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#739004 06/17/18 7:30 pm
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Took a stroll through the AMCA Rhinebeck meet on Friday,aside from the usual Harleys and Indians there was some nice British iron

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I'd never seen a Hesketh in person and this one was a ride in.

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A couple of nice Nortons

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RE interceptors seem to be turning up lately

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A nice Vincent....was secretly hoping to find a Comet

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a really cool bike hauler

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and the misses and I stopped for a few beers before heading home.

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Looks like a nice sociable day out, with some unusual not-often-seen bikes ... thanks for the pics!

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If you want to see Comets being used in anger, get down to Millville next month for the AHRMA races.

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Do you think the AMCA members recognized any British bikes when they saw them?

Some years past, a photo in the AMCA magazine labeled a Sunbeam as a "Vincent."

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Nice and thanks for the pix! We were actually up that way just this past weekend. on our way to Vermont... Great to see some "exotic" iron being ridden in for a change, and not trailered.


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Originally Posted by Irish Swede
Do you think the AMCA members recognized any British bikes when they saw them?

Some years past, a photo in the AMCA magazine labeled a Sunbeam as a "Vincent."


They did label the Norton correctly, check the photo wink

There seems to be more and more British and Japanese bikes and parts showing up each year at the Perkiemon and Rhinebeck meets, although still a minority. Swap meet prices for project bikes seem to be a little more reasonable then say at the Triumph National.

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There is always a strong British MC showing at the AMCA Perkiomen Chapter meet (as stated above) at Oley PA, and has been as long as ive been attending. Which is for a long time/ maybe 20 years now? Also there are usually some Euro bikes and always plenty of vintage 60s & 70s Japanese bikes on hand there as well. While the main focus of the AMCA may be American Iron, it is my experience that a pretty wide variety of brands and nationalities are presented at the meets.

It does tend to vary too- not just the same old bikes over and over.


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Fetch...twice in a row we have missed each other!!!! I camped the whole weekend and had my 65 Royal Enfield 350 there.... next time!!!


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I went on a ride with the local AMCA chapter Saturday to an event. We had a nice mix of bikes. 3 HD’s, Indian, Suzuki, Moto Guzzi, BSA, and a Sears (Puch).


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The Empire Chapter in New York has a couple board members who own British motorcycles. Tom Thomson has an Indian Chief Royal Enfield. His dad owned an Indian dealership just west of here. The Brookfield meet (Aug 18&19) always has some British cycles on display and you can sometimes find some real goodies in the swap meet.


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Originally Posted by royaloilfield
Fetch...twice in a row we have missed each other!!!! I camped the whole weekend and had my 65 Royal Enfield 350 there.... next time!!!



Where were you set up? I remember you were to the left of the main gate in the upper loop last year, correct? I was there Friday from 11am til around 2pm .
Are going to the Triumph National meet this weekend? I'm hoping to be there, bringing the TRW. Last year I rode it in, took me the better part of the day to get there....slow and steady......planning on putting it on a trailer this year and getting there before everyone's heading for home

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Fetch,
Brian will be with the Royal Enfield boys, who will probably be headquartered in the lean-to at the end of the main entranceway. I will be vending. I hope that I have the same spot as last year, which was along the second left off the main entranceway (leads into the firehouse parking lot). I am a fat middle-aged guy with a beard and also loud and obnoxious. Which means I am not particularly unique at these events!

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God willing, see you guys Saturday.


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