1989 Ford Bronco at Carolla, NC. This was Randy's first personal off-roading vehicle nicknamed "Ronco". The Ronco has been sold to fund Randy's latest project, a 1967 M-715 military truck - not the civilian version.
We've joined the cause to keep Virginia's roadways clean. Our 2-mile stretch of adopted road is located in Orange County at Route 522 North toward Culpeper. It starts at the intersection of Route 20 and Route 522 by the BP gas station & Marshall Farms deli & restaurant. We'll be out picking up litter & debris 2-times a year. We're very proud to be part of this clean up effort!
We completed our first highway clean-up on Saturday, April 12, 2008. We picked up 11 bags of trash that day.
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March 2012: this article appeared in the vintage motorcycle magazine Motorcyce Classics. The editor of the magazine interviewed Randy about his opinion on Yamaha TX650s. Click Here to read the story.
March 26, 2008: this article appeared in our local Fredericksburg, Virginia newspaper The Free Lance-Star. It's about Randy's friend, Rich Dionne, a local contractor & carpenter, who mentioned Randy's influence and our shop. The comment is toward the end of the article. Click Here to read the story.
Photo from Fall 2001 when we had our old sign & the business was very new.
That was Randy's personal motorcycle, a 1975 Honda Goldwing GL1000.
Here's our original logo from 2001. Created by Ursulina in one of her Graphic Design classes at Germanna Community College.
In the shop next to a 1968 Norton Commando Fastback
Randy married Ursulina Creel, the former Ursulina Viteri from Prince George's County, Maryland, on July 4, 2000. Ursulina became the Service Writer and Business Manager for RCSR in October 2006. Her previous experince was in telecommunications and higher education. Ursulina's hobbies include veggie & landscape gardening, crafts, cooking with a newly found interest in healthy & organic foods, and personal wellness. They have no children but 8 cats. (!) In keeping with the vintage vehicle theme, Ursulina rides a 1988 Kawasaki 454 LTD and drives a 1987 Toyota Celica GT, both well maintained by her loving hubby, Randy.
The complete restoration of a 1971 Mazda 1200 pick-up truck or a Mazda UTE as known in the Australian market. Model # BTA-65. We know it was sold in Florida and has been in VA since the mid 70's. It is a 1,200cc piston engine. There were only 80 imported into Canada. We know of no figures for the US market. Randy found this truck in a local farmer's field. Our attempts to contact someone at Mazda N.A. have been fruitless. Even searches on Google and the Internet in general are thin on information. Once the project moves further along, we will add it to our "Restoration" webpage, so check back.
Some of the welding that's been done on this Mazda
Randy spent several semesters teaching high school and adult students at Germanna Community College's Automotive Program located near Culpeper, Va. The classes were part of GCC's Automotive certificate programs which gave students the skills needed to pass & receive various ASE certifications. Randy was also a member of of the team that helped GCC receive ASE certification status.
Also through Germanna Community College and the Center for Workforce and Community Education, Randy offered two sections of a "Basic Motorcycle Maintenance" class at the Locust Grove Campus. The course was 6 hours long and cost each student $89.
changing oil, filter, and brake fluids
oiling and cleaning chain
tire and wheel maintenance
basic electrical information
buying a used motorcycle
basic trouble shooting
Born to Ride - Forced to Work
Real or fake, it's a very cute picture
I don't want a pickle
Just want to ride on my motorsickle
And I don't want a tickle
'Cause I'd rather ride on my motorsickle
And I don't want to die
Just want to ride on my motorcy...cle
The Motorcycle Song
words and music by Arlo Guthrie
Items for sale in our Customer Area including our 100% cotton
Produced between 1967 & 1969, the Kaiser Jeep M-715 was built primarily as a replacement to the older Dodge M-37 truck. The M-715 is a 1-1/4 ton truck using C.O.T.S. (Commercial-Off-The-Shelf) design to utilize a mostly civilian produced vehicle converted to military use. This design is based on the civilian Jeep Gladiator pickup & the later J-series trucks. 33,000 M-715s were produced during the 3-year contract span. It's estimated 2,000 to 3,000 M-715s, M-724 contact maintenance trucks, & M-725 ambulance derivatives are still in existence today.
The M-715 was used mainly in Germany during cold war operations for transport of goods, troops, and communication equipment. While the M-715 was used in Vietnam, it was only in limited numbers. Very little documentation or photographic evidence has been produced to confirm more than a handful were used in that theater.
This vehicle was originally issued to the U.S. Army in April 1967. It was then turned over to the Kentucky National Guard, U.S. Forestry Service, and then into private ownership through GSA (Government Surplus Auction). It was rescued from the Kentucky mountains in the spring of 2007 and restored over the last two years to what you see now. All restoration & upgrades were done by Randy Creel of Randy’s Cycle Service & Restoration of Orange County, Virginia.
1967 Kaiser Jeep M-715
with S-250G Communication Shelter
Photo June 20, 2009
Why We're Different from a Dealership or other Service & Restoration Shop Top
* We're not about the latest fad in the motorcycle world.
* We get to the root of a mechanical issue and solve the problem, not just "patch" the problem.
BOC was a street savy stray who entered our lives @ January 2003. Always the first to greet customers, he easily charmed his way into being the center of attention during customer visits. This smart, social cat enjoyed strangers petting him as much as he enjoyed a long nap in a warm, cozy place.
Our sweet buddy will be missed
Taken October 2009
Charles "Randy" Creel, Jr. Owner & Restoration Craftsman
Charles "Randy" Creel, Jr. Owner of Randy’s Cycle Service & Restoration in central Virginia has over 25 years of automotive repair and technology experience & is an ASE certified Master Technician. Since his early teenage years and throughout his automotive career, he has repaired and restored motorcycles as a hobby. His love of motorcycles became his livelihood in 2001 when he opened Randy's Cycle Service which specializes in full restoration of vintage Japanese & British motorcycles from the 1950s to 1980s. All facets of restoration are handled by Randy in his shop including engine rebuilding, electrics/wiring, carburetors, paint, plating, polish, fabricating, welding, machining, and wheel rebuilding. When not restoring motorcycles, he’s riding his 1974 Honda CB750K4 customized for long distance touring or his 1962 BSA A65 Star Twin. He can also be found restoring vintage tube radios. In the shop you’ll find his wife & business manager, Ursulina Creel, working by his side.
Taken December 2011
Randy & his current personal hobby of restoring old tube-type radios
Taken November 2012
Revitalize the Spirit & Beauty of your Classic Bike
Located in beautiful Central Virginia since 2001
8175 Black Walnut Run Road, Rhoadesville, VA 22542 USA
Service by Appointment ~ Closed Sunday & Monday
The Mid-Atlantic Region Premier Restorer of
Vintage Motorcycles from the 50s, 60s & 70s
Service Writer & Business Manager
Photo January 2016
In Loving Memory of Pepper
Fall 2001 to Nov 3, 2015
Photo July 2014
Pepper was born a humble barn kitten in Rhoadesville, VA, but her big Siamese cat personality and dominant presence wasn't limited by her 6 pound stature. Adored by Randy but feared by most, she lived a happy long life at Randy's Cycle Service.