Named one of the “7 Important African-American Bikers You Should Know” by Harley Davidson

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Another one of those “Back in the day” TomBo Things! Flashback to 1985

Hot Bike Magazine featured a hot chick on the cover of their January 1985 edition, plus Tommy Bolton’s Suzuki Super Streeters motorcycles. Back then Tommy owned 31 motorcycles, a variety of personal watercraft, and traveled to races in a big rig. He was then known as the “King of Cali”. Hot Bike December 1985 PDF […]

Yet Another “Back in the day” TomBo Things! Flashback to 1986

Tommy Bolton has been racing and building championship level drag and street bikes long before most of us started riding. Because of his winning record, he has regularly been in the press. A GS1100e Suzuki built by Tommy was featured in the January 1986 edition of Hot Bike Magazine. Tommy originally built the bike for […]

Nickelberry and Bolton Make Headlines – Motorcycle Performance Magazine – July 1998

Motorcycle Performance Magazine headline reads: “Wild, Wild West: IDBA begins 22nd season with plenty of surprises” With Tommy’s engine tuning expertise and Glen’s precision riding, Nickelberry topped the qualifying charts at the IDBA season opener Motorcycle Nationals event in Oklahoma City, OK in 1998. Full story text: The Funny Bike field was dominated by motorcycles […]

2006 AMA Prostar Drag Racing in Memphis

Here is a quick clip of Glen Nickleberry at the 2006 AMA Prostar races in Memphis, TN where he won the Funnybike event. This run was at 6.70 seconds at 211 mph!

Brothers of the Bike

Here is a really cool video about motorcycle brotherhood. Thought some of our readers would enjoy it.

Black Scotty

Browsing through Facebook this past week we came across this awesomely cool image by David Kommel of autoimagery.com. Tommy said he was there when this picture was taken at Irwindale drag strip in southern California and the guy on the bike was known by the name of “Black Scotty”. Tommy thought the picture was from […]

Glen Nickleberry circa 1984

get your ex back Tommy ran across this picture of Tombo Racing rider Glen Nickleberry from 1984 racing a Kawasaki GPZ-550. Sweet bike and like always, Glen looks very serious. zp8497586rq zp8497586rq

Bessie Stringfield

Bessie Stringfield is one of the legends of women motorcyclist. Born in Kingston, Jamaica in 1911, she was brought to Boston as a young child but became an orphan by the time she was 5 years old. “An Irish lady raised me,” she recalled. “I’m not allowed to use her name. She gave me whatever […]

Tommy Bolton Vintage Clip circa 1986

We found this recently on Youtube, a 1986 video clip by pro racer Ricky Gadson showing his friend Tommy Bolton talking some smack at the drag races!