What happened to the Rick Hocking bike?
After they were outlawed, Abrams sold the engine to Lyn St James, who fitted it into her ‘D-sports’ car. Abrams got it running again in the early 1990s. “Kenny wanted to put something back together, so I gave Kenny my chassis, and it sat at his place for years, and finally I said if you’re not going to do anything with it I’m going to take it back,” Abrams says. “I bought an engine from a guy in England, but when it got here it was just somebody’s old worn out parts, it was junk. So I saw an ad in Cycle News that said, ‘A newtz750 engine’. I called him and asked how new it was. He said: ‘It’s still in the crate’. I paid $10,000 for it! So I put the bike back together for the first time in over 20 years, so it is not the original engine, but it is the original chassis.”