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Special Guests: John Landstrom, owner of Blue Moon Cycle
Ask anyone in the south about the highest quality antique motorcycle shop, and Blue Moon Cycle is bound to be at the top of that list. Since 1987, Blue Moon Cycle has maintained as an icon in the Atlanta, Georgia motorcycle scene. Over the years, Blue Moon’s day-to-day operations revolved around the sales and service of modern BMW motorcycles. Owner John Landstrom prides himself on having operating one of the smoothest-running BMW motorcycle franchises in the country, and the determination of his highly skilled staff to go the extra mile to ensure customer satisfaction. In addition to selling late model machines, Blue Moon is well known as a parts distributor for antique European motorcycles dating back to the 1950s. Most recently, John made the decision to sell his BMW dealership franchise and focus on strictly vintage motorcycles. On September 12th, 2015, Blue Moon Cycle officially re-opened to welcome its visitors to a showroom and museum where more than 100 vintage European machines are on display. Dozens of beautiful BMW, DKW, Horex, NSU, and Adler motorcycles are presented, as well as rare makes and models such as Bohmerland, Munch, Immer and Gnome Rhone. In addition to the collection of motorcycles available on display, John Landstrom is well known for his adventures with rare and exotic motorcycles around the globe. This week on Classic Chrome, we are excited to be joined by Mr. John Landstrom himself, who will be sitting down for an exciting hour of his motorcycle tales and more information about the Blue Moon Cycle collection.
Blue Moon Cycle Website: www.bluemooncycle.com
Special Guests: Brian Keating, Gary Keating, and Robert Keating
When looking at the market for pre-war motorcycles, it may seem that field was dominated by just a handful of manufacturers; Harley Davidson, Indian, Excelsior, Henderson. But, did you know that in these very early days of motorcycling, hundreds of motorcycle companies were in existence across the globe? Many of these manufacturers actually date back even earlier than American legends Harley Davidson and Indian! Dozens of these smaller companies were in existence here in the United States, with many of them located in the Northeast. While some of these companies were later purchased by the industry leaders, most of these early builders wound up closing their doors. The design elements of several of these defunct manufacturers still wound their way into the machines produced by the larger companies. Today, machines such as the Flying Merkel, Reading Standard, Minneapolis, Cyclone and several others are invaluable to cataloging the history of the sport and are usually only seen from behind plate glass in a museum. On September 23rd, we are joined by three very special guests. Signing on for the cast on the first episode on our new network, we are honored to welcome the Keating Brothers: Brian, Gary, and Robert. The Keating brothers have an interesting link to the pioneering days of motorcycle development: enter the Keating Wheel Company. Amongst a long and incredible list of milestones, the Keating Wheel Company was the very first manufacturer in the United States to build a complete and running motorcycle (also called a motor bicycle)—MONTHS before Oscar Hedstrom and the Indian Motorcycle Company offered their first machine. Adding to the incredible history of the company, the Keating Wheel Company sued both Indian Motorcycle and Harley Davidson for patent infringement and design, and WON both cases.
Special Guests: Ken Campbell, builder and owner of the one-of-a kind V8 Indian
Motorcyclists around the world can agree that while the various motorcycle manufacturers have provided an impressive and unique field of machines to pick from when purchasing, sometimes it is the homebuilt machines that outclass the line-production items. More often than not, it is these handcrafted pieces of art that are engineered and built in method that far surpasses that of a factory, and leaves enthusiasts scratching their heads and wondering just why the manufacturer never created such a piece. This week on Classic Chrome, we are joined by a man who has built such a machine. Old motorcycle fans can all appreciate the appeal of an Indian Four; the sound, aesthetic qualities and performance of what is essentially a small car engine in a motorcycle frame speak for themselves. But what if the Springfield, Massachusetts-based company had offered an eight cylinder model? Unfortunately, with the death of Springfield Indian in 1953, that question was unanswered. However, New Zealand motorcycle enthusiast Ken Campbell has just finished engineering and building the first example of what such a machine would resemble.
V8 Indian Fanpage: www.facebook.com/v8indian
Special Guests: Jim Petty, three-time Motorcycle Cannonball rider, vintage collector, and owner of “Gentleman’s Choice Motorcycles”
Looking back to the early days of motorcycling, one thing was clearly evident: the style and taste of both motorcycle design and their riders was exceptional. Enthusiasts in the early days of motorcycling could be found quietly motoring in a top hat and three piece suit, or tucked behind drop handlebars blasting around the track in leather helmets and wool sweaters. Simply put, the classiness of the era was unparalleled; it was, after all, the era of gentlemen. The attire and attitude of the Gentleman’s era has taken its own form in today’s motorcycle enthusiasts. This week, we at Classic Chrome are honored to be joined by one man who exemplifies the persona and era of a gentleman and his mount. Our guest this week is Jim Petty, who is the man behind “Gentleman’s Choice Motorcycles.” Petty is a dedicated lover of all types, brands, years, and sizes of motorcycles. Alongside his brother Steve, Jim has undertaken the restoration and preservation of many different motorcycles over the years, as well as promoting their avid use. “Gentleman Jim” is a three-time veteran of the coast-to-coast Motorcycle Cannonball Endurance Race.
Gentleman's Choice Motorcycles Website: www.gentlemanschoicemotorcycles.com
Special Guests: David Lloyd, vintage collector, restorer, and Motorcycle Cannonball finisher
One of the most rewarding experiences in owning a vintage motorcycle is being able to kick the starter pedal (or push the electric starter button), select a gear and find a backroad. Riding a vintage machine brings a whole new aspect to the joy in owning one. For many, it provides a deep connection to history, for others it brings the feeling of a time warp. However, the all-too-real risk of owning and riding an old motorcycle is that of mechanical failure leaving you stranded on the side of the road. While these unfortunate experiences become lessons to be learned from and laughed at later down the road, it certainly can be frustrating, and at times dangerous. So in the first installment of our monthly tech series, we are going to focus on how to properly, and safely, prepare your motorcycle for a season of two wheeled fun. Additionally, we will cover some of the most common roadside fixes and troubleshooting processes in solving the problem that ails your motorcycle. Joining the show to head up this discussion is none other than Mr. David Lloyd, who is an avid collector, builder, and rider of antique motorcycles. David is most definitely qualified to cover this important subject, as he has completed a massive amount of vintage rides, including the famed Motorcycle Cannonball.
Special Guests: Jim Walther, President of Indian Four Cylinder Club
Nelson Citta, Member of Indian Four Cylinder Club
Drew Crafton, Member of Indian Four Cylinder Club
Modern day motorcyclists are accustomed to the commonly produced twin cylinder motorcycles of various marquees. The sound of a v-twin exhaust note is heaven to folks all over the world. But, there is something incredibly special in hearing a motorcycle pass by with more than just two cylinders. The same holds true for the antique motorcycle industry, specifically four cylinder machines. Four cylinder motorcycles hold a mystique about them that few other machines can boast. Dating back to the early 1900s, the various manufacturers of four cylinder motorcycles always marketed them as the ultimate gentleman’s machine. This prestige still remains today, and this week on Classic Chrome we are joined by members of a club that celebrate exactly that prestige.
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