Remembering the 60s

There were some very good things that came in small packages back in the early 1960s and the Yamaha Campus 60 was one of them.  This particular Campus 60 is a 1965 model and comes with an interesting history.  The father of Dave, one of our customers, received this bike as a gift in the early 60s when they were being used as promotions on game shows such as Hollywood Squares.  Six bikes were used for advertising, 4 were given away on the show and two were given to Dave’s father and his business partner.

The bike ended up with Dave and had been kept in storage since it was last insured in 1970.  Time had taken its toll on the Campus 60 but the miles were low and the classy chassis was still intact so Dave brought it to Al’s shop for a restoration project.  Lots of TLC went into cleaning up the bike with new chrome, paint, polishing and upholstery.  The biggest challenge was re-spoking the wheels as they had all come apart.  But the end result was worth the effort as she looked like she had just rolled onto the stage of Hollywood Squares as a brand new bike!

This is a wonderful dedication to Dave’s father with the Yamaha Campus 60 fully restored and brought back to life for a legacy that will live on as it is passed to each generation in the family.

 

 

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