In the mid-1960s, Motorcycle Hall of Famer Bill Baird ruled the AMA National Enduro circuit, riding Triumph machines to seven straight Grand National Enduro Championships. That is no easy feat.
And this bike, a 1968 Triumph T100C, was the one that carried Baird to his last—and perhaps most impressive—title. That’s because it came at a time when many of his competitors were giving up on their heavy machines and going with new, light-weight, purpose-built woods racers, including new-school European two-strokes. I love how he stuck with the old school and won. Respect.
How sweet is Bill’s Triumph leather jacket? These days the sponsors name would probably be about 5 times the size of the riders name. Actually, there would be about 5 more sponsors plastered all over him.