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July 31, 1983 - Northern Ireland's Norman Brown and Switzerland's Peter Huber are both killed during the sixth lap of the 500cc Class British Grand Prix at Silverstone.
July 29, 1972 - At *U.S. 30 Dragstrip in Hobart, Indiana, Tom "T.C." Christenson became the first man to exceed 180 mph in the quarter-mile aboard his twin-engine Norton 'Hogslayer'.
On only his third jump using a Triumph T120 Bonneville, America's master of self promotion, Evel Knievel crashes attempting to clear sixteen cars and trucks in Graham, Washington.
July 27, 2007 - The BMW R1200GS and R1200GS Adventure reach a production record of 100,000 units since its launch in 2004, making it the most popular BMW of all time.
July 22, 1990 - On a hot and humid Florida afternoon, Doug Chandler wins the inaugural Camel Motorcycle Grand Prix of Miami.
July 21, 1972 - Derek Hine of Palo Alto, California, applies for a patent for his "Kit for converting a conventional motorcycle into snowmobile."
July 20, 1948 - I came across this 'letters to the editor' in "The Times" from San Mateo, California, dated Tuesday, July 20, 1948. I thought you might find it interesting.
July 17, 1974 - Buck Owens' right-hand man, Don Rich, is killed when the 1972 Harley-Davidson Sportster he's riding crashes in Morro Bay, California.
July 16, 1972 - Evel Knievel jumps 13 buses at the now-defunct Minnesota Dragways.
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