Larry Horn with his 1957 Ariel Square Four Mark II
Model: Square Four Mark II
Country of Origin: England
Engine: 1000cc Four
Transmission: 4 speed
Owner: Larry Horn
City: Huntington Beach
Congratulations to Larry Horn of Huntington Beach for winning Bike of the Month with his 1957 Ariel Square Four Mark II. Larry won a $20.00 Beach Burgers gift certificate provided by Beach Burgers and The Scooter Solution.
This is Larry's third time winning Bike of the Month and his daughter won two months ago. Every bike he's involved with is a winner.
Larry has only owned the bike for a few months, but he started working on it for a friend over 10 years ago when he built up a rolling chassis. His friend was unable to finish the engine, so Larry took over the project in December.
The twin crankshaft engine had not run in over 40 years. Larry got it fired up last month on Valentine's day. Today was it's first time out to our meet, he's only put 25 miles on the clock.
Larry told me that he has one more "winner" to bring to our meet. I asked him to "please wait a few months" to give others a chance.
My Goal Realized
When I started this site, my idea for the photo gallery would be an online resource for restoration projects. My hope was to have every photo labeled for easy searching. Many of my photos are shot purely to document the technology and features of the particular bike. Larry told me today, that our photos from April 2010 of Pat Patterson's 1959 Square Four were a big help in his restoration process. This makes it all worth while.
Thanks Larry for bringing another beautiful bike to our meet. View all the photos in our March Gallery.