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Vintage Photographs

Take a look here: https://www.facebook.com/ridingvintage/photos_stream for lots of "old" pics of both 3 & 2 wheelers (click on the little pics for a larger view) -- some samples:

And my favorite: Who's been working on your motorcycle?:

Lee Summer Grove, LA R1100GS/CSM Sidecar, Burgman/Texas Ranger, Zuma 50F, MB5, TW200, CRF250L

That last photo is probably someones sidecar monkey.

I really like old pictures of bikes.
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Who said they never chromed them way back when.
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46u - 7/23/2013 11:57 AM I really like old pictures of bikes.  photo 33servi_zpsb0d50546.jpg Who said they never chromed them way back when.  photo original_zps253c504c.jpg  photo 1934ServiCarPolice_zps6781145e.jpg

46U, Chrome was offered some where in the mid to late 30's can't remember the exact year but they had chrome packages even then, and before chrome it was refered to as a bright metal finish which was polished nickle parts and cadium plating also offered for quite a while to spokes along with other things were common motorcycle parts cad plated. The first photo of the gas station servi-car I believe is the second year of the VL Servi-car they came out in 1932 complete with the tow bar hooked to the front end, it was used for pick up and delivering customers cars.

Yes some chrome was offered but not as much as on the picture that did not post for some reason so here it is again

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I'm guessing that young lady in the photo may be Dot Robinson, founder of the Motor Maids

Circuit Rider - 7/25/2013 6:52 PM I'm guessing that young lady in the photo may be Dot Robinson, founder of the Motor Maids

Yes Bud you are correct, That is Dot Robinson as for the extra chrome to me that would be nothing more than an owner customizing their bike to their taste looks to me that Dot liked a little extra bling in her ride.

Not only was Dot Robinson one of the co-founders of the Motor maids but it was her father that started the Goulding sidecar business in Australia before moving here for a bit more info try this http://www.gouldingsidecars.com

hdrghack - 7/25/2013 7:32 PM

Circuit Rider - 7/25/2013 6:52 PM I'm guessing that young lady in the photo may be Dot Robinson, founder of the Motor Maids

Yes Bud you are correct, That is Dot Robinson as for the extra chrome to me that would be nothing more than an owner customizing their bike to their taste looks to me that Dot liked a little extra bling in her ride.

Not only was Dot Robinson one of the co-founders of the Motor maids but it was her father that started the Goulding sidecar business in Australia before moving here for a bit more info try this   http://www.gouldingsidecars.com 

Thanks for the information and I agree she had the parts chromed.

I did a search on her and her is a picture of her in 1940. Yes the first picture is all so Dot.
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hdrghack - 7/25/2013 5:32 PM

Not only was Dot Robinson one of the co-founders of the Motor maids but it was her father that started the Goulding sidecar business in Australia before moving here for a bit more info try this   http://www.gouldingsidecars.com 

Some great vintage photos there 🙂