Sam Parriott's "Lakes" Record Holding Cast Iron Ariel Square Four
Sam Parriott with his Ariel at the lake
Skip Van Leeuwen
Skip holding his broken throttle cable to finish the race.
Owner Bob Weir, Builder A. J. Lewis and Rider Dewey Merritt astride rapid accelerating Triumph Thunderbird (read article)
A. J. Lewis in his workshop
Tom Stoikwitz (owner of Triumph Racing Engine also pictured on "Engine" page).
A. J. Lewis and Bud Ekins
1949 Daytona Truimph - Rider Bob Southern - Owner/Tuner A. J. Lewis
Gale Searing's first 1950 GP. This motorcycle was given to A.J. Lewis by Johnson Motors to race at Daytona. The rider was Tex Luce. The motor was rebuilt and restored by the owner and A.J. Lewis - below same motorcycle at Daytona and close-up.
2000 c.c. Bike with 2 Mark II Square Four Engines. A.J. built both engines and made the coupling fittings. He designed and manufactured a special engine sprocket to run a 5/8 3/8 primary chain (rear) and built an early Ariel Berman gearbox. Both the sprocket and older, more rugged gearbox, were necessary to handle the tremendous torque of the dual engines.
Owner: Mike Longsdon.
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