Sunday, March 20, 2011

We are 138 -1948 Daytona Beach Race

Brittany Hacks done her research, I was assigned #138 in D6 four years ago and have been using it ever since. Came across this old photo looking for pictures from a race and always wondered who the guys were and where they were from. Britt sent out an email awhile ago trying to find out and just got this reply.

The rider on the cover of Life  magazine you asked about is Al Wilcox (138) of Trenton, NJ.  He was racing in the 100m event which took place on 3/13/48.    Al placed his Harley Davidson racejob 35th in the race.  Behind Al is Norman Teleford (161), of Vancouver, B.C. Canada.  Norman, on an Indian racejob, came in 27th.  As an aside fact, these numbers were assigned numbers that the rider could use the rest of the year in national level events.  Al usually raced under the number 5B. 

Richard Lee Lyons
Motorcycle Period Info. Spec., Author, Restorer

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