The First Annual Strokers/NTNOA Classic British Bike Show!
June 27, 2010

Photo courtesy of Chris Parry

Exclamations all round for a terrific day of bikes, babes, beer and badasses! Three weeks. Yes, only three weeks from genesis to revelation--and a fun idea became a grounded, well organized and stress-free celebration of biking history and good taste. We were there exclaiming (in the language of tin and chrome) that there's a whole nother side of biking history, that all things do not begin and end with Harley. And some of the less aware were stupified, not knowing what they were seeing, thinking, "What part of the Harley dealer did these come from." But saying nothing. And we offered them not a snub, but the hand of friendship. We drank together. We sweated together by the pint. We lied as men do, and in so doing we forged new bonds, and began a new day, a day when the Brits and the Harleys came together and celebrated. 58 vintage bikes of every make, size, color and condition, and every one of them a rolling history, a personal passion, and a pathway forward and back for the fearless men who ride them.

So, many thanks to Richard, Chris, George, Randy and yes to our host, Rick Fairless who saw everything through so well and proudly. Free food and medals (thanks to Richard and Aggressive Insurance!) a show right in the middle and up front of the pavillion (thanks to George and Rick!) in which everything was well organized and running smoothly (thanks to Randy!) and an all-class presentation (thanks to Chris!). It don't get much better.

But we'll certainly try--next year!
by Dave Lyles


Photos of Strokers Brit Bike Show
[Paul Valentine's Album]     [Chris Parry's Album]      [Lawrence Randall's Album]     [Jake Hendricks' Album]

The show was limited to British Bikes 25 years old or older.  Registration was free.  This was a show only with no judging.  A medal was given to each entrant to commemorate the first annual Strokers British Bike Show.  Aggressive Insurance paid for lunch and the medals for all exhibitors.  Richard Asprey presented Rick Fairless with a commemorative trophy during the club meeting.

Photos below courtesy of Paul Valentine

Photo by Richard Asprey

List of Exhibitors

Count

First

Last

Year

Make

Model

43

Danny

Selman

1949

AJS

18s

26

Debra 

Hundley 

1950

Triumph

Trophy TR5

4

Richard 

Asprey

1952

Norton

Model 18

46

Allen 

Soloman 

1953

AJS

Jampot

17

Rick

Fairless

1961

Triumph

Trophy

1

Ryan

Ambrose

1963

Triumph

T-120 Road Racer

5

Richard 

Asprey

1964

Norton

Atlas

37

Lawrence

Randall

1964

Triumph

T120

25

David 

Herman 

1965

BSA

A65 Lightning

27

Dicky 

Hunter 

1965

Triumph

Bonnie

40

Stuart

Rust

1965

Triumph

Bonneville

44

Danny

Selman

1965

Triumph

T120C

13

David

Bradford

1966

Triumph

Street Tracker

32

David 

Lyles 

1966

Triumph

Tiger Bobber

51

Clay 

Walley 

1966

BSA

Spitfire

29

Darrell

Leverington

1967

Triumph

TR6

30

Darrell 

Leverington

1967

Triumph

Tiger Cub

31

Leon

Lew

1967

Triumph

Tiger Cub

33

David 

Lyles 

1967

Triumph

Bonneville

34

William

Neal

1967

Triumph

Bonneville Tiger Custom

45

John 

Singinton 

1967

BSA

 

47

Dennis 

Sweeney

1967

BSA

Royal Star 500

6

Richard 

Asprey

1968

BSA

A65F Firebird

9

Michael 

Ber 

1968

BSA

Lightning

10

Michael 

Ber 

1968

Triumph

Bonneville

22

Hunter

Garrison

1968

Norton

Fastback Custom

23

Stewart

Garrison

1968

Norton

Fastback

16

Michael 

Fairchild 

1969

Triumph

650 Trophy

18

Rick

Fairless

1969

Triumph

Bonneville Chopper

24

Larson

Garrison

1969

Triumph

T100C

2

Ryan

Ambrose

1970

Triumph

Trackmaster

15

Ron 

Ernst 

1970

Norton

 Commando

20

Sean 

Fleskes 

1970

Triumph

Tiger

38

Shawn 

Rodder 

1970

Triumph

T100 Daytona

49

George 

Tuttle 

1970

Triumph

T120R

8

Randy

Bauer 

1971

Triumph

Bonneville

11

Olof 

Beyer

1972

Triumph

Bonneville

14

Jerry

DeFeo

1972

Triumph

Bonneville

28

Jay

McCurry

1973

Triumph

T151

39

Richard 

Rodder 

1973

Triumph

T150

3

Ryan

Ambrose

1974

Triumph

Sportsman 750

7

Richard 

Asprey

1974

Norton

Commando

12

Raffle

Bike

1975

Norton

Commando

19

Paul 

Fielder-White 

1975

Norton

Commando

35

William

Neal

1975

Norton

Commando

41

Stuart

Rust

1976

Triumph

Bonneville

48

Dennis 

Tackett 

1977

Triumph

Bonneville

50

Mike 

Vance 

1978

Triumph

Bonneville

21

Sam 

Forbes 

1979

Triumph

T140

36

Chris 

Parry 

1979

Triumph

Bonneville

42

Bruce 

Scott 

1979

Triumph

T140


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