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Old 11th January 2011, 00:56   #76
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Very clean bike sir! Congratulations again. What colours were these available originally?
Thanks Mole. for the compliments!!
To my best of knowledge, it came in " Crimpson Red" & " Opaque copper dust"
Crimpson red had more blue shade, compared to our famous Brit Cars, Cherry blossom !!
Now comes a similar shade in Dupont, but mettalic though !!

Wish to paint my " Humber sports Bicycle" in that color, if not in a Brave ROBIN HOOD !!!
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That is a very well-maintained bike indeed! I'm atill relatively a novice when it comes to bikes, but I did develop interest in most of the old Brit bikes.
What interested me in the Ariel is the twin 'flute' shaped recesses on the tank, reminds me so of the ones on the Vauxhall bonnets:

Dereham Wedding Cars, Norfolk

Anyway, if its not going , here is a pic. of your truly just posing on what looks like (to me atleast) a similar Ariel that was with a local mechanic.

This bike was in the same colour as yours, later repainted in this colour when it was done up (to be sold.)

The bike was sold on the same day this photo was taken.

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Lovely Bike !! Stanher
But this is some '52 model NH machine
note there is no nacelle type head lights ( it has the Clipper H/L, with alloy yoke a Speedo holder......as of pre war machines)
& it has the same pre '40 type Brake drums ( Deep drawn sheet metal hubs)
But even though it had all the goodness of a its younger brothers
PS: Have to say this: Even I said plenty of " NO" s, all that refers to say my bike was a different model to that one posted by Stanher, thanks for the pic, buddy !!
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I still remember the Honda Tact 2 stroke 5.8 BHP 49CC scooter and Honda Fusion 4 stroke 250CC liqued cooled 21 BHP during late 80's dont know why they didnt came to India that time.

Here is my recently picked 80cc HONDA tact (1983)
In running order, however needs restoration though !!
this is self start version
Now pics of my Honda tact>>










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There you go! once again TBHPian Muthkumar (PowerTwin) is in the limelight after the great coimbatore autoshow. Read the news in Hindu:

The Hindu : Metro Plus Coimbatore / Events : Old and the new
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Ladies & Gentlemen,

There you go! once again TBHPian Muthkumar (PowerTwin) is in the limelight after the great coimbatore autoshow. Read the news in Hindu:

The Hindu : Metro Plus Coimbatore / Events : Old and the new
Thank you Siva for posting this for our Tbhpians...
in between your hectic schedule,ah!! Ahh!! that's why you are Tbhpian.

More pics to come of the " MOTO EXPO 2011" ..from my side
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Hello Uncle,

you really stole the show out there. The Norton was a masterpiece . Hoping to see your motorcycles more often.
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Thank you Siva for posting this for our Tbhpians...
in between your hectic schedule,ah!! Ahh!! that's why you are Tbhpian.

More pics to come of the " MOTO EXPO 2011" ..from my side
From my pavilion at " Moto Expo 2011":( Organized by NEHRU COLLEGE & INSTITUTIONS- Tamil Nadu & Kerala)

K.Muthu Kumar's
B & Q Rest GARAGE
Displayed 21 bikes from my side, as per request from the organists of MOTO EXPO 2011, held at V.O.C. grounds / Coimbatore
from March 4 th, 5 th & 6 th.
Many Off road machines, few classic cars & new Exotic Luxury cars where exhibited in addition to few Aviation Machines as usual Classic Bikes of by gone era was crowd puller, apart from me , few more enthusiasts displayed their bikes too.
CCSC- : Cotton city Scooter Club, also displayed its members beautiful Machines ( though , Me a office bearer @ CCSC, as I was allotted a separate pavilion...my Vespa VBA was isolated from her friends )

Now few pics:




Interview for SS music's Craig:-


My Norton 16H for the first time:




One of the things which inspired me: This senior citizen , one time( before digital era) professional Photographer , had a point to prove!!




One more interview...








Nippy FURY & Catchy T- kid>






Some Flying Objects !!


Cotton City scooter Club pavilion:


Video shoot from " SFX" TV ( a unit of SS, I guess, yet to be launched though)

Day time plenty of Student visitors..


This gentle man( a security in charge at my pavilion) tried to climb on this R1 ( Yamaha ), with my permission only , but couldn't succeed
( must say this>>> Just 10 hours before the inauguration, the organizers asked me, if I had a Super bike to display, hence My friend Salem Venkat
was summoned , he decided to put the Monster Yamaha in my pavilion, near
RD 350 ( always a heart throb among us )






a PL 170 Scooter displayed by a guy with his 240 D Benz


Some British Thumpers exhibited by some bike enthusiasts,,,





One more Norton 16 H from some one.....




Bike Stunt Boys posing with my bikes
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Hello Uncle,

you really stole the show out there. The Norton was a masterpiece . Hoping to see your motorcycles more often.
Thank you buddy !!
met many of our guys @ Expo..
More pics to come..
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Nice pics.! Good to see your collection again.

BTW, just out of curiosity- what does "B & Q" stand for in the name of your garage 'B & Q rest'?
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Superb collection and an equally Superb Gentleman
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Hello Uncle,

you really stole the show out there. The Norton was a masterpiece . Hoping to see your motorcycles more often.
Yes, for time being let us see some more pics from MOTO Expo 2011

A very special person in my life Mr.Rajaram Kanthode ( a retired TELCO R &D Engineer., who gave his Enfield Fantabulus to my Friend, which 'am going to restore soon)


A dentist by profession, but breathes, eats & live with bikes ( Dr.Balu)


This kid, a die hard Rossi Fan, dismantles & fixes his bicycles with innovative ideas in no time ( sorry for got his name,I address him as Engineer !!)


& Now some pics from Cars & Off road machines>>
Toyota

Amby, Austin A40, Premier Padmini & more..


A rare Jeep Pick up( yet to be restored though)


A JONGA fully restored ( seems color too sound of its time..What say??)
.....some more Off road machines to come..
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[quote=powertwin;2276547]Yes, for time being let us see some more pics from MOTO Expo 2011


.....some more Off road machines to come..



A beautiful armored JONGA !!


The below one was told WRANGLER 1945..
any way looks cool, with a MM 550 power train I guess..

Some flying events..was interesting....before ending Jeeps..here is a real JEEP stuff^^^^^>>>



This guy from Palli palayam ( Mr.Suresh Varadharajan) displayed some cars like Merc 240 D, Merc AMG, Amby,a buggy,Nissan patrol etc...


This TV compering guy " CRAIG" was so passionate in bikes, went on shooting our bikes for hours together for his "SFX" channel, expected to telecast ed by April 1 st week
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A rare Jeep Pick up( yet to be restored though)


A JONGA fully restored ( seems color too sound of its time..What say??)
.....some more Off road machines to come..
Cool, you captured my Salem friend Anand's Willys CJ5, Willys Station Wagon and his Jonga. If you remember my postings in 4x4 section this is the very same CJ5 he drove into the Kaveri river.
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Nice pics.! Good to see your collection again.

BTW, just out of curiosity- what does "B & Q" stand for in the name of your garage 'B & Q rest'?
Well B-----> BUDGET

&
Q------> ????? ( cant you guess now !!)
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One small example of what Muthukumar Uncle (Powertwin) can do to your Motorcycle!!!!!!!!!!!
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