Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Gene Romero’s 1970 Sacramento Mile National victory

From the seminal motorcycle racing film On Any Sunday, said protagonist Gene Romero:  "I don't want to hurt anybody, but I just gotta get out there...get third or come and visit me in the hospital, man, I dig carnations." And that’s exactly what the man did to lead 50 laps of the 1970 Sacramento Mile National and earning the AMA number-one plate for his C.R. Axtell-tuned Triumph 750. "Everybody at Sacramento but me knew I'd won the championship!” Check out the victory ad for Romero that Triumph ran in the 1970 edition of Cycle News.

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