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4/30/2006 12:08 PM

What European champion only had one eye? ...yes even during his racing career.

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4/30/2006 1:09 PM

I remember the story, my Dad explaining to me the difficulties of depth perception, and everything else - but the guy's name. SHIT! This is going to drive me nuts... Was he Swedish?

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The best 14 years of my life were traveling with my son racing motocross

4/30/2006 1:24 PM
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[quote="winn peeples":b8dac]I remember the story, my Dad explaining to me the difficulties of depth perception, and everything else - but the guy's name. SHIT! This is going to drive me nuts... Was he Swedish?[/quote:b8dac]NO

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4/30/2006 4:55 PM

was it a brown one?

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4/30/2006 6:57 PM
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[quote="BobbyM":81c54]was it a brown one?[/quote:81c54]Oh my heavens no.

Hint: he is from Belgium

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4/30/2006 9:12 PM

Willi Bauer?

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4/30/2006 10:02 PM

Jackey Martens, 1993 500cc World Champ.

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Chuck Norris is 1/8th Scottish. This has nothing to do with ancestry, the man ate a fucking Scotsman!

5/1/2006 12:47 AM

I believe you are correct Terry K

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Damn this is gonna hurt ... big-time

5/1/2006 7:45 AM

Victor Leloup?

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5/1/2006 8:19 AM
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[quote="maicobreako":8da21]Victor Leloup?[/quote:8da21]Maicobreako is the WINNER!!!! a real know-it-all. Victor LeLoup was the first European Champion (before there was a World Championship) in 1953. He rode works FN's. He is still alive today.

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5/1/2006 5:11 PM
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[quote="T-BOND":ae708]Maicobreako is the WINNER!!!! a real know-it-all. Victor LeLoup was the first European Champion (before there was a World Championship) in 1953. He rode works FN's. He is still alive today.[/quote:ae708]

OK, here's one for you. Which 500cc World Champ was killed whilst riding a National?

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5/1/2006 5:15 PM
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[quote="maicobreako":b6d65]

OK, here's one for you. Which 500cc World Champ was killed whilst riding a National?[/quote:b6d65]A national where?

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5/1/2006 5:16 PM
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[quote="T-BOND":fd339]A national where?[/quote:fd339]

His home country . . . race was in Stekene, Belgium

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5/1/2006 5:22 PM

Here's another European Champion type question.

This former 125cc champ's father was a two time 500cc champ (and teamate of Leloup).

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5/1/2006 7:08 PM
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[quote="maicobreako":710f4]Here's another European Champion type question.

This former 125cc champ's father was a two time 500cc champ (and teamate of Leloup).[/quote:710f4]August Mingels

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5/1/2006 7:21 PM
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[quote="maicobreako":77b55]

OK, here's one for you. Which 500cc World Champ was killed whilst riding a National?[/quote:77b55]Rene Baeten

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5/1/2006 7:29 PM
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[quote="T-BOND":5f73d]Rene Baeten[/quote:5f73d]

Already addressed...

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The best 14 years of my life were traveling with my son racing motocross

5/1/2006 7:33 PM
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wtf? i did not realize moto is over five decades old already. :roll:

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5/1/2006 7:52 PM
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[quote="T-BOND":70910]August Mingels[/quote:70910]If you are thinking of Jean Paul Mingels, he is August's nephew.

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5/1/2006 8:10 PM
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T, are you allowed to quote yourself? :?

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5/1/2006 8:18 PM
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[quote="project racer":19ea4]T, are you allowed to quote yourself? :?[/quote:19ea4]Nobody else listens to me <img src='/assets/emoticons/grin.png' />

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5/1/2006 8:20 PM
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:wink:
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5/1/2006 9:17 PM
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[quote="T-BOND":fc39c]If you are thinking of Jean Paul Mingels, he is August's nephew.[/quote:fc39c]

Really?

Goes to prove I shouldn't believe everything I read.

OK, enough Belchen waffle questions, who was the top American finisher at the very first British Grand Prix, and what movie stunt is he most reknowned for?

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5/1/2006 9:37 PM

Bud Eakins,he was McQueens stuntman in the Great Exscape,he jumped the bike over the fence and into Austria.

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5/1/2006 9:56 PM
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correcto-mundo.



Ekins finished 5th in the 1952 British grand prix aboard a Matchless.

Speaking of McQueen, he rode on the 1964 US ISDT squad (as did Ekins and his brother Dave):



No word on what brand of cancer stick that is . . .

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5/2/2006 6:35 AM

Camel stud,he wouldnt smoke some sissy cigarette

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5/2/2006 6:38 AM
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[quote="racin mason":b1396]Camel stud,he wouldnt smoke some sissy cigarette[/quote:b1396]

Yep and we all know how well that worked out for him. <img src='/assets/emoticons/sad.png' />

That jump in The Great Escape is what got me interested in bikes.

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My wife calls you guys the Yahoos.