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post #1 of 23 (permalink) Old 01-17-2009, 12:09 PM Thread Starter
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With the International Motorcycle Show a few weeks off I wanted to mention that there is a pretty large vintage presence at the show this year. The Chicago Norton Owners Club, which is open to all vintage motorcycle enthusiasts, will be having their annual display...My 2 '67 Triumphs will be in the CNOC display.
Also, Cafe' Racer magazine out of Ohio will be having a display in conjunction with the TonUp Club. The TUC will be promoting the 2009 Mods vs. Rockers show...(save Saturday June 20 for this event starting at noon at Diversey and Lincoln in Chicago). Also, in addition to several other vintage displays, like the Moto Guzzi Owners, the Americam Motorcycle Heritage Foundation museum will have a booth with a display and will be selling raffle tickets for a pair of Triumph Bonnevilles, a fully restored 1959 model and a 2009 50th Anniversary model. I'll be working the museum booth on Friday, and will be in and out of the CNOC and Cafe' Racer booth all day Saturday & Sunday, so mention to someone you're from CLSB.com and if I'm around you'll be directed my way.
AND...As you're leaving the show, they usually have a video display survey that takes only a minute to fill out...please let them know you liked the vintage bike displays and would like to see more...They'll never skimp on the new stuff in favor of vintage, but they'll invite more vintage participation if attendees ask for it.
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Hellz yeah! I heard that there is going to be a HUGE vintage presence and a local cafe racer exhibition at IMS. I plan to show up to Mods vs Rockers with my cafe'd CB360 if she is looking pretty enough ;-)
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As of yesterday (Feb. 4) I have been told by the Prez of the Chicago Norton Club, who has a long time close working relationship with the IMS organizers, that the Chicago show is going to have the largest vintage display ever and that antique and vintage bikes are proving to be very popular with IMS attendees. They are looking to increase the vintage portion of the show in the future.
Even if you're not a hardcore vintage person, I am sure you'll enjoy the vintage displays. It's always fun to see where you've been!
Like I posted earlier, I'll be around most of the weekend, come on by to the vintage displays and look me up and say hello!

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That's cool! After going to this show a few times, I've always felt it could use something different. Vintage iron could be exactly what the doctor ordered
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Haha I will probably be asking everyone standing there if they are "OTB from CLSB". I am very excited for the vintage portion of the show, maybe even moreso than the new bikes LOL
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As of yesterday (Feb. 4) I have been told by the Prez of the Chicago Norton Club, who has a long time close working relationship with the IMS organizers, that the Chicago show is going to have the largest vintage display ever and that antique and vintage bikes are proving to be very popular with IMS attendees. They are looking to increase the vintage portion of the show in the future.
Even if you're not a hardcore vintage person, I am sure you'll enjoy the vintage displays. It's always fun to see where you've been!
Like I posted earlier, I'll be around most of the weekend, come on by to the vintage displays and look me up and say hello!
should we walk around saying "hi, are you oldtimebiker?" - "hi, are you oldtimebiker?" - "hi, are you oldtimebiker?" - "hi, are you oldtimebiker?"



Always interesting when virtual world meets the real world.. oh.. well.. maybe not always

that said.. Sounds cool.. I will definitely be in there checking it out..

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Just ask for Jim V....As stated in my first post, Friday I'm at the AMA Museum booth selling raffle tickets. For the rest of the weekend I'll be hanging out in the Chicago Norton owners booth where my 2 '67 Triumphs will be on display (they're NOT show bikes, they're original condition riders) or the Cafe' Racer magazine booth with the Ton Up club. Another name that most know me by is "Diamond" Jim. But, I'll tell everyone that if someone asks for OldTimeBiker to direct them to me. I'll be at the show for most of it except Saturday night after 5 and Sunday morning before noon.


OH BTW...One of the special features of the Chicago Norton owners booth will be T.C Christianson's triple engined drag bike, Hogslayer 2. T.C. will be there to meet & greet. Back in the '70's he was the man to beat in drag racing. The legend has it that he was Terry Vance's hero and he inspired Terry to persue drag racing.

"Dirt is for racing on...Asphalt is for getting there" OR "Flat trackers go in deeper and come out harder... OR (With apologies to General MaCarthur) "Old motorcycle racers never die, they just slip off the groove and fade into the dust!

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OH BTW...One of the special features of the Chicago Norton owners booth will be T.C Christianson's triple engined drag bike, Hogslayer 2. T.C. will be there to meet & greet. Back in the '70's he was the man to beat in drag racing. The legend has it that he was Terry Vance's hero and he inspired Terry to persue drag racing.
Oh he is an interesting fella. Met him last summer up at Great Lakes dragstip, he had his bike there. His triple Norton is featured in a book titled Legendary Motorcycles and seemed really flattered when I said I have that book and recognized the bike.

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Pretty sure he's there all 3 days, although I'm sure he always be in the booth he is expected to have stuff there to autograph. If you come by and he's not there, check back.

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Ugh I am so tempted to ride to IMS now that there is no rain on the forecast anymore for Saturday, though the 22mph winds are making me hesitant...
Granted this will be on the C50 not the CB360 haha!
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Ugh I am so tempted to ride to IMS now that there is no rain on the forecast anymore for Saturday, though the 22mph winds are making me hesitant...
Granted this will be on the C50 not the CB360 haha!


Another incentive is the free parking for riders. Think about it.

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Another incentive is the free parking for riders. Think about it.
Wut wut?!? Do tell me more please!
Last year I cagered with a group and we parked at the Cumberland station parking lot, paid for parking, and took a shuttle to the convention center.
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By that I mean is the free parking at the CTA station or at the convention center?
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By that I mean is the free parking at the CTA station or at the convention center?
Sorry, I can't put my finger on it now. I believe there is free parking at the convention center, for anyone who rides in.

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I did not get to meet you (apparently you were out for a bit), but a gentleman from the Norton Owners Club pointed out which bikes were yours. I've only been to this show and last year's but I gotta say this one was way better. I think its because of the vintage exhibit and the nice riding weather!
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^^^ Sorry I missed you, I'm sure we'll meet sometime. There's always bikenights at Portillo's or Mods vs. Rockers. The Norton club has a great show in August, plus other events and get togethers of bike peole that pop up. I notice in your profile you have a '75 CB 360... Have you ever heard of ChiVinMoto? It's an email group of vintage bike enthusiasts and your 360 fits right in. Check out www.chivinmoto.com and if it interests you, sign up for the group, lots going on and lots of support for vintage bike owners of all stripes!

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I tried to find you, but I couldn't remember if your name was John or Jim. Well I did get to see you for a moment while you were talking to somebody else. Meanwhile I had a great conversation with John ???, so that was cool. I will catch up with you sometime.

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Great show! I got to meet Mike Seate and get a photo with him. I LOVE the cafe bikes they had on display.... I sure hope to see more of this activity and will be at Mods V Rockers as well.
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With the International Motorcycle Show a few weeks off I wanted to mention that there is a pretty large vintage presence at the show this year. The Chicago Norton Owners Club, which is open to all vintage motorcycle enthusiasts, will be having their annual display...My 2 '67 Triumphs will be in the CNOC display.
Also, Cafe' Racer magazine out of Ohio will be having a display in conjunction with the TonUp Club. The TUC will be promoting the 2009 Mods vs. Rockers show...(save Saturday June 20 for this event starting at noon at Diversey and Lincoln in Chicago). Also, in addition to several other vintage displays, like the Moto Guzzi Owners, the Americam Motorcycle Heritage Foundation museum will have a booth with a display and will be selling raffle tickets for a pair of Triumph Bonnevilles, a fully restored 1959 model and a 2009 50th Anniversary model. I'll be working the museum booth on Friday, and will be in and out of the CNOC and Cafe' Racer booth all day Saturday & Sunday, so mention to someone you're from CLSB.com and if I'm around you'll be directed my way.
AND...As you're leaving the show, they usually have a video display survey that takes only a minute to fill out...please let them know you liked the vintage bike displays and would like to see more...They'll never skimp on the new stuff in favor of vintage, but they'll invite more vintage participation if attendees ask for it.
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Didn't see your post until after I had already attended, or i would have certainly tried to meet you. I did spent time at the vintage bike area. My uncle had a few bikes there. The red Atlas 750 (my favorite), the green Triumph TR6R, and the red 63 Harley Davidson sprint.

I didn't know you hung with the CNOC guys and ChiVinMoto.

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Got up to the show Saturday night after work. Decent turnout, started quieting down around 7pm. Handful of new bikes I wanted to see. Did get to check out the Vintage bike area. Jim sorry I missed the post about you being up there. It was a nice display though.

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The '67 Blue and White Triumph 500 next to T.C.'s dragbike is mine and the "purple" (actually aubergine) & cream '67 Bonneville that was next to your Uncle's Atlas is mine. I've known your Uncle for a few years...met him with a bunch of ChiVinMoto guys at the Forest City Riders off road ride when he knocked himself off his Honda XR single on a tree and sprained his neck...good guy...I like him alot. Before I actually met him I had seen him around at some of the CNOC events...he has such a beautiful collection of bikes and it seems he always comes up with something new and surprises me! The Red '63 H-D Sprint he had in the AMA display is a prime example.
I look forward to meeting CLSB folks...I pop over to bike night at Portillo's sometimes...usually before Norton Owners meetings...I'll be at Mods vs. Rockers of course, and Ton Up will be doing Motorcycle Mondays again at the 5 Star on the first Monday of the month starting in May. We will also be doing the ride to Rockerbox (Milwaukee) that some CLSB members came on last year and enjoyed in August. I'll keep CLSB well informed as these come up. Every one of these events are open to anyone and all are welcome. Plus, I'm sure there will be others that come up.

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