Murray Rogoza lifts up his forearm to reveal a small reddish patch -- proof of his love affair.
"She tattooed me," he said, pointing to the burn from an exhaust pipe. "This is my bella ... She's a sweetheart."
His beloved may be showing her age, but she -- or more correctly it -- can still get revved up.
Rogoza, an antique motorcycle enthusiast, said it was love at first sight when he spotted the 40-year-old, Italian-made Moto Guzzi online this spring.
Despite the late hour, he wanted to meet that night, but had to bide his time until morning. He didn't play coy the next day. "I said, 'I'll pay.' "
A bit of spit and polish to remove the quarter inch of dust confirmed he had made the right decision on the well-preserved bike that's never been retouched.
It was one of the bikes on display in Regina's Warehouse District Saturday at the Thunder City Power and Leisure Antique Motorcycle Show.
Rogoza said such motorcycles used to be used by the Los Angeles police and the California Highway Patrol.
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