1969 Doug Bingham formed The Side Strider Inc.
company. What began was street sidecar outfits!
Aside from Harley Davidson who
have been mfg. sidecars almost from day one, The Bingham
MK-I was the first sidecar in several decades to be available
to the general public.
The distinguishing mark in History
was the article in the Dec. 1969 issue of Popular
Several years later, Doug Bingham
took that BMW R60 with a production sidecar
and raced it at the AMA National Sidecar Road Race at the famous
Laguna Seca circuit in California, Circa 1974.
With passenger Pam Stone riding
quite comfortably, they finished in a creditable 10th place
Note: This is a stock BMW cycle with a street
sidecar - racing against a full field of real road racing sidecars...
enough, past British sidecar champion Eric Oliver competed in
the 1958 Isle of Man Sidecar T.T. race
riding a Norton Dominator 88 and a standard Watsonian Monaco.
Oliver with his passenger Pat Wise, nice and comfortable finished
in the top ten for a bronze replica!