This week’s blog story is a collection of experiences with tires. The basic theme is: tires can make a big difference. See the page WN. Tires Matter.
Dee and I picked up her son Russ and the three of us went to the Annual Barber Vintage Festival at the Barber Motorsport Park in Birmingham Alabama, October 9-11. We met some nice folks, some of them famous (or notorious), and saw some really cool motorcycles from today and from years gone by. See the whole story on the page “WN. Adventures in Alabama.”
The story on standards, page “WO. The Standards are Back,” has been updated to include Triumph, who should never have been left out in the first place.
There’s a new blog story this week, but first Book News:
We’ve been to Texas, to the Sacramento Mile and to Laguna Seca in California. I’m working on setting up appearances in S. California and the Pacific Northwest. Next, however, we will be in the Deep South at the Barber Vintage Festival near Birmingham, Alabama, October 9, 10 and 11. I’ll be signing copies of my book “Racing the Gods.” I don’t know exactly what hours, but we will be somewhere in the Vendor Row at the top of the paddock area. I’ll post more details as they become available.
This week’s story is about the resurgence of the “standard” motorcycle, also known as a naked bike. At one point the standard bike almost disappeared as manufacturers made more tightly-focused niche bikes. It seems the standard motorcycle has made a come-back. See the page WO. The Standards are Back.
Just a little thing, really. After reading the page about my endurance racing experience, Mush Emmons — my co-rider in the 1975 Sears Point Three-Hour — put his memory of that race in a Facebook reply. I took the liberty of adding it to the end of my page in this blog. Go to page “My Endurance Racing Experience” and scroll down to see the neat photo and Mush’s memories of the race.