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Offline jachenbach

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my first trophy
« on: 19.03. 2018 16:19 »
Yesterday was the annual Idaho Vintage Motorcycle Club's annual show. I planned to ride the Venom to the show and display it, but 30F and snowing changed my mind so I trailered it. I only took it because they are quite rare in this part of the world and I figured people may enjoy seeing it. Imagine my shock when it got a trophy for best 500cc! There were several beautiful clubman Gold Stars, Lots of immaculate Triumph twins, restored japanese and European dirt bikes, etc. First trophy of my life for anything. I guess the judges appreciate "barn finds", "survivors" or whatever they are called in your part of the world. Personally, I always say to don't do restorations (don't have the patience) but resurrections.

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Re: my first trophy
« Reply #1 on: 19.03. 2018 18:52 »
Not bad, considering it's not a BSA ;) Well done!

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Re: my first trophy
« Reply #2 on: 19.03. 2018 19:08 »
Congrats, looks superb.  ....and I like all the stuff on the shelves in the background :O)

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Re: my first trophy
« Reply #3 on: 20.03. 2018 11:33 »
Yes well done mate , lovely bike , always will have a soft spot for Velo's ,the dealership I worked for mid 60's held the Velo francise ,it was always fun when a new Velo arrived ,even there delivery cases were a work of art and we always took them out of it ourselves in the showroom rather than the workshop where the lads weren't as careful ,the beautiful shine on a brand new thruxton was something to behold .  *yeah* *wink2*
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Re: my first trophy
« Reply #4 on: 20.03. 2018 12:11 »
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the beautiful shine on a brand new thruxton was something to behold

Don't know how but black on a Velo was richer?deeper?Blacker? - well better than on other bikes (or cars for that matter)
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Re: my first trophy
« Reply #5 on: 20.03. 2018 15:03 »
May I remind everyone that this is a BSA A7/A10 forum. These Velocette thingies should be ridden out into the wilds and abandoned to their fate, somewhere like the Devil's Elbow on Glenshee.   
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Re: my first trophy
« Reply #6 on: 20.03. 2018 16:26 »
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These Velocette thingies should be ridden out into the wilds and abandoned to their fate,

bit of racism creeping in here perhaps  *smile* *smile*
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Re: my first trophy
« Reply #7 on: 21.03. 2018 11:41 »
Exactly what I meant Bill and you Black sheep , I'm surprised , you a sheep farmer, cruelty to Velo's !!
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