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Old 06-08-2011, 04:37 PM   #91
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Old 06-08-2011, 04:52 PM   #92
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This photo triggered a memory. I was at Loudon for a race around about 1989 or so. The scene in the camping area was, um, memorable. Out of control almost to the point that anyone not drunk out of his mind might be a bit worried about things. Crazy.

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Great thread.

..... Some other action from camping at the track.





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Old 06-08-2011, 07:28 PM   #93
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john woo's privateer kawasaki

john woo was tragically killed at a private test at laguna seca on an hrc superbike.thats the chinaman in leathers.he was a gifted rider
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Old 06-09-2011, 09:22 AM   #94
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A friend, (Pete Homan) racing the bike form the shop, BMW of Denver, back in the 80's at Second Creek in Colorado



Another BMW at the Steamboat races,


Grid at Adams County Fair Grounds in Colorado mid 70's



A 450 Desmo Ducati at the Fair Grounds, The rider was a friend who was the mechanic at one of the last real motorcycle shops in Colorado, Harry's Motors in Denver. Mike could sure turn a bike and ride that desmo.


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Old 06-09-2011, 09:39 AM   #95
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That right there is a cool freakin' pic.
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Old 06-09-2011, 10:53 AM   #96
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Head down WFO throttle.
It became an 8x10 on his wall at the shop.
Sometime around the summer of 1975.
A year later, I would pick up a 250 scrambler that was destined to have a 450 desmo top, and some other go faster parts bolted on.

Then some guy offered me way too much money for it within ear-shot of my wife the accountant.

Pfft! There went my dreams of roadracing glory.

Ah, well I sold the bike for $250 after paying $20 for it and spending just short of $4 fixing it. Broken throttle cable though the previous owner thought for sure the engine was blown.

Doesn't look like a race bike here,


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Old 06-09-2011, 02:18 PM   #97
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Old 06-10-2011, 10:57 AM   #98
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more.....
I had one back in the day just like it.

The first bike I ever had with enough power on the track to teach me what a highside was.......

I think I still hurt!
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Old 06-10-2011, 11:17 AM   #99
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There is just soooo much history in this photo, it boggles my mind. I was shortly after this season that I bought my 83 Interceptor and got involved in WERA, mostly at Summit Point. Photos like these were always open on the coffee table.

I still remember the sound of the Lawson replica Kawasaki's coming down the straight. But it really only took that one 83 season to make them mostly obsolete. Of course the Interceptors didn't rein for long, as the Yamaha 5-valve arrived the next year and then following that the GSX.

Still have an original copy of Freddie on #43 up on my shop wall. It's falling apart but never fails to bring a smile to my face.

Wish I still had the 83 VF750
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Old 06-10-2011, 04:41 PM   #100
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Didn't anyone ride a Triumph triple in some of these early "superbike" races?
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Old 06-10-2011, 05:39 PM   #101
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A pic of Steve McLaughlin's B&S-prepped R90S. Took this at the Loudon AMA races in June 1976.
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Old 06-11-2011, 06:01 AM   #102
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Still do'n it down here. Got the odd 'Quality' rider too!
This'd be Wayne Gardner.



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Old 06-11-2011, 02:58 PM   #103
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Still do'n it down here. Got the odd 'Quality' rider too!
This'd be Wayne Gardner.



"Wayne, what have you been feeding those fork tubes?"


Ah, Wayne back in the day with the original "Starvin' Marvin" skinny forks





Then as now: beautiful bike...beautiful rider
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Old 06-12-2011, 01:26 PM   #104
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Roberto before buying his ride with Honda on a Yosh Suzuki


Freddie also pre-Honda days, he didn't pay for his ride


Honda Endurance racers (note the fuel tank)


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Old 06-12-2011, 01:30 PM   #105
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What's missing?

Kawasaki's didn't always handle too well. Can you see what's missing here?
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