Sunday, December 12, 2010

Vintage motorcycle ad's.

I recently came into a large collection of photos and a small collection of 1972 magazines.  The photos present a huge undertaking, so I have chosen to take the easy route first and scan the car and motorcycle ads.

Looking at the photo above, I can only assume the rider and passenger were moments away from a ambulance ride given the wet conditions, tire quality (of 1972), the pivot points about to touch down and the sudden onset of power a 3 cylinder two-stroke engine has.  I'm also curios if this could be a action photo of a infamous blogger known to have had a Kawasaki two-stroke street bike?  If that were the case I'm sure they rode off into the sunset on the bike and not an ambulance...

If you are feeling nostalgic and wish to see a few more motorcycle and automobile ad's from 1972 you can watch the slide show below or visit my Picasa Album.
1970's car and motorcycle ads

Thanks for stopping by.

Saturday, December 4, 2010

My First Motorcycle.

My first motorcycle.  The above image is a cropped scan of a Polaroid photo taken in January of 1980.  I'm astride my new 1979 Yamaha DT100 Enduro, and yes that's a smoke bubble visor.  The photo was taken at my grandparents farm. I would have been 11 years old, just a month shy of 12.  If not for this little green motorcycle, you probably wouldn't be reading this blog.  My father was responsible for me getting my first and second motorcycles.

I came to find this photo and many more while cleaning out my childhood home this past weekend.  My father passed away 2 days before Thanksgiving, he was only 67 years old.  I would like to tell you more about him, but for the moment it will have to wait.  I'm searching for a photo of him on a brand new Honda 305 Dream, when I find it I will tell you more about him.