One of my favorite things to do is watch folks reaction when they hear I've Never owned a Cell Phone. You'd think I removed my hat and they found out I had a third Eye!! Any, Yep I remember the Diner Guy on the Twilight Zone
Jim, I had a couplea Harleys including a 45 Flathead that had a 3 Speed w/ Reverse. I used to carry 20-50 links of 530 Chain, 4 Master Links and a Chain Breaker along with a couple of Qts of 70 weight and a set of Points that's fit late 40's - late 60's HD's for those that Didn't make it Home. Also for Long Drives in the Sierra Foothills or through the Santa Cruz Mountain and up and down the Coast I often carried Many frozen packs of "ICE" with Beer and Ice Water in the other Sidebag. Yep I sold out and went Woosie. But I Never broke down on the Wing n Never needed 5 minutes to Unkink after a long days Ride.
Heck it was Cell Phones that got me off Motorcycles. Folks would just wander into my lane while chatting on their Phones. My response was to raise my right leg, hit the Throttle and remove the Drivers side rearview mirror n not slow down. I just figured they wern't using it anyway so they didn't really need it. I was driving a Wineberry Red Goldwing at the time, so it wasn't like they Couldn't See Me. Statute of Limitations has Long Passed
Welcome to the Forum Gary. Great Pics you've got there. The only time I got to see the Showboat was when Tommy Ivo and I were LOTS younger. It was from the "Cheap Seats" at the San Fernando Dragstrip (the cheap seats were the Foothill Blvd bridge at the East end of the Strip..