Archive for October 2010
The World’s Fastest Indian was on display at the San Luis Obispo Classic Motorcycle Rally on October 9th, 2010. It was started up and I was not in the immediate area, but started recording and ran towards it to get as much video (and sound) as I could. What an awesome sound!
It was great to be able to attend this event put on by the Central Coast Classic Motorcycle Club. I took over a hundred pictures and even recorded the Burt Munroe “World’s Fastest Indian” being run (Very Loud!). I also met Jim, a member of the Vintage Japanese Motorcycle Club, LA Chapter and watched him start his 1964 Honda CA72 (the 250cc predecessor to the CA77 305cc Superhawk). He started it with his hand, just pressing down on the kick start lever, the engine turned over and idled ever so nicely. A well tuned machine, indeed.
Here is the “World’s Fastest Indian”
And here is a picture of a Norton P-11 Scrambler. I have been looking all over the Internet for a picture of one of these, so I could write the story of when I was 14, but more on that later. Here is one I got to see in person:
And this one is for Larry, in Humble, TX:
And this is for Rod, in Spring Valley, who is restoring a couple old Yamaha 70′s dirtbikes:
This is for my Ducati fans:
I will close this post for now. I do have many more pictures, and I need to get to a better computer to merge the 2 movie clips I have of Burt Munroe’s Indian running, so I may upload to You Tube and then embed the link on here for all to enjoy! Have a great day and be safe!