Thursday, July 03, 2008

WWII Motorcycles

On June 7th I attended the 18th Annual "World War II Weekend" hosted by the Mid-Atlantic Air Museum at the Reading, Pennsylvania airport. What an awesome show! Click over to see pics of some of the weekend's activities and hardware that was on display (and in some case, being operated). Being an ex-USAF fighter aircraft crew chief, I'm partial to the ol' warbirds, but as you'll see there were just about any other type of WWII military hardware you'd want to see, both Allied and Axis. My son snapped these pics of a few of the motorcycles present, mostly sidecar rigs, mostly BMWs or clones, all more heavily armed than my Kawasaki (oh, to have a machine gun for commuting!). I'm the doofus kneeling by the Zundapp, BTW. Coincidentally, Gerry from the ScootLancaster blog was there, too. Click on over to see his pics of a few unusual 2-wheelers. While not a motorcycle event per se, it's near excellent riding areas and would be a great destination for anyone looking for an excuse to ride if we need much of an excuse!