Here’s the 1971 Flat Track season featuring all the greats.  Dave Aldana is the focus but keep a sharp eye out for Gene Romero, Dick Mann and Mert Lawwill  just to name a few.

BSA and  Triumph were battling the Harley XR’s in the heyday of the sport.

There are some interviews around the 50 minute mark; overall a super glimpse into the wild and wooly world of the flat track greats. What makes these guys iron men is the fact that they worked on the bikes, drove to the races, rode like madmen, packed it up in the van and headed to the next event.

The British brands were soon to be written into the history books but while they were at their peak they burned brightly.

Enjoy

 

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