Archive for December 5th, 2014

December 5, 2014

Vroom

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At Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Glendale CA there is a museum atop its central hill. Surrounded by mortuary and gardens of remembrance it seems a peculiar location for a motorcycle show. But a great small display of about a dozen vintage motorcycles and artwork was a perfect destination on one of our days around Los Angeles. The flame orange Flying Merkel was one such noted bike.

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This gentlemanly Grey ‘teen Harley Davidson in immaculate condition was illuminated like a fine sculpture. Elsewhere another beautiful HD sat bejeweled under some fine moto-art.

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The sun shone through a magnificent display of stained glass upon a broadly fair’d Gilera. Red and blue for speed.

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Tank art also highlighted the historical names of Indian.

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As well as the custom line work in glistening paint of the sixties bike scene: tangerine dream indeed.

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One of my favorites was an unassuming Guzzi with very special markings. von Dutch pinstriping with aged patina and an etched dragon curling around the ‘bacon-slicer’ flywheel.

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Better’n any gallery!