Friday, April 29, 2016

Die Hard #90 I love this guy

Loudon, 1970 with the Motor Co. Factory XR750  up front with Mark Brelsford AMA GNC #87 showing the way around on the opening lap. Check out #90 on a TT Bike giving them hell. He is in front of the Factory Triumph Romero #3 and Harley Factory #1 Mert Lawwill. I dont know how he got on from here but his opening salvo was the stuff of heros. Brelsford blew up and Nixon Factory Triumph #9 went on to Victory. Loudon was traditionally a tight 1.1 mile Road Course and sit up and beg bars were not unusual in years prior to this but, he is definitely the die hard in this National.

Nortons hot in Washington 1966


Sunday, April 24, 2016

Saturday, April 23, 2016

The Purple One

The only guy ever, to look cool on a crappy little Honda 400 Twin . And he rode it well in Purple Rain. And he wrote Nothing compares 2U which will always be an incredible song, made famous by Sinead O'Conner. Rest in Peace your Purpleness.

Slant Six Record Breaker