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April 8, 2010

Bonneville 1970 – It was the best and the worst of years.

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It was, as ever, a chronicle of tremendous effort, agonizing victory, and ever more agonizing defeat – and it went down in the books as the year of …The Changing Times.

Photos: Don Sliger, a consummate home-brew engineer, laced two killer-engines into an inflexible frame and went 203 mph; Robert Thomas’ supercharged 100-inch Sportster; Cast rear wheel of the big Sportster carries a typical Salt sprocket; Another machine of boundless potential – Rick Vesco’s supercharged ‘liner.; The price of performance – Leo Payne’s engine went lean, burned a valve; Old Bonneville campaigner Don McEvoy’s Triumph double – went 198, blew up;

Also included is article titled, “Who the Hell is Don Vesco?” – thus read last year’s T-shirts, when Don’s reputation for genius was only as long as your arm. Since then he has tuned for World Champion Kel Carruthers (“I should have been doing this all along!”), collected a pocketful of 350cc AMA speed records, and recently he has shattered the 4-year motorcycle land speed record with a drop-tank streamliner powered by a pair of Yamaha 350 engines running on pump gasoline, having endured a heart-stopping 252 mph crash a month before the attempt. Look at this year’s T-shirts. See the Superman emblem?

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March 31, 2010

1972 Touring: The Superstition Mountains and an R-75 BMW

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March 23, 2010

1969 Bird Bash – California cuties swap mini-skirts for maxi-bikes

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to show the boys that eggs aren’t the only things they know how to scramble…

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1969 Mel Bernstein’s Monster – Custom Harley

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From out of the depths of suburban New York comes a hard-tail Harley that could make it in a Frankenstein flick…

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1969 Motorcycle Hillclimbing – Up, Up and…Oops

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Why do some cyclists take unreal risks trying to drive their machines up nearly vertical hills? Because they’re there, that’s why!

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March 22, 2010

1969 It’s Unorfordox! – half motorcycle half racing car

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English sidecar addict puts together a way-out three-wheeler powered by a four-cylinder Ford engine.

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-Levy’s contraption is half motorcycle, half racing car. He built it to compete against another way-out machine based on Austin Mini.

-A 29-year old draftsman at the Ford plant in Dagenham, England, Levy works on and races Ford-ified three-wheeler in his spare time.

-Levy is never short of volunteers, mostly females, to ride sidecar. The co-rider shown here is 19 year old Jenny Berry, a secretary.

-Unorfordox is pushed to the starting line by the willing hands of spectators. It weighs 740 pounds, has an overall height of 26 inches.

-Top, the 1300cc Ford-Cosworth engine was completely reworked by owner. It features a set of dual carburetors. Above, frame is made of channel and tubular steel. Left, Jenny Berry is a little apprehensive before taking her very first ride on machine.

-Levy is never shor of volunteers to co-drive Unorfordox, and he makes it a point to always use birds

-Levy shows his new co-rider how to shift weight in turns. So far the machine has cost him $1680, exclusive of his own labor.

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1969 Eddie Martin’s MoneyMaker – Harley Custom Showbike

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Bike builder Eddie Martin lays the big bread on the line to build a show machine the right way and winds up turning his exhibitionist into a profit-making business.

…Eddie wound up making more than a few bucks, however. The Harley was chosen to appear in the movie “Turn On” and this nearly covered the entire outlay!…

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1969 Bashing Down to Brighton – London to Brighton Grand Prix

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English bike buffs whip out their ancient wheels every year for the London-to-Brighton Grand Prix.

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1972 Article: Touring Poland by Motorcycle

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Hay-Wagons, “Hedgehogs” and barechested Polizja!

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1972 Article on Buying a Used Motorcycle

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So, you’ve decided to buy a motorcycle and you think you wanted a used one… are you sure?

In these days of the phenomenon known as the disposable motorcycle the decision of whether to buy a new or used machine is not as simple as it used to be…

1972 On Buying a Used Motorcycle 4-Page Article available at www.DadsVintageAds.com

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