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News from May 2002

Genichi Kawakami, Founder of Yamaha, 1912 – 2002

Genichi Kawakami, the man who established Yamaha Motor Co. in 1955, died Saturday May 25th at the age of 90 in Hamamatsu, Japan. [img1] His success story begins in 1937. After commercial studies, Mr. Kawakami joined the company was run by his father, Nippon Gakki Co. He became president in 1950 and revolutionized the manufacturing [...]

World Motocross – Round 5 – ITALY

Castiglione Del Lago French riders win all three classes. Smets bike broke in the 500 main. 500 Grand Prix Results: 1. Yves DeMaria – KTM 2. Marnicq Bervoets – YAM 3. Stefan Everts – YAM 4. Javier Garcia Vico – KTM 5. Pierrick Paget – HON 250 Grand Prix Results: 1. Mickael Pichon – SUZ [...]

World Motocross – Round 4 – FRANCE

Stefan Everts win his 52nd career GP on the St. Jean d’Angely circuit, and lead the 500cc points chase. Mickael Pichon wins the 250 race on his ‘home’ track, with countryman Frederic Bolley second. Steve Ramon of Belgium wins 125 Grand Prix. 500 Grand Prix: 1. Stefan Everts – YAM 2. Yves DeMaria – KTM [...]

SurferCross!

It’s a two day event, combining top moto riders & surfers. First day is moto, next day is surfing – combine the scores and see who wins! It was Monday August 5 at Saddleback MX Park, and Tuesday August 6 at San Onofre State Beach. Boniface, Byrne, Campbell, Ferry, Fonseca, Garcia, Gonzalez, Johnson, Langston, Reed, [...]

A Day In The Dirt – The Movie!

World Premiere. Beverly Hills. World famous Academy of Motion Pictures building. (Yes, THE Academy of Motion Pictures where they give out those small, gold statuettes to famous performers!) Red Carpet, Celebs – Alexander, Brown, Chandler, Fonseca, Gonzalez, Holley, Johnson, Keefe, Lackey, Lee, McCoy, McGrath, Roberts, Cousin Tracy, etc. etc. The Day In the Day movie [...]

Una @#$%&*! dilla!

24 photos from Round 8 of the AMA/Chevy Trucks US Motocross Series at Unadilla! Click on the thumbnail to see the larger version.If you’d like to see the results from Unadilla, please visit this link. 125 Start! 125 Start II! 250 Start! GP regular Josh Coppins Tim Ferry Tim Ferry Branden Jesseman Husqvarna’s Steve Lamson [...]

New Beginnings

by Greg Albertyn Elephant crossing??? Right after I retired from professional racing, some people thought I would feel a bit down in the days and weeks afterwards, since I wouldn’t be in the racing ‘limelight’ any longer. And I know that has happened to other people I know. But I’ve never felt down or depressed [...]

Kawasaki’s new KX’s keep the good times rolling for ’03

Our first tests ever – the 2003 KX 125 & 250 by Rick Johnson (Click on the thumbnails below to view the larger images.) I’ve actually ridden Kawasaki’s before. In 1982 I rode Jeff Ward’s factory 125, 250, and 500 at a secret test track, as I was being courted by different factories for the [...]

Troy, Ohio, Round 7

15 large format photos from the Troy National by TFS Click on the thumbnail to see the larger version.If you’d like to see the results from Red Bud, please visit this link. function OpenWindow(url, width, height) { window.open(url, ‘img’, ‘resizable, width=’+width+’,height=’+height+”); } Ricky Carmichael, Chad Watts The Honda gang, with Dunlop’s Broc Glover Danny Smith [...]

Red Bud Photos

The Red Bud National was this past Fourth of July weekend … Here are 20 photos from Round 6 in Buchanan Michigan. Click on the thumbnail to see the larger version.If you’d like to see the results from Red Bud, please visit this link. function OpenWindow(url, width, height) { window.open(url, ‘img’, ‘resizable, width=’+width+’,height=’+height+”); } Buddy [...]