Monday, September 28, 2009

El Camino 09 Part 2

It took me so long just to do the swap meet, that by the time I made it back to the show area, many of the bikes were loaded and gone. Most of the bikes left belonged to guys waiting to hear if they had won anything.

If your into Antique MC's , you probably know this fella. Mike's done bikes for big shots such as Jay Leno.

This '66 returned but this time with a side hack.

Too flashy for me and likely for the judges as well.

Craig Taylors exceptionally clean '61.

I heard he took it all the way to Davenport.

You had to see this BMW's color in person to really appreciate it.

Nice '51. I love black wheels but not with whites. If your into flash and want to run whites wouldn't it make more sense to have chrome wheels?

Interesting but too much flash (and red), for my taste. All that work, so why the funky and torn '80's Sportster seat?

A simple Chief. It may have been the only Indian in this groups line up.

Pepper Red and Ivory White. Yes, the factory really did this simple form of two tone for '54.

This funny little Powell was the last (scooter class), bike standing when I came back. It appears the seat and rack are sprung by those 3 springs in the back.


drsprocket said...

Chris, that first photo w/Mike Parti. The guy standing next to him is "Rotten Richard" Morris (his Militare). Rich and I were in the military together in 1967. My first m/c was his first m/c (built by Dick Allen). Small world. Did you make it to the big show Saturday? I wanted to come but chose a four day ride on the north coast instead w/ a dozen and a half old riding buddys. Maybe next year. Glad Max and Chris came down from the East bay.

Chris K said...

I've heard Rotten Richard's name thrown around. I believe my buddy (Larry Settle), knows him. RR was riding that thing all around the event. I overheard him say he lives nearby. So it would make sense.

Yes, I rode out to the Born-Free show. I'll be posting photos soon.

Noot said...

Man, you guys got nice rides in Cali - I just gotta get out there soon.