All Things Motorcycle
Mechanical/Aeronautical Engineer/Consultant, Motorcycle rider/racer/tester, Husband/Dad/Grandfather/Great-Grandfather.
Born 1947 – First rode a motorcycle around 1958 – Still riding today…
Racing motorcycles since 60’s – Motocross, Enduro, Drag Racing, Road Racing, Hare Scrambles, Desert – Right up through the age of 68…
Mechanical Engineering Consultant – Founded Carter Engineering, a consulting engineering firm, in 1984. Carter Engineering specializes in motorcycle testing, test & design analysis, accident reconstruction, product liability consulting and test equipment manufacturing. Our business is worldwide – engagements have been in Canada, Thailand, Italy, and England as well as all over the U.S – Still working today…
Education – B.S. Mechanical Engineering – Auburn University – sponsored by the USAF. M.S. Aeronautical Engineering – Air Force Institute of Technology – sponsored by the USAF.
Retired from US Air Force in 1987 – 21+ years service – Vietnam Vet: 1967-68-69. Enlisted jobs: Aircraft Mechanic, Aircraft Sheet Metal/Machinist, Surveyor, Draftsman, Civil Engineering Aide – Commissioned Jobs: Flight Test Engineer, Research and Development Engineer.
Many thanks to Mick Ofield for the drawings of bikes I have ridden and admired over the years. You can find his work and order prints of over 75 different models on his Facebook page.