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Racing Trivia   General Topics

Started by oldstonejim; 531082 views.

From: kencorcoran


hey Tim & Jim & all

not the racing buff you guys are but did loudon every 5 yr or so from the mid 70's on. it was sad to be there this year, racing was fun to watch and i like the motard stuff, but that stadium feels empty and depressing with 1500 people there, seems like more in the pits than in the stands. prolly has a lot to to with the ama pulling their show, do you think it will ever come back the way it was? just curious.

thanks, ken


From: oldstonejim


Ken, I miss the old loudon track to, and I was very dissapointed that ama pulled the superbike out of there.

Michelle and I use to go up every year, she loves watching the racing as well, What a girl. She loves being on the back, leaning with me in the twisties, just with 4 kids and all, it hard to get out together.

Tim, Im not sure I can stump you, ( Eric's easier :) ) I knew you came up with that answer in your head.

Back in mid 90's Cycle World use to have a chat room, and I started the racing trivia posts, I use to stump everyone, of course it was 70's-80's ama, and gp stuff.

My garage was full of motorcycle mags, I had thousands of them, My wife alway thougth it was useless info, reading all those mags over and over again. To bad I tossed them all, just couldnt move the 26 banna boxes full of them to the new house, Damm I wish I had them now.

Stay tunned, I post one a week, and no cheating !!!


I missed seeing the old track by one year, but have seen old pics, I would have liked it a lot better.  They pissed the AMA off pretty good with the token mods to the track for safety, but after they lost them they made the changes they requested, but it was way too late.  So I haven't been to a race there since '01 the last time the AMA came.

I'm just hoping they do though!


The 70's stuff is hard for me since I was just out of diapers, but still know a few things.

Got 2 questions for you:

1.  Who was the first American bike champion in Europe and what short lived class?

2.  Who was the Flying Pig Farmer?

My collection is/was like yours.....LOL!  I also collect motorcycle history books, mostly Kawasaki related.  If I need to find something I know where to look............that's using the old internet,,,,,,,called a book..........LOL!  Some people don't know about or do  that anymore.  Were you so bad, that you could remember the cover of the mag that had the article you were looking  for?

If you did, you're definitely as bad as I am!


From: oldstonejim


Oh boy, the flying pig farmer had to have been, dale singleton...right? Didnt he win daytona back in the 70's sometime?

gotta think about the other one, are we talking after 1971 ?


From: oldstonejim


Alright, Im pretty sure on the class, F750 right? But Im not sure on the rider, or year, or I should say , Im not sure if Baker was the first, He would be if it was 78, But if it was 79 then did King Kenny win the title in 79 before Baker? because the 500 series was longer? That would kinda be a trick question....hmmmm

Ill go with baker in 78

Edited 11/6/2004 5:26 pm ET by oldstonejim


Steve Baker is right, but the year is '77 in the short lived Formula 750 2-stroke class.  King Kenny won the 500 GP title '78, '79, & '80.....almost '83.

OK.....did the NR500 ever win a "race"

What track

What was special about the NR500


From: oldstonejim


Tim,Tim,Tim.......You must know the last 4stroke gp bike to win a FIM gp race was Mike " the Bike" Hailwood in the late 60's in the great white north of canada. Of course until motogp started

Now the Oval Piston NR500 may have won a FIM World Endurance race sometime in early 80's but Im pretty sure it never won a 500gp

While we are talking honda V's can you name the first Honda v-4 racer, and who rode it?


The last 4-stroke in the premier class of GP to win was in '76, it was Agostini on the MV Augusta.

I asked if the NR ever won a "race" not a gp was Freddie Spencer at Laguna Seca at nonpoints paying event.

Well, I did some digging to make sure, but when Honda got back into racing with it was with the V-4 NR(not ready)500....this was their first V-4.  2 of them were entered in the '79 British GP of Silverstone (which footage from the B flick Silver Dream Racer was taken).  The riders were Mick Grant & Takazumi Katayama.  Mick's NR seized and as you can see in the movie......burn.

Tim "Lunatic" Duguay

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'73 Honda ST90


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Edited 11/6/2004 9:20 pm ET by Pure Lunacy (lunatictim)

Edited 11/6/2004 9:22 pm ET by Pure Lunacy (lunatictim)