Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Fire Bad

Ol' Scottie took his time and made best of his resources to make a beautiful custom Pan back in 1977. During his trial run from Dayton Ohio to West Virginia he was well pleased with the performance and looks of his scooter. Then after a few hundred miles he rode it home turned off the engine and heard a powerful backfire!
His bike blew off the carburetor (foreground) and ignited the gas burning his cool scoot to ruins. Note the remains of his helmet on the sissy bar, charred seat, paint etc. Ol' Scott came over and gave me this picture, quoting "If you ever get bored, look at this photo. It'll make you laugh!" Well, it really wasn't that funny, but it makes for a great story years to come!

Martin "Split-the Early Years"

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