Wednesday

Yamaha Factory Flat Tracker. The first Yamaha Flat Tracker. Ridden by Dennis Roberts #148 at Ascot in 1963.  #140 name unknown.

Tuesday

1962
Larry Cloyd of Boise, Idaho, on his neat Triumph at Bonneville Salt Flats.

Sunday

1961
A very well done unusual custom
motorcycle featuring an outboard motor for power.
Owner unknown.

Friday

Jim Hunter, a great motorcycle racer from Southern California, rode this Streamlined Harley Davidson in 1962 at Bonneville Salt Flats.

Wednesday

1961
Johnson Motors of Pasadena, California sponsored this beautiful Steamliner which set a World Land Speed Record at Bonneville Salt Flats at well over 200 Miles Per Hour.
And check out the beautiful 1940 Ford Sedan Delivery Van in the background.

Monday

1961
 Richy Richards at the Motel in Wendover, Utah near the Bonneville Salt Flats.


Gary Richards following the Black Line at Bonneville to a new World Record.
1961


1961
The Richy Richards 40 cubic inch Open Wheel Fuel Triumph at the Bonneville Salt Flats.


John Wilson on Richy's Triumph in 1961 at Bonneville Salt Flats.


Al Bye enjoying the day at Bonneville Salt Flats in 1961.


The second edition of Richy's Triumph in 1962 at Booneville Salt Flats. 
Also broke the World Record in it's class.

Saturday

The Pits at Bonneville Salt Flats in 1962

The starting line looking down the 5 Miles Of Salt, used for Land Speed Records.
Photo taken in 1961.

Wednesday

WE HOPE YOU ENJOY OUR PERSONAL COLLECTION OF VINTAGE MOTORCYCLE RACING PHOTOS. AND IF YOU RECOGNIZE ANY OF THE RACERS IN THE PHOTOS WE WOULD CERTAINLY APPRECIATE IT IF YOU WOULD LET US KNOW BY SENDING US A NOTE THROUGH THE COMMENT TAB AT THE END OF EACH POST. AND REMEMBER, YOU CAN ENLARGE ANY PHOTO BY SIMPLY CLICKING ON IT FOR A FABULOUS CLOSE UP VIEW. ALSO, WE ARE TRYING TO LOCATE ANY INFORMATION ON DENNIS ROBERTS...THE GENTLEMAN IN THE PHOTO OF THE PERRIS 1962 RACE. HE IS THE ONE IN THE MIDDLE OF THE PHOTO POINTING WITH THE BANDAGE ON HIS RIGHT HAND. I KNEW HIM WHEN HE LIVED IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA. ANY INFO WOULD BE WELCOME. THANKS, JOHN

Tuesday

PERRIS, CALIFORNIA JOHN WILSON #993 RIDING HIS FIRST RACE! 1962
PERRIS, CALIFORNIA 1962 #673 JOHN WILSON #652 JOHN WILEY (BURTON)
PERRIS, CALIFORNIA 1962 #652 JOHN WILEY (BURTON) STANDING TO HIS LEFT IS JOHN WILSON
TOP PHOTO---"PROBABLY THE BEST--AND MOST CONSISTENT--DESERT RIDER IN THE STATE THE PAST FEW YEARS, DON SURPLICE WAS RUNNER-UP TO TED LAPADAKIS IN SANDBLASTERS MOTORCYCLE CLUB HARE-AND-HOUND LATE LAST MONTH." BOTTOM PHOTO---"EDDIE MULDER MUST THINK HE'S STILL IN THE STRAIGHTAWAY AT ASCOT, AS HE GRABS A QUICK LOOK BACK FOR COMPETITION. UNLIKE HIS CLASS C PERFORMANCES---ALMOST ALL WINNERS---ED WAS THIRD IN THE SAND." MOTORCYCLE NEWS NOVEMBER 8, 1962
PERRIS, CALIFORNIA #673 JOHN WILSON #652 JOHN WILEY (BURTON) IN WHITE VEST
PRADO PARK, CALIFORNIA 1962 -#673 JOHN WILSON #652 JOHN WILEY (BURTON) AND STANDING AT LEFT OF LINEUP--GARY MCPHERSON---POINTING NEAR MIDDLE OF LINEUP--DENNIS ROBERTS
1962 ACTON, CALIFORNIA LEFT TO RIGHT---JOHN WILEY (BURTON), JOHN WILSON, GARY, GLEN CHIDESTER, MANNY
PRADO PARK, CALIFORNIA 1962- #652 JOHN WILEY (BURTON)
PRADO PARK, CALIFORNIA 1962 OR 1963 #673 JOHN WILSON
PRADO PARK 1962-63 #673 JOHN WILSON
ASCOT 1962? #3 AL GUNTER ON BSA GOLDSTAR photo by www.Mahonyphotos.com
ASCOT, CALIFORNIA 1962? #3 AL GUNTER ON HIS BSA GOLDSTAR . Photo by www.Mahonyphotos.com
ASCOT, CALIFORNIA 1962 #3 AL GUNTER FOLLOWED BY JACK O'BRIEN. Photo by www.Mahonyphoto.com
BONNEVILLE 1961-62 LEFT--GARY RICHARDSON RIGHT---RICHIE RICHARDSON (DAD)
650cc TRIUMPH FUEL BIKE--WORLD RECORD HOLDER
PIT CREW-PAM RICHARDSON AND JOHN WILSON GARY WAS GREAT GRANDSON OF ZANE GREY.
ASCOT 1963 #336 JOHN WILSON #229 CLYDE ODON
ASCOT, CALIFORNIA #336 JOHN WILSON - TRIUMPH
ASCOT, CALIFORNIA 1963 #28?..... #25 IS JIMMY PLAIN
ASCOT, CALIFORNIA 1963 #336R JOHN WILSON
ASCOT, CALIFORNIA #336 JOHN WILSON
ASCOT, CALIFORNIA #336 JOHN WILSON - TRIUMPH
ASCOT 1963? #5 CRASHWALL JOHNNY GIBSON'S LAST RACE. Photo by www.Mahonyphotos.com PICTURED...JOHN RICE FINALLY GOT OUT OF THE EDDIE MULDER-DON SPARGUR SHADOW IN PHOENIX, WINNING THE 21-INCH EXPERT AND SWEEPSTAKES RACES AND TAKING SECOND IN THE OPE EXPERT EVENT NOVEMBER 8, 1962
ASCOT, CALIFORNIA 1963 #336R JOHN WILSON
ASCOT, CALIFORNIA 1963 #336 JOHN WILSON - TRIUMPH
MOTORCYCLING NEWS---NOVEMBER 8, 1962 RED ARROW IS NOTING THAT JOHN WILSON IS SHOWN WINNING THE 200cc AMATEUR SOUTHWEST U.S. CHAMPIONSHIPS IN ARIZONA.
ASCOT 1963? #336 JOHN WILSON #116 WAS KILLED ABOUT 2 WEEKS LATER AT ASCOT.
ASCOT, CALIFORNIA #336 JOHN WILSON LOST POWER, COASTING IN.
Neil Keen at Tulare Fairgrounds. Photo by www.Mahonyphotos.com ASCOT, CALIFORNIA 1962 NEIL KEEN (PEACH) BSA GOLDSTAR. Photo by www.Mahonyphotos.com
SPENCER PARK, CALIFORNIA 1962 500cc MAIN EVENT. JOHN WILSON IN MASON MOTORS VEST FAR LEFT (THE ONE FLYING THROUGH THE AIR!!)
SPENCER PARK, CALIFORNIA 1963 JOHN WILSON TANGLED WITH HIS TRIUMPH!
ACTON, CALIFORNIA 1963 #177 JOHN WILSON
ACTON, CALIFORNIA 1963 #177 JOHN WILSON
PRADO PARK, CALIFORNIA 1963 #177 JOHN WILSON
PRADO PARK, CALIFORNIA 1963 #177 JOHN WILSON
ACTON, CALIFORNIA 1963 #177 JOHN WILSON
ACTON, CALIFORNIA 1963-64 #177x JOHN WILSON
ASCOT, CALIFORNIA 1964 #161 JOHN WILSON TRIUMPH
ASCOT, CALIFORNIA 1964 #161 JOHN WILSON #164 MANNY
ASCOT, CALIFORNIA #161 JOHN WILSON TRIUMPH
ASCOT, CALIFORNIA 1964 #161 JOHN WILSON -- TRIUMPH
PRADO PARK, CALIFORNIA 1963? #131 JOHN WILSON #118 JOHN WILEY (BURTON)
PRADO PARK, CALIFORNIA 1963? #131 JOHN WILSON --TRIUMPH #118 JOHN WILEY (BURTON) -- TRIUMPH
PRADO PARK, CALIFORNIA 1963 #131 JOHN WILSON---TRIUMPH
PARDO PARK, CALIFORNIA #131 JOHN WILSON #118 JOHN WILEY (BURTON)
PRADO PARK, CALIFORNIA 1963? #131 JOHN WILSON #118 JOHN WILEY (BURTON)
PRADO PARK, CALIFORNIA 1963? #131 JOHN WILSON #118 JOHN WILEY (BURTON)
CUSTOM 1959 TR6 TRIUMPH 650cc STREET RACER WITH A ENGINE THAT WAS BUILT FOR BONNEVILLE. CANDY RED AND PEARL PAINT SCHEME BY LLOYD DARINGTON WHO WORKED AT MASON MOTORS ON COLORADOE BOULAVARD IN PASEDENA, CALIFORNIA. PROUDLY OWNED AND RACED BY JOHN WILSON.
BONNEVILLE SPEEDMSTER (T120R) TRIUMPH DISTRIBUTED BY JOHNSON MOTORS ON COLORADO BLVD IN PASEDENA, CALIFORNIA 1965.
JOHNSON MOTORS- WEST COAST TRIUMPH DISTRIBUTORS, PASADENA, CALIFORNIA 1965. THIS PHOTO WAS PUBLISHED IN THE TRIUMPH MOTORCYCLE CORP. MAGAZINE IN MERIDEN, ENGLAND IN 1965 FAR LEFT - JIM BROWN 2ND LEFT - JOHN WILSON 4TH LEFT - CHUCK DILEHAY, FAR RIGHT - DALE MARTIN
PICTURED ABOVE IS THE SINGING DUET OF "MIKE AND DEEDEE" WHO SANG THE JINGLES FOR THE JOHNSON MOTORS COMMERICALS PLUS THEY HAD OUT SEVERAL HIT RECORDS FOR THEMSELVES IN THE 60'S.

THIS IS AN ARTICLE THAT CAME OUT IN A PARKER HANNIFIN CORP. NEWSLETTER AT JOHN'S WORKPLACE IN 1991 IN IRVIN, CALIFORNIA. IN PART IT STATES....JOHN RACED MOTORCYCLES FOR FIVE YEARS, MOSTLY ON A TRIUMPH, ALTHOUGH HE DID RIDE OTHER MAKES OF BIKE. RACING AS AN AMATEUR AND PROFESSIONAL IN TT SCRAMBLES, ON HALF-MILE OVAL DIRT TRACKS, AND DRAG RACES, HE COMPILED SOME IMPRESSIVE CAREER STATISTICS.

IN 1962, HE WAS AMATEUR SOUTHWESTERN U.S. CHAMPION ON A SCREAMIN' 200-CUBIC-CENTIMETER BIKE AT MANZANITA PARK IN PHOENIX, ARIZONA. HE ALSO RACED AT THE FAMED ASCOT PARK ON THEIR HALF-MILE OVAL TRACK, PLACING IN MANY RACES. ADDING TO JOHN'S ACCOMPLISHMENTS IN RACING WAS BEING A PART OF A TEAM THAT WENT TO THE BONNEVILLE SALT FLATS FOR THREE YEARS AND SET TWO WORLD RECORDS.

SPORTS TIGER TRIUMPH (T100C) DISTRIBUTED BY JOHNSON MOTORS ON COLORADO BLVD IN PASIDENA , CALIFRONIA IN 1965.

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