Dave Bevan visited Leicester Speedway for round 1 of DTRA to research the cover story he was commissioned for Sideburn 22 (out next week!). While he was there he took some photos on a film camera, developed and scanned them and sent a few to us.
Milo H and his Harley 45 vintage class bike.
Tosh giving Olivier moral support when his Harley WR tank started to leak. It was all repaired for the next race. Olivier is one stylish fella on that hand-shift Harley. This is our next cover bike.
There are three '45' Harleys racing this year, two of them are WL/UL, one is a race spec, super-rare WR. Nick Ashley, above, has had Tosh convert his WWII spec 45 into a racer. Last year he raced a Cheney Triumph. This is a different kettle of fish.
Oily Rob on the Triumph he built and debuted on the day. It looked great, he even built the frame himself. Unfortunately, Rob also has a modern 450 and he highsided it (right in front of me) and ended up breaking his ankle.
Here is Rob on the gas and air. Get well soon Rob.
The next DTRA round is Eastbourne, Sunday June 15. There are going to be a ton of great bikes there and people from all over the world are racing, if they hot foot it back from Wheels and Waves in time. G