1966 Benelli Cobra Scrambler /
Montgomery Ward Riverside
Level A Restoration
Owner: Randy Creel, Jr.
COMMENTS: This bike was purchased at the 2007 British & European Classic Motorcycle Days show by the owner, Randy Creel, of RCSR.  Randy has always had an interest in white bikes and though this one was mostly rust and mud, it was still a white bike that "needed" to be restored. Meant to be restored when there was spare time, it's taken 2 years to accumulate new parts, have parts re-chromed, and be painted.  A labor of love with at 
least 200+ hours and hundreds of dollars in re-chroming and parts, it would be hard to put a price tag on
this small and sporty, 2-stroke bike.  This bike also comes with a change of wardrobe - it has the tank and seat to be a Benelli AND the tank and seat to the a Montgomery Ward Riverside.  Rare, beautiful & immaculate!
Randy's work won:

~ Pictures of the awards are below
~ Advertisments of Benelli's from a 1966 Montgomery Ward Catalog are here.
At the 2009 British & European Classic Motorcycle Day 
on May 17, 2009, the Benelli won 3rd in the Italian class.
At the 2009 Waugh Harley-Davison Big Damn Bike Show
on June 20, the Benelliwon 2nd in the Vintage class.
At the 2009 AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days show on July 25,
the Benelli - as a Montgomery Wards Riverside - won 1st in the European class for 1960 - 1969.
At the 10th Annual Italian MotoFest 
on September 27, 2009, the Benelli won 1st in the Pre-1970s division AND People's Choice
Advertisements for Benelli's from the Spring 1966 Montgomery Wards catalog.
Click on each thumbnail.  It will open to a larger view of the ad pages.
Shown here badged as a Mongomery Ward's Riverside
Won 1st place in the Italian category at the 9th Annual British & European Classic Motorcycle Day
on May 23, 2010 at Butler's Orchard in Germantown, MD
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