Saturday, June 20, 2009

The Gilmore Barns Vintage Meet 2009

The crew on our crack of dawn breakfast break. Eclectic was the theme of the day with the bikes.

Joe with this years girl...

'39 right hand shift Knuck.

Clean little Honda bobber.

The swap was HUGE this year and I managed to find a ton of stuff for the BonniPan. See that rusty Benalli tank over on the left, I bought that too for 15bucks. Why? I'm not really sure but it was calling my name.

$225 would have brought home this 70's relic. Check out the tiny painting of Tehran in the main bubble there. Yes it made me think of you Shahin.

Old meets new but still looks old.

Duc scrambler was sweet.

Vintage dirt bikes are all the rage at the moment in case you have just crawled out from under a rock.

See what I mean? Original Husky was very tempting...

BSA hill climbing monster was awesome and sounded even better.

Street tracker of the day goes to this healthy looking trump.

Nice overview of the British field. The quality and quantity were up from years past as the show had finally graduated to the mainstream.

I love the Venom's...

I can never get enough of the old shell station. Getting gas at service stations like this most have been a happening in the old days.

The best thing about the Gilmore show is the venue. The only place that might be more beautiful to host a show is Pebble Beach, but that's a long ride from the mitten on a Sunday morning. Here you get the feel of the place. Someone said 4000 bikes this year. It would not surprise me.

This diner is similar to the one found at the Henry Ford Museum with one major difference - this one is still serving food

Always dig walking through the hood ornament display. You can find just about anything you could think up.

Yes, those are matching sweaters - you don't want those guys getting cold while they work do you

A watershed year for the Gilmore Vintage show. 3 times the size of last year with a swap meet that is now become respectable in size. The show is a little off the beaten path back in the west Michigan woods but that's part of it's charm. Keep your eyes posted for next years dates - if you can do only one bike show in the mitten make it this one. You will not go home disappointed.

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