One of the best vintage motorcycle swap meets in the Pacific Northwest takes place April 25, 2015.
The 12th annual Vintage Motorcycle Swap Meet sponsored by the Washington Vintage Motorcyclists Club opens 8 a.m. Saturday, April 25 at the Skagit County Fairgrounds in Mount Vernon, WA. Pedestrian admission is $2; parking $5 per carload. The meet will be held concurrent with the swap meet sponsored by the North Cascade Street Rod Association, featuring vintage motorcycles, cars, trucks, parts, and accessories. The two events fill the fairground complex. Check the WVM website at http://www.washingtonvintagemotorcyclists.org/Events.html for more information. The event will include a show of vintage motorcycles.
Indoor stall rental fee: 10’x10’ at $30 each, or bike sale stall at $15 per bike. Open to vendors at 6 AM. Stall reservations and fees must be received prior to April 5, 2015; $40 reservation fee thereafter. Contact WVM, c/o Mark Cattarin at 360-223-3190 for information. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
WVMC Vintage MC Swap Meet and Show
This event, sponsored by the Washington Vintage Motorcyclists Club, opens 8 a.m. on Saturday, April 25, 2015 at the Skagit County Fairgrounds in Mount Vernon, WA. Pedestrian admission is $2; parking $5 per carload. This year the event includes a show of vintage motorcycles.
Indoor stall rental fee: 10’x10’ at $30 each, or bike stall at $15 per bike. Open to vendors at 6 AM. Reservations and fees must be received prior to April 5, 2015; $40 reservation fee thereafter. Contact Mark Cattarin at 360-223-3190 for information. E-mail: email@example.com. Download flyer at http://www.washingtonvintagemotorcyclists.org/Events.html
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EVENT: Swap Meet and Show sponsored by the Washington Vintage Motorcyclists opens 8 a.m. Saturday, April 25, 2015 at the Skagit County Fairgrounds, Mount Vernon, WA. Pedestrian admission $2; parking $5 per carload. Indoor stalls 10’x10’ at $30 each; bike sale stall $15 per bike. Open to vendors at 6 AM. Payments due before April 5, 2015; $40 reservation fee thereafter. Contact Mark Cattarin at 360-223-3190 or E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Download flyer at http://www.washingtonvintagemotorcyclists.org/Events.html
Nice article from a female wrenching, Triumph rider.
Originally posted on Gasoline Gypsy:
In the summer of 2007 I was motivated to pursue my first motorcycle, a 1979 Honda Hawk CB400, alongside many of my friends. In Vancouver there had been a surge of interest in restoring old Hondas, modeling them into cafe racers, and a group of us girls were not going to be left behind. Canadian Biker featured an article about this phenomena in August 2009 called “The New Rebels,” describing the scene and the curious individuals in our city leading the trend. In a half-hearted way, four of us girls even formed a motorcycle club called the Majestic Unicorn MC, hand-stitching intimidating purple unicorns into patches for our jean jackets. We definitely caused a few heads to turn, ripping along the highways with skateboards secured by bungy-cords to our beat-up motorbikes, or “East Van Rat Bikes” as they are also referred to. This first bike was appropriately called “Tony,” in…
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John Britten built an exquisite motorcycle in the 1990’s. The motorcycle is and was one of the best on the track, anywhere. A machine and technology that was ahead of its time. Black beauty Lives The bike was conceived and built-in New Zealand. Only 10 were made.
Motorcycle noise drives the squirrels nuts and drives $850K lawsuit
Originally posted on National Post | News:
Richard Jones refers to his backyard as his “sanctum,” a much-loved place that, in its ideal, fills him with a great sense of peace and calm, the result, perhaps, of its Zen Buddhist design inspiration.
There are pink flowers aplenty, terraces, manicured trees and shrubs, three waterfalls, a tea house and a pair of antique doors, imported all the way from China and set into one of the walls.
“The waterfalls attract a lot of songbirds, they like to bathe and drink,” Mr. Jones says, from the interior of his home in Fort Saskatchewan, Alta.
“I take a lot of photographs back there, and I remember one day being lined up on a squirrel. I had a beautiful profile of it, and just as I was getting ready to squeeze the shot — ‘Varoom!’ — a motorcycle roared down the street and the squirrel jumped right up on…
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American V 4 pushrod 1600 CC motor with some (proven) big growl. Check out the link to their site. They claim that they are production ready and waiting to pass EPA testing for the home market. Canada?? We can only hope.
Motus Sets Two Land Speed Records, Rides Home
Press Release- Bonneville Salt Flats, Utah- Motus Factory Racing set the two fastest land speed records of any American production motorcycle at the AMA-sanctioned 2014 Bonneville Speed Trials. Competing in P-PP and P-PG classes, the new records also establish the stock Motus MSTR as the fastest production pushrod motorcycle in the world.
The Motus MSTR motorcycles were raced in stock, unmodified condition with just the mirrors, turn signals and license plates removed. With top speeds of 168.69 mph and records of 163.98 mph and 165.81 mph respectively, company founders Brian Case and Lee Conn set the records before re-attaching the mirrors and license plates and riding 1900 miles back to the Motus factory in Alabama…in 30 hours.
Cheers Bobby Baum
Take the time to check out Paul Brodie from the Vancouver area. Nice to see some home-grown talent in the works. Even better, he is willing to share his skills in the classroom. http://flashbackfab.com/
Torch Motorcycles is in the process of organizing an intimate selection of bikes at the Hand Built Show. Details to follow
Cheers Bobby Baum