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Tuesday, May 29, 2012

2012 Oregon Vintage Motorcycle Show (Part Two)

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As we wandered around the show we saw a few more cool looking vintage bikes.

(a row of pretty Triumphs)
(another Royal Enfield)
( Honda and Yamaha were well represented)
(a cute little Honda 90 - I loved this little bike)
There was even a Simplex Automatic Motorcycle circa 1956ish on display.




And a few scooters for the scooter fans out there.



 

And my favorite of the show - a 1960 Triumph Speed Twin Model 5TA.  According to the write-up on display this was a rarer bike than the 350cc 3TA version.  The bodywork was not so popular in the USA and was often referred to as the upside down 'bathtub' model.  It was also nice to read that the bike is in use and not just a show piece.


(front number plate shows original UK registration)

(Speed Twin badging)


(yep, a Lucas headlight)

(gear indicator on top of transmission)

(replica cat's head tail light)

Once we were finished wandering around the vintage bikes we strolled along the perimeter where the swap meet tables were set up.  The following bikes/items were all for sale in the swap meet.

 
(all original one owner Yamaha Midnight Special)


(side car anyone?)





And finally one of the booths set up wasn't selling anything , but were advertising their vintage off-road riding club and had bikes on display.  The bikes were parked really close together except for this one so it was easy to photograph.




On our way out of the show Troubadour pointed and said "look at that husky".  I immediately started looking for a Husqvarna motorcycle.  Much to my surprise, this is what I found.





And if it works I also grabbed a short video of them riding away.

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- Au Revoir


"Only a biker knows why a dog sticks his head out a car window." - Author Unknown
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28 comments:

  1. It looks like the weather improved by the end of the day. And there was quite a selection of bikes there. Thanks for the series of posts.

    Richard - My blog

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    1. The sun was really trying to peek through the clouds by the time we left around 1:30. People were out drying off their bikes that were in the show.

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  2. Nice.

    I'd have thought as you did. I wouldn't have expected a dog. Don't you love those surprises? I do.
    ~Keith

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    1. Seeing an actual Husky dog in the crate was a great surprise. He was tethered in too. It looked like a short leash was tied in somehow so he couldn't jump out.

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  3. Ohhhh I love your blog Brandy! Magic to this Triumph enthusiast. All of them beautiful photos but like you, my favourite is the Speed Twin because I owned it's little brother, the 3TA T Twenty One 350cc. It was a nice bike but under-powered. Sold it when I was given a complete hiding by one of the new 100cc Yamaha twins - the writing was on the wall! As a matter of interest, I still have a pristine copy of the workshop manual for the 5TA and 3TA!

    Thanks for the wonderful photos!

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    1. Thanks Geoff, you flatter me.

      Way cool that you used to have a 3TA and still have the manual, that is awesome. Glad I could take you down memory lane.

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  4. Ah, the good ole days, where even Japanese motorcycles looked pretty. Where has it gone? Wonderfully captured. I would be drooling all over the place.

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    1. Where did it go? I dunno.

      Now they are all big lumps of plastic. Max even has a lot of plastic and he is a naked bike.

      And I am sure there was a lot of drool out that day.

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  5. Trobairitz:

    I like looking at all the old/vintage bikes. That red Suzuki B120 would be a great conversation piece in your living room.

    bob
    Riding the Wet Coast
    My Flickr // My YouTube

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    1. And the red Suzuki is tiny enough it might fit too, lol. They just don't make them like they used too. Now they are huge bikes. I think the older smaller ones are pretty damn cool though.

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    1. We didn't even see the price on it. Another couple was looking at it so we couldn't get in too close. It was getting a lot of attention though.

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  7. Trobairitz - great photos. Could you possibly go back and buy that Indian for me? I'll send the money straight away. Thanks, El D

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    1. I'll get right on that for you El D.

      Shipping can't be that much across the pond can it? No more than the actual cost of the bike I'd imagine. :-)

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  8. Great photos...and some great old bikes! I could spend days looking at vintage bikes. We caught the "Art of the Motorcycle" exhibit when it passed through Memphis and I paid the extra $ for photo privileges, since I really wanted to preserve what I'd seen. I rode up to Loudin to see the vintage and sidecar races one year...a really memorable experience! http://agmom98.smugmug.com/Other/2205-Laconia-Bike-Week/i-x6BsSG9/0/M/oldindian-M.jpg

    In the pits, up close and personal with the owners and racers: http://agmom98.smugmug.com/Other/2205-Laconia-Bike-Week/i-Tw2sTsL/0/M/racepits1-M.jpg

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    1. Great pics Runner. I like that you can pay a little extra to get photo privileges rather than them just saying no photos. Looking good on that Indian. And even cooler that you could get into the pits.

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  9. Eh - old bikes don't do it for me, but I know someone who likes em! Glad you guys appreciate them and had a good time though :o) I did like those side cars - don't think the paint matches Bella yet though...

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    1. I hear you don't like old bikes, just old Chevelles, lol.

      I don't think you'd find a sidecar to match Bella, she is so shiny and new. And the paint color is such a cool blue.

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  10. That looks like a really big vintage bike show. I love the Husky!

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    1. The show was actually smaller than it has been the last few years. I think because of the weather and there was another event going on in Florence too. Their Rhododendron festival is a huge biker event. You should have seen the size the year Triumph was the marque. Huge.

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  11. My mom had a little Honda 90. She loved it. I, however, burned the back of my knee on it something fierce!! Though those little tires would probably take it anywhere.

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    1. My mom had one too! But it was newer than the one in the photo. She made a homemade cushion for the back rack and I'd ride on the back when I was in elementary school and we good toodling around in the dirt when camping or her with a rifle strapped to her back early morning grouse hunting.

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  12. Great compilation! I saw the previous post, and I absolutely had fun looking at all of these magnificent creations. Yep, that 1960 Triumph is definitely a looker but what caught my eye is that orange Harley. Well, who would not notice it with that color that screams, “Look at me!”? Also, knowing that some of those bikes are still in use makes bike lovers adore them even more.

    Regards,
    Erik Lucien

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    1. Thanks for stopping by Erik.

      The vintage show is one we try to attend every year. Some times the same bikes come back year after year but there are always ones we've never seen before too.

      Could you imagine seeing that orange Harley going down the street? It would be awesome.

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  13. I just found this page. I love that husky too! Her name is Sabaka and she's been riding with me since she was 6 weeks old. She currently has 3,684 miles on her! I knew she would be famous!

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    1. So cool that you found the pictures of your beloved husky. Thank you for letting me know her name and details. She is one gorgeous husky.

      Feel free to take the pictures from the blog and the video. You should be able to 'drag and drop' them off the page. If not I have an "email me' in my profile and if you email me I'd be more than happy to email you the pics and video.

      Thanks for stopping by and happy riding.

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  14. I've got the pictures, but can't copy the video. That's ok, I've got your page bookmarked and added it to my husky facebook page. Thanks!

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    1. I am glad you were able to get the pictures. If you ever want the video just email me. - Brandy

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