There’s no new story right now, but I spent some time fixing things. The index was updated to include the last three stories I entered, and Mush Emmons was given credit for a photo he took. I caught a few typos as well.
The new story on the blog-site is a re-publication of the fifth of a series of “Beyond Racer Road” stories from the late 1970s Cycle magazine. This one is Cook Neilson’s recounting of his and Phil Schilling’s adventures in the 1976 racing season. You can find it on the page VM. Beyond Racer Road 5 – the Hot Rod is Born.
I have finally finished and published the story of our trip to Birmingham, Alabama. It’s a bit longer than most of the stories in this blog, but it’s not to bad at about 2,000 words. Y0u can find it at the page titled VN. Barber Vintage Festival 2016.
I published the page October 18th but failed to make a post to announce it. Duh. The story is a comparison of racing gear commonly used in the 1970 versus what I see the Superbike and MotoGP riders using today. Look for the page “Race Gear, Then and Now.”
Photographer Phil Aynsley helped me locate some of the research material for today’s story. You can see his beautiful work at http://www.philaphoto.com/imageLibrary/index.php.
I’m trying something new starting today. I will try to post a new story every Thursday (U.S. Time Zone), hopefully before 5pm Pacific Time.
Today’s story is about the bikes used in the American Motorcyclists Association Superbike races during the first four years of the class. It’s a bit heavy on tech but it’s full of Superbike history. Look for the page titled “Early Superbike Iron.” As usual comments are welcome.
June 19th, 2014. This is some motorcycle road racing history, an interview with the first U.S. racer to win an FIM 500GP event. No, it’s not Kenny Roberts. Look for the story “An Interview with [mystery racing star].”
On Jan. 2nd, 2014, I added a page with the story of the 1978 Ontario 6-Hour Endurance Race. It was notable because it rained for the first five of the six hours. Look for the page “The Wet Ontario 6-Hour.”