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Stunning Triumph Cafe Racer. The latest from our old friend Murph.

The latest from our old friend Murph. This is a stunner indeed.

Steve, I’m in Clog and Windmill country with people speaking a language that sounds hilarious to me !!!. Doesn’t even sound like they understand each other !!.
While riding through Eindhoven last week, I bumped into a guy sitting outside the front door to his apartment cleaning a pretty sweet looking Triumph, so I naturally got off the bike and took a bunch of shots. Well, it led to an amazing discovery, the guy has a museum in his attic with all sorts of old stuff, bicycles, mopeds, engines.
The post is just up on, but I thought you might like to put up some of the shots of the Triumph, although that Seeley is scorched in my mind now, beautiful.
As always, keep up the good work, see ya in church !!!.

Regards from Holland,


To see the complete collection that he’s referring to check out his post HERE. What a Fantastic find!

A beautiful Matchless and a farewell postcard from our old friend Murph.

I’ve been a big fan of “WhereTheHellIsMurph”   for years now. He’s just checked in as he’s about to head out on another of his grand adventures! He does live an enviable life!  Do yourselves a favor and check out all his links and bookmark his blog so you can follow along.  You won’t be sorry.

Murph writes in:

Hiya Steve,long time buddy.
So listen,I’m about to leave the US and have already shipped my motorcycle to Holland where I pick it up May 1st and then do a 2 Wheel Drive Sidecar conversion on it before
I spend the next 3 to 4 years doing a Round the World ride on it,so I wanted to drop you a line to say Hi and bye at the same time.
I was also up in my buddy Peg Leg Craig Anderson’s place in Big Bear CA and what a great collection of old racing bikes he has.
I’ve included a few shots of his 1966 500cc Matchless G85 CS Scrambler.
Hope all is well Steve,and next time I send you something,it will be from somewhere far away from here……




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One hell of garage video tour of a racing legend by our friend Murph.

Folks do yourselves a favor and make sure you stop by “Where the Hell is Murph” on a regular basis. He’s actually taking the rides and seeing the sights that a lot of us only daydream about and he’s doing a heck of a job sharing it with us. Here’s a video of his recent visit to Jim Moshers garage. Love it!

Murph writes in:

I’m at Jim Moshers place right now in Sante Fe,en route to Fl.Met Jim on the salt a few years back.He builds beautiful Indians,his latest being the Twin Engine Indian Scout Land Speed bike.
Here’s the video tour of his garage.I’l be doing photo spreads on a few of the bikes in the next few weeks.

Wow! that’s a nice shop..

Some outstanding Vincents from our old friend Murph!

Good to hear from you again Murph and glad to see you’re still at it.

How are things Steve?.
Here’s a few “unpublished” shots of a Vinny International Rally I bumped into in PA a few weeks ago.Fantastic buncha guys,and I’ll have a few articles coming up in my next few blog posts on their bikes.

Best regards to you Steve,

My SmugMug Photo Gallery

For those of you who don’t know of him here’s a great article over at The Selvedge Yard Article by JP