It had him at 'vroom.'
An impressionable teenager at the time, Robert Watson will never forget his first encounter with Vincent motorcycles.
"I was out walking my dog, and this herd of black motorcycles went by," the Langley resident recalls. "And I thought, 'Oh ... My ... God.' " That was back a few good decades ago, when Watson lived in the 41st and Dunbar area of Vancouver. READ ON
AN antique motorcycle is being geared up to hit the roads once again – 92 years after its first outing.
Proud owner Paul Boullen is restoring the family heirloom, which originally belonged to his grandfather, Ernest. Read on and see the amazing photo gallery.
When Ray Steelman wants to go for a motorcycle ride, he likes to ride old motorcycles. And his latest acquisition is not only really old, it was built in Dayton.
“I’ve had my eye on this old Dayton motorcycle for a long time. I know the owner, and he finally decided he was going to sell it last year, and I had been bugging him for along time, so he sold it to me,” Steelman said while standing in his Beavercreek shop.
The maroon, 1913 motorcycle is pretty much original, and it shows the patina of 100 years. And while it doesn’t shine, it literally reeks of a day gone by, with wide handlebars, a single bicycle style seat and big tires that were once white, now yellowed with age. READ ON
Proceeds from Motorcycle Auction to Benefit Active Duty and Retired Military Through Non-Profit, The Boot Campaign
AUSTIN, Texas, Feb. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Calling all motorcycle enthusiasts! You can be the new owner of one of Bruce Willis' bikes! The action film star has donated five motorcycles from his garage for an online auction to benefit veterans and wounded combat troops through the Boot Campaign, a national 501c3 non-profit military appreciation and support campaign based in Texas. The first motorcycle, a 2005 Ducati 1000DS, was auctioned for $6,250 in December 2012. Starting February 4, 2013 the second bike from Bruce Willis' donated collection, a 1988 Yamaha TW, will go on auction. Born on a military base in Germany, Bruce Willis has a long-standing commitment to supporting U.S. Forces.
"I wanted to use my bikes in a way that would benefit our military service members, and I am thankful to have found the Boot Campaign as the catalyst for using my bikes in a way that will give back to our country's true heroes," said Bruce Willis. "These bikes have been a lot of fun to ride, and my hope is they can do a lot of good for our veterans."
The second of Bruce Willis' five donated motorcycles, a 1988 Yamaha TW, will be auctioned online starting on February 4, 2013. The bikes will be released for auction every two months with the final charity auction in August 2013. To place a bid on Bruce Willis' 1988 Yamaha TW visit: http://bit.ly/BruceBike2
Motorcycles to be auctioned for charity:
1962 Cushman Eagle
1972 Harley Davidson Ironhead Sportster XLH
1988 Yamaha TW
1991 Yamaha XT 350
SOLD! 2005 Ducati 1000DS
About The Boot Campaign
The Boot Campaign is a national 501c3 patriotic movement that is dedicated to showing tangible appreciation of our active military, raising awareness of the challenges they face upon return and supporting their transition home. Through the sale of its signature military combat boots, general public donations, and corporate sponsorship, the Boot Campaign operates five distinct programs -- Jobs, Housing, Family Support, Urgent Assistance and Wellness-- that are caring for military personnel, past and present, healing from a variety of physical and emotional combat wounds, embodying the campaign motto that, "When They Come Back, We Give Back." www.BootCampaign.com
SOURCE The Boot Campaign
Web Site: http://www.bootcampaign.com