• Aug 4, 2009
Motorcycles at Concours d'Elegance - Click above for high-res image gallery

We couldn't possibly meander our way through the field of classic machinery at the Meadow Brook Concours d'Elegance without pointing our DSLR lenses in the direction of the beautiful collection of motorcycles gathered on the grounds of Oakland University in Rochester, Michigan. This year, British twin-cylinder motorcycles were one of the special features of the show, and all of the usual suspects were out in full force.

Scroll through our gallery below to see meticulously restored Triumphs, BSAs, Nortons (including this nice John Player replica), AJSs and Royal Enfields. Looking a bit deeper into some of the more rarified air, we stumbled upon a Vincent or two, along with a bike from Jay Leno's British brand of choice, Brough Superior. We even managed to snap off a few shots of a 1950 Douglas, which mounted its horizontally-opposed cylinders in the opposite direction of the better known format from BMW.



Photos Copyright ©2009 Chris Shunk / Sam Abuelsamid / Max Abuelsamid / Weblogs, Inc.


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      • 5 Years Ago
      The Brough Superior is also the brand on which Lawrence of Arabia lost his life. Matchless, Ariel, and Scott were absent from your pictures. Were there any represented at the show?
      • 5 Years Ago
      The two-wheeled attendees at Meadow Brook were impressive, but the cars looked even better, IMHO.

      http://www.cargurus.com/blog/2009/08/03/nostalgia-at-meadow-brook-concours/
      • 5 Years Ago
      Maybe someone should buy the rights to old names like Norton and AJS and restart production. Triumph seems to have done quite well since it came back from the dead.
        • 5 Years Ago
        I believe someone owns Norton. I hear another rotary powered race bike may be in the works. Gotta love the old Britbikes!