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Little Rock 79 Nat

Postby lumberjack » Tue Sep 28, 2010 8:12 pm

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Re: Little Rock 79 Nat

Postby traileater » Thu Oct 07, 2010 9:53 am

Lumberjack I think some of those pics are reversed. The diamond head should be to the right of the big jump, also #2 (Alan Logue?) is backwards :/
Also that might be 1980, not 79.

A couple of pics from bouldergrove in 78.

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Re: Little Rock 79 Nat

Postby steve66 » Thu Oct 07, 2010 11:39 am

I was thinking the same thing Bernie,The top pic of the cr is an 81cr same with Hoffos' #76yz is an 81 ,so either it's 1981 or it's 1980 and people are riding early production 81 models in 1980 at least in those two pics,not sure about the middle ones they look more 79/80 , ....anyway some cool pics there guys :!
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Re: Little Rock 79 Nat

Postby steve66 » Thu Oct 07, 2010 3:37 pm

Looks like Dave Wildman's cariboo motorcycles van with the back doors open in your top pic Bernie,I remember them more from road racing but obviously they did some mx too.
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Re: Little Rock 79 Nat

Postby traileater » Sat Oct 09, 2010 10:34 am

Could be, I thought that was Modern M/C?
You know the starting line was in the same place the whole 14 or so years, some people think thats a different location because of the trees. That area was dig out and became the huge pond.
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Re: Little Rock 79 Nat

Postby steve66 » Sun Oct 10, 2010 11:41 am

Pretty sure it's Wildmans Cariboo van it has the big triumph logo in the yellow area on the side,I thought that the background looked odd in your pics your but your description explains it (no lake) these pics are before my time out littlerock thanks for showing some track layout history,some of the more interesting races out at littlerock was in 1987,88 last rounds of the B.C championships old Walter ran the course out from the track onto the lakebed(it was dried out) up into the hills and back down to the main track again,it was a pretty cool layout,I'll see if I can find some pics.
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Re: Little Rock 79 Nat

Postby traileater » Sun Oct 10, 2010 12:02 pm

Yes Steve I remember that, I think 87. I was in the 500 sr class. I heard it was Marv cross that put that section in there, I dont recall many people who liked it.
A little drama in the 125 sr class, the title was on the line and I think it was Art chadsey crashed and handed the championship over to _____? Or maybe the other way around....
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Re: Little Rock 79 Nat

Postby steve66 » Sun Oct 10, 2010 12:32 pm

In 87 it had a very narrow steep dusty downhill section that claimed alot of victims,In the 125 jnr race I was in, on the first lap there was a huge pileup there that took out what seemed like 1/2 the field,now that I think of it I can see how riders might not have liked that section! .Scott Gillies from the island won the 125 snr class title in 87 if I remember right. The 1988 layout was more open and flowing and much improved over the year before and my friends and I liked it,don't know what other riders thought of it ...Hammer if you read this what did you think of that 88 layout I know you were there in 88 it was the race where you borrowed my muffler cause yours broken.
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Re: Little Rock 79 Nat

Postby lumberjack » Tue Oct 19, 2010 6:41 pm

steve66 wrote:I was thinking the same thing Bernie,The top pic of the cr is an 81cr same with Hoffos' #76yz is an 81 ,so either it's 1981 or it's 1980 and people are riding early production 81 models in 1980 at least in those two pics,not sure about the middle ones they look more 79/80 , ....anyway some cool pics there guys :!



These were actually slides, my dad has been putting on his computer. Explains why some are reversed !! As for the year, anyones guess. I know that Hoffos had that pre production water cooler way before anyone else did. The rad was pretty much home made.

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