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Photo from 1954 "Gypsy Tour" in Ohio (takes three images to get on my copier)

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Motorcycles678 of 806what is it?Vintage AMA pins and 'Tour Awards' from 1954, 1958 & 1959
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Posted 7 years ago

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Understand that this is one photo, it just takes three images to copy big enough to see, My Dad and I are three rows up from "Ohio. Aug." and I tried to box us in with a wipe off marker. I would have been 12 years old at the time, notice all of the neat 'vintage' bikes. Hope you enjoy..........


  1. Pop_abides Pop_abides, 7 years ago
    If you see any one you know please yell out !
  2. Pop_abides Pop_abides, 7 years ago
    Thanks James
  3. VikingFan82 VikingFan82, 7 years ago
    My grandfather has one of these dated from the 40s in Iowa I believe. What was the Gypsy Tour?
  4. Pop_abides Pop_abides, 7 years ago
    It was just a ride together where a bunch of riders all gathered a t one point and rode to another for a day of picnic, games and fun. Oh Yeah, I almost forgot some intake of "Adult Beverages" along with the aftermath of tomfoolery and highjinks associated with the same said intake.
    In this case the original small group gathered a a local Motorcycle Dealers place and as they rode toward the 'Point of Party' they picked up more riders and more bikes ending up with this group coming down the road at you.. :-)
  5. VikingFan82 VikingFan82, 7 years ago
    Yeah my grandfather's photo had a lot of old Harleys with side cars. He's not in the photo, and I cant identify anyone in it. It's pretty cool.
  6. Pop_abides Pop_abides, 7 years ago
    Thanks James , Toytman and VikingFan82
  7. Pop_abides Pop_abides, 7 years ago
  8. Vontrike Vontrike, 7 years ago
    Very cool, my Dad was a Harley guy. Him and my Mom moved up to Ohio from WV in 48. He always had a bike. Most likely he knew one or two of these guys.
  9. Pop_abides Pop_abides, 7 years ago
    Thank you vontrike, my Dad also moved up but only from Athens OH to Columbus OH ten years earlier.....
  10. Pop_abides Pop_abides, 7 years ago
    Thanks vintagemad, officialfuel and scandinavian_pieces. I have been remiss in my duties!

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