Monday, June 16, 2014

Antiques and Oddities

This past weekend was the 2014 Rhinebeck Grand National Meet. It seems like it used to be mainly antique and classic motorcycles, but it has expanded to include all sorts of vehicles, some quite different and even odd.

A 1920's board track racer with no brakes.

Here is a fully restored board track racer. These bikes have no exhaust systems.

This is a very creative 3/4 size chopper powered by a 1920's stationary engine.

A nice line up of 1960's Japanese classic bikes. The yellow Yamaha is a 90cc twin. The blue Kawasaki is a W650.

Here is an Honest Charlie's Ford flat head V8 cruiser.

Barn find treasures are worth big bucks!

This 1960's racing kart was powered with twin McCoulloch MC 92s.

Dave is working on one of these 1979 Wes Cooley Replicas at the motorcycle shop. Only 700 were imported.

Here is something you can do with two SOHC Honda 750s and a long winter...

An original Henderson Excelsior

Twin pristine Can Am TNT 175s from 1975. I remember when these were sold at the motorcycle shop and we have wedding photos with Dave and me on one!

A single cylinder, belt drive Flanders with pedal start.

How about a rat rod with tandem small block Chevy engines?

A retro board track racer.

Wretched excess.

A clean Indian in-line four.

Four wheel vehicles were well represented also.

 This is one of the oddest things Dave has ever seen...a Harley Davidson powered tandem toboggan.

There were old snowmobiles here too. This 1968 SkiDoo was converted to wheels and the owner was driving it around the fairgrounds.

A balloon tire Henderson.

This is only a very small sampling of the vehicles in attendance at this year's event. Dave says "you really had to be there to see and hear it all happening." Next year I think I will join him to do just that. A lot of our bikes, tractors, and other vehicles would fit right in!

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