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My best news of the week was three years clear from the throat cancer.
Also another pair of Morgan & Wright tires for the tyre pile.
And this cushion tire Iver - Lovell. Cool that it still has the original tires. A heap of paint removal is ahead in future!
I bought a rare unique all plastic "futuristic" pick up truck off Ebay that was featured ( I'm told) in the 1960's Sears "Wish Book". It's almost a foot long and is mint in the box. It has a friction drive. I have never seen one before. Right away I pictured it with toy outboard boat motor payloads. Needless to say, I've gone off the rails ( or lake/pond?) with the vintage motors.
That said, a new friend in Mn made me another 3 units of a ( copied from the original hobby/retail design) 5 tier toy outboard display stand. These little toys are eye candy, but when they roar to life/prop spins and the panel light ( or one button fires all 5 motors and lights up!) comes on, instant childhood.
I think I mentioned, I have pics of my kids ( Devan is 31 now with his own son/my grandson) enjoying pushing the buttons 25+
years back in my old collection. I also added a few more toy motors, one being an extra desirable ( if anyone has any 6 cylinder K&O toy Mercury motors/please contact me) 6 cylinder Mercury Mk 78A.
Then another full size outboard motor followed me home. A 1959 Johnson 5.5. I even managed to shoehorn it into the house as my G/F was at her Moms. The garage is getting pretty full until I "redecorate" in the Spring. The basement Man Cave, well, that's another story. Another minty vintage Schwinn ( pics next Sunday) just hit town with my name on it courtesy of Bobby U. I'll deal with that "space/room" challenge when I pick it up from Fed Ex on Monday. I think I need a bigger house or a smaller collection? Ya think? Perhaps I'm "preaching to the choir". Regardless, I'm in good company on the Cabe.
One of my favorites finally obtained ...,red for Christmas! Greatful for it and the friendships made surrounding its purchase!!! Merry Christmas bike brothers 🎁 🎄🎄🎄🎄🎅🤶 And God bless us all with our heathy addiction to cycles and good friendships
My modest “display” above the entrance to my basement shop. While I completely admire the lovely mid-century, space age theme of someone’s collection like @Nashman here, my minimalist self could never allow it.
I have long been a fan of early Salsa Cycle’s style and the interesting and intelligent Ross Shafer himself, hence most of my items.