Archive for July 28th, 2013

July 28, 2013

“How fast ARE you gonna run?”

Here’s another go at speed records with a Cub. This time in ’59 when the wee Triumph was a fairly fresh model, a Triumph dealer in Burbank took the small moto, slipped it into a streamlined body and shit down the track at 139mph… What a missile-like body form can achieve.

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Bill Martin stands proudly with his sons Dale and Lonnie. Promotion through press and advertising held the typical motorcycle tenet: ‘Race on Sunday – Sell on Monday”

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“As fast as a Leopard!”
“Then let’s see you do it!”.    – from Gallipoli 1981