One chap with a Ural bike & the frame & wheel of the sidecar, only a platform on it with some grab bars. It carried three bikes for the flat track event ---- tight jam, but it was three.
Later on they asked if I would take some shots during the break of the sidecar honking around the 1/2 mile track. Natch with the 3rd wheel being at the right he had to go clockwise with his balance man.
Felt I had some good shots & was walking away from the track only the chap lost control & I was nailed in the back between rider/driver on the m/c & his balance man on the 3rd wheel with grab bars----apparently it was quite a sight of all the dust, myself up in the air to disappear into the dust as the rig appeared then self & bike a number of times!!!!!
Had a pen in my mouth & they fished, half of it out as I had bitten right through it, when I was coming back into the world. Still as usual I did not go to the hospital & continued to cover the last half of the race with the one camera left while other was badly damaged. That darn Ural rig turned out to be in pretty good shape as well for later on the 3 bikes were mounted on & away he was to ride/drive home & then a few corrections once there..
Dad I believe that leading link came onto the market in '51 or '52 & it was called an Earls fork by BSA & possibly BMW. Anywhat it was the start of BMW aiming at better suspension at the front then normal flimbsy tele forks.
If he has rebuilt, as you say, it that will be a lovely vintage bike to be proud of.