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on 10-26-2014 08:59 PM
Sal and Sonny were icons in the 60's and even later. I spent many nights there-street was packed with bikes in the heydey of british machines. Later on as bikes from Japan became more prominent and started winning races the shop kinda faded away. I spoke with Sal about 5 years ago in the shop, and we talked about mutual friends that raced and were working with me in California. I was glad to see Sal is still strong. God- those were the best days of my life.
Anybody remember Them I bought quite a few Bikes from him
He was a Friend & I even worked for him for a couple of Years.
on 08-01-2014 08:42 PM
Hi there, I am from Brisbane Australia and I own a 1966 Ducati 250 that has an original Ghost Motorcycles Sales Corp sticker on the rear tail light. Its been great reading about this iconic dealer ship and seeing the picture of Sal
on 06-29-2014 07:40 AM - last edited on 06-29-2014 08:32 AM by li-stevent
Yes I still have it. If you want to reach me e-mail to & use T shirt in subject line.
on 06-28-2014 11:13 AM - last edited on 06-28-2014 05:49 PM by li-pamela
Hi l am getting some off there old dealer decals made they should be on my website in the next week or so.
on 06-24-2014 08:47 AM
Sal leading the parade as Grand Marshall this past Memorial Day Weekend in a black BMW with Griffin, from Ghost and also a Vietnam veteran, riding in the sidecar!
on 06-10-2014 05:38 PM - last edited on 06-10-2014 07:58 PM by li-ornesh
Sal just turned 87-
He has terrible hearing but he always has his cell phone on...he is still driving a truck and side car regularly-just was the grand marshall in the Port Washington Memorial Day parade...
on 06-05-2014 02:07 PM
the rider was George Rocket. He won some major races on that bike including Watkins Glen. The bike was so fast, that someone protested and they pulled the head and measured. Came in at 174cc
on 04-14-2014 01:09 PM
on 03-24-2014 09:33 AM - last edited on 03-30-2014 03:34 PM by li-pamela
My name's Jean.
I remember Ghost I used to go to Ghost Mtorcycles with my husband, for years. Marty had a hot BSA. then he bought himself and me BMWs. Mine was a 250ccc. His was a 500. Ghost had a son, Wolfie, who was quite a good dirt rider. Is Ghost Motorcyles still there? I'm living in Pagosa Springs, Colorado. marty is gone.
on 10-31-2013 05:07 PM
rember it well. it had a distinct odor when you entered the building. smelled like rubber , gear oil etc. a row of bikes against each wall and a walkway in the middle that led to the parts dept. the parts guys name i think was bob, he was a crusty old salt with tatoos that had no use for anyone with long hair. a real right winger that hated hippys. he would vocally abuse them and throw them out of the store. there was storage just above the bikes, that was the second floor. it was only about 5 feet above the bikes. low ceilijg. there was another storage area down the celler. which had a outdoor entrance in the front of the building. only place around to buy parts for my 1970 triumph bonneville.
on 09-17-2013 09:05 AM
If I'm not mistaken, Steve Schweber - son of Seymore Schweber (Schweber Electronics in Long Island) was an investor
@ Ghost. I knew Steve and Seymore because I worked for Fairchild Semiconductor in Mt. View, CA - they were one our distributors of semiconductors in NY.
I still have a Ghost T shirt if anyone is interested
on 08-01-2013 05:14 AM
Sal is still going strong, selling Ghost paraphernalia on Main Street in Port, mostly during the good weather summer days, and there are a few bikes out on the street too and maybe you can get a deal.
on 03-09-2013 01:03 PM
on 03-08-2013 01:55 PM
I bought 3 or 4 motorcycles from Sal and Sonny - the last one I bought was a used Guzzi which conicidentally is what brings me to this page. I bought the bike in '94 and never titled it. I am now going to restore it and cannot locate the old title or the bill of sale. As I recall, Sonny told me the bike belonged to a friend of his and he was selling it for him.
If by chance anyone reading this board owned a '78 Guzzi LeMans that Ghost consigned for you, I would be very grateful if you would contact me about the possibility of getting a duplicate title. I live in Philadelphia now so dealing with the NY DMV is extremely problematic.