March 2013 Bike of the Month

Bike of the Month Larry Horn with his 1957 Ariel Square Four Mark II

Make: Ariel
Model: Square Four Mark II
Year: 1957
Country of Origin: England
Engine: 1000cc Four
Transmission: 4 speed
Owner: Larry Horn
City: Huntington Beach

1957 Ariel Square Four Mark II

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.

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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