November 2012 Bike of the Month

Bike of the Month Eugene Garcin with his 1954 BMW R51/3

Make: BMW
Model: R51/3
Year: 1954
Country of Origin: Germany
Engine: 500cc Twin
Transmission: 4 speed
Owner: Eugene Garcin
City: Hollywood

1954 BMW R51/3

Congratulations to Eugene Garcin of Hollywood for winning Bike of the Month with his 1954 BMW R51/3. Eugene won a $20.00 Beach Burgers gift certificate provided by Beach Burgers and The Scooter Solution.

Eugene won back in July with another beautiful BMW. He has owned this bike for eight years and it's been 100% restored. The engine has been rebuilt three times, Eugene rides his motorcyles. The R51/3 is equipped with a Steil sidecar which is packed with a ton of post-war style.

Originally from France, Eugene has been in the USA since 1981. He proudly had the American flag mounted on his bike in honor of all our Veterans and rode the long way down from Hollywood on PCH through Long Beach.

In 1981 Eugene and his friend spent the year on two 1971 BMW R75/5's by putting 21,000 miles on them. Their journey started in Montreal Quebec, down the east coast to Central America and then up the west coast to Los Angeles.

Thank you Eugene for bringing it to our meet. View all the photos in our November 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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1954 BMW R51/3
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1913 Indian Single Speed
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1978 Honda CBX
August 2012
1968 Suzuki B100P
July 2012
1953 BMW R68
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1941 Indian 741 Military Scout
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1928 Indian 101 Scout
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1976 Kawasaki KH100 B7
February 2012
1980 Moto Martin CBX
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1953 Nimbus
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1969 BSA Rocket 3
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