Rain Dampens 2013 BIA Spring Motorcycle Show

Yesterday, May 26, 2013 I attended the Spring Motorcycle Show hosted by my motorcycle club, the British Iron Association of Massachusetts.  The rain had a significant dampening effect on both the turn out of motorcycles and enthusiasts.

While the numbers were down, the quality of the bikes on display was excellent.  I have included some pictures of some of the motorcycles that caught my eye.

AJS Model 30 600cc 1957 (1)

1957 AJS 600cc Model 30

BSA Spitfire Mk II 1966 (2)

1966 BSA Spitfire Mk II

While the show was hosted by the British Iron Association of Massachusetts, there were classes for non-British motorcycles as well.  As a result, some very interesting non-British motorcycles were on display.

Honda Dream 300 1965 (4)

1965 Honda 300 Dream

Moto Guzzi Airione 1945 (7)

1945 Moto Guzzi Airione

Triumph 6T Thunderbird 1951 (2)

1951 Triumph Thunderbird

The Triumph shown below was quite impressive.  I spoke with the owner, “Dave”, who told me that he purchased this motorcycle new in 1970 and the only thing that has been replaced or repainted on this bike is the tires which have been replaced.  Dave is a member of the British Iron Association of Connecticut who also have a great motorcycle show in August.  I hope to attend that show again as well.

Triumph All Original 650cc 1970 (2)

An All Original 1970 Triumph 650cc Tiger

Triumph T100 1971 (1)

1971 Triumph T100

Triumph TR5 1950 (2)

1950 Triumph TR5

Triumph TR6 1961 (4)

1961 Triumph TR6

Velocette Clubman 1963 (2)

1963 Velocette Clubman

The British Iron Association of Massachusetts have been putting on a spring motorcycle show for 23 years and apparently this is first time that weather has ever had such a negative effect on the show.  I know that I have attended this show about 5 or 6 times and each time I have complained about the heat, so the cool, rainy weather was a drastic change.  Hopefully next year the good weather will return.  So look for the announcement for the British Iron Association of Massachusetts Spring Show next year.

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One Response to Rain Dampens 2013 BIA Spring Motorcycle Show

  1. Julie says:

    Iam curious to what a 300 dream honda would be worth? If you have an info-I would greatly appreciate it…

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