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June 27, 2009

1962 Honda Sweeps U.S. Grand Prix

Pictured: Kunimitsu Takahashi flashes to victory on a Honda in 125cc race at Daytona Grand Prix, with Gichi Suzuki taking second place – also on a Honda. Inset photo shows Takahashi scoring his incredible win in the unlimited open class on a 250cc Honda – racing against machines of over twice the displacement – and setting a new track record!

Honda Motorcycles shown with prices: Honda Hawk Model CB-72, 250cc, $640; Honda Super Sports 50 Mark 110, 50cc $275; Honda Benly, Super Sport Model CB-92, 125cc $495
1962 Honda Sweeps U.S. Grand Prix Motorcycle Racing Ad available at www.DadsVintageAds.com

Ad on the reverse side: Motobi Wins Grand Prix! Daytona International Speedway 1962 proves itself World’s Fastest Production Racer!

250cc race: 125km, 47 laps

1st Overall – Jesse Thomas, 200cc Catria Sport (Production Racer) The only production racer to win an event! With 64.956 mph average, it lapped the whole field…outrunning all other makes of 250cc special built factory race machines.

1st in Class & 3rd Overall – Bill Powers, 175cc Catria Sport (Production Racer)

125cc race: 100km, 37 laps

3rd & 4th – Jesse Thomas & Jim Kellogg, 125cc Imperial Sport (Production Racers) These two production racers came in right on the heels of two special built factory race machines!

Motorcycle shown: Motobi Catria

1962 Motobi Wins Grand Prix, Jesse Thomas 250cc Class Winner Ad available at www.DadsVintageAds.com

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