This week’s story is about Mototrans, a Spanish company that made Ducati singles under license from Ducati. It should interest Ducati fans, especially Ducati Bevel fans, and especially especially Ducati Bevel Singles fans. It might interest other people too. Look for the page “The Last Bevel-Drive Singles.”
Good news, everyone! I have found a publisher for my book, Octane Press. Their web site is octanepress.com. They are planning for a April 2015 release to coincide with the MotoGP and MotoAmerica races at COTA in Austin. The title will be “Racing the Gods. A Ducati Superbike Racer’s Story.”
This also means I can lift my restriction on publishing parts of the book on this blogsite. This week’s publication is an excerpt from the book. Look for the page “YX. The Heat Race (an excerpt).”
It seems no matter how hard I try to get a story out on Thursday I’m late, That makes it Friday by the time I get it published, and Friday is a poor time to do that. So I’m shifting to Monday next week. That way if I’m late it will be Tuesday which is still an OK time to publish.
This week’s story is mostly written by Larry Lawrence, with some personal notes added by me. It’s about John Williams, who raced for Dale Newton after I stopped racing.
I updated the “Fathers and Sons” page to add three families who somehow were left out of the initial story last week. But the main announcement of this post is to announce this week’s page, titled “YZ. In Memory of SSMark.”
I’ve added a trio of omissions to the page “Fathers and Sons.” These three sets, Kenny Roberts and Sons, Reg and Jason Pridmore, and John and Chris Ulrich, were originally in my list of father and son racers but somehow got left out of the final copy. Sorry about the omissions.