Groeger Special Tooling: 2000 and earlier

2600 Bay Road, Redwood City, CA 94063

Joe at work, Nov '99

Joe at work, Nov ‘99

Joe at work, Nov ‘99

This is Joe Groeger in 1999 scoping out the condition of the large bearing from the rear-end of a 1966 BMW R69S. It’s an example of the type of things that used to happen on Saturday mornings at Groeger Special Tooling. (He found indications of pitting on the race – the bearing was replaced).

Joe turned 95 in March of 2015. He still meets with a group at Groeger Special Tooling in Redwood City about 10 AM on Saturday mornings. They leave for brunch in Redwood City around 10:30.

 

2000

The S bikes: R1100S and R90S

The S bikes: R1100S and R90S

The S bikes: R1100S and R90S
more of the S bikes

more of the S bikes

more of the S bikes
more of the S bikes

more of the S bikes

more of the S bikes

Sometimes we ride newer bikes – even non BMWs! These shots were taken in front of the restaurant on Sep 30, 2000.

Beemers and a triumph

Beemers and a triumph

Beemers and a triumph
Beemers

Beemers

Beemers
Triumph

Triumph

Triumph

It must be Saturday…. you can tell by looking at the old bikes parked in front of the shop in early March, 2000.

Sometimes the group gets quite large. The following pictures were taken in January 2000 (before the rain started).

The group

The group

The group
Where's Dick going?

Where’s Dick going?

Where’s Dick going?
Nicky knows where the camera is

Nicky knows where the camera is

Nicky knows where the camera is
Discussions

Discussions

Discussions
Something funny must have been said

Something funny must have been said

Something funny must have been said
getting ready to ride

getting ready to ride

getting ready to ride
Dick want to take a picture

Dick want to take a picture

Dick want to take a picture
smile

smile

smile
smile, again

smile, again

smile, again

 

1999

Alan bothering Joe :-)

Alan bothering Joe :-)

Alan bothering Joe :-)
Joe with transmission cover

Joe with transmission cover

Joe with transmission cover
helping hands

helping hands

helping hands
Randy and Joe

Randy and Joe

Randy and Joe

Everyone is smiling at the end, so I guess Randy’s transmission finally got restored to working order.

After breakfast some return to the shop to work on some project or another. What kind of projects? Here are some examples:

Bill, at the boring bar

Bill, at the boring bar

Bill, at the boring bar
Joe checks cylinder diameter

Joe checks cylinder diameter

Joe checks cylinder diameter
Still checking cylinder diameter

Still checking cylinder diameter

Still checking cylinder diameter
Joe at honing machine

Joe at honing machine

Joe at honing machine

Chris

Chris

Chris
Chris, Again

Chris, Again

Chris, Again
Dick and Bill

Dick and Bill

Dick and Bill
Joe

Joe

Joe

Alan hugs his bike

Alan hugs his bike

Alan hugs his bike
He likes it

He likes it

He likes it

Marc on R69S

Marc on R69S

Marc on R69S
Red /2

Red /2

Red /2
Marc in System IV helmet

Marc in System IV helmet

Marc in System IV helmet

Dick sent me these pictures with the caption: Here’s what I’ve been doing with all those old cameras. Two of the three pictures are of me, but I’m going to post them anyway!