1977 Trans-AMA Motocross, Rabbit Run, Plano/Dallas, TX (need help ID'ing rider pics)

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  1. nachtflug

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    Trey Jorski was pretty much kicking ass and taking names at Unadilla's first VMX last June that freaking guy flies. He rode a lot of classes and most on a KX400 down pipe that looked basically stock. Him and Trampas Parker were the only ones who could hang with Guy Cooper. What a treat it was seeing those guys. I knew Lackey and all the usual suspects would be there, Weinert, Hansen, Gary Jones (they seem to be very active with the VMX) but had no idea Stanton and Cooper and Parker would be there. I'd like to know more about Trey Jorski that guy FREAKING HAULS ASS. They all rode some of the Team Bul Bultaco's also and Trampas Parker was killing it. A real treat. The great thing about these VMX events is the chance to chat and hang with these guys. Just listening to them chat with other people is cool. Lackey busted on Barnett by quoting the "how does 5 laps sound boys" and everyone got a laugh. While there weren't 1000's of people there enough riders were there so it felt "crowded" but to be able to walk out on that track while it was being ridden (good luck getting out there during a National) was priceless. Even Mick Andrews was there who besides being a trials legend also did some MX in his day and can still ride it. Guy must be in his 60's. Hopefully the events will grow it really was about as cheap an entertainment value as you could find. Great stuff and looking forward to seeing more 90's riders show up I was just shocked to see Stanton and it was a real treat. See you in June!
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  2. chollo9

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    Yeah, like Michael Schumacher, except RC isn't a smug dickhead!
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  3. LoneStar

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    Thanks for the link Flug

    Agman - glad you enjoyed them!
    Looking at them now, you can see the sport transitioning from the "duct tape and whatever works" look of the earlier years into the more homogenous, polished look of the factory teams.


    Spoon! Got more pics? Me like


    BTW, if you guys know any of the riders, have them send me a PM or an email and I'll try to get them a hi-res version of the image...
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  4. Wookazoid

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    Just found this thread while looking up pics and info from this race. Was taking my granddaughter trick-or-treating and remember this race with Hannah and Burgett wearing Halloween masks in practice 40 years ago. Wow... can't believe it has been that long. I lived five minutes from Rabbit Run, so had this in my own backyard. I think this was the race that Graham Noyce pulled up to the fence during practice and asked if I had something to clean his goggles with... pulled off my army fatigue jacket and handed it to him.

    Greg
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  5. LoneStar

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    Excellent!
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  6. Baja Dad

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    is there a link for the old pics???
    would love to see them
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  7. Wookazoid

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    I found this one:
    https://video.search.yahoo.com/yhs/...6ccb7019c1e66d9f1fccf840e8f8b3b3&action=click

    Apparently the original on the first page of this thread is no longer available.

    There's a good close-up of Howerton's Husky that I love. The day before the race, a buddy and myself hauled our bikes up to Lake Dallas (Lewisville) to ride below the dam and the team Husky box van was there and his bike was sitting out on a stand. A little while later, he shows up and rides for a while to dial it in. I was on my Elsinore and my buddy was on his DT-1, so just tried to keep up... didn't try and pass him since we didn't want to embarrass him in front of his mechanics. :D We were amazed at his speed. That is still the most beautiful bike I've ever seen to this very day.

    Greg
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  8. MotoChris521

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    This Husky ?
    img888045.jpg
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  9. Wookazoid

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    The Smokey & The Bandit black & gold one.
    upload_2017-11-3_21-12-17.png

    Always wanted a Husky, especially after seeing this one.

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  10. LoneStar

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  11. LoneStar

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    In South America on bike trip and internet sux so if link doesn't work will update when I have a better connection
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