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Billy Lane’s SONS OF SPEED by Miserable George

     Well, once again, Old Man Weather put the “blocks” to us as far as HEAT was concerned. Sat., Oct. 16 was BRUTAL at New Smyrna Speedway in Samsula, Fl. for Billy Lane’s 2021 Biketoberfest edition of the Sons of Speed Old Time Motorcycle Races!! Nice crowd on hand for a Biketoberfest event.

Rev, Al gave the Invocation, we pledged allegiance to the flag, and, they were off. I tried my best to keep up with scoring, but didn’t do a very good job!!! There was just one mishap as the riders were returning to the pits after a heat. Jody Perewitz was bumped by another rider, and she went down. Thank the Lord, she was OK, but her bike was damaged to the point where she couldn’t continue…the throttle control cables were rendered useless. She told me…”That’s Racing…!!” What a girl…!!!!The program ran straight through without an intermission, and these were the results as I got them: Michael Lange-Stock 45…EBay Jake-Hot 45…Single-Winner-take-all-Billy Lane…Stock 61-Michael Lange….Hot 61-Michael Lange…Wildcard-Winner take all-Michael Lange . So, that was IT!!!! Race was over just after 4PM. I was BEAT…had to have help getting up the high bank on turn 4 to get through the gate!!! I think next race, I’ll just sit in the Grandstand and do what I can from there!!

Thanks Billy Lane for your hospitality…Miserable George

WILLIE’S TROPICAL TATTOO CHOPPER SHOW Biketoberfest 2021 by Miserable George

     The weather around Brevard County, Fla. had started to cool down….just a tad, however, the big chopper show at Willie’s Tattoo on US#1 in Ormond Beach must have attracted that hot weather and brought it back again!!! On Oct.14, 2021, it was HOT!!! There is a good side of that, however, the girls cut back on their clothes, and at Willie’s…..THEY DID!!!! I gotta say however, the array of choppers there just  MIGHT have out-done the babes…(sorry girls…but…it  is a motorcycle show!!!) For Biketoberfest, I’d say that the crowd was UP…!! I ran into several friends that I hadn’t seen for several years…that’s always nice. I had the company of ace photographer, JACKMAN all day…we helped each other spot babes… oh, and BIKES too!!! Lots of food and cold stuff on hand, and I never did get the name of the band…sorry guys. ValGal and I stuck it out to the very end…got pics of all the winners. Glad to see ol’ Willie up and around too…!!! Next show there will be Bike Week, 2022…watch for it. Hey, thank a VET today, and GOD BLESS AMERICA…

Miserable George and ValGal

BILLY LANE…SONS OF SPEED 2020

     I’ve known Billy Lane for quite a few years now, and when I heard about his “Sons of Speed” project, I knew it would be a success!! It’s been in operation for over 3 years now, and is growing steadily. We always catch the racing out at New Smyrna Speedway in Samsula, Fl….a half mile, with a fair amount of banking, providing plenty of action. Several lady racers have also joined in the action!!!. The pictures you see here are from the first race, up to the last one during Bike Week, 2020. No information as yet on the plans for Biketoberfest…stay tuned…ride safe…enjoy the photos…

Miserable George

Gus Karnes Flatty by Valgal

Gus Karnes HD  1942 WLA 45 SV, known as a flathead… I was on a mission in Daytona the other day and stopped to see a good friend Brent Dwyer.

That’s when I met Gus… He is the owner of this beautiful Flatty… I asked about info on this bike and he said it was “civilianized out of the box” Then said “it’s a good bike”. I guess that’s all that needed to be said.

Gus you are one of the original ‘old school’ bikers I love and Thank you so much for your hospitality…

Valgal