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.
1957 AJS 600cc Model 30
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.
1965 Honda 300 Dream
1945 Moto Guzzi Airione
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.
An All Original 1970 Triumph 650cc Tiger
1971 Triumph T100
1950 Triumph TR5
1961 Triumph TR6
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.