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Old 12-07-2013, 11:08 PM   #42
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Joined: Mar 2007
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Fantastic report!

And how we obsess nowadays! -- Blue jeans, a pair Fryes, and a leather jacket from Sears; and that was pretty much the extent of a guy's riding 'wardrobe' back in the seventies!

In 1966 there was a construction strike while Phil was in Vancouver, and so he found work in a motorcycle shop on Hastings St. Unsatisfied with the service being offered to touring riders passing through, Phil resigned and opened his own repair shop across the street in a building only 12 feet wide. Operating on a shoestring, he landed a Kawasaki franchise and acted as an unauthorized BMW repair shop. He added BSA and Yamaha and before long became an official dealer for BMW. By 1970 he sold only BMW and continued for the next 14 years, becoming the largest-volume dealer in Canada
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