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    Does anyone remember the m/c shop @ 4th/McDonald?

    Just wondering if anyone remembers the name of the shop that used to be at 4th/McDonald in Vancouver (this would have been in the mid-80's)?? Also, do you remember the guys that worked there??

    Let me know if this rings any bells for anyone, and then I'll pick your brain some more!!

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    The name of the shop was Tonka Motorcycles. They were a Yamaha and Hodaka dealer.

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    Thanks (for some reason I thought that they were a Suzuki dealer).

    Did you know any of the staff there??
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    I remember that place!! Kind of a small shop. There's a foam store there now I think.

    I remember buying a pair of winter gloves there.

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    Originally posted by Squire
    Thanks (for some reason I thought that they were a Suzuki dealer).

    Did you know any of the staff there??
    I know one of the mechanics from there.... he's a friend's dad... does all the work on my bike...

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    Vancouver Suzuki--owned by Gary Goodfellow.Tonka Motorcycles was at Broadway and MacDonald

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    Vanc Suzuki ... Yes, that sounds more like it. I was pretty sure it was a suzuki place too.

    There was another place out by Great Northern Way. I remember riding a borrowed grey vf750 with michelin hi-sports from there. Hi-sports were THE hot tire back then.

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    vancouver suzuki. I worked there for a bit 82-83?

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    Gary Goodfellow, geez I haven't heard that name in years.

    Back then we used to all tear out like fools to Wetwood to watch the races.

    I still remember the low moaning BRRRRAAAAAA of the VFR750s zooming by, and the unearthly shrieking of the GSXR's going SCREEEEE!!! down the back straight just before the hairpin.

    Ah...good times, good times...

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    Yeah, I remember those days too... the old Westwood track days. I used to think racing was soooooo cooooool (and I still do).

    Aaaaaah, memories.
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    I remember Steve Dick use to work at the Suzuki Dealership because I almost bought a 1983 GS400 from him.

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    From an old Tonka catalogue.

    This is a cover from and old Tonka catalog.
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    Holly thread necro Batman! Only 12 years passed.

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    The back cover

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    I came across the catalogue in a bunch of Nican/Korean distributor dealer stuff I have had kicking around. I did a Google search for Tonka and came across this thread. Better late than never. Does anyone know the girl???

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