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Behind the Scenes @ Sons of Speed - Episode #43
By: David L. Morrill @Deadly Dave's Blog Since I first threw a leg over a dirt bike in the early 70s, I have been blessed to have taken  part in many exciting motorcycle adventures; but in March, I had an opportunity to play a small part in one I will never...

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Press Release #8 Sons of Speed
A big thank you to Terry Quesnel, and the folks @ Ocala's Good Rides Journal for including a photo of my 1921 Harley-Davidson racer in their article on Billy' Lane's Sons of Speed race held @ New Smyrna Speedway during Daytona Bike Week. Like most of the fo...

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The Strange Case of Louis Delibero - Episode #32
By: David L. Morrill @ Deadly Dave's Blog Updated: December 1, 2015 Luigi "Louis" Delibero   Delibero Family Collection Family stories are an interesting thing. They come down to us from older relatives, and are sometimes dismissed by others, because they a...

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Racing Comes to the Big Easy - Episode #41
By: David L. Morrill @ Deadly Dave's Blog As a young man growing up in the South, I've heard countless tales of drunken debauchery centered around the Mardi Gras celebrations in New Orleans, Louisiana, affectionately known as "The Big Easy." The Mardi Gras ...

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Harley-Davidson's First Racer - The 1910 Model 6E Factory Stock Racer - Episode #42
By: David L. Morrill @Deadly Dave's Blog Motorcycle Illustrated - November 26, 1910 One of the great mysteries of early Harley-Davidson racing history, is the 1910 Model 6E Factory Stock Racer. While Harley-Davidson had been involved with endurance, and rel...

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Atlanta Speedway, Atlanta's Early Racetracks - Episode #16
By: David L. Morrill   Updated - February 2, 2017 Indian Motorcycles Club France Collection In the early 20 th century, motorcycle racing exploded in popularity across the country. It drew tens of thousands of spectators to tracks across the country. The ra...

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Montgomery, Alabama's Van Diver Park Race Track - Episode #40
By: David L. Morrill This episode is a continuation of my search for early Alabama motorcycle racing history. In the early 1900s, motorcycle racing was sweeping the country drawing large crowds of spectators to local horse tracks, and the new wooden  motord...

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Jacksonville, Florida's Early Racers - Episode #14
By: David L. Morrill Updated - January 24, 2017 The legendary 1913 & 1914 Savannah 300 Mile American Classic Road Races were steeped in controversy. These grueling 5 hour races were run on public roads, many little more than tree lined dirt trails, in and a...

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Rat Racer Returns - Episode #39
By: David L. Morrill Well, it's been about a year since I have given an update on my 1921 Harley-Davidson replica racer, which I call "Rat Racer." It's always a continuing work in progress, with several changes since I last wrote about it in Episode 29. To ...

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Orlando's, Dexter Campbell - Episode #4
By: David L. Morrill Updated: September 8, 2016 The seed for this story came from my friend Bob Castlen. Bob and I served together on the Orlando Police Department and have kept in touch since we both retired. Recently, he sent me an e mail, asking me to fi...
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