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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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1971 when Don Vesco smashed the world’s motorcycle land speed record at Bonneville…

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…it was FE PLUS that kept his engines turning to 10G’s and 251.924 mph!

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February 8, 2010

1963 USMC Daytona Report – Yamaha’s new 250cc Rotary Valve Twin proves its mettle in first outing

Cover: USMC Daytona Winners at rest

Contents: Road Tests: Triumph Bonneville T-120 TT Special, Ducati 250 Monza; 200-Mile National Enduro; They rode the suicide saucers -the fantastic era of board track racing; Road Angel in Africa pt. 2; Scooter Test: Cushman Eagle; Rider Profile: Don Vesco – USMC Daytona Winner; Triumphs for 1963; Top Men in Europe: Chris Vincent – sidecar maestro supreme; more

1963 May Cycle World Motorcycle Magazine Back-Issue available at www.DadsVintageAds.com in the “ Motorcycle Magazines” category

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February 5, 2010

1976 Don Vesco & Crew with KONI equipped Yamaha Streamliner – land speed record 303.812 mph

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Koni – World’s fastest cycle shock!

Pictured: Don Vesco and crew with the KONI-equipped twin-engined Yamaha Streamliner that set AMA land speed record of 303.812 mph and FIM mark of 302.928 mph at Bonneville Salt Flats, September 28, 1975.

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November 3, 2009

1971 Engines: Yamaha 350, Builder: Don Vesco, Average Speed: 251.924 MPH

Road Tests: Norton 750cc Commando Street Racer, Honda SL350 K1; Features: Shattering the pessimists- Gary Nixon and Yvon Duhamel at Mallory’s Race of the year; The Shriner Motor Corps; Competition: Bonneville Speed Week; Who the Hell is Don Vesco? – if you don’t know who the hell he is, you’ve been where the action wasn’t; Romero and Triumph Win it All; Technical: The ins and outs of your transmission; more

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September 12, 2009

2003’s Hot New Bikes – Kawasaki ZX-6R, Ducati 749, BMW K1200 GT & More

1981 February Motorcyclist Motorcycle Magazine Back Issue available at www.DadsVintageAds.com in the “Magazine Back Issue Index” category

Special- New Bikes 2003: Kawasaki ZX-6R, ZX-6RR, BMW K1200GT, Aprilia Tuono, Supersport 1000DS, Ducati 749S, Triumph Speedmaster, Dakota 4, Gas Gas, Yamaha TT-R90 ER, Big Dog Chopper, Aprilia Atlantic 500, Honda ST1300, Yamaha FZ1;; Features: Dodge Tomahawk; Don Vesco 1939-2002 King of the Salt Flats;; Race Watch- Nothing left to prove – Jeremy McGrath retires

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Condition: Good

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February 14, 2009

1969 Don Vesco El Cajon CA World’s Fastest Two-Stroke

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