Ferdinand Porsche said Tazio Nuvolari was the greatest racecar driver of the past, present and future.
The guy was an animal. Busted up in crashes he’d crawl back on the seat or in the cockpit (he was a motorcycle racer before he turned to four wheels). He raced from 1930 to 1950. He raced for the big European teams and usually did well in Grand Prix, road race and Le Mans races.
In testing a 1925 Afla, he crashed when a gear box locked up. He took a severe gash to his back. Six days later in bandages and a pillow strapped to his stomach he was lifted onto a motorcycle by mechanics and won a race in the rain.Add a comment
SnowGoer magazine carried a five-page story in their November 2018 issue on my RXL SnoPro racer kit for Indys from 1983 to 1997. The story was written by the builder, Jeff Oberg from Alexandria, MN.
Go buy that issue before it leaves the newsstands.Add a comment
This weird looking motorcycle thing is going to be part of my forthcoming new YouTube video on the hows and whys of flat track sliding. This thing is a sliding demo device. This teaching aid is a bunch easier than using a real, heavy, unwieldy motorcycle in a studio. One of the concepts the video will cover is “Chop/Drop/Squirt,” the very secret to sliding.
More race promoters are including non-traditional classes in their programs and other promoters offer nothing but run-what-ya-brung classes. The nuttier racing is the more spectators eat it up. I mean, what flat track spectator wouldn’t enjoy watching high bar choppers trying to negotiate an 1/8th or ¼ mile track?
One of the classes almost always offered is the “stock” Sportster class. Most customers who are into this are using 883 and 1200 Evos. They order a front wheel conversion kit from me to use on the rear so they can get flat track tires (which only come in 19”) to handle the dirt tracks. Oh they’ll put on DT bars, bolt on some number plates and pull the silencers but that’s about it. Hooliganism is catching on in California, Inner mountain west, Texas and in the East. Photo by Kiley Yee, parts guy at High Desert H-D in Idaho.Add a comment