VESCO WAS THE MAN

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Dear CR Don Vesco was a very spe­cial man, and a friend to rac­ers of all types. My school friend Ken Greene was Reg Prid­more’s long-time side­car pas­sen­ger, pic­tured re­cently in CR. Ken and I de­liv­ered the chair to Don’s shop back in the day, only to find out Don was at an­other lo­ca­tion. We dropped off the chair, drove to a large ware­house where we found Don, door wide open, work­ing on his stream­liner. Ken and I started ask­ing questions about his ad­ven­tures on the salt. It was as if Don had all the time in the world to talk to us, ex­plain­ing in de­tail what we were look­ing at and what 300mph on a mo­tor­cy­cle was like. There was a time as the stream­liner ac­cel­er­ated be­tween 160 and 225 when the steer­ing worked back­wards, but not a big is­sue! What a man. Kevin Burke Eu­gene, Ore­gon

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