Barber Vintage Museum Acquires Eslick's 2015 Daytona 200-Winning Bike
From a TOBC Racing press release:
The winning motorcycle, as raced by Danny Eslick in the 74th running of the Daytona 200, has been acquired by the Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum and is now on display as part of the Museum’s world-renowned motorcycle collection.
The 2015 Suzuki GSX-R600, resplendent in TOBC team livery and Eslick’s #69 competition number, was acquired by the Museum from TOBC racing and team owner Michelle Lindsay. “TOBC racing is proud and incredibly honored that the 2015 Daytona-200-winning bike piloted by two-time and defending race champion Danny Eslick has found a new home in the Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum,” Lindsay said. “It was such an emotional victory for our whole team. It was the first time we raced together as a team since our previous owner’s (Jon Couch’s) passing.
“When Barber agreed to display our bike in their museum, I was overjoyed. I cried. To have a bike in the TOBC racing colors, and with our TOBC crest on it, displayed for thousands of people to see…and to have something that we did together memorialized like this is nothing short of incredible.”
Brian Slark, Technical Director for the Museum commented, “We’re delighted to have this iconic machine as part of the Barber collection. The bike is now in its rightful place among our growing collection of historically relevant, Daytona-winning motorcycles.”
Scott Harwell, who is team manager for TOBC racing, added, “Everyone on the team put their heart and soul into making that race happen. I’m so pleased that we now have the opportunity to take our friends and family to the Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum to see the bike, and to relive the great memories of the 74th Daytona 200 and what we accomplished as a team that weekend.”
The bike joins the Museum’s collection of more than 1,400 pristine motorcycles and automobiles, and it will be displayed alongside the racebikes of world-renowned motorcycle racers like Jarno Saarinen, Yvon DuHamel, Colin Edwards, and many more.
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