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Old 10-07-2009, 09:58 AM   #41
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Linz, how can you remember all the details surrounding the pictures? , I can't remember what I had for dinner last night!
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Linz, how can you remember all the details surrounding the pictures? , I can't remember what I had for dinner last night!
Since these are good memories, I guess I am blessed.

On another note, you had a ribeye and a baked potato last night.
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I believe that Jesse Davis has Lurch in peices at his place in Austin. At least that's what I've been told by many over the last upteen years." Quote

Jesse was protested back when he was just old enough to race, I believe you had to be 12 years old. I asked the protester, "What if he's only 11 and still kicked your A__? Will that make you a winner?" Birth certificate at the next race proved he was old enough to get his trophy.
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Linz, have you considered writing a book? It seems you could easily do it.
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Linz, have you considered writing a book? It seems you could easily do it.

I'd love to write a book...on something. It's the finding buyers part that is difficult.
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Appreciate the pics and narration Linz . Oldschool rules!
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I'd love to write a book...on something. It's the finding buyers part that is difficult.
Well, as my statistics professor said in college: "It is easier to win the lottery if you buy a ticket, than to win it if you didn't get a ticket".

The point is if you want to write a book, do it. Worry about selling it later.
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I'd love to write a book...on something. It's the finding buyers part that is difficult.
You could do it! Donate the proceeds to the CMRA

Seriously, you have the ability, access to information from first and second person perspectives, and best of all you don't dangle any participles...
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I didn't take this picture, it was given to me years ago by someone. I believe the picture to be taken in the 1982 - 1986 time frame, but could be wrong. I'm not sure of the rider, either, but the track is Oak Hill, T1. Back in the day there was an older gentleman by the name of James Gardner that raced, I believe, a Honda 305 Dream or maybe it was a Honda 305 Superhawk, I canít recall which. Perhaps this is Gardner navigating T1 on his vintage Honda? I donít know for sure. In any event, back in the day Gardner was an elder statesman at the track, and a very nice guy. The man would randomly show up on race day and enter a vintage class. It was a hoot to see him at (relative) speed. I could be wrong, but Gardner was in his late 60s or maybe even early 70s the last time I saw him at the track, which was more than a decade ago now. I hear that Gardner is still alive and kicking and can be seen tooling around Austin these days.

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Same story as the picture above -- I didnít take this picture, and I donít really know who this is. The track is Oak Hill, the turn is T1, and time frame is 1982 Ė 1986 (I think). Back in my earliest days there were several guys that rode vintage iron and contested the CRRC/WERA vintage classes. One of the most badass racers of the group was R.N. Root. Root raced Triumphs in several vintage classes and usually cleaned house. He is a CRRC legend. Iím pretty sure this isnít Root as this is a novice with a three-digit number; Root was an expert with a two-digit number when I watched him race. But hey, this picture was a few years before my time, so what do I know?

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I took this picture at TWS (Texas World Speedway) sometime in 1988. This is between T3 and T4. I canít remember the rider, but the bike was a super-cool Ducati single, possibly a 175 Sport. The bike wasnít fast, but it was special to hear and see circulate the track. These days, vintage bikes are almost exclusively seen at AHRMA events and no where else, but back in the day youíd see them at local races a lot, too.

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I remember James, he crashed at OHR? and then I never saw him again. Great guy!!! I was running an RD350 at the time, I think we need a Vintage class just so some of the old bikes will show up for the history lesson.

I'll bring my RD if it doesn't sell. I'm going to try and get some pix of that old thing up on here some day.
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that pic was a CB-77 superhawk the dream had earls type forks

he was still racing when I started in 99 I saw him a couple of times mid pack with that old bike.

edit and you remeber his friend on the holstien
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James once told me he had been racing the same bike since the mid 60s. He then explained that nearly all the parts had been changed. He sometimes pulled his bike to the races driving a Chevy corvair. I'm fairly sure that he was 58 when he had a flat and crashed in turn 1 at OHR. He broke some bones in his hand. I have a picture from 1984 or 1985 of t-3 at TWS (Texas World Speedway) with me leading the start of the D production race (mostly RZ-350s) and James is there on his vintage bike, mid pack. He probably stayed mid pack while I did not remain in the lead.

He remained somewhat active in the club even after he quit racing. I remember seeing him at a board meeting in Madisonville several years after he quit, pushing for more vintage classes.
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Like a couple of the other pictures listed previously, I didnít take this one. This was in the stack that was given to me some years ago. Unfortunately picture is a little dark and hard to pick up details in. I believe the rider is Charles Brothers, and the track is Oak Hill of course, with the turn being T6. The bike, I canít really identify. Itís a UJM, of course, but I am not sure what model. This picture was taken in the 1982 Ė 1986 range, I believe.

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This picture was taken on Saturday, October 31, 1987, during Oak Hill riderís school. This is sometime in the early afternoon because Iíve already parked the borrowed Honda FT500 Ascot I rode in the morning class, and swung a leg over another borrowed bike, a very cool blue and white Suzuki GS1100ES. The bike belonged to a friend, Andy Chaudoir, who was taking riderís school that day with me. I donít know the guy in the foreground on bike 257, but he is wearing the same leathers I had at the time Ė orange and black Dainese. He appears to be wearing a Simpson Bandit helmet, too, which could be seen fairly regularly on riderís heads back in the day. Note, too, that heís riding a Yamaha FJ1200. Also note the lack of run-off room in T1 (the tire wall has been moved back at least a couple times since this time). Note, too, that in these days, novice number plates were black with white numbers. Novice plates would get a color change to yellow with black numbers in 1990.

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Great pic's Linz. Sure wish you had some from 1982, 83, 84, 85,86, CRRC when I was 150 lbs & alot better looking ( Ha ). Mostly the F2 and C & D classes (RZ 350's, Fj600, FZ 600, VFR's and GPZ 550).

+1 regarding the #29 and Charles. Also the comment about the Yamaha Vision. His team was tough. I had some great battles with Kevin Schwantz, Jamie James (we were in the same riders school together), I believe Robert Cook raced an RZ as well. I went chasing titles (RZ Challenge) with the then AMACCS from "84" thru "89". Steve Plentl was my teammate racing the AMACCS endurance races back then. Sold it all in late "89" and went sprint car racing.

Likened to Billy Wiese off something ferrous when I told him I sold it all for a sprint car after posting nationally a top five in points in the RZ 350 Challenge Series races and standing on the podium with Plentl a couple times including Daytona "88" with the endurance programs. Tim
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that pic was a CB-77 superhawk the dream had earls type forks
... and a 360 degree crank(Dream)! Can't remember if it had a single coil! It would have been a pig on a track. Saw an old Superhawk at a bike night. Brought back some old memories!

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