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    Leo /Freightliner Transport Truck

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    Everybody, who saw us at the Vintage Races thought we had it too easy. Our pit wasn't the usual frenzy of activity like a lot of the car pits. sittin around visiting with all the racing greats, lifestyle of the rich and famous. Ran across these pics back at the shop in the mid ninties.
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    Leo, the team manager.
    Leo did the grunge work, too.

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    Yous Truely, Working on high. The boss gotta kick outa coming by and seeing us scrubbing away. The Freightliner was was a pretty cool auto hauler. We raced coast to coast, and it was actually a pretty nice way to travel. It was one of the longest straight trucks I have seen on the hiway. Listening on the CB, A lot of the truckers commented on it when they saw it. But, it being a straight truck, could make it a handfull to manuever in some situations. I still run the hiways, and I occasionally see it on the road.
    Leo came out and helped me clean car hauler. All day job. Sometimes we had it cleaned at the big truck washes near the truck stops.

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    More to Come on Leo

    I keep digging and finding more stuff. Itís endless and thatís good. Iís beautiful out side. Time to go and enjoy it. Outside on the patio.

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    Quote Originally Posted by barryg View Post
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    A pic of Leo Goff with a racing Norton. Probably 40 years ago, before I knew him.
    Leo working on a performance Norton many years .

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    Leo Motorcycle Drag Racing Champion

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    Thinking about Leo and Allen drag racing that Norton, pretty cool stuff back in the day.
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    They were serious about drag racing and winning. I think they were International Drag Bike Association champions for a couple of years back in the mid eighties. Leo built the engine, Ron Wiginton fabricated the Kawasaki transmission to fit the engine and frame, Eddie Wilbanks fabricated the frame. I think Allen fabbed up the top shell and fairing. I see Cyclear on the back of the body shell. All these guys have been featured on this thread.
    Leo took an old Norton Commando and turned it into a drag racing champion.

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    Smile

    Talking to Leo yesterday, he may have my carbs done/ rebuilt for my R100 tune up by the end of the week. Yea! Was hoping to have them done and been riding that bike this summer. Oh well; take'em when I can get'em. Well no rush now. I've been cleaning the inside of the tank. The outside of the tank has been damaged from hitting handlebar barbacks. Might just go ahead and and have it fixed and painted. Fairly nice bike; was aiming for just simple rider status.

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    CDL Class A

    The team had the big Freightliner straight truck to haul our race cars. I went to truck driving school in West Memphis. I think the class was a week of class and a week of driving. I started the class a few days after everybody else; after 3 days of class, I took my written test, passed and after 4 days of driving; took my driving test and passed. Everybody in the class could'nt believe it. They wern't the brightest people I ever met. Still got my Class A CDL.

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    Leo beat me, he went and got the book, read it and passed his written test, pretty slick, then took his driving test, and passed that. No easy feat. I was impressed. B CDL. I have to give Leo credit, he handled the Freightliner great. That was one big straight truck. We were racing gypsies. We met a lot of famous auto racers, pretty exciting stuff.

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    Leo-Bike Show Judge Memphis

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    Leo judges the bikes at the bike show. Moi just standing there lost in space. Leoís knowledge of motorcycles is unbelievable.

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    Memories!!

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    Leo judges the bikes at the bike show. Moi just standing there lost in space. Leoís knowledge of motorcycles is unbelievable.
    Lots of great memories in those pictures!!! Glad you had the forethought to document all of this!!
    We certainly ran the gamut on a diverse group of activities and vehicles!!!
    Always loved the cars, but as you know, my passion has always been with the bikes!!

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