Tuesday, March 11, 2014
Henry Ford and Harry Ferguson liked to use children to demonstrate their tractor and three point hitch. In a day when ploughing required a team of horses and considerable skill, an 8 year old child on a small grey tractor made a large impact when they outperformed that combination.
Above, from Scoop Sports Annual 1982. (London, England: D.C. Thomson & Co. Ltd.)
In 1970, Mahoney partnered with Barry Sheene on a Gus Kuhn Norton for the Barcelona 24 hour race. In April he was crowned King of Brands after successfully competing in 3 classes: 250cc (TDIC Murphy Yamaha); 350cc (AJS Gus Kuhn 7R) and Unlimited (750CC Gus Kuhn Norton).
Tragically, he never fully recovered either mentally or physically from his injuries sustained in the 1975 spill at Brands Hatch. He passed away in 2006.
Monday, March 10, 2014
Copy of a business card from 1880, taken from the book Novascotiaman by Clement W. Crowell.
Published in 1979 by the Nova Scotia Museum, this is the story of the barque N.B. Lewis from 1880 to 1893 as compiled from a large collection of correspondence and ships papers found in the attic of Captain Frank Gullison of Beaver River, Nova Scotia.
Fujio Yoshimura and Craig Vetter pose with the Kawasaki-powered Mystery Ship, Vetter's first bike since the Triumph Hurricane of the early seventies. It was a intended to be 200 unit limited production run, only 10 were made of which 7 were sold. Two are on display, one at the AMA Museum in Ohio, another at the Barber Museum in Alabama.
Sunday, March 9, 2014
|Gene Gurney, The War in the Air, Crown Publishers 1962|
The three pilots, Gromov, Yumashev, and Danilin.