Johnny O" and Mugen photos..

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Vital MX member jmc2
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11/28/2010 7:17 AM

A bit old, out of focus and grainy looking, I took photos with the digital camera from old photos......

These photos were found in my parents house the past weekend in an old album. I had forgotten about these and enjoyed looking at them again.

These were shot out at Canyon Raceway north of Phoenix around 1980-81...
I remember Johnny had recently signed with Honda and brought the Mugen and a production 1981 CR250 out with him in his old yellow Nissan truck.


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11/28/2010 8:50 AM

Very cool, thanks for posting those pics


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11/28/2010 2:29 PM

Yes, thanks!
I like the old Yamaha sticker, in the van window.

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11/28/2010 7:39 PM



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11/29/2010 7:26 PM

good ol days.


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11/30/2010 4:33 AM

Cool, thanks for showing!

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11/30/2010 7:15 AM
Edited Date/Time: 11/30/2010 7:17 AM

Buy the look of that set up he probably even had a wrench in his hands. I don't think you would see that now with the current crop of top riders. Where is the semi? with all the bells and whistles.

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12/3/2010 7:09 AM

Very cool, Thanks for sharing.

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12/4/2010 10:26 AM

Thanks for sharing.

I remember hearing how Johnny had that little red tool box with him for a long time. I remember seeing it still when he was making money and on his way to a Supercross Championship.

I remember him in this mini pickup, then boom... he's got the Mugan, Al Baker, a Japanese Mechanic and a USGP 125 win.

I wonder if a kid today can make it on a shoestring budget (until getting noticed) as many guys did back in the day.

Lou Castillo

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11/4/2013 5:16 PM

Hay Johnny, do you have more photos from this time? Cheers, Lou