Wednesday, May 8, 2013

John Henry # 3

San Diego's own Floyd Emde. Motorcycle racer supreme in Flat Track, T.T. and Road Racing.
Floyd was one of the foremost racers of the 40's, winning the 1946 Pacific Coast T.T. Championship,a stunning victory at the Milwaukee Mile and a dominating ride over the largest field ever, to win the 
1948 Daytona on the beach. Floyd's dad was a motorcycle racer and a motor cop and his son 
Don also won the big Daytona race. Floyd had a thriving M/C dealership in San Diego for many years.
Here Floyd gets down to business on his 500cc Ariel Red Hunter at the Corona 1/2 mile in 1946.