In the San Jose area is a machine shop owned by Tom K. for God only knows how many years all the old time racers and not so old time gather there to shoot the sh.. ahh stuff every Wednesday. . I hadn't been there in years as it is 100 miles from the house and getting down there I would have to be drive in commute traffic the whole way.
I had work about 20 miles away this week so went down to visit soon as I could. Got there near 6 pm and I was late. You walk from the office into the back room and on the right are two important thing, the refrig with the beer and the wall of fame. Lots of signed autographed pictures on the wall. At the bottom on the right you will see the gray hair of Joe Leonard former AMA #1 and Indy car racer. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joe_Leonard
Just to the left of the wall you have a shot towards the back. Sitting down to the right of the monitor is Gene Duncan. Gene used to be a part owner of Sonny Kenyon's Bultaco shop and now works for K&L as a salesman. Gene was/is such a good salesman he sold bikes to people who couldn't ride. He taught them how.
Below is the sign that explains itself. "Motorcycle sport and the men who benchrace ON ANY WEDNESDAY. A TOM KEEBLE PRODUCTION Featuring Joe Leonard, Bob Scally, Steve Lacey and other dynamic personalities."
Pete made up this sign, Good Work.
Your Host and his almost complete pit bike. Two engines, racing slick and a chain that Rube Goldberg would be proud of. What a great place. All of us wish we could have a place this cool to hang out at.
If your old you remember this name. Most of us where riding when this license expired. One guy I'm sending this to used to haul his Hodaka in the back of Mom's car. BYW Tom's shop has lots of " works in progress" littering, uh, placed among the tools he needs for his business.