We can’t Own them All
But we sure wished we could. When I was a kid in college, I spent hours every weekend going through the Los Angeles Times‘ Classified Automobile section looking for my favorite cars and bikes. While I had no hope of buying that $8000 Ferrari 250GTE that needed paint and valve seals, it was cool to read about it and the hundreds of other cars and bikes I would see every weekend. I looked forward to the motorcycle section, where the Norton Commando or Atlas would show up unexpectedly. It was a great way to build up little tidbits of knowledge, understand prices and every once in a great while, go out and buy your own part of the big dream…
Today it has become hopeless. The great ads for great motorcycles and scooters are everywhere. I have my favorite mashup sites, but often at the other end of the link is the typical Flagged for Deletion, or Expired notice. Although I’m not that much into cars like I used to be, I found BaT, or BringaTrailer.com, that is dedicated to showing and archiving great advertisements for automobiles from all over the world that meet their criteria. Funny thing is, they have similar tastes to mine, but bikes are my cup of tea, and they had very few ads for that.
This site is dedicated to showing great advertisements of great vintage motorcycles and scooters.
Have fun here. Let’s keep it interesting, interactive and inclusive. It’s not just about the great old Britbikes or BMW /2s. I’ll endeavor to keep the Guzzi content to a proportionate amount, and look forward to some interesting American Iron as well. We hope to swap out the title graphic every once in awhile, so don’t be surprised if we find your picture up there if it’s a really good one!
Note: although we really, really admire BringaTrailer.com, we are in no way affiliated with them except for wishing them well!
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