Classic motorcycle videos selected by the editors of Motorcycle Classics
4/11/2011 1:30:46 PM
By Greg Williams
Bill Costello's parents, Richard and Trini, aboard the 1958 BMW R50 that Bill inherited and restored.
One of the first things Bill Costello did upon completing restoration of his father's 1958 BMW R50 was to craft a sort of video memorial to his dad. Blending old stills of Richard with the BMW and recent photos of the restoration project, Bill put together a moving tribute to his father that quite unexpectedly went viral; after posting it on YouTube, it received almost 350,000 hits in a matter of months. “I’m the first person I know who made a video that went viral, I’m getting comments from all over the world,” Bill says. Here's the touching tribute Bill made for his father and the R50:
And here's another video of Bill and BMW expert Peter Nettesheim starting the R50 for the first time after 35 years in storage:
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