BIKE OF THE MONTH


April 2010 Bike of the Month
Bike of the Month Pat Patterson and his 1958 Ariel Square Four

Make: Ariel
Model: Square Four
Country of Origin: England
Engine: 1000cc Four
Transmission: 4 speed
Year: 1958
Owner: Pat Patterson
City: Huntington Beach



1955 Ariel Square Four

Congratulations to Pat Patterson of Huntington Beach for winning Bike of the Month with his 1958 Ariel Square Four. There was some stiff competition this month with Greg McBride's very rare 1955 Vincent Black Prince but Pat's bike was the clear favorite.

Pat has owned this bike for 12 years. He bought this bike from the widow of the previous owner. The bike was complete but not running. Pat did the full restoration to the condition it's in today. The bike is completely original.

The 1958 Ariel Square Four was the last motorcycle that the Ariel company produced. Although some Square Fours were sold in 1959, they were 1958 models. This bike was one of the last 125 built.

Along with the Ariel, Pat also owns a 1974 Norton Mark IIA and a 1978 Triumph T140 Bonneville. Maybe next month he'll ride one of those.

See all the pictures in our April Gallery. Thank you Pat for bringing it to the meet.

The Bike of the Month contest is held monthly at the Vintage Bike OC meet. Qualifying motorcycles must be 30 years old or older. Former Bike of the Month winning bikes are not eligible to win again. Anyone attending the meet is eligible to enter a qualifying bike in the contest and vote for their favorite bike. The winning bike is chosen by a popular vote and is featured on the Home page for one month and in this feature article. The Bike of the Month articles are permanent content on the site.

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