Published on 09 Jul 2009 by Alison
This fantastic video comes from the blog “Forty Years on Two Wheels“, which is basically one guy, Doug Klassen telling stories of his motorcycling past and converting his old 8mm film videos into electronic format. He shares this little gem with us, of a 1969 Bush Barons Motorcycle Club scrambles race in California.
I was in my senior year of high school at Orange Glen High School in Escondido, California and mad for motorcycles, probably much more than I am now. I belonged to one of those Rotary Club sponsored student clubs at school. As a charitable activity for the school club I suggested that we work with the Brush Barons Motorcycle Club to put on a scrambles race at large, undeveloped piece of land south of town. The land, already known as Kit Carson Park, was to become a developed city park eventually. Cool idea, Doug! Way better than a Saturday car wash! From hanging around motorcycle shops I already knew some guys in the Brush Barons and I tossed the race idea to them and they in turn sold it to the City Council as a fund raiser for the first playground slated to be built at the park. Off we went.
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Source | 40on2.blogspot