From:Barry Brown e-mail:oldmill@kingston.net
Subject:RE: RE: RE: RE: RE: RE: RE: RE: Ancestry.com Date:Mon Mar 11 19:19:19 2013
Response to:4657
No wonder Mr.Brusso looks like he just came out of the poorhouse . The first
batch of 1930 VL's were lemons as they had overly light flywheels and Harley
in their typical fashion made the dealers eat the cost of labour changing them
over if the customer complained, which many did.

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Accompanying Advertisement, not article, sorry.

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Ad accompanying article...timely marketing don't you know.

See ya.

JR

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Page 1 of the Special Speed Model Article.


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The scan didn't take. Will try again tonight from the home computer.

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Thanks to Dave Molnar's recent copying of the Spiker newsletters, the identity
of the mystery man Ray Brusso has been revealed in the February 1978 issue
of the Bulletin. You may recall he's the guy sitting backwards on the KL
fender, erroneously attributed by me to be Joe Petrali (Dave H., please fix that
page for me) in the Miscellaneous section of the Exchange.

In a Spiker re-type of an article from a May 1930 issue of "Motorcycling"
magazine, the guys are described as: 2 Indian dealers, two Excelsior
Henderson Dealers, an Independant Dealer, and "...we recognize Ray Brusso
who sells Harley Davidsons over on North Avenue." Also attending were Art
Constatine who ran the timer, and of course, Joe Petrali "...tearing along as
though the devil on a sky rocket was chasing him."

It looks like the dealers wanted to see what competition the New Henderson
"Special" Speed Model would bring.

I hope this scan is readable. 2 more pages to follow.

JR