They Called Them Superbikes...

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

  1. lobsta

    lobsta Been here awhile

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    Laconia 6/82 # 43 Mike Baldwin[​IMG]
  2. lobsta

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    Team Escargot / Thad Wolff #278 6/81 ==Thad Wolff #37 6/82[​IMG]
  3. KAdriver

    KAdriver adventures on asphalt

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    Dumb question and I confess ignorance on the subject, but was there any harley xr's running in those days?
  5. lobsta

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    Gene Church rode this XR based Harley Owners Group sponsored Tilly tuned hammer @ Laconia 6/84 battle of the twins.[​IMG]
  6. lobsta

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    Great shots.
    Who's in the freight train?
    # 99 WHO DAT?
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    #31 in the lead should be Cook Neilson on The California Hot Rod, or Old Blue, depending on who's telling the story :)
    #21, don't know of the top of my head. It's a BMW though.
    #163 is probably Reg Pridmore. Unless that's #63, then it's Steve McLaughlin. But the helmet and leathers look like Reg.

    I don't know that one. Dr John?
  8. advNZer?

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    31 = overdog
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    #99 Dr Johns Team Moto Guzzi. Rider could be Doug Braunek.
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    If you remember how those guys put that bike together, and the fact that Cook Nielson had almost no road racing experience (he had been a drag racer before that), I would have said underdog - that they did as well as they did is a miracle.

    The engine was built with help from a lot of Cook's drag racing POCs - not from high tech stuff from Italy.
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    Roberto before he went to Honda
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    Roberto after going to Honda
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    Eddie
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  12. stk0308

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    Now that you say that. I think 99 was Doug.
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    And it wasn't a Ducati that prompted the comment "We ain't cheatin' enough" :D
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    Roberto's new number and Vance&Hines sponser. 7th superbike finish Laconia 6/83[​IMG]
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    Another (more) road racing freight train....

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    Not Superbikes but same era
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  16. lobsta

    lobsta Been here awhile

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    Who's #267 Ducati photo?
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    A few Guzzi's too.[​IMG]
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    I vaguely recall they called it overdog themselves?
  20. lobsta

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    Ferracci brought these beauties to laconia.Doug Polen # 23. and was it Pascal Picotte #34?[​IMG]