Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Dream Vehicle Sporty Tag

I was tagged by my new bloggy friend Maria went to Chicago. Thanks Maria! She chose the Bugatti Veyron. Wow. Excellent choice there girlfriend!

Here's the rules:
1. Just state what kind of sports car will you buy if you have a ton of money at the moment.
2. Don't spoil the fun y'all, please get back to me if you are done posting it and leave a comment stating the name and kind of the vehicle.
3. If you could link me to the post, it would be awesome!

Here's one of my dream vehicle .... it's a motorcycle! DUH!! Sorry, I don't like or want any cars.

1959 Triumph Bonneville


Technical Data
Engine: 649cc (40 cu. in.) parallel twin making 46 BHP at 6,500 RPM
Compression ratio: 8.5:1
Ignition: Magneto
Front tire: 3.25 x 19 in.
Rear tire: 3.50 x 19 in.
Gas tank capacity: 4 Imp gallons
Oil tank capacity: 5 Imp pints
Wheelbase: 55.75 in.
Weight: 404 lbs.
Front brakes: 8-inch single-leading-shoe drum
Rear brakes: 7-inch single-leading-shoe drum

"Named in honor of Johnny Allen’s 193 mph run aboard a Triumph-powered streamliner at the famed salt flats in 1955, the twin-carb Bonneville was officially launched at the 1959 Earl’s Court Motorcycle Show in Great Britain.

The versatile and fast Bonneville was a hit from the start, and the nameplate would remain in the Triumph lineup until the company closed its Meriden factory in 1983. Following the company’s reorganization in 1991, the Bonneville returned in 2000.

Manufactured in October, 1958, this particular Bonneville features a host of details unique to the first series of 1959 models, including the distinctive headlight nacelle, a pearl grey and tangerine paint scheme, a two-level twinseat and tall touring handlebars.

Jaye Strait of Britech New England Inc. restored this bike using only refinished original or new old stock parts. The engine and frame numbers match. It was restored to be ridden and reliable. It is a strong-running machine that has traveled only 410 careful miles since the restoration.

This Bonneville has been owned since 1991 by Robert H. Whitney and has won numerous bike show trophies. In addition, it was featured in Lindsey Brooke's 2002 book, Triumph Motorcycles: A Century of Passion and Power.

Best of all, you can win this Triumph and a new 2009 T100 50th Anniversary Bonneville in the Museum's raffle."

Now all I need is a Sugar Daddy to pay for it or excellent luck in the raffle ... I bought two tickets! Y'all can't enter the contest. It's mine, I tells ya, all MINE!! LOL

It doesn't designate how many people I should pick on, uh, tag. So I'm tagging just three victims ... friends:

JBA at In Good Shape
Lanny at It's The Dirt
Li'L Cindi at Muse Swings

I gotta see what they will do with this. Visit their blogs as they'll have you rollin' in the aisles before you leave, guar-an-tee. Enjoy!

♥ ∞

9 comments:

Maria said...

Great, Great. Very nice dream motorcycle. Maybe we could race I will drive the Bugatti Veyron and you can drive your dream motorcycle. How is that? lol!

Sparky ♥ ∞ said...

You'd win that race for sure!! LOL :o) ♥ ∞

Iva said...

Very cool bike. I knew it would be a bike...I saw the title and just knew it had to be a bike. LOL

MuseSwings said...

This is an interesting tag - I'll do it! I like your choice of motorcycle.

I did the Jane Austin character quiz while I was lurking around here and I'm Elinore Dashwood too. All I need is a bonnet.

Lanny said...

Oooh this is going to be difficult but do I have unlimited money?

Sparky ♥ ∞ said...

Yeah, y'all have unlimited money and distance is not an issue. Thanks for joining in!! YAY! :o) ♥ ∞

Tea Time With Melody said...

Like your dream wheels. Myself I like a nice Rolls Royce. With a driver and a bottle of Grey Poupon......

Hope you are feeling better these days. :)

Linda said...

Coool..give me a few minutes to get this up on my site. lol--blessings

(ps you knew I had to jump in, didn't you?)

Sparky ♥ ∞ said...

Yes, please DO Linda! I know you'll pick something good. :o) It's open for anyone that wants to join in. My reindeer games are never exclusive. :o)
Isn't this warm weather scrumptious!!? ♥ ∞