Good morning racers.
How's life treating you??
We had an issue yesterday on the way back to NYC.
Radiator had pin hole and keep over heating Brian's Suburban.
Every 20min, we kept putting water in it but getting worth and worth.
Probably pinhole became hole? and crack? whatever we couldn't see where exactly hole is.
Anyway we found repair shop in Petersburg, VA.
They order new radiator and shit.
In this morning we got the shop and tried to install it, they said
"Head gascket blew up already"
Long story short, we dumped the Suburban to junkyard and rent Budget 16 feet track.
It's always sad to get rid of your car but we didn't expect it happened so quick!!
At a junk yard in middle nowhere VA
Dead motorcycle has been sitting for a while
Lots of dead one in here
Junk car sits on another Junk car
pretty sad place
Bye Bye Suburban...
You took me Daytona trip couple times!!
#13 Brian Caufield
Oh, I forgot we just pumped the gas FULL TANK worth like $100!! shit!!
I saw so many nice vintage bike at race track.
Triumph, BSA, Norton, Ducatti, Harley and so on.
This year one team called M3 Racing hooled up this beautiful HONDA RS750.
Im not good at the history of this Honda RS750, but still I know this bike is super!
Early 80's Freddie Spencer was racer for Honda road race team
He needed the bike for Flat Track and asked Honda to make one for Flat Track
I think thats the story of how this RS750 was born
Oh, this sticker reminds me about HRC but early 80's HRC was just established and built RS750
Before the RS750 there was a NS750 though but didn't get good success
Ricky graham and Bubba Shobert took this RS750 and win mid 80's
#10L Macintosh McGrew
He takes this RS750 for Pro Twin class this year
Always shit happens in my life.
We got stuck in middle of nowhere VA.
Brian's suburban got pin hole on radiator...
Temp went up high!1
at gas staion
in side of radiator was... horrible rusty shitty.
We ended up to one small poor town in somewhere.
broken glasses everywhere
Welcome to United States huh??
But I found cool pickup truck though
Nice cute face she has
Every single glass has clack
get some fresh water from gardening hose, hope for the best.
We are on the way back to NYC.
What a beautiful week down in GA and FL.
5 races in a roll.
I really had good time down there.
But we have to head back to freezing cold snow storm NY... sucks!!
in the morning, lots of fog this area
8am in the morning at race track
typical american gas station coffee bar
There are no good coffee down South, so Brian gets mad.
Morning set up at #53 Brent Johnson's pit
Beautiful beautiful 1935 Ford Pickup Truck.
This is the photo of when this truck was back in '59
When this guy was 14
#35 Doc Batsleer, the young kid is him.
This truck is first wheel for him then still runs!!
What a cool pickup
#35 Indian which is his another wheel
M/T beautiful casting
Looks like put this socket on the lever
What do you call these? '60s hippy tiger stripe rug??
original moon dish
cool bent system, still wotks
#35 Indian, Doc's another wheel
Here are some histories
Old AMA sticker
This is another #55 Indian
#55 old school hand paint number plate
Wow!! this is really cool piece!!
details on hand grip
Tyler Scott is gettin really really faster every year
Scott Power Sports
yeah right? I understand. We came race track to race! but half of the day we have to wrench....
#102 Pete Wajda from Buffalo NY, he is super nice guy and great machinist.
#10 Brandon Green's pit
#20 George Wills did some morning run
#50 M.Brown's Triumph 500
Another #50 M.Brown's Triumph 750
#1 Pete Desantis Blutaco
#101 Pete's another Bul
#54a D.Bromley's KTM
Bromley's pit with KTM
6th street racing!!
93B Darryl Jakubowski
There are Indians,
Those bikes run Indian one make race.
That was good turn out. There were 51 heats and 6 or 7 semis!!
Resurfacing the track
#13 David Aldana with Triumph T-shirt, nothing wrong with that!
#35 Doc blew up his motor in practice...
Huge racing trailer
Hanzo came down to watch these races
#1 Brad Baker is wrenching his bikes
#44 Brandon Robinson
Nice Tiger cub!!
I love these old small unit Triumph
Gary Nixon used ride these cub and kick some ass!!
Paint by ???
love this T
#4 Chris Carr took the race but OMG what a mad skill he has!!!
Aldana took 2nd, he is fast too
Chris and Dave had good race on this Indian
Chris can ride any motorcycle and kick anybody's ass compeltely!!
What a great races these guys are!!
They must had fun on these bikes
Charlie Seals did good on this bike too!
What a great trip this "DAYTONA TRIP" is!!
People come all over the country.
Some people said It took more than 3000 mile!! Wow!!
We have had great race days so far.
Finally my bike set up good and I got 2nd in my 750cc class.
That was great to me.
Im really please about it.
Here are another bunch of pics from today.
In the morning 8am at Volusia Speedway
We changed "Summer time" so it was really dark in the morning
Famous George Wills's Harley
I love this vise grip trick to stop gas flow!!
Very cool primary cover. Love these casting racing primaries
What a beautiful motor!!
You don't wanna hear any bullshit from me
just see this
every single piece was meant to go fast!!
Pete's changing gear
Honda 1980 CR250
Im getting really like 2stroke Flat Track
I love these fins
These bikes must be fun to ride!!
Doug Young's Indian!!
Doug's BSA Gold Star
One of the best bike
Another Doug's BSA 250
Steve Bromley's bikes
#47 Charlie Seals
BSA A70 Trackmaster
Charlie's Harley 250
Gardner Flat Slide!!
#703 Hugh's rigid Triumph 500 brakeless!
6th street racing
#23 mine I mean belongs to Hugh but my ride
#13 Brian's Triumph
Cool air bottle
Another Harley 250
Yamaha XS with Shell frame
#13 Dave Aldana!! He took Bultaco today
#25a means... Shayna Tester!! and Joe Kopp
Shayna is gonna ride Triumph this year!! Yeah!!
They brought these 2 new Triumph to test with Joe Kopp today
We are so excited about she is gonna on Triumph!!
This is interesting
We are stayin this old school restaurant bar biker motel tonight
Another beautiful day finished!!
That was perfect day for racing.
Track was great, bike runs nice, people are super nice and weather is beautiful.
Do you need anything else???
everybody did morning wrenching
#7 Sammy Halbert
another morning pit
#9 Jared Mees's twin
#9 Mees's single
#91 Mike Martin's pit
Very American paint job
Cool bike for sale
#28 pit bike!!
Great pit bike
1960 Indian 30cc!!
30cc pit bike, very cool!
another pit bike
#63 Craig's new 250 Harley
#2 Bromly's pit
#44 Brandon Robinson
#65 Cody Texter
Nice old Ducatti 250
#91 Mike Martin
getting ready to go
Ready to go!!
Lowel Carson got 3rd!! Congrats!!
Sammy got 1st!
Mees got 2rd
Congrats guys, great race!!
We just finished AMA Vintage Flat Track 1st stage.
Track was super beautiful!!
Last 2,3 days we had rain here in Savannah, but turned it to beautiful track.
Personally I didn't have good race but over all still one piece so no complain about that.
We are heading down south to Daytona now.
We could join the All Star Race but we decided going down south and get good sleep for tmrw.
I took so many photos and I can't explain every single photos.
#15x Dave Atherton right there!!
What a gorges Norton it is!!
Hand shift Harleys #20 George Wills
another pit bike
Far guys racing wow!!!
Yammy RD!! I love these 2 stroke
Smoky 2 stroke!
Sonicweld BSA 250
beautiful bike, my favorite sonicweld!!
Nice paint job
Who is that??
This is my favorite pain job "Brakes are for pussys!!"
Beautiful job on his seat
#15x Dave Atherton
Cool isnt it??
Dave's Trackmaster Norton
Bike is sooooooo FAST!! and Dave is sooooooooooo FAST!!
Racing and wrenching all the time
Another wrenching is going on here Craig Estelle and George Rickmyer
#53 Brent Johnson's Indian
What a gorges bike this is!!
Brent did Canonball last year too
#1 no doubt!!
#1 KTM as well
#1 Brad Baker right there!
He is ready to go.
Very nice look
#102 Pete Wajda
Pete is one of the best machinist I ever known
Looks not so beautiful but runs amazing!!
Look at this Primary cover, so cool!
#50a Brown's Triumph
Sonicweld Suzuki 250 2 stroke
What a great bike!!
Gotta love these brakeless rigid Flat Tracker
this is for sale though
#26b Lowel Carson
#17 Chad Stewart
#1 Brad Baker
Race was canceled today cuz raining.
You can't win the nature.
We will have 2 headers races tmrw.
My friend Nori's '79 Triumph T140 special
I love these Mag wheels
This bike has a problem in gearbox.
We hear "kong kong kong" sound from gear box.
Probably top gear on lay shaft got missing teeth, I think
Here are gear box
Top main shaft
bottom lay shaft
taking off those gears
coming out whole gear box
you see something??
whole 5sp gear box
Clutch was old
thats why always stick together and there is a stress on lay shaft
Ready to go!!
We are on the way down to Savannah GA.
lil bit rain and shower here and there.
heard there was rain and specially pit was horrible muddy...
somebody couldn't get out from the pit.
hope clear soon!
have been sitting for 14h on back seat with these two grandpas.
This hook must be so heavy duty for sure
There are some brave guys riding with this weather to get down Daytona Bike Week.
There is another one
Trike with small trailer
I haven't got any good photos yet, so Im gonna post some flat track photos from Flat Track Museum.
1967 BSA Hornet with Trackmaster frame
I loooove this tank.
Isn't it very beautiful??
Nice heavy duty machined aluminum triple cramp
Gotta love BRAKELESS bikes
George Wills WR Harley has a sticker says "Brake for Pussys!!"
A65 egg motor with ARD mag
we don't see much these ard with BSA any more
Jorgy head, axtell crank, Sifton 390 cams
It's time to go down south to Daytona trip!!
Im done for this below 30degrees weather in NYC.
Can't wait to take off these heavy duty jacket!!
We just finished prep for all these racing bikes for the trip.
Some of them got whole rebuild the motor, some of them got modification, some of them got new paint etc.
#703 Hugh Mackie's SPARE bike
Trackmaster with 650 motor and mag wheels!!
#13 Brian Caufield's '65 Triumph frame with 750cc motor.
#703 Hugh Mackie's Main toy this year, rigid brakeless Triumph 500
#37 Markus Laine's Trackmaster BSA A65
#23 My Champion Triumph 750
Ready to Rock n Roll !!
7℉ out side in city...
Already March though?
There are some ice and snow on the street...
But we have to do prep for the Daytona Trip.
Im still working on some race bikes...
gotta finish in 2 days.
This is Hugh's new toy for 2014 rigid Triumph 500 brakeless
Kick some bikes and fire up them!!
make sure everything work
What did you find Hugh???
Kicking another race bike for Brian #13
We just put Duo carbs and Head for this year.
Gave her lil something
'65 Stock frame with trackmaster tank with TT pipe, very simple
This is another one for the spare
Look at the snow on the ground.
Freezing cold today but what can I do??
3 days to go!!
Can't wait to go down FL!!