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Vintage Drag Bikes on FB #679690
01/02/17 11:00 am
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There's a new FB page called

Vintage Drag Bikes Of Days Gone By

-- lots of British iron.

Last edited by kurt fischer; 01/03/17 10:39 am.

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Re: Vintage Drag Bikes on FB [Re: kurt fischer] #679852
01/03/17 10:47 am
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Some examples:

"Boris Murray, early mid sixties we think"


"Glenn Grazias: My dad had two crashes on the Parasite.
One was at Vineland speedway he shifted at a spot on the track where the oval track meet the drag strip causing him and the bike to become airborne when he hit the pavement he got in a speed wobble and down he went. The other one was at Lancaster drag strip Goodyear was developing a motorcycle drag tire they gave him the slick. On the first pass the tire grew so much it looked [hooked?] the back wheel and thrown him off at the worst spot on the track top end he slid through the traps and was clocked at estimated speed about 145-150 with no bike. He walked away from both accidents with out any broken bones. He does have scars from being burned."














Last edited by kurt fischer; 01/03/17 12:40 pm. Reason: added captions

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1968-70-71 Triumph TR6R Bitsa - 1969 Triumph TR6R - 1971 BSA A65L - 1973 Triumph TR5T
2005 Ducati MTS 1000S DS - 2012 Ducati Hyper 796 - 2014 Kawasaki ZX1000
Re: Vintage Drag Bikes on FB [Re: kurt fischer] #679854
01/03/17 11:05 am
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Could not see the pics untill now since I am not on FB. Thanks for posting Kurt. bigt


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Re: Vintage Drag Bikes on FB [Re: Peter R] #679867
01/03/17 12:44 pm
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You're welcome, Peter, thought I'd post a sampling here of the many pics already posted there. I've added a couple of captions in my picture post above. Mention was made of Vineland Speedway (New Jersey) -- that was the site of my first road race, in 1964, production class on my 305 Honda street bike.



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2005 Ducati MTS 1000S DS - 2012 Ducati Hyper 796 - 2014 Kawasaki ZX1000
Re: Vintage Drag Bikes on FB [Re: kurt fischer] #679875
01/03/17 2:36 pm
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Thanks for the pictures Kurt, I too can't get access to FB. where was the garage shot above?


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Re: Vintage Drag Bikes on FB [Re: Kev.] #679883
01/03/17 3:20 pm
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Kev, not all the pictures on that page have captions. Sorry I can't replicate the whole site smile I'll put some up now and then that I think might be of interest. Others here who visit FB might do the same?



Kurt
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2005 Ducati MTS 1000S DS - 2012 Ducati Hyper 796 - 2014 Kawasaki ZX1000
Re: Vintage Drag Bikes on FB [Re: kurt fischer] #679949
01/04/17 9:25 am
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Raise your hands if you (or one of your big brothers) had one of these...



(hand raised)

Last edited by GrandPaul; 01/04/17 9:26 am.

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Re: Vintage Drag Bikes on FB [Re: kurt fischer] #680201
01/06/17 9:28 am
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Kurt
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2005 Ducati MTS 1000S DS - 2012 Ducati Hyper 796 - 2014 Kawasaki ZX1000
Re: Vintage Drag Bikes on FB [Re: kurt fischer] #680286
01/06/17 9:47 pm
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dam farcebook anyway..that link demands you signup/sign in, grrrr, I might hit somebody with my walker.

When the page is wanted to actually be seen be people in the Other World, the banner comes up leaving a few inches to peer in, but, DUH, I noticed that if'n I click on any picture it opens in a new tab without the bloody diaper, I mean banner and one can see the whole page!
PROGRESS!!!

But not with that page, not your fault I'm sure.

But thanks for the pikkies Kurt, really nice stuff.

Re: Vintage Drag Bikes on FB [Re: kurt fischer] #680306
01/07/17 8:38 am
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Kurt
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2005 Ducati MTS 1000S DS - 2012 Ducati Hyper 796 - 2014 Kawasaki ZX1000
Re: Vintage Drag Bikes on FB [Re: kurt fischer] #680478
01/08/17 1:56 pm
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2005 Ducati MTS 1000S DS - 2012 Ducati Hyper 796 - 2014 Kawasaki ZX1000
Re: Vintage Drag Bikes on FB [Re: kurt fischer] #680504
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I would love to have seen -- and heard -- this one run:


Last edited by kurt fischer; 01/08/17 4:44 pm.

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1968-70-71 Triumph TR6R Bitsa - 1969 Triumph TR6R - 1971 BSA A65L - 1973 Triumph TR5T
2005 Ducati MTS 1000S DS - 2012 Ducati Hyper 796 - 2014 Kawasaki ZX1000
Re: Vintage Drag Bikes on FB [Re: kurt fischer] #680727
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2005 Ducati MTS 1000S DS - 2012 Ducati Hyper 796 - 2014 Kawasaki ZX1000
Re: Vintage Drag Bikes on FB [Re: kurt fischer] #680750
01/10/17 11:41 am
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Your posts are some of the coolest things I have seen in a long time, thanks for sharing.


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Re: Vintage Drag Bikes on FB [Re: towdoctor] #680775
01/10/17 2:33 pm
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Originally Posted By towdoctor
Your posts are some of the coolest things I have seen in a long time, thanks for sharing.


Glad you like 'em, doc. That's a small sample of posts on that page, several added every day.

Hubert "Sonny" Routt's Triumph Double Engine Drag Bike


Kurt
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2005 Ducati MTS 1000S DS - 2012 Ducati Hyper 796 - 2014 Kawasaki ZX1000
Re: Vintage Drag Bikes on FB [Re: kurt fischer] #681038
01/12/17 12:52 pm
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My recent built double engine Triumph LSR bike is on that FB site...So Brit Bike is properly represented grin


650 Triumph modified production LSR record holder 133.1 MPH... Twin 650 engine Triumph LSR that goes sorta fast...
Re: Vintage Drag Bikes on FB [Re: kurt fischer] #681067
01/12/17 5:57 pm
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NOW were talken!!



Old file photo, maybe in England

Cheers~Bob


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Re: Vintage Drag Bikes on FB [Re: Bob~NJ] #681141
01/13/17 6:54 am
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Hy Kurt
nice thread this is..... lots of fancy stuff
about the last pic: Its the famous Red Porsche Killer fun-drag bike of local comic artist Roetger Feldman here in north Germany. Should google for the race against the Porsche of his manager years ago. Was a big happening for motorheads.
He also created couple of other freakout ikes, like the Dolmette, a dragbike fired by 24 Dolmar chainsaws.
If you are interested in his bike related comics, google for Broesel Werner.
And, by the way, his brother Andy is a BSA guy with some quite odd bikes,like a M 20 V-twin called Vampire.
cheers

Re: Vintage Drag Bikes on FB [Re: expresidente] #681177
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Originally Posted By expresidente
Hy Kurt
nice thread this is..... lots of fancy stuff
about the last pic: Its the famous Red Porsche Killer fun-drag bike of local comic artist Roetger Feldman here in north Germany. Should google for the race against the Porsche of his manager years ago. Was a big happening for motorheads.
He also created couple of other freakout ikes, like the Dolmette, a dragbike fired by 24 Dolmar chainsaws.
If you are interested in his bike related comics, google for Broesel Werner.
And, by the way, his brother Andy is a BSA guy with some quite odd bikes,like a M 20 V-twin called Vampire.
cheers


Thanks! Internet search turned up lots of good info and pictures on the Red Porsche Killer.


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2005 Ducati MTS 1000S DS - 2012 Ducati Hyper 796 - 2014 Kawasaki ZX1000
Re: Vintage Drag Bikes on FB [Re: kurt fischer] #681203
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AJS A7R on methanol





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2005 Ducati MTS 1000S DS - 2012 Ducati Hyper 796 - 2014 Kawasaki ZX1000
Re: Vintage Drag Bikes on FB [Re: kurt fischer] #681406
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"Here's a great shot of Alf Hagon warming his slick getting ready for a run. Awesome bike with the V-Twin supercharged JAP, like the huge sprocket on it as well."

(But no mention of the BSA ... .)


Kurt
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2005 Ducati MTS 1000S DS - 2012 Ducati Hyper 796 - 2014 Kawasaki ZX1000
Re: Vintage Drag Bikes on FB [Re: kurt fischer] #686759
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[Linked Image]


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2005 Ducati MTS 1000S DS - 2012 Ducati Hyper 796 - 2014 Kawasaki ZX1000
Re: Vintage Drag Bikes on FB [Re: kurt fischer] #686769
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Triumph with stepped engine set up is different, like to see the other side.


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Re: Vintage Drag Bikes on FB [Re: konon] #686819
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There is a bsa drag bike at John Lanstroms Bluemoon cycle in Atlanta. I've got pics somewhere......


Gaggle of BSAs
a Honda
an old BMW
and a Montesa
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Re: Vintage Drag Bikes on FB [Re: konon] #686858
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Originally Posted by konon
Triumph with stepped engine set up is different, like to see the other side.


The Facebook poster asked if anyone knows anything about the twin Triumph. (Barn Job next to it.)


Originally Posted by Semper Gumby
There is a bsa drag bike at John Lanstroms Bluemoon cycle in Atlanta. I've got pics somewhere......


Yes, please!


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