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Offline Whethefakawe

Recognise anybody?
« on: April 25, 2008, 09:54:07 am »
Throwing out stuff while packing up my life today I came across these:





Inside one is a very interesting photo. Recognise anybody?  ;D



I raced a CR 480 in the support class at both of those. 

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Re: Recognise anybody?
« Reply #1 on: April 25, 2008, 09:55:53 am »
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Re: Recognise anybody?
« Reply #2 on: April 25, 2008, 09:58:11 am »
I only recognise Alfie second from the right


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« Reply #3 on: April 25, 2008, 09:59:54 am »
Shit Stirrer Sharkman!  :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
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Re: Recognise anybody?
« Reply #4 on: April 25, 2008, 10:03:14 am »

 the blue shirt guys..  are they all wearing there camel packs in front?
the older picture,the big funny looking guy,mr rex......he gave me lessons back in 1981
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Re: Recognise anybody?
« Reply #5 on: April 25, 2008, 10:05:54 am »
I recognise 5 people wearing the Dirtsure race shirts.
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« Reply #6 on: April 25, 2008, 10:09:20 am »
Those old Bell helmets are cool. Dig those Darth Vader style mouth guards.

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« Reply #7 on: April 25, 2008, 10:13:32 am »
Hey!! That brings back memeories!!! I was in my first year in the SADF then and used to go to all the races when I came home on pass!
I wonder what has happened to them all? And their racing families..
Horace Bergstrom
Port and Russel Beattie
And Rex Staten was a legend!
Who was the other Yank that came out to race with him?
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« Reply #8 on: April 25, 2008, 10:17:52 am »
Rex Staten? The middle guy?

He looks like a disco dancing porn star ;D
 

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Re: Recognise anybody?
« Reply #9 on: April 25, 2008, 10:22:43 am »
'83!! I was was in matric! Fook, I'm also old!
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« Reply #10 on: April 25, 2008, 10:32:30 am »
'83!! I was was in matric! Fook, I'm also old!

'83 i was 3 years old  ;D

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Re: Recognise anybody?
« Reply #11 on: April 25, 2008, 10:36:41 am »
Hey!! That brings back memeories!!! I was in my first year in the SADF then and used to go to all the races when I came home on pass!
I wonder what has happened to them all? And their racing families..
Horace Bergstrom
Port and Russel Beattie
And Rex Staten was a legend!
Who was the other Yank that came out to race with him?

You know Russel Beattie owned KTM Western Cape for a while right? Last I heard he was off to Mauritius to build yachts I believe with this brother.

Alfie looks so small and young  ;D

 

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Re: Recognise anybody?
« Reply #12 on: April 25, 2008, 11:21:54 am »

 the other yank that came out was jeff staten..... i think,i rode with him in tzaneen,almost killed myself.
i was working for yamaha,and had just qualified as a yamaha mechanic,they sent two yanks to teach me some offroad skills as at that time honda was winning all the off road events............didnt help much i`m afraid
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« Reply #13 on: April 25, 2008, 11:41:24 am »
The other yank that came out was Jim Tarantino......that is of course REX Staten in the pic.

'83........ std 8 and already Bike crazy

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Re: Recognise anybody?
« Reply #14 on: April 25, 2008, 11:52:14 am »
Jinna 83 just got married, my Boet rode with all these guys.
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« Reply #15 on: April 25, 2008, 12:07:44 pm »
Geez. Also old. I remember these guys...  Rex Staten was a monster! Check out the muscles on Bergstrom (way on the left.) Missing from the pic is the 80cc champs.... was that Colin Dugmore?
 

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Re: Recognise anybody?
« Reply #16 on: April 25, 2008, 01:30:55 pm »
charlie tissen???

who remembers him??

i once raced against him
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Re: Recognise anybody?
« Reply #17 on: April 25, 2008, 03:20:58 pm »
charlie tissen???

who remembers him??

i once raced against him

I remember him well, you probably raced with my Boet Dave Hill
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Re: Recognise anybody?
« Reply #18 on: April 25, 2008, 03:21:26 pm »
Hmmm, let me try work this out... Gary Bergstrom is my wifes Cousins ex husband?
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Anyways his sons ride:

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Re: Recognise anybody?
« Reply #19 on: April 25, 2008, 06:48:46 pm »
Hey hey hey - what's that saying?  Youth and skill is no match for old age and treachery? Watch yer back  ;D

This photo was taken after Yamaha swept the MX championships in 1983.
From left, that's Gary Bergstrom (they were 4 brothers as I recall) 125cc champ , Brett Redman 125 cc junior champ, his father is Phil Redman, who was a  road racing world champion in 1965 ??
Rex Staten - he now has a huge plumbing business in California. I've seen him around a few times, like at last year's MX national when Grant Langston won the US nationals.  Ole Rex is not as big as he looks here for some reason. Maybe cause I'm 1,97  ???

Alfie Cox, say no more. The man is a legend.

Stuart Beattie, he raced 500's. His younger brother Hylton was in bike squad demo team in 1981 when I was there and he now lives in the US, he's a rep for a big parts distributor in Virginia

Charlie Tissen is in Los Angeles, he is the rep for K+N air filters, my CT buddy Jody sees him all the time. We've been trying to hook up for a braai and kakpraat but we all work strange schedules so it's difficult.   Charlie rides a souped-up XR 650 now  :evil6:

Some of the other yanks who raced in SA then were Jim Tarantino, I've read that he still lives in SA, Andy Jefferson who was the first really succesful black motocross racer (he's older than Bubba Stewart's father  :eek: ) and Larry Wosick, who lived in SA for many years after racing there in 1983 and now owns a big MX track in northern California.

Here's a shot I took at Back of the Moon, north of Pretoria, in 1983 I believe. Rex Staten and Russell Campbell going at it.



OK enough nostalgia, I have lots of packing to do  ;D
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