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Old 11-29-2012, 09:26 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Thumbs up America's Ultimate Barn Find

For all of you ole boy and girl Motorcycle and Old Car Enthusiasts this one is for you. Please put a Bath Towel over your Keyboard before viewing because after seeing some of the old Motorcycles you just cannot help but drool. I saved each of these 8 videos and am going to burn them to a DVD.

http://www.coolestone.com/media/3728...ate-Barn-Find/

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Old 11-29-2012, 10:30 PM   #2 (permalink)
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...but I do think its been posted here before...

Yep... http://www.triumphrat.net/biker-hang...ollection.html
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Old 11-30-2012, 02:17 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Hasn't the auction come and gone.... That the video's been posted before don't make any less cool. Amazing stuff.
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Old 11-30-2012, 02:29 AM   #4 (permalink)
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First time I saw it. Thanks for posting
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Old 11-30-2012, 03:00 AM   #5 (permalink)
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What a great job ,dusting off all those old machines and watching them come to life.
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Old 11-30-2012, 07:42 AM   #6 (permalink)
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You are welcome. It is all about the sharing. My heart was going pitter patter seeing some of those grand old bikes being rolled out and after a little work start up and run just for a minute. You just do not see vid clips like this every day. It makes you want to do nothing but rescue these old treasures and preserve them for all time for others to see and enjoy even if you do not restore them back to factory original just to park them in a huge museum and have huge signs posted telling all about them. It is all about the nostalgia and the ambiance of the era.

If you do not have it already go find "Download Helper" an read all about it then install it if you so choose. I have some great old videos like this saved to my hard drive I need to burn off to DVD.
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Old 11-30-2012, 07:58 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Chuck,

That's probably your best post to date...

A couple of things:

1. I found it quite amazing at how many bikes actually started up and ran. I imagine that there was probably a little behind the scenes work on the bikes between them wheeling them out of the garage and magically cutting to the scene where they kicked the bikes over and they seemingly started right up. Judging by the way all of them smoked when they started up, the old guy looks to have had the sense to squirt some oil in all the cylinders before he packed them up.

2. I actually find this whole phenomenon rather sad in a way. Here is a guy who collected all this stuff his whole life, and undoubtedly had fun doing it, but then he dies and all these rich guys are going to sub-divide and pick over his remains. I mean it's good that all these rare machines are going to be preserved, but it somehow seems that it would have been more fitting if the guy had left some kind of trust and all the stuff could have been sort of cleaned up, the original patina preserved, and the whole collection in its entirety put on display in its own museum. It's sad to see it all parted out.

I find the whole hoarder thing strange... Of course I probabaly hang on to way too much myself.

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Chuck,

That's probably your best post to date...

A couple of things:

1. I found it quite amazing at how many bikes actually started up and ran. I imagine that there was probably a little behind the scenes work on the bikes between them wheeling them out of the garage and magically cutting to the scene where they kicked the bikes over and they seemingly started right up. Judging by the way all of them smoked when they started up, the old guy looks to have had the sense to squirt some oil in all the cylinders before he packed them up.

2. I actually find this whole phenomenon rather sad in a way. Here is a guy who collected all this stuff his whole life, and undoubtedly had fun doing it, but then he dies and all these rich guys are going to sub-divide and pick over his remains. I mean it's good that all these rare machines are going to be preserved, but it somehow seems that it would have been more fitting if the guy had left some kind of trust and all the stuff could have been sort of cleaned up, the original patina preserved, and the whole collection in its entirety put on display in its own museum. It's sad to see it all parted out.

I find the whole hoarder thing strange... Of course I probably hang on to way too much myself.
I can agree with your feelings on this and as they plainly said they did a little bit of work before trying to start them then only ran them for like 30 seconds to one minute then shut them down. As I said above though: "It is all about the nostalgia and the ambiance of the era". Yes it is sad but exciting at the same time. How many other old barns are across America just like this.
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How many other old barns are across America just like this.
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Very few.
I bet there are more than you think.
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