It's 'El Fo Fitty'
This was parked outside of the European and Japanese motorcycle show hall. Found out later via Instagram it was built by Alex Vrbtsk, for the 'Dirtbagchallenge' two years ago. It is based on a 1969 CB 450. It has 21 and 23 inch wheels. The front end is from a 1963 Honda Dream. The fuel tank from a Bultaco Matodor, and a Hooker Header...My favorite part is the fishing creel battery box. The bandana covered banana seat is a nice touch...
A 1970 KO model CB 750...of the so called 'sand cast' variety...heading up a line of nicely restored bikes
Nice Candy Blue 1968 CL 125A Scrambler
View of the high mounted Scrambler pipes
Knew a guy in High School, name of Greg... that had one just like this. He'd pretty much keep up with a bunch of us on 175 twins (like the orange one, a much younger version of myself... is sitting on, at the top of this blog...15 years old and about 55-60 lbs. lighter... Greg could smoke most 160's with the little 125.
His brother owned a Triumph Bonnie with an eight valve-big bore Rickman top end kit. For laughs they would race each other. His brother would give him a head start, as well as starting off in high gear on the Triumph. Wasn't too long before the little Honda would be screaming along, and the big Bonnie would motor by....heading for the 'Ton'.
Greg was a little crazy...no, he was a lot crazy. Watched him hit three foot high lumps of dirt on a trail at about 35-40 mph....and launch that little 125 like Evel Knevel...bottoming out the suspension on the launch and the landings. Crazy....he would do it over and over. As a testament to how tough that Honda was, it never broke. (But I'm thinking the rims must have had some flat spots on them!)
But I digress...more pics to post:
A pair of 1954 Honda J 89cc
Bike in foreground should have a chromed tank...yet, the worth as is, estimated at $15,000.
The unrestored bike behind it estimated at $3,000.
A 1955 Honda JB 125cc
Value estimated at $40,000
A 1962 Honda Trail 55 C105T Chrome plated dealers promo model
Probably less than 100 exist today...period correct Baggage packs.
A flat track version of a Kawasaki W2 (sorry pic a little fuzzy..)
And now some European bikes...
A 1939 BMW R 71
746 cc 22.03 HP
1964 BMW R 60/2 with a Russian made Ural sidecar
Benelli 500 Four
1964 BMW R 60/2 with a sidecar
Another angle of the Beemer rig
A Bultaco Astro with some other Bultacos, and Montessas, and Maicos for company...
!973 Ducati Condor 350 Swiss Military model
Out of focus Maico motocrosser
1965 Bulttaco Metisse 250
circa 1960 Benelli sold as a Wards Riverside
An out of focus...MV Augusta
Sorry for the delay in posting these pics of the 'other show' that was at the same time as the All-British show. It's almost too much to take in , next time will have to show up earlier. Nice bikes in both shows, and lot's of stuff for sell.
As usual, it seems I've either misplaced or lost some pics. I wanted to add some Kawasaki pics about here which seem to have disappeared. I may have to see if I can 'retrieve' them from my Facebook page. Anyone else have these kinds of problems downloading pics from their cel-phone? Maybe I shouldn't wait until there are a couple thousand pics stacked up....?
Next time ....updates on all the current projects...