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Wes Cooley Special on Track

04 Jan

I have put loads of photos of the Bill Simpson Racing built Wes Cooley Special on my blog over the past twelve months as it came together in the workshop and here’s another —

Wes Cooley 005

I never tire of looking at the bike in the flesh but that would be hard to do right now as the bike is on it’s way to South Africa to take part in a series of parades and races for a variety of Superbikes from the seventies. The bike was built by Buffalo himself at Bill Simpson Racing and he will be off soon to catch up with the big Susie to race it in the warm South African sunshine.

I can’t keep my hands off this BSR – Wes Cooley Special —

Wes Cooley Goes Titanium 041

 

Yes I would love to build one for myself 🙂

But – in the meantime – thanks to my friend JT over at the XJROC I have found a vid of the original Wes Cooley bike competing at Laguna Seca in the late seventies against future GP stars from that era such as Freddie Spencer and Eddie Lawson.

Settle back to a time when life was so much simpler – on-bike cameras were in their infancy and – courtesy of youtube – enjoy the ride —

http://youtu.be/XbF0xewsZ2o

 
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