|My motorcykling career came off rather late as I needed
transportation during my days as a student. I bought a six year old Vespa 150 cc Touring .
Two wheeling and making vehicles work became a necessity as well as a favourite hobby.
After a short spell with a club which tried vainly to make Hot Rodding possible in Norway, I was given a 1926 Harley with a sidecar for free for taking it away.....
|I understood that "antique" vehicles was the key to
be able to work with motorized vehicles and not have to worry about the
approval of the authorities. |
I found this incredible reliq, an almost driveable 1916 Henderson. I paid an arm and a leg for it and drove it to a motorcycle meet in 1971. The Inline Four aroused quite a lot of excitement in the spring of 1971 and I did a very fast restoration of the bike.I joined the Norwegian Veteran Car Club. In a rally in the spring of 1973, I won a prize for the first restored Veteran Motorcycle ever at a rally in Norway. I then took the Henderson to the Rally Skagen in Denmark and discovered that there was a lot of difference between those who rode and restored old motorcycles and those who restored and drove old automobiles. I ended up the same summer contacting others who had found veteran motorcycles an interesting hobby and we had our first meetings in the autumn of 1973. I began restoring a 1923 Harley Davidson "Big" with a sidecar, and had founded a Norwegian Veteran Motorcycle Club...
After this it only got worse...