British Customs adds the infamous Ascot TT race to their Legends Series honoring motorcycling greats.
LOS ANGELES, CA
JANUARY 26, 2016
The motorcycle community has changed. As the decades passed, the heritage of motorcycling was packed away, and has been largely forgotten with time. Now, the history of motorcycling is all but forgotten by the vast majority of the motorcycle community. The only place where the legends of motorcycling exist are in long forgotten archives that were never digitized, and knowledge of both these archives and the figures documented within them fade by the day.
British Customs, a lifestyle brand and designer of aftermarket motorcycle parts, is revitalizing the lost heritage of motorcycling by connecting with the remaining legends that built the motorcycle culture as we now know it and sharing their stories with the riders of today. British Customs is establishing on their blog an authoritative database composed of numerous interviews, profiles, histories, and more on the racers, races, machines, designers, tuners, events, personalities, and more that collectively built the heritage of motorcycling.
British Customs is calling this the Legends Series.
To help motorcyclists get their own piece of history, British Customs has released multiple custom motorcycles built in collaboration with many of these living legends as well as parts developed with their input. These include the Triumphant built with Eddie Mulder, the Sonny Nutter Tribute built with Sonny Nutter, the British Customs X Mule Motorcycles Tracker Classic, the Spirit of Gyronaut with the heirs of the original Gyronaut X-1 team, Drage Pipes, Slash Cut TT Exhaust, Pro Builder Series Mule Motorcycles parts, the Stainless Steel Collection, and many more.
This week, British Customs added a researched and connected piece to their archives on one of the most challenging races in the heyday of motorcycle racing: the Ascot TT.
The Ascot TT was held at the legendary Ascot Park in Gardena, CA. The Ascot TT was a 50 lap endurance race on one of the fastest and most challenging tracks in the country, and was a part of the AMA Triple Crown, including the Castle Rock TT and the Peoria TT. Only such icons of racing as Eddie Mulder were able to conquer it, and it was said that you couldn’t call yourself a champion racer until you had won on it.
The motorcycles used in the Ascot TT, like those ridden by all racers, stuntmen, enthusiasts, and the common motorcyclist alike, were all street bikes that had been stripped down and modified for whatever purpose they were wanted. In step with this mentality, British Customs has published a series of style guides on how to take any Triumph Modern Classic including the iconic Bonneville, Thruxton, Scrambler and others and easily convert it into a tracker, dirt bike, cafe racer, desert sled, bobber, resto-mod, and more.
Every week, British Customs will add at least two pieces to continue growing their archive as they are completed or documents are uploaded on the racers, events, designers, machines, personalities, and more that created motorcycling as we now know and love it.
Anyone interested in using or viewing the archival images and documents British Customs is digitizing is encouraged to contact them.
About British Customs:
British Customs is a Southern California-based lifestyle brand and designer of aftermarket motorcycle parts. They are known for making the highest quality factory-spec bolt-on parts that only require common tools and minimal technical knowledge to install. With any of their parts upgrades, the average rider can completely customize his or her motorcycle in a weekend.