Meet at the Ace 2012

Meet at the Ace 2012

Postby swooshdave » Sat Aug 25, 2012 10:58 pm

"MEET AT THE ACE - A Summer Shakedown 2012" Vintage Motorcycle & Scooter Festival

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http://s237.photobucket.com/albums/ff192/swooshdave/Meet%20at%20the%20Ace%202012/?start=0

We drove up (dad, uncle, cousin) to Tacoma to the LeMay Auto Museum. The museum opened this summer and has been hosting major events. I would put the museum on par with Barber for the presentation and quality of the vehicles. There were some spectacular cars inside. And the inside (at least the main floor) was a sample of impressive architecture.

We walked the grounds first. I was a little dismayed at the modest number of bikes compared to the amount of space they had outside. But the quality of some of the bikes was outstanding. Then after lunch we toured the museum. It's four floors filled with very rare cars.

Be sure to visit my Photobucket album as I was only able to post a few of the 144 pictures I took.
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Re: Meet at the Ace 2012

Postby grandpaul » Sun Aug 26, 2012 7:01 am

A couple of mighty nice bikes there...
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Re: Meet at the Ace 2012

Postby bwolfie » Sun Aug 26, 2012 7:18 am

That 3rd picture, of the steam punk tear drop, it belongs to Barry Weiss, I just saw him driving it on Storage Wars. He pulls out the coolest vehicles.
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Re: Meet at the Ace 2012

Postby Rob94010 » Sun Aug 26, 2012 5:53 pm

Thanks for the pictures Dave. I kind of the like the smaller gatherings.

I have to say the custom BMWs caught my eye, the R75 mono-shock and the early racers were way cool. The first Norton, with the Chrome/alloy tank,
looks like a good rider. And who doesn't like a Ducati with a "jelly-mold" tank!
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Re: Meet at the Ace 2012

Postby swooshdave » Sun Aug 26, 2012 10:56 pm

Be sure to hit the photobucket link. There are a LOT more images there.
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Re: Meet at the Ace 2012

Postby swooshdave » Sun Aug 26, 2012 10:57 pm

bwolfie wrote:That 3rd picture, of the steam punk tear drop, it belongs to Barry Weiss, I just saw him driving it on Storage Wars. He pulls out the coolest vehicles.


Not Barry's actual bike, this was the guy who probably made it. He was offering to make more upon request.
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