Friday, December 19, 2014

2015 Ton Up N⋆C Vintage Motorcycle Event Schedule

...a few events you might catch us dripping oil at in 2015.
(Calendar is frequently updated and is East Coast-centric. Check back often for updates.)













Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Zen and the Art of British Motorcycle Maintenance: Where to Find Spares, Upgrades etc.

Riding a classic or antique British motorcycle is like nothing else. Sure, owning a vintage British motorcycle may not be the most practical decision one can make. Turn-key machines they are not. They can be hard to start, tend to leak oil and can vibrate themselves apart when not properly sorted. But isn't that part of the charm? Ride, wrench repeat definitely applies here. So, once you've taken the leap into the world of Brit Bikes, what is one to do when something breaks, shakes loose or otherwise wears out? That's where the worldwide web comes in handy. Spares are readily available for just about any Triumph, Norton or BSA. New Old Stock (NOS) parts, reproduction parts and performance upgrades can be had at a variety of outlets and are often cheaper than ones for their Japanese or American counterparts. What follows is a list of links that may help you with your British restoration or maintenance project...

British Motorcycles Parts Index

Vintage Triumph Bonneville Paint Schemes

A great place for spares for vintage Triumph, BSA and Norton.

M.A.P. Cycle has been a stocking source of hard to find British motorcycle parts both new and old, factory and aftermarket, performance and replacement for over 40 years!

Old Britts is a mail order shop in the Seattle (USA) area providing parts, manuals, rebuilding and upgrade services to Norton motorcycles owners. We mainly deal in Commando parts and services, but do stock some parts and manuals for pre-Commando Nortons.

We have the world's largest inventory of N.O.S. (new old stock), reproduction and used parts specializing in Triumph, BSA and Norton motorcycles.

The vintage motorcycle enthusiasts complete parts and service source.

One Stop Shop for classic British Parts.

Fair Spares America, Inc. will do it's best to provide prompt and satisfactory service to it's customers. We hope to keep the cost of maintaining your Norton Commando or other Norton motorcycle as low as possible by offering genuine Norton and Norvil parts at reasonable price

We are importers and warehouse distributors of parts and accessories for classic British motorcycles. We offer direct ordering, but you can also have your favourite Brit Bike Shop contact us for parts. Our wholesale department supplies dealers worldwide!

We have been in business since 1988 servicing both Harley Davidson and Vintage British motorcycles BSA,Norton, Triumph. Over the years we have been fortunate enough to gather a loyal following of customers here in the states and abroad.

Commando Specialties provides quality, replacement or custom parts for 1968 to 1976 Norton Commandos. We have 1000's of new and used parts in inventory.

We stock Triumph, BSA and Norton NOS & Reproduction Motorcycle Parts. We carry Sparx, Boyer, Pazon, Lucas, TriCor, Renold, Amal, Smiths, Central Wheel and many more.

BSA Unit Singles LLC endeavors to be your single-source provider of parts, accessories, literature and help for the C15, B40, C25, B25,T25, B44 and B50 BSA models.

Coventry has been supplying quality and value for Vincent owners for more than 30 years. We have the largest inventory of Vincent parts on this side of the Pond.

Ton Up NC = Riding, Racing and Restoration of Vintage Motorcycles.

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Thursday, July 31, 2014

New Bull City Rumble 10 Products...


Your new favorite back t-shirt.



Stunning 4 color print. Limited edition of 200.

Hand-signed and numbered by the artist: 
Martin Cimek 
(Cafe Racer TV, Mods vs. Rockers Comics/Gear etc. etc.)


For more information on the Bull City Rumble vintage motorcycle and scooter show go to

Saturday, July 5, 2014

AHRMA Racing: McKee's Sky Ranch WV 2013

Chad's Penton.
The AHRMA race at McKee's Sky Ranch has been an annual favorite for the past two years. In July, the cool mountain air of West Virginia is a welcome change from the heat and humidity that North Carolina is experiencing at the same time 400 miles south. But thats not all, the folks at McKee's Sky Ranch have put together a total package of amazing terrain for vintage dirt enthusiasts. The yearly two day race includes vintage/post vintage cross country, vintage/post vintage trials, vintage/post vintage motocross as well as a vintage bike show/swap meet. For those of you who are not vintage racers, the event also includes a dual sport ride for motorcycles of all ages. The 5 mile cross country course has it all: fast service roads, stream crossings, hill climbs and some challenging tight woods sections. The crown jewel of the event is the motocross course, designed by the legendary Dick Mann in 2012, the natural terrain track is a vintage speed demon's dream with naturally banked turns, humps, bumps and did I mention its fast? This year's event is scheduled for July 24-27, and you can be sure you'll see us all there. Jack Penton of Penton Motorcycles and Ken Smith from the Australia based VMX magazine are scheduled to make appearances this year. If you decide to roll on up, down or across to the event, be sure to look for the Ton Up NC banner and stop by and say, "howdy." Until then, check out these pics from 2013...
Tech time at camp (Brian's XR200, Chad's BSA 441 and Patman's Yammer).
Ton Up Indy's Rich and Pops race ready on the Maico.
Marcus on his Bultaco 350 Pursang awaits his MX heat.
Chad on the BSA 441.
The legendary Beno Rodi on his Indian.

Marcus takes an inside lane on the MX course.
Ton Up NC/Indy (L-R top: Brian, Marcus, Patman, Jason, Jim; bottom: Chad, Rich and Guthrie)

For more information on the McKee's Sky Ranch complex go to

For more info. on AHRMA vintage racing go to

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See you at the races!


Friday, June 27, 2014

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Antique Motorcycle Club of America: Southern National Meet 5.17.14

The Antique Motorcycle Club of America holds their Southern National Meet annually at Denton Farm Park in Denton, NC. The event draws a world class collection of  mostly ridden, unrestored antique motorcycles. Marcus and I rolled over to check out this amazing event and to promote the upcoming 2014 Bull City Rumble.

Thanks again to the AMCA for having us and thanks to everyone who stopped by our tent to say hi and/or to buy some Bull City Rumble gear

If you missed us at the AMCA meet and would still like to get a Bull City Rumble shirt, patch or poster please visit our store.

Ton Up NC = Riding, Restoration and Racing of Vintage Motorcycles