Eddie Warren- where is he now?

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7/13/2011 7:07 AM

Growing up Eddie was a family friend and my mom used to pick me up at school early so i could go and watch him practice. I haven't seen him since around 1988, but the last I knew he was in Australia. Does anyone know where he is now?

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Michigan District 14 Motocross / Vintage Motocross

7/13/2011 7:42 AM

hey Don, think he's still an Aussie. I have Sharon on facebook and she still talks to Marty...i'll ask her today and see if she can update me. I also run into Chris Stanick once or twice a month....will ask him also.

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7/13/2011 7:58 AM

dboivin wrote:

hey Don, think he's still an Aussie. I have Sharon on facebook and she still talks to Marty...i'll ask her today and see if she can update me. I also run into Chris Stanick once or twice a month....will ask him also.

Thanks Dan. I've been trying to get ahold of him to let him know about my Dad's passing.

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Michigan District 14 Motocross / Vintage Motocross

7/13/2011 2:45 PM

Been trying to track him down myself....let me know if you have any luck or PM me a phone number is OZ. I have an email, but it does not seem to work. Thanks!

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7/13/2011 3:14 PM

Add me in too I'd love to talk to him it's been years.

S

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7/13/2011 3:56 PM

Haven't seen him around for a while - he used to work at a Kawasaki dealer south of Sydney

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7/13/2011 8:43 PM

talked to johny today, said his mom has the info...just waiting on it.

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7/13/2011 8:56 PM

Eddie was a bad dude B.I.T.D.

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7/13/2011 9:21 PM

'Fast' Eddie Warren, 1989





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7/14/2011 3:54 AM

dboivin wrote:

talked to johny today, said his mom has the info...just waiting on it.

Thanks again Dan. I had Kitsch's number a while back, but now I just have Sharon's home number. Didn't know she and Marty were friends.

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Michigan District 14 Motocross / Vintage Motocross

7/14/2011 4:01 AM

MCfan4life wrote:

'Fast' Eddie Warren, 1989





Cool pics. I remember one day back in 1985 Eddie raced all 3 classes at Baja Acres- 125A, 250A, and OpenA, and never took his helmet off all afternoon and wasn't even tired. Of course he won all 6 motos. He and Keith Bowen used to have some great battles before they both turned pro. My first 2 bikes I ever had were his Eddie's practice bikes- a 1978 steel tanked KX80, and a 1981 KX80 with the number plate rear fender. Good memories.

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Michigan District 14 Motocross / Vintage Motocross

7/14/2011 4:04 AM

I have a funny little Eddie Warren story. After i got hurt, they did a TV show about me and my Service Dog on a bay area show called "Mac and Mutley". When they talked about my accident they showed some footage of a guy riding, it was just a short clip and i am pretty sure it was Eddie at Saddleback. The producer of the show took some still pics of me riding and looked through archive footage and found the clip of him and he was wearing the same gear i was so she used his clip.

Someday ill have to convert that show and upload it.

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7/14/2011 4:11 AM

Eddie is still Down Under and last I heard was working on the Railroad keeping engines and rolling stock running a couple of hours out of Sydeny.

I tried to get him to come to a couple of races a few years back as a guest of Kawasaki but he pretty much had no interest.

He is a great guy and comited to bringing up a few kids and being a family guy.

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7/14/2011 4:47 AM

i spoke to Eddie a couple of months back and he is doing well with his family in Northern New Souh Wales. I tracked him down so Matthes could do a podcast with him. I think Racer X are going to do an article for the website soon actually. If anyone needs to contact him just send me a pm and I will forward your contact details on to him. Cheers!

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7/14/2011 5:48 AM

Ross you need to convince him to line up at Coolum in the Vets class in a couple of weeks, another one of those great riders i used to see when Supercross actually used to come to South Australia

Fast Eddie Warren, thats a name no kid growing up in aus into mx/sx will ever forget

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7/14/2011 6:01 AM

Awesome guys. Thanks for the info. Eddie was my childhood hero next to my Dad. I wanted to be just like him. I actually still have a set of Answer gear he gave me in '86 i believe. His bikes were never washed because his dad said the water wasn't good for them. His gear was always dirty too. LOL. I remember his dad cleaning his HRP Flak Jak with a wire brush, and he walked around during every moto with a white 5 gallon bucket full of tools just in case. Man this brings back good memories.

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Michigan District 14 Motocross / Vintage Motocross

7/14/2011 3:45 PM

itsORourke wrote:

i spoke to Eddie a couple of months back and he is doing well with his family in Northern New Souh Wales. I tracked him down so Matthes could do a podcast with him. I think Racer X are going to do an article for the website soon actually. If anyone needs to contact him just send me a pm and I will forward your contact details on to him. Cheers!

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7/14/2011 3:48 PM

Ross_McWatters wrote:

Eddie is still Down Under and last I heard was working on the Railroad keeping engines and rolling stock running a couple of hours out of Sydeny.

I tried to get him to come to a couple of races a few years back as a guest of Kawasaki but he pretty much had no interest.

He is a great guy and comited to bringing up a few kids and being a family guy.

Welcome to Vital Ross. Always good to have someone as knowledgeable as yourself on board.

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7/14/2011 3:50 PM

Woo hooo thanks !! PM sent !

S

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7/14/2011 7:45 PM

Ross_McWatters wrote:

Eddie is still Down Under and last I heard was working on the Railroad keeping engines and rolling stock running a couple of hours out of Sydeny.

I tried to get him to come to a couple of races a few years back as a guest of Kawasaki but he pretty much had no interest.

He is a great guy and comited to bringing up a few kids and being a family guy.

Thank You very much! P.M. sent as well.

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Michigan District 14 Motocross / Vintage Motocross

7/14/2011 8:22 PM

I always wondered where he came from, and how he ended up in Michigan for a while....is he a native Aussie? I remember hanging on the fence at Baja in my "125 Junior" days (remember that class?) and watching him, Keith Bowen and a kid named Dave Tambling (really fast...what ever happened to him?) tear that place up at warp speed in 125 and 250A. Most days it seemed Bowen and his Yamaha's had the upper hand, but I think it had a lot to do with mechanical problems that seemed to plague those early 80's Kawasaki's. The thing I remember most about Eddie was that Team Green rig parked by the starting line and the 2 or 3 bikes he'd have under the awning...unheard of at the time.

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7/14/2011 8:32 PM

GILLETT wrote:

Awesome guys. Thanks for the info. Eddie was my childhood hero next to my Dad. I wanted to be just like him. I actually still have a set of Answer gear he gave me in '86 i believe. His bikes were never washed because his dad said the water wasn't good for them. His gear was always dirty too. LOL. I remember his dad cleaning his HRP Flak Jak with a wire brush, and he walked around during every moto with a white 5 gallon bucket full of tools just in case. Man this brings back good memories.

Sure does bring back memories, I remember that bucket of tools vividly at a Delta motocross LL qualifier just as I was getting into MC Back in 84'

I was watching the 125 mod class on the concrete pad and asked the guy next to me who was that kid leading? he chimed up proudly saying "thats my kid, his name is Eddie Warren" I said "holy fuck he's fast!" He watched him fly by us smiling and said. "he's getting there".

tell'em we said hello from district 12/14

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7/14/2011 8:59 PM

Xracer wrote:

I always wondered where he came from, and how he ended up in Michigan for a while....is he a native Aussie? I remember hanging on the fence at Baja in my "125 Junior" days (remember that class?) and watching him, Keith Bowen and a kid named Dave Tambling (really fast...what ever happened to him?) tear that place up at warp speed in 125 and 250A. Most days it seemed Bowen and his Yamaha's had the upper hand, but I think it had a lot to do with mechanical problems that seemed to plague those early 80's Kawasaki's. The thing I remember most about Eddie was that Team Green rig parked by the starting line and the 2 or 3 bikes he'd have under the awning...unheard of at the time.

He is originally from Clio, Michigan. I went to school in Millington, Mi. with his younger brother Ken. The races back then were awesome, basically like a national. Eddie, Keith Bowen, Dave Tambling, John Grewe, Mark McLaren, Jeff Stanton, Todd DeHoop, Dave Hollis, it was great. Speaking of the 3 bikes , when my dad and i used to go over to their house, his dad had stacks of Dunlop tires around about 7 trees in the yard, about 4 feet high. LOL

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Michigan District 14 Motocross / Vintage Motocross

7/14/2011 9:02 PM
Edited Date/Time: 7/14/2011 9:03 PM

GILLETT wrote:

Awesome guys. Thanks for the info. Eddie was my childhood hero next to my Dad. I wanted to be just like him. I actually still have a set of Answer gear he gave me in '86 i believe. His bikes were never washed because his dad said the water wasn't good for them. His gear was always dirty too. LOL. I remember his dad cleaning his HRP Flak Jak with a wire brush, and he walked around during every moto with a white 5 gallon bucket full of tools just in case. Man this brings back good memories.

Bill_Carroll wrote:

Sure does bring back memories, I remember that bucket of tools vividly at a Delta motocross LL qualifier just as I was getting into MC Back in 84'

I was watching the 125 mod class on the concrete pad and asked the guy next to me who was that kid leading? he chimed up proudly saying "thats my kid, his name is Eddie Warren" I said "holy fuck he's fast!" He watched him fly by us smiling and said. "he's getting there".

tell'em we said hello from district 12/14

The bucket of tools. His dad also wore a straw hat all the time, with a pair of blue overalls and a white t shirt. The great thing about Ed and Eddie is that they were both great guys. If I get ahold of him I will tell him you said hello.

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Michigan District 14 Motocross / Vintage Motocross

7/14/2011 11:21 PM

the bucket and the straw hat. trademark Warren. His dad and uncle i believe were very very big Flat trackers back in the day. His uncle Jack was a great 40+ guy in the 80's.

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7/14/2011 11:25 PM

not sure when i got this, probably Red Bud or Silverdome....think 87'. Eddie was one of the nicest guys around.

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7/15/2011 3:15 AM

dboivin wrote:

not sure when i got this, probably Red Bud or Silverdome....think 87'. Eddie was one of the nicest guys around.

Damn Dan, that shirt looks mint. His uncle Jack always rode a 125, and back then it was the Woods Senior class. LOL I will try to get a pic of the Answer pants he gave me this weekend,

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Michigan District 14 Motocross / Vintage Motocross

7/15/2011 5:41 AM

Good stuff. Eddie Warren was bada--. I remember seeing him on a video of the 87 125 Millville national. He was tearing it up on that KX125.

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7/15/2011 11:27 AM

Great memories......don't forget Eric Posten and the Buchalter brothers ....Sanford and Sam.

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7/15/2011 11:34 AM

TomZ wrote:

Great memories......don't forget Eric Posten and the Buchalter brothers ....Sanford and Sam.

Tom you know Eric?? He lives out here by me still I believe, Eric is a great guy, I have lots of memories with Eric & Eddie both, always smiling, laughing and clowning around.

S

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