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Saturday, January 21, 2017

Ural coffee mug


  1. Just too cool! Surely not available in the U.S.? As you know I'm a big fan of the East German/Russian/Soviet Block motorcycles, MZ's especially, the racing story is amazing. I can thoroughly recommend Stealing Speed the book by Mat Oxley, tells the story of Ernst Degner and Walter Kaaden and their brilliant success racing on a budget and the treachery that led to the wounds in a fantastic partnership.

    1. Yep, picked it up here in the U.S. Found it on the clearance table at a Polaris/Indian/Victory dealer in Colorado. Thanks for the book recommendation. I have Stealing Speed on my "must read" list. I've seen the photos of your MZ road racer, beautiful workmanship. Must have been an absolute blast to race. I also own an MZ. It's an Iraqi army sidecar rig that was captured by British forces in the first Gulf War.