[CR] Tom Sparks from 1950 ?

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From: "Robert Clair" <r.clair@cox.net>
To: Classicrendezvous Rendezvous <Classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
References: <c76dc510903191300q4961acauc7c40eb4563dc718@mail.gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 19 Mar 2009 16:44:05 -0400
Subject: [CR] Tom Sparks from 1950 ?

... the latest edition, of all media, is the street rodder's journal, no. forty three. this:

... the bicycle champion.

there is one little known fact about another automotive pioneer, hot rodder and race car driver tom sparks (above at right - in the pic in the bit) was a world class bicycle racer and in 1958 was the calif state road racing champion.

"for 20 years i was a very serious bike rider, all through the 1950's i trained and raced with all of the world class riders. at one point i was riding 400 miles a week."

... neat little pic of three, looks like bar end shifters were the way to go back then.

robert clair
alexandria, va 22308