7/9/08

The old good time



TWO-WHEEL ANTIQUES
These snappy bikes were displayed by the Antique Motorcycle Club at their recent convention in Fishkill, N. Y.
1911 Triumph with two speeds, belt drive and gas lamp belongs to Triumph Corp. of Baltimore.
Henry Wing, Jr., with his 1928 Douglas TT. a formidable English racer of the period.

George Metzger demonstrates 1917 one-cylinder Cleveland for its owner, T. A. Hodgdon.
T. A. Hodgdon, vice-president of the Club, puts a lucifer to gas headlight on his 1916 Excelsior.
Closeup of twin-cylinder engine. 1918 vintage.
Unrestored 1907 Indian torpedo machine belonging to John Miceli of Darien, Conn.
1924 Nera-Car was a pile of junk; owner L. Risoli restored it in only three weeks.
Eleven-year-old Donald Wing and his 1903 Indian, the oldest motorcycle in the Club.
H. D. Simonds’ 1907 Yale can still do up to 35 mph on its original set of tires.




Packing Thrills in a Motorcycle T.T. Track

by WALTER E. BURTON
ONE of America’s newest and most exciting sports is misnamed: there should be an “N” between the initials of T. T. racing, for there are few forms of excitement that contain more high-explosive qualities than this motorcycle pastime.
A T. T. race is an American, and usually a miniature, version of the famous Tourist Trophy races held yearly on the Isle of Man. It is a motorcycle contest packed with thrills, spills, dust, speed, breath-taking moments and a lot of fun for everyone concerned. It looks like an elaborate and noisy way of committing suicide; but surprisingly few bones have been broken in such competitions. In fact, women riders frequently tackle the milder parts of a T. T. course.






Rider “Tailored” to Motorbike to Set 170 m.p.h. Record
WHEN J. S. Wright, present motorbike record holder, makes an attack on his 150 m.p.h, record established last year, he will ride a machine which represents the last word in streamlining.
To such an extent are the streamlining principles carried out that certain parts of the cowling were built with the rider on the machine, much as a tailor fits a suit to a customer.
The power of the racing motor has been boosted to deliver well over 100 h.p. by the use of a supercharger, and it is expected that this motorcycle will reach a speed in excess of 170 m.p.h.

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Frank

Peter Pafalvi Gallery part 2

Concentration before the race for phil Read 

this week is on the track, Peter made these shots on various tracksduring the 70th, like Mallory Park, Le Mans, the Tourist Trophy , the Dutch TT, Charade and Dijon. 

enjoy the Gallery