A couple of weeks back, I big-rigged out to Paris for the CVMG vintage motorcycle swap with Andrew where we met up with our buds Bowles & Navin who rolled out on their trumpets.
These little guys were rippin’ around the fairgrounds… So rad.
This same weekend last year, these three dudes and myself ripped out to Chalk River for a little weekend getaway – it was nice to have the boys reunited. Although, as fun as this weekend was, another Chalk River rip would have been better.
The swap was conveniently located right next the Paris Speedway so we got a chance to take in some local flat track action. The little tykes ripping around that little dirt track was amazing…
It sucks that by the time they get to the bigger classes, it’s pretty much just dudes, but there were a bunch of little girls out there just a puttin’ a hurtin’ on the boys.
Town Moto sponsors a local flat track racer named Doug Lawrence who is a hell of a nice guy and a demon on the track. He placed well in Paris but was saving himself for the next night at a much bigger race in Welland.
Jamie got there just in time to check out some of the races, get blasted with us, and then blow farts in the tent.
We woke up bright and early, surprisingly not terribly hung-over, and started setting up the booth.
In addition to all the Town Moto stuff we were selling – we brought down a bunch of spare parts from the garage that we all share to try to unload some stuff none of us were going to use. I sold a pair of $400 pipes for $15 which was par for the course on the day but I got rid of so much stuff and it paid for my weekend.
For anyone who loves vintage motorcycles, or really just history in general, the swap is a real treat. It’s just chock-a-block full of old gems.
Our buddy Nice Guy Brian wanted us to be on the look out for some olf Honda mini-bikes and luckily for him, we found some!
So we loaded ‘em into the truck and headed on our way..
Well, almost, in an effort to try to charge our phones, we killed the battery in the truck.
Navin doesn’t need a phone, he’s got the painter’s tape on lock!
Once the swap was done we headed over to the Welland Motorcycle Club for more flat track action with The Brothers Reidy, Bry, Nate & Moccia.
This guy had that silk-screened denim shirt game on lock!
I wish I’d taken video of the races that would allow you to hear the announcer over the loud-speaker who was, for me, kind of the highlight of the weekend. Do yourself a favor and head over to Welland, if for no other reason than to here this human miracle.
As expected Doug cleaned up in all his races and Town Moto… Or should I say, Town Mojo, on beautiful Ossington Avenue in Toronto… Was getting shout outs over the loud speaker all night! As was Showtime, Showtime’s Mom at the popcorn stand, Dirtbike, and of course, Stylin’ Kyle LeGoGo.
After the last race Doug invited us down to walk the track which was pretty fucking sweet, if I do say so myself, and then back to the pits to hang out for some cold pops.
Unfortunately, we couldn’t stick around for any cold pops because it had been a long, long weekend and we still had an hour and a half’s drive ahead of us so we had to bow out. Until next time…
Thanks again for another great weekend, boys!