When the Cannonball Run Comes to Town

The great Cannonball Run's second day stop brought them to Binghamton, NY which is only minutes away from Metro's world HQ which meant a trip to the Doubletree Hotel.There is not much parking in town, so I expected mayhem  and was pleasantly sur

Read More

Don Castro's Outlaw Justice - Part Two

  The Don Castro Red-lined framed, Tracy Fiberglas Triumph only raced once, pronounced illegal for slipstreaming by the AMA and then retired in 1972.  The bike could have disappeared after that.  And without Don Miller, it probably wo

Read More

Don Castro's Outlaw Justice - Part One

   Triumph's 750cc twin was the weapon of choice for the 1972 AMA Grand National Championship.  Housed in custom steel skeletons built by Trackmaster, Red Line or C&J; a typical example might weigh 290 points and make upwards of 70 hor

Read More

Kicking Off the Famous Quotes Line

It's 1968 and imagine that you are at the top of your game in the flat track motorcycle racing world.  You show up at an event fueled with enough adrenaline to start a dump truck.  You and your team have come prepared to get the job done. &

Read More

Preserving History, One Bike At A Time

     Noted flat track racing historian, Bill Millburn is always on the look out for any scrap of racing history.  Whether he finds it for himself or he helps out friends that are dealing with his same disease, he manages to uneart

Read More

No Time to Spare

    I have taken on a lot of projects over the years.  Some good, some not so good.  There was always one consistent with them, I had plenty of time to get them done.     The one exception to the rule was the Honda

Read More

Creating the WKR Logo

Logo design is one of the most important pieces to the business puzzle.  Throughout time, there are ones that get etched into your mind and can't be removed.  The likes of Coca-Cola, the intertwined VW, the Chevrolet 'bow-tie', etc.  I

Read More

The Reverse Restoration

RESTORE OR UNRESTORED, THAT IS THE QUESTIONI came across a very desirable bike, a 1975 YZ360B, the first production mono-shocker open bike.  I had seen the bike years ago and it was an absolute 'Time Capsule'.  I mentioned to the owner abou

Read More

My Very Own Honda CR125 Elsinore

Like every other freckle-faced kid, I wanted to be like the guys I saw in my father’s Dirt Bike magazines in the ’70s. In particular, I wanted to be like Marty Smith. So when it was clear that I wasn’t going to be at all like him (fast and successful

Read More