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« Reply #340 on: November 12, 2019, 10:19:54 PM »
There once was  a video on u tube that showed a Champion buzzing around with a Japananese  language song playing in the background .  During the song, Champion was said in Engish several times during what might be the chorus. I have wondered if the song was a 1960s , Bridgestone home market commercial. 

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« Reply #341 on: November 13, 2019, 10:25:57 AM »
There once was  a video on u tube that showed a Champion buzzing around with a Japananese  language song playing in the background .  During the song, Champion was said in Engish several times during what might be the chorus. I have wondered if the song was a 1960s , Bridgestone home market commercial.

I think you may be right Paul and that's what this record is. I remember that video as well.
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« Reply #342 on: November 14, 2019, 09:25:27 PM »
So it's a home market commercial? Maybe their market power in Japan is what led the other manufacturers to pressure them out of the motorcycle business. Maybe the other manufacturers thought that four stroke technology from the Prince Motors side of the Bridgestone family would migrate to the motorcycles.

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« Reply #343 on: January 10, 2020, 07:48:06 PM »
Im Rich!..... haha  banana

Back on page 15, I posted about a BS "lapel pin" that I saw on Yahoo Japan in 2018. Well, I went ahead and bought that pin and just now saw this eBay listing for the same pin.... (only in a fancier box.) I think the seller may be a bit optimistic.  ;D

Here's the link to the eBay listing and below is a pic of the pin I bought.....

 https://www.ebay.com/itm/very-rea-bridgestone-badge-tokyo-K18-whis-box-Used-BS-Members-Chapter/133224166986?hash=item1f04c7764a:g:TMcAAOSwotJduyGU
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« Reply #344 on: January 11, 2020, 12:32:35 PM »
just a bit...;-)
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« Reply #345 on: January 12, 2020, 06:01:54 AM »
      Very nice item but not at that price.

     Mike, Have you been able to establish why these pins were produced, obviously genuine due to BS keystone logo on your box. Does yours carry the K18 number ?
       Were they awarded to dealers for high sales ? Was there a Chapter of the Tokyo 'Hells Angels'' marauding round on Sport 90s ? Be interested in your thoughts.
             
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« Reply #346 on: January 12, 2020, 11:26:05 AM »
      Very nice item but not at that price.

     Mike, Have you been able to establish why these pins were produced, obviously genuine due to BS keystone logo on your box. Does yours carry the K18 number ?
       Were they awarded to dealers for high sales ? Was there a Chapter of the Tokyo 'Hells Angels'' marauding round on Sport 90s ? Be interested in your thoughts.
             

Sorry Brian, I don't know the backstory on these. The seller makes this statement, which kinda piques my interest, but I have now idea what it means?????

"This is the membership card of BS (Bridgestone)."

I never really paid attention to the back of my pin although I did remember it was stamped with Japanese characters. Since you were curious about the k18 I went and dragged it out and took a pic of the back. (below)

Oh well, about those riches of mine...... easy come, easy go! Not only is it missing the K18, but the characters are different and on the wrong side. (must be why mine cost nowhere near the $3k the seller is asking!  ;D ) Mine does appear to have been gold plated at one time, but most of it has rubbed off over time. There is still a bit left on the front of the pin.
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