Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Pre Unit Ironhead

Thanks to Vorhese for pointing this thread out. Pretty cool idea. It's amazing how cooler an Ironhead engine looks when it's not unitized. IMO Ironheads are arguably the most homely HD engine. This could almost pass for a generator Shovel, one of my favorites.

World's Slowest Indian

Friday, August 21, 2015

Sunday, August 16, 2015

Yamaha's 60th

I know I'm a week behind but the little kid in me was thrilled to see Justin Barcia and the rest of the Yamaha JGR Team running the original yellow paint scheme for Yamaha Motor Co's 60th anniversary. Just like Bob Hannah. So cool.

Justin "Bam Bam" Barcia - 2015
Bob "Hurricane" Hannah - 1979

Speedway Park - 1971

This photo is thought to be taken in 1971 at Speedway Park in Albuquerque New Mexico. The photo was taken when my sister's school friend Jerry Liggett won a drawing for a Yamaha GTMX 80.

Based on the paint scheme I think this may actually be a 1973 model. I think the photo could have been taken in mid-1972. Below is a portion of the 1973 Yamaha dealer brochure.

Thanks to Dwight Crapson for sharing the photo.