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Re: Bridgestone Hats, Patches & Other Stuff
« Reply #20 on: August 05, 2013, 06:04:18 PM »
Should have read "Get Stoned" ;D
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« Reply #21 on: August 05, 2013, 08:46:42 PM »
That's a great ad....and answers some questions about Bridgestone distribution here in Canada....I am really curious as to who sold these in Ontario.
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« Reply #22 on: August 05, 2013, 10:18:53 PM »
Did these two "dealers" get their Bridgestones from Rockford Motors in the USA? Or did these Canadians have a direct deal with Bridgestone ,Japan?  Does anyone have the magazine this advertisement appeared in? THANKS FOR SHARING THIS INFO!!

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« Reply #23 on: August 05, 2013, 10:31:54 PM »
Did these two "dealers" get their Bridgestones from Rockford Motors in the USA? Or did these Canadians have a direct deal with Bridgestone ,Japan?  Does anyone have the magazine this advertisement appeared in? THANKS FOR SHARING THIS INFO!!

Paul..... the ad was from this ebay listing. Maybe you could contact the seller and see if he/she remembers the magazine they got it out of.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/1969-Bridgestone-175-Hurricane-Scrambler-Motorcycle-Original-Rare-Ad-/121152217657?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item1c353c2239#ht_1755wt_1161
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« Reply #24 on: August 05, 2013, 10:44:04 PM »
Thanks for the info, Moonpup. You know Rockford is closer to Winnipeg than it is to Miami.

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« Last Edit: August 08, 2013, 10:22:29 PM by moonpup »
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« Reply #26 on: August 08, 2013, 08:03:20 PM »
Interesting. The ad with the girl looks like part of a "printed in Japan " brochure that I have seen before.

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« Reply #28 on: August 11, 2013, 09:12:09 PM »
I just picked up a 350 GTO over the weekend, (pics to come)  I discovered that there was a Bridgestone dealer in Lakefield Ontario, which is a relatively rural area 100 miles away from Toronto.  I am hoping to glean more information soon.
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« Reply #29 on: August 12, 2013, 07:33:08 PM »
Here's another "hadn't seen this before" item. It's a Rockford Motors brass belt buckle. It's a shame it has such bad corrosion on the backside. 

Has anyboby ever seen a Bridgestone buckle?

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Bridgestone-Rockford-motorcycle-belt-buckle-50-90-gt350-175-/360717315497?pt=Apparel_Merchandise&hash=item53fc6d6da9&vxp=mtr#ht_115wt_1399
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« Reply #30 on: August 12, 2013, 09:04:51 PM »
Never saw one of these. Does it say motors below the  stylized R? Could it be an initial buckle with NO Rockford Motors connection?

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« Reply #31 on: August 12, 2013, 09:48:13 PM »
Could it be an initial buckle with NO Rockford Motors connection?

It very well could be Paul, I was just trusting the seller and his story of coming from a defunct dealership.

It really doesn't match the font usually seen on "Rockford" stuff.......  ???
« Last Edit: August 13, 2013, 04:48:58 PM by moonpup »
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« Reply #32 on: August 13, 2013, 04:48:00 PM »
Paul, decided to search eBay a little more using the brand name of the buckle "Hickok" and found lots of those initial buckles.  So I don't think they were in any way associated with either Bridgestone or Rockford Motors.

Maybe that dealer saw an opportunity to make a little extra by buying a bunch of "R" initialed buckles and passing them off as Rockford items. Or perhaps you got one as a promo with your motorcycle purchase..... who knows?
« Last Edit: August 13, 2013, 04:51:51 PM by moonpup »
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« Reply #33 on: August 13, 2013, 05:07:07 PM »
Guys let me clear up the mystery. I was just up in Phoenix picking up a GTR parts bike I bought from this ebay seller. The bike came out of the dealership in Oil City, PA he bought all the bikes and parts out of. He has several totes of Bridgestone and Rockford parts  many NOS, and I went through every one of them and bouht several. I found this buckle in one of the totes and suggested it might be a Rockford buckle. They rest is history. So sorry for the misdirection, I will inform the seller that this does not seem to be a Rockford buckle...
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« Last Edit: August 28, 2013, 10:41:36 PM by moonpup »
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Re: Bridgestone Hats, Patches & Other Stuff
« Reply #35 on: August 30, 2013, 04:13:29 PM »
now that is unreal ! wow .

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« Reply #36 on: August 30, 2013, 07:39:05 PM »
now that is unreal ! wow .

That's exactly what I thought!

I'd love to hear the song but I couldn't find an audio link that'd let me play it. I did find this site that one could download it (for a price maybe?) but I'm not sure if I have the means to play or post it afterwards.

Anybody want to tackle this?

http://www.beatmp3.net/music/the-panthers_bridgestone-90.html
« Last Edit: August 30, 2013, 07:41:16 PM by moonpup »
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« Reply #37 on: August 31, 2013, 05:26:00 PM »
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Re: Bridgestone Hats, Patches & Other Stuff
« Reply #38 on: August 31, 2013, 06:47:08 PM »
I new I heard that somewhere, thanks Z ;D
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Re: Bridgestone Hats, Patches & Other Stuff
« Reply #39 on: August 31, 2013, 07:25:25 PM »
Haha, been to Scott's site numerous times but must not have had my speakers on! Thank you Zigmeister  ;D

edit: OK, here's another cheaper listing currently on eBay......

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Rare-Garage-Punk-Surf-Hot-Rod-45-Panthers-Bridgestone-90-Motorcycle-Ad-LISTEN-/231043298403?pt=Music_on_Vinyl&hash=item35cb40f463#ht_427wt_1141
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