Friday, April 13, 2012

ASCOT REUNION not far away now

The Ascot Reunion is approaching rapidly and everyone is looking forward to a really fun time. Folks are flying in from all over the country and I'm taking my "American Racer" to get some more signatures of my heros from the Golden Era. Great photo of the Flea and Elliott Schultz going at it. Sammy will be enjoying the lime light and rightfully so. Elliott will be enjoying the show from his seat way up high.

Elliott Schultz really dominated Ascot during the Friday Night Series during '62 and '63 riding the Shell Thuet Royal Enfield. Sammy Tanner showed up at Ascot in 1959 and was very competitive right out of the gate and winning but his dominant years were '64-'66
Shell, Elliott and Aggy in the Winner Circle again. Shell's mechanical wizardry was famous from his scalding hot Indian Scouts but when he showed up with the weird little Royal Enfield and Schultz blew by everybody, Thuet's talents were considered genius.