Jacob told me Mac has been into motorcycles for a long time. There were quite a few stashes of bikes in various states of being located here and there. This is some sort of Honda SS90?? There was a old Trail-90 behind that.
Massey Ferguson 85 I think. Reading through Wikipedia, this made me laugh - (Regarding the company) Its television and radio advertising featured an upbeat jingle, with a male chorus singing, "He's a get-up-early, keep-'em-rollin', Massey-Ferguson kind of a man."
"Last of the V8's"
Garelli Motorcycles was established in 1919!
National Treasure. Well that's how it went down in my imagination anyway.
|UPDATE - Bike is a Montgomery Ward Mojave made by Benelli '68|
|UPDATE - Bike is a Puch SR250 sold by Sears probably a '65|
Monark bicycle sitting in the center of the garage. He says, see that bike there. Harrison Ford sat on that bike.
Roy's Motel and Cafe.
Cars, Radiator Springs would be the town of Amboy without the happy ending. I'm going to link in the important part here from Wikipedia:
In 1995 Timothy White leased the entire town of Amboy and Roy's from Buster Burris, White was a noted New York photographer, who saw value in maintaining the property in a weathered, worn condition as a filming location. White contracted with his 'high school buddy' Walt Wilson to manage the property, and later completed the purchase of the whole town in February, 2000.
As stated Timothy White is an amazing celebrity photographer. You can see some of his work HERE, including (if you click far enough) a similar Harrison Ford picture on the bike. Turns out that Harrison Ford would fly his plane into Amboy, occasionally, so Mr. White could photograph him for magazine articles and such.
OK! so what does all this have to do with Jacob and his dad?? While working out near the town of Amboy they run into Timothy and Walt, and strike up a friendship. About this time the Laughlin River Run is starting to take off and Jacob and his dad end up helping out at the gas station when bikers from the LA area would ride through on their way to the California/Arizona border. As Jacob describes it, the week before the river run started Amboy would turn into a little camp site with a lot of cool people passing through. As such, they end up meeting people like Harrison Ford, Indian Larry, etc. Mac would eventually end up loaning his motorcycle and bicycle out to Timothy for some of his photo shoots. WHEW! So there we have it all tied in, I think.:)
Mac allowed me to take some pictures of Timothy White's pictures. The first one is of Mac himself in Walt Wilson's police car. Amboy never had a police department as far as I know. I think the car was created just for show.
HERE at Amazon. Mac had a copy and let me leaf through it. Amazing stuff!