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Discussion in 'Old's Cool' started by jehu, Oct 5, 2007.
Nice picture, having a hard time reading the name on the leathers . Kinda looks like Rice, would that be Jim Rice and wasn't he riding a Besser in "ON ANY SUNDAY".
Jim Rice - Roosevelt Raceway, Long Island, NY half mile, 1971
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I have an issue of Classic Racer with an article about how yamaha brought some trackers over for a demo; some shell thuett XS's and kenny roberts' TZ. they had a meeting at a horse trotting track near exeter. apparently some british triumphs usually won and the TZ never went better than 3rd. very cool article. i'd post it if i had a scanner...
Which is faster....speedway or flattrack? Who are the fastest riders? This should answer it - Barry Briggs on a flattracker,not a bike he was familiar with,but seems to be doing ok using his speedway style technique.....Mert and Dick Mann can't do anything about Briggo going around the outside.
Steve, you've got to stop posting pictures of those old Kawas. You'll almost make my regret selling the 500 to my dad!
Dood! If your dad still has it, at least you have a SHOT at getting it back!
I'd love to know where that picture was taken because back in the very early 70's Barry ran at Santa Fe Speedway in Maywood Illinois. He ran the short track Grand Natonal, . He was running speedway looking frame with a Yamaha TD 250 roadracing twin in it. He made it to the final and was doing great till the end. Because he was riding the cushion he ran higher and higher. He didn't win but what a race!!!!
The caption says Santa Fe Chicago,I don't know how correct that is.I have a couple of books about Barry Briggs,and his trip to the US is mentioned in both of them....sounds like he gave the locals a bit of a fright.There is also a picture of him and Ivan Mauger flattracking,so they must of both been over there.
I haven't seen any XR750's racing in person,just our local flattrackers who mainly ran big singles....but I have seen long track speedway on a half mile.I'd say they were faster than a flattrack bike - they never shut the throttle and it's a 100mph lap all the way around.
I built this one back in 1981. Just barely street legal but sure was fun.
Kind of a combo street tracker, motard
This thing is sooooo sexy! I have an old Sporty that I would love to convert...
Yeah, that track was considered to be in Chicago, gone now, but was really in Maywood Illiniois. It's a good bet I was there at that race. As for Ivan I heard of him, but never saw him race.
My XS650 and my brothers SR500.[/IMG]
Here's another one. Forgot I had this pic. Man, riding that bike must be for only the truly "gifted".
start 'em young.
and learn 'em right
Nice pictures, I wish that back in the day when I started racing they would have let me start that young. Back in my day you had to be 16. Oh well, I still had a lot of fun . Thinking of turning my SE into a street tracker .
is this honda based on any production bike?
whats this one, harley?
yep, the second one is a Harley