Category Archives: Motorcycle

Flat Out

This is from 1969—49 years ago. Back when I lived in Austin there was a lot of motorcycle activity going on. Near Manor, Texas, a horse race track named Manor Downs doubled as a flat track venue. One of the … Continue reading

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Fifty Years

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times. Fifty years ago we all went to Houston for the first indoor national championship race. The venue was the Astrodome, opened just three years before as the first … Continue reading

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Two-Wheel Classic

When this came out in 1971 I was still deep into motorcycling. I went to all the races, taking photos, sometimes writing up results for publication. This was also the year of my last motorcycle race. Producer/director Bruce Brown followed … Continue reading

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1968 Austin Aqua Festival

Apparently scans of some color film from the 1968 race. There are people you may recognize. 5X is Byron Black. 4 is Mike Cone. 42 is Dave Carpenter. 119 is David Watkins. 5 (no X) is Johnny Bryant. 116 I’ve … Continue reading

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1972 Austin Aqua Festival

They started having sports car races during the annual Austin Aqua Festival about 1963. I went there in 1964, and by 1968 we convinced the organization to include motorcycle races, as well. In the summer of 1972, just before we … Continue reading

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Talladega 1970

We went there in May. I was supposed to take some photos for Cycle News, but we made a family vacation out of it. It was the first time anybody had been to Alabama. Here’s how the course looks today. … Continue reading

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Evel Knievel at Green Valley

As promised in a previous post, here are some photos from 1973. This was the do-or-die shot I mentioned before. Cycle News asked me to cover the event and get some shots. I knew the big shot would be the jump, … Continue reading

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