Groeger Special Tooling: 2005

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 passed away in February 2020, a few weeks shy of his 100th birthday.



What should one do the day after Christmas… why take a little ride, of course. That’s what I did.

Pictures from Norine (and a few from Chris) taken at Joe’s annual holiday party. Good friends. Good food (but way too much :-) and good spirits.

Click on the image to your left to see some pictures of the usual suspects after brunch on Oct 15. Joe had and early breakfast so didn’t join us this day, being busy with various projects. Actually, these pics are just an excuse to play with the new camera!

Pictures from the 2005 Central Cal Campout and BBQ are on-line for your viewing pleasure.

Chris wrote up his trip report of his ride to the national rally and back. Click on the following links for the story, use your browser back button to return to this page.

Note: The original report was written in Word which is NOT web friendly. I used an automated tool I found on the net to convert the Word files to HTML. I suspect some things got lost in the conversion. Since Word doesn’t exist for my systems I have no way of knowing what the report was supposed to look like.

This just looks like Bob putting gas in his Norton 88 and Darryl playing with his new camera. Actually Bob is checking to see what parts have vibrated off the bike. It’s a Norton… that has to be done every so often. Darryl is ready to document the missing pieces.

Jim’s /2 trials and tribulations are seemingly never ending. Why else would he have to replace a clutch with less than 50 miles of use? While Jim was working on his bike Darryl and Scott found a slinger that shows the need to tear our engines down every so often.