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By David Knudson

ISBN-10: 0747811326

ISBN-13: 9780747811329

As early as 1916 - simply 8 years after Henry Ford's version T revolutionized the car - Congress launched into laws that will hyperlink America's significant towns via road. however it wasn't till 1925 that the govt all started executing its plan for nationwide street development. In summer season 1926, direction sixty six was once born, connecting Chicago to l. a. and staining the country's first significant east-west thoroughfare. through 1930, path sixty six used to be in very important direction for either truckers and travelers alike, and via 1939 it grew to become referred to as 'The mom Road' because of John Steinbeck's vintage 'The Grapes of Wrath'.

Over the years, thousands of usa citizens travelled this nice highway - from these heading west throughout the nice Migration to flee to dirt Bowl and the melancholy, to postwar households taking highway journeys around the state. by means of the Seventies, besides the fact that, four-lane highways, expressways, and tollways had taken over, and direction sixty six fell into disrepair. during this booklet, path sixty six authority David Knudson strains the interesting tale of the mum street, in a colourful advisor that examines the origins and loss of life of the line, the roadside points of interest and cottage industries it spawned, and the efforts to avoid wasting and fix it.

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500 single. The Red Hunter line was soon expanded to include 250cc and 350cc models. From the start, the machine’s merits were recognized by trials and grass-track riders, but it was not until Edward Turner embarked on a styling exercise that involved brighter colors and more chromium plating that it became popular with the general public. By the late 1930s, it was well established, with a loyal following until production of the model ceased in 1959. The bike illustrated on this page is a 350 model from 1937.

Ironically, the engine was an almost-perfect copy of a fourcylinder, 500cc Honda power unit, but with two extra cylinders grafted on. The alternator was mounted behind the cylinders in a rather futile attempt to reduce the engine’s width. Although prototypes appeared as early as 1972, production models did not reach the market until 1974. This is a 1976 model. c. engine is based on the Honda layout Twin-piston brake callipers The unusual six-pipe exhaust system was dropped on the 900cc versions that followed 42 Bianchi ES250/1 BIANCHI ES250/1 THIS 1937 ES250/1 MODEL was typical of the quality machines produced by Bianchi.

Steib sidecars were built at Nürnberg from the late 1920s and were noted for their quality. SPECIFICATIONS MODEL BMW R60 CAPACITY 594cc POWER OUTPUT 28 bhp WEIGHT 445 lb (202 kg); S. car: 150 lb (68 kg) TOP SPEED 75 mph (120 km/h) COUNTRY OF ORIGIN Germany Knock-off wheel nuts Tool tray positioned on top of large-capacity fuel tank BMW R69/S 53 After-market largecapacity fuel tank also contains oil and battery Leading-link Earles forks were used on BMW road bikes from 1955 to 1969 SPECIFICATIONS Frame around sidecar doubles as bumper bar MODEL BMW R69/S CAPACITY 594cc POWER OUTPUT 42 bhp WEIGHT 445 lb (202 kg) TOP SPEED 110 mph (177 km/h) COUNTRY OF ORIGIN Germany BMW Suspension adjustment lever R69/S THE R69/S WAS A sports version of BMW’s rather staid 600cc twin and was produced between 1959 and 1969.

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