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Old 09-13-2008, 02:39 PM   #29
I Survived The '60s
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Originally Posted by never2old4fun
The other quote I believe came from Corky Keener after the race ; "as soon I heard it, I knew it was all over".
I recently purchased a photo off Ebay of Kenny, Corky and I believe, Rex Beauchamp. Kenny riding the TZ.

I had never seen it before. It is a reproduction of one of Dan Mahony's great shots.
I worked at YIC when the "Monster" was brought by. I heard Kenny utter those words, "They don't pay me enough to ride this thing".
It wasn't to long before Scott Brelsford was riding a Irv Kanemoto tuned Champion framed H1R Kawasaki at he San jose Mile. Rick Hocking was aboard a Honda 750 four. It seemed everyone was bringing out whatever multi-cylinder go fast thing they could build to cope with the more powerful XR750s at the time.
The Peter Starr movie mentioned above (Take it to the limit) is the only footage I have ever seen of the "Monster" in action. I got a copy off Ebay a couple years ago for $35. I felt I got a bargain!!! Great footage of Barry Sheene, Steve Baker and other top riders of the day.
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