Formerly owned by the Jackson 5,1973 Honda  ATC70 Frame no. ATC70-1002534

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Lot 169
Formerly owned by the Jackson 5,1973 Honda ATC70
Frame no. ATC70-1002534

US$ 8,000 - 10,000
£ 6,600 - 8,200
Amended
Formerly owned by the Jackson 5
1973 Honda ATC70
Frame no. ATC70-1002534
• Custom paint and chrome accents
• Original shipping invoice to Motown Records
• Expired CA License plate "Jackson 5"

The Jackson 5ive, or Five, or 5 was a family group formed in 1964 in Gary, Indiana – first there were three brothers Jackie, Tito and Jermaine, then three younger siblings Marion and Michael. Entering the professional music scene after a round of talent shows and club appearances, they released two singles with Steeltown Records starting in 1967. In 1969, they signed with Motown. And the rest is history... including selling approximately 75 million records!
'What Is It?' asked Honda's advertising brochure of the 1970 first year ATC 90, a three-wheel 90 cc, 4-stroke, All-Terrain Cycle – in reality a 'fat tire' trike with one wheel up front and two in the rear. 'Just a revolutionary off-road vehicle destined to launch a whole new industry that will sell more than 6.5 million machines' (an industry sales estimate from launch to August 1999.) The ATC's 'sensitive' handling dynamics would ultimately kill-off the 3-wheeler in favor of the
4-wheeler, or ATV.
In 1973 Honda offered an 'economical little brother to the popular ATC 90 intended for youngsters', the ATC 70 complete with foot guards, exhaust spark arrestor, 3-speed automatic clutch, low pressure 'SPWAMULAS tires (water, mud, land, sand, snow)' and flame decal on the tank. The one-year only machine came only in Daytona Orange – this one came as a gift directly from Honda (there is an invoice to that effect in the bike's history file) clearly with custom paint and much added chrome. The only unanswered question is why did the Honda Motor Company gift this ATC 70 to the Jackson 5?

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Formerly owned by the Jackson 5,1973 Honda  ATC70 Frame no. ATC70-1002534
Formerly owned by the Jackson 5,1973 Honda  ATC70 Frame no. ATC70-1002534
Formerly owned by the Jackson 5,1973 Honda  ATC70 Frame no. ATC70-1002534
Formerly owned by the Jackson 5,1973 Honda  ATC70 Frame no. ATC70-1002534
Formerly owned by the Jackson 5,1973 Honda  ATC70 Frame no. ATC70-1002534
Formerly owned by the Jackson 5,1973 Honda  ATC70 Frame no. ATC70-1002534
Formerly owned by the Jackson 5,1973 Honda  ATC70 Frame no. ATC70-1002534
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