Thursday, July 16, 2009
VINTAGE RACING PHOTO - JOE LEONARD
Found this amazing photo on the Flat Track Thunder website. While Joe Leonard is most known for piloting his Harley Davidson to 3 GNC titles, he did ride a world famous Johnson Motors Triumph near the end of his motorcycle racing career. This photo is from the Sacramento Mile in 1962 when Leonard lost the lead due to a flat. Joe moved to full time automobile racing a short time later. One can't help but wonder if cars were on his mind when the photo was snapped. While his car racing career took off, he would not win another GNC race.