Ascot raceway exhibit.

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9/27/2018 10:12 PM

Finally got over to check out the Ascot raceway exhibit at Cal State Northridge. Ends Oct 13th. Not as much stuff as I had hoped to see but what they had was peaty cool. Dissapointed no MX stuff. I first went there in 1969. Went to lots of sprints, midget, and flat track races in the 70s and 80s but surprisingly in hindsight we raced MX there.

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Joe Leonard HD flat head.

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Cal Rayburn HD.

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Doug Chandlers RS750. Checking out the trick works parts on this thing up close was worth the trip.

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The famous Tamale Wagon with a super rare Moser 4 cam 302 Chevy.

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Offenhauser. No roll cage no power steering, just a big set of balls. Nothing made a better sound than an Offenhauser according to my Dad.

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I met Scott Parker but he didn't have much to say.

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Anyone that went to speedway races in the 70s remembers Wild Bill Cody. Speedway was huge in SoCal back then.

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Evel did his first televised jumps at Ascot. This was a huge leap back then.

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9/28/2018 12:55 AM

Great pics, looks like they did a bit of figure8 racing back in the day, was so much fun to watch as a kid. Evel was a blast to watch as well.

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There's something happening here, what it is ain't exactly clear.

9/28/2018 1:49 AM

Grea5 photo’s

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@TONY351KTM

9/28/2018 7:27 AM
Edited Date/Time: 9/28/2018 7:27 AM


Thank you for sharing. Spent many of Friday nights there with CMC and I couldn't agree more with you. It really seems that most forget there was motocross raced there weekly.

I really miss that place, it's near my work and I drive past it every so often and it's such a shame to see it now in it's current state as a used car salvage lot.
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Do It In The Dirt!

9/28/2018 12:02 PM

Shame its gone , Cool things I was lucky to see there ,rookie expert Scotty Parker attacking the cushion in turns 1 & 2 , Don & Gary with their Jones Ammex team , Tamale wagon , Shuman , Haud , Marvels and others ...

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9/28/2018 1:46 PM

The Honda forks are bad ass for the time/

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