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Classic, Vintage & Veteran For Coventry and Meriden Models. Anything pre-Hinckley goes.

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Old 11-07-2012, 08:03 PM   #51 (permalink)
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A part of me would love to try it. But I'm not sure it's a good idea since I'm approaching 60 years old. How do I find out what racing occurs in the Missouri and Kansas area? It'd be fun to watch.
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Old 11-08-2012, 12:42 PM   #52 (permalink)
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Have a look:

2013 AHRMA Road Race Schedule (http://www.ahrma.org/ahrma_pdfs/Z-20...for_web_r1.pdf)

  • Mar 22-24 NOLA; Avondale, LA
  • Mar 29-31 Talladega Gran Prix; Munford, AL
  • Apr 26-28 Willow Springs Raceway; Rosamond, CA
  • May 2-3 Sonoma Raceway (Sears Point); Sonoma, CA
  • Jun 8-9 Road America Vintage Motorcycle Classic; Elkhart Lake, WI
  • Jun 15-16 Grattan Raceway Park; Grattan, MI
  • Aug 2-4 New Jersey Motorsports Park; Millville, NJ
  • Aug 30-Sep 1 Bonneville Vintage GP, Miller Motorsports Park; Tooele, UT
  • Oct 10-13 Barber Vintage Festival; Leeds, AL
  • Oct 17-20 Daytona International Speedway; Daytona Beach, FL
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Old 11-08-2012, 12:44 PM   #53 (permalink)
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By the way, my Vintage Roadracing mentor, the late Malcolm "BritBodger" Dixon, was 72 years old when we first raced together, and he raced another 3 years before colon cancer got him. He was ALWAYS among the podium finishers unless he blew up or some important parts fell off the bike due to absent-minded re-assembly after a previous blow-up!



Here we are at teh Sandia Classic in Albuquerque in 2007, he was about to lap me on lap 4 of a 6-lap race!
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Old 11-11-2012, 08:36 PM   #54 (permalink)
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I'm prepping and hoping to run my '68 T100T at Bonneville next August. Maybe during speedweek, definitely @ the BUB trials.

It's stock now and I just want to see what it will run. Then I think I'll work on the aero package and see how things improve.

Any suggestions and/or comments from experience would be greatly appreciated.
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Old 11-12-2012, 09:19 AM   #55 (permalink)
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Go to the Bub website and follow the links, read everything they offer and download the info sheets.

Go over your bike from front to back, top to bottom, and inside out. Make sure you have no weak links that will let you down.

Go through the rulebook and make sure you are 100% in compliance.

Classic Triumph big twins will do just fine taking your time getting up to speed. a mile is WAY too long to hold near top speed to then run ANOTHER mile at top speed through the traps.

It takes some practice to work your way up easy the first 1/2 mile, then start pouring it on to hit top speed just before you enter the traps, then just concentrate on making yourself as small as possible and holding your revs at the best level to maximize your speed. If your speedo works, hold about 50 MPH till the 1/2 mile, in top gear, then crank it up progressively, should be about right with stock gearing.
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Old 11-12-2012, 09:25 AM   #56 (permalink)
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Also check out the WERA schedule...


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Old 03-25-2013, 10:48 PM   #57 (permalink)
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After dreaming about building a Triumph race bike for 30 years I've finally done it.
This is my 54 Thunderbird based Land Speed Racer which had its first run on the salt this year at Lake Gairdner in South Australia, in the M/VG 650 class.
Managed a GPS top speed of 108 mph, which I was really happy with for a first time.
Still debating whether to leave the single carb and see if I can crack 110 mph next year or move to twin carbs. Will probably be determined by funds available.

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Old 03-25-2013, 10:49 PM   #58 (permalink)
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Old 03-26-2013, 01:02 AM   #59 (permalink)
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So Beautiful !

Thanks for the post - great news and congratulations on your superb effort.

When this thread began I started to travel more seriously down the road of vintage racing - but after toying with the idea of learning to Flat Track my '67 T100, I knew I couldn't risk damaging it on the track, and then never entertained thoughts of racing the TR6C we were building. Both those bikes evolved into beautiful rolling art, and I looked around for a beater to thrash - AHRMA Sportsman 250 sounded like a good stepping off point and the results have made me happier than ever. Not saying I'll never get another chance to build a Triumph racer, but the modified DT3 has more joy to bring me. Oh. FYI - I'm 61, so don't let that stop you : -)

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Way to go OzMossy & LooseParts!

I hope to get back on the track this year for the first time since May 2010...
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