Quick & Dirty

Published on May 6th, 2014 | by Boris

IRON MEN

There was a time…

A time before self-inflating race-leathers…

A time before custom-fitted helmets…

A time before big run-off areas and air-fences…

A time when men with cags the size of planets rode stupid exploding motorcycles at high speeds with their teeth gritted and their bums clenched tight.

Iron men with courage and determination.

#69 Paul Smart round the outside on the 500 Triumph, #68 Tom Phillips chasing @ Castle Combe.

#69, Paul Smart around the outside of #68, Tom Phillips.

jim redman

Jim Redman

Ludlow Henderson setting a speed record of 127mph in 1924.

Ludlow Henderson setting a speed record of 127mph in 1924.

Jean Luc Appietto

Jean Luc Appietto

Steve Baker...

Steve Baker

Aldana airing his Norton at Peoria.

Aldana airs his Norton.

Erwin Cannonball Baker.

Erwin ‘Cannonball’ Baker

Hailwood, Ivy, and Read circa 1967.

Hailwood, Ivy, and Read circa 1967.

Brough-Superior circa 1937.

Brough-Superior at Brooklands circa 1937.

Paddy Driver

Paddy Driver

Theresa Wallach and Norton Model 40

Iron Woman, Theresa Wallach and her Norton Model 40.

Neil Keen.

Neil Keen

Read.

Phil Read

Mike the Bike and Stan the Wallet Hailwood.

Mike the Bike and Stan the Wallet Hailwood.

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1959 Ulster GP

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Carlo Ubbiali

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About the Author

is a writer who has contributed to many magazines and websites over the years, edited a couple of those things as well, and written a few books. But his most important contribution is pissing people off. He feels this is his calling in life and something he takes seriously. He also enjoys whiskey, whisky and the way girls dance on tables. And riding motorcycles. He's pretty keen on that, too.



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