October 2010 Bike of the Month
Bike of the Month Nathan Mattson with his 1950 Triumph T-Bird

Make: Triumph
Model: Thunderbird
Country of Origin: England
Engine: 650cc Twin
Transmission: 4 speed
Year: 1950
Owner: Nathan Mattson
City: Costa Mesa

Triumph Sprung Hub Triumph Sprung Hub

1950 Triumph Thunderbird 650

Congratulations to Nathan Mattson of Costa Mesa for winning Bike of the Month with his 1950 Triumph Thunderbird 650.

Nathan had some strong competition today for Bike of the Month. Gerhard Schnuerer with his 1943 BMW R75 Military motorcyle with sidecar came in second and Mike Jongblood with his 1965 Ducati Mach III came in a close third. Both of which could have easily won on any other day.

Nathan has owned his T-Bird for four years and customized it from the ground up.

The unique feature of this bike is the internally sprung rear hub. The Sprung Hub was introduced in 1948 and used until 1952.

See all the pictures in our October Gallery. Thank you Nathan 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.

Bike of the Month Gallery
Photo gallery of all the Bike of the Month winners.
previous Archive next
October 2010
1950 Triumph Thunderbird
September 2010
1942 Indian 741-B
August 2010
1948 Indian Chief
July 2010
1938 Indian 4
June 2010
1975 Norton Commando 850
May 2010
1963 Honda CL72
April 2010
1959 Ariel Square Four
March 2010
1939 Indian Sport Scout
February 2010
1963 Velocette Venom
January 2010
1968 Hodaka H100
December 2009
1969 Sears SR124
November 2009
1917 Indian Powerplus
October 2009
1935 Triumph T80
» Show All Links

For more information about the web site or the event contact Joe Kagerer
Copyright ©2007-23 All Rights Reserved. Terms & Conditions