BIKE OF THE MONTH


September 2017 Bike of the Month
Bike of the Month Kirt Keller and his 1951 Ariel Square 4

Make: Ariel
Model: Square 4
Year: 1951
Country of Origin: England
Engine: 1000cc Four
Transmission: 4 speed
Owner: Kirt Keller
City: Huntington Beach
WD-40 Specialist Motorcycle
1951 Ariel Square 4

Congratulations to Kirt Keller of Huntington Beach for winning Bike of the Month with his 1951 Ariel Square 4. Kirt won a Specialty Motorcycle Cleaner provided provided by the WD-40 Company and a EuroPapi t-shirt provided by EuroPapi Motorcycle Streetwear, www.europapiusa.com.

WD-40 now produces a line of specialty formulated motorcycle products WD-40 Specialist Motorcycle

This was Kirt's first time at the meet with his Ariel Square 4.

Kirt and his brother Craig have been coming to the meet for years with Craig's 1978 Honda CB750. Unfortunately Craig passed away in 2013, but Kirt kept bringing the Honda.

Three months ago, Kirt was meeting with a client who owned the Ariel and had it on display in their business as a museum piece. After some negotiations, they offered Kirt the bike in exchange for his work, a nice win-win situation.

The Ariel has spent 25 years of it's life in a Michigan museum until Kirt's client obtained it. Doing some research, Kirt found out that the engine was rebuilt by a respected builder up in Santa Monica, so he figured it would be pretty solid.

More research connected him with Thor Faber in Huntington Beach who is involved internationally in the Ariel community. Thor had nearly every part needed to make the Arie road worthy. After only three months, it's on the road.

Thank you Kirt for bring the Ariel for all of us to see. See all the photos in our September Gallery.
The Bike of the Month contest is held monthly at the Vintage Bike OC meet. Qualifying motorcycles must be 30 years old or older. Former Bike of the Month winning bikes are not eligible to win again. Anyone attending the meet is eligible to enter a qualifying bike in the contest and vote for their favorite bike. The winning bike is chosen by a popular vote and is featured on the Home page for one month and in this feature article. The Bike of the Month articles are permanent content on the site.

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