back in the day

Some more cool old school..


Kurt adds to the collection!

Steve, your site is one of the great things about having a computer. As per your request, here’s a couple pics. The first is my dad in about 1940 on a ‘34 Harley VL and the second is me in 1979 on a ‘78 Yamaha XS1100. I hope you enjoy them even if you don’t use them. Thanks, Kurt

Wow! Your old man had it going on! And wheeling an XS1100 is no small feat!

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A Bonanza Hodaka 100 “back in the day”!


Excellent! Keep em coming folks. I promise I’ll kep it mixed up too.

Mark Madison sends in this cool old shot. I guess I’ll have to go digging through my moms old photo albums for some DT100 and Z50 shots of mine. I knew of a few of these Hodakas when I was a kid and yes they were fast as heck. May have been my first inkling about the performance of 2 strikes vs four strokes. Then I got the DT100 and that was it for me. Especially compared to all the similarly sized Hondas at the time.!

Me and my Bonanza Hodaka 100
Here’s a pic of my Bonanza around 1972. This was a pretty scary fast bike compared to my previous bike, a 1971 Honda CT70 3-speed. By the way, I sent the pictures of my Hodaka Super Rat you posted not long ago, you’ll be able to tell by the house.

Sweet Montesa 250VR! A “back in the day” historic photo! How about some more!


I’d love to start a “back in the day” category of readers and their rides from when they were young. It doesn’t have to be anything spectacular. The six year old on the Z50 monkey bike would be just fine. How about it folks?

Anyway, David Ingels sends in this great shot of his Montesa 250VR from “back in the day”

Hi,
Nice site! I’ve been looking for a Montesa 250VR to restore and while searching around the internet I stumbled on your site.
I saw where you are always looking for photos so I’ve attached a 1974 photo of myself posing with with my VR and you’re
more than welcome to use the photo on your site if you’d like. Between breaking a few bones and discovering girls I stopped
racing so after sitting in the garage not being ridden for a few years I unloaded her to some farmer that my dad knew in Pennsylvania
for $200 bucks to putt around the farm. I heard through my dad that he got it home and the first time he tried to ride it in the
driveway he hit the throttle and flipped her right over so his wife made him get rid of it immediately before he killed himself. If
only I could go back in time she’d be out in my garage waiting for me to get home tonight!

Sincerely,
Dave Ingels