Hangtown circa 1988 - pics

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8/26/2018 8:23 PM

Stumbled on some photos in the basement. Got a pass to the infield and snapped a few photos (have some video too..that I'll upload one of these days). It was windy that day. Enjoy.

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8/26/2018 8:25 PM

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8/26/2018 8:28 PM

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8/26/2018 8:31 PM

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8/26/2018 8:35 PM

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8/26/2018 8:37 PM

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8/26/2018 8:44 PM

If tracks were like that today, this sport would be dead overnight. I wouldnt want to ride that track the way it was then.

Compared to places like Unadilla and stuff back then, no wonder guys used to say they hated it.

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My post is my opinion. If you don't agree with it, I'm OK with it.

8/26/2018 8:46 PM

It always amazes me how long Wardy ran an open face helmet.

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8/26/2018 8:53 PM

Very cool! Thanks for sharing.

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8/26/2018 9:03 PM

I raced the 80 exp class on am day that year.

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8/26/2018 9:08 PM

Moto96 wrote:

If tracks were like that today, this sport would be dead overnight. I wouldnt want to ride that track the way it was then.

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Ok bitch

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~cOmptOn310~

8/26/2018 9:13 PM

Nice pics.
The 9, is that Tichener or O'mara?

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8/26/2018 9:19 PM

oldblood wrote:

Nice pics.
The 9, is that Tichener or O'mara?

I think it's Kehoe.

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8/26/2018 9:23 PM

oldblood wrote:

Nice pics.
The 9, is that Tichener or O'mara?

Ted722 wrote:

I think it's Kehoe.

Yep, Kehoe.

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8/26/2018 9:52 PM

So the 3 must be Holland, right?

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"If you are going through HELL, keep going."-Winston Churchill
"A man needs a little madness or else he never dares cut the rope and be free"-Zorba
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8/26/2018 9:54 PM

Moto96 wrote:

If tracks were like that today, this sport would be dead overnight. I wouldnt want to ride that track the way it was then.

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An old issue of MXA about 30 years ago had a list of the 5 all time best and worst tracks at the time. I remember 3 of the best were Unadilla, Saddleback and old Hangtown (Plymouth). Hangtown (Prarie City) was one of the 5 worst. They described it as looking like an old nuclear test sight.

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RIP Danny "Magoo" Chandler 1959-2010

8/26/2018 10:26 PM

Gold, thanks for posting.

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8/27/2018 6:13 PM

I didn't make it that yr.. Thnxz for posting. I do miss that era..

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Speak softly and carry a big stick.

8/27/2018 6:51 PM

Great photos...thanks..

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8/27/2018 7:09 PM

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8/27/2018 7:12 PM

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8/27/2018 7:16 PM
Edited Date/Time: 8/27/2018 7:16 PM

Moto96 wrote:

If tracks were like that today, this sport would be dead overnight. I wouldnt want to ride that track the way it was then.

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TG130 wrote:

An old issue of MXA about 30 years ago had a list of the 5 all time best and worst tracks at the time. I remember 3 of the ...more

And, of course, It actually WAS a rocket/missile test site.

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8/27/2018 7:17 PM

slipdog wrote:

I raced the 80 exp class on am day that year.

I raced amateur day that year too...250C.

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8/27/2018 7:33 PM

slipdog wrote:

I raced the 80 exp class on am day that year.

Ted722 wrote:

I raced amateur day that year too...250C.

Holy shit Ted how old are you ?!!!

maybe as old as me?

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"If you are going through HELL, keep going."-Winston Churchill
"A man needs a little madness or else he never dares cut the rope and be free"-Zorba
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8/27/2018 7:56 PM

slipdog wrote:

I raced the 80 exp class on am day that year.

Ted722 wrote:

I raced amateur day that year too...250C.

oldblood wrote:

Holy shit Ted how old are you ?!!!

maybe as old as me?

Just turned the big 50! (February). Was a big fan back then...nothing's changed (except the size of my moto pants!)

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8/27/2018 7:58 PM

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8/27/2018 8:00 PM

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8/27/2018 8:03 PM

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8/27/2018 8:38 PM

Thanks for the cool pics Ted722

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"If you are going through HELL, keep going."-Winston Churchill
"A man needs a little madness or else he never dares cut the rope and be free"-Zorba
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8/27/2018 11:56 PM
Edited Date/Time: 8/27/2018 11:56 PM

What's all the green stuff in the background?

Cheers for the pics. I was only little but had many magazines with these guys in them through the early '90's.
I'll have to upload the '89 Supercross review I have on VHS (in Frenchlaughing ).

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