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Does anyone remember the Yamaha motorcycle shop in Old Town?

This would have been early 70's. They were located on the sourh end of Old Town on 19. When we camped there we lived at that shop. I don't think they lasted too long but as a kid it was heaven for me and my dirt bike friends. Any history or what happened to them?

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  • ANUMBER1ANUMBER1 Posts: 12,505 AG
    I think that was Jacks cycles.

    I go even father back when there was just a Texaco station at the corner, prolly mid 1960's for me, they sold fireworks out of the back room.
    All kinds of mortars and things that went boom.

    I am glad to only be a bird hunter with bird dogs...being a shooter or dog handler or whatever other niche exists to separate appears to generate far too much about which to worry.
  • Soda PopinskiSoda Popinski GrovelandPosts: 16,302 AG
    ANUMBER1 said:
    I think that was Jacks cycles.

    I go even father back when there was just a Texaco station at the corner, prolly mid 1960's for me, they sold fireworks out of the back room.
    All kinds of mortars and things that went boom.

    I thought Jacks Cycles was in Sanford.   There was a motorcycle junkyard and then another place right next to it that sold used bikes.  
    You can't pet a dead dog back to life 
  • AC ManAC Man Posts: 6,977 Admiral
    No not even on the same coast of the state. Two different companies.
  • AC ManAC Man Posts: 6,977 Admiral
    ANUMBER1 said:
    I think that was Jacks cycles.

    I go even father back when there was just a Texaco station at the corner, prolly mid 1960's for me, they sold fireworks out of the back room.
    All kinds of mortars and things that went boom.

    That name sounds familiar. They weren't in business very long I think maybe two or three years.

    Yes there was the Texaco and on the next Corner was Green's grocery can't miss that! It is long gone now replaced with a restaurant and store
  • ANUMBER1ANUMBER1 Posts: 12,505 AG
    AC Man said:
    ANUMBER1 said:
    I think that was Jacks cycles.

    I go even father back when there was just a Texaco station at the corner, prolly mid 1960's for me, they sold fireworks out of the back room.
    All kinds of mortars and things that went boom.

    That name sounds familiar. They weren't in business very long I think maybe two or three years.

    Yes there was the Texaco and on the next Corner was Green's grocery can't miss that! It is long gone now replaced with a restaurant and store
    do you remember the tung oil tree orchards in Capps and the processing plant?
    I am glad to only be a bird hunter with bird dogs...being a shooter or dog handler or whatever other niche exists to separate appears to generate far too much about which to worry.
  • FishingpervertFishingpervert Deltona, FloridaPosts: 1,010 Officer
    edited March 2020 #7
  • AC ManAC Man Posts: 6,977 Admiral
    edited March 2020 #8
    No, Old Town Dixie County on Highway 19 North of Chiefland.

  • AC ManAC Man Posts: 6,977 Admiral
    ANUMBER1 said:
    AC Man said:
    ANUMBER1 said:
    I think that was Jacks cycles.

    I go even father back when there was just a Texaco station at the corner, prolly mid 1960's for me, they sold fireworks out of the back room.
    All kinds of mortars and things that went boom.

    That name sounds familiar. They weren't in business very long I think maybe two or three years.

    Yes there was the Texaco and on the next Corner was Green's grocery can't miss that! It is long gone now replaced with a restaurant and store
    do you remember the tung oil tree orchards in Capps and the processing plant?
    You lost me there I go back to Dixie County to about 1968. I am aware of boaters and Pilots that brought in other forms of vegetation among other things.
  • FishingpervertFishingpervert Deltona, FloridaPosts: 1,010 Officer
    edited March 2020 #10
  • capt louiecapt louie citrus countyPosts: 10,672 Moderator
    Jack's cycles is South of Perry on 19. Just took a 4 wheeler there awhile back.
    "You'll get your weather"
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