Monday, May 31, 2010

Happy Memorial Day

The Wing Nuts want to thank all the Soldiers, Sailors, Marines, Airmen and Coast Guardsmen for everything they have done for this country. Please take a moment during your bbq and beer drinking to remember the men and woman that made the ultimate sacrifice for our country and why you have the day off from work.

Sunday, May 30, 2010

1947 Triumph 3TU Experimental

After an email about this bike, I did a little research on my own. I still don't know much about it but found this pretty good pic. Looks like a 300 of sorts with Indian style body work. Anyone know anything about these? Where any produced? Do any exist?

Early Trumpet

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Dixon...The Greatest Little Show on Earth

I highly recommend this show and swapmeet. We attended last year and it was fantastic. Great people. Great bikes. And a super great swap. The Wing Nuts will be there. Come say "hi" at the NLAMC Booth.

Paint store cowboy

Monday, May 24, 2010

Happy Birthday Adeline!

My little girl turns four today. Is that too young to master a foot clutch, tank shift combo?

Sunday, May 23, 2010

A ride taken by one is still.....

a ride. Well know one took me up on my ride offer today, so I went at it alone. Just me and the Flathead. I took a nice long loop through Santa Clarita, Agua Dulce and Acton. Rode Sierra Hwy and Escondido Cyn. It was a relaxing spin and the Flattie performed well despite a little neglect on my end. The culmination of my ride was an interesting one at that and thing thing that may gain more response next time. I stopped at Vasquez Rocks to enjoy the view. I often ride there to take in the scenery, look for Vasquez' gold and ride a dirt road. But today I was in for an even greater spectical. As I parked in the far end of the lot, I observed a group of four young women trying desperately to start a portable generator. Since I like watching people attempt simple tasks and fail I decided to watch. They finally got the generator started and plugged in the only appliance they had. A hair curler! All that for a hair curler was crazy to me. Then it struck me, they were going to do a photo shoot. So now I was really interested and began to pay close attention. After dollying up the red head, they took off over the rocks. Well naturally I followed on foot and to my surprise, ole Red was buck naked! She was posing naked there on the rocks. They quickly spotted me and began talking loudly about my presence. How dare they try to make me feel bad! It was a public park and the spectators on the rock formations proved it. So after 30 minutes or so of watching, I left. So next time I ask who wants to go on a ride, I expect more takers. By the way Dave, I gave her your card.

Saturday, May 22, 2010

1948 Triumph T100 Tiger For Sale?

It kills me to say this, but I think my 1948 T100 is for sale. The FLANDERS RISERS ARE NOT INCLUDED! Sorry I promised them to Wes if I ever sold the bike. I'm not sure how much, so if you are truly interested send me an email at I don't mind shipping out of the US of A but it would be at your cost. Email me with questions.


Ride anyone?

Anyone feel like going on a ride Sunday? Let me know we can pick a meet location and a time. Nothing big, just grab a meal or something.

I believe this is Abe as well.

I remember this jersey from a post a while back. This I would say is Abe as well. Now I need to know his name. So Doc git on it!

Friday, May 21, 2010

One crazy cat.

Dig the jersey. Dig the beard. Racers got out of this guy's way based on fear alone!

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

A little help....again. Ohio Racers

Ok once again I call upon the masses to help identify these riders. Specifically the middle rider. All's I know is this. Post war evident by the Hudson in the background, so at least 48. Possibly into the early 50's. This is also in Ohio. The riders participated in hillclimbs and flat track. This one is important so please help to identify these fellers.


Monday, May 17, 2010

The Gathering

How bad do you want the pick of the litter?

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Some of you have noticed

I have received emails and it has been brought to my attention that I have not been posting daily as in the past. For this I apologize. I get so easily distracted these days. I want to provide you with the best blog possible and I make every attempt to do so.......ooooooo a butterfly!

1939 Oakland Racers

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Ted Evans on Facebook

I received and email today from Ed Evans, Ted's son. Ted is now 91 and spending his days on Facebook. The family would love for people to go on Facebook and share stories and pictures. Just go onto Facebook and do a search for TED EVANS MOTORCYCLES. There are some pretty cool pictures up already.

Do you know?

Without cheating can you name these to famous Nor Cal racers?

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Lamar Barron #39 and who's #77?

Doc you are always good at identifying the racer. A little help for Ev and the family?

Monday, May 10, 2010

Girder Gal

Ain't nothin' like a Triumph Two Piecer with a girder front end!

Sunday, May 9, 2010

These girls will ride anything!

I don't have a friggin' clue what these gals are riding. A little help. European? Any one?

Happy Mother's Day!

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Motor Maid, Cops and a Biker

I started with the LAPD, Motor Transport Division in June 1966. I worked as a civilian in the motorpool at Parker
Center. It wasn't named that as William Parker was still the Chief. I enjoyed seeing Jack Webb come by from time to time to visit with our Chief. A pretty exciting place to work for an 18 year old.

Well I remember a Motormaid that worked parking enforcement on a trike, who rode to work every day on a 1950's green panhead dresser. She parked at the end of a car parking area in the lower level. All who rode to work on civilian bikes were allowed to park there for free......... Well it was mid 1966 and I was watching all the
officers and employees intently. Lots of stuff to see. I remember seeing two 220 lb motor officers bitching to each other that they weren't going to get one of the new, electric start bikes..............And I remember that little 5 foot tall Motormaid, at the time in her late 40's. She finished her shift each day about 3 pm and kicked her
panhead to life with no problem or complaint. And I remember thinking that those two, big, officers were whining...............I hope they didn't do it in public. Not a pretty sight... I soon decided that trying for the academy, like my pop wanted me to...........was not in the cards... I didn't like the attitudes and macho BS.... Lots of cool cops, but lots of jerk cops. I liked the garage, the bikes and cars. I didn't much care for firearms..........or wrestling idiots into submission. At the time I weighed 160 lbs dripping wet.........

I always remember the red headed Motormaid and her green panhead. She seemed very cool for a lady old enough to be my mom.......


Cool story. Wish I knew who sent it to me. I thought I'd share it with all of you.