Tombo Racing featured on Discover Oklahoma TV show

Tombo Racing was recently featured on the state-wide Discover Oklahoma television show. Produced by the Oklahoma Department of Tourism, the long running and award winning Discover Oklahoma show highlights uniquely Oklahoma people, places and events. Host Dino Lali recently visited the new Tombo Racing offices to film the show and is the narrator for the […]

Dirt Fever – Glen Sinclair family

In the early 1970’s Glen Sinclair was very involved in dirt bike racing. He hung out with the likes of Jack Penton and Dick Burleson. “I would build the course and they would come and ride it” laughs Glen. “I also know Ralph Royce (Ride Oklahoma July 2008). He is something else.” Never a top […]

Classic Italian – 1967 Ducati 250cc Mach 1/S

This story originally ran in the January 2009 Ride Oklahoma. The name Ducati evokes emotions in most motorcyclists. Like Harley Davidson, Ducati has a devoted group of fans that admire and adore the brand. It is more than just a brand of bikes – it is a lifestyle. For Ducati, that lifestyle is synonymous with […]

Back from the Dead – Yamaha Stratoliner Rebuild

Originally published February 2009 Tommy Bolton, championship drag racer, race winning engine tuner, and hot-rod Hayabusa builder, recently ran across a 2006 Yamaha Stratoliner that was in need of some tender loving care. On a recent trip to Houston, Tommy spotted the shell of the Yamaha’s big v-twin cruiser that had suffered the ravages of […]

Oklahoma Crude – Tommy Smith

In 1966, the Beatles song “We Can Work it Out” topped the charts, the Green Bay Packers beat the Cleveland Browns in the NFL Championship game, B-52’s first bombed Vietnam, and Ronald Reagan was elected governor of California. And 19 year old Oklahoman Tommy Smith traded $1,470 and a leaky 1958 Panhead for a brand […]

Phil Templeton

Phil Templeton is an accomplished dirt bike racer from Moore, Oklahoma. He rides the Black Jack Enduro circuit, as well as tearing up the pavement on his Harley Davidson and KTM 690 Enduro.

Tommy Bolton – Drag Racer and Engine Builder

Tommy Bolton came to Oklahoma City from Los Angeles, where he was dubbed the “King of Cali” but local southern California motorcyclists. He went on to a career in NHRA and Prostar drag racing and is now one of the top motorcycle engine builders in the world.

Penton and Bultaco at OKC Motorcycle Show

Doug Duncan from Shawnee, Oklahoma was kind enough to bring a couple of really nice vintage dirt bikes to the OKC Motorcycle Show to share with participants. Doug is a vintage bike restorer and collector on a budget. 1972 125cc Penton “I always wanted a Penton growing up. I could never afford a Penton as […]

Heartland Heat Motorcycle Club

The Heartland Heat chapter of the Wind and Fire Motorcycle Club consists of local firemen who ride Harley Davidson motorcycles. The groups purpose is to help down on their luck fire victims without insurance or family support.

Ricky Brooks Ride to South America

Norman resident Ricky Brooks will be at the Ride Oklahoma/Adventure Rider Magazine offices on Saturday, March 13 at 4 pm to present a slide show and video of his recent trip to Tierra del Fuego on his Suzuki DR-650. This should be a fun and interesting presentation, as Ricky outlines his challenges with border crossings, […]