For each of the last several years my lovely wife has given me a motorcycle ornament to hang on our Christmas tree. I soon discovered what I thought was a better place to display these cool little replicas thus motodog’s Christmas village sprang to life. Gathered this year at The Courtyard Inn (& Pub) are a group of Hallmark Harleys, Nicky Hayden’s 2006 World Championship Honda RC211V (on loan from the man cave) and a very miniature Harley-Davidson XR750 flat tracker.
Thanks for checking out my blog in its debut year and I hope that you will keep tuning back in as I have some things planned for 2012 that hopefully you’ll find interesting.
I hope you all get some form of cool moto swag amongst your presents and I wish each one of you a Merry Christmas and a happy, healthy and prosperous New Year with more miles than ever on your favorite roads, tracks or trails !!
On a recent trip to Boone, NC (my lovely wife & I love the Western NC High Country) while poking around one of the many flea market / antique stores in the area I found a reminder of my first motorcycle road race that I attended. There in front of me was a ball cap with the Harley-Davidson VR1000 Superbike on it. I quickly shelled out the $2 asking price and immediately started thinking about where in the man cave I could display my prized find.
In 1994 I attended my first motorcycle roadracing event which was the AMA series final event for the year at Road Atlanta. That was the first year the VR1000 had competed although it had been in the works since the late eighties. The excellent Superbikeplanet.com has a great write-up about the life of the VR1000 effort: http://www.superbikeplanet.com/vr1000_obit.htm
The #21 bike on the hat would be that of Canadian ace Pascal Picotte. The hat has found its special place in the man cave and serves as a reminder of my introduction to the sport that led me into my ever-growing love affair with motorcycles…
VR1000 hat (front) (Scott Bolton photo)
VR1000 hat (back) (Scott Bolton photo)