Saturday, July 24, 2010

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Marty Dickerson

The Stranger

As a boy, I passed & stopped at the Thousand Oaks Honda dealership & peeked in on new models & enjoyed watching the mechanics.
My Dad had told me one of the wrenches held some land speed records on a 'Limey" bike.
Marty Dickerson is the living heir to the Rollie Free throne.
I think, I became reacquainted with at Dick Busby's funeral.
I talked to him again at the filming of the 'World's Fastest Indian'.
Herb Harris recently told me another story that solidifies this man's legacy.

When he was a young man he rode from coast to coast on his HRD.
In each town he passed the word that he was willing to street race the local champ.
He won in every town challenge across America.
His reputation preceded him & upon entering a new town, word had already spread of the 'Stranger's' arrival.

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Christian Audigier

This creep was in touch with a friend of mine, who is a vintage clothing dealer, a year ago & wanted to purchase my cuts collection.

Although the $$$ was insane, my conscience put a stop to the deal.

Mr. Audigier did get a HELL'S UNION book, and apparently, that was all the market research he needed to launch his new line.

I hope to meet him in person one day.

Glen Kyle Goshen 1957

Friday, July 2, 2010

Original drawing from The Vincent HRD Co. Ltd. 17 Jan. 1949

More JOHN REED admiration

John Reed is one of my heroes.

He has a homemade luge on his property, which is no longer operational, because after the 3rd crash at 50mph+ he deemed it unsafe!
Successful runs had taken him to much higher speeds.

He sent me these pictures showing the safety harnesses, with the excuse, he is now a senior citizen... look how high he is.

The Motorcycle Hall of Fame isn't enough for this kind of ruler.

Thursday, July 1, 2010