Vintage Championship 500c Jacket. Anyone know where its from?

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12/29/2016 9:17 PM

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12/30/2016 1:41 AM

I tried checking online and could hardly find much, not sure if its worth anything or just another jacket.

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12/30/2016 10:56 AM
Edited Date/Time: 12/30/2016 11:21 AM

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12/30/2016 12:28 PM
Edited Date/Time: 12/30/2016 12:37 PM

Not sure if this is relevant but could this be a film of one of the rounds of that series?
Golden State 1988 Carlsband

If so there are some pretty decent competitors in there, including some very good top Euro riders- i.e, Jacky Vimond, 250cc World Champion 1986- AKA "The Pink Panther'- if you could beat him you had to be someone for sure!

So if that jacket was presented to the Winner of that series, not sure if that may have been the case-
then would say it is worth something for sure, given the quality of riders in the series,- if it is the series on the link I post.

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

Moto Aspes, you know you want one

12/30/2016 1:15 PM

CMC Golden State Series 1988 - 500cc Champion

Not sure who won that year, was out of racing by that season. Yes the video from the Carlsbad round is the GSS series. You might try to msg. Sondy132001, Sondra Peters, was a member here for some time. Her dad Stu Peters "is" CMC. Maybe there website ?

Yes mid to late 80's there was serious talent in that series. I'm thinking it might have been Scott Manning that year.

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Paul Swinney - Part time Euro-Cycles..... Ah, the good stuff

12/30/2016 2:43 PM

Maybe Dan Berg ? I'd have to ask my pops on that year or dig through results. What size is the jacket ? where did you get it from ?

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12/30/2016 3:06 PM

Sondy132001 wrote:

Maybe Dan Berg ? I'd have to ask my pops on that year or dig through results. What size is the jacket ? where did you get it ...more

Size 44 and I got it as a gift for Christmas.

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12/30/2016 6:13 PM

A little searching on the Cycle News archive page would surely find it.

Hmmm, 1988, Goat Breker rode the 500 class in that series.

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12/30/2016 6:17 PM

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Yup. That was the year that Breker bet Mitch Payton that he'd win the 500cc Golden State Title. Loser would get his head shaved by the other. Goat won.
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12/31/2016 12:52 PM
Edited Date/Time: 12/31/2016 1:04 PM

^^ Mystery solved by the looks of it then, nice one.

Looks like Goat had more interest in shearing Mitch like a sheep (or is it a mohawk!) than he did in keeping the jacket!w00t

Nice bit of vintage Moto Memorabilia and that seemed like a really cool series with some really good riders in it back in the day.

EDIT : Just noticed, the strange emblem/ symbol on the jacket- think it maybe a Goat- poss a personalised touch for the winner?- who was Goat!
Kind of wondered what that emblem was but maybe this explains it, looks like a 'caricature Goat', with the twisted horns?

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

Moto Aspes, you know you want one

1/1/2017 11:04 AM

a22 wrote:

^^ Mystery solved by the looks of it then, nice one.

Looks like Goat had more interest in shearing Mitch like a sheep (or is ...more

If I recall correctly the series was sponsored by Dodge trucks. So is that not a Dodge RAM logo?

I have a similar one from the 1987 series.

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1/1/2017 11:19 AM

Robgvx wrote:

If I recall correctly the series was sponsored by Dodge trucks. So is that not a Dodge RAM logo?

I have a similar one from ...more

Yes maybe that explains it Rob and is not a logo for Goat Breker.

You did pretty good in the '87 series didn't you and Mark Banks also? Bet that was a good experience coming to the States and racing this Series?

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

Moto Aspes, you know you want one

1/2/2017 5:00 AM

a22 wrote:

Yes maybe that explains it Rob and is not a logo for Goat Breker.

You did pretty good in the '87 series didn't you and Mark ...more

It was fantastic. Stayed 7 or 8 weeks with Eddie Cole from Answer Products. Great to be able to ride and race on nice tracks in good weather compared to the cold, wet, muddy conditions we have in the UK in January/February.

Great to race against the US riders too. They were fast! I felt that it was a great advantage to start the European season 'up to speed' by getting a few races under my belt first.

I finished third in the series behind Brian Myerscough and Mike Fisher, but strangely I was credited with winning the 'International Class', which comprised of just myself and teammate Mark Banks. I might see if I can find that jacket and post a photo.

Great times.

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1/2/2017 7:45 AM

Robgvx wrote:

If I recall correctly the series was sponsored by Dodge trucks. So is that not a Dodge RAM logo?

I have a similar one from ...more

a22 wrote:

Yes maybe that explains it Rob and is not a logo for Goat Breker.

You did pretty good in the '87 series didn't you and Mark ...more

Robgvx wrote:

It was fantastic. Stayed 7 or 8 weeks with Eddie Cole from Answer Products. Great to be able to ride and race on nice tracks ...more

And don't forget you met me smile. Yes it was the dodge trucks gsn and that was the ram logo !!

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1/2/2017 10:05 AM

Sondy132001 wrote:

And don't forget you met me smile. Yes it was the dodge trucks gsn and that was the ram logo !!

Couldn't forget you Sondra!

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1/2/2017 4:06 PM

Anyone interested in buying I guess i can take some offers, ill post it in the selling thread later but ill just put it here for any offers I can get just to see if I can set a price.

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1/4/2017 9:49 AM

martel9090 wrote:

Anyone interested in buying I guess i can take some offers, ill post it in the selling thread later but ill just put it here ...more

I might know someone interested ! pm me your email address

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