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Motorcycle Drag Racing Flashback

Published on May 31, 2016 by   ·   1 Comment

Dragbikes have evolved quite a bit over the past half-a-century or so. Here is how it all began.
Motorcycles often outran cars in the 1950s and early 1960s. Here is Walt Ross on the drag strip at Fremont, Calif. in 1965. He was in his 60s at the time of this photo. Note the safety equipment a rider wore back then versus today. Ross held many speed records at the Bonneville Salt Flats too.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 







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  1. TONY NICOSIA says:

    HI JACK KORPELA DO YOU HAVE ANY PICTURE OF ME & STORY OF ME SET OVER 150 WORLD & M/C DRAG RACING IN AMDRA , IDBA . AHRA & NHRA , PLUS WINNING HUNDREDS OF RACES , ISET MORE THEN 47 RECORDS AT FREMONT RACEWAY . I SET RECORDS AT LOINS DRAG STRIP LONG BEACH ,CA . IRWINDALE RACEWAY CA. , FONTAIN RACEWAY CA. ORANGE CO . RACEWAY , IRVINE , CA . CARLBED , CA. BAKERFIELD RACEWAY , CA. GAINSVELLE . BOWING GREEN , KY. 10 RECORDS AT ST LOUIS RACEWAY MO. SOUTHLAND , RACEWAY , LA. RACEWAY . SANAIR INT. RACEWAY , ST . PIE , CANADA CHOFU , JAPAN . IST .12 BONNEVILL WORLD LAND SPEED RECORDS & 2 WORLDLAND 1 HOUR CLOSE CIRUIT RECORK FOR KAWASAKI MOTORS CORP. , CA. ATCO RACEWAY , NJ . RACEWAY , NH . & TO MANY MORE TO LIST .




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