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    Vic was a mainstay of most every meet, AMCA or any other, here on the East Coast. I helped him load his van several times over the last few years and I was always amazed that everything always fit. He had slowed a bit over the last few years but he never aged. Ride free Victor and hook up with George for old times sake.

    Lyle

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    Anybody ever see him take nothing more than a pile of parts out of his van at a Meet and proceed to bolt a rolling chassis together and then install one of his rebuilt motors. He would put gas in the tanks, start the bike up and ride it around the swap meet with a for sale sign on it. I remember him 30+ years ago at the Terryville CT Swap Meet buying every 45 part he could find. Back then he was paying 50 bucks for 45 frames, springers and motors. He could never get enough. RIP VIC ! 46EL

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    From Dave Hennessey: Vic Northey lived in Trenton, NJ, and had a lifelong passion for 45ci Harley Flatheads. He had a huge collection of parts for these bikes, and was the "go-to guy" when you needed 45 parts. Vic was an ubiquitous fixture at east coast motorcycle swap meets - he was vending Harley 45 parts at every AMCA meet as far back as I can remember. Old timers may remember bygone swap meets such as Fort Mott and Harmony - well, Vic was there. Seemingly, Vic was everywhere - I can't remember a swap meet of any kind that Vic didn't attend.

    I first met Vic through the Harley Hummer Club. He joined the Club in 1980, and was member #28. Back in those days he was seriously into Hummers too. Some old timers might remember his "Hook A Hummer" game at one of the swap meets (Harmony?) But most people will remember Vic for his lifelong passion of Harley 45's.

    Some might say that Vic marched to the beat of a different drummer. I would say instead that Vic was the Pied Piper of Harley 45's. Wherever Vic went, 45 parts followed. And so did enthusiasts seeking 45 parts. Beneath that rather strange exterior was a really, really nice guy. Swap meets without Vic Northey just won't be the same.

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    Hey Folks, Info on Vic's Memorial....
    Remembering Vic Northey....There will be a Memorial Service for Vic held on Tuesday, May 9th from 6-8 pm.
    Buklad Funeral Home
    30 Yardville Allentown Road
    Yardville, NJ
    The family has asked for anyone who has pictures of Vic to please bring them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Keith Kizer View Post
    From Dave Hennessey: Vic Northey lived in Trenton, NJ, and had a lifelong passion for 45ci Harley Flatheads. He had a huge collection of parts for these bikes, and was the "go-to guy" when you needed 45 parts. Vic was an ubiquitous fixture at east coast motorcycle swap meets - he was vending Harley 45 parts at every AMCA meet as far back as I can remember. Old timers may remember bygone swap meets such as Fort Mott and Harmony - well, Vic was there. Seemingly, Vic was everywhere - I can't remember a swap meet of any kind that Vic didn't attend.

    I first met Vic through the Harley Hummer Club. He joined the Club in 1980, and was member #28. Back in those days he was seriously into Hummers too. Some old timers might remember his "Hook A Hummer" game at one of the swap meets (Harmony?) But most people will remember Vic for his lifelong passion of Harley 45's.

    Some might say that Vic marched to the beat of a different drummer. I would say instead that Vic was the Pied Piper of Harley 45's. Wherever Vic went, 45 parts followed. And so did enthusiasts seeking 45 parts. Beneath that rather strange exterior was a really, really nice guy. Swap meets without Vic Northey just won't be the same.
    I first heard of Vic's passing at the Denton Meet while talking with another flathead lover. Vic was indeed the Pied Piper of Harley 45's and I was one of his followers. Hard to remember any swap meet (auto, bike, or other) where I didn't bump into him. I first met Vic when I bought a 1955 Solo flattie from him. 1955 Solo you say?? But Harley stopped making them in 1952?? Maybe Harley did, but Vic didn't. Now as I try and resurrect my 1955 back as a Servicar, I have to find some new parts sources... Ride In Peace, Vic!!!!

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