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Old 09-29-2012, 08:30 AM   #2746
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Steve Who???........I've never Hurd of him.........


Those were great shirts back in the day
I just learned that Steve Hurd passed away yesterday. From the D-37 forums:

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Just wanted to let everyone know my dad past away yesterday...He loved desert racing... He was #1 open in 1967...had 3 gold medals in ISDE...2 Baja 1000 class 20 wins...A real bad *** on a bike in his day.... He owned 3 Kawasaki shops...then worked as a machinest at Kawasaki...He will be missed...

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Old 09-29-2012, 04:15 PM   #2747
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Thanks for the update Craig....
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Old 09-29-2012, 05:05 PM   #2748
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The year was 1970. When I first posted this pic I thought It was Viewfinders GP, but I was wrong, it was Four Aces GP. The track was Willow Springs at Rosemond, more famous for it's road track. The course was about 5 miles in length including all of the paved track. The race was around an hour in length.

The bike was my 1969 Yamaha 125cc AT1mx. It had a Daryl Bassani pipe, EC Birt Port timing (I did the grinding), and Curnutt shocks. Additionally I had laced up a 21" front wheel and put a Webco air filter can with a Filtron element.

The photo was taken by a guy named Brian Clock who owned Trackside Color Photos. Brian went to most all of the D-37 desert races and all of the GPs. He set up flags at a launch point so you knew that a "Photog" was there and something was about to launch you! Brian would set up a table at the next district race with proofs for you to look at and if you like it, he would print you up a 8x10 for around 10 bucks.

Here is another pic of me (also a Trackside pic) on the same scooter winning the 250 Novice class at the Barstow to Vegas later that same year. Note the Torsten Hallman goat skin leathers, lineman boots, lack of silencer on the Bassani pipe, and the plug wrench on the bars. Notice the worst thing about racing with the Bell Star with the dust on the inside of the visor.

Here's a few of mine from Brian Klock. One also from the Four Aces GP, a couple others from 1970, one which made it into a magazine (thanks Brian), and finally B to V 1971. I still wear Lineman boots to this day!

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Old 09-30-2012, 07:49 AM   #2749
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I just learned that Steve Hurd passed away yesterday. From the D-37 forums:
Unfortunately that's true. Steve was a great rider and great friend. He will be missed by many, especially the SoCal Desert racing community.

From Cycle News on Steve winning the #1 Plate in Desert in 1967...



Steve on his Norton...


And a couple of pics from Baja where Steve and Eric Jensen were the fast team on a DKW 125





Godspeed Steve!!!
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Old 09-30-2012, 01:54 PM   #2750
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Steve on his Norton...


Godspeed Steve!!!
Coming out of the barn looks like Viewfinders' Westlake GP.
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Old 09-30-2012, 05:11 PM   #2751
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that is one seriously vintage good set of pictures. wow.

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Old 09-30-2012, 05:26 PM   #2752
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Coming out of the barn looks like Viewfinders' Westlake GP.
You called it right!
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Old 09-30-2012, 07:08 PM   #2753
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Here's a few of mine from Brian Klock. One also from the Four Aces GP, a couple others from 1970, one which made it into a magazine (thanks Brian), and finally B to V 1971. I still wear Lineman boots to this day!
Same jump from the same weekend!!! Ha ha ha ha ha! I'm loving the Akront rim on the front with what, a Dunlap K70 350x18?? For those of you that don't know, that big wide tire was common in the Dez back in the day because it helped keep you on top of the soft sand, which is about the worst thing that happens to a 100cc racer. Also notice that a knobby was not used in the rear. You needed to keep the rear tire spinning so you could keep the motor in the powerband, too much traction was death because you would bog down and "fall off the pipe". Look at my pics of my 125, I used a trials tire which gave a bit more traction than the almost street tires the trail bikes used, but again, it kept me from bogging in the sand.
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Old 09-30-2012, 07:24 PM   #2754
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that is one seriously vintage good set of pictures. wow.

I've suddenly come to the realization that forty two+ years have past!
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Old 09-30-2012, 09:53 PM   #2755
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Same jump from the same weekend!!! Ha ha ha ha ha! I'm loving the Akront rim on the front with what, a Dunlap K70 350x18?? For those of you that don't know, that big wide tire was common in the Dez back in the day because it helped keep you on top of the soft sand, which is about the worst thing that happens to a 100cc racer. Also notice that a knobby was not used in the rear. You needed to keep the rear tire spinning so you could keep the motor in the powerband, too much traction was death because you would bog down and "fall off the pipe". Look at my pics of my 125, I used a trials tire which gave a bit more traction than the almost street tires the trail bikes used, but again, it kept me from bogging in the sand.
100cc Novices on the starting line, first race of the Four Aces GP, Saturday 1970, at Willow Springs raceway. You can see the uphill in the upper background and where you entered the pavement for the first time below and to the right of it. Directly above the heads of the pack you can see the tires where you rounded back on to the front straight. Starting on the front line, I ran third for three laps until I lost the clutch and settled for eleventh! Standing with me is Sam Forney, the only Novice I believe to ever win the trailbike division of a Check Chase.
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Old 10-01-2012, 08:07 AM   #2756
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I only got the chance to race one GP at Willow, they got the Saturday races in, but on Sunday the wind was blowing hard, as it does out there, and it was blowing dust across the big track where they were running some car thing. The track owners called the sheriff and had them shut down the races, so I never got to race. I think it was '88 or '89, So Cal GP.
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Old 10-01-2012, 10:17 AM   #2757
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Right on the money Strong Bad! Dunlop K70 350x19 with a 325x17 Trials on the rear. Look at the size of that tire! Not only great for soft sand, But absolutely destroyed any pucker bushes if you happened off the trail. I still dig seen the orange 76 ball on the rim lock!
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Old 10-01-2012, 11:47 AM   #2758
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Here's my trophy from that event, I kept a couple of unique trophies over the year this race happened to be one of them!



A Desert Knights radio trophy from their 2nd annual Desert Knightmare:



And the B2V clock trophy that goes with the pic I posted before:

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Old 10-01-2012, 12:17 PM   #2759
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...Right on the money Strong Bad! Dunlop K70 350x19 with a 325x17 Trials on the rear...
Yeah this pic says it all for Hodaka-ism. Got all the right kit on this bike.
That's some awesome riding there mate!
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Old 10-01-2012, 12:18 PM   #2760
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Here's my trophy from that event, I kept a couple of unique trophies over the year this race happened to be one of them!



A Desert Knights radio trophy from their 2nd annual Desert Knightmare:



And the B2V clock trophy that goes with the pic I posted before:

Very Cool Craig!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I broke my Four Aces Trophy during one of many moves, my Elisinore Trophy is in pieces in the shed and thanks to the huge number of 250 entrants, I trophied B2V 71, 27th place, not near as nice as yours, all i have is the name plate. I don't think I ever saw the DKMC Trophies, Frickin Awesome Dude!
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