As a continuation of my post from last week I am posting up the other pictures I took of Bob Lanphere's Vintage Motorcycle Collection.
He has them displayed throughout his motorcycle showroom on both the first and second floor. According to the website he has been collecting over 40 years and the collection includes 150 motorcycles.
Some of the bikes were back lit by the sun so I didn't take pictures of them at all, but here are the few I did take.
|(1987 Wood-Rotax Flat Tracker)|
|(1975 Yamaha Flat Tracker and a 1965 CZ 250)|
|(1980 Honda CR125 R Elsinore)|
|(1971 Griuph "Greeves Frame/500 cc Triumph" and a 1970 Greeves Griffon MX)|
|(Unknown Honda on the left and a 1995 Honda Cub on the right)|
|(1976 Yamaha IT 400)|
|(1958 BSA Spitfire Scrambler and a 1956 BSA Road Rocker A10)|
The BSAs were on an elevated platform on the showroom floor so one could actually get a good look at them. The others are all up quite high. He also has a two old Honda cars, Civics perhaps. Bob Lanphere also owns a pretty large Honda automotive dealership in Beaverton.
|(Look at all the little Hondas in front of the cars)|
That is it. We wandered around for the better part of an hour. Sitting on this new bike and that new bike. All in all it was a pretty good day out, if you don't count traffic and people.
Oh, and have I mentioned our daffodils and crocuses (croci) are blooming? Even the trees have decided it is time to bloom.
|(Daffodils in the front yard)|
|(And the crocuses are blooming too)|
Spring is just around the corner.
- Au Revoir
" Everything is blooming most recklessly; if it were voices instead of colors, there would be an unbelievable shrieking into the heart of the night." - Ranier Maria Rilke
Nice to see the color. Heck, nice to see any bare ground! Enjoy your new spring!ReplyDelete
I thought the flower pics might bring some warmth to the day of those still snowed under.Delete
It is weird to see the forsythia and star magnolia blooming this early too.i didn't bother with pics of those.
The BSA Spitfire Scrambler looks smashing, very similar to the new Ducati Scrambler...ReplyDelete
No blossoming to report from the Black Forest just yet, but at least we have bare ground.
Those new Scrambler look nice, although I haven't seen one in person yet. A friend of ours who's rides a Tiger and a Ural has a deposit down on one.Delete
Glad you have bare ground, flowers will follow along soon.
Brandy, so nice to see that spring is springing somewhere. There is hope here, although the temperatures are still frigid, the sun is making its warmth felt and has begun to eat at the snowbanks.ReplyDelete
Looking at all those bikes in the collection, you can see what seems like a constant evolution in displacement. It seems to be that the big bikes of the past in the 650cc range, are now generally touted as good 'beginner' bikes, as if they had training wheels.
Has been a very mild winter for us this year. Above average temps for the last few months. We were worried a deep freeze would come along and kill the blooms, but nothing in the forecast.Delete
Funny how bikes have evolved with a bigger is better attitude. Seems they went the way of the automobile in that regard. And a lot of that size thing seems to be just a North American attitude.
Nice pictures of those colorful things on the ground. I think I've heard rumors that such things exist...ReplyDelete
And nice pictures of the bikes too!
Do you need more colorful pics sent your way? If we drive down Western along campus by Reser Stadium the trees are blooming on both sides of the road a nice pink and white. Makes for a pretty commute.Delete
Daffodils....aren't they a spring thing?? Wonderful colors and I already feel warmer.ReplyDelete
Thanks much for the fine collection photos. They will be shared (the link too).
They are supposed to be a spring thing, but this year they are a winter thing for the PNW. I am glad you enjoyed the colors.Delete
You are welcome for the bike pics. I should have taken more pics of the vintage bikes downstairs, but there were too many people milling around looking at the new models below.
Nice to see someone getting spring already. I think we're still quite a ways from even having bare ground. Love the bikes, especially the 2 BSAs.ReplyDelete
Those BSAs seemed to be an attraction at the bike shop. It was nice they were down on ground level rather than up on a shelf.Delete
Nice bikes. Bugger the flowers.ReplyDelete
.....but I like flowers. :-)Delete
BTW, I've always liked the Honda 600 car. A friend of mine had one and it looked like a blast to drive and would make your Fiat look like a monster.ReplyDelete
The older small Hondas like that sure aren't seen much any more. There used to be a few I'd see back in the 90's. Funny how a Fiat is a small car by today's standard, but not really comparing what we've seen in history. And now it is getting the USA larger treatment as they release the Fiat X, all wheel drive 4-door. I bet it is as big as the Subaru.Delete
Nice collection of bikes Brandy.ReplyDelete
Looks like springs on the way for you guys so you'll be out riding before you know it.
Thanks Steve. Supposed to be 70˚F (21˚C) this weekend but we have family coming for a few days. No riding. Sad panda.Delete
Nice pics Brandy. What an awesome collection. Our dafs and croci are blooming as well. I am loving our spring, I hope this doesn't mean summer is going to be cold.ReplyDelete
Thanks Dar. I am worried that with our nice Spring we are in for a hot dry summer like last year. I could handle a cooler one. Better for riding when it isn't 100˚ and the off highway vehicle areas are closed for fire danger.Delete
Beautiful collection of bikes! I'm still learning about motorcycles. It's amazing how much I didn't know when I started riding. But going out to see bikes like this I learn so much.ReplyDelete
Well that and reading blogs.
Beautiful flowers too! I do miss growing my own flowers. Maybe one day I'll grow them again.
See you soon!
The shop really does have a large collection.Delete
I think with motorcycle and in life we are continually learning. That should be part of the fun.
nice to have those bikes in your own garageReplyDelete
must be spring in the air with the blooming flowers
Wouldn't that be nice. We were at the dealership again on Saturday and looked at a few more of the bikes we missed last time. He sure has some nice vintage Triumphs too.Delete
You'd think it was spring with how much we've got blooming. 4 more days and we are officially in Spring.
Definitely have to take in that collection when my travels take me to Oregon. (HWM)ReplyDelete
It is a neat place - one of the largest dealerships in the State. In the off season the salesman will chat your ear off too.Delete