Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Savior South Cycles Racing

So you're in college in the the '80s, down in South Carolina. Not much money to spend but between you and your roommate, maybe enough to start a drag racing team. Especially if a worn but inexplicably reliable H2 shows up in the classifieds for the right price. Well some of the details may be lost to history, but here are some cool reminders of a time before they became mortal. This is Savior South Cycle teammates Bill Clarke and Steve Jackson. Their simple but profound credo, "Save one for me".

Starting with Bill testing the limits of rear tire sidewall strength...in the parking lot. You can see most of his nice haircut in this photo. Helmet? What?

Once they gained some experience at the track, they decided wheelie bars might be a good thing. And team shirts.

The results don't lie...1/8 mile time slips. On the back of the 8.03 slip it say's "beat Alvin's Honda by .02 sec, ran down A's wicked hole shot"
On the back of the 7.94 slip.."cut some Nighthawk ass, no contest"

As I say, the details are a little vague but if memory serves, I think the team changed the plugs, bought a Goodyear Eagle slick, and fabbed up the wheelie bar. Raced it for a season and moved on.

Hell of a show dudes, there's a cold one in the fridge for ya.

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