1951 Fifteenth Annual Daytona Beach A.M.A. Motorcycle Classics Racing Souvenir Program

Welcome to Daytona Beach – Daytona Beach city officials and Volusia County officials join in extending a sincere welcome to the motorcyclists and motorcycle race supporters from all sections of the United States, Canada, Mexico and Cuba attending the annual winter speed classics here this season. For those who attend the beach events annually, the 100-mile amateur and 200-mile expert national championship races are nothing new – They know what to expect – and many of the interesting places to visit while in the Daytona Beach area. But for you newcomers who are making your first visit to Daytona Beach, be sure to visit the many interesting places in this area – and certainly Marineland, located about 35 miles north of Daytona Beach on U.S. Highway AIA. Daytona Beach, as you probably know, is the World’s Most Famous Beach – a beach that extends for 24 miles over a stretch that you can drive your car. This extends from the inlet section just below the South turn of the four-mile beach and road cours northward above Ormand. At low tide you can drive 24 miles along the world’s greatest beach – one made famous by racing experts with their many types of machines. Racing comes naturally at Daytona Beach. The strand has long been famous for many racing activities – dating back from the days of Sir Malcolm Campbell and all the other international stars who tested their speed machines over the sand. The annual Daytona Beach motorcycle classics have been staged annually, excepting war years, since 1937 – and they have become known as the world’s greatest motorcycle races – over the world’s most famous beach. So for all you racers and race fans – it’s a sincere welcome to Daytona Beach and Volusia County – and here’s looking forward to your return in future years.

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1960 Novice trophy dash winner, Skip Van Leevwen

Hammer Wins Southern California TT Event. Riverside, California – BSA rider Dick Hammer turned back such stalwarts as Joe Leonard, Eddie Kretz Jr. and Jack Simmons to take the TT Main event at De Anza Park…Photo – Novice trophy dash winner, Skip Van Leevwen (Tri.), beautiful trophy girl Ginger Wilde, Expert trophy dash winner Joe Leonard (H-D), and Race Promoter J.C. Agajanian.

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1969 Cycle Racing Annual – a guide to motorcycle sport

Contents: Race-Goer’s Guide; California Dreaming -if you want to race; Build an instant winner; Accessory Marketplace; Buy it, Race it – Catalog of Competition Bikes; Specifications – instant comparison brand by brand; 1969 Motorcyle Almanac; Road Racing – how Harley hammered home; Dirt Racing; Viva Agostini!; ISDT; European Motocross; As Benno sees it; Motocross; Speedway Racing; Drag Racing; Ascot; Hillclimb; These are the men – Cycle’s Hall of Fame; more

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1970 Cycle Racing. Inside the Sport. The Stars, Events, Machines, Tuning Tips

Cycle Racing 1970. A Guide to motorcycle sprot by the editors of Cycle Magazine. Inside the Sport: The Stars, Events, Machines, Tuning Tips, plus a big how-to section, and tests of 8 racers you can buy!

Contents: Editorial; How to stage a dynamite enduro; How to go sportsman racing; Technical: Tuning your 2-stroke; GYT Kit – Instant horses; 150 MPH easy!; Air Filters -dusting it off; Expansion Chambers; Muscle-Up Modifications – Hodaka Ace 100; Year’s Best Service Tips; Competition: Yamahas in Europe; AMA Season – The Vicious Circle; Mud, Sweat & Gears; True Grit – European Motocross; People: Those who won; Giants Asleep – when will American Motocross wake up?; Where do they go from here? – Lawwill and Rayborn rap about racers’ futures; Ridin’ back to the fifties (on my H-D 74); Off Road Breakout: Bikes and the Boom; Bultaco 360cc El Montadero; Yamaha 125cc AT-1 / 125cc AT-1 MX; Penton 125cc Enduro / 125cc Motocross; Kawasaki 238cc Green Streak Scrambler; Honda 350cc SL Road/Trail; Bultaco 100/125cc Lobito; CZ 360cc Motocross; Greeves 380cc Griffon; more

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1918 Don Johns, Winner of 100-Mile motorcycle race at Grand Island

Grand Island, Neb., July 4 1918 – Don Johns of Los Angeles, came home the winner in the 100-mile motorcycle race, the main event of a fast card of speed stuff pulled here this afternoon before some 5000 people. Johns piloted his Indian into first place, covering the 55 laps of the 1.8 mile track in one hour, twenty-two minutes and ten seconds. Frank Wood of Omaha astride a Harley-Davidson was place second; Hugh Murray of Denver rode an Indian into third place, while Floyd Clymer of Greely Colo., finished fourth on his Excelsior…

Pictured: 1. Getaway of the Bicycle Event. 2. Jack Bagley, 25-Mile Winner. 3. Don Johns, from California, who wheeled to victory in the 100-Mile.

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1965 Motor Cyclist Illustrated T.T. Report Issue

Cover: It was by popular request that the front cover of the T.T. report issue was reserved for a picture of that great performer, on short circuits and in the Island alike, Derek Minter.

Contents: Senior TT; 50cc TT; Sidecar TT; Lightweight TT; L.J.K. Setright on discs; Moto-Cross Championships; Photo Contest; Ray Knight Production Racing; Correspondence; Welsh and Manx Trials; Cotswold Scramble; Results Round-Up; Brevities; TT Practice; Junior TT; 125cc TT; more

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1967 Gary Nixon – a profile and history

Gary Nixon – a proifile and history on Daytona’s 1967 double winner and one of America’s top racing stars.

Gary Nixon thinks it was Everett Brashear who first told him: “You want to be a racer, kid, you better start sticking your wheel in there with the leaders. You better make up your mind you can do it. No one will do it for you.” An impressionalbe 21-year old at the time, Nixon instinctively took Brashear’s advice. “I wanted to be a racer, I was out of money, and it was the only thing I could do. I started running every small and big race I could besides all the Nationals.”…

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1967 Daytona 200 Photos & Results – Gary Nixon / Triumph

Excitement runs high in Winners Circle as Trophy Girls deliver prized Oscars to Gary Nixon and Buddy Elmore. Interested onlookers are mechanics Cliff Guild (left), Doug Hele (center) and Dick Bender (right). Seven of the first twelve contestants rode Triumphs.

Photos: #16 Dick Hammer, #3 – Gene Romero, #5 – Larry Palmgren, #12 – Eddie Mulder, #83 – George Montgomery

Here is the top scoring on the record-breaking Daytona 200 Mile National Championship Road Race!

1. Gary Nixon – Triumph
2. Buddy Elmore – Triumph
3. George Roeer – HD
4. Mert Lawwill – HD
5. Calvin Rayborn – HD
6. Wayne Cook – HD
7. Dick Hammer – Triumph
8. Gene Romero – Triumph
9. Larry Palmgren – Triumph
10. Eddie Mulder – Triumph
11. Swede Savage – Honda
12. George Montgomery – Triumph

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Yamaha didn’t win every race in 1968. Just these:

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1963 Roeder captures Springfield National on Harley-Davidson

Cover Photo: a selection of pictures taken by Jack Mercer during the Laconia, New Hampshire, Motorcycle Week, June 18-23; Canadian Grand Prix International; Gary Nixon wins Windber National; Another 8-mile National for Al Gunter; Two Big Moto-Cross meetings in Britain; Scrambles racing on two continents; World’s Fastest Land Vehicle / Craig Breedlove “Spirit of America”; George Roeder captures Springfield National on Harley-Davidson; more

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1949 C.R.A. Champions at Carrell Speedway

The Main Event Champ! Tex Luse gets glad-hand from Norton wizard Clarence Czysz. This combination has won 6 main events this season; The Hottest Heat Man – Jimmy Phillips and Tim “Wonderman” Witham both agreeing that the Triumph is tops; The Trophy taker – Kelly Myers. Both Kelly and his ace mechanic Paul Love proudly display No. 1, the Trophy taking Triumph.



Excelsior Racing Team at Ascot Park, Los Angeles, Jan. 3, 1920

The Overhead-cam Excelsior “61″ was one of the fastest track machines ever built. L. to R. – Wells Bennett, Bob Perry, John McNeil, and Joe Wolters. Perry crashed fatally on this machine a few minutes after picture was taken.



1965 BSA / Jeff Smith clinches 2nd consecutive World’s Championship!

BSA Wins World’s Championship! 2nd year in a row for BSA! Jeff Smith clinches 2nd consecutive World’s Championship in the tough European Moto-Cross high speed scrambles series! Riding a 441 c.c. in the 500 c.c. class, J.V. Smith (shown in action at right) rode to the 1965 Championship on Europe’s toughest scrambles courses…

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1965 “The Shoe” Dewayne Keeter – a persistent winner

Two small articles with photos:

Dewayne Keeter, 21, is picking up trophies around California tracks at a blistering pace…

Triumph Bonneville Winner of British 500-Mile Production Race – in the photo, Barry Lawton shown on the 650 Triumph Bonneville which he and his partner Dave Degans rode to overall and 1000cc class victories in the British 500-mile production machine race at Castle Combe, England. Second in both categories were Anthony Smith and Nicholas Ling…

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1975 Ascot 25 Lap T.T. Steeplechase National Championship Motorcycle Racing Program

Front Cover: Gary Scott – Defending champion Gary currently holds down the top spot in this year’s Camel Pro Series, and the 23-year old Baldwin Park rider tries for his second straight Ascot T.T. national win tonight.

Full Page photos inside of: Kenny Roberts, David Aldana, Eddie Wirth, John Hateley, Mert Lawwill, Greg Sassaman, Chuck Joyner, Eddie Mulder, Terry Dorsch, Top Rookie – Jay Springsteen (1/2 page photo)

Center spread of photos of past winners of the National Championship T.T. Steeplechase Motorcycle Races: Dick Dorresteyn, Dick Mann, Dave Palver, Sid Payne, Eddie Mulder, Skip Van Leeuwen, Mert Lawwill, Mark Brelsford, Dave Aldana, Gary Scott

& much more…

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1963 Grand Prix of Finland – Motorcycle Racing Article

Photo top left: Alan Shepherd (left) and Sven-Olof Gunnarsson after the big fight.

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1963 Cycle World Top Men in Europe – Ernst Degner

A little over a year ago, Ernst Degner was an East German national figure as the leader of the M.Z. road racing team. In 1960 he had won Grands Prix in Belgium and East Germany and his success in 1961 was such that he started the season with a second place in the Spanish GP, won the West German at Hockenheim, was 2nd in the French but struck disaster in the Dutch for a practice crash broke his elbow…

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1952 Cactus Derby – is this the world’s toughest motorcycle race against time?

15-inch Moto-Guzzi wins 16-hour, 410-mile grind. Tougher than the Greenhorn? Yes, often even more of a grind than the Jack Pine – that’s the Cactus Derby…

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1952 14th time Harley-Davidson wins National T.T. Championships

Once again, Harley-Davidson motorcycles have proved their right to the title, All-American. In the 1952 National Tourist Trophy Championships, Harley-Davidson riders Bill Miller and Roger Soderstrom virtually dominated the day’s races.

45″ National T.T. Championship: 1. Bill Miller 2. Roger Soderstrom 3. Jimmy Phillips 4. Harry Fearey

80″ National T.T,. Championship: 1. Roger Soderstrom 2. Jimmy Phillips 3. Paul Meyers 4. Harry Fearey

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1969 Nazareth: first duel of the 750s

Who would win now that AMA rules okayed 750cc ohv engines and rear brakes? Said Freddie Nix, “It’s about my turn.” …People ordinarily wouldn’t go a long way to see a race in a little town in Pennsylvania Dutch country called Nazareth. Not in a season with 28 nationals. Not when less than half a dozen had been run and the championship points race hadn’t even begun to get hot. Not unless Nazareth had something special to offer…Nazareth promised the first real confrontation between AMA big-bore flattrackers…

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