- Dukasuz a écrit:
- une autre vue de la Benelli de Gene Hartline
glanée sur un forum autralien.
a priori elle a un cadre trackmaster adapté
oui c'est ça, j'ai ces photos aussi et il y a eu 2 motos de construite mais l'une a brûlée
la seule restante a été vendue à un australien Pete Simmonds (celle sur la photo couleur), mais il a changé l'habillage (réservoir et selle)
mais à ce jour je ne sais pas ce quelle est devenue
voila l'histoire de cette moto par Joé Purshock, qui a travaillé 40 ans chez Cosmopolitan Motors
He that’s my old bike !!!
Yea I do!!!! That is my old bike!!!! She he hasn't had a thing done to it since I sold it, it looks like. That is a Nixon seat and tank that I painted. Black red and white were my old team colours. hell even the ABC leathers sticker is still on the seat pan. I still have the ABC leathers to match the bike if the winner wants them, they don't fit me anymore hahahaha. The frame is a TRACK MASTER !!!! It was built by track master by Gene Hartline who worked for Track master. Hartline was the name of the man that raced it before I did. Gene Hartline is now a stunt man. He built that bike along with Ax and Cosmo. he built the frame so he put his name on it.
The thing looks just as it did when I was racing it last Hell it looks as if I just took it off the trailer from a day at the track too. The frame is cracked and I don't see any mention of it in the auction. The bottom clamp was cracked likewise. I guess that was replaced. It may
have been welded up but it is there never the less.
Go to www.cosmotor.com click on vintage pictures and I have a picture of it in action. It is grouped in with the Parilla pictures so look at them all you can't miss it. As far a beating a triumph well I beat a few here but not many on short track and 1/2 mile but that thing was never fast. I can't believe that they haven't done a thing to it all this time. Such a shame that was a pretty unit. Joe
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Well it started with 2 but one was destroyed in a fire. This one you see here is actually my old bike. I got it AFTER Gene ran it. This is the one that Gene ran for a wile. That tank and seat are from Nixon enterprises. I painted them in my basement.They are NOT the original tank from the beginning, That black and white with red is my old colors. My leathers match that. I still have them but I couldn't get in them on a bet. I lettered the red letters myself with Testers model paint. They were passable but no Troy Lee deal. I sold that bike to A guy from OZ. He took it with him along with 2 full containers of shit from here and around the country.
That thing may have been in some "collection" down under but they never did anything to it. It was just sittin in a garage or from the looks of it outside for more then likely the last 15 years. I took the Good fork and the rear master cylinder off when I sold it. I put on some cheap ass fork just to roll it around. They either replaced the fork or painted the sliders black. looks like they put a nicer fork on. The front tire had a high spot so I hope they replaced that too. The frame is cracked in the neck. It had about a 1 inch split through the race swedge. I hope that was fixed. Some body hooked up a brake master cylinder and lever on the bar for the rear brake. I don't understand why. It looks as ratty as when I sold it. I literally brought that bike in from the track all filthy , unloaded it and parked it at Cosmo. Mr..Weiss used to let me keep my stuff here. Hell I still have 5 bikes here from the stone age. I had a full garage at home. It was a turd and I got tired of trying to get it to go fast so I just parked it and here it sat for years. One day Mr. Weiss called me up and asked me if I wanted to sell it and I did. The engine is shot. It had a bad jug and I through in a used piston just to fire it up for the cat that bought it.
If that thing brings that kinda bucks then I am gona build 3 more. I have a really nice picture of me gettin sideways some wear around here, let me see if I can find it . I also have some picks of it on the dyno here with AX and Joe But you know this place, It may be 3 years before I find it. I can't believe it brought 10K already. That is more then grand sport I was lookin at last year. But yes it is the only one in the world. nobody built another one that I knew of. I wonder what I could get for my stock Tornado? Maybe I should sit on these 650 parts I have here for a couple of years how bout it?