February 2008 Bike of the Month
View in Gallery Craig Rich with his 1947 Velocette

Make: Velocette
Country of Origin: England
Model: MSS
Engine: 500cc single cylinder
Year: 1947
Owner: Craig Rich, Norwalk
1947 Velocette 500cc MSS

This group must really like 1947 English bikes, this is the second month in a row that we've chosen one for Bike of the Month.

Craig just bought this bike back in July 2007 as a basket case. In seven months he put it back together as a great runner. He said, "It was like somebody took it apart 50 years ago, and just never put it back together." The bike is all original except for the paint, we're glad that Craig put it back together and brought it down for all of us to enjoy.

Along with this one, Craig also has another Velocette, a Matchless, 2 Nortons and 2 Triumphs in his stable. I'm looking forward to seeing some of these other bikes too. Thank you Craig for bring it out, and congratulations on winning Bike of the Month. There was some stiff competition this month.
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.

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Photo gallery of all the Bike of the Month winners.
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February 2008
1947 Velocette 500cc MSS
January 2008
1947 Matchless 500cc G80L
December 2007
1961 Aermacchi C 250cc
November 2007
1972 Ducati Desmo 450 SS
October 2007
1955 BSA A7
September 2007
1929 Henderson KJ
August 2007
1927 Sunbeam 350cc
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