This 65 Triumph has had quite a history and is now in the proud hands of a great guy, Lenny Jones. The story starts that I was in Bonneville for speed week and as I was shooting hotrods and racecars out on the salt, I kept seeing this badass little bike rolling around. It stood out from all the rest that were on the salt for sure, a real eye catcher. I had to meet the owner. In comes Lenny, a top-notch guy with a ton of racing and land speed history. At the present time he was going for a few class records and was super busy racing against the clock on the salt. It is a type of racing not for everyone. There is no glory, only hard work, determination, and the honor of being in a book that so few ever get to get into. My hat’s off to you. Lenny was actually the second owner of this bike as far I as I can tell in its present state. He changed a few things like the Flat track bars, frontend, and rear end to make it his own as we all do, but the old owner’s styling still shows through. The bike was assembled by Bucky out in Huntington Beach. He is one of Lenny’s best buds and for his fingers touching it, the bike will now and forever scream speed my friends. It was his old bar-hopper and from what I hear still loves the bike. It was only a few weeks ago when my buddy, Brad Masterson, came to me and asked if I had taken this picture Bucky got. And I said yes. It was a full circle from meeting Lenny on the salt to hitting home with one of my friends. Turns out brad did the handy work on the paint and body of the bike. He said it was one of the first paintjobs he did on a bike and it was totally puss. I had to agree. The styling is so subtle, like much of Brad’s work. Powered by a Bonneville 650 built by Meatball from hell on wheels, it eats down the miles of salt like no other. Lenny being the Speed demon he is, knowing he could squeeze a few more ponies out if he decided to get down a little with the gearing and hardware to optimize the performance.
See you out on the salt. STC