Top Fuel Bikes: 1971 vs. 2001
By Guy Wills
Eddie Knight's 1971 era fuel bike is sparse and basic. Photo by Guy Wills
top photo is the AA/D bike of Eddie Knight from Paramus, New Jersey. I took this picture at the 1971 Motorcycle Nationals at Maple Grove, Pennsylvania.
Bob Spina explodes off the line at Epping in 2001. Photo by Guy
The bottom photo shows the Top Fuel Harley bike of Bob Spina from Brentwood, Long Island. I took this picture at the IHRA Nationals in Epping, New Hampshire, in 2001. This is just after Bob released the clutch.
There sure have been some changes in fuel bikes in 30 years.