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February 19, 2013

Skeleton Leathers

That means it’s Dave Aldana time! Racing with the best of ’em back in the seventies on the AMA Grand National Championship. An exuberant and daring style combined with a showy attire garnered him fame and success in a wide range of motorcycle races: flat track oval, speedway, motocross or road racing.

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Starting out as a newcomer for the BSA team with the likes of Dick Mann, he cut his teeth on the big Rocket 3 triple; the British Superbike of its day.

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Here’s a super line-up L-R: Jim Rice, Dave Aldana, Dick Mann then Mike Hailwood, and Don Emde all making up the ‘Wrecking Crew’. Then Mert Lawwill.

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He went on to race smashing looking Norton’s both on dirt…

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…or the road (track) the lovely John Player Norton. Truly sublime.

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Here he is in good form on that Birmingham Twin. Classic Racing.

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To be continued…