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1975 Wards-Montgomery Silver Fox

#1 2015-06-29 8:42pm

dirtycat
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1975 Wards-Montgomery Silver Fox

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1975 Wards-Montgomery Silver Fox

A real piece of early BMX history !!!

I bought this off Craigslist because it reminded me of my first new bike - 78 Murray Dirtycat. Did some research and discovered it to be a Silver Fox. Sold by Montgomery-Wards ( similar to Sears, JC Penny, Service Merchandise ) in the mid-70's, it is similar to the Yamaha Moto Bike of that era. The Silver Fox was actually built by a company that produced mini bikes - Fox Corporation in Janesville, Wisconsin.   

I plan to restore it to rideable condition and show it at some of the bike shows in Tennessee next year. Not aware of any shows in the Huntsville, AL area where I live but hopefully I can make it to the Indiana shows where I spent my first 45 years.
Any additional info you may have on this bike would be greatly appreciated.




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#2 2015-06-29 10:23pm

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Re: 1975 Wards-Montgomery Silver Fox

I've always wanted to see someone take one of these, and make it kick ass... Be that guy?


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#3 2015-06-29 11:45pm

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Re: 1975 Wards-Montgomery Silver Fox

That's a nice bike there. Where at in Tn? My wife and I got married in Gatlinburg


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#4 2015-06-30 4:00am

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Re: 1975 Wards-Montgomery Silver Fox

I remember Montgomery Wards. You have to be pretty old to remember them. lol

Nice find sir. cool


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#5 2015-06-30 7:28am

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Re: 1975 Wards-Montgomery Silver Fox

I have a vision- bright orange with Motomags and motorcycle knobby tires! Very cool bike! Congrats!


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#6 2015-06-30 12:58pm

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Re: 1975 Wards-Montgomery Silver Fox

Thanks for the comments !!!

I'll be 48 in November. Can't remember what I did last week but clearly remember my bikes as a kid growing up in Lafayette, Indiana. Moved to Huntsville, AL 2 1/2 years ago.

There are bike shows in Mufreesboro and Cleveland Tennessee. PM me if you want more info on the shows. Let me know if you know of any shows later this year.

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#7 2015-07-01 6:06pm

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Re: 1975 Wards-Montgomery Silver Fox

We had a Monkey Wards in our town growing up. My mom worked at Kmart so we shopped their more. Anyways, cool bike for sure. looks to be complete.

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#8 2015-07-02 10:30am

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Re: 1975 Wards-Montgomery Silver Fox

Dig the patina on this one!  smile


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#9 2015-07-02 3:06pm

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Re: 1975 Wards-Montgomery Silver Fox

Very cool find!

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