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    Posted 3 years ago

    officialfuel
    (489 items)

    This is my 400th post and I wanted it to be something very special, so this is a one-of-a-kind motorbike made by Jim Mochino in 1946 that I picked from Marissa, Illinois. Here's how the story goes.

    In 1946 a coal miner man named Jim Mochino, who worked for the "Old Ben Coal Company" Coello No. 11 mine at Coello, Illinois decided to build a motorbike to drive to and from work, due to the fact that Mr. Mochino could not obtain a car during the war years. He was a machinist/ welder at the mine.

    The frame, fuel tank, exhaust system, braking system, center section on this bike are all hand made and crafted. The motor is a Briggs Model Y which was manufactured from the late 1930's to the early 1940's. The only parts of this bike that are original bicycle parts are the wheels, fenders, front forks, and handlebars. Everything else is hand made.

    Mr.Mochino used this bike for transportation until 1948, after that it was put in a shed where some parts were removed at various times. Mr. Mochino died in 1963 and a few years after that it was sold by his son to a man named Ned Perkins from Christopher, Illinois. Then the bike was sold to Rich Youngman from Duquoin, Illinois. He put different wheels and tires on the frame due to the originals being rusted away from age.

    In 2009, Rich Youngman sold the bike to Gene Bollmeier from Marissa, Illinois who installed anotherBriggs Model Y motor and the missing parts to bring it back to the condition it is today.

    In 2015 Gene Bollmeir sold the bike to Michael Jones from Brownsburg, Indiana who put it in another new home for years to come.

    This bike is a one of a kind due to the skills and craftsmanship of Jim Mochino.

    Before I put the bike in the house, I rode it up and down the alley a few times. It runs just find. I would consider this a great piece of Folk Art.

    Michael

    Comments

    1. inky inky, 3 years ago
      Congratulations..it will be a while till I get there...my husband hopes anyway..:-))
    2. officialfuel officialfuel, 3 years ago
      Thank you inky for the love and the nice comment! Merry Christmas!

      Michael
    3. officialfuel officialfuel, 3 years ago
      Thank you mikelv85, MyFavoriteTreasures and Lady_Picker for the love! Merry Christmas!

      Michael
    4. chevy59 chevy59, 3 years ago
      Looks incredible with the whole collection!
    5. officialfuel officialfuel, 3 years ago
      Thank you mtg75, chevy59 and MooreAntique for the love! Also thanks chevy59 for the nice comment! Merry Christmas all!

      Michael
    6. jscott0363 jscott0363, 3 years ago
      AMAZING bike and AMAZING story behind it!! Wow!! Congratulations on your 400th post Michael!!! That bike is definitely special!
    7. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 3 years ago
      You did make #400 a special one & I enjoyed it & the history.
    8. SEAN68 SEAN68, 3 years ago
      stunning !!!! wow!!! very special!!!
    9. Nicefice, 3 years ago
      You definitely shared a great bike and story for your 400th posting! Very Nice!!
    10. officialfuel officialfuel, 3 years ago
      Thank you AnnaB for the love! Merry Christmas!

      Michael
    11. antiquerose antiquerose, 3 years ago
      Congrats O-FUEL on your 400th post!! Keep them coming as they are AMAZING!!

      ~ Merry Christmas and Happy Collecting in 2016 !! All the BEST....
    12. officialfuel officialfuel, 3 years ago
      Thank you AnnaB for the love! Merry Christmas!

      Michael
    13. officialfuel officialfuel, 3 years ago
      Thank you jscott0363 for the love and the nice comment and compliment! Merry Christmas!

      Michael
    14. slotman slotman, 3 years ago
      I love great craftsmanship, what an awesome job! I hope you take it out once and a while to enjoy it and keep it rideable....thanks for sharing the story!
    15. pickrknows pickrknows, 3 years ago
      Super cool bike Michael, it's found the perfect home!!!
      Merry Christmas to you !
      Bern
    16. EJW-54 EJW-54, 3 years ago
      that is really cool!! great find and great history!
    17. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 3 years ago
      I appreciate the way it was perpetuated over the yrs. by people who showed a true interest in preserving history.
    18. officialfuel officialfuel, 3 years ago
      Thank you shughs, blunderbuss2 and SEAN68 for the loves and the great comments from blunderbuss2 and SEAN68! Blunderbuss2 that's why I fell in love with it because of all the history and the way it was taken care of for all those years! I think it's in a museum piece.I guess it's in my own little Museum in my house. But it's very primitive compared to riding my Harley you have to be very careful.

      Michael
    19. officialfuel officialfuel, 3 years ago
      Thank you Nicefice, bobby725 and rniederman for the love! Nicefice thanks for the nice compliment! Merry Christmas!

      Michael
    20. officialfuel officialfuel, 3 years ago
      blunderbuss2, again thanks for stopping in and commenting twice! I'm very lucky to find such a nice piece and very proud of it!

      Michael
    21. officialfuel officialfuel, 3 years ago
      Thank you charmsomeone, usedcarlady and fortapache for the love! Merry Christmas!

      Michael
    22. officialfuel officialfuel, 3 years ago
      Thank you Longings, antiquerose and walksoftly for the loves! Also thank you antiquerose for the nice compliment! Merry Christmas!

      Michael
    23. officialfuel officialfuel, 3 years ago
      Thank you Daddy_Nobucks, kehphones and Chevelleman69 for the love! Merry Christmas!

      Michael
    24. officialfuel officialfuel, 3 years ago
      Thank you Beachbum58, Eyewideopen and snowman3 for the love! Merry Christmas!

      Michael
    25. officialfuel officialfuel, 3 years ago
      Thank you sanhardin, Radegunder and toolate2 for the love! Merry Christmas!

      Michael
    26. officialfuel officialfuel, 3 years ago
      Thank you trukn20, slotman and Designer for the love! Merry Christmas!

      Michael
    27. officialfuel officialfuel, 3 years ago
      Thank you sugargirl, Rustfarm and RonM for the love! Merry Christmas!

      Michael
    28. officialfuel officialfuel, 3 years ago
      Thank you pickrknows for the love and the nice comment! Merry Christmas Bern!

      Michael
    29. officialfuel officialfuel, 3 years ago
      Thank you EJW-54 for the love and the nice comment! Merry Christmas!

      Michael
    30. officialfuel officialfuel, 3 years ago
      Thank you Otaco4me and egreeley1976 for the love! Merry Christmas!

      Michael
    31. kyratango kyratango, 3 years ago
      So special! Absolutely great 400th post!
      And above all, it is fantastic to have the whole history of her :-)

      Felicitations, and MERRY CHRISTMAS!
    32. officialfuel officialfuel, 3 years ago
      Thank you trunkman, leighannrn and Rattletrap for the love! Merry Christmas!

      Michael
    33. officialfuel officialfuel, 3 years ago
      Thank you Trey, AzTom and AntigueToys for the love! Merry Christmas!

      Michael
    34. officialfuel officialfuel, 3 years ago
      Thank you crswerner, OKCJIM and farmlady for the love! Merry Christmas!

      Michael
    35. officialfuel officialfuel, 3 years ago
      Thank you Peasejean55 for the love! Merry Christmas!

      Michael
    36. officialfuel officialfuel, 3 years ago
      Thank you hotairfan for the love! Merry Christmas!

      Michael
    37. officialfuel officialfuel, 3 years ago
      Thank you rikanddonna for the love! Merry Christmas!

      Michael
    38. officialfuel officialfuel, 3 years ago
      Thank you Signaholic for the love! Merry Christmas Perry!

      Michael
    39. officialfuel officialfuel, 3 years ago
      Thank you RAD21289 for the love! Merry Christmas!

      Michael
    40. officialfuel officialfuel, 3 years ago
      Thank GeodeJem for stopping in and liking the motorbike! Merry Christmas!
      Michael
    41. officialfuel officialfuel, 3 years ago
      Thank you kyratango for the love! Merry Christmas!

      Michael
    42. Caperkid Caperkid, 3 years ago
      Just to make it an even 60 loves great bike Michael. Thanks also for the great posts and items. Have a great holiday season. Keep your stick on the ice.

      Roy
    43. officialfuel officialfuel, 3 years ago
      Thank you Caperkid for the love! Thanks for the great Christmas gift! Merry Christmas!

      Michael
    44. officialfuel officialfuel, 3 years ago
      Thank you Roycroftsbooksfromme1 for the love! Merry Christmas!

      Michael
    45. officialfuel officialfuel, 3 years ago
      Thank you ttomtucker for the love! Merry Christmas!

      Michael
    46. officialfuel officialfuel, 3 years ago
      Thank you frisco for the love! Merry Christmas!

      Michael
    47. GrammyD, 3 years ago
      Love your stuff, and love your stories! I live in an old house too! It is an 1875 house that I have been restoring for four years and counting! Thanks for sharing!!!
    48. officialfuel officialfuel, 3 years ago
      GrammyD thanks for stopping by! You'll have to post some photos of your house! Would love to see it! Welcome to CollectorsWeekly. Merry Christmas!

      Michael
    49. officialfuel officialfuel, 3 years ago
      Manikin thank you for making my day! You couldn't have got me a better Christmas present than hitting that love button! We have been showing our collection for five years now on here! I enjoy your post also! Have a wonderful Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

      Michael
    50. officialfuel officialfuel, 3 years ago
      Rick55 thanks for the love on my one of a kind motorbike! You made my day! I'm so proud to have this in my collection! I'm not much of a glass lover but I'm trying to be more open minded. Thank you again so much and Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you and your family!

      Michael
    51. officialfuel officialfuel, 3 years ago
      Thank you all for the loves on this very special treasure that I found out picking! Such a great group of collectors on here. Merry Christmas to each and everyone of you and a Happy New Year!

      Michael
    52. Nova, 3 years ago
      Waaaaay cool!
    53. officialfuel officialfuel, 3 years ago
      Thank you Nova for the love on the motorbike! Hope you and Phil have a great Christmas!

      Michael
    54. petey petey, 3 years ago
      Fantastic!!!! and a Merry Christmas.
    55. officialfuel officialfuel, 3 years ago
      Thank you petey for the Christmas present by hitting that love button! Merry Christmas!

      Michael
    56. Celiene Celiene, 3 years ago
      I love your entire workshop!
    57. officialfuel officialfuel, 3 years ago
      Celeine, thank you for the Christmas gift by hitting that love button and the nice comment! Merry Christmas!

      Michael
    58. officialfuel officialfuel, 3 years ago
      Thank you kerry10456 for the Christmas gift by hitting that love button! Merry Christmas!

      Michael
    59. whyatt whyatt, 3 years ago
      this thing is insane. hope it brings you the mint..
    60. officialfuel officialfuel, 3 years ago
      Thank you whyatt for the love and the awesome comment!

      Michael
    61. officialfuel officialfuel, 3 years ago
      Thank you otiamaria for the love!

      Michael
    62. officialfuel officialfuel, 3 years ago
      Thank you akrodog for the love!!

      Michael
    63. officialfuel officialfuel, 3 years ago
      Thank you Bikenstein for the love!

      Michael
    64. officialfuel officialfuel, 3 years ago
      Thank you SpiritBear for the love!

      Michael
    65. officialfuel officialfuel, 3 years ago
      Thank you Neighborguysfan for the love!

      Michael
    66. officialfuel officialfuel, 3 years ago
      Thank you Manikin for hitting that love button again!

      Michael
    67. officialfuel officialfuel, 3 years ago
      Thank you Tfish for stopping in and showing some love! Very appreciated!

      Michael
    68. officialfuel officialfuel, 2 years ago
      Thank you toolate2 for the love!

      Michael
    69. officialfuel officialfuel, 2 years ago
      Thank you rustyboltz and pops52 for the love!

      Michael
    70. officialfuel officialfuel, 2 years ago
      Thank you mcheconi for the love!

      Michael
    71. officialfuel officialfuel, 2 years ago
      Thank you subi450 for the love!

      Michael
    72. officialfuel officialfuel, 2 years ago
      Thank you courtenayantiques for the love!

      Michael
    73. officialfuel officialfuel, 2 years ago
      Thank you PedalP for the love!

      Michael
    74. officialfuel officialfuel, 2 years ago
      Thank you toolate2 and ttomtucker for the loves!

      Michael
    75. officialfuel officialfuel, 2 years ago
      Thank you wickencrafts for the love!

      Michael
    76. wickencrafts wickencrafts, 2 years ago
      You are welcome Michael.
      I really like that soda cooler in the back of the truck too
      Cool Stuff Mister
      Cheers
      b
    77. officialfuel officialfuel, 2 years ago
      Thank you wickencrafts for the kind words!

      Michael
    78. officialfuel officialfuel, 2 years ago
      Thank you ravage60 for the love!

      Michael
    79. officialfuel officialfuel, 2 years ago
      Thank you olebodie for the love!

      Michael
    80. officialfuel officialfuel, 2 years ago
      Thank you Radegunder for the love!

      Michael
    81. officialfuel officialfuel, 2 years ago
      Thank you bhamredlines for the love!

      Michael
    82. officialfuel officialfuel, 2 years ago
      Thank you Recordmantime and iggy for the loves!

      Michael
    83. officialfuel officialfuel, 2 years ago
      Thank you FK46 and buckethead for the love!

      Michael
    84. Rattletrap Rattletrap, 2 years ago
      I love the bike and love the story even better! The stories bring these old things back to life once more!
    85. officialfuel officialfuel, 2 years ago
      Thank you rattletrap for the love and the nice comment! Your so right! Again thanks for stopping in and commenting and showing some love!

      Michael
    86. officialfuel officialfuel, 2 years ago
      Thank you SPEEDWAYPICKER for the love!

      Michael
    87. officialfuel officialfuel, 2 years ago
      Thank you MountainGirl and ttomtucker for the love!

      Michael
    88. officialfuel officialfuel, 2 years ago
      Thank you ho2cultcha for hitting the love button! Merry Christmas!

      Michael
    89. officialfuel officialfuel, 2 years ago
      Thank you Dan121156 for the love! Merry Christmas

      Michael
    90. officialfuel officialfuel, 2 years ago
      Thank you Tobiasold for the love! Merry Christmas

      Michael
    91. roddyq roddyq, 2 years ago
      Great history hand crafted for simple transportation and now an awesome classic!
      Mr. Mochino was truly talented!!
    92. officialfuel officialfuel, 2 years ago
      Thank you roddyq for the love and the great compliment! He truly was a talented man! Love the history that came with it. Again thank you!!

      Michael
    93. officialfuel officialfuel, 2 years ago
      Thank you ho2cultcha for hitting the love button again!

      Michael
    94. Bank2collect Bank2collect, 2 years ago
      Amazing old motorbike unbelievable
    95. fhrjr2 fhrjr2, 2 years ago
      I gotta love because today I ride an electric bike. Can't pass the eye test anymore so the bike and a backpack work for now. I love not only the bike but the detailed documentation of it's history. If everyone kept such detailed records on items research would be seldom needed.
    96. officialfuel officialfuel, 2 years ago
      Thank you Bank2collect for the love!

      Michael
    97. officialfuel officialfuel, 2 years ago
      Thank you fhrjr2 for the love and comments! Be safe on your electric bike!

      Michael
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      Thank you mcheconi for the love!

      Michael
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      Thank you McCoyNelson for the love!

      Michael
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      Thank you Phonoboy for the love!

      Michael
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      Thank you swampdogg for the love!

      Michael
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      Thank you vetraio50 for the love!

      Michael
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      Thank you GeodeJem for stopping and liking my item!

      Michael
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      Thank you Oroyoroyisthatyourhorse for the love!

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      Thank you Cocacola1386 for the love!

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      Thank you subi450 for the love!

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      Thank you steve85018 for the love!

      Michael
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      Thank you dipetersen for the love!

      Michael
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      Thank you Gulf99 for the love! Merry Christmas

      Michael
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      Thanks MacDaddyRico for hitting the love button again! Merry Christmas

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      Thank you Coca-cola1386 for hitting the love button again! Merry Christmas

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      Thank you Johnsmith for the love! Merry Christmas

      Michael
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      Thank you oldpeep for the love!

      Michael
    117. officialfuel officialfuel, 11 months ago
      Thank you slotman for the love!

      Michael

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