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The record-breaking Bultaco Cazarécords

The record-breaking Bultaco Cazarécords
In 1960, the young Spanish manufacturer Bultaco decided to make a name for itself and claim some long distance records. It built this stunningly beautiful 175cc machine, and took it to the Autodrome de Montlhéry just south of Paris. It was a successful trip, with five records in the bag.

Best of all, the Bultaco Cazarécords is still in running order, and in the care of the remarkable Museu de la Moto de Bassella in Spain, a two-hour ride northwest of Barcelona. And despite packing a mere 11 cubic inches of capacity, the sound of the engine is still enough to send a chill down your spine.

The record-breaking Bultaco Cazarécords
The racetrack shots were taken at the 50th Anniversary celebration of the Cazarécords in April 2010 at the Autódromo de Terramar, in the presence of three of the protagonists of the story: Felix Arsequell, in charge of timing, Alberto Nomen, the chief mechanic, and Ricardo Quintanilla, one of the record-breaking riders. After a slight mishap on the start line, the 76-year-old Quintanilla (below) successfully lapped the track three times.

The record-breaking Bultaco Cazarécords
Check the Bassella museum Flickr page for more images of this amazing machine, and if you ever find yourself in Spain, bookmark the museum for a visit.

The record-breaking Bultaco Cazarécords

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