|Vintage Norton Commando commands attention whatever the era.|
Here's what I mean:
Until recently, if you grew up in the Baby Boom, as I did, you've been accustomed your whole life to setting the pace for popular culture.
That's over now.
|1963 Triumph Bonneville.|
(That sentence implies I could dance and that I had a girlfriend. I could not and did not. Nor could I afford a motorcycle at the time. But I did dream.)
And so it is with the great motorcycles of my youth. Our youth. There were just so many of us. The tunes and the motorcycles so many liked then remain memorable to many now.
|1967 Matchless G15 CS with period advertisement.|
But there were two other sorts of motorcycles there as well: new, yet vintage looking Royal Enfields, for one.
And, secondly, there were actual vintage motorcycles presented by the Everglades Chapter of the Antique Motorcycle Club of America.
|1968 Norton Ranger 750 was "the world's finest all-purpose motorcycle."|
Motorcycles of my generation. Motorcycles of Royal Enfield's Glory Days.
Even the vintage Japanese motorcycles on display across the aisle were from the 1960s.
|1964 Honda CB77 changed the world for the better.|
We like being reminded of them. Fortunately for us, some folks still enjoy collecting, restoring and showing them off.
|Strangely, it was the 1971 Velocette LE 200cc that attracted the most attention!|
Kids, in particular, thought it was really something.
|Banner advertising upcoming Dania Beach, Fla. Vintage Motorcycle Show.|