Paul “Baz” Boudreau Column???

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1/22/2013 8:28 PM

Anyone remember reading this in Racer X? I remember reading it as a kid, and it was my FAVORITE article. I have been looking online and can't seem to come up with much. I find it hard to believe that in such a digital age, I can't seem to find anything online about his article.

Does anyone know where I can find some of his articles? I can't even remember what years he was writing, and just this past summer I parted with my entire mag collection.

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1/22/2013 9:55 PM

It was in MXA. Helps if you start looking in the right magazine. RacerX wasn't even born yet when those columns ran. I don't think DC was even born yet.

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1/22/2013 10:07 PM

stillwelding wrote:

It was in MXA. Helps if you start looking in the right magazine. RacerX wasn't even born yet when those columns ran. I don't think DC was even born yet.

Come on now. I think you're mistaken. I'm sure they ran in Racer X too for awhile. Unless the joke is on my and I am incredibly mistaken....

But I'm nearly certain it was in Racer X around 2003ish.

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1/22/2013 10:24 PM
Edited Date/Time: 1/22/2013 10:38 PM

http://www.backtrackvideo.com/reason.html
I think he only wrote in the 70's a few years. Then became a priest.
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1/22/2013 10:35 PM

I have some 1973 and later MXA's with Baz columns. cool

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Do It In The Dirt!

1/22/2013 11:45 PM

It was in RacerX as well, I am not sure on the dates though.

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1/22/2013 11:57 PM

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1/23/2013 5:03 AM

His column ran in MXA back in the early days. Racer X picked him up several years back and had him on for a while. I was standing next to some guy at the YROC race at Glen Helen back in 2002 while digging through some magazine collections at the swapmeet area when I heard him introduce himself to someone as Paul Boudreau. I looked up and said "the Baz"? He laughed , benchraced for a while and I got him to autograph a few shirts next to all the greats of the sport who were there that day. Very cool.

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1/23/2013 6:07 AM

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The Baz

Race results and other names on the shirt.

YROC OVERALL


1. Broc Glover
2. George Jobe
3. Goat Breker
4. Jim Gibson
5. Peka Vehkonen
6. Stephan Gall
7. Ron Lechien
8. Jim Holley
9. Torlief Hansen
10. Gary Jones
11 Patrick Boniface
12. Hideaki Suzuki

Steve Boniface is on there too as he was playing pit boy for his dad.

Marty Moates is on there. Back problems kept him out of the race but Goat filled in. Marty was seen flashing Glover a pit board that read "Let Goat Bye". DeCoster and Hannah were just hanging out the entire weekend. Good times!
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1/23/2013 7:05 AM

He did in fact come out of retirement a few years back and write for RacerX, and all was right with the world.

Come back Bazzer!!

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1/23/2013 7:17 AM

stillwelding wrote:

It was in MXA. Helps if you start looking in the right magazine. RacerX wasn't even born yet when those columns ran. I don't think DC was even born yet.

shiftmx_22 wrote:

Come on now. I think you're mistaken. I'm sure they ran in Racer X too for awhile. Unless the joke is on my and I am incredibly mistaken....

But I'm nearly certain it was in Racer X around 2003ish.

Sorry. I stand corrected.

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1/23/2013 10:56 AM

stillwelding wrote:

Sorry. I stand corrected.

It takes a big man to admit his mistakes.

Good new boys, I hit the jackpot! Mr. Sealy over at Racer X kindly hooked me up with a whole whack load of PDF's of Baz' old Racer X column. If anyone is interested, you can PM me your email address and I'll forward them on over.

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1/23/2013 11:26 AM

I know Paul wrote for MXA & RacerX...but he is a native Texan, and I believe he and (also from Texas) Jody Weisel from MXA were friends. Are the any real old school Texans here that remember if Baz wrote for the old Texas Motocross magazine beac in the late 70's-mid 80's?

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1/23/2013 11:53 AM

The Bazzer is missing, Fang the Sang is heartbroken! Baz's Box was my favorite.

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1/23/2013 3:33 PM

Definatly a column in RacerX for a while, and was ENTIRELY entertaining! I miss him. smile

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1/23/2013 4:19 PM

Believe it or not Paul Boudreau is now Father Paul Boudreau a Catholic Priest.

http://www.backtrackvideo.com/reason.html

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1/23/2013 4:25 PM

Pete Szylagyi, Rick Sieman and Paul Boudreau were probably three of the most entertaining column writers in the history of dirt biking magazine history.

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8/20/2016 12:08 PM

New join here, I'm a little late to the party but I know there are some old fuckers here that remember the Bazzer. I started reading MXA in like 1973, and have read it ever since. Anyone else enter the, "Bazzer's Boots," contest? I spent a bit of time out of the sport but I've recently jumped back in with a WR450. Completely missed the eras of JM, JS and RC. sad

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8/20/2016 12:30 PM

Baz,s Box great stuff. When magazines were your only connection to the motorcycle world other then the local bike shop or being at the track. Getting the new MXA was exciting and first order of business was reading Baz's Box.

Coming home from school and getting Cycle News in the mail box every Wednesday and seeing if there was a right up from Sundays race with your name. Maybe even a picture. Good times.

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8/20/2016 12:42 PM

Great stories

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12/29/2019 8:32 AM

davistld01 wrote:

I know Paul wrote for MXA & RacerX...but he is a native Texan, and I believe he and (also from Texas) Jody Weisel from MXA were friends. Are the any real old school Texans here that remember if Baz wrote for the old Texas Motocross magazine beac in the late 70's-mid 80's?

I believe he was from back East

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12/29/2019 10:23 AM
Edited Date/Time: 12/29/2019 10:23 AM

davistld01 wrote:

I know Paul wrote for MXA & RacerX...but he is a native Texan, and I believe he and (also from Texas) Jody Weisel from MXA were friends. Are the any real old school Texans here that remember if Baz wrote for the old Texas Motocross magazine beac in the late 70's-mid 80's?

Perilous wrote:

I believe he was from back East

You are exactly right...I am exactly wrong. I believe it was Pete Szylagyi instead of Baz. But, hell...I’m old. I could be wrong altogether.

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12/29/2019 11:16 AM
Edited Date/Time: 12/29/2019 5:44 PM

There was one story about the “Do not Drive into Smoke “ signs on the interstate. Can’t remember much more about it though.

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12/29/2019 11:27 AM

davistld01 wrote:

I know Paul wrote for MXA & RacerX...but he is a native Texan, and I believe he and (also from Texas) Jody Weisel from MXA were friends. Are the any real old school Texans here that remember if Baz wrote for the old Texas Motocross magazine beac in the late 70's-mid 80's?

Perilous wrote:

I believe he was from back East

davistld01 wrote:

You are exactly right...I am exactly wrong. I believe it was Pete Szylagyi instead of Baz. But, hell...I’m old. I could be wrong altogether.

I saw pet syglaki taking pics at a hot pepper convention 20 years ago in albq. Or somebody with the same name 😜

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12/29/2019 11:55 AM

davistld01 wrote:

I know Paul wrote for MXA & RacerX...but he is a native Texan, and I believe he and (also from Texas) Jody Weisel from MXA were friends. Are the any real old school Texans here that remember if Baz wrote for the old Texas Motocross magazine beac in the late 70's-mid 80's?

Never saw the Baz in any Texas papers. Pete Szyilagi was the original MXA Editor who also hailed from Austin Texas. He spent many years doing the Automobile test for the local paper and some public radio.

https://autowriters.com/szilagyi-escapes-the-grind-karges-takes-over-at-petersen-automotive-museum/

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12/29/2019 12:06 PM
Edited Date/Time: 12/29/2019 12:08 PM

Found this (It is a few years old):

Szilagyi Escapes The Grind; Karges Takes Over at Petersen Automotive Museum Glenn Campbell September 5, 2012 Lane Changes Please Share This Pete Szilagyi has “escaped” the grind and now does occasional auto-related features and a single monthly review column in the Austin American-Statesman with “he-said, she-said” sidekick Pam LeBlanc (with gun in photo along with Pete). He’s been weekly auto columnist for the Statesman since 1981. His review columns have been widely distributed by the New York Times News Service and Cox News Service. He was co-founder of the Texas Auto Writers Association and Rocky Mountain Automotive Press. Pete is a former motocross and desert racer who was founding editor of Motocross Action magazine and associate editor of Dirt Bike magazine. He splits his time between Austin and the Davis Mountains of far West Texas, where he is a music, news and talk host at KRTS 93.5, Marfa Public Radio. Email to pete@texasmountains.com

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12/29/2019 12:11 PM
Edited Date/Time: 12/29/2019 6:51 PM

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12/29/2019 5:20 PM

Wow, he's right down the road from me at St. Mary's Church! I'm going to visit !

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12/30/2019 2:00 PM

Well he's from New England so that may explain a lot...Rock on BAZ!!!

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12/30/2019 6:00 PM

For anyone interested, here is a Dropbox link to the Baz columns that RacerX supplied me years ago.

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