Thursday, April 30, 2009

Blackhawk flyby

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Crocker Motorcycles

Hand build in small quantities by a former Indian dealer, Albert Crocker. Some say this was the first "factory custom" motorcycle.

Monday, April 27, 2009

If You're Not First....You're Last!!

Carl Edwards pays tribute to Ricky Bobby in the most uncanny of ways. Edwards' reaction to his car barrel-roll down the front stretch and into the catch-fence while leading the race on the last lap was more pointed.

"That's the way it is. We do our best. We're put in this box by NASCAR and we have to race this way. If you look at how the final four cars were finishing, you had to be pushing the guy in front of you."

Dale Earnhardt Jr. was pushing Ryan Newman and Brad Keselowski was pushing Edwards. Coming to the finish, Keselowski wanted to get around Edwards.

Edwards edged up to block Keselowski and Keselowski headed back to the yellow line. And as Edwards tried to slide back down in front of him, Edwards' No. 99 Ford got turned and airborne.

"NASCAR can talk about aggressive driving zones all they want, but you aren't going to win a race unless you are pushing a guy all the way around the race, you end up having to wreck people or having to get second and none of us want to do that." Edwards said.

Edwards' car came to a rest just before the start/finish line and before getting in the ambulance Edwards went the few feet to the finish in a symbolic gesture. "I didn't know if it mattered if I went across the finish line, but I just wanted to finish the race," he said.

Magic Man & El Diablo would be proud.