September 2009

Volume 9-9


Dateline: Maryland, September 2009

Billy's Bronson replica bike (1970) received “Best of Show” in Laurel, Maryland (about 8 miles from The Bronson Works). The show was called the Endless Summer Cruise.



Dateline: Jefferson, TX. October, 2009

Bronsonite Don shows off his sparkling clean Bronson bike -- a replica of the 1969 Sportster ridden by actor Michael Parks in the television series, Then Came Bronson -- along the shore of Lake O' The Pines near the town of Jefferson in northeast Texas. Don was representing Bronson enthusiasts at the 25th Annual Norton Rallye which attracted several hundred motorcyclists to the Texas lake country.


Birney and his spouse Joyce set up shop outside their "Bronsonmobile" during the 25th Annual Norton Rallye, held at Lake O' The Pines; October 2, 3 and 4th. Birney was the prototype for the character Jim Bronson in the television series Then Came Bronson (Circa 1969-70). The series was based on a segment of Birney's life in the early 1950s. Birney brought along scrapbooks detailing his stint as technical advisor for Bronson and other segments of his very active life -- along with copies of a book he recently published: "What Do You Do With A Drunken Sailor?" which sold quite well to a reciprocative audience of bikers. Drunken Sailor was based on a two-year, adventure-filled voyage that Jarvis embarked upon in the mid-1960s.



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