Flat Track by BSA

Growing up in Long Beach in the 1960s,  Flat Track racing meant taking a trip to Ascot Park in nearby Gardena and watching the greats of the day under the lights, hypnotized by the speeds, the roar of the engines, and the sweet smell of racing fuel.

Far from the Southern California beaches is #46g, currently on display at the Hill Country Motorheads Vintage Motorcycle Museum in Burnet, Texas.  It’s a terrific museum with a great selection of motorcycles  from across the generations, but especially rich in 60s dirt bikes.

 

1966 Yenko Stage II. Safe at any Speed.

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Another personal favorite from Jay Leno’s Garage is this genuine 1966 Yenko Stage II Corvair. Beautifully restored, she’s powered by a 164 C.I. flat-six with four carburetors, generating 190 HP. Designed by Ed Cole, the Corvair was Chevrolet’s answer to the Porsche 911.