They Called Them Superbikes...

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

  1. DC2wheels

    DC2wheels Castle Anthrax troll

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    Can't help you there.

    I did 2 seasons with AAMRR in '78 and '79 in modprod and F3 (IIRC). Ran at NH and Bridgehampton.

    The old NH track ("Briar Motorsport Park") was a dust bowl- pretty primitive. Nothing like NHMS now.
  2. lobsta

    lobsta Been here awhile

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    29 Sam McDonald 1st Superbike.....84 Fred "flying" Merkel 2nd superbkie.....10 Doug Chandler 6th Formula1[​IMG]
  3. lobsta

    lobsta Been here awhile

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    Spingsteen @ Laconia 6/83. [​IMG]
  4. vguy

    vguy Rockhopper

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    Tracks on track: Track conditions were not always the best in those early days. This is Graeme Crosby in 1977.
  5. lobsta

    lobsta Been here awhile

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    front tire squashed.
    rear tire off the ground.
    duct taped boots.
    railroad tracks.
    spectators a lawyers dream away from........................?
    man that was racing...................................................
  6. vguy

    vguy Rockhopper

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    Yes ... crowd control/armco was a piece of twine! But these were New Zealanders.
  7. lobsta

    lobsta Been here awhile

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    Jimmy Adamo, tuner Reno Leoni and crew 8/81 Laconia. the rules state any glass(tail light) must be taped over.[​IMG]
  8. dirt_bloke

    dirt_bloke No idea

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    In the mean time, could you post up a few picture of the bike in it's current state. Looking forward to reading about the beasty.

    Pete
  9. Tripped1

    Tripped1 Likely Lost.

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    .....tell me more. :D
  10. JNRobert

    JNRobert Breaking Wind

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    doG, that's a handsome bike :tb
  11. advNZer?

    advNZer? Long timer

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    Cemetery Circuit Wanganui Boxing Day 1977
  12. r77toy

    r77toy Been here awhile

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    Men wth bigger balls than mine.
  13. lobsta

    lobsta Been here awhile

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    MKM Krauser BMW pilot H Klinzman Laconia 6/84[​IMG]
  14. Tbone

    Tbone off-ramp slayer

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    Awesome photos lobsta!
  15. lobsta

    lobsta Been here awhile

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    Thanks
    I think it was an awesome era of "street"bikes turned racer with riders from all styles.
    Dirt trackers,roadracers, motocrossers,pig farmers,etc............
  16. advNZer?

    advNZer? Long timer

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    trellis frame,4 valve Krauser heads and trick wheels,,,
  17. lobsta

    lobsta Been here awhile

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    Fast Freddie Spencer Superbike & F1 = more points toward National champion.Laconia 6/81[​IMG]
  18. K0m4

    K0m4 Been here awhile

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    Many thanks to everyone posting pictures and above all telling stories! Love reading about this. :freaky
  19. Skowinski

    Skowinski Eukaryote

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    One thing I keep noticing about these photos is that top level riders of the time had pit facilities more like our club racers today. :lol2
  20. lobsta

    lobsta Been here awhile

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    Wes Cooley w/ the green team 6/83 Laconia[​IMG]