Laconia, New Hampshire, June 19, 1949: The 18,000 spectators on hand to witness the 29th Annual New England Gypsy Tour feature event were given a tremendous thrill when last year’s 100-Mile National Road Race Champ, Joe Weatherly, Norfolk, Virginia, made history by repeating his 1948 performance, the first rider to win this grueling event in successive years. Starting slowly, and handicapped by two minor spills early in the race, Weatherly weaved and jockeyed his way to the front about the half-way mark, riding this difficult course like the master he is.
Trailing Weatherly most of the way was another Harley-Davidson star, Win Young, Santa Ana, California, who too second place. Following Young came Miller McDonald, Sal Scirpo, Ray Angstadt, Buck Brigance, Bill Miller and Stan Myers.
Saturday’s 50-Mile Amateur affair also ended in a complete victory for Harley-Davidson riders. George Boss, rough and ready boy from Glencoe, Ontario, Canada, set a wicked pace to take the race in the good time of 1 hour, 3 minutes and 12 seconds. Hot on his tall was Bill McManus, Harley-Davidson hotshot from Knoxville, Tennessee.
To Harley-Davidson goes the distinction of having won five out of the six 100-Mile National Road Race Championships held on the famous Belknap Area course. As in the past, this year’s great race has again given proof that when it takes stamina and reliability, Harley-Davidson motorcycles are by all odds the World’s Champions.
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