PERFECT weather, cold beer, some very cool music and a truly wonderful assortment of new and old bikes greeted the 1800-odd folks who rolled up to the second Ride On Rooftop Retro Bike Show on top of the old Myers building in Fremantle.
The bikes — about 70 in the formal display area but plenty of tasty stuff just around the corner — were a mix of modern-and-custom, new-and-retro, old-and-pristine, and old-and-funky.
Among the exhibitors was Michael Finn with his 1968 A65 BSA 650 Scrambler (above), lovingly restored after languishing in a shed for many years. The old Beezer was involved in a fatal accident back in the day, and effectively abandoned.
Michael convinced the family to sell him the bike and let him bring it back to its former glory. The restoration was complete just a few days before the Retro show and looked a million dollars, right down to the red velour seat, British Racing Green paint job and brand new (ex-New Zealand) Amal carbs.
Michael praised Stephen Hills at Classic Motorcycle Restoration WA, David at Modak Motorcycles in Melbourne, and Pablo at Ironhorse Restorations in Perth for their role in the restoration.
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