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Author Topic: Arizona Cafe Racers Antique Show & Swap Meet  (Read 313 times)

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Arizona Cafe Racers Antique Show & Swap Meet
« on: April 09, 2014, 10:43:52 PM »
People living in the Phoenix, Arizona area might want to stop by the annual Antique Show & Swap Meet put on by the Arizona Cafe Racers this Sunday.

It will be held April 13th starting at 8 am at
  El Zaribah Shrine Auditorium
    552 N 40th St, Phoenix, AZ

That's about 1/8 mile North of Van Buren on 40th Street.  The turn in is on the West side of the road.

Motorcycle parking is free and there are no admission costs.  How can you beat free + seeing old motorcycles?  ;D
There's usually a bunch of motorcycles ranging from 1914 thru 1980 that show up each year.
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Re: Arizona Cafe Racers Antique Show & Swap Meet
« Reply #1 on: April 10, 2014, 03:39:19 AM »
Hi Jim!  This is CoffeeAchiever.  I haven't posted on the RE forum since I can't remember when.  A fellow ACR member read your post about "The Show" and told me about it.  My ACR handle is "Stephen".  I'll be at the Show this coming Sunday on my '09 G5 Deluxe.  I've got almost 16,000 miles on her clock now.  Hope to see you there. 

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Re: Arizona Cafe Racers Antique Show & Swap Meet
« Reply #2 on: April 13, 2014, 07:35:02 PM »
Hey, CoffeeAchiever.  Great seeing you at the show. :)

For those who didn't make it I've attached several pictures of some of the motorcycles that were there.
The two Vincents I saw two weeks ago made it so I got a few pictures of them this time.
Actually, there were three Vincents there. 
Of more interest here there were two Royal Enfields (besides CoffeyAchievers and mine).
One was a 1914 vintage, first sold in New Zealand at the time the 1st World War started.
The other was a Rickman framed Series II Interceptor.
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Re: Arizona Cafe Racers Antique Show & Swap Meet
« Reply #3 on: April 13, 2014, 07:37:13 PM »
Continuing on
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Re: Arizona Cafe Racers Antique Show & Swap Meet
« Reply #4 on: April 13, 2014, 07:39:02 PM »
But wait!  There's more to see. :)

I threw in the 1955 military Guzzy for bare.
Big horizontal single cylinder with the famous exposed chrome flywheel that spins right next to the riders left foot.
« Last Edit: April 13, 2014, 07:44:23 PM by Arizoni »
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Re: Arizona Cafe Racers Antique Show & Swap Meet
« Reply #5 on: April 13, 2014, 07:40:15 PM »
Sorry to say, this is the end of them. :(
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Re: Arizona Cafe Racers Antique Show & Swap Meet
« Reply #6 on: April 13, 2014, 09:07:06 PM »
Holy Smokes!  What a beautiful gathering of bikes! Thanks for sharing those Jim.  :)

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Re: Arizona Cafe Racers Antique Show & Swap Meet
« Reply #7 on: April 13, 2014, 11:11:39 PM »
Beautiful Rickman Interceptor!

Some very tasteful custom mods on it really look great!
I always loved those bikes.
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Re: Arizona Cafe Racers Antique Show & Swap Meet
« Reply #8 on: April 14, 2014, 07:10:09 PM »
Was that about a 1911 Enfield? I notice it also had the bologna slicer! The shifter looks like a long ratchet extension. Very nice stuff there!
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Re: Arizona Cafe Racers Antique Show & Swap Meet
« Reply #9 on: April 14, 2014, 10:56:02 PM »
The old Royal Enfield is a 1914.  The sign in front of it said it was sold in New Zealand on the first day of World War I.

You probably already know this but for those who don't:

The engine seems to be the 225cc two stroke, the first year a two stroke was offered by Royal Enfield.
It was first introduced in 1914 and coupled to a 2 speed transmission.

ROYAL ENFIELD, The Complete Story, (writing about the 225L model)  says,
"...The three-port, two-stroke engine with deflector piston, outside flywheel and two-speed gearbox gave modest performance..."

Noting the rear chain drive with what appears to be a drum inside the rear sprocket it appears this motorcycle had the famous Royal Enfield "Cush drive" system that was first used in 1912.
Many motorcycles during this period used leather belt drives because they dampened out the shocks that could be transmitted thru a real chain drive.  The Royal Enfield design used a rubber shock absorbing device to eliminate these hard shocks and it is still being used today on all of the RE motorcycles.

The large ring on the right side of the rear wheel is similar to a giant V groove pulley.  A V shaped rubber wedge was pushed into it on the forward side to serve as the only brake.

The headlight is an acetylene gas light.  The acetylene is produced by slowly allowing drops of water to fall on the dry Calcium Carbide in the body of the light.  It was a common, but not very effective form of lighting for a lot of motor vehicles at the time.

The horn is a Antique Klaxon Plunger Horn which produces a "OOOOGGAAH" when depressed.

Neat stuff. :)
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Re: Arizona Cafe Racers Antique Show & Swap Meet
« Reply #10 on: April 15, 2014, 12:33:40 AM »
Was that about a 1911 Enfield? I notice it also had the bologna slicer!

I hope that refers to the flywheel on the right side!

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Re: Arizona Cafe Racers Antique Show & Swap Meet
« Reply #11 on: April 15, 2014, 12:42:45 AM »
Awesome collection of bikes!  Thanks for sharing, Jim  8)
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