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Winnipeg Roughriders: 1945

Winnipeg Roughriders: 1945

Winnipeg Roughriders Motorcycle Club at a hill climb near Miami Mb. about 1945. View full size.

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In a highly-watchable video on the website of the Antique Motorcycle Club of Manitoba (, Billy Watt, member of the "long defunct" Winnipeg Roughriders Motorcycle Club, is wearing the same zippered upper garment worn by the motorcyclist on the left in the 1945 photo provided by Polara. Over the course of the 21-minute-video, he passes around some archival photos and tells tales from the olden days.

By the way, Miami, Manitoba is about 60 miles southwest of my hometown of Winnipeg.

SHORPY HISTORICAL PHOTO ARCHIVE | History in HD is a vintage photo archive featuring thousands of high-definition images from the 1850s to 1960s. (Available as fine-art prints from the Shorpy Archive.) The site is named after Shorpy Higginbotham, a teenage coal miner who lived 100 years ago.

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