The photo of Ray Tanner's Knuckle in 1947 at Riverside has been a huge influence on me since I was a teenager. I happened across a pile of old American Motorcycling magazines at a flea market. This picture jumped right out at me.
Check him out. Flanders, scallops, the works! Hell, he won the TT with his kickstand still attached!
Bonsey is Back ! and in fine form.
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