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Re: Bridgestone Hats, Patches & Other Stuff
« Reply #160 on: August 23, 2015, 11:37:38 PM »
That's pretty cool... In its own way.

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Re: Bridgestone Hats, Patches & Other Stuff
« Reply #161 on: August 24, 2015, 10:22:21 AM »
Hi, Folks,

There's really no mystery about the Bridgestone Champion. Their initial motorcycle was a 50cc two speed moped called the Champion. It was upgraded to a motorcycle type frame as the Champion 2 and then the 3-speed motorcycle Champion 3. The last of these spawned the Bridgestone 7, as sold in the US. This all pre-dates the more familiar disc-valve engine bikes.

I would agree that the styling is a bit of an acquired taste! (and a taste that I haven't acquired)

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« Reply #162 on: August 26, 2015, 10:19:35 PM »
I think I have seen pictures of European  nifty fifties that had similar styling. I think the bikes were Dutch? Also I think some of the Italian nifty fifties had the shrouded motors.

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Re: Bridgestone Hats, Patches & Other Stuff
« Reply #164 on: October 08, 2015, 08:21:20 AM »
Nice find Ziggy... and at a decent price as well.  8)
Confucius say... "Better to have Bridgestone than Kidneystone"

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« Reply #165 on: October 08, 2015, 10:10:29 AM »
Z, nice find, you would certainly be the only one at polo club with one, cheap price too...DL

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« Reply #166 on: October 08, 2015, 12:07:03 PM »
As with most other things us UK BS owners suffer is the postage cost at $25.75.

Polo club? That's only for royalty and their hangers on.

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« Reply #167 on: October 08, 2015, 12:24:45 PM »
Ouch!! I have always been under the impression that Bridgestone and Royalty were synonymous with each other Z?

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« Reply #168 on: October 18, 2015, 01:02:26 AM »
A little something to help you decide whether it's too hot or cold to take your favorite 'stone out for a jaunt....
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Re: Bridgestone Hats, Patches & Other Stuff
« Reply #169 on: October 18, 2015, 08:56:26 AM »
Very appropriate.

Snow on the lawn this morning.

Randy

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« Reply #170 on: October 18, 2015, 10:01:13 AM »
DM, that's the temp here right now, how did you do that? Frost on the ground this morning but should be nice enough for a ride this afternoon... :)

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« Reply #171 on: October 18, 2015, 02:34:34 PM »
Translation of Japanese characters? Green GTRs for sale? Lee Trevino is our favorite golfer?

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« Reply #172 on: October 18, 2015, 02:44:07 PM »
You're killing me DL...
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« Reply #173 on: October 19, 2015, 05:46:03 AM »
Very appropriate.

Snow on the lawn this morning.

Randy

very different down under! Im currently in north west Australia for work and we are currently experiencing 37 degree Celsius days with it only getting warmer until xmas!...

ry

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« Reply #174 on: October 20, 2015, 06:52:39 AM »
Hi, everyone.

I bought a little gem of BS memorabilia on eBay recently. It's a 7-inch single record of "Bridgestone 90" by The Panthers. I've seen this offered on eBay a few times in the past, but never managed to catch it. The cover is a picture of  the five grinning band members, all seated on little Bridgestones - a 60 Sport,. two 90 Mountains, a 90 Deluxe and a 50 Sport. The song itself is a terrible piece of cheesy 1960s pop - a sort of imitation Beach Boys, but without Brian Wilson's song writing and production skills. Presumably, it was a sort of answer record to the better known "Little Honda" by the Hondells, which I believe had some Beach Boys/Brian Wilson connection.

My question is, what is the background to "!Bridgestone 90"? Was it part of an advertising campaign? The record itself is stamped "Made in Canada" on the label.

I'm sure someone out there has the answer.

Graham
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« Reply #175 on: October 20, 2015, 10:48:09 PM »
On Scott Noga's website accessible through this site,at one time the song played but I'm not sure if thats still the case. The Panthers song was used as part of a radio commercial.The song most likely on cart (8 track style for radio station use)would be provided by Rockford Motors to dealers for promotional use.The band was from the Mid-West somewhere as I did some research on them but were always waay below the radar.The pressing of the 45 was merely produced in Canada for Canadian consumption.Still,a bit more Bridgestone trivia.

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« Reply #176 on: October 22, 2015, 06:11:52 AM »
Well, I knew someone out there would have the answer! Thanks for the info. (It's still a cheesy song, though)

Graham

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« Reply #177 on: October 22, 2015, 08:36:56 PM »
I suspect the Panthers were from Illinois.

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« Reply #178 on: October 23, 2015, 08:24:17 PM »
My last words on The Panthers involved researching them yesterday only to be sideswiped by some @#$%$# ad trying to scam me and locking up the computer.What I did uncover was the band originated in Upstate New York either Massena or Plattsburgh.The lead singer/leader? was a guy named Tommy Dishaw from Massena.The Canadian record company D&C was probably close geographically for them to record and release their music.I thought Tommy Dishaw could probably add some personal Bridgestone related insight into his writing.It appears that he passed away in 2014 which closes off that avenue.What is REALLY interesting is the flip or B side of the record,"Somebody Touched Me"  the writer who any music fan should immediately recognize is Ahmet Ertegun.Yep, Mr. Atlantic Records.So "Bridgestone 90" has a lot more than going on than at first glance.

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« Reply #179 on: October 23, 2015, 08:47:05 PM »
Jim Trader deserves credit as well for loading this Panther Hit on Scott's site, kooky, corny, whatever, it's cool, all BS as Jim was and still playing for ya brother.

 


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