Friday, April 23, 2010

OLEY 2010!

Just got back from Oley and heres my review: Harley riders should've been happy as hog's in shit (sorry bad pun) but for those looking for European moto's, it was slim pickin's . I was able to spot a few Brit Bikes and a couple of random Continental machines on top of locating a few spares for my 71 A65t.

A couple of nice pre Unit Triumph, The rear being a Trophy (obviously based on the pedestrian slicer)

Another pre-unit Triumph, not sure the year.

Norton Hard Tail.

The sought after Vincent with another Norton in the background.

A rather rusty Benelli 250 - similar to the one my friend Justin and his girldfriend Nina just picked up last week at Chadds Ford. Turns out the guy who owned thi bike had a cache of Benelli parts for sale. I texted Justin who was STOKED.

Bultaco. Couldn't find the owner or a price. Oh well....

Super sweet BSA street tracker hard tail. DBD35 (Thanks for the info, Bodger!)

Stellar BSA road racer. Gorgeous! (Possibly a B44 or B25 according to Bodger over at


This board tracker seems to be more fabricated than original but the attention to detail is remarkable. I love these bikes.

Extremely rare BSA Sun Beam scooter. Good luck finding parts for this, though it looks pretty complete. Honestly, I think the Italians did scooters better than anyone else, but British scooters certainly are an anomaly...

Mid 60's BSA Spitfire for raffle. I didn't bother because my luck sucks - hopefully whoever wins this actually appreciates the beauty of this motorcycle and doesn't simply flip it on ebay.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Norton comander

This yellow comander was added at the last minute at the chadds ford auction last week. My friend Chris snagged this along with four other bikes! Hoarder? Maybe....

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Saturday, April 17, 2010

2010 Chadds Ford Vintage Bike Auction preview

I stopped by the Chadds Ford Auction today and snapped a few pictures of some of the more interesting bikes. The Auction will take place tomorrow (April 18 2010). See you there!

30's? era Harley or Indian. Not sure.

71 Norton Commando

Benelli Cafe Racer

Harley Aermacchi (50cc?)

Early Harley

Yamaha RD350 Road Racer (Nice!)

The prize of the show. Restored Harley.

1960's BMW, a little rough.

Another Harley Aermacchi. I really dig these little bikes.

BSA 441 Victor Special. Very nice!

Triumph TR-6C. 1968 I think.

A pair of rare Allstate scooters (before Piaggio licensed the Vespa to sears)

Fully restored Vellocette

Vintage tools of the trade.

Honda CB740 cafe/Clubman

Triumph (?) basket case)

1960's fully restored Bonnie.

Triumph Flat Tracker

Rumi road racer. Very clean and tidy.

Should be a good turn out, looking forward to the auction.