Reine Wisell (1941-2022)
Eagle #7228: New Bits
From the back room at KMPR- Paul Jay, Mikey and Trick Nick have the turbo mount for AAR Eagle #7228 ready for plating. This is a hand-crafted one-off as the various exhaust headers from in-the-day come out from the motor at various degrees, and the only mount we had on the shelf was not going to do the trick.
The Rickster polished it up this evening for an even brighter final look prior to plating.
Vic Elford (1935-2022)
Dan Gurney: BMX Influencer
Dan Gurney aboard an All American BMX Monoshock Eagle at Pocono in 1976. AAR motor magician John Miller walks along side.
On the other side of the fence looms a literal heavyweight- a 60 lb. Yamaha BMX Moto-bike from roughly 1974.
Kids are made in all ages, shapes and sizes.
Eagles are made to fly.
Eagle #7225 and #7701: Bunk Mates
That moment when you return from being away for seven months, and there is a younger version of you sleeping where you sleep...
This is the first time All American Racers Eagle #7225 and #7701 have been near each other since July 31st, 1977, when #7225 failed to qualify for the American Parts 200 at Texas World Speedway with Steve Krisiloff.
That same day, #7701 finished third with Pancho Carter driving the factory 'Sidehack' in its next-to-last event.