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Jay Springsteen: Dust Bowls and Dust-Ups Part 1

Jay Springsteen’s first AMA national win came in 1975 at Louisville when he was just 18, and he went onto rack up 43 AMA victories and three AMA Championships in a pro career that spanned …

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Croz’s first Oz Race: Castrol 6 hour 1975

“My first race on Australian soil was at the 1975 Castrol Six Hour. I travelled over in the belief that I could find a ride and I thought that Kawasaki Australia would help a little …

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Seventh Heaven: Barry Sheene – The legend Lives On

Today is the 7th Anniversary of the passing of Motorcycling legend Barry Sheene.
When Barry Sheene decided to up stumps from his country mansion in England and move his entire family to the Gold Coast in …

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Greg Pretty Tribute: The Little Master 1955-2010

Greg Pretty was one of the most versatile riders of his generation, and hugely respected by his peers.
Aussie race legend Greg Pretty lost his life in a terrible head-on accident on January 16, 2010 aboard …

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Matt Blair remembers Mick Doohan in the ‘80s

It was an extraordinary gathering, almost pre-ordained. About 12 hours after the news of Mick Doohan’s retirement broke in Australia on 10 December, 1999, a group of people was engaging in what Doohan had done …

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1989 Aussie bike GP remembered

It is hard to believe that it is 20 years since the very first FIM-sanctioned Australian Grand Prix captured the imagination of the Aussie public and the admiration of the entire GP paddock. When I …

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Gregg Hansford – His Greatest Australian Race

Ever witnessed a feat that changed you for ever? Something that left an indelible imprint that sends shivers down your spine just re‑living it. The occasion that left me a devoted disciple of motorcycle racing, …

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Stu Avant – Running on Empty Part III

Never heard of Stu Avant? If you’ve ever dreamed of becoming a GP racer, Stu’s story will dispel the myths and reinforce the realities of a unique life on the grand prix trail in the …