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From Cycle World, 1971. Original hard copy in the store.
It’s hard to know exactly what someone wants for a birthday or holiday. Fortunately, even though we don’t have our own gift cards for sale, since we use multiple vendor channels for our products and road tests, there are a lot of options for gift cards which will likely fit your needs. Here’s how it works:
T-shirts are sold mainly through our Spreadshirt store, here: http://yeoldecycleshoppe.spreadshirt.com/ A Spreadshirt gift card can be purchased here:
T-shirts are also available in our Zazzle store, which seems to have better shipping & currency options for non- U.S. customers, here: http://www.zazzle.com/yeoldecycleshoppe A Zazzle gift card can be purchased here:
We use our CafePress store for other items, like mugs, posters, mouse pads, garage wall peels, etc. There are also a few t-shirts there: http://www.cafepress.com/yeoldecycleshoppe/6777886 You can find CafePress gift cards here:
Road Tests and magazine articles are in our Ebay store, here: http://stores.ebay.com/yeoldecycleshoppecom This is also where I hock any motorcycle parts when I’m working on a project bike. Ebay gift cards can be purchased here:
Hopefully this helps everyone get what they want this year!
As printed in Cycle World, 1968. Original in the store
The Swap Meet rivals the Museum as far as quantity of unique and rare motorcycles, minus the museum quality of course.
This collection of photos is from what I call “The Grounds”. Different corners of the event that weren’t as large as say the Swap Meet or the Museum. But still must see. They included the Vintage Japanese Motorcycle Club (VJMC) area; the Antique Motorcycle Club (AMCC) area; the Fan Zone (where the Motorcycle Classics Magazine show was held); the vintage motocross track; the motorcycle toss area; The Auction preview; and the general “easement” along the side of the road all the way around the park that was just lined with motorcycles from dawn till dusk everyday.
While I’m not sold on Ace Corner being an “event within an event” that’s worth paying extra for, there were some pretty clean bikes that I would have missed otherwise. Including what ended up being my favorite bike of the whole festival.
1975 Comparison Road Test Eight for the Open Road – Norton, Guzzi, Honda, Harley, Suzuki, BMW, Kawasaki
23 page test, as printed in Cycle, 1975. Original copy available here
Bikes tested: Harley Davidson FLH 1200, Moto Guzzi 850-T Interceptor, Suzuki RE-5 & GT-750M, Honda GL-1000 Gold Wing, Norton 850 Interstate, Kawasaki Z1B, and BMW R90/6
1975 technical article: Dyno Testing the Muscle Bikes (750cc) – BSA, Eagle, Harley, Honda, Kawasaki, Norton, Royal Enfield, Suzuki, Triumph
As printed in Motorcycle Buyer’s Guide, 1975. Original copy available here
Bikes tested were:
- Triumph Trident
- BSA Rocket 3
- Honda 4 (CB750)
- Kawasaki Mach III
- Harley-Davidson Sportster
- Norton Commando
- American Eagle
- Royal Enfield Interceptor
- Suzuki Titan T500
As printed in Motorcyclist, 1975. (Found the missing last page, thanks to Kerrin!)
As published in Cycle magazine, 1969. This is a look-back article at the Norton-Manx Scrambler of the 1950’s. A hard copy is available in the store
As published in Cycle magazine, 1969.