Monday, June 17, 2013

Vintage Motorcycle Rally in Paris

Last Saturday was a perfect day for the ride to Paris for the Annual Vintage Motorcycle Rally. A huge number of British bikes on show from the 60's and 70's with quite a few dressed as Café Racers.
One bike caught my attention, a 1927 Scott that had a sign on it which read "NOT for sale". These motorcycles were liquid cooled 2 cycle engines of 500 cc and 600 cc, quite unusual for those days. Back in the early 60's, I shared ownership of both these models with a friend I had apprenticed with. Our dreams were to modify the 500 cc model for drag racing while the 600 cc model was restored to it's original "Glory" which I had the opportunity to ride immediately before emigrating to Canada in 1964. Below is a picture of the old Scott plus other interesting pictures. To read more about these remarkable motorcycles, click on Thanks also to Brian for some of the pictures. More can be seen in the Photo Gallery Chapter 523-2013.

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