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metalmonkey47

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The MM47 CB750 Cafe Project

24 April 2018 - 12:31 PM

Back in 2016, I decided that if I wasn't going to let myself own a Datsun for a while (space, time, etc) I was going to find another outlet for my j-tin obsession. I've always loved Honda's, actually had a '73 CB175 for my first vehicle.

 

This one fell into my lap in early 2016.

 

It's a 1971 CB750, early K1. Initially this was going to be a resto-mod project, fixing first what was broken and riding it for a little while, but that didn't last long. I started by replacing the loose swingarm bushings, but realized while I was there that I might as well do the rest of the stuff back there while I was at it.

 

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Over the last 3 months I've been going through the stages to strip it.

 

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As it sits now:

 

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I got to play with the BRE cars

05 December 2017 - 12:27 PM

Yep, back in October I got to play with the BRE triplets at Road Atlanta.

Not so much in the 'toy' sense, basically I got a unique opportunity by Nissan to photograph these iconic cars on Road Atlanta, where they once dominated.

Every year, the company I work for (Z1 Motorsports) holds an event called Z Nationals that is basically a multi-day event that pays homage to the history of the Z car. We generally do a track day, and a car show. This year Nissan Motorsports came through for us and unlocked the Heritage Collection, bringing out semi-truck loads of iconic Nissan race cars, including my favorites here. We had access to the BRE 510 along with their LMP1 car, Bob Sharp ZX, and a few others. We also had the 370Z Tribute car that you may have seen photographed on Road Atlanta many years ago, although I assume no one here cares much for that. 

In addition, we had Randy Jaffe's BRE 240Z Tribute. I use the term tribute very lightly because this car is actually the re-embodied original BRE 240Z that was crashed in the 70's. It contains all of the original parts from the car John Morton raced, down to the roll cage. They have been transplanted into this new body and driven by John at Laguna Seca just a few months ago. It is the closest the world will ever get to seeing the original BRE 240Z.

 

24077308418_9f337c95c0_b.jpgDSC_4425.jpg by Matt Yates, on Flickr

 

37875310256_5c38222cc4_b.jpgDSC_4421.jpg by Matt Yates, on Flickr

 

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37897292582_c4659a6ac1_b.jpgDSC_4413.jpg by Matt Yates, on Flickr

 

37928477151_784a6be8bb_b.jpgDSC_4435.jpg by Matt Yates, on Flickr

 

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26153119739_91471e870b_b.jpgDSC_4543.jpg by Matt Yates, on Flickr

 

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37875668466_69312dc652_b.jpgDSC_4491.jpg by Matt Yates, on Flickr