Some of you may know from reading Sonja's blog that we met in Tacoma on Saturday to visit and attend the "Meet at the Ace - A Summer Shakedown 2012 Vintage Motorcycle and Scooter Festival" sponsored by the Ace Cafe London. In case you haven't seen it, Sonja's trip report can be read by clicking this link ----> Link
Troubadour and I arrived in Tacoma around 10:00 am and drove straight to the hotel. We knew we were too early to check in but thought we could leave our car parked there and save the $10 parking fee at the LeMay Car Museum (location of the motorcycle show). The hotel had no problem with that and gave us a pass to park in their underground garage.
As we were walking out we noticed this loaded BMW from British Columbia. I'd be worried those auxiliary lights would be taken out by a rock.
|(some serious lights on the crash bars)|
We wandered over towards the LeMay and realized the bikes were still rolling in. We thought it best to wait until later to commence the drooling. And so we walked. It was a beautiful sunny day and we'd never really been in Tacoma.
|(Random bridge in Tacoma)|
We found ourselves at the MOG - Museum of Glass. We'd heard from our friend RickRick that it was an interesting place to tour.
|(Museum of Glass - Tacoma, WA)|
|(Museum of Glass, Tacoma, WA)|
The museum wasn't quite what we expected. More of a gallery of fancy pieces than any history or factoids. We probably should have looked it up online first. I did take a few pictures that I will share in a future post.
We met Sonja and Roland at Quickie Too and had a nice lunch and were able to talk and visit and eat way too much. Lunch was good but I did find it was a little salty judging by how much water I would later drink.
Here are some of the highlights from the motorcycle show.
|(Summer Shakedown - LeMay Car Museum in silver building on left)|
|(1937 Triumph Tiger 90)|
|(1956 Triumph TR6)|
|(Suzuki 125 cc)|
|(Triumph Daytona in imperial purple and silver)|
|(Yamaha 250 cc)|
|(Bikes with the Tacoma Dome in background)|
|(Gorgeous 1973 Triumph Hurricane X 75 - only 1,048 were produced)|
|(1973 Triumph Hurricane X 75 - designed by Craig Vetter)|
|(interesting BMW by Puget Sound Autobody)|
|(Pretty Lambretta scooter)|
|(Vintage Indian with sidecar)|
|(Vintage Sears motorcycle)|
|(Complete with authentic Pacific Northwest rust)|
These are the niceset of the pictures I took of the motorcycles entered in the Summer Shakedown. In a follow up post I will include pictures of the cars, motorcycles and scooters from the LeMay Car Museum.
This was the view from our hotel room window. We stayed at the Best Western Tacoma Dome Hotel.
|(LeMay Car Museum and a lot of motorcycles)|
to be continued.........
- Au Revoir
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