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Potomac Vintage Riders Club

Virginia British Motorcycle Club

Motorcycle Classics Magazine - check out our ad in the "Kickstand" section

"Visit Culpeper Virginia's Scenic Motorcycle Routes"  - Pick-up a copy of this great brochure at our shop
Home page: http://www.visitculpeperva.com

Motorcycle Virginia! - Scenic ride & resource information for the Virginia area

Open Road Outfitters - Your Source for Motorcycle Cargo Trailers, Campers,&  California Sidecar Trikes in VA

Mustang Motorcycle Club of America - A great look website devoted to this vintage American motorcycle

RariTee.com - Limited edition 'Sketch' Tee shirts of vintage motorcycle, cars & more
2.5 minute Video produced February 2009 by Randy Creel 
 "M715 in Action"
First Foray into Off-Roading                Top
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.  
"Frank 'N Jeep                   Top
A deconstructed 1985 Jeep Cheroke used in back-yard off-roading antics. Often mistaken for being an abandoned vehicle, Randy and his frends get hours of fun from it.   Driven by Rich Dionne.
"Frank 'N Jeep" and the "Ronco" go head to head!
VIRGINIA ADOPT-A-HIGHWAY                                           Top
       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.

Since 2008, we have collected 66 bags of trash!
OUR PRIVACY POLICY                             Top
      Your privacy is important to us that is why we will NEVER share or sell any information you provide us via this Website or in conducting business with us in person or over the telephone.  Any information we collect for any reason will be using only for our business purposes.  For example,  if you send us an email for a particular reason (like asking a question, restoration pricing, etc.) we only utilize the information in relation to your particular request.  
      To prevent unauthorized access, maintain data accuracy, and ensure the correct use of information, we have put in place appropriate physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect.  We take data collection and security of our Website very seriously.
      If you have any questions about our privacy policy, please contact us at (540) 854-0689 or via email at info@rcycle.com.

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IMPORTANT INFORMATION                      Top
RANDY'S PERSONAL PROJECTS                             Top
Taken May 2007 after picking it up from Kentucky
Angel, sitting on a set of sockets
RCSR in the News!                                         Top

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. 
June 29, 2008
Randy playing in the dirt with his "M"
1985 AM General M35A2 "Deuce and a half"                                                                        Top
This is a 2.5 ton military truck with a Continental multi-fuel LDT  465-1-C "Whistler" engine.  Restoration has just begun so check back for updates.   (July 2008)  
1-minute video created November 2006 of "Frank 'N Jeep"
 narrated by Randy Creel
Randy's 1985 Deuce and a Half going "topless"  ~  Photo taken March 2009
Randy's L-o-n-g Term Project                  Top

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
            Our Customer Area             Top

November 2003 class
March 2004 class
   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.  
   Topics discussed: 
  • changing oil, filter, and brake fluids
  • oiling and cleaning chain
  • tire and wheel maintenance
  • tools
  • basic electrical information
  • buying a used motorcycle
  • basic trouble shooting 
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 
Early Days of Randy's Cycle Service              Top
Variety of Shop Pictures taken
May - Oct 2001
Re-powered with GM 396 C.I. Fuel Injected V8
TH400 Automatic Transmission
NP200 Transfer case
Dana 70 rear differential
Dana 60 front differential
Michelin XL 11.00-16 tires
6,000 lbs Empty weight 
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.
* We keep our customers regularly informed of the progress on their service or restoration with phone calls, emails, digital photos, & 1 to 6 minute digital videos of vintage bikes we have worked on or restored.
* We take the time to learn about you as a rider, your bike, its past, and what you want your bike's future to be.
* We give tours of our shop & work area.  Nothing is hidden from view and no questions goes unanswered.
* We provide written estimates that are detailed, accurate & good for 60 days.
* We provide personalized restoration & major service programs including 0% financing.
* We always test ride* our bikes before assuming they are fixed.
* We always follow-up with our customers to find out how the bike is operating.
Randy offers individual training classes at $90 hour
Please contact us for details & to discuss learning topics

Email: info@rcycle.com

posted June 2009
1967 Jeep Kaiser M715                                         Top
Randy & his friend Rich after a dusty ride on our trails.
   taken March 2008
Training Classes by Randy's Cycle Service                        Top
Randy, Pepper, and a 
1993 Harley-Davidison Springer
Angel in a sleepy snuggle with a 1975
Triumph Trident exhaust system
The Owner

"Four wheels move your body, 
two wheels move your soul."  
Not sure who said it, but we like it
1946 Jeep CJ2A "Willys"
When it arrived, December 2009
After removing the top
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 Randy as a young rider in 1982       and            here in 1983.                        Trail riding in Ohio - Aug 9, 2014
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In Loving Memory of BOC (Big Orange Cat)
? to Sept 11, 2010
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.
Dec 2007
Dec 2009
Our sweet buddy will be missed
  Charles "Randy" Creel, Jr.  Owner & Restoration Craftsman
The Shop Cats                 Top  
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This page was last updated on: October 21, 2020
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DATES THE SHOP WILL BE CLOSED                                    Top
Each year the shop will be closed for these holidays or events:
Directory of the ABOUT US page
This page is a mix of business & personal information. 
We hope you find this page & our entire website informative & entertaining.  

  • Randy's personal, non motorcycle Projects
         (including short Videos)
     - 1946 Jeep CJ2A "Willys"
         - 1967 Kaiser Jeep M-715
         - 1985 AM General M35A2 "Deuce and a half"
         - 1971 Mazda 1200 pick-up truck
         - 1985 Jeep Cherokee Frank-N-Jeep
         - Vintage radios
Photos taken Nov 2007
Randy standing by the Customer 
Entrance door

 Restored bikes against our wall of Awards & Ribbons earned at various bike shows.
Sorry, we do not source or stock parts or bikes. 
Fee-based Technical or Restoration Help is available
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      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.                                                              
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In Loving Memory of Pepper
Fall 2001 to Nov 3, 2015
 Photo July 2014
 Photo 2002
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.
Located in beautiful Central Virginia since 2001
8175 Black Walnut Run Road, Rhoadesville, VA 22542 USA

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