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Wednesday, June 27, 2012

AMCA Vintage Motorcycle Show 2012 - Part 6

I saved the oldest for last.  Here's my last set of photos from the 2012 Viking Chapter of the AMCA's Motorcycle Show.

The bike that caught my eye as soon as I walked in was this 1912 Harley Davidson X8A.  It's 100 years old and beautifully restored.  I wouldn't have a clue how to start this thing but I'd bet it would be fun to ride.


Another 1912 was this Wagner Single Belt Drive:

A bike that was a similar age but was clearly not restored was this 1913 Indian Model G:

Not all bikes of this age are museum pieces.  This 1914 Harley Davidson Two Speed Twin was recently ridden cross-country in the Cannonball Endurance Run in 2010.

Overall, it was a great show with a lot of interesting bikes on display.  Be sure to check it out next year!

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

AMCA Vintage Motorcycle Show 2012 - Part 5

Yes, I took a lot of photos at the 2012 Antique Motorcycle Show at the State Fairgrounds.  Here are some more.

1934 Harley Davidson Flathead R.  I like the tank art.

1926 Harley Davidson JD:

1942 Harley Davidson WLA:

The one above looks quite a bit different from this 1942 Harley Davidson WLA below.

1934 Harley Davidson Model CB.  I recently saw this one at Dulono's for First Thursday.

I didn't get a good photo of the sign in front of this one.  It's either a 1940 or 1946 Harley Davidson WLD:

Couple of panheads:

1946 Indian Chief with sidecar:

One more post to go... Come on back!

Monday, June 25, 2012

AMCA Vintage Motorcycle Show 2012 - Part 4

Even more photos from the Viking Chapter of the AMCA's Vintage Motorcycle Show in St Paul...

I've already shown quite a few photos of American and Japanese bikes so here are some English ones.  First up is an extreme close-up of a 1970 BSA Lightning 650:

Triumph:

1966 Triton:

A pair of Norton Commandos:

1942 Royal Enfield WD/CO:

The rain had caused the outdoor swap meet area to be muddy which seemed to keep people away.  Here's a Triumph from Blue Cat Motors.

Check out the little kid enjoying the ride on the back of this Indian:

Sporty front end:

Speaking of Sportsters... there was an awesome one parked out front.

I'm not done!  More pics still to come...

Sunday, June 24, 2012

AMCA Vintage Motorcycle Show 2012 - Part 3

Yet more photos from the 2012 Vintage Motorcycle Show and VJMC Show at the State Fairgrounds...

Something I thought was really cool was this lineup of Yamaha XSs.  The green one is a 1970 XS1 and they were arranged in model year order all the way up to a 1982 XS650 Heritage Special.  I think 1980 was the only year missing.
 
 
 
 

While all those Japanese bikes looked really stock, these certainly don't.  Up first is a 1975 Rickman CR750 with a Honda motor.

Outside, was this 1976 Honda 750 Chopper with 30 year old paint. I had seen it before but it's always great to see it again.

While not part of the show, this Kawasaki stood out because of the homemade dog trailer.  It's nice that the owner fitted a pair of shocks and a windscreen to it.

Just as I was leaving (don't worry, I have lots more pictures to post), this guy pulled up on this amazing slammed digger.  I was already packed up and ready to leave so I didn't go back for better photos of it.  Kinda wish I did.

Come back for more.  I still have a bunch of pics left to post...

Saturday, June 23, 2012

AMCA Vintage Motorcycle Show 2012 - Part 2

More photos from the 2012 Vintage Motorcycle Show in St Paul...

Here are some beautiful old Harleys and Indians.

First up us a 1932 Indian Four:

1917 Harley Davidson Model T Magneto:

A colorful lineup:

1934 Harley Davidson VL:

1941 Harley Davidson:

1946 Harley Davidson:

All class...

1919 Indian Power Plus:

Here's a close-up of the only Sporty on display:

Lots more photos and posts from the show to come...
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