Brim’s Imports is a vintage motorcycle shop disguised as a used car dealership, and chances are you’ve never heard of the place or its proprietor, Tom Brim. If you’re in the market for a rare vintage motorcycle, however, it may behoove you to give Tom or his brother, Ralph, an old fashion phone call. A website does exist, brimsimport.com
, but its for searching the inventory of late model car and truck parts — the cash flow supporting Tom’s motorcycle obsession.
Brim’s is located in Kenton, Ohio (population: 8,021), and its motorcycle inventory is spread throughout three locations along West Franklin St. Within these buildings is stashed an eclectic collection of restored and original condition Ducatis, Excelsior Hendersons, Harleys, Hondas, Indians, Nortons, Triumphs, etc. Moto Guzzi Airone, got it, Triumph Hurricane, yep, Indian board tracker, check… Oh yeah, the Harley XR Evel Knievel jumped in Wembley Stadium, uh-huh, he’s got that too!
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