Friday, February 5, 2016

Francis Beart Norton 500 1967 IOM TT

 Buxom Beauty
 Mal Uphill lapped at 100.02 and was set to get second in the Senior chasing Hailwood on the Honda 4. A valve snapped off and the bike seized and ended his run and Bearts who conceded the Singles day was done. After many years as the ultimate Norton Manx tuner, he parked them and they were never seen to be competitive again in the big class on the Island.

350 and 500. Oh, those tanks !

Thursday, February 4, 2016

One bad spot - 500 miles long. Michigan's Jack Pine Enduro 1950

Jerry McGovern rode his H.D. 45 Enduro to victory over 298 riders from 18 States. The top twenty were made up of Matchless, AJS, BSA, Triumph, Indians and other Harleys. Known for it's challenging 500 mile course, this bikes pull handles indicate that there is a lot of pulling and heaving involved in finishing.

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Monday, February 1, 2016

1972 XR750 1:18th Maitso

Hold in your hand perfection.
Really nice version, right down to the period correct K-70s.
Look on Ebay and buy one, you will love it.
Best value for money XR in history.

Goodyear 1950


Sunday, January 31, 2016

The California Comet- Larry Headrick

 When Grand National Racing resumed right after WWII, Headrick a 26 year old from San Jose, California was on a roll with 26 big race wins. Most of which were on Miles.
 At the Milwaukee Mile he leads Hill, Albrecht and Brigance
Headrick drafted by Hill in the last 30 feet to win the 15 Mile National at Milwaukee in 1950.