Reader Submittal. Some Rickmans and a nice replica Harley!

Williw writes in:
Hello again,
I thought I’d send you a couple more pics I took while attending the Vintage Days events at Barber last Fall. This time I’ve attached pics of a pair of beautiful Rickman framed fours. One a 750 Honda the other a Z1 Kawasaki.  The other pic is of a replica of the Sportster Michael Parks “rode” in the 70’s TV series “Then Came Bronson”.  The owner has a website,,  thats quite a tribute to the show.
Keep up the great work!
Willie in TN

Great Stuff Willie!  Thanks!

Well, I couldn’t resist a little natural curiosity about the show “And Then Came Bronson” and found this intro video on youtube.

More Flawless Tritons, Race Replicas and Fellow Blogers!

I had the pleasure of finding a new blog specializing in smaller displacement bikes (mostly Honda’s) called Chalopy.  I dropped Ralph an E-mail to see if I could post a few pics of his and he responded with a trio of outstanding photo’s from his collection.  These are some really fantastic bikes!

Ralph wrote:
Thank you for your e-mail.
Your mcpoftd blog is kinda like motorcycle porn.. Very nice !
I am not to fond of 2-strokes though 😉 Too much fumes.

Someone sent me pictures of a 6 cylinder Adler. The German owner simply mated three 2-cylinder engines together. Will see if I can find them again.
The attached pics were made in ’04 at the parking lot of the Classic Races races held in Barneveld (Netherlands). The local industrial area is transformed into a street circuit once a year.
Would be honoured to see my stuff back on your blog !


Thanks VERY Much for the photos.

Again, please be sure an check out his Blog for some great posts on some cool small CC motorcycles.

The first picture is a partial replica of the infamous Slippery Sam Racer.  More on that very famous original HERE.

Followed up by a pair of pics of a this beautiful Triton..


More Sam simons Projects…

Here’s something to give you an idea of the kind of attention to detail he has. Fantastic work!

From his recent E-mail:

I’ve done some ‘different’ projects since the RD-K500,only one of them being as ‘intense’ and as involved as the RD-K. That would be the little Gilera 124 army dispatch bike.

You may get a kick out of this bike….
I was wanting to do something military for a change,and a chum/collector had to Gileras to offer.
Both were 1967 /_*SEARS*_/ 124’s(Gilera),and one had only 38 miles use!(with traditional rust and faded color).
To make a long story(and project) short,Steve,it was a more challenging task than I expected;trying to come away with a finished product that was convincingly real/original. I think that I did that,but it was very similar to the RD-K in time spent……really. Literally,any pieces/features not found on the stock SEARS 124 that are present on the ‘Gilera 124 Militare’ were either new fabrication(i.e,seat, rack,air cleaner) or heavily ‘massaged’ oem parts(i.e,forks,shock location,both fenders).The handlebars began life as RZ350 units.
It does fool the ‘experts’. Another chum took the silver 124,and did a beautiful little vintage Italian ISDT machine.

I done a couple of other ‘odd’ vehicles too,but I’ll save that for another email to you…..