"zoot capri" what does/did it mean in the old days of Motocross?

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7/30/2018 4:40 PM

Anyone... Anyone?

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7/30/2018 4:55 PM

Trick

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7/30/2018 4:59 PM

Sano

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“I’m not Swap…”

7/30/2018 5:02 PM

Rare and special like a Beta or TM.tongue

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7/30/2018 5:05 PM

It's one of Jody's old man phrases, like "whirling dervish (Denny Stephenson)" or WFO.

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It's impossible for a corporation or government to love you or care about you.

7/30/2018 5:25 PM

That was California speak for sure. I remember it. The first time I heard it used was in a movie about a guy and his motorcycle that get transported back to the western days. Fred Ward I think. Good movie.

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7/30/2018 5:31 PM

Baddest shit available.

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7/30/2018 5:35 PM

Zoot Capri Maximus!

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7/30/2018 6:02 PM

Wow! There is a term that takes ya back. Haven’t heard that in a longgg time.

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7/30/2018 6:05 PM

NorCal 50+ wrote:

It's one of Jody's old man phrases, like "whirling dervish (Denny Stephenson)" or WFO.

I think that pre-dated Jody, and was one of Bazzer's zingers. But I could be wrong.

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7/30/2018 6:07 PM
Edited Date/Time: 7/30/2018 6:12 PM

Forty wrote:

That was California speak for sure. I remember it. The first time I heard it used was in a movie about a guy and his ...more

Timerider: The Adventure of Lyle Swann. Greatest most bestest movie ever made.

The plot goes: Lyle Swann is competing in the Baja 1000. When he veers off course, he stumbles into a top secret government time travel experiment and gets thrown back into the mid 1800's where he falls in love with a super hot woman who is actually his great-great-great grandmother.

You read that correctly - Swann traveled back in time and slept with his great-great-great grandmother. Totally zoot capri movie. Oscar worthy. If nothing else, a great movie to watch out in the desert with your buds and a six pack.

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7/30/2018 6:28 PM

Makes me think of Montesa for some reason.

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Take it to the limit, one more time!

7/30/2018 7:05 PM

"What mean-um WFO"

"Safety wire my throttle wide open mama
Put the meat wagon in turn 3
'Cos if I dont win this one for the USA
It'll be the end of me"

Or something like that...
Old stuff from Dirt Bike, or maybe MXA?
Oh ya, the Great Brown Dirt Bike truck...an El Camino

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7/30/2018 7:07 PM

WFO with style.

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7/30/2018 7:11 PM

I think it was actually "hi zoot capri"
By the way...Pete Szilagyi...

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7/30/2018 7:15 PM

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7/30/2018 7:15 PM

Forty wrote:

That was California speak for sure. I remember it. The first time I heard it used was in a movie about a guy and his ...more

Jeremy Macbeth wrote:

Timerider: The Adventure of Lyle Swann. Greatest most bestest movie ever made.

The plot goes: Lyle Swann is competing in the ...more

That's it! awesome movie.

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7/30/2018 7:25 PM

NorCal 50+ wrote:

It's one of Jody's old man phrases, like "whirling dervish (Denny Stephenson)" or WFO.

GuyB wrote:

I think that pre-dated Jody, and was one of Bazzer's zingers. But I could be wrong.

Bazzes Box, He described his office decor at the magazine.

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Just Old.

7/30/2018 7:26 PM

kevin.decker.125 wrote:

"What mean-um WFO"

"Safety wire my throttle wide open mama
Put the meat wagon in turn 3
'Cos if I dont win this one for the ...more

Great YELLOW Dirt Bike Truck G.Y.D.B.T.

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7/30/2018 7:38 PM

Forty wrote:

That was California speak for sure. I remember it. The first time I heard it used was in a movie about a guy and his ...more

Jeremy Macbeth wrote:

Timerider: The Adventure of Lyle Swann. Greatest most bestest movie ever made.

The plot goes: Lyle Swann is competing in the ...more

l just watched the movie via Dailymotion.com awesome, thanks.

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Melbourne, Australia. Current rides: '11 RMZ450, '84 CR500, '06 DRZ400, '79 KX250 with 400 engine, '06 GSXR1000 full Yosh racebike.

7/30/2018 7:46 PM

Jeremy Macbeth wrote:

Timerider: The Adventure of Lyle Swann. Greatest most bestest movie ever made.

The plot goes: Lyle Swann is competing in the ...more

Scored, produced and co-written by Michael Nesmith of the Monkees

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7/30/2018 8:02 PM

Holigan wrote: Photo

Where did that zoot capri jersey come from Michael?

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7/30/2018 8:05 PM

So does anybody know how or who started it and what are the origins of this phrase? I'm sure it didn't just come about by mistake or outta nowhere. I used the phrase but really didn't know exactly what it meant... Pretty broad uses if I remember right.

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7/30/2018 8:06 PM

mx317 wrote:

Makes me think of Montesa for some reason.

Name of their mx bike.

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7/30/2018 8:24 PM

BobbyM wrote:

Where did that zoot capri jersey come from Michael?

Some kids in Mexico washing cars with it.

J/K. Bought all the jerseys and gear at the Moto Armory, most of which were bought from Greg Primm. Opening containers and taking photos for the past week. Came across the mighty 140 on Saturday.

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7/30/2018 8:54 PM

Holigan wrote: Photo
BobbyM wrote:

Where did that zoot capri jersey come from Michael?

Holigan wrote:

Some kids in Mexico washing cars with it.

J/K. Bought all the jerseys and gear at the Moto Armory, most of which were bought ...more

that is way zoot capri cool....seriously.

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7/30/2018 8:55 PM

Pot(marijuana) island

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7/30/2018 10:36 PM

Aka "Ultra-Gooch" or "Dude, that's too Trick!"

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Nobody ever told me, I found out for myself. You've got to believe in foolish miracles. It's not how you play the game, it's if you win or lose. You can choose. Don't confuse. Win or lose. It's up to you!

7/30/2018 10:45 PM

My understanding of it back in the day was " Exotic, classy, high class". Yes I'm old, from So Cal.

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7/31/2018 1:37 AM

MXA using "zoot capri" (again) for the sweet looking Scalvini.

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MXA RATING: We would rate the Scalvini pipe and silencer as an Intermediate-and-up winner, but Novices and Vets will have to push too hard to take advantage of the top-end-only powerband. On the other hand, whether you can get the engine to sing at high rpm or not, the Scalvini makes your YZ125 look “zoot capri,” as we used to say when cone pipes were commonplace.


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