Tuesday, 19 October 2010

Evil Kwacker

Tuner Erv Kanemoto fettles the 2-stroke triple that Don Castro rode in 1975. The rip from those pipes on-song must have been ear bleed inducing. BPphoto Bert Shepard


Stuman714 in Indy said...

Those things DID sound evil!
Scott Brelsford's #19 Kaw in the back--this was another of Erv's bikes as well. Looks like #13 in back left, Rick Hocking at the time. He had one of the original 4 or 5 TZs at Indy in '75. That looks like it from the swingarm and shock set-up and pipes you can see in this shot.
Mark Gardiner of RoadRacerX.com's Backmarker column is trying to hook-up with Erv to talk about those days. I just sent him a few shots to use when he gets his story done. Mark's been doing the write ups on the Werner Springsteen Bryan Smith #42 Kaws that stormed Indy and Springfield this year. He plans to do a story showing the Kaws from 75 and now 35 years later. Should be some great reading!

Sideburn Magazine said...

Thanks for filling in the extra info Stuman.

Stuman714 in Indy said...

You bet BP, always glad to help out and especially help you guys out!

Anonymous said...

how about a sideburn kwak special?.