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McMahon
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« on: June 22, 2014, 03:22:11 PM »

In 1999 I visited my grandparents in Montana (my grandfather has been a life-long collector of motorcycles and scooters) and my grandfather let me ride his 1947 Simplex in a 4th of July parade. Instantly I fell in love with that bike! Anyway...we just got back from visiting them again and he said the Simplex "had my name on it" and I just had to let him know when I wanted it. Needless to say it was an emotional moment...a grandfather ready to pass this bike on to his granddaughter! So...it sounds like he's making a trip this way in September. I can't wait to post pictures and learn more about this bike!
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« Reply #1 on: June 22, 2014, 04:01:33 PM »

Welcome McMahon .
Definitely post some pics .

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« Reply #2 on: June 22, 2014, 05:32:50 PM »

That is the coolest thing!  So happy for you.   Welcome to the site.
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« Reply #3 on: June 22, 2014, 05:36:23 PM »

When he brings it you should record everything.  That way you will be sure to document everything he has to say about it.
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« Reply #4 on: June 22, 2014, 07:16:18 PM »

Welcome McMahon, I am also from Iowa...south west Iowa in a small town by Clarinda. Not many Iowegians on the site, (prob just you and I ) Where in Iowa are you from? I have been restoring a 55' automatic, and have owned a 47' before also. Lots of info on the site and a lot of great ppl. Make sure you get the whole story from your grandpa, we like to hear all the details.
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« Reply #5 on: June 23, 2014, 06:48:11 AM »

Welcome.  Come to the VMBC meet in Portland, Indiana in July and meet up with a bunch of us.  You will get to see all kinds of cool old scooters.
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« Reply #6 on: October 25, 2014, 05:28:14 PM »

Ready to see some pics of that thing.
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« Reply #7 on: October 25, 2014, 05:50:39 PM »

Me , too . Wink

Hopefully you had a good visit .

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« Reply #8 on: October 11, 2017, 04:00:21 AM »

Did your grandpa's Simplex make it to Iow?  Hope so!!!.  Post some pics for us.
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« Reply #9 on: October 11, 2017, 07:43:00 AM »

Did your grandpa's Simplex make it to Iow?  Hope so!!!.  Post some pics for us.

Tom ,

She was here last in October , '14 .
It would be nice to read the rest of the story and see a few pics .

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