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Bernard's Personal Pages!

Welcome to Bernard's Personal Pages!
The Web pages here are of the personal kind. Featured are vehicles that I own or owned; most of them are 'different' in one way or the other. They all have a special place in my heart.
You'll also find essays I wrote; some of them you might find boring, others interesting, some politically incorrect. It's a work in progress, started late in life, but it'll grow as I grow older.
You've been warned, now feel free to enjoy!


Cars, Motorcycles, and Related Stuff

  • My '63 Volkswagen Beetle.
    "Keefer" has been a trusted family member for many years. An unrestored survivor with original California black license plates, he is more than just a car!


  • My one-of-a-kind CAN-AM "Gullwing" race car trailer.
    Made in 1968 for famous race car driver Denis Hulme of McLaren fame.
    Still wearing its original California black license plate, I lovingly restored it to its former glory.


  • My Spec Miata SCCA road race car.
    When the best is just good enough.


  • My rotary-powered '72 Mazda RX-2 Coupe.
    A California blue license plate car that I bought for $530 early in 2007, needing some TLC. What was I thinking? Oh, well . . . watch me turning it into a $10K car, slowly, and on a tight budget.


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  • My '64 BMW R69S motorcycle.
    "King of the Road" in its time and one of my all-time favorites.
    I bought it on eBay auction early in July of 2007, initially as a replacement for my '71 BMW R75S (which is still with me), and got lucky.


  • Not Wanted: New Cars.
    My thoughts on why I feel buying a new car is . . . uhhh . . . not so smart.


  • Beauty lies in the eye of the beholder.
    Being surrounded by drop-dead georgeous cars on a daily basis, Bill and I are members of a small group of excentrics who once in a while like to endulge in reverse snobism when it comes to our personal cars.
    Don't judge a book by its cover!


  • My '62 Volvo PV544 Sport. (A work in progress) Page 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
    Awaken from the dead, this is my very own "scary car." Yes, it's true: old Volvos never die.
    Read its story here . . .


  • My '95 BUELL S2 Thunderbolt   Signature Series # 307/1399.
    It's more than "just" a motorcycle, it's a piece of art!


  • BUELL Motorcycles -- A Lesson in Corporatism.
    The rise and fall of the BUELL Motorcycle Company. My thoughts on how Harley-Davidson managed to destroy an American icon.


  • My '63 Lambretta Li 125 Riverside   motorscooter from Montgomery & Wards.
    An all original reference vehicle, with 539 original miles on the clock!


  • My '20 Ford Model T Speedster.
    After 2 years of sympathetic restoration, the rear end jammed between gears and the car hit a tree on Memorial Day of 2013. Since both my wife and I got injured, we decided to part ways. Here's the Speedster's presentation with which I sold it to an enthusiast in Australia.


  • My '31 Ford Model A Deluxe Roadster.
    Purchased below market value, yet boasting a multitude of desirable upgrades, this creamsickle has huge potential and is a real gem.


  • My '73 Harley-Davidson Electra Glide.
    Back in 1976, when the original engine threw a rod, a mad engineer installed a Honda 750-Four engine in this bike. Check it out!


  • My '91 Harley-Davidson Sturgis   # 137/1546.
    The factory prototype for the Dyna series and arguably one of the coolest Harleys ever.


  • Coming Soon:
    My '60 Lambretta Li 125 Series 2   motorscooter.
    Found neglected in a barn, thoroughly cleaned and mechanically refurbished, yet cosmetically left alone.



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Last update on March 28, 2017.



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