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Old 02-14-2014, 10:26 PM   #2301
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Very rare pictures of the Teson & Bernard T/F Yamaha sent by Neil Tracy.
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Old 02-20-2014, 10:44 AM   #2302
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Elmer - Dragway 42, OH, late seventies, Rick Case Appreciation Day


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Old 02-20-2014, 01:10 PM   #2303
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Sorry, it was my first post.

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Old 02-21-2014, 11:57 PM   #2304
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Here is a partial pic of the Express Lane Beast. Does anyone know the history of this blown single-engine T/F bike prior to Crash running it? It dates to the 70's. Other pic is Bandido Coonass, never knew his name but he was a typical coonass, in other words a f'in blast, and a hell of a good racer, too. He was killed by a lady who backed from her driveway in front of him.
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Old 02-26-2014, 08:47 PM   #2305
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Thanks for the new posts guys. Welcome to the JJ.

That photo of Elmer's T/F double Harley goes back about 35-40 years. That is the small tire bike he raced before he built the big tire bike. It may have been his T/G bike possibly after setting it up to run on nitro. Not sure though.
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Old 02-28-2014, 12:44 PM   #2306
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Here's and interesting bike photo taken at Columbus in 1984. The bike was originally the Teson and Bernard TF that almost single handedly brought an end to the multiple engine bikes. The bike was sold to Chris Hand and then to Larry Hayes. The paint scheme had changed (from white) and the frame lengthened. If you look closely to the guy on the far right you'll notice it is Chris Hand, who is still racing today and was most recently inducted into the MTC 5 second club.
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Old 03-01-2014, 09:20 AM   #2307
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Quick question. Did Bandido Coonass run with the Original Fass Coonass?? [Archie]
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Old 03-01-2014, 08:39 PM   #2308
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Racepres: No, but I remember them having a hilarious banter about who the "original Fast Coonass" was. Both men had more personality than any ten men here in the North.
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I can only imagine...Archie is still a Hoot...I see him from time to time.
BTW...The Current Fass Coonass group is indeed something to behold as well!!!!
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Old 03-05-2014, 09:53 PM   #2310
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It is wonderful what is turning up on youtube. I stumbled across this video of Danny Johnson's V-8 Suzuki Fuel Bike in 1992. It had a very unique sound that I haven't heard in over 20 years. Ronnie Johnson is riding it I believe. Remember, this bike was NOT supercharged. Enjoy
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Here's a picture of Joe smith and his double engine TF Harley at Dragway 42 (OH) in the late seventies. I believe that is Joe wearing the cap.
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Old 03-13-2014, 12:55 PM   #2312
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The great Elmer Trett in 1986. I sure miss him and his wit. He was a lot of fun to be around....until you pulled up beside him.

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Elmer was the man!

I found a 1987 AMRA program, scanned a few pages. I will try to id the bikes and people where I can, feel free to jump in because memory sure fades. Some of the pics are in Belle Fourche SD, my hometown. This was before there was a strip at Sturgis. It was a crappy track but some of my best memories of Pete, MO, Jim, etc. Pete always ruled here and his name alone would fill the place up, just by word-of-mouth. I was thinking last night as I was watching a Pete Hill video, that perhaps one of the issues with drag racing these days, is a lack of some of those bigger than life personalities. My buddies, and I worshiped these guys, only got to see them once a year, and we would talk about what we saw, who we talked-to, etc until the next year. It's unfortunate that Sturgis gets 500,000 "bikers" and can't put 500 in the seats, at the drag strip.

First the cover, I can't tell who this is?
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Top left is 2 doubles and the injected single of Monte "Dirty White Boy" Mathias. I think it was mentioned that Monte was murdered in a gang beef. I really liked him, he was a class guy, who always helped, even at the expense of his own operation. The other two appear to be Tators double and perhaps the Warren Plating double, or maybe dirty Dave, feel free to set me straight. I cannot tell location of this pic.

Top right MO's bike in front of the Rabbit Hutch Saloon. Was this Rutland IA? I remember we used to do street drags there on Sat. night of the Humboldt rally.

Bottom right is the Dirty White Boy and , I think Marion.

Bottom left is the old Jail in Belle Fourche SD, my hometown.
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]This is Bob Spina , top right

bottom right is Ray Lafayette, not sure if he has been mentioned here yet.

Sorry, it's upside down. I will try to fix it
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Next is "Mr. Big" Jamie Morocco at Belle Fourche, top left

top right is Tom Gaff on the Warren Plating double

bottom left, not sure
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Drag bikes in the bowling alley in Sturgis SD. This was a promotional deal.
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top left is Jamie Morocco, I do believe at Belle Fourche

top right is Bill Furr at Belle Fourche

bottom right is tator

bottom left, is John Davidson, I do not recall him
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Here are some pictures of Russ Collin's Sorcerer TF dragbike taken at Dragway 42 in the late seventies. Russ was debuting the bike in the Midwest and was "The Show." The bike started out with its fully enclosed body work for the test runs (burnout, 1/8 and 1/4), but soon shed it to look like what is shown in the pictures. I never seen the bike run again with all the body work. Wished I got a picture of that!
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That Looks Like a Very Young Mike Romine bent over in the middle picture...
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