1st Annual Portland AHRMA Classic

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1st Annual Portland AHRMA Classic

I think this is the sidecar Paul was hanging off of.

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Easy to win when there aren't any bikes in your class cuz the rest are in museums. :mrgreen:

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Sweet Metralla

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This guy is from Idaho. Loved looking at this bike, probably because it was undercover and it was pouring. Oh, and because I can blab about a Commando for far too long...
http://unionmotorcycle.com/

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JOTA

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I think this was a Matchless.

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Tank says "Not a BSA". :mrgreen:

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One sweet TSS.

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Manx

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I think these are Harleys. :wink:

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Two stroke Velocette.

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Spent a while on this bike trying to find any stock part. I think one of the handlebar levers looked Amal-ish. Other than that... heh, nothing.

I'll be back out Saturday and Sunday. Should be better weather.
 
That was Paul's sidecar ride. Saw the sidecars on the track today. Absolutely insane. I was joking with folks that you know it's bad when the motorcycle guys just look at the sidecar guys and say, "Those guys are crazy." :mrgreen:

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Yes, that is what you think it is.

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$4000 for this nice Commando.

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$8000 for a basketcase 72 with Evan Wilcox bodywork.

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Wouldn't be Portland without beer.

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Pair of ok bikes for not being Nortons...

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Street replica

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I've seen this bike a few times. Egli-Vincent

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Nice Commando for $5k

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Pretty Lightning

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And a Guzzi to finish with.

I have to take a bike tomorrow. My feet are worn out from walking.
 
Yes, great shots. I think the Norton single you identified as a Manx was an International. The two Harleys were XRTT's
 
The other reason for going out there was to help a friend get some additional footage for a documentary he made about the CB160 racers here in the PNW. Just to give you an idea there were 50 (you read that correctly) entries for the CB160 class on Saturday.

You can see the first cut of the film here:

[video]http://vimeo.com/10899672[/video]

More photos later tonite. Not too many more.
 
The bike show.

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Harley Sidecar. Did not race, just show.

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Sign said original paint. Not sure if I buy that. Sure didn't like the red highlights.

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Pair of Pursangs

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Metralla (sorry about the finger)

That's it. Pretty tired from three days of walking. Next year the dirt stuff won't overlap with another AHRMA Regional event and it should be much bigger. I scouted some decent trials areas.
 
Dave,

That is indeed a Seeley MK2 G50 (blue bike, #88x). Somehow we never met. I was hanging with Fred and Ella from Old Britts, and Jason from Moto International, among others.

Great event. I wish some of the bigger bike grids (500s and 750s) were better represented, but the CB160 guys sure do put on a good show.

I had 2 great rides - winning 500 Premier both days on the aforementioned Seeley (the bike belongs to Bruce Yoxsimer). I'm privileged to have been able to ride such a beautiful, well prepared machine.

Now back to NYC to get the Seeley Norton twin going strong for Road America.
 
Holmeslice said:
Dave,

That is indeed a Seeley MK2 G50 (blue bike, #88x). Somehow we never met. I was hanging with Fred and Ella from Old Britts, and Jason from Moto International, among others.

Great event. I wish some of the bigger bike grids (500s and 750s) were better represented, but the CB160 guys sure do put on a good show.

I had 2 great rides - winning 500 Premier both days on the aforementioned Seeley (the bike belongs to Bruce Yoxsimer). I'm privileged to have been able to ride such a beautiful, well prepared machine.

Now back to NYC to get the Seeley Norton twin going strong for Road America.

I never did see Fred or Ella or you. You were called out in the riders meeting but I couldn't see you. As much walking around as I did we probably passed each other 50 times.

How many is a decent sized class for the 500cc+ bikes?

Hope you had enough fun to come back next year and bring a bike. :mrgreen:
 
Gday Swoosh, great photos mate. Cant believe the low asking prices of 4 & 5 grand for them tidy Commandos. If for sale in Oz the asking price would be more than double that. The half a Vincent even looks good, I love wandering around those days and taking pics(my computer is full of them), you never know I might bump into a few of you blokes over there some time?
rgds Foxy
 
Foxy said:
Gday Swoosh, great photos mate. Cant believe the low asking prices of 4 & 5 grand for them tidy Commandos. If for sale in Oz the asking price would be more than double that. The half a Vincent even looks good, I love wandering around those days and taking pics(my computer is full of them), you never know I might bump into a few of you blokes over there some time?
rgds Foxy

The two Commandos were nice but far from perfect.
 
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