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.