Greg Williams is a professional writer, living in Calgary, Alberta.
His main area of interest is automotive and motorcycle journalism. A weekly column appears in the Calgary Herald’s Driving.ca section. The column is titled ‘On the Road’, see www.calgaryherald.com and click on Driving.ca under Weekly Sections. Monthly columns, titled ‘Western Perspectives’, run in Inside Motorcycles — a Canadian publication. He is also the book review editor for Inside Motorcycles. Feature articles run monthly in American Iron Magazine, the No. 1 motorcycle magazine on the newsstands, and every three months in the Antique Motorcycle, the publication of the Antique Motorcycle Club of America.
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Today a B.S.A History
1954 BSA Daytona Replica
Recalling a classic battle on the beach
The 1954 Daytona 200, run on the old beach course, proved to be a historic event, not only for winner Bobby Hill, but for the BSA motorcycle brand.
BSA had a reputation in the U.S. for producing utilitarian, rather than performance, machines. The British company knew it had to change that thinking to make major inroads into the American motorcycle market.
So BSA decided to mount an assault on Daytona in 1954 with eight factory machines and a slew of talented riders, including Hill, Dick Klamfoth, Al Gunter, Tommy McDermott and Ken Eggers.
Roger De Coster (born August 28, 1944 in Uccle) is a Belgian motocross racer. His name is almost synonymous with the sport of motocross. He won five 500cc Motocross World Championships and tallied a record 36 500cc Grand Prix victories. He was known for his smooth, controlled riding style and a commitment to physical training. His training regime gave him the stamina that allowed him to circulate for most of the race in mid-pack before putting in a late charge through the field to victory when other racers had begun to tire. His stature is such in the world of motocross that he is often simply referred to as "The Man." He was also a Gold Medalist in the 1964 International Six Day Trial and won the 1964 Belgian Observed Trials National Championship.
Clive Cussler, the Grand Master of the American action adventure novel, grew up in Alhambra, California. He later attended Pasadena City College for two years, but then enlisted in the Air Force during the Korean War where he served as an aircraft mechanic and flight engineer in the Military Air Transport Service. Upon his discharge, he became a copywriter and later creative director for two of the nation's leading ad agencies. At that time, he wrote and produced radio and television commercials that won numerous international awards one at the prestigious Cannes Film Festival. If u like adventure jump to :
John Surtees on an MV Agusta, Isle of Man Senior TT, 1956. Surtees came first in this race. He was the only man to ever win a World Drivers' Championship on two and four wheels. He competed in 15 TT races and finished in all except the 1956 Junior. At the end of the 1960 season, he decided to finish his motorcycling career and turned to four wheels, going on to win the F1 World Drivers Championship. John Surtees on an MV Agusta, Isle of Man Senior TT, 1956 Credit: National Motor Museum
Jim Redman and John Surtees on his MV Agusta
yesterday we went in astigarraga for dinner at the "sidreria". In the basque country the cider or "sagardoa" is very renewed, very acid too! In accompaniment, there is Tbone steak and "bacalao" with "pimientos". I like it!
la féte est finie, tout c'est bien passé, et chacun a regagné sa région pensant déja à l'édition suivante. Heureusement il reste les images, beaucoup de photographes étaient présents, 2 équipes de tournage ont oeuvré, nous avions pensé de notre coté vous faire cadeaux de quelques images, celles d'un apéritif/prise de vue très réussi...