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.


  1. Great show,next year would like to have one of my bikes in it..Thanks for posting....Skip

  2. Thanks for posting the pics. I couldn't make the show.

    I hope they do it again next year.

  3. Skip, I hope by next year one of my bikes would even be considered for a show like this.

    Big Al, I have heard that with the success of this years show, that they are planning another one for next year. It was really well done and I think next years event could be even bigger and better.

  4. Anyone know the owner of the Rickman Enfield? I know of five or six other owners.

  5. The '52 Vincent Black Shadow took 1st prize. I have it on good authority her owner rode her back home to Philly after the show.

  6. Sexy, sexy, sexy, sexy...

    Behind Bars - Motorcycles and Life

  7. was it really a 100 year timeline? with bikes from all years etc.
    well, that's what i had heard it was gonna be...
    nice pix Matt.
    see you at Oley in a couple weeks.

  8. thomas. not 100 year timeline, but 100 iconic picks from the "modern classics" 50's-80's (though most were 60's and 70's. A nice selection of all makes and regions. I only photographed a small portion of hat was there. These were my favorites of the show.

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