During our Florida swing last year, we were fortunate enough to meet Daniel Newcomb–“Presidente Daniel”–of the Vintage Iron Club, which describes itself as follows…
We are a vintage motorcycle riding club in South Florida that is about bikes, people, charity and good times.
Every year, the club builds and raffles off a bike for their annual festival, Iron & Clematis. Last year it was this CB350 street tracker. Now Daniel and crew are back with this 1980 Honda CB750F Street Racer, which they will be raffling off to raise funds for the Paley Foundation, a charitable organization and institute dedicated to finding alternatives to amputation for children, which is “dedicated to changing the current standard of care from amputation and a life of prosthetics to innovative and proven limb reconstruction and lengthening whenever possible.”
Our inspiration has driven us to help out these children by gathering our resources with the help of the vintage motorcycle community to donate their time and money to build a raffle motorcycle each year.
100% of the raffle proceeds raised from the motorcycle go to the Paley foundation to help these children walk, run, climb, skip, jump, and play like intended.
Dr. Paley has be saving these children’s limbs with his surgical technology when most of them would have been amputated long ago.
VIC has visited the Paley institute on many occasions and the strength of the children is inspiring!
Get your raffle tickets to have a chances to win this custom CB750F. If winning a motorcycle is not enough for you, then helping out these great kids at the Paley Foundation should be!
DOHC CB750F Cafe Racer: Details
The Honda CB750F Super Sport came out in 1975, as Honda Motor Company’s response to Kawasaki Z1, which had usurped the CB750’s place at the top of the superbike food chain. Honda then followed up with the DOHC Honda CB750F in 1979, a 77-horsepower winner of which Cycle Guide said:
“Not only did the CBX-styled, DOHC 750 accelerate with the fury of a one-liter hyperbike, it wowed everyone with magical cornering abilities never before found on a four-cylinder street bike…Legend or no legend, it was hard to imagine how any comparably sized two-wheeler could possibly outcorner the 750F.”
This particular build retains much of the nostalgic styling of the original, which we love. Unlike some builds, it actually looks like you could ride it some distance without cutting off the blood supply to your rump and lower extremities. Overall, this is a wickedly clean tribute to one of the finest bikes of the era–the DOHC evolution of the “original superbike.”
The bike was donated by Daniel Newcomb and Bart Springer of Vintage Iron Club. Moe Colors of Tampa donated the custom paint, while Thread Warrior donated the custom CB750F logos. Excelsior Customs, whose KZ900 we are hoping to feature soon, donated all of the engine work and got the bike road ready, while Avon Tires donated a fresh set of rubber.
Trim Shop was kind enough to donate the custom seat, while Daniel Newcomb and Ken Trapasso did the build, design work, mods, cleaning, polishing, and the blood sweat and tears. Photography was donated by Architectural & Interior Design Photography: Daniel Newcomb.
Full List of Bike Sponsors
- Daniel Newcomb, Ken Trapasso, and Bart Springer.
- Moe Colors
- Excelsior Customs
- Avon Tires
- Trim Shop
- Thread Warrior
- Architectural & Interior Design Photography: Daniel Newcomb.
*** Winner assumes all taxes & shipping expense for out of town winners.
About Iron & Clematis 4
The Iron & Clematis Festival has quickly become one of the Sunshine State’s largest vintage motorcycle festivals, hosting over 300 vintage bikes and 8000 spectators. All makes and models are represented, including restorations, custom builds, bobbers, to cafe racers. The 4th Annual event is set to attract over forty vendors, with live acts such as the Urias Family Globe of Death stunt show every hour and music from some of Florida’s largest acts.
The 4th Annual Iron & Clematis Vintage Motorcycle Festival
- When: Saturday, February 25, 2017 at 11 AM – 8 PM
- Where: Downtown Abacoa, 1203 Town Center Drive, Jupiter, Florida
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