Tuesday, 21 February 2012

From the archive of Ernie Pico

I am indebted to the family of Ernie and Wanda Pico for the following wonderful set of photos. For some information regarding Ernie Pico who is most famous for making rapid Velocettes which were capable of beating the Works Harley Davidsons in Flattrack events, please see my first post:
Ernie’s wife, Wanda was also a significant character in the American racing scene, as she had a highly successful business making motorcycle leathers for all the top riders and teams.
I will let the wonderful photos do the talking:
Wanda and Ernie Pico

Ernie's first buisness post WW2 - Magnera Motorcycles
Ernie Pico at his most famous motorcycle shop - Big City Sales
Another shot from Big City Sales. Ernie will forever be primarily associated with Velocettes
Ernie pico with Richard Casseta
Lynn Halloway at Ascott Park against the works teams on Ernie's Velo
Ernie with another Velocette
The Works Harley Davidson team with Leathers by Wanda Pico
Wanda also made the leathers for the Triumph team


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  2. Great read! Wanda Pico also made leathers for Evel Knievel from 1967 to 1970.

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