Vintage Motor Scooter

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© Ann Reece
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UploadedMarch 20, 2012
TakenOctober 23, 2010
MakeNikon Corporation
ModelNIKON D90
Exposure1/60 sec at f/22
FlashCompulsory Flash, Return light detected
Focal Length34 mm

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The Harvest Classic motorcycle rally is held in Luckenbach, Texas every October. They have vintage and european motorcycles in the show and motorcycle events like the Trials competition, which our son and grandsons compete in. It is interesting to see all of the different motorcycles.

26 responses

  • Geoff Plant

    Geoff Plant gave props (20 Mar 2012):


  • Saroj Swain

    Saroj Swain gave props (20 Mar 2012):

    How nice... great find Ann....

  • Lanis Rossi

    Lanis Rossi gave props (20 Mar 2012):

    Excellent photo and entry!

  • Regenia Brabham

    Regenia Brabham gave props (20 Mar 2012):

    That is a true treasure and entry!!

  • Donna Mullins

    Donna Mullins (Deleted) gave props (20 Mar 2012):

    Awesome find and photo ! A great old ride for sure! Sounds like a fun event too.

  • Susan B. Griffith

    Susan B. Griffith   said (20 Mar 2012):

    Love all that rust!! Image fits the theme.

  • Michele Wambaugh

    Michele Wambaugh (Deleted) gave props (20 Mar 2012):

    Cool bike!

  • Andrea Petersen

    Andrea Petersen gave props (20 Mar 2012):

    That truly is vintage .....My husband said it was a scooter made in the 1950's... He said it looked like it had a lawn mower engine on it...They were made so differently back then compared to now and it has been around for awhile judging by all of the rust...Excellent entry, Ann...

  • Ann Reece

    Ann Reece   said (20 Mar 2012):

    My husband said that it is a motor scooter, not a motorcycle, so I changed my title.

  • eithne mythen

    eithne mythen gave props (21 Mar 2012):

    What a treasure, Love all old machines so I am really enjoying this theme..

  • eithne mythen

    eithne mythen gave props (21 Mar 2012):

    Look at all the lovely shapes I am just itching to run my hands over that.... lol I wonder what that says about me!

  • Susan Littlefield

    Susan Littlefield gave props (21 Mar 2012):

    Oh my....that's certainly a vintage find!! Great image and entry!

  • Richard Knight

    Richard Knight gave props (21 Mar 2012):

    This would certainly be worth restoring.

  • Gary Cole

    Gary Cole (Deleted) said (21 Mar 2012):

    Great entry Ann. With the price of gas going up each day (10 cents a gallon since yesterday here), we will certainly see a resurgence of scooters and bikes.

  • Cory Reece

    Cory Reece gave props (21 Mar 2012):

    Easy to lose a finger in that fan (if it's powerful enough).

  • Leslie Hunziker

    Leslie Hunziker   gave props (21 Mar 2012):

    super entry. wonder if it still runs.

  • Ann Reece

    Ann Reece   said (21 Mar 2012):

    Gary, I am sure that you are right about that! My husband rides his motorcycle to work more and more to cut down on gas usage.

    Leslie, I wouldn't be surprised if that scooter did run. So many of the vintage scooters and motorcycles in the show did run. Our son got to ride one of them, he was so surprised at how easily it moved as it looked very bulky. Wish I had gotten a photo of him riding it!

  • John Linton

    John Linton gave props (22 Mar 2012):

    Timeless entry in JPG's Theme Park.

  • Ken O'Brien

    Ken O'Brien gave props (22 Mar 2012):

    Brilliant old scooter,great shot and entry.

  • Ioana Caravan

    Ioana Caravan   gave props (23 Mar 2012):

    Great find for the theme!

  • Heather Mellon

    Heather Mellon gave props (23 Mar 2012):

    What an awesome entry for the theme! Old scooters, bikes and motorcycles have a special magic all their own.. lovely capture!

  • Deborah Downes

    Deborah Downes gave props (26 Mar 2012):

    Truly a classic and so right for this theme.

  • Shirley Valencia

    Shirley Valencia   said (3 Apr 2012):

    Awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! great entry.

  • John Tanner

    John Tanner said (10 Apr 2012):

    What a great find and an amazing picture.
    What you have found is in my opinion the greatest American made scooter of all time.
    This is a barrel spring Cushman Eagle model 765 made between 1950 and 1954.

    This Cushman featured a 5hp.Briggs & Stratton square cast iron motor with a centrifugal clutch and 2 speed trans.
    Until this model the luggage rack was an option offered at extra cost but became standard equipment on the Eagle in 1950.
    This particular scooter is a 1952 model or later because the floor boards are hinged and can fold up.
    Prior to 1952 they were welded in place.

    There's nothing as cool as a vintage Cushman !!!
    Great photo,thanks for posting it !!

  • Iztok Urh

    Iztok Urh gave props (16 Apr 2012):

    Very cool!

  • Steven Schutz

    Steven Schutz gave props (28 Apr 2012):

    what a ride...

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