This year the Motorcycle Hall of Fame honored Cook Neilson for being the only man to ever win a Daytona Superbike race on a Ducati. Cook and Phil Schilling pulled this feat off as privateers, making the accomplishment all the more incredible. Here are the photos from the induction ceremony and the bike show held on the museum grounds. The Hall of Fame Museum show is an invitation only show, now in it's 5th year and is probably the toughest motorcycle show in the US at this time because it attracts the winners of virtually all the other notable shows and attracts a real balance of all makes, models and conditions. I spent the best part of the day looking at these pedigreed motorcycles of every kind imaginable through a camera lens and hope you enjoy the results.
This tidy little rider was in the parking lot
Cook, Phil and Rich Lambrechts
I thought this photograph looked like the ones you see in the old Ducati books "so and so examine the new 1974 Ducati SS" so I changed it to Black and White.
When Cook saw the 750 from a distance he turned to Phil and said "come with me, I see an old friend"
350.884 miles per hour. Twice. You have to back it up with a second run or it doesn't count.