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Old 10-08-2011, 10:13 PM   #1
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Ran across this on a car forum I stay on a lot. Definitely worth the look, and well documented. Triumph's, Brough's, etc. Fantastic stuff. Hope you enjoy.

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Old 10-08-2011, 10:39 PM   #2
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Freak in awesome pics. Absolutely the best time to be alive, I'd given anything to be around then. Thanks for sharing this..
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Old 10-08-2011, 11:26 PM   #3
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Definitely awesome. Thanks for sharing.
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Old 10-09-2011, 03:33 AM   #4
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thanks for the trip back in time - great pictures -you can feel how relaxed they were from the time for tea shots - are those canvas looking saddlebags oil cloth ?
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Old 10-09-2011, 04:42 AM   #5
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One of best threads I have come across in long time, something a little different and very cool. Those pics really capture the feel of that period in time. Thanks for posting.
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Old 10-09-2011, 07:26 AM   #6
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That is fantastic! "Ladies and gentlemen" touring about, covering a couple thousand miles in suits and stopping ever couple hundred miles or so for a spot of tea... and to have it all there in an album to remember. Jealous all around. I need a new suit.
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Awesome pics! Thanks for sharing!
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Old 10-09-2011, 07:44 AM   #8
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I saw a few of those roads this summer still pretty spectaculair on a motorcycle.
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very cool thanks for sharing
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Great pics a bit of history there Back when things in life were way more simple Wish it was that way now
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Thanks for that. 2000 miles on a Brough SS100 would be great fun, even without GPS and a support crew.

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Excellent! Thank you.
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man that was sweet awesome man. what kind of bike is that with the side car? that thing is sweet man. i would love to have one of those.
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man that was sweet awesome man. what kind of bike is that with the side car? that thing is sweet man. i would love to have one of those.
It's a Brough Superior. Absolutely a piece of art man!! Did you look at the videos the son made riding the same Brough?? I'm assuming his Dad passed it along to him, and may email him to see if that is the case. But, either way, his Dad kept the same motorcycle for 60 some years. Should all of us be that lucky. These days, you pretty much need Jay Leno money to have a Brough, so I guess it will stay on my list until I win the lottery. I'm glad everyone has enjoyed the thread, I was lucky enough to stumble across it and had to make sure the link got here. I suppose I enjoy looking at what a different era motorcycling was back then. For those guys, especially in just post war Europe, it had to have been the trip of a lifetime. Can't say I'm not jealous.
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thanks for sharing that link, great story, nice bunch of bikes and great guys.
god the fifties must have been nice.
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I could not imagine packing shirt ties and sport coats for thousands of miles adventure.
How fantastic.
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...really great and pictures with fine definition, so seems that the guy knew how to take pictures.
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69camfrk .........................
Hey ! Thanks for posting that ! That was really cool.
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