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Previous motorbike occasions at Lig Birch’s Cycle Store

Lig Birch at 19. He got here in third throughout in race at Metropolis Island on June 4, 1939. “A crowd of a number of hundred witnessed 4 quick occasions through the afternoon,” The Daytona Seashore Night Information reported.

Due to Tim Langford who despatched in these pictures of long-ago motorbike occasions. Lots of the pictures are from Birch’s Cycle Store, a retailer run by Warren Livingston “Lig” Birch and his spouse Connie Birch. Lig was a motorbike racer, Marine Corps sergeant throughout World Struggle II, and longtime Triumph motorbike supplier. His North Seashore Road cycle store was a downtown landmark and motorbike fanatic gathering place for greater than 4 a long time.

“The 40 years had been pleased occasions in a contented enterprise,” Connie advised The Information-Journal after her husband’s demise in 1990. “We didn’t change into millionaires or get wealthy, however we did not simply have clients; we made nice mates.”

— Mark Lane

Lig Birch, left, and two mechanics in front of the Harley-Davidson motorcycle shop on Beach Street. "The picture is most likely from 1939 to 1940," Langford wrote.

Lig Birch, left, and two mechanics in entrance of the Harley-Davidson motorbike store on Seashore Road. “The image is most definitely from 1939 to 1940,” Langford wrote.

Members of the Two Wheel Gators Motorcycle Club on City Island around 1961.

Members of the Two Wheel Gators Bike Membership on Metropolis Island round 1961.

"This is a photo probably from the 1957 Hill Climb event that took place in the hills between the Daytona Highlands neighborhood and the current location of Mainland High School," writes Langford.

“This can be a picture in all probability from the 1957 Hill Climb occasion that came about within the hills between the Daytona Highlands neighborhood and the present location of Mainland Excessive College,” writes Langford.

"This picture was taken outside Birch's Cycle Shop at 533 N. Beach St. during Bike Week 1958. It is a picture of a biker that had just arrived from Kentucky who was gunking off the grime his bike accumulated on his long ride to Daytona Beach," Livingston writes.

“This image was taken exterior Birch’s Cycle Store at 533 N. Seashore St. throughout Bike Week 1958. It’s a image of a biker that had simply arrived from Kentucky who was gunking off the grime his bike gathered on his lengthy experience to Daytona Seashore,” Livingston writes.

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