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Old 01-21-2009, 03:48 PM   #16
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This was owned by Zach Reynolds,he was the grandson of RJ Reynolds.He had RC Engineering build this in 1970.It cost $5,000 for the motor in 1970!
He use to race it at the cabbage patch in Daytona before those coniving cabbage salesmen moved in. He hated tobacco.He was killed in a plane crash in 81.He had a bunch of bikes.

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Old 01-21-2009, 03:51 PM   #17
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I found this on EBAY a few years ago.It was run in 78 and 82 on the salt flats.

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Old 01-21-2009, 03:57 PM   #18
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This is Ed LaBelle.he did a lot of racing in the 60's.This is one of the Vincents he drag raced.


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Old 01-21-2009, 05:15 PM   #19
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EJ Potter, the Michigan Madman

Small block chevy in an Indian frame. He had direct drive to the rear wheel. Put it up on the center stand, rev the motor to 5 grand and push it off the stand.

His book, "Michigan Madman" is a great read.
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Old 01-21-2009, 05:21 PM   #20
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BTW, that's not the Hogslayer, that's Triclops. The Hogslayer is a twin engine Norton;

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Old 01-23-2009, 05:43 AM   #21
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EJ Potter, the Michigan Madman

Small block chevy in an Indian frame. He had direct drive to the rear wheel. Put it up on the center stand, rev the motor to 5 grand and push it off the stand.

His book, "Michigan Madman" is a great read.
Traction must have been a bitch!
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Old 01-23-2009, 08:31 AM   #22
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Don't know if this counts as "old school" but it's definitely homemade.





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Old 01-23-2009, 09:41 AM   #23
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Don't know if this counts as "old school" but it's definitely homemade.

Love the cam driven Hilborn fuel injection pump!
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Old 01-23-2009, 09:57 AM   #24
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Don't know if this counts as "old school" but it's definitely homemade.

Oh, and definately not "old school". Back in the day there weren't blast blankets. Real men took the cylinder chunk right in the chest and walked it off

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Here's a closer pic

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Old 01-23-2009, 11:19 AM   #27
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Rollie Free had everything he needed to get the speed record. I don't think they had such a thing as skin grafts back then so ATGATT wasn't in the lingo.
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...Back in the day racers made their bikes from scratch. Very few production parts were made for drag racing. Only a few years later you could build a drag bike from a catalog. But back in the late 1960's and early 1970's those racers were building based on drag strip experimentation and learning along the way. We forget this with today's computer aided design measures. It was so much more challenging then. And they had real disadvantages when it came to technology. For example, traction. Nobody was making wide drag slicks for motorcycles so riders typically smoked the rear tire all the way down the track or got lucky and hooked up along the way netting a quicker ET or higher speed. Somewhere around 1973 or so came the advent of car tire bikes, slipper clutches, wheelie bars, and other things that would take the sport to another level.

Keep in mind that drag bikes are yet another form of the diverse sport of motorcycling! Whether drag racing, land speed record seeking, on the dirt, on the road, the dirt track, the road racing track, etc. its all motorcycling!
Don't you know someone with an old school drag bike? Perhaps you could post some pictures of it.


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Don't you know someone with an old school drag bike? Perhaps you could post some pictures of it.

Someone already posted pictures of that old schoool drag bike
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Someone already posted pictures of that old schoool drag bike
Hmmmm...give me a hint.

BTW, have you seen these handmade martini glasses?



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