Sunday, February 24, 2008

From my Mate Down Under

This photo was taken at Surfers International Paradise Raceway in 1970. Pommie Pete Allan is on the Twin Engine Supercharged Triumph and in the far lane is Fast Eddie Castle on the X-Alf Hagon Supercharged V-Twin JAP both running high gear only with a 4 inch M&H slick. Pete built the bike in England in 1967 and ran a 10.19 E.T. at 157 MPH at Santa Pod before he immigrated to Australia. He later ran a 9.16 E.T. here in 1971; Alf Hagon ran a 9.45 E.T. in 1968 or 69 in England. He later took the bike to an airfield and set a new British top speed record at 206 MPH.

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