Classics on the Red Carpet at the 2017 SPRINGSHOW

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Steven Troupe’s 1975 Moto Morini 3 1/2 Sport will be one of about 50 bikes in the exhibit this year.
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Holly Varey’s 1972 Yamaha R5C.


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Stock 1979 GL1000 owned by Bruce McNab

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A beautiful 76 Honda GL1000 custom, also owned by Bruce McNab


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1924 Sunbeam from the Poole Family Collection


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Luis Bari’s immaculate Harley-Davidson
Silent Gray Fellow will be part of his collection shown at SPRINGSHOW
2017.  He’ll also have the oldest bike in the Show a 1901 Thomas Auto-Bi
Photo: Hedy Hodgson


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1966 T-bird 19 owned by Jim Danniels built by Tim Bardsley


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Alistair Wilson’s 1958 BSA A10/Norton hybrid. He calls it a NORSA  😉


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1941 Royal Enfield WD/C 350 side valve owned by Ross Edwards


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Steve Canellos’ 1976 Honda CB400F

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1966 Honda CB 77 Superhawk, also owned by Steve Canellos


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Bob Wilson restored Condor


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1958 Triumph T110 owned by Les Binnell

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1953 Triumph Thunderbird also owned by Les Binnell


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Robert Ecob’s 1954 BSA Bantam

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1959 Royal Enfield 250, also owned by Robert Ecob

Classics on the Red Carpet

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2016 Bikes of the century

This 1952 Vincent Black Lighting race bike disappeared in Singapore for 40 years before mysteriously turning up in Canada and is now known as the ‘Lost Singapore Lightning’.

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1954 BSA Bantam D3 (150cc)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1959 Royal Enfield Clipper (250cc)

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Sandbagger Update !

Bar had to make a cutout in the reproduction tank to clear the oversizes 41mm Dellorto Carburetor.

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Motorcycle SPRINGSHOW

Bikes of the Century

 

1976BMWR90S

1976BMWR90S

1976 BMW R755 Toaster Tank

1976 BMW R755 Toaster Tank

1975 Triumph Trident 750cc Slippery Sam Replica

1975 Triumph Trident 750cc Slippery Sam Replica

1975 Norton 750CC Highrider

1975 Norton 750CC Highrider

1912Harley

1912Harley

1912Harley

1912Harley

1905Indian

1905Indian

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'77 Laverda Jota 1000 - 20140630-002

’77 Laverda Jota 1000 – 20140630-002

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’73 Laverda 750 SF1 20140624-001

Bar Hodgson’s – Sandbagger Sneak Peek

We will be posting a series of exclusive Sneak Peek photos showing some of the custom details that have gone into Bar Hodgson’s Vincent Black Shadow creation called ‘Sandbagger’ scheduled to be unveiled at SPRINGSHOW 2015.

 

Sneak Peek #1 – Check out the twin Dellorto 41mm carbs now mounted on the 1300cc Black Shadow engine.

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Sneak Peek #2 – This quick lift of the cover shows the Borrani alloy rims with alloy racing brake plates on the front wheel.

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Sneak Peek #3 – Here’s a quick glimpse of the rear suspension utilizing 2 Experimental Works coilover damping cantilever shocks.

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Bar Hodgson’s Vincent Black Chopper

Bar Hodgson to display exotic “Vincent Black Chopper” complete with ‘American Pickers’ 1948 Engine find at SPRINGSHOW 2015

 

Bar Hodgson’s Vincent Black Chopper

Bar Hodgson’s Vincent Black Chopper

A special display of the most ‘Far-Out’ custom Vincent motorcycle yet will take place at the 2015 International Motorcycle SPRINGSHOW at the Toronto International Centre.  The “Vincent Black Chopper” is the latest acquisition project of motorcycle builder and collector, and producer of the SPRINGSHOWBar Hodgson.  The Vincent Black Chopper will be the feature bike in the prestigious ‘Bikes of the Century’ display in Hall 2W.

Vincent Black Chopper Engine

Vincent Black Chopper Engine

How the completed Vincent Black Chopper came to be is an international odyssey beginning with the acquisition of the rolling chassis at the National Vincent Rally in Colorado in 2012.  The monoshock curved backbone bike was custom built byRedneck Engineering of South Carolina and although the bike was complete when seen at the rally it could only be acquired without the engine.  The quest for the replacement engine started with a missed opportunity at the Daytona auction which saw the perfect Vincent engine sold and shipped to Germany. Prior to that this very engine was found by the American Pickers on a famous episode of their TV series (episode 36, California Dreamin’), and it came to be known as ‘The Pickers Engine’.  A year later Bar saw a photo of that same engine (it’s unique in that it is extensively and highly polished – very unusual for a Vincent engine) in the background of a photo in Fritz Egli’s shop in Switzerland.  Bar made a deal to acquire the totally dismantled V-Twin and shipped it to Canada, where the engine was repaired and assembled by noted Vincent Specialist, Mike White, and the final reassembly of the Vincent Black Chopper was performed by noted Vincent builder, Bar Hodgson.  The result is a perfect pairing of modern design and classic machinery, not to mention its head-turning stunning appearance.

Vincent Black Chopper Tail End

Vincent Black Chopper Tail End

Although the design features are too numerous to mention (spec sheet available at www.motorcyclespringshow.com) worth noting is that this chopper is built in the “digger” style, the rake is 50 degrees with a tubular springer front end and 18” Weld Forge Wire wheels. The ‘Pickers’ engine is a 1948 Vincent HRD 1000cc Rapide with dual carbs and pipes.  SPRINGSHOW 2015 takes place March 21, 22, 2015 at the International Centre, 6900 Airport Road, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.  The SPRINGSHOW fills 4 Halls of the International Centre on a total of 250,000 square feet. For further Show details visit  www.motorcyclespringshow.com .

 

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 VINCENT BLACK CHOPPER

SPECIFICATION LIST ! 

2014 -1980 Superbike Exhibit


1980’s SUPERBIKE starting grid

This exhibit will pay homage to the birth of the superbike era. Six Superbikes will be on display including The Hindle Kawasaki 1000, the ex-Paul MacMillan Suzuki Katana, 2 ex-works factory American Honda superbikes, ex-Ken Modl Suzuki GS1000 and the Art Robbins GS1000 and the list is growing! Special Guest Art Robbins and others will be onsite signing autographs Saturday as well.  Stay tuned for more updates !

 

1981 Kawasaki Z1000 Hindle Superbike 998cc

1981 Kawasaki KZ1000J Hindle Superbike 998cc

1981Hindle Kawasaki KZ1000J Superbike  - With Rider Peter Derry

1981 Hindle Kawasaki KZ1000J  Superbike

Honda - Ex-works Factory American 900 Superbike

Honda – Ex-works Factory American 900 Superbike

Honda - 750 Superbike With Owner - Rider Scott McVickers

Honda – 750 Superbike With Owner – Rider Scott McVickers

 

Ex Modl Suzuki GS1000

1979 Ken Modl Suzuki GS1000

Ex Modl Suzuki GS1000 Rider Peter Derry

Ex Modl Suzuki GS1000 Rider Peter Derry

 

1979 Suzuki GS1000 Superbike

Art Robbins 1979 Suzuki GS1000 Superbike

 

2014 – 1975 Triumph T160 Trident Slippery Sam Replica

1975 Triumph T160 Trident Slippery Sam Replica

1975 Triumph T160 Trident Slippery Sam Replica

1975 Norton Hi-Rider

1975 Norton Hi-Rider

1975 Norton Hi-Rider