Long Beach ’79 – R.G. Canning opens the show season with something for everyone

Photos: Yvonne Walker’s 98″ street Shovel was a real crowd stopper; There is little debate that Charlie Brown has one of the finest show machines in the natiion. Big Inch Honda boasts unique turbo-weber set up along with hand made body, 12 spoke mags and super elaborate art work; Larry Goldsmith’s 68 Shovel makes for quality show’n’go material; “Polaris” is one of the southland’s latest entries into the national show circuit, owner Jim Welch had Jim Chen of Independent Honda handle the engine work while intricate paint scheme was applied by Jim Reagan.

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1979 “Cyclotron” vintage Trike Sidecar Outfit 4-Page Article

When is a trike not a trike? When you have to overcome the Man and legal registration hassles. So the idea becomes a sidecar or “outfit” in Australia. Anmd that’s what the wedge three wheel “Cyclotron” became when Lance Seadon did a number on a 750 Honda…

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1974 Print Article on Motorcycle Junkyards

Uninitiated observers call them junkyards; those who run such places call them salvage yards. If Madison Avenue types named them, the world would have emporiums of pre-owned parts. Call them whatever you lie because we all know what’s there…Fences, Dogs and Parts Once Used.

Suppose that you need a wheel hub for your Suzuki X-6 or an engine for the ’49 Famous James you’re restoring. The wheel hubs have been back-ordered from your friendly local Suzuki dealer for two months and the last anyone heard from the snarky old dude who used to be the James dealer was that he had been the focal point of a tremendous funeral. The answer to these and similar personal traumas for bike freaks may lie drowsing in the warm summer dirt at a local motorcycle salvage yard…

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Motorcycle Mythology – 1975 print article (6-Pages)

“Motorcyclists share with humanity at large a tendency to know a lot of things that aren’t so. This certainly is true of matters involving technology, and now entirely because H.L. Mencken was right when he accused Americans of having an “appetite for bogus revelation.” Mostly it simply is that people find it easier to embrace myth’s pliant generalities than to grapple with the chill, complex certitudes of physical law. It is all a part of the preponderant side of human nature that gives amulets a broader appeal than slide rules and makes religion more popular than science…”

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1963 Muskegon Hillclimb – Glen Kyle of Goshen, Indiana wins 74 cu. in. Pro Class

Mt. Garfield, a huge sand dune on the Lake Michigan shore just south of Muskegon, has been the site of a hillclimb in August for approximately thirty of the past forty years…35-year old Glen Kyle of Goshen, Indiana won the 74 cubic inch Professional Class in his fourth year of Class A competition…Photos shown: Glen Kyle, Joe Hemmis, Kenneth Hatton

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1974 Vintage Bonneville Salt Flats Land Speed Record Article – The 12-Second Mile

October 1, 1974, Don Vesco set a new motorcycle Land Speed Record with his twin-engined Yamaha streamliner. After two days of battling demons, the pair of four-cylinder TZ750 road-race motors whisked Vesco through the measured mile at 7:02 p.m. His speed of 281.702 mph bettered the existing record of 265.492 by 16.21 mph. At that velocity he covered the mile in 12.7 seconds.

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1977 Daytona Preview – what to do and who to bet on at motorcycling’s annual beach party

Daytona ’77 Preview: What to do and who to bet on at motorcycling’s annual beach party. If there is a single most important happening in American motorcycling, that event is Daytona Speedweek. The Daytona Motorcycle Classics (March 7 to 13) are important and popular for a whole slew of reasons, and there is so much happening that no one can possibly hope to do everything and attend every event. Any motorcycle enthusiast, no matter what his preference, can find something to entrance him during Daytona Speedweek. There are roadraces, motocrosses, an enduro, dragracing, shorttracks, several motorcycle shows, a poker run and more plain old profiling than you can shake a fork tube at…

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Cycle Guide’s Used Bike Pricing Guide of 1976 model motorcycles

Cycle Guide’s Used Bike Pricing Guide published in 1977 for used 1976 model motorcycles.

All pricing figures listed here are courtesy of the National Automobile Dealers Association, as listed in the NADA Motorcycle Appraisal Guide.

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1972 Wild World of Honda *Vintage Magazine* – Everything you need to know about Hondas

Contents: What’s a Honda?; Here’s What’s New!; Where to Start; Tuning the Singles; The Twins (450 Road Test); Tuning the Honda Twins; Putting the 500 Four Through its paces; The care and feeding of the Fours; Honda in the Dirt; Tuning the New XL250; From Frills to Far Out; Make it a safe ride; Maintenance; Heads off the 450; Overhauling the gearbox; Honda Hydraulics; More Power for the SL70; Rebuilding the Trailbike Clutch; More Thunder for the smaller Hondas; Troubleshooting

“What’s a Honda?” That was a frequently asked question in the United States when American Honda opened its doors in 1959. Now, 13 years later and a few million motorcycles later, that question has been answered to the extent that to a lot of people, Honda is not synonomous with motorcycle. Honda means motorcycle…

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1958 Most Popular and Typical Girl Motorcycle Rider Photo Contest – 65 entries

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Typically American and popular too, these feminine cyclists represent all walks of life and all parts of the country. The problem of choosing from among this outstanding group will be no easy task. It will require a lot of thought and consideration. Photos have been arranged in alphabetical order. Each picture is accompanied by the girl’s name, riding experience, and occupation. The girl rider receiving the largest number of votes will be awarded the trophy and title.




1951 Motorcycle Article: Fanniff’s Fancy – Old Dobbin transformed into dashing thoroughbred

Bob Fanniff, motorcycle policeman from Glendale, California, has definite ideas about doling up a bike. Starting with a stock 1947 Harley-Davidson ohv job for which he paid $425, Bob promptly dismantled it to the last bolt and headed for the platers. Care was taken not to over-chrome, fault of many motorcycle perfectionists. Note phosphorus bronze-plated heads.

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1951 Motorcycle Article: “Frenchy” Joe Le Blanc of Whittier turns 122.44 in quarter mile

…That day another cycle owned by “Frenchy” Joe Le Blanc of Whittier, and tuned by the same inimitable Roy Felkner – it also was equipped with one of Chet Herbert’s cams – went 122.44 mph in a quarter mile, from a rolling start!

Other Article included: Back in Triumph Saddle – Rod Coates – last year’s Daytona Champ

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1951 Article: Indian Motorcycle Dealer Jud Carriker

Selling and repairing motorcycles is a tough and exasperating business. Twenty years is enough to start gray hairs sprouting, and is usually a record. Which makes it more amazing that Jud Carriker just celebrated his forty-first year as an Indian dealer…

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1964 Vintage Motorcycle Racing Print Article: Ascot Flattrackers Slide into ’64

Photo top: Main events have been divided between Sammy Tanner (7) and Elliott Schultz (27) with Mel Lacher (27r) knocking on the door; Photo Middle: Spirited novice competition finds Jim Nicholson (142) charging underneath Larry Rose (199) and George Omo (249); Photo Bottom: Looking more like experts than amateurs, 83x Mike Van Ness (BSA) and 74x Swede Savage (H-D) round the Ascot turn.

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1964 Jack Simmons National Number 88 Rider Profile 1-Page Article

Tuning his own potent BSA, Jack Simmons wound up the 1963 season as the nation’s high point expert Tourist Trophy rider, after eight years of Class C competition. Beginning with scrambles in 1949, it was six years before he rode his first professional event, the Pikes Peak National at Colorado Springs, Colorado in 1955…

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1965 Print Article/Photos – Bonneville Salt Flats Speed Week – Some interesting achievements

Top Photo: Typifying the search for speed at Utah’s Bonneville Salt Flats is Bill Martin in his 250cc Yamaha-powered streamliner. Burning gas he set FIM mark of 173.85 mph. To maintain low silhouette Martin peers out small windshield via a periscope; Bottom Left Photo: Germany’s Wilheim Herz with NSU car, powered with 500cc NSU motorcycle engine, set record of 164.59 mph. Hopes to fit engines into 2-wheeled streamliners to recapture “world’s fastest” title; Bottom Right Photo: Detroit’s Bob Leppan had handling problems with twin-engine Triumph, hit 190 and hopes to return for possible 250 mph run.

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