Tuesday, September 14, 2021

University Honda

Gilbert Eaton started the University Honda in 1959 and ran it until 1967, when James Tenneson and Terry Saxlund bought it. Terry Saxlund sold his portion of the company in 1981. The shop shut it’s doors in 2011.


University Honda - 1967

Dewey’s 1937


Dewey’s circa 1937. I had no idea Dewey’s was open pre-war. Anyone know what brands they carried pre-war? I’d love to know what year they started selling Triumphs.

Wednesday, August 4, 2021

Bob Hannah





Seattle Cossacks

There are thousands of photos and videos of the Seattle Cossacks online. This one sums up one of my favorite aspects of the team. Family.



Tuesday, August 3, 2021

Econoline

My dad had a Ford Econline pickup we affectionately called the “Dorko.” I was never a fan. I know they are “cool” now but I’m not buying it. It did get my dirt bike to a place I could ride it, I loved it for that. That said this, is the closest one ever got to being cool.

Below - my brother Rob’s first motorcycle a 1971 Kawasaki 125, the first motorcycle in our family my 1974 Yamaha GTMXA 80 (which I still own), the “Dorko” and my Grandparents. Such a great photo!



Sunday, August 1, 2021

Wednesday, July 28, 2021

Seattle Cossacks Rest Stop

Unidentified Seattle Cossacks make a quick stop at the Summit House, Snoqualmie Pass Washington. Rob & I made the same stop with our two bikes on the trailer  on July 4 while returning from a show in Cle Elm. 






Tuesday, July 27, 2021

New Mexico Motorcycle Patrol

On March 14th, 1933 the Legislature created the New Mexico Motorcycle Patrol. They were formally inaugurated on August 5, 1933 with a chief and nine patrolmen. The program only lasted two years due to a high rate of patrol accidents.



Sunday, July 25, 2021

Saturday, July 24, 2021

1928 Indy Winning Miller


I recall getting this Scholastics book in the 2nd grade. I fell hard for this 1928 Indy winning Miller. I absolutely studied this page, ultimately deciding it must be the most beautiful race car ever built. All these years later I’m pretty confident I was right 

Wednesday, July 21, 2021

Jimmy Phillips

These photos of legendary racer Jimmy Phillips were recently shared by his daughter Andrea.

This photo shows a pre war frame with a post war GP style engine. Notice the square alloy cylinder developed for use in RAF generators used on British WWII bombers.

This photo shows Jimmy as an amateur notice he’s running number 98 rather than 8.

This bike and photo appears to be pre war.




Monday, July 19, 2021

Bill Jensen

Seattle Cossacks member #19 and TT ace Bill Jensen. The pictures are not great but they do at least exist.

“Wild” Bill Jensen running in 2nd behind another unidentified Seattle Cossacks racer at Jolly Rogers 1945. Bill at the same event below.



Friday, July 16, 2021

Class C

Eddy and Byrd McKinney at Ascot with a brand-new 1935 Harley-Davidson RLDR with one-year only Art Deco paint job.



Friday, July 9, 2021

Oregon T100R

Posted by Bill Brown: “ Not sure if I've posted this before or not but it's a pretty cool picture of a very unmolested T100R. Picture is captioned Madras (Oregon) 3/4 mile timed runs. It's dated '52 but we know thats wrong as this model was not available until '55.”



One of my all time favorite motorcycles and semi local.

Tuesday, June 8, 2021

La Bajada Hill - 1920’s

Automobiles on La Bajada Hill, south of Santa Fe, New Mexico



Photographer: Sam Hudelson
Date: 1920 - 1930?
Negative Number: 008225

Saturday, May 22, 2021

First Stunt

It’s not a very exciting one but I drove my first stunt in a show today.



Sunday, May 2, 2021

Seattle Cossacks - One Moto Show 2021


The Cossacks did 5 shows over the weekend at the One Moto Show. The venue this year was the Zidell Ship Yards in Portland, mostly to support a more socially distant open air environment. We had a good time and met a lot of cool moto people that had never seen us before. I finally got my uniform too.

Monday, April 19, 2021

Carlsbad

Carlsbad GP. I raced this track in the early 80’s. The town was crazy into motocross at the time. We all got smoked by a Suzuki factory mechanic that weighed about 275 lbs. I can’t imagine how fast that guy would have been if he was fit. I remember standing in line at grocery store in my leathers and boots and a little old lady asking my if I thought Brad Lackey would win the world championship that year. I’m pretty sure the site where the track sat is now condos.



Thursday, April 1, 2021

Penton

Recently acquired spy photos near KTM headquarters confirm KTM is really planning to return to the Penton name for the North American market.




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