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11/4/2009 5:43 AM

Let's get a thread started honouring all the young Americans who came over to chase Grand Prix glory in the 70's, 80's 90's. Guys like Brad Lackey, Jim Pomeroy, Danny Laporte, Donny Schmidt, Trampas Parker, Billy Liles, Bobby Moore, Danny Magoo Chandler, Jim Gibson etc.
Please post up photo's, stories and your recollections of these great riders were our heroes long before Supercross only contractsangry came about!

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11/4/2009 9:58 AM
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Great idea! I'll start with our first world champ, Bad Brad Lackey.


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11/4/2009 11:31 AM

Marty Moates


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The older I get, the faster I was

11/4/2009 12:16 PM

Danny "Magoo" Chandler, 1985 500cc World Championships

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11/4/2009 2:14 PM

Mike Guerra

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11/4/2009 6:53 PM

Broc Glover on a KTM chasing a 250 World Title!


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11/4/2009 7:13 PM

The 1 st American.

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Larry Friday
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11/4/2009 7:16 PM

Larry wrote:

The 1 st American.

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xGazillion

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Kevin Windham‏ @kdub_14

Not 1factory racer hasnt been told that if ucan help teammate out, then do it 4 championship. Few r in a position like MM25 #partofthesport

11/4/2009 7:52 PM

Jim Gibson on one of the trickest 125's ever, the 1983 rotary valved OW125 works bike.



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11/4/2009 8:01 PM

Larry wrote:

The 1 st American.

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Do you remember looking at that picture back in the day and being blown away by a "cross up"? I thought it couldn't get any cooler than that. Geez, have times changed.unsure

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11/4/2009 8:22 PM
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11/5/2009 5:14 AM

Larry wrote:

The 1 st American.

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JOHN CHOATE wrote:

Do you remember looking at that picture back in the day and being blown away by a "cross up"? I thought it couldn't get any ...more

It did not and will not ever get any coller than that. Early 70's moto was ..........., well you just had to be there.cool

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Larry Friday
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11/5/2009 11:26 AM

Larry wrote:

The 1 st American.

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Ist American what ???

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11/5/2009 11:30 AM

Larry wrote:

The 1 st American.

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Sondy132001 wrote:

Ist American what ???

First American to win a World Championship Motocross GP, Sabadell Spain 1973

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11/5/2009 11:32 AM

Guys and Sondra,
Been a bit busy today but will post a load more pics tomorrow. Thanks everyone for the imput thus far.

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11/5/2009 11:34 AM

I can't believe no one has posted a pic of our 2nd World Champ, Danny LaPorte.


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11/5/2009 11:39 AM

Larry wrote:

The 1 st American.

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Sondy132001 wrote:

Ist American what ???

robkinuk wrote:

First American to win a World Championship Motocross GP, Sabadell Spain 1973

There you go...I like things to be more specific, that is an amazing shot and RIP Jim !!

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11/5/2009 11:39 AM

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Bader Manneh.
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I've been here 17 years , am I still English, man ???

11/5/2009 11:44 AM
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Marty Moates, I remember he came to the British GP in '77 on the KSI.

They used to have 2 x's 45 mins free practice on Saturdays to dial the bikes in.


Marty did both sessions full bore for the full 45 mins , we couldn't believe it !!
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I've been here 17 years , am I still English, man ???

11/5/2009 11:48 AM

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Chuck Sun did the '78 250 World's on a Husky. I have an old pic of him on it in a '79 MXA as clear as day in my minds eye but the mag is back at my folks in England :-(
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I've been here 17 years , am I still English, man ???

11/5/2009 11:50 AM

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Ryan Hughes on Pamo with Fred Bolley and Mark Jones ( a WelshMan !! ) as team mates.
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I've been here 17 years , am I still English, man ???

11/5/2009 11:58 AM
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My dad Stu Peters (right) in England with his buddy Kelvin Franks (middle) in the 60's racing Motocross.


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11/5/2009 1:19 PM

Some pictures from my Archives
Tallon Vohland
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Bob Moore
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Chad Parker
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Mike Healey
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Donny Schmit
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Micky Dymond
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Shaun Kalos
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11/5/2009 3:28 PM

No discussion of Americans in Europe would be complete without revisiting the perfect performance of the ’86 MXdN team of Bailey, Johnson and Johnny O in Italy. 1-2 in all three motos.

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11/5/2009 6:43 PM

three unknown americans in 1982 at ernee, france. more rocks than any track ever. where did they get the dirt for the MXDN?

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11/5/2009 7:45 PM

Brad Lackey in his Kawasaki days on the 500 Grand Prix circuit.


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11/6/2009 5:32 AM

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11/6/2009 6:02 AM

Bader Maneh at Buds 250 GP.

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11/6/2009 9:18 AM

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I can't believe no one has posted a pic of our 2nd World Champ, Danny LaPorte.


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Didn't Laporte actually win his World Championship a couple of weeks before Brad Lackey? Maybe my memory is going, but I think that was the case.

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11/6/2009 9:22 AM

Wandell wrote:

I can't believe no one has posted a pic of our 2nd World Champ, Danny LaPorte.


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mikem wrote:

Didn't Laporte actually win his World Championship a couple of weeks before Brad Lackey? Maybe my memory is going, but I think ...more

The weekend before.

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I've been here 17 years , am I still English, man ???