I need "any" info. on Ace Novak. Who campained a Triumph Drag Racer called the "Hand Grenade". Possibly in the mid. 60's to the 70's. Most likely from or in Michigan. Any info. Pix's, Bio., 1/4 Mile Time's, etc...
Hey... Ole Ace passed away about 5 years ago... was killed by an auto while riding his 10 speed along Kelly Rode in Harper Woods Mi... He was 62 years old... That's all I know... Later... Hope this helps... BTW "The Hand Grenade" was THE drag bike of it's time, back then... it sounded like the "Second Coming of Christ" when he fired it up!
Used to frequent Ace's shop on 9 Mile Road in East Detroit. Ace and Mike Bennett had the Hand Grenade. They usually stored the Hand Grenade in Mike's garage (he used to live in Harper Woods). Mike did outstanding wrench work on my bike as well as my budies bikes. We all rode Triumphs back then. I heard Mike passed away about 15-20 years ago. Don't know if that's true or not. Don't know what happened to the Hand Grenade.