Thursday, October 27, 2016

Jim McMurren R.I.P.

Jim passed away this morning at 5:00 AM. Jim lived a wonderful life with his loving wife Nancy and their beautiful family and a huge group of friends who loved and appreciated him immensely.  Jim fought a savage illness for a good number of years but always had a smile and a laugh to share.
My sincere condolences to his family and all you friends of Jim who will so sorely miss him.

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Roger De Coster, "The Man" Puyallup, Washington Mid 70's

 Roger De Coster in the early 80's. I took this photo at "The Superbikers" Carlsbad , Calif.
 These shots are from Puyallup, Washington in the mid 70's Trans Am Race. Track is a bit muddy, not bad for the miserable N.W. weather, the sun is out and it is not raining ! Roger was chasing Pierre Karsmakers on the factory Honda and got a little mud build up on his googles...
 So he pitched them and soldiered on without them.
 He was pretty close to Karsmakers (right).

 The tracks were fairly smooth and very fast. The crowd came to see De Coster and Brad Lackey.
 Roger rippin'
 Karsmakers Factory Honda.
 Marty Smith? Team Honda
 Honda Factory Rider , Chuck Sun?
Bad Brad flying the USA Helmet.

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Exciting ! New ! BSA will be back in 2017

 Indian M/C manufacturer Mahindra, just payed $4.1 million for the BSA Brand. Resurrecting old brands must be easier than creating new brands from scratch, even if the old brand is known as "Bastard Stopped Again". I have been the proud owner of  BSAs, so I can't complain about the brand. Royal Enfield was different however, they actually bought the tooling and reproduced the funky old single. Fortunately, Mahindra did not buy any old BSA tooling for the likes of  B50s or B25s, thank God ! But a Classic BSA Gold Star 500 single from original tooling, might appeal to a whole bunch of us old fogies. I am not so sure a water-cooled, Indian made ,750 twin with a BSA badge will excite anyone on brand recognition alone. Look at the 500 and 750 Indian made Harleys, a complete failure worldwide. No one wants to throw a leg over those crapcicles. You really have to have something that is really cool and inventive and good value for money to even come close to being successful in this hugely competitive motorcycle market. Good Luck BSA, I hope you come out with something Brilliant, Sexy and Affordable.

1973 Trackmaster 175 Yamaha Special

Trump gets the real woman vote !

Thee Wheel Fun


Greg Hancock wins his 4th World Speedway Championship...

and he is 46 years old, in possibly the most intense motorsport there is. 
Greg cut his Speedway teeth on the rough and tumble tiny bull rings of So Cal and it has definitely served him well. He beat the world's best who are all more than half his age. And he is not giving up, he wants at least one more Speedway World Championship. Go Greg !

Read all about his big win in this weeks Cycle News.