Monday, May 31, 2010

BAER PUTS TRIUMPH IN MAIN AT SPRINGFIELD

Congratulations to the Bonneville Performance race team and rider Shawn Baer for being the first to put a Hinckley Triumph in an AMA National Mile. It was also the first time since Gary Nixon won it on a T100 back in 1966 that a Triumph has been in the main event at the legendary Springfield Mile. We'll have a full race report from the team up later this week.

(#32 Shawn Baer earlier this year at the Arizona Mile. Photo courtesy Poppa Wheelie)

Friday, May 28, 2010

GARY NIXON ON THE MILE

From the Mahony Photo Archives: This weekend AMA GNC racing returns to the "Fastest Mile in the World" at the Illinois State Fairgrounds in Springfield. Bonneville Performance rider Shawn Baer will be trying to put a Triumph into a main event at Springfield for the first time since Gary Nixon did it back in 1966. Here's Nixon focused and styling through the turn at the Sacramento Mile back in 1967. For ordering info contact Mahony Photos.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

FOUND AND LOST


Found this on ebay awhile back. An awesome old school 70s iron-on transfer. Looks to be John Hateley. I bought it but then was informed that the tranfer was damaged and was not going to be sent. I got my money back but was bummed out to say the least. A real Goonies moment...I found the treasure only to have it snatched from my hands. Anyone ever seen this design before? Know of any lying around somewhere?

Saturday, May 22, 2010

INFO WANTED

Found this over on the VFT site and thought maybe someone out there would have the info...

I was hoping you could post some pictures of a motor I recently acquired. It is supposed to be one of Chuck or Larry Palmgren's old motors. I am not looking to sell it rather obtain some information. It is stamped with the numbers "T140 WEBB", underneath those are the numbers "RM 2 974". It also has "WEBB and N" on the front motor mount. It has a breather on the timing chest and a lot of extra fining on the top of the head. Any info any of your readers had would be much appreciated.

Thank you, Steve Royer
stever@brookledge.com



Friday, May 21, 2010

BUDDY ELMORE

From the Mahony Photo Archives:

Buddy Elmore on his #79 Triumph back in 1966. For ordering info contact Mahony Photos.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

FLAT TRACK BIKES FROM THE WAY SOUTH

Here's a note we received from New Zealand...

"My name is Tony Garry, I use to work for Robbie Stevens at his motorcycle shop in Dunedin NZ when I was younger and was fortunate to own and race these 2 bikes. I didn't realise what I had til years later when I met Jim Kelly in Australia wrenching for Springer at a race meeting in 1996. Jim said he built the bikes for Harry D Foster, 4 of them. He knew where 2 were and lost contact with the other 2 till he met me. I wish I still had them. I raced Moto X and speedway sidechairs and when I got the trackmaster first(1987) I was so surprised at the power and the awesome handling. All I can say is those 2 bikes taught me how to slide. I submit these pics as you said you were looking for some on your site. Use what you want, cheers guys.

Tony Garry"



Thanks for the photos Tony! Hope the hip is better.

Friday, May 14, 2010

EDDIE MULDER COMING AT YA!!!

From the Mahony Photo Archives:

Eddie Mulder at Ascot circa 1970. For ordering info contact Mahony Photos.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

BONNEVILLE PERFROMANCE ARIZONA MILE PHOTOS BY MARK KUCERA

Here are some photos of Shawn Baer on the #32 taken by Mark Kucera at the Arizona Mile a couple weeks back:





Wednesday, May 12, 2010

BONNEVILLE PERFORMANCE YAVAPAI DOWNS RACE REPORT


Here's the report from the Arizona Mile from BP's Bill Gately:
"We qualified 20th overall and ran 6th in the heat race after a bad start. We got a front row start in the semi but got a bad start because we were forced to line up on the wet muddy section of the track. We made some gains but Shawn stated losing ground in the turns--we had a fuel transfer problem every time he leaned the bike over. It would light up as soon as it got into the straight away. We missed the show but are ready to make it up at Springfield."



Photos provided by Bonneville Performance

Friday, May 7, 2010

DON CASTRO - FEET UP AND FLYING!

From the Mahony Photo Archives:

Don Castro...feet up...tucked in...what a great shot! For ordering info contact Mahony Photos.

Thursday, May 6, 2010

NEW BONNEVILLE PERFORMANCE STREET TRACKER

Here are some photos of Bill Gately's latest creation...1200cc Bonneville for the street:





Wednesday, May 5, 2010

TRACKMASTER TRIUMPH FOR SALE

Posted May 3 on VFT:



Triumph 750, T 140, Trackmaster frame, Frist Glass Glass, Barnes Wheels, 35mm Ceriani's, Works shocks, steering dampner, TT pipes, one race on new Goodyears, Engine mods are 4 plug head, 10 1/2 to one Mapps pistons, 490 cam, RD springs, 38mm carbs, 5spd tranny, all the good stuff runs excellent. $7000 firm. call 405-819-7663