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06-03-2016, 03:12 PM   #1
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Classic motorbikes and cars thread.

I have seen that few people are interested in vintage bikes and cars, so I asked the moderation in to open a specific thread in this area.

I start with a myth of the 70s: the Triumph Hurricane, a custom/chopper/scrambler/sportsbike based on the BSA Rocket 3:



I slanted the camera in order to give the idea the bike was rearing.

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I also used a AF280T flash.

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Nice bike.

Maybe we should change this group's name to "Vehicle Loving Pentaxians"
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Nice shot of a classic bike. looks like a great restoration. That was my dream Bike in my younger years, had a poster of it on my wall, along with The Doobie Brothers
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We do have a "Gearheads, Unite!" thread.

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gearheads, vehicle loving, no, classics yes, that keeps all that modern rubbish out of the thread
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Guys, instead of talking why don't you post something interesting?

For instance:

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I like the gallery title Classic Motorcycles and cars thread. Classic vehicles are a specific class of vehicles and an area where there is a very strong interest, myself included. I have a couple of classic vehicles, two old motorcycles. Other thread titles suggested are more of generalist threads, IMO.

I would like to congratulate Cuthbert for coming up a great theme for this thread.

BTW, Cuthbert that Triumph Hurricane, the triple you feature in the very first post is quite an intriguing classic.

My understanding is that American Craig Vetter, was the designer behind this unique style that the Hurricane featured. Vetter is also well known for designing and promoting his famous line of Vetter fairings. Now in modern times, many bikes have factory fairings, but back in the late '60's and early '70's, a motorcycle with a relatively full fairing was not common at all.

The Triumph Hurricane is certainly a classic.....with it's styling and the Triumph 3 cylinder , OHV engine.

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I like the MGB. In the 1960's I worked for a publishing company and my boss, had a '67 MGB...red like the one in the picture. I'm tall, 6' 3" and was very impressed at how comfortably the MG B accommodated my long legs. Nice classic, with a rorty exhaust note.
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QuoteOriginally posted by lesmore49 Quote
I like the gallery title Classic Motorcycles and cars thread. Classic vehicles are a specific class of vehicles and an area where there is a very strong interest, myself included. I have a couple of classic vehicles, two old motorcycles. Other thread titles suggested are more of generalist threads, IMO.

I would like to congratulate Cuthbert for coming up a great theme for this thread.

BTW, Cuthbert that Triumph Hurricane, the triple you feature in the very first post is quite an intriguing classic.

My understanding is that American Craig Vetter, was the designer behind this unique style that the Hurricane featured. Vetter is also well known for designing and promoting his famous line of Vetter fairings. Now in modern times, many bikes have factory fairings, but back in the late '60's and early '70's, a motorcycle with a relatively full fairing was not common at all.

The Triumph Hurricane is certainly a classic.....with it's styling and the Triumph 3 cylinder , OHV engine.

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I like the MGB. In the 1960's I worked for a publishing company and my boss, had a '67 MGB...red like the one in the picture. I'm tall, 6' 3" and was very impressed at how comfortably the MG B accommodated my long legs. Nice classic, with a rorty exhaust note.
Yes, the Hurricane was made by Vetter and originally it was meant to be a BSA, that's the reason why it has the block of the BSA, not the Triumph. That was the first time I saw one in real life and took many pics, unfortunately the lightning and the space weren't the best.

Hurricane introductiion Ed Youngblood Intro







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This is a dorky pic I've taken with the K24mm f2.8 because there was no room enough to take two good pics of the queens of the triple, the T160 and the Hurricane:



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FX (I think?) actually no, I think it is an FJ
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My first car was not a classic. It was a 1983 Mitsubishi Sigma, and the second half of its speedo was purely decorative.

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It's not enough to buy a classic car, some people have the urge to add to it ...

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