Saturday, April 21, 2012

Where in Springfield?

The Royal Enfield dealer in Springfield, Massachussetts, was Walter T. Tarka, of 346 Parker St. Today the site is occupied by a house with too many trees to be seen from Google street view. Mr. Tarka seems to have sued the Commonwealth due to loss of business arising from a street construction project. He seems to have had an impact on the area. This article from the Springfield Union of April 25th 1948 talks about a race involving a Royal Enfield.
Then a new dealer appears on scene, the following ad is from April 22, 1950. The location is currently a parking lot.

1 comment:

  1. "Plenty of chrome!" Well, they have American tastes down pat, I suppose.



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