Friday, March 25, 2011

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Martins Motor Sports Modern Classics Show March 12, 2011

2011 see's Martin's Moto Sports first ever "Modern Classics" exhibit 100 bikes that represent the 60's-80's. Lots of amazing bikes in one room. Everyone who came to see the show got to vote on their favorite, though I'm not sure who won. I got a chance to play with new camera, so I'm still figuring out settings and what not, but I managed to shoot a handful of what was on display.

Al Hartmans beautiful 50's pre unit Triumph Speed Twin
Another view, legendary PA cycle engineer, Don West
in background admires the bike.
Pre war Norton Single

52 Vincent Black Shadow
74 Ducati Sport
1975 Triumph Trident t160
Believe it or not this is an 89 GB500TT Honda.
Named after the legendary race in the Isle of Mann. Nice!
Triumph Trophy 650
Based on an Ossa, this special bike was produced by John Taylor
to contain two 250 2-strokes making it a 500 twin.
Dick Mann designed the frame.
Special sand casts were made for the case.

More info on this unique bike.
Norton Commando.
Harley Davidson Aermacchi.
1972 Laverda 750.
Moto Guzzi.
Rickman Frame.
Ducati Desmo 450
BSA Oil In Frame Lightning 1972 I think.
Norton Comando clubman bars and seat.
BSA Starfire 250
Velocette Thruxton model.
1968 BSA Spitfire 650
Triumph Dayton 500
67 MV Augusta 250
MV Augusta Twin leading Shoes.
twin Delorto carbs. 
66 Aermacchi M50 Sport

Honda Dream
1967 Triumph Bonnie with TT pipes
Jimmy Varnes  (in Grey Jacket) raced this Goldie in the 60's
58 BSA Goldstar Dirt Tracker
Rev Counter
GP carb
54 Triumph T20 Tiger Cub Drag Racer w/cutom gas "tank"
Nicely painted
Single 200 CC
Plunger frame.
65 Triumph Bonnioe
Jimmy Varnes 63 Silver Star unit 650.

Monday, March 7, 2011

Pipes by "Snuff Engineering"

Look closely at the exhaust on this Triumph picture clipped out of an old moto-mag. Galvanized threaded pipe (used in plumbing) with two Briggs and Stratton silencers on the tips. Apparently it gave the bike a "nice purr".

My cousin, the great motorcycle wrencher John McIlvaine, had this picture hanging in his old business, The Hodaka Shop, 30 some years ago. My dad, being the "water guy" by trade, was "cited" as the engineer behind these "kustom" pipes. Funny stuff.

The sticker shows our very first address for Brandywine Water Systems.
We moved out of that place in 85 so this is older than that
Check out the plumbing!