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Offline Truckedup

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Martinez McEvoy double Triumph 1970
« on: January 08, 2016, 10:23:33 AM »
 In 1970 a double engine Triumph was the second naked frame bike to top 200 MPH..... I believe Buddy Martinez was the rider, McEvoy the tuner? Does anyone know of any photos of this bike ??? Thanks
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Re: Martinez McEvoy double Triumph 1970
« Reply #1 on: January 17, 2016, 12:46:51 AM »
Oh boy...that goes back to the first year we attended!....I recall the bike and the names etc as I was building a semi-custom Triumph 650 of my own at the time...My dad, who was big into slideshows, had tons of pics...they all still exist but they are, I think, in my older brother's possession. He is probably not any time soon in a position where he will be "un-busy" enough to go looking. 

Maybe hang on to my info here and drop me a note ....I will see about somehow finding the pictures as there was a lot (a few hundred anyway) of pics from 1970 to 1973
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Re: Martinez McEvoy double Triumph 1970
« Reply #2 on: January 17, 2016, 02:28:01 AM »
Sounds like McEvoy's bike. Here's a story and photos from EasyRider magazine.
http://showandgo.blogspot.com/2010/01/don-mcevoys-double-engine-triumph.html
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Re: Martinez McEvoy double Triumph 1970
« Reply #3 on: January 17, 2016, 06:20:34 AM »
 Thanks for the info. Another guy sent me a similar article. The details of the chain drive is interesting. I'm building a double Triumph as we speak and trying to gather up ideas on the driveline..
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Re: Martinez McEvoy double Triumph 1970
« Reply #4 on: January 17, 2016, 08:15:33 AM »
Talk to Tyler, he has a nice double Trumpet: http://www.lowbrowcustoms.com/about-us
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Re: Martinez McEvoy double Triumph 1970
« Reply #5 on: January 17, 2016, 01:20:31 PM »
Don was an almost weekly eliminator winner with a single-engine Triumph in the early days (were there any other than that?) at Colton.
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Re: Martinez McEvoy double Triumph 1970
« Reply #6 on: January 17, 2016, 07:18:39 PM »
Boris Murray said Don McEvoy taught him everything he knew about running nitro.
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Re: Martinez McEvoy double Triumph 1970
« Reply #7 on: January 18, 2016, 04:02:24 PM »
Talk to Tyler, he has a nice double Trumpet: http://www.lowbrowcustoms.com/about-us
(855) 456-9276

 I've talked to Tyler about his bike and got some ideas. I prefer to use a chain drive...and a Harley 5 speed and clutch...
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Re: Martinez McEvoy double Triumph 1970
« Reply #8 on: January 19, 2016, 09:36:46 AM »
My first trip to B'ville was 1970 and I got to talk to Don Sliger with the twin Enfield. He had switched to straight-cut gears on the primaries because chains would not live. Then he proceeded to twist off clutch housings.   :-o "It's always sumthin'!" Rose Ann Rose Anna Danna!  Get that build diary going! :cheers:  G

Busy crewing so I didn't see McEvoy's rig but some other stuff: http://www.landracing.com/gallery/displayimage.php?album=213&pid=8973#top_display_media                       
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Re: Martinez McEvoy double Triumph 1970
« Reply #9 on: February 19, 2020, 11:56:45 PM »
My father James set the record in August of 73 @ 201.4mph AAF 2000cc #98b. Id love to chat with anyone that knows about or was associated with Don or the bike. The pics I posted are of my father on the bike the year the record was set and of a younger version of me standing next to Don.

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Re: Martinez McEvoy double Triumph 1970
« Reply #10 on: February 20, 2020, 07:38:52 AM »
Great pictures & info, thanks  :cheers:

I keep a list of naked LSR riders over 200, any venue, and your Dad is one of the very first.

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