Once again Troubadour and I couldn't resist the pull of the vintage motorcycles on display here at the fairgrounds in Corvallis. We try to attend every year provided we don't have alternate plans scheduled, such as the family camping trip in Kalaloch last year.
The weather couldn't make up its mind on Sunday so we donned on our rain jackets and hats and walked on over. While it rained on us during the walk, the skies cleared for a bit while there and the sun came out.
This years marque was Honda, so of course they had the largest display. I managed to take a few pictures.
|(1963 Honda C200, "Baby Dream", 90cc)|
|(A row of misc Hondas)|
|(1964 Honda CY877 Police Bike, 305 cc)|
(1 of 7 imported to Victoria, BC)
|(Yamaha XT, predecessor to Troubadour's XT250 perhaps)|
|(A trio of Oregon made Hodakas)|
|(1970 Kawasaki 250cc)|
|(1975 Yamaha RD350B - custom street tracker)|
|(Another view of the show - clouds moving in again)|
|(1971 Laverda 750SF owned by our friend Donn)|
|(Notice how many people were around the bikes before the rain started)|
|(1961 DKW Hummel Express - 49 cc moped)|
(DKW=Dampf-Kraft-Wagen, translated to Steam Driven Car)
|(1971 Rickman MK III Metisse, 650 cc Triumph Engine and transmission, |
Ceriani C-1000 motocross forks)
|(1956 Triumph T110, 650 cc)|
|(And the rains came - where did everybody go?)|
|(Found them - hiding under the swap meet tents - not a very hearty lot)|
(Oh well, easier to look at bikes!)
|(1968 Honda CB350 w/sidecar)|
|(The writing on the sidecar - "ride. drink. laugh")|
|(A duo of vintage Hondas)|
|(From the other side.....)|
Because of the rain, people were starting to ride their bikes out of the display. Wet tires on slick grass, oh what fun. We decided to wander home as well.
Just outside our front door we have a Tahitian Sunset rose bush that is in full bloom. The recent rain lingering on the petals caught my attention and I snapped a few pics on my way inside.
|(Tahitian Sunset rose - my favorite)|
|(This one was hiding under some leaves)|
The OVM show was a good excuse to get out in the rain. Every year it seems a little smaller though with not as many bikes on display. Maybe the rain kept people away, not everyone wants to display their vintage or classic bike in the pouring rain. The fairgrounds have a huge arena so I am unclear as to why they don't hold this indoors. More often than not it is raining on the day of the show.
- Au Revoir
" Sunday clears away the rust of the whole week." - Joseph Addison