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Old 01-27-2009, 06:33 PM   #46
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Couple more good ones
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Old 01-27-2009, 06:48 PM   #47
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Ohhh Yahhhhhh !!!!! A sweet triple!!!!
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Old 01-27-2009, 07:18 PM   #48
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Raced this year at BUB.



1955 BMW R50. Managed 105, with 104... two way average for a record in 500 A/VG.
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Old 01-28-2009, 09:40 AM   #49
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Raced this year at BUB.



1955 BMW R50. Managed 105, with 104... two way average for a record in 500 A/VG.
This is the bike Len from Autobahn put together, correct??
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Old 01-28-2009, 06:25 PM   #50
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Old 01-28-2009, 07:23 PM   #51
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How about a CB350?

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Old 02-04-2009, 06:42 PM   #52
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Here's a one from back in the day.

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Old 02-05-2009, 12:04 PM   #53
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I've looked through these posts and haven't found anything on the man that I associate with Bonneville, Don Vesco. Haven't been able to find a good picture of the Silver Bird but Don broke the 300 mph barrier in 1975 with a twin engin TZ750 Yamaha.

I bought my first streetbike, RD350, from Don Vesco Yamaha in 1972 and used to hang around just to see the racers that would show up.

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Old 02-05-2009, 12:32 PM   #54
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Kreidler 50 cc record breaker

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Old 02-05-2009, 01:25 PM   #55
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Not a speed record holder, but I read a story once of a guy that rode a stock version Kreidler Florett from one end of A1A to the other. It took a while.
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Old 02-05-2009, 03:29 PM   #56
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I've looked through these posts and haven't found anything on the man that I associate with Bonneville, Don Vesco.


Don Vesco


He was evidently still at it in the late 1990's:




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Old 02-05-2009, 04:40 PM   #57
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Yup. The Turbinator was actually a wheel-driven car. He set his last motorcycle record with twin Kawasaki turbo bike. When I bought my bike, there was a twin Yamaha 350 (TR's ?) streamliner on the showroom floor. At that time Vesco's mechanics were wrenching some of the fastest Yamahas anywhere. I remember the mechanics rolling out TZ350 powered flat trackers and testing them in the parking lot. I would see these that weekend down in South Bay at the races.
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Old 02-05-2009, 05:03 PM   #58
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Don Vesco was the man..no doubt
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Old 02-05-2009, 05:17 PM   #59
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Haven't been able to find a good picture of the Silver Bird but Don broke the 300 mph barrier in 1975 with a twin engin TZ750 Yamaha.


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Old 02-05-2009, 05:52 PM   #60
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MeRide - what's your history with drag racing? You seem to know a lot more than your average old skooler....


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