The Bike of the Month contest is held monthly at the Vintage Bike OC meet. Qualifying motorcycles must be 30 years old or older. Former Bike of the Month winning bikes are not eligible to win again.
Anyone attending the meet is eligible to enter a qualifying bike in the contest and vote for
their favorite bike. The winning bike is chosen by a popular vote and is featured on the Home page for one month and in this feature article. The Bike of the Month articles are permanent content on the site.
|August 2021 Bike of the Month
Baird Bergenthal of Midway City with his 1958 Hercules K100 J-Be
Model: K100 J-Be Model K
Country of Origin: Germany
Engine: Sachs 125cc Single
Transmission: 3 speed
Owner: Baird Bergenthal
City: Midway City
Congratulations to Baird Bergenthal of Midway City for winning Bike of the Month with his 1958 Hercules K100 J-Be Model K.
Baird won a plaque provided by Russ Brown Motorcycle Attorneys.
Baird always brings something unique to our meets, he has won Bike of the Month twice in the past, and placed four times.
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News July 2021 with his 1962 Ducati Piuma 48
News March 2021 with his 1963 Testi Grand Prix
News February 2021 with his 1978 Cimatti
News October 2020 with his 1962 Ducati Piuma 48
He has owned the Hercules for 4 months. He found it at a scooter shop in Anaheim while
shopping for parts. After he got it home, he found out it was missing some parts. He called the guy to see
if he had a box of parts, and he ended up with a second bike as a parts bike.
One of the unique features I thought is the three speed shifter on the left grip. Typical on these
smaller bikes, the entire grip along with the clutch lever rotates to shift gears.
Thank you Baird for bringing your Hercules out for all of us to see. See all the photos in our August Gallery.
||Bike of the Month Gallery
Photo gallery of all the Bike of the Month winners.