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General Category => General Discussion => Topic started by: rwgibbon on July 28, 2019, 10:16:14 AM

Title: Bridgestone 60 Explorer?
Post by: rwgibbon on July 28, 2019, 10:16:14 AM
I have attached a letter from Rockford Motors offering dealers
a reduced price for the Bridgestone 60 Explorer. Is it the same
as a Bridgestone 60 Sport?

I have never heard of the Bridgestone 60 Explorer.

Thanks for your responses.

Randy
Title: Re: Bridgestone 60 Explorer?
Post by: Sidi on July 28, 2019, 11:49:33 AM
Thanks! Very interesting.
Title: Re: Bridgestone 60 Explorer?
Post by: moonpup on July 28, 2019, 12:49:33 PM
Randy, I noticed in the letter that Rockford was offering dealers a one only demonstrator sample at a discounted price.  I now know the story behind this emblem.  banana
Title: Re: Bridgestone 60 Explorer?
Post by: rwgibbon on July 28, 2019, 01:00:05 PM
Very neat.

I have never seen that badge before.

Thanks
Title: Re: Bridgestone 60 Explorer?
Post by: moonpup on July 28, 2019, 01:27:17 PM
This and the 90 "Witch" emblem are probably 2 of the rarest/hardest to find BS emblems out there!

Oop's, I forgot to add...... trying to find a 60 Explorer may turn out to become your very own BS Bigfoot quest!   popcorn

I wonder if they were green?  ;D ;D :o ;D ;D
Title: Re: Bridgestone 60 Explorer?
Post by: BRT-GTR on July 28, 2019, 04:59:29 PM
              No date shown on the letter (that I can see  8) ) .   Rockfords were obviously being pro-active in pushing this off-road model so I would guess 64 or 65, what do you think.  They missed the boat by a couple of years with the GTO !  ::) .                                               Brian.                                         
Title: Re: Bridgestone 60 Explorer?
Post by: rwgibbon on July 28, 2019, 06:15:10 PM
Brian,

I think your right, either 1964 or 1965.

Randy
Title: Re: Bridgestone 60 Explorer?
Post by: BRT-GTR on July 29, 2019, 06:27:07 AM
          Cheers, Randy.
      Should have said, thanks for posting the letter. Here in the UK, we only ever got the basic models in very limited numbers for a short time, maybe 66-68. Posts like these help me build up a better picture of how well BS were doing in the US market at that time. Do you have any others ?                         Brian.
Title: Re: Bridgestone 60 Explorer?
Post by: OldSwartout on July 29, 2019, 08:19:40 AM
That letter and some other miscellaneous dealer info are available on Scott Noga's website http://www.bridgestonemotorcycle.com/index2.html.  Check it out if you haven't before.  (Turn your sound on.)
Title: Re: Bridgestone 60 Explorer?
Post by: BRT-GTR on July 30, 2019, 05:43:25 AM
         Thanks, Karl, have looked at Scott's site before but didn't notice that one.         Brian