The first installments posted on the site tell of Yamaha's victory with six of the top ten places at the Mt.Fuji Ascent Race in July, 1955; a four-place sweep of the Asama Highlands Race in November, 1955; and the sixth-place finish of Yamaha rider Fumio Ito at Santa Catalina, California in May 3, 1958, which was Yamaha's international debut.We are still trying to land a sponsor, but without the dyno results and Georges input, we just have to be a little more patient.five years ago, He [referring to Guggenheim director Tom Krens] needs someone like me, because I can help him focus and be a little more sensible about the business side.Lewis added, Make no mistake about it, if we don't agree on our priorities and get it done, I am not afraid of firing people.Five years later, things have come to a head concerning Krens's vision and spending practices, and Lewis has failed to make good on his threat.
Horner reports, The engine pieces are pretty much all in house now, and Wiseco is hoping to spool it up on their Dyno in the next week or so.
His company has also sponsored a number of racing series sanctioned by the American Motorcyclist Association, and was presenting sponsor for both the Century of Indian and Heroes of Harley-Davidson exhibitions at the Motorcycle Hall of Fame Museum.
For my commentary on the significant influence of The Art of the Motorcycle Exhibition, see Motohistory 2/20/2004 in the News & Views archives.
Our story about Doug Horner's plan to reintroduce Triumph to AMA Grand National dirt track racing (Motohistory 11/7/2004) got quite a reaction.
It was discussed and linked from several dirt track web sites and lists, which created a nice two or three day spike in Motohistory visitor statistics.