Sunday, November 3, 2013

an accidental meeting...

AI-san finally finished his CB750K0 so he rode it all the way to our workshop.



his CB attracted this guy at the near by carl's jr. parking lot while AI-san was parking the bike there.


turned out he is Don Dierking, who raced 50cc like honda CR110 and 300cc CB77super hawk in late 60s in UK, US etc. he raced with Fujio Yoshimura(Pop Yoshimura's son) in canada. and then he decided to pursue a career in auto racing, F5000, in early 70s just like Mike Hailwood. he got ex-works lola T190 in UK and shipped to US and raced it. WOW


his story including how much he respects Pop Yoshimura and Mike Hailwood and other legendary racers who he actually spent time with back then.


AI-san didn't have much time so he had to leave. next time we'll go for a canyon ride for sure. his CB sounded sooooo nice. thank you for bringing Don to our workshop!


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Don asked shinya to show more of his collections so we took him to #12 where Wata was busy working on the mustang project.


Don was so excited to see #7 and #12 and said "you guys are doing what we were doing back then!!" he also said our garages have the same feelings and spirits as he and his friends' garages in late 60s and early 70s.


Wata always has some young fellows in his garage to help him around.


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