Old Motorcycles Gallery. Awesome.

The Canadian Vintage Motorcycle Group (CVMG) has posted an amazing gallery of old motorcycles shot by photographer Brian Lawrence. The pictures were taken during a swap meet in New York earlier this year. A lot of them are push bikes. Check out the pedals. Go to the CVMG Gallery.

12 Responses to “Old Motorcycles Gallery. Awesome.”

  1. 1 Nitrous Phil Sep 9th, 2008 at 12:26 pm

    Sweet vintage candy.
    Thanks for the post Cyril.

  2. 2 Nicker Sep 9th, 2008 at 4:08 pm

    Great pics.

    Every one of em a tribute to the origins of motorcycling….. a “Garage Job.”

    That sorta thing should inspire any Real Biker to “get out there and build something.”

    And if ya don’t know how, get off yer-ass and learn.


  3. 3 Fausto Simoes Sep 9th, 2008 at 6:24 pm

    It must’ve been a blast to ride around back then-less rules, regulations and car traffic.

    You had to know how your machine worked to be able to fix it when it broke down and the mixture of uneven gravel roads and minimal if any suspension always kept the drive interesting.

    I guess one of the hazards you might encounter around a corner would be a pile of freshly laid horse manure. That sh*t is really slippery!

  4. 4 Brenda Fox Sep 9th, 2008 at 9:14 pm

    Awesome pics of great inspirational & historical bikes!
    Thank you to the Canadian Vintage Motorcycle Group and photog Brian Lawrence for giving us
    a nice vintage motobuzz!

  5. 5 Mike Kiwi Tomas, Kiwi Indian MotorCycles Sep 10th, 2008 at 10:01 am

    I enjoy the old stuff and riding them is even better. My latest model bike I own is a 1953 Indian Chief and my usual rider all over the country is my 48 Chief wih a Kiwi 84″ engine. I quit owning moderns in 1988 when I started my business and it’s all been good. If I’m to head off on a ride across country, it’s always on my old Indians. Some of the old classics are reliable and do have plenty of power but where they excel is in handling and their low center of gravity making it pure fun to ride in every sense.
    In amounst all those old bikes you will find what is touted as new today like internal controls, right side drive, etc. My enjoyment is riding the old iron and showing off what it can do for the rest of the world to enjoy.
    Some points to ponder: Overhead valves and electric starters. Are they just a passing fad??????

  6. 6 Ron Sep 10th, 2008 at 2:33 pm

    Cyril, excellent post, and sure enjoyed those pics! Wish I could find an older bike like some of those!!

  7. 7 gustian Sep 11th, 2008 at 4:05 am

    A s ussual,

    us “older guys” or “vintage lovers” , just call us as you wisch,
    are always excitited by the sight of this bikes.

    Re :RON “Wish I could find an older bike like some of those!!”

    Finding them is not such a problem over here, the price is another question.

    The gallery is a real pleasure for the eye (and heart-beat……lol)


  8. 8 gustian Sep 11th, 2008 at 4:10 am


    excuse, want to make a correction ====”excited” instead of “excitited”

    guess I was still trembling by the sight of those beauties.


  9. 9 Oz Sep 11th, 2008 at 8:18 pm

    Great Shots HUH??/ well those pictures were all Taken at

    AMCA Rhinebeck Grand National Meet 2008 at the Dutches County Fair Grounds, in upstate NY. It is one of the best meets that the Antique Motercycle Club of America runs. The Pictures posted were part of the Time Line exhibit all the bikes are owned by members there was 175 bikes on display from 1890’s to 1973 all lined up on order of year truley an awesome site to see. They hold it every year & it is open to the public. The clu also has a roadrun before the swap meet for 3 days this year it was in Woodstock, NY & The Catskills.
    All 150 bikes were antique most from the 30’s & 40’s, Talk about fun riding the first day we road 178 miles thru the catskills, 2nd day was 140 miles, 3rd day was short 78 miles ended in Main street catskills ny for a tribute to walter davidson’s 100 year endurance wuin in 1908 on his 1907 Harley his grand-daughter Jean was there as well asthe 1907 Harley really cool. Check out the club website for more stories & pictures, if you ever want to buy an old Indian or Harley just go to an AMCA club swap meet plenty to chose from in all stages of retoration & Prices. I’f ya Don’t Kick It It ain’t Shit!!!(LOL just kidding) hey they are fun to ride & fun to work on!!!

  10. 10 harry Sep 13th, 2008 at 7:04 am

    Where in the hell do you “unearth” these old bikes? Any insight on how (or possibly where) to find bikes like that? And if you do find one, any advice on maintainence/restoration/parts hunting?

  11. 11 Nicker Sep 15th, 2008 at 1:18 am


    “… maintenance/restoration/parts hunting?…”

    Well, if you manage to “unearth” such a bike, then:
    -You…. restore.
    -You…. maintain.
    -You…. Make the parts.
    See, it’s the journey that makes ownership meaning full.

    Take a good look at that picture of Mike Parti and his shop.
    (see http://www.jockeyjournal.com/?p=414)
    That’s one way to get involved in “dead men’s motorcycles.”

    The other way is to go to an auction or Hemmings and buy one.
    Hang with Jay Leno…. etc.
    But then, IMHO,….. what would be the point…..????


  12. 12 Nicker Sep 15th, 2008 at 10:26 pm


    If your a “buyer” try:

    Some of the late Stan Dishong’s collection were presented there.


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