A nice set from our old friend Robie Pruden from the Lemay Museum Vintage bike show.

Looks like it was a heck of a nice show! Thanks Much for the pics sir!

Yo Steve ,
Good to see ya back at it.
2nd year of the Lemay Museum Vintage bike show was twice as good ! It’s theme was billed as 100 yrs of BMWs but really Italians won this battle. Way more Ducs and Guzzis. British iron held there own but my god the parking lot show was just as good, especially when the RZ350 and RZ500 pulled in together. A few pics.
Robie Pruden

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just came to spectate

little duckling


vintage track time

A beautiful classic Ducati build!

Mark Turner sends in this beauty!

Hello, I have been enjoying your site for a while and wanted to contribute.
This is my bike and I took the picture also. You have my permission to post it on the site.
This bike was assembled bit by bit, starting with the engine only. All the rest was either scrounged, fabricated, or purchased from various sources around the world. My goal was to stay fairly true to the original look with some upgrades, keep it as light and clean looking as possible. The bike weighs under 350 pounds ready to ride. The sound is incredible.

A Repsol Goldwing and other strange creations from the Seattle, Backfire Moto motorcycle rally.

Sometimes I’m jealous of people who live in places that have seasons. Don’t get me wrong, living in Florida has perks not the least of which is year round (mostly anyway) riding weather. But sometimes I get jealous of those folks who live in places with big climate changes. It allows them a few months to simply concentrate on their latest project without the nagging guilt that they could actually be out riding instead of wrenching. It’s that thought that struck me when I was notified by Google that Steve Ginn had updated his latest online albums with some shots of the Seattle, September 19 Backfire Moto motorcycle rally. He’s also got other some fantastic albums.  Anyway, it occurred to me that any spontaneous gathering of such eclectic brands here in North Florida would be quite difficult to organize because A) we’re sorta segregated here when it comes to brands and styles and B) our projects are never “finished” because we’re usually out riding instead of wrenching.

Anyway here’s just a taste of some of the bikes in his album. Hit the link above to go see the whole thing.


The worlds smoothest Repsol!  I can’t even imagine the technical hurdles that went into this!





Seattle seems to have a great motorcycle Scene.  Here’s A few more choice bikes from his album.  Go check it out.  LOTS more there.



Wheels of Italy – MPLS 2012

Thanks very much to Jim Jenne for these great shots! I have to say though that the stretched out Desmosedici really put a stupid look on my face. I mean stretched? Really? Different strokes and all that I suppose. shrug.. That flying Merkle repli-mod is a neat bike. There was a build thread o it on ADV Rider somewhere. DR650 based engine. Cool stuff.

Beautiful Ducati GT750 Bevel Drive Restoration!

Desmodog sends in some great info and links to his 750 GT restoration. Great thread on ADV Rider about the build HERE

I bought this bike from a friend before I knew much of anything about bevel Ducatis. I then spent a little over three years rebuilding it and learning a lot about older Ducatis. It still isn’t “done”, and likely never will be. I think there will always be something else to do on this one!