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Local car show
#774741 05/26/19 5:10 am
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Well, I coulda ridden to a BMW rally just 50 miles down the road and sweated all weekend in record heat. Instead I stayed home and went to this car show about a mile from my driveway.
I was the only bike there, but I got to park next to a very nice Aston Martin. Many nice cars, including an MGB with a Ford 289 enigine. That must be a lot of fun.
One of the Healey drivers told me about a British car meet in August. They'd like to see some British bikes show up too.

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Re: Local car show
DavidP #774850 05/27/19 1:54 pm
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Were there any bikes there?
Sometimes car shows are hostile to bikes being exhibited.

I guess it's because we tell better accident stories than the car guys do (we draw bigger crowds.)


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DavidP #776244 06/12/19 3:54 pm
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Around here the car shows have a mixed reaction to motorcycles. The really appreciate the older bikes and want us to come. However, they are afraid to open up to all motorcycles because they are afraid that a bunch of late model Harleys will show up.

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Or it might be that the "car show" guys are interested in cars, not bikes.

If we had a "Bike Show" for specific kinds of bikes (like "British and European" or "VMCC"), and a bunch of Subarus and Chargers and GTOs showed up, that wouldn't necessarily be a good thing.

I know that some people think that EVERY show and EVERY meet and EVERY camp organized by ANY club ought to accept and welcome ANY kind of vehicle, otherwise you're being restrictive and bigoted and intolerant and unwelcoming and biased and all those other bad things. But sometimes you're interested in bikes, and sometimes the "Model A" club or the "Farmall" club isn't interested in Triumphs, and I think that ought to be respected.

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These guys seemed to appreciate an old Triumph. "I used to have one of those," is a common statement.
I look forward to riding to the British car show in August, after all I was invited. The ride from here to Rugby is beautiful.


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DavidP #776286 06/13/19 2:03 am
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Originally Posted by DavidP
These guys seemed to appreciate an old Triumph. "I used to have one of those," is a common statement.
I look forward to riding to the British car show in August, after all I was invited. The ride from here to Rugby is beautiful.


I ride to car shows all the time. I just don't try to put my bike in the show field ....

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Originally Posted by Lannis
I ride to car shows all the time. I just don't try to put my bike in the show field ....


YAHTZEE!

(sometimes, though, I've been asked to go ahead and roll it in to keep people around a bit longer)


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Re: Local car show
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Down here in April in Jupiter Fl. we have "The Wheels Across The Pond" show, cars and motobikes. Then in May in St Auggie. it's the "Riding Into History" show only motorbikes. Very lucky for these 2 awesome events. There is also "The Vintage Motorcycle Show" in Dania Beach Fl. another great show. I have been only 2x's cause it's almost to Ft. Lauderdale and a pain in the arse drive. Clive Taylor and Claire Frost put on a great event. Now it's too hot an rainy to do much riding unless it's real early or late.

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Car guys around here seem interested in vintage motorcycles....as long as it's not a Harley or Indian.

I went to a local car show the other week that had a few bikes, The Delaware Valley Triumph Club held a show at Hope Lawn Manor in PA. Great place to hold a show, they had only a few bikes so I thought maybe a few more might be interested in going next year? Here's a quick walk through

The Plantation was a perfect spot, the gardens hosted a few beer vendors and food trucks...did I mention the beer vendors?

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A beautiful T160
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Then there was a BSA and I saw a RE on the road coming in.....and some interesting British 4 wheel type machines

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Plus a row of Jags, Triumph TR2's &3's MGS and an ACE sporting a 215ci v8

Would be great to fill in the Motorcycle portion of the show next year. The field opened at 8:30 Saturday, and was pretty much done by 3pm. The misses enjoyed touring the Mansion and grounds and..... the beer vendors......common theme going on there. Anyway, nice relaxing spring afternoon.



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Re: Local car show
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Great stuff, thanks!
I hope they have some that nice at the British show near here in August.
The show I attended had more Corvettes than anything else, and none older than mid-80s.


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Originally Posted by DavidP
Great stuff, thanks!

The show I attended had more Corvettes than anything else, and none older than mid-80s.



definitely a great show.... Fetch

DavidP ... Im sorry that your locals dont have better taste.... Although I used to hate the 70's vettes. Now they are growing on my now.... (a little)


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My grandfather had Corvettes in the late '50s and during the '60s. When his last Vette was stolen (a '66 Stingray), the '67 Mako Shark styling had come out with the exaggerated fenders and upturned tail which lasted well past his death. He didn't like them. My grandmother described them as looking like a dog lifting its leg at a hydrant. It is an image that has never left me when I see post '66 Vettes (even though the modern ones don't look like that anymore).

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Most owners of vintage Corvettes just BUY them, they don't like to get their hands dirty rebuilding them or maintaining them.

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Originally Posted by Irish Swede
Most owners of vintage Corvettes just BUY them, they don't like to get their hands dirty rebuilding them or maintaining them.

And, for some odd reason, they all drive them slowly.


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WOW awesome stuff!! Thanks. Would love to take the 3 wheel Morgan with the S&S X Wedge engine for a long spin!!

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The Lotus looks interesting, any more photos?

Modern Corvettes are one of the very few modern cars I have an interest in. Pushrods! Leaf spring suspension!

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Yeah, guys with old Corvettes just buy them and don't do any of the work to fix them up. I somehow missed that rule with my 65 and 67 Corvettes. I spent seven years restoring the 67 and three years restoring the 65. It sure felt like I was doing the work on those cars but I must have been mistaken.

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Re: Local car show
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i said "MOST owners," not "ALL owners."
I well know how long it takes to restore an old car. I did a '55 T-Bird and one was enough. Bikes are quicker.

It takes a long time to do a car because of the costs vs. family responsibilities and all the other expenses
limit your time and money available. That's why we have to call it a "hobby."

When I was young, I wondered why the OLD guys had all the neat hot rods and restorations.
I eventually learned that they were YOUNG guys when they BEGAN building them.

After the years you have spent on yours, I think you can agree.

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i said "MOST owners," not "ALL owners."
I well know how long it takes to restore an old car. I did a '55 T-Bird and one was enough. Bikes are quicker.

It takes a long time to do a car because of the costs vs. family responsibilities and all the other expenses
limit your time and money available. That's why we have to call it a "hobby."

When I was young, I wondered why the OLD guys had all the neat hot rods and restorations.
I eventually learned that they were YOUNG guys when they BEGAN building them.

After the years you have spent on yours, I think you can agree.


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