We postponed the Ride In - due to a rainy forecast for Saturday and strong winds, rain Friday night. But Saturday was a perfect day (Aarrgh!). So today Sunday was supposed to be very nice but it was cloudy and cooler. Nevertheless we had a good turnout. Hard to keep track of how many bikes showed up because they come and go at different times. I'm guessing maybe 70 or possibly much more. The Italian guys allowed me to park in their midst. Hunter's Rocket Three. He's 80 or more years old and kick starts this bike. He also works 4 to 6 hours every night repairing forklifts. Frank lives nearby and rode his Trident over... ...then went home and came back on his 2002 Bonneville. This was one of the finest looking bikes to show up today. Chris bought this BMW at garage sale $20 - he stopped at a yard sale where a widow was selling off her husbands things. He saw a wheel sticking out behind the house and asked if the bike was for sale. She said "Take it. Get it out of here. There's no title for it". Chris put $20 on her table when she wasn't looking, took the bike home and was examining it when he looked in a compartment under the seat - there was the title, signed. (Older bikes in New York state have transferrable registrations). Yamaha contraption. It's OK, sort of, he came with two other Euro bikes. Mike's Ducati was many years in restoration. Factory racing accessory tachometer! Hunter always draws a crowd when he fires up the BSA.
Great pixs thank you! I have a R-3 story for you. I moved to Hernando County Fl. in June of 1980. The Brit Bike Gods took over. The 1st fellow I met was Jim Crompton, when BSA went out he sold off his inventory from his dealership House Of Beeza in Lockport N.Y. He moved to Istachatta Fl. and opened a general repair shop. He did bring his 1970 R-3 EC03182 vin with him. He took it out of the crate for himself from an order from April 1970. He received 7 R-3's., 4 A65T's , 1 A-50R & 4 B-25S's His cost for the R-3's was $$1112.00 ea.!! Jim passed 11yrs.ago at the age of 64. His R-3 is safe in the hands of his 42 yr. old daughter Gina a very good rider herself. Jim was a very fast 1/4 miler back in the day on a lay down R-3 dragbike. He was a regular at Niagara Raceway and Atco in Jersey. His hotrod R-3 bike ran high 9's. Thanks again for the pixs Geoff.