2018 CVMG (Canadian Vintage Motorcycle Group) National Rally - Military

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I must apologize for being a little tardy posting up the pictures from this years CVMG National Rally in Paris Ontario last weekend but I have been somewhat distracted of late.

The theme for this years show was:

Ride For Your Country
Honouring Canadian Military Riders and Their Motorcycles

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There were some spectacular bikes there. If only they could talk..........
Unfortunately while there were people there, none of the owner/caretakers were around so I couldn't get any more information than what is presented here.

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Now this next one is really interesting and a unique piece of history. A 'Maple Leaf' built in 1917 by Jacob Scheib from Rodney Ontario, Canada. A little town about 40 miles west of me, Maxpete's and Lakeview's way. Supposedly the only way to get any materials during the First World War times was if you were building for the Canadian Military, so he built four of these for the Canadian Forces. This is the only known survivor.

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He even made his own taps and dies to aid in the process.

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I can't begin to imagine the ingenuity, creativity and resourcefulness of one man accomplishing this back in 1917 wartimes.

What a treat to be able to see these historic machines.
 

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Ya, maybe they stole that one eh? Or perhaps it's here as an example of one captured?

Thanks 2M. Pretty amazing collection to see. I don't imagine I'll ever get the chance to see these all together again. Good of these guys from all over Canada to make this happen. Figured it should be preserved here.

Good on your great uncle.
All gave some, some gave all.
 

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Great write up Robin, thanks for posting. Really enjoyed your nice photos.
I have always really liked the BMW R25’s. I like the clean simple mechanical look of them. And BMW’s build their bikes like tanks.
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When I go to the vintage bike shows here. It’s funny, all the British bikes that show up are trailered in and polished to within an inch of their lives. Meanwhile the parking lot is full of old Beemers that the guys are still riding.
 

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When I go to the vintage bike shows here. It’s funny, all the British bikes that show up are trailered in and polished to within an inch of their lives. Meanwhile the parking lot is full of old Beemers that the guys are still riding.

Hahaha, you know Bob, now that you mention that, that's very true. None of the Brit bikes are ridden to these shows, and there are lots of old Beemers coming and going all day long. Huh.
 

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One year I had a freshly restored, but not overly so, Triumph Bonneville that I rode to the show. You should’ve seen the reaction to that. Guys crowded around me like they had never seen one on the road. I always used to get thumbs up when I rode that bike.
 
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