Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Tonka Motorcycles

When I was a kid I got a job at a local cycle shop called Tonka Motorcycles.
I told the owner I'd work for free... but he insisted on paying me.
The chopper phase was just on its way out and I can remember a back room full of old chopper product that had been removed from the sales floor. I asked what they were going to do with it and and the parts manager told me "Dunno... want anything? Take it". I did! My CB550 Honda is still sporting some of that free booty!
Tonka was a distributor of some products. I seem to recall Gemini Minibikes being one of them, as well as a bunch of other stuff. They had a corporate catalogue they would give to other dealers.
The cover was awesome!

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