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4/20/2021 10:41 PM

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4/20/2021 10:59 PM

He was a drummer in a popular band... with his son.

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4/20/2021 11:07 PM
Edited Date/Time: 4/20/2021 11:08 PM

Jeff Ward (on the bike)

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I was raised just off HWY 126 in Valencia during the 80's.

4/21/2021 12:24 AM

Suicidal_Tendencies wrote:

He was a drummer in a popular band... with his son.

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4/21/2021 12:30 AM

looks like bevo

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4/21/2021 12:31 AM

Bonham

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4/21/2021 1:07 AM

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John and Jason..Led Zep?

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Non Gratum Anus Rodentum

4/21/2021 4:20 AM

I remember reading years ago that John bought Jason a factory bike, a Kawasaki 125 I think, I’m not sure if it’s true or not.

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4/21/2021 5:09 AM

Best. Band. Ever.

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4/21/2021 5:17 AM

John bought an 18 wheeler for a Kawasaki team in the UK that Jason was riding for.

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4/21/2021 5:53 AM

At Anaheim SX in '06 I saw a guy walking around, alone in a leather jacket with a Union Jack patch on the back. He was just casually strolling around in the pro pits checking things out. I was a mechanic back then and I $hit myself when I realized who it was. Yep, Jason Bonham. Not a single person recognized him. He came over and was just watching us work on our bikes. I asked him if he wanted a closer look and a tour of our pits. He was so humble and like a kid in the candy store. As a musician myself, I didn't bring up Zep or his dad but I was shaking. Haha. He told me he was in town as he was drumming for Foreinger. I politely said "oh wow, you're a drummer! That's cool!" Little did he know that Zep is what made me want to play every instrument known to man. He shook my hand and thanked me for the tour. I'll never forget that day.

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4/21/2021 6:16 AM

He would be great as a guest in @pings Whiskey Throtthle show!

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4/21/2021 6:37 AM
Edited Date/Time: 4/21/2021 8:59 AM

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scte3.0 pro-line trinity tekin

4/21/2021 8:56 AM

edge60 wrote:

He would be great as a guest in @pings Whiskey Throtthle show!

That is the best idea I have heard in a long time! Ping can you make this happen.

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4/21/2021 9:04 AM

Man...I was way off. The picture Sumdood posted is the dead give-away.

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I was raised just off HWY 126 in Valencia during the 80's.

4/21/2021 9:20 AM

Moby dick, dick, dick.....

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4/21/2021 10:27 AM

dboivin wrote:

looks like bevo

That's what I was thinking.

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4/21/2021 11:15 AM

dboivin wrote:

looks like bevo

ATKpilot99 wrote:

That's what I was thinking.

Actually, he looks like Bonzo. cool

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Braaapin' aint easy.

4/21/2021 11:24 AM

dboivin wrote:

looks like bevo

ATKpilot99 wrote:

That's what I was thinking.

Falcon wrote:

Actually, he looks like Bonzo. cool

Lol. Honestly the first person I thought of when I saw the pic was Bevo Forte

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4/21/2021 11:43 AM

That’s Bevo with a chubby little Hannah

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4/21/2021 1:00 PM

Jason Bonham is 100% moto and fast.


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4/21/2021 1:38 PM

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4/21/2021 1:39 PM

DynoDan22 wrote:

At Anaheim SX in '06 I saw a guy walking around, alone in a leather jacket with a Union Jack patch on the back. He was just ...more

Great story Dan!
I was a teenager in the seventies and Led Zeppelin was and is one of the greatest Rock & Roll bands ever! w00t

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4/21/2021 1:41 PM

edge60 wrote:

He would be great as a guest in @pings Whiskey Throtthle show!

Great idea edge!
Would luv to hear his Life story about him and his legendary Pop.

Who downvotes that idea?

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4/21/2021 3:54 PM

Raced with Jason as a schoolboy back in the 70's , he was a decent rider, but he stayed in the Amateur ranks when he finshed as a schoolboy, and drifted away from the sport , still a fan, , was on RDL a while back.. pops on to some of our FB groups occasionally.

Despite the money they had, they didnt throw $$ at it for the sake of it, Bonzo sponsored a meeting where there were teams with 1 rider per class, 5 classes, and the team with 75% of the highest score over 2 days , won a bike each..

We didnt get it , our best bloke broke his arm in practice.

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4/21/2021 4:41 PM

edge60 wrote:

He would be great as a guest in @pings Whiskey Throtthle show!

G-man wrote:

Great idea edge!
Would luv to hear his Life story about him and his legendary Pop.

Who downvotes that idea?

A hipster. 🥴

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4/21/2021 4:56 PM

Someone have a picture of the bike strapped to the back of the Bentley or whatever it was?

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Indecision is a choice

4/21/2021 5:09 PM
Edited Date/Time: 4/21/2021 5:25 PM

Mr. Ted wrote:

Someone have a picture of the bike strapped to the back of the Bentley or whatever it was?

Not got a picture of the car/bike- but do recall when Bonzo and Jason arrived at National championship final in I think 1978-80- cannot quite remember the year. Yes bike was in the back/ trunk of a brown Rolls Royce- wheels pokin out of the trunk! Was abit of a mudder and Roller was all messy with mud!

My Dad and other racing friends chatted and I think maybe also marshalled with John Bonham at that race and said he was a really nice man and very friendly. They did not know he was a rock star at the time and said he seemed slightly unusual (to the average 1980's moto dads I guess, arriving in a Rolls Royce etc) but was super nice to speak with!

As many recall Jason was a damn good rider- but many people do not realise how fast he really was- he actually nearly won the youth British ACU National championship- think was 1980-- came 2nd! Almost won it.

Also John Bonham helped set up the 'Team Green' program in those times, alongside Alec Wright- that bred future stars like Paul Malin and Jamie Dobb amongst others.

Great memories of those times.

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Always was an excellent rider ...... at crashing usually

Moto Aspes, you know you want one

4/21/2021 5:49 PM
Edited Date/Time: 4/21/2021 6:16 PM

Motoxtombo wrote:

I remember reading years ago that John bought Jason a factory bike, a Kawasaki 125 I think, I’m not sure if it’s true or not.

Yes- was true- Jason did a parade lap on that bike at the Farleigh 500 GP- think was 1979- think it may have actually been water cooled and tricked out, before water cooling started to happen stock. Cannot quite remember but it certainly was trick. Also it may have been a sleeved down 125 to 100cc, cannot remember its exact tech spec but do remember the bike and the GP parade lap.

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Always was an excellent rider ...... at crashing usually

Moto Aspes, you know you want one