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On 5/30/2020 at 6:28 PM, St. Stephen said:

Well, you may have opened up a racing can of worms here, but fortunately your photography is far better than mine. Can you name the podium from Miller 2009?

 

 

 

 

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Was there for that, was big fan of Spies.

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On 6/9/2020 at 8:35 PM, lazyeye said:

WSBK/MA at Laguna Seca 2019

We ran into the Thrashed Bike Racing crew at Black Bear Diner and chatted them up about race stuff. The next day we found them in the paddock and they let me pose on their bike. If only I had talent and money I could get out of the Novice race class and ... oh hell who am I kidding I'd never be able to qualify for SBK. LOL.

 

 

More great pics Lazyeye!  Thanks again for posting.  I just love seeing racing pics from any camera and any era.  Love the little stories behind them as well.  Everyone's race weekend is different and it is fun seeing it from someone else's perspective.

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18 hours ago, Dutchy said:

 

 

Well....................

 

Pre-ride out, We did notice and comment on:

 

 

 

"But, but, but It is all approved here on base....."

Sure, they are used at jets make obscene noise levels, so an open mc exhaust sound ok no? :goofy: 

 

 

As with most tracks here, on race day the polis is out in force to catch rule breakers.  I reckon Germans police especially keen on that.

So close to the track we were all pulled over; they must have heard Doug coming from a couple of miles away.

They descended like flies on a pile of.....

 

Keny started taking pictures; they DIDNOT like that......   Luckily the German soccer team had beaten the Dutch recently so I cracked a joke "Do Not Mention The Soccer"....

 

The chief inspector had a big grin as he noticed Doug's bike. But then (I speak German) could here them start a discussion amongst themselves,,,

"Oh no, he is an American"

"From the airbase"

"Must we now call in Military Police??"

 

So they decided to give him a Euro 20  warning ticket.

Doug wanted to argue that; I told him to STFU.....  😉

Had it been Jeroen, Keny or me, we would have gotten in instant ban to ride 1" further....

 

 

 

 

I was checked too

"that exhaust is not OEM

correct, but it has EU approval markings

 

"where is the approval paperwork for that exhaust?"

I donot need that

"why not?

I am not German

"ah ok"

 

"Has that exhaust been open up?"

Why?

"to make more noise"

I took of my helmet to show my grey hairs and commented that I was too old for that kinda stuff.. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here is Turn 1 at the Nurburgring...

 

 Love the story behind the pics!  I had no idea they were that strict there.  They could have easily ruined your weekend.  Glad you got off on just a few euro.

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11 hours ago, BusyLittleShop said:

Lets keep the great shots coming... it really feels good to reminisce...  a few of my favorites...

 

Hirotoshi Honda... #1 son of Soichiro Honda and president of Mugen... 1980 Japan...
 

 

King Kenny on Mr.RC45 inside a bar for Sportbike Night
 

 

 Kevin Schwantz Mr.RC45 inside a bar for Sportbike Night
 

 

Larry Pegram at the Busy Little Shop ( I machined a custom steering stem for his Ducati)
 

 

Giacomo Agostini at Laguna Seca pits...

 

 

John Kocinski Laguna Seca

 

 

Rossi at Laguna Seca pits
 

 

Mick Doohan Mugello pits
 

 

DO NO SIT ON THIS BIKE Rossi's RC211V Laguna Seca
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The elusive Casey Stoner who dodged posing
 

 

Adriana Stoner who didn't mind posing
 

 

3 Amigos at Ray Abrams shop on Sparky (Kenny Roberts TZ750 flat tracker)
 

 

Super Wrench Jermey Burgess at Laguna Seca pits

 

The RC45 still is Shuhei Nakamoto's baby... he was chief development engineer
for Team Castrol during the 1997 WSBK season. HRC's "go to guy"

 

BLS, thank for these!  Looks like you got some good ones with some of the greats!  Always a great time at the races and especially more when you can meet and take photos with these legends!  Thanks for your contributions to this thread!  Please keep them coming!

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Some shots from the grid during the 2004 WSBK races at Laguna.  There were many more spectators than even some of the MotoGP events held there post 2004.  

 

 

#52 James Toseland's bike.  You can see him behind one of his techs.  Just wanted to show how busy the grid can be right before race start.

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The King of Slide, Gary McCoy!

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#99 Steve Martin

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#52 James Toseland with his game face on

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#41 Noriyuki Haga takes a break on the pit wall

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Good ol Troy Corser!  

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Nori getting ready to go!

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Equal opportunity!

 

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(not my picture)

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Heading out to Assen

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On 6/9/2020 at 8:50 PM, lazyeye said:

WSBK/MA Laguna Seca 2019

WSBK Riders doing their thing

 

 

 

Yeah, 2019 LS WSBK was fun. But I recall wondering this past winter if I had attended the very last world championship road race ever at Laguna Seca when they cancelled 2020. Motogp bikes getting too fast, the buffoons in Monterey County who got rid of SCRAMP--who knows? Anyway, to add to your great pics, a couple more:

 

Corkscrew dad:

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Alex Lowes rear rubber inspection.

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Jordi again, animated as always:

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This suspicious crew member obviously thought I wanted the Ducati. He was right!

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23 hours ago, BusyLittleShop said:

Lets keep the great shots coming... it really feels good to reminisce...  a few of my favorites...

 

Hirotoshi Honda... #1 son of Soichiro Honda and president of Mugen... 1980 Japan...
 

King Kenny on Mr.RC45 inside a bar for Sportbike Night
 

 Kevin Schwantz Mr.RC45 inside a bar for Sportbike Night
 

Larry Pegram at the Busy Little Shop ( I machined a custom steering stem for his Ducati)
 

Giacomo Agostini at Laguna Seca pits...

 

John Kocinski Laguna Seca

 

Rossi at Laguna Seca pits
 

Mick Doohan Mugello pits
 

DO NO SIT ON THIS BIKE Rossi's RC211V Laguna Seca
 

The elusive Casey Stoner who dodged posing
 

BLS, you and Dutchy are shameless name-droppers...I love it!

 

The cool thing about being a motorcycle road racing fan in the U.S. is access. Outside of the track no one recognizes these guys. I was at the Indy airport Monday morning after the 2010 gp and bumped into Ben Spies (and his mom, what a trip!). We had a nice little chat, where I advised him to get better starts when they got back to Europe. I'm sure he valued my wisdom.  😁

 

 

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Austria 2019 with my son

 

 

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Laguna Seca 2019

Backstory. I'm in a couple of racing/trackday groups on the book of faces. Back in '17 or so this kid came on selling shirts to fund his trip to Europe for an RC390 cup event. I said what the heck and bought a shirt, next year bought another. Anyways in 2019 he was racing in Twins Cup. I found his pit in the paddock, walked up and said "hey I'm one of your sponsors!". Draik Beauchamp. Talked to him and his father Curtis for a while. Good kid. He joined the Air Force after the 2019 season.

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On 6/11/2020 at 12:38 AM, Dutchy said:

Equal opportunity!

 

 

Absolutely...

 

Ginny Cutler #81 WERA Expert Mtn. View, CA
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Elena Meyers AMA Pro... first female to win an AMA Pro Racing sprint
road race. She is also the first woman to win a professional
motorsports race of any kind at Daytona International Speedway, on
March 17, 2012

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Shelby and her modified custom Honda... she is part owner of AFT Customs and is a skilled fabricator...
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Sukhee and Shelby are not only bike builders but racers too... they are part owners of AFT Metric Customs and
have built their own bike named Kemosabe and even raced it on the Bonnieville salt flats...
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Larry and Shelby and Sukhee Mr.RC45...
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On 6/11/2020 at 7:19 PM, lazyeye said:

Laguna Seca 2019

Backstory. I'm in a couple of racing/trackday groups on the book of faces. Back in '17 or so this kid came on selling shirts to fund his trip to Europe for an RC390 cup event. I said what the heck and bought a shirt, next year bought another. Anyways in 2019 he was racing in Twins Cup. I found his pit in the paddock, walked up and said "hey I'm one of your sponsors!". Draik Beauchamp. Talked to him and his father Curtis for a while. Good kid. He joined the Air Force after the 2019 season.

Again, loving the stories behind the pics.  Good stuff!

On 6/11/2020 at 12:50 PM, Dutchy said:

Austria 2019 with my son

Dutchy!  Love those shots!  Looks like you guys were able to get into the paddock!  Always nice to interact with the racers!

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On 6/13/2020 at 11:38 AM, BusyLittleShop said:

Absolutely...

 

Ginny Cutler #81 WERA Expert Mtn. View, CA
 

 

Elena Meyers AMA Pro... first female to win an AMA Pro Racing sprint
road race. She is also the first woman to win a professional
motorsports race of any kind at Daytona International Speedway, on
March 17, 2012

 

 

Shelby and her modified custom Honda... she is part owner of AFT Customs and is a skilled fabricator...
 

 

Sukhee and Shelby are not only bike builders but racers too... they are part owners of AFT Metric Customs and
have built their own bike named Kemosabe and even raced it on the Bonnieville salt flats...
 

 

Larry and Shelby and Sukhee Mr.RC45...
 

 

These are very cool!  I remember watching Elena and Cam Beaubier hashing it out at a little track in Stockton when they were around 10-12 years old.  Shame that she dropped out of the racing scene.

 

Thanks for sharing!

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Here are some from 2016 WSBK at Laguna Seca.

 

#22 Alex Lowes Turn 9

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The late great, #69 Nicky Hayden

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Top of the world famous Corkscrew, #66 Tom Sykes, #7 Chaz Davies, #1 Johnny Rea,  #34 Davide Guigliano

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#1 Johnny Rea in the Corkscrew

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#95 Roger Lee Hayden got an opportunity to do a wildcard on the Suzuki.

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Mugello 2017. OMG. 

 

To see Rossi lead the race at Mugello is like nothing else in this world. I thought I knew, but I didn't. Dovi wins. First podium for Petrux, in tears. FP2 I was above turn 1 and saw Marquez brake too late from 215mph and slide all the way through the kitty litter. Bounced right up. 

 

The wild insanity of the crowd was addictive, and the outpouring of love for Nicky, who had died (in Italy) two weeks prior was overwhelming. Anyway, here's a few photos:

 

If you can read Italian you will laugh:

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Turn 1. 

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60 seconds of silence for Nicky (can't quite photograph through two chain link fences like Jelorian). I got a chill.

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Mugello grid!

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Race is over. I wasn't happy parking the rental Fiat 1.5 miles from the track, but this walk (pilgrimage?) turned out to be a blast. BTW, June 4th was our wedding anniversary. I married the right girl!

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Austria 2019

 

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:tongue:

 

 

:fing02:Dovi!!!! .m .

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St. Stephen and Dutchy, thanks for your last contributions to this thread. 

 

Been a bit busy but here are a few from the 2013 MotoGP at Laguna Seca.

 

My wife says he has pretty eyes....now I can't unsee it.  LOL

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A privilege to hang in Colin's Garage.

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The podium!  Nice to see you up there Bradl

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Not for long Alvaro!

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Vale chasing Andrea

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Good ol' Ben

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Cal

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Who watched that Misano MotoGP race?!  Some good racing there!

 

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12 minutes ago, Jelorian said:

Who watched that Misano MotoGP race?!  Some good racing there!

 

(spoilers here)

 

Fun seeing the young guns at the front, although I was hoping for Vale to hang onto 3rd.

Also fun to see some fans. I think there was even one guy who wasn't rooting for Rossi.

And the opposite of Rossi (best on Sunday) is his teammate. This has been going on for years now.

And Mr. Consistency is leading the championship!

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The absence of Marquez has given the others a sense of hope and right now it is anyone's championship.

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This season may be a little bit odd but I've enjoyed the racing so far. Much better when the riders are battling instead of trying to keep up.

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