The annual EyesOn Design Exhibition always features a motorcycle category, and this year the organizers outdid themselves with a stunning display of classic British bikes. Here’s a quick review.
Here at Mac’s Motor City Garage, we’re not experts on vintage British motorcycles by any means, but we know what we like. This year’s EyesOn Design Automotive Design Exhibition (every Father’s Day at the Edsel and Eleanor Ford House in suburban Detroit) featured an especially brilliant assortment of the breed. From where we stood, it was the finest group of British bikes we’ve ever seen outside a dedicated motorcycle show. From the dozens of machines on display, here are 10 representative examples.
1973 Norton Production Racer Replica Walt Branham
1928 Douglas DT5-SW5 Michael Simcoe
1966 BSA Spitfire A65S Dave Smith
1954 BSA Alloy Clipper Walt Branham
1963 Triumph TR6R Graham Cousens
1973 Triumph Hurricane X-75 Frank Powelson
1970 Royal Enfield Interceptor Matt Shelosky
1956 Matchless G80CS Karl Kotevich
1969 Triumph Bonneville 650 John Coe
1951 VIncent Black Shadow Jerry Romano