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Sonny Leonard, king of the BIG engines has died


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#1 mariner

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Posted 12 January 2021 - 18:14

Sad news from the USA.

 

If revs were the hallmark of Honda's racing, cubic inches were  his signature

 

https://www.dragzine...rd-passes-away/



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#2 Bob Riebe

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Posted 12 January 2021 - 18:49

That is very, very sad.

I did at times go to his site just to see what he was offering or developing.

For a while the contents of his engines were listed, along with price but lately spec. were "call for detail." type thing.

Motor sports is losing people that cannot be replaced.



#3 Bob Riebe

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Posted 12 January 2021 - 19:37

An obit. with a bit more information.

 

https://www.hotrod.c...28F72D23A0634E4



#4 gruntguru

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Posted 12 January 2021 - 21:14

125 cubic inches (2 litre) is a sensible size for an engine.

 

Oh wait - that's per cylinder!



#5 desmo

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Posted 13 January 2021 - 14:53

You know the old saying, no replacement...



#6 Fat Boy

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Posted 13 January 2021 - 19:26

It's sad to see him pass, but I find it difficult to mourn a life well lived. He lasted to 77 and produced more in that time than most of us could ever hope. Good job, Sonny! That's the checker.



#7 Canuck

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Posted 14 January 2021 - 16:12

Very well put. We can't go on forever.



#8 Kelpiecross

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Posted Yesterday, 03:18

But I would like to.