They Called Them Superbikes...

Discussion in 'Racing' started by Nemosengineer, Aug 27, 2009.

  1. exoff-roadgoat

    exoff-roadgoat Will ride for food

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    :clapGreat thread. I've got some pictures stashed somewhere of Road American in 82. I'll see if I can scan them? I think I remember Eddie L winning? Or Wayne? I do remember the tasty brats.
  2. wmfleet2

    wmfleet2 Long timer

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    is that the one that he crashed after what i think turn 6 bowel ,,,and started to burn ,,right in from of there tent????? oh i was watching
  3. lobsta

    lobsta Been here awhile

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    Cooley signing autographs that weekend, note the bandaged up hand.6/81 Loudon.
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  4. Sic Semper Tyrannis

    Sic Semper Tyrannis Plays with Banjos, Boats and Bikes...

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    Nice hair helmet...

    Loudon must have been amazing to watch those guys hammer around.

    Went there once in the 90's before it all ended.

    Unfortunately no burning bikes in the back 40....
  5. vguy

    vguy Rockhopper

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    The first AMA Champ, R. Pridmore on the Beemer (C. Neilson on the Duc).

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  6. JNRobert

    JNRobert Breaking Wind

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    Jinx (iirc) used to be involved with an AMA BMW team. He's posted up some great insights on running Beemers. It goes without saying he knows his shit. :D
  7. PVR46

    PVR46 n00b

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    C' mon guys, this precious thread must go on ! Dig them old pics out ! Gotta go rootin' myself...

    DH
  8. KAdriver

    KAdriver adventures on asphalt

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    Harry Vanderlinden, a fast privateer back in the day.( he hasn't slowed down today either)[​IMG]
  9. lobsta

    lobsta Been here awhile

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  10. lobsta

    lobsta Been here awhile

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    Thanks to KAdriver for putting a riders name to this bike! Loudon 6/81[​IMG]
  11. KAdriver

    KAdriver adventures on asphalt

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    Harry & I used to race together with WERA back in the 70's & 80's.
  12. lobsta

    lobsta Been here awhile

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    Did Vanderlinden get tech help, go fast bits or Yosh stuff.
    Seeing how Cooley's front fairing is sitting on top of his seat.:eek1
  13. vguy

    vguy Rockhopper

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    I think that's the Yosh logo on the tank.
  14. shearboy2004

    shearboy2004 KIWIINUSA

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    Across the pond but bloody good stuff !

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  15. KAdriver

    KAdriver adventures on asphalt

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    If memory serves me here, Yosh would build you a bike or sell go fast parts. Tech help, I'm sure you got some. Remember Roberto rode a Yoshimura prepped bike before switching to Honda. And Honda would only sell parts. All I could afford for my Honda back then was a transmission and dry dump kit, which came without an oil tank, you had to make your own.
  16. gybeman

    gybeman Been here awhile

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  17. lobsta

    lobsta Been here awhile

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    Lifted this off an old calender. Who's in 4th ? Potter?[​IMG]
  18. Pantah

    Pantah Red Sox Nation

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    Jeepers, it's a wonder spectators didn't get killed at those tracks back then. :eek1
  19. DogBoy

    DogBoy Not a Gnarly Adventurer

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    Love the AFM decal on the front of Mamola's bike at the Match races. :thumb
  20. stk0308

    stk0308 Long timer

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    Judging from the logo on the helmet. I'd say it's Carl Fogarty's father, George.