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Vin Masters - Mike Parti

TouringComet

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It is nice that there are many Vincent craftsmen around. Here's one from So Cal that is still at it after many years and countless jobs completed.

Thanks to Josh Bogage for the photo of AMA Hall of Famer Mike Parti in action in his garage. Mike is on the right handling the torch. Not sure if he is actually working on a Vin, but it's just nice to see him still active.

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Kansas Bad Man

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Hi Buddy,

To all ,this is the guy that built the vincentstreamliner.com web sight and maintains it! THANKS! See you on the salt Seve?
 

TouringComet

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Wish I would be, but I don't think I will be able to make it this year.

If you send me more narratives of the last few years I'll add them to the website. Photos too, who can send me some pics?
 

Albervin

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I met Mike in 2010. Only about an hour or so. He was one of those guys a 20 year old would pass by and not give a second glance to. BUT! His workshop was amazing. Not as high tech as Dan Smith's but the stuff he has produced is amazing. His knowledge of Vincents is beyond my comprehension. But better than that he has a love of veteran machines that defines his understanding of the design, development, tuning and development of the 4 stroke motorcycle engine. Thanks Steve for taking me to visit this man. A highlight of my 2010 trip to the VOC International Rally.
 

Kansas Bad Man

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Wish I would be, but I don't think I will be able to make it this year.

If you send me more narratives of the last few years I'll add them to the website. Photos too, who can send me some pics?

Sorry you cant make it, I will start working on the narratives and pics. Again thanks a bunch, I will say every year, the team ask, is Steve coming.
 

TouringComet

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Well, there is that one guy that would be asking the question (will I be there) hoping for the opposite answer as all the rest, but if I recall correctly, he may not be on your team anymore.
 

C.Flint

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Mike's workbench

I had the pleasure of meeting Mike, getting the shop and "museum" tour last year. He has a vast wealth of knowledge and doesn't suffer fools gladly. He did a nice rebuild on my '48 Rapide motor and transmission...I have attached a picture of the motor sitting on his workbench which is surrounded by machine tools, parts, hot rods and memorabilia. He is a treasure.
 

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Somer

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Mike is a great guy. Dick Busby took me over there in85 and Mike and have been friends ever since.
 
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