Wayne, the winner of the silent auction motorcycle from Riding Into History took delivery of his 1977 Kawasaki KZ1000 last week. Chris Alley from Ace Vintage Motorcycle Specialists, delivered the Kawasaki to Phiil Ridgdill. Wayne picked it up from Phil, the original and only owner of the bike. Wayne, Chris and Phil spent the afternoon talking about Phil’s racing, the Kawasaki and the work performed at Ace to bring it back to life.
Phil is still a very rapid rider, as those of us who ride with him can attest. He is a great friend of Riding Into History, and realizing that he would probably never get around recommissioning his old KZ, he donated it to RIH to auction off for charity.
Dave Marstone of Westbrook Paint & Body, donated a tank. They also did a fantastic job painting the tank to match the original paint on the bike! Chris Alley and Alex McLean of A.C.E. Vintage Motorcycle Specialists donated their time and skills to get it running as sweet as ever. Barry Boone of Blog Talk Radio’s Talking Motorcycles with Barry donated a gift certificate for a set of Dunlop tires.
This special motorcycle has found itself a very good home! We hope to see at the next Riding Into History!