PUCH 250 SGS

Restoring a barn-fresh 1966 Sears Allstate

CVMG People’s Choice

At the 2017 Canadian Vintage Motorcycle Group’s Paris National Rally, my 1970 Norton Fastback won the People’s Choice award for British bikes! I was totally surprised as I wasn’t even going to enter the bike. I found out at the end of the day when someone told me that I had won!

This was a super nice validation of all the work and effort I’ve put into this bike. It’s also great to see that bikes that are not concours-perfect are appreciated.


A colleague of mine saw my Commando in the parking lot and asked if it could be used for a photography class student photo-shoot. They brought in lights, smoke and some cheesy props and had fun. A student made a video, but I recut the video as I didn’t like the music and it was a bit long.

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CVMG Rally – Paris 2017

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Paris CVMG Rally – 2014

This year we decided to bring a plethora of bikes in a cubevan. We thought we were being smart and prepared but of course wrangling children, bikes and getting out of town on a Friday afternoon was a bit challenging.

We managed to stuff into a cube van the following:

  • 3 x Norton Commando
  • 1 x Honda Ascot
  • 1 x Puch with┬ásidecar

As other years it was a scramble to Paris and we arrived at the registration desk with 5 min to spare (7:55pm).

Here are a few photos to give a taste of the weekend.

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