November 2014 Bike of the Month
Bike of the Month Bob Laho and his 1970 Harley Davidson Sprint

Make: Harley Davidson
Model: Sprint
Year: 1970
Country of Origin: Italy
Engine: 350cc Single
Transmission: 4 speed
Owner: Bob Laho
City: Costa Mesa

1970 Harley Davidson Sprint

Congratulations to Bob Laho of Costa Mesa for winning Bike of the Month with his 1970 Harley Davidson Sprint.

Built by Aermacchi, of Varese, Italy the Harley Davidson Sprint was designed to take on the competition from Japan. Bob's dad, Bob Laho Sr. bought this bike in 1970 and it's been in their family ever since. I'm sure Sr. will be happy with the win.

Bob an his friend tore the bike down one weekend in the mid 70's and painted it orange without his dad's permission. When his dad saw the new color, he loved it. He has been working on cleaning the bike up and is not quite finished. He is planning on restoring the wheels. I guess a little rust doesn't sway some voters.

It bothers some people that we don't have professional judging. Well to me that's what makes our meet fun. You just never know who will win. Even Bob was surprised with today's win considering some of the custom and restored bikes we had in the show. Thanks Bob for bringing it to our meet. See all the photos in our November Gallery.
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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Photo gallery of all the Bike of the Month winners.
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November 2014
1970 Harley Davidson Sprint
October 2014
1937 Indian Big Base Scout
September 2014
1964 Twin Engine Triumph
August 2014
1954 Jawa 500 OHC
July 2014
1970 Triumph Bonneville T120R
June 2014
1977 Honda CB750
May 2014
1963 Yamaha YG1
April 2014
1948 Norvin
March 2014
1952 BMW R67/2
February 2014
1966 Honda Superhawk 305
January 2014
1970 Honda CT70
December 2013
1938 BMW R12
November 2013
1939 Zundapp KS600
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