Pete Boyd wrote in with the following question and I though that someone out here might be able to help him out. I’m curious to know this myself actually.
I put a want ad in Craig’s List for any Italian singles
(motorcycles not ladies) and got a call from San Diego on this Mojave.
It had been sitting in a shed since 1981. It is an unrestored 1968
Montgomery Wards Mojave 260 with 1654 miles on the odometer. I read on a
site that Steve McQueen’s partner in desert racing and his stuntman (and
owner of the Triumph dealership in Hollywood), Bud Ekins, did the design
work for the Mojave. Both the body work and frame are different from the
street design Benellis/MW’s of that year. It certainly looks like a
knock off of the Rickman Matisse Triumphs from that period. If anyone
can confirm or deny that story, I would appreciate it. I just got it
running and thought I would send a quick photo. I look forward to seeing
what you have posted every day. Keep it up and thanks!
Anyone able to shed some light on this?