Racing and Miscellaneous

A.J.'s Photos

Sam Parriott's Cast Iron Lakes Record Holder

Sam Parriott's "Lakes" Record Holding Cast Iron Ariel Square Four


Sam with Lakes Ariel

Sam Parriott with his Ariel at the lake

Skip Van Leeuwen

Skip holding his broken throttle cable to finish the race.

Dick Hammer riding TT

Triumph Thunderbird

Owner Bob Weir, Builder A. J. Lewis and Rider Dewey Merritt astride rapid accelerating Triumph Thunderbird (read article)

A.J. in shop A. J. Lewis in his workshop

Tom with Racing Triumph engine in shop

Tom Stoikwitz (owner of Triumph Racing Engine also pictured on "Engine" page).

A.J. and Bud Ekins

A. J. Lewis and Bud Ekins

1949 Daytona Triumph

1949 Daytona Truimph - Rider Bob Southern - Owner/Tuner A. J. Lewis

Gale's GT

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.

Triumph racing at Daytona

Tex Luce on GT at Daytona

Tex Luce on GP with A. J. (owner/tuner) at Daytona

A.J. Motors in competition

Tex Luce and Bert Brundage riding 2 of A. J.'s flat tracker Triumphs

Double Square Four 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.


You're never too young!!! Ducati rider, "the Silver Squirrel".

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