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A Great Rally in Washington State

Discussion in 'Classic Motorcycle Events' started by lcrken, Jul 24, 2018.

  1. lcrken

    lcrken VIP MEMBER

    Mar 15, 2009
    My grandson and I had a great time at the rally in Elma. For once we had no major failures or problems with either the bikes or the motor home. We did lose a turn signal light on each bike, on the MK3 from a trailer mishap, and on the 961 because the PO had replaced the stockers with units that didn't mount properly, and broke the holder.

    Had a great time meeting old friends and riding some great roads. This is a picture of our bikes at the never finished nuclear site.

    Nortons at the  Nuclear Plant 1200.jpg

    And this is a shot of the view down the road from the free morning coffee tent.

    Cofee in the Morning 1200.jpg

    And a shot of some Nortons in a row

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    And some of these are from the Canadian contingent.

    Some of the Canadians 1200.jpg

    A few more bikes on the road down to the coffee tent.

    Down the Road to the Cofee Tent 1200.jpg

  2. Son of Siredward

    Son of Siredward

    Nov 4, 2012
    Great to see the Ken's!
    Enjoyed shooting the shit and drinking cold ones!
  3. xbacksideslider

    xbacksideslider VIP MEMBER

    Aug 19, 2010
    Someday I'll make it to one of those rallies.

    You missed the heat wave that hit the Southland.
  4. lcrken

    lcrken VIP MEMBER

    Mar 15, 2009
    You really should, John. You'd enjoy it. And I didn't miss the heat wave at all. In fact I enjoyed avoiding it:). But now it's back.

  5. dennisht


    Sep 4, 2017
    The 3rd picture down of the 6 Norton's lined up was to show the bikes that George Kraus restored, all of them. George Kraus Restorations, Portland, Oregon. Does fantastic work. His bike at far end won 1st place Modified and dark blue 1968 Fastback took 1st place Low Production Class. 3rd bike from right won 2nd place in I think Mark III. Also the Fastback was determined to be the oldest known Commando in the world as of this date. I believe this was verified by a gentleman from England attending the rally and is a past president of NOC there. I think I got everything right on this. If not, George or Brock pen in on these facts.
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  6. 850commando


    Nov 1, 2014
    I had a great time, next time we'll have to set a board meeting point so that we can put faces to names and avatars...
  7. jerrykap

    jerrykap VIP MEMBER

    Jul 23, 2014
    Hi all,

    My Sony camera developed an issue and did not work properly at this years Tall Timber rally.I used my Samsung S8 cell phone instead, good enough for point and shoot work.

    I've been working on the INOA rally pics off and on as time allows I think the best version of my stuff is easily seen on my YouTube channel. It contains several videos of the fun & games at the field events. See it here: . Eventually, I'll try adding a narration to explain what you're looking at. I've also posted this link to the INOA Facebook page. You can also view the still photos from the rally as my most recent addition to my shutterfly albums at www.mymotolife.shutterfly.com

    Once again I want to thank all who took the time, effort and expense to make our annual rallies so worthwhile for the Norton faithful.

    C-ya, Jer

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