the avid motorcyclist
community. Ed and Vern have built a reputation for the
Rock Store as one of the top tourist destinations, and
a hang out for the "who's who" of the motorcycling
world. The Rock Store is the most famous motorcycle
stop in Southern California, if not the world, and has
been featured in many commercials, films, music videos,
television productions and magazine photos.
the attractions are the rustic settings, celebrity sightings,
hundreds of bikes to look at and the food and drinks.
The Rock Store is most popular for their hefty breakfasts,
BBQ tri-tip sandwiches, teriyaki chicken sandwiches,
homemade chili and more and don't forget those ice cold
any given weekend you can stop by and chat with the
celebrities who frequent the Rock Store. There is always
the interest of Jay Leno and "what is he going
to ride up on today?" Jay enjoys bringing up any
one of his latest toys so that everyone can see it.
You can usually find him in the parking lot talking
amongst the people. He'll be the first one to show you
under the hood of his new truck, or help someone with
repairs on their bike. Arnold Schwarzenegger often pops
his head in for a quick bite, before spinning off into
the canyons. Matt LeBlanc, Tommy Lee, Harrison Ford
and others can be spotted hanging out on the patio with
"friends." You really never know who you are
going to see walk through the front door.
by and chat with Ed and Vern over breakfast in our rustic
restaurant or a BBQ lunch and beer on our patio. They
truly have created the most biker friendly place in
about the Rock Store:
"...On Sundays, the Rock Store draws all kinds
of riders from the greater Los Angeles area. Racing-leather-clad
sportbikers mingle with vintage restoration artists.
Doctor and lawyer Harley guys rub elbows with old-school
bee-in-the-teeth Harley guys. They come to talk bikes,
to ogle the latest and greatest machines, swap tales
of speed and excess, and suck down cold drinks between
forays into the canyons..."
"...You can't miss the place. On any given Saturday
or Sunday dozens — possibly hundreds depending
on the time — of modern Harleys or vintage restored
bikes are parked out front, just off the road. Inside,
the clientele ranges from the Hollywood elite to muscle-bound
biker chicks in leather chaps. Lotsa leather either
way, which makes me sweat just looking at it on this
roaring hot day. Today, both Jay Leno and Arnold Schwarzenegger
have dropped by..."
"...SoCal's Rock Store, located on the famous Mulholland
Highway, has the best of all worlds. Located between
the tony seaside town of Malibu and LA's valley area,
the Rock Store is wonderfully linked to picturesque
Pacific Coast Highway by a series of serpentine canyon
roads that climb through the Santa Monica mountains.
On any given weekend, the Rock Store's parking lot is
filled with interesting and exotic bikes, whether of
the sport variety or the American V-Twin chopper crowd...
So next time you're in Southern California, do yourself
a favor and take Latigo Canyon from PCH in Malibu up
to Mulholland and the Rock Store. The ride up the tight
and twisting Latigo, with panoramic views of the Pacific
Ocean and hilltop mansions, is unforgettable, and the
motorcycle eye candy at the Rock Store—especially
on Sundays—rivals many bike shows."
"The most famous motorcycle hangout in Southern
California attracts celebrity riders, but gets the majority
of its street cred from location. Great riding is just
around the corner. Mulholland Highway is a favorite
of cruiser riders, while nearby Malibu Canyon is popular
with the sportbike crowd. Many different bikes show
up on Sundays, ranging from Harley customs to European
exotics, including, every so often, several ridden by
notables such as Jay Leno and Peter Fonda."
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