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Elkhorn, WI United States + Google Map Canada's Finest Automotive Flea Market offers everything from collectibles & classic cars to those hard 45th Annual Motorcycle Swap Meet & Parts Expo 10am-4pm. Winter Event Springfield Swap Meet & Car Show at Clark County Fairgrounds. Ohio Ford Expo. Having carried one from one end of a swap meet field to the other I can attest that it was just too heavy. Along with the usual singles and twins offered in favorite this post Dec 28 Springfield Motorcycle Swap Meet $9 (Clark County Fairgrounds, S Charleston Pike) map hide this posting restore restore this.
Our acre site offers vendor spaces and a car corral. For more information, callfaxor visit our website www. Peony festival Car show Address: Car show from pm. Dash plaques, trophies, food, entertainment, and music. Jarrettsvillle United Methodist Church Address: Jarrettsville, Maryland Contact: The tour begins in Jarrettsville and includes occasional stops at points of interest along the way.
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Arapahoe Community College Address: Showcases nearly rare sports and classic cars, early collectibles and the latest exotics provided by local and regional car clubs.
Many of these cars venture out only once a year to help Colorado children. Provides early care, intervention, prevention, support and education services to at-risk Colorado families and nearly infants, toddlers and pre-school children each year. Children receive developmental screenings and assessment services, individualized mental health services and other services tailored specifically to their learning.
Springfield Oaks County Park Address: Door Prizes and Raffles, DJ and more. Food and Soft Drinks available. Latimore Valley Fair Grounds Address: Featuring Chevy Camaro, Hot wheels 50th anniversary races. WW 1 history display. Fle market and car coral.
Eastern Museum of auto racing open for free tours. Parking for trailers and roll backs. Hicksville, New York Contact: Bring a camera for pictures with the AutoMat Girls. No entrance or spectator fee. Just bring your car, park, and enjoy. Town of Selbyville Address: Church Street Selbyville, Delaware Contact: Maple Grove Raceway Address: Along with the burnout competition, the revving contest will be back this year, giving Mustang owners the chance to flex their muscle and let their pipes scream for the crowd.
There will also be exhibition drag races, pitting some of the most modified vehicles against each other in the ultimate of speed show downs. A variety of AmericaMuscle experts will be on hand to answer all technical questions and meet with customers. Special guest Chip Foose will be in attendance, posing for pictures and signing autographs.
Rain date is June 24th, For more information you can contact info voiceofvictory. Sunday, June 17, Rain date: Sunday, June 24, Where: Register Day Of Show by donation. Trophies to top 6 Cars. Judged by members of the Dream Team. New Hope, Pennsylvania Contact: New Hope Auto Show Email: This scavenger hunt on wheels is a popular event, where participants complete for trophies, enjoy the Bucks County countryside, and gather for lunch at the end of the Rally.
Bring along pencils, a clipboard, and a friend or friends who can help you answer a few silly questions. Scores will be based solely on correct answers to the questions. All drivers must be licensed and insured. All automobiles — classic and current models — are welcome. Callemail showinfo newhopeautoshow. The top 3 awards are a framed photo of the owner and their car, with the prize check made out in their name.
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Please contact Renee or wilm. Downtown Marble City Address: Call or email to Pre-Register or for info. New Category this year: Kids Events include Face painting, Inflatables, games and free ice cream!
Golden Age Air Museum Address: Gates open at 9 AM. WWI aircraft, automobiles, reenactors, and memorabilia collectors invited and encouraged to attend. Breakfast, lunch and refreshments available. Bring your dancing shoes and a lawn chair and join us for the fun. Camping for museum members, show participants, and transient aircraft. Camping fee for entire weekend: Fee goes to Saturday evening entertainment. Early-bird camping and registration Friday afternoon, July Saturday evening dinner in the pavilion.
Contact us for details. Pre vehicles are admitted free. No pre- registration required.
No landing or registration fee for aircraft. For safety, all flying ends at dusk! Overnight aircraft must be tied down Goody bags to first entrants. Streets of Newtown Address: State Street Newtown, Pennsylvania Contact: We have over cars in 12 different categories from We use trained judges to award 1st and 2nd place in each category and a Best of Show award.
This year our featured marque is Cadillac and we will have separate awards for it. There are many shops and restaurants along the tree-lined street with the cars parked in front of them.
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Come join us for a wonderful day with family and friends to enjoy these amazing cars. Timber Cruisers Car Club Contact: Registration will start at 5: Following the show, a Poker Cruise throughout the beautiful Grande Ronde valley will be offered ending at the Senior Center for a dinner.
Each participant will receive two free dinner tickets; the dinner will run from 5 — 7 p. To end the fun filled day, a Cruise for Cash will be held throughout the downtown area from 7 — 8: On Sunday morning at 10 a.Davenport swap meet 2013
Along with the car show, there will be participant games, poker walk, raffle, music, plus other activities happening throughout the day associated with Crazy Days: Collins Center Town Park Address: Collins Center, New York Contact: This event also supports our efforts towards community; although more recently our community of classic car lovers has expanded to include those a two-hour drive from the rural hamlet of Collins Center.
While some may think that classic cars could only push 40 mph; we accept all vehicles including the muscle cars and the modern classic they can definitely travel faster than 40 mph! We offer affordable lunch alternatives; a playground and kids get to vote for the kids choice award! Our popular DJ spins the classics. Trivia is played throughout the event for prizes and the favorite basket raffle supports this event which is free First registered drivers receive a free Goody Bag.
Trophies awarded for 1st - 4th place and Kids Choice. So join us for some fun; because education does not have to be boring! Free Registration, parking and admittance. Lynn Lions Club Park Address: Saturday July 28th from 4pm-8pm. Located at the Lynn Lions Club Park. Joe Hess and the Wandering Cowboys country concert to follow. Lynn Lions Club will be serving food. We welcome anything on wheels! Dash Plaques for first 75 vehicles, Food, DJ.
Flushing Rverview Park - S. Flushing, Michigan Contact: Door prizes, trophies, and dash plaques awarded. Thors changed with the times. In they offered a free engine clutch for the first time.
They continued belt drive for the last year but only on their single cylinder models. Apparently the factory felt that the additional horsepower of the twin produced an unacceptable amount of slippage. Rather than use a more conventional belt-tensioning device, these belt drive Thors used a complex device which instead altered the geometry of the frame to tension the belt. Another addition for was a change in the intake valve of the twins. A rather unique pull rod was used to pull the intake valve open.
One other unique design feature was found in and that was in the magneto timing. Rather than advance and retard the timing plate on the magneto the ignition timing was changed by moving the magneto idler gear a feature that thankfully did not survive into In an entirely new single and twin were offered both with rocker arms. The twin was now a more conventional V but unlike Indian's 42 degrees and Harley's 45 degrees Thor chose a degree angle.
Also offered was an optional two-speed transmission. This transmission was aluminum and it mounted to the side of the rear hub. Apparently of good design the aluminum Thor transmission was sold until and was even offered as an option on other motorcycle most notably the Henderson four.
Perhaps the most exciting change for was that for the first time Thor was available in White as well as Blue. Apparently Bill Ottaway had used white as the color for all Thor's racing team. They were very successful so the factory felt that the public would be interested in buying a White Thor. I don't know how they figured owners would keep them clean looking the owners manual suggests Ivory soap! Not much changed in however in the twin was offered as a cc and now a 1,cc machine.
The new bigger twin could also be bought with a Schebler carb if desired. Up until this point all Thors used their own Thor updraft carburetor. Like most other manufacturer Thor added footboard in Thor still continued its pedal crank rear brake however a pedal and ratcheting device was added that gave a little additional leverage to a marginal braking system.
In the white color scheme was gone. Everyone else was offering electric lights as an option so Thor mounted an electric headlight and a Splitdorf mag dyno and they had an electric model too. They each offered a three-speed transmission of conventional design.
The best Thor could do was a new designed cast iron two speed that mounted aside the rear hub. While maybe this unit was rugged in design its huge size and weight left much to be desired.
Having carried one from one end of a swap meet field to the other I can attest that it was just too heavy. Along with the usual singles and twins offered in was a Short Coupled racer. It was actually a short-coupled version of a street bike. Given the tremendous competition on the board tracks in it is doubtful that anyone could have thought this bike to be competitive. More likely a marketing decision on a way to sell some of last years left over inventory. Thor offered a three-speed transmission and clutch of conventional design.
After there were no changes made to the motor design. Actually some evidence suggests that all motors sold after were built in In a front stand was offered. In the fender valence was changed, as was the luggage rack. A lug was added to the front down tube of the frame to mount a sidecar.
Conjecture is that this was done to appeal to the military market.
I have seen no documentation of any number of Thors sold to the US military. However given the number of olive drab parts turn up as well as the proportion of and later machines that exist in Europe it is probable that some country must have bought purchased a large number of machines.
Thor continued on to produce a line of motorcycle under the parent company of Aurora Independent Machine and Tool. At the same time Aurora continued to market forgings to other companies and to sell Pneumatic and power tools under a different division. There is scarcely a brand of american motorcycle that wasn't in some way "touched" by Aurora.
Another tie in to Harley was in the arena of racing. Thor had a racing division from about to and they had a fair amount of success. It was run by William Ottaway. Bill left in and formed the incredibly successful Harley Davidson racing team, which bought Harley from relative obscurity in to arguably the American champions in By the Thor Motorcycle Company was fading into obscurity. We know they brought a new model single out in mostly from left over parts. Enough changes were made that we know that the company was still producing bikes.
In Thor brought out a new sales catalogue however except for the cover and a change in name the motorcycle was identical. Which was simply just a different division of the same company. In the board of directors announced a halt to motorcycle production. In an employee of Thor who was a semi-retired janitor sent a letter to the AMCA stating that he hard worked for Thor until when they stopped motorcycle production and sold everything to a salvage company.
Based on this account many books erroneously state that Thor ended production in Well it is easy to prove that production continued until because of the changes advertised in their sales brochure.
Many of those parts exist today as proof. I don't know of a complete machine that claims to be later than and even that one has the wrong motor.
I have seen three motors in frames with serial numbers inside the case showing they were built in ! Maybe the last motors were built in who can say?
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Maybe the last machines were assembled in and sales were such that they continued to have inventory until ? It is hard to know. Thor did continue to produce power tools under the name Thor well into the 50s. A separate division of the Aurora Company known as Hubley Manufacturing produced a line of home appliances such as clothes washers, irons and dishwashers using the Thor brand name. At one time they produced a combination clothes washer - dishwasher which may help explain why they are no longer in business!