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Friday, July 31, 2020

Jackass Enduro Finisher Pins from the 1960s

These were my Dad's finisher pins.  I don't remember how many years he competed, but he finished at least four times.  The one on the far right is stamped 65 for 1965.

Wednesday, July 29, 2020

Participant Pin from the 1975 Great Bear Grand Prix

Found this in my stash of goodies.  The Great Bear was put on by the Orange County MC and was run at Riverside Raceway.  I still remember running wide open through the 180 degree turn with full banking.  The G-Forces would bottom the suspension about half way through the turn.  

Monday, July 27, 2020

AMMEX motorcycle print ad from the 1979s

AMMEX motorcycles were started by Gary Jones.  Made in Mexico they were built from the ashes of  Islo powered Cooper motorcycles.  I raced against Gary Jones at Corona Raceway's TT track not long after he started AMMEX.  They let him race against us amateurs because even though he was a 3 time National Moto-Cross Champion he was not familiar with TT and he was on a MX bike.  He smoked me and everyone else in the race.  I still remember how he attacked the corners like a motocrossers (pivoting at the apex of the corner then launching to the next corner.  Way different sliding through corners like us flat trackers.

Wednesday, July 22, 2020

1975 1/2 Maico MX/GP brochures

Came across these papers.  One lists the 250MX. The other shows the range of GP models.  Not sure what or if there is a difference.  But this is from 45 years ago and the memory fades over time.