PUCH 250 SGS

Restoring a barn-fresh 1966 Sears Allstate

CVMG Paris Rally: 2015

Another Paris Rally, great weather – here’s a few pics of what caught my eye this year.

 

 

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CVMG Paris 2013

My annual pilgrimage to Paris (Ontario that is…) for the Canadian Vintage Motorcycle Group’s annual rally.

Our camp was busted buy the keystone cops for having a “fire” when Paul tossed the wiener wrapper into the bbq… it flared for all of 35 seconds disappearing into ash on the coals, this happened just as the 1920’s cop car drove by, prompting screeching tires, headlight interrogation a hilariously absurd grilling (pun intended) regarding fire, or the absence of fire, wieners and what is or is not a fire…. not our first run in with the overly enthusiastic volunteer keepers of the peace.

Note the mileage on the Puch, before and after.

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Gap Norton Boxers

Noton, BSA, Triumph- Boxer underwear

Noton, BSA, Triumph- Boxer underwear

My very understanding wife (understanding of my motorcycle hobby) brought home some underwear for me yesterday, an event not usually worthy of blogging. One pair  has motorcycles on them. I casually glanced at them as usually the print is some generic cruiser, classic or Universal Japanese type silhouette found on traffic signs.  Ahh, but my wife is a smart lady – these made me take a second look – at first they seemed like  British bikes, then a closer look – hold the phone – that looks like a Norton Fastback – a FASTBACK – yes it actually is a Norton Fastback. Check out the distinctive primary case shape, the tailpiece, and the side-panel/oil-tank, and  judging by the exhaust it’s a ’68-69. (It’s the top one for those that don’t know….)

I am pleased as punch – I can actually compete with the Harley drones that are decked out head to toe in official HD garb.

My apologies to those who thought this was about BMW spark-plugs.

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