Max BuBeck's Death Valley Run 1999
This run is an small annual event put on by Max BuBeck.
It is a run of a few hundred miles over a couple of days in October, with one day being all offroad riding!
|This is a picture taken in
1948 of Max BuBeck (On cycle) and his tuner Frank Chase. This bike went
135.58 mph and still holds the title of fastest unstreamlined Indian
The cycle is considered a "Chout" because it's a chief engine in a scout chassis. But definitely no ordinary chief! This one ran methanol through two Schebler barrel valve carbs and was running cams ground by the legendary Fred "Pop" Schunk.
|This is Dale
Walksler on an amazing
Dale is the purveyor of the
Wheels Through Time Museum
and has great taste in motorcycles!
|Here is another shot of Dale's 1939 knuckle bobber.|
|Here are the bikes
that did the offroad section of the run.
This is Titus canyon in Death Valley.
|Here is another cool shot of the bikes in Titus Canyon.|
|Here is a shot of the bikes on the road, in the dirt!|
(One of my all-time heroes)
"East coast 100 point showbike off-road
1940 civilian chief!"
|Here is another shot
of Juan's Killer Chief.
Prior to dumping it in 6 inches of sand!
Actually, this could be after for all we know!
|Here is Tony's Beautiful 1950 Chief.|
|This is Rocky's 1946
Complete with military fenders and straight pipes.
He rode from Ohio to Tahoe to Death Valley
and back to Ohio!
|Here's Rocky's killer Chief roadbike again!|
|This is one of two
Harley UX3's ever made.
It is the experimental 80" flathead engine that
debuted for sale in 1937.
|This UX3 was built
to run in the Great American race.
Dale also owns this one and it's good to see a museum quality bike get ridden like this one does.
|Here is a shot of Dale and Hillbilly with a nice 1960 panhead.|
|And there it goes
marking it's spot like a good Harley!
|This is a shot of
Kiwi's 1938 Chief.
It's a beauty.
|Here's another beautiful 1938 Chief.|
|Here is a 1948 Chief built by Ron Link.|
|This is a killer
Chief bobber with a Vard front end
and a shortened frame.
|Here is another shot
of Dales 1939 knuckle bobber.
This bike rules!
|And here is a
picture (Ha Ha!) of Stuart Munger aka "The Rev" after winning
the coasting race and crashing the above '39 into the sand!
He stuck to the sheets for 3 days!
These pictures and captions (For the most part) were provided to me by the one and only Juan Parker.
"The world would be a better place if everyone rode bobbers"
- Juan Parker
I just got an e-mail from a guy named Gary who was also there!
He has a site with more great pictures from Death Valley and way more details!
Check it out HERE!