Saturday, February 25, 2012

Nelson Anthony Bettencourt Jr

Thanks Chris for the better picture. It's allowed me to see some better details. Bettencourt was a bicycle and Harley dealer from the Napa and Vallejo area. I'm not sure if this particular bike is the "Bettencourt Special" If it is, it is possibly a 45 in a single loop frame. Still would like to know more about this particular bike so any help would be appreciated.


drsprocket said...

Jedd, Don't know the machine but I do know this. Probally Knuckle by position and angle of pipes. Rear frame castings and stand are big twin. Front big twin frame loop in front of bulge and behind front pipe. Big twin oil bag and transmission. looks like '48 and up Hummer tank on this and the one behind it. Setup for dry lakes?

Flathead Jedd said...

Good to hear from you Doc.

Anonymous said...

Most likely a bike from Vallejo
HD... The Bettencourt's owned it.
Dealership was sold in 1970's.

Blind Melon

Anonymous said...

Nelson Bettencourt's bike "Bettencourt Special" was indeed a knucklehead and was definitely raced at Bonneville in 1955.

Anonymous said...

Sorry that should have said panhead