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Old 02-22-2012, 03:59 AM   #1
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Question What's the best historic Dakar or other rally raid image?

Guys, I hope you can help me. I want to run the most soul-stirring rally raid shot in MCN but my knowledge of the best images is a distant second to yours. Could you suggest what you think is the most awesome Dakar-type shot that would repay a long look by readers? Deacon? Auriol? Close-in action or massive wide-angle aeriel? Doesn't matter. Thanks in advance for any suggestions!

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Old 02-22-2012, 04:23 AM   #2
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I would say -with all due respect- any picture of Fabrizio Meoni on the 950...

or this one of our favourite inmate Jenny Morgan:



But I suppose it all depends on what context you want to place it in
(title of story etc)
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Old 02-22-2012, 04:37 AM   #3
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Thank you, that is indeed a stunning image, although not right for this. It's going to be a standalone image, the title something along the lines of "And THIS is how an adventure bike dreams of being ridden".
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Old 02-22-2012, 04:38 AM   #4
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...having said that, what's the story with that pic?
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Old 02-22-2012, 04:46 AM   #5
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Pic above is Carlos Sainz speeding by a hurt Jenny Morgan in the '11 edition

Standalone image, considering your article is addressed to privateers, I would
use any of Ned Suesse (Neduro on here) from this year (#81)... Privateer effort and fantastic result

Google "Adrien Mototribu", or send Deadly99 (an inmate here) a private message,
he was tagging along this year's race and is writing a fantastic book of his
experience in the race

when is this going to run in MCN?
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Old 02-22-2012, 04:57 AM   #6
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What about Toby Younger on the top of the dune from this years Eurosport coverage (better version is probably available):

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Old 02-22-2012, 05:55 AM   #7
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I second Meoni on the 950. Hard to believe he could hustle that thing like he did.
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Old 02-22-2012, 10:54 AM   #8
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Tell them we beat Honda

images burned into my minds eye... Auriol, Africa, both ankles broken finishing and then crying .




Minute mark 4:40 here...







Via Visordown

Where: Paris-Dakar, Twins Class
When: 1987
What: Cagiva Elefant
Why so hard?: Completed rally stage with two smashed ankles

Halfway through the Paris-Dakar of 1987 the assembled bike racers took time out to honour the memory of the series organizer, Thierry Sabine, who along with several others had perished in a helicopter accident in the previous Dakar race. It was a poignant moment, but for sheer drama nothing would beat the penultimate day.

The race was a three-way affair between the Honda of Cyril Neveu, the BMW of Gaston Rahier and the new force in the world of twins, Cagiva, and their eventual lone works rider Hubert Auriol.

Leading by a whopping 10 minutes as he approached the end of the last stage of the second last day, a shortcut eventually ended Oriol’s race in crunching, brutal fashion. But not right away…

Auriol hit a tree root with his foot before hitting the tree himself. He even stood up before realizing he had smashed his ankles. With his team-mates disqualified and the weight of Cagiva’s underdog hopes on his shoulders, Auriol tried to remount and was eventually helped back onto his restarted machine by two other riders. How Auriol made it the final 20kms to the final checkpoint of the day is without explanation. You can’t ride sections of the Dakar without taking all your weight through the feet, and Hubert did just that for 20 agonising kilometres.

With his sickening compounded leg injuries finally revealed to the shocked onlookers as he made his miraculous return, he was helicoptered away for successful restorative surgery back in France. Auriol’s chances of a well-deserved win for Cagiva went with him, with the final 200 ‘easy’ miles unbridgeable even by Auriol’s guts and determination. Victory was just out of reach, but it was the finest moral victory of the Dakar, one never to be forgotten.

As Auriol himself later said on Italian TV, in a message directed to his team manager and all the Cagiva employees, “Roberto, tell them we beat Honda!”

Read more: http://www.visordown.com/motorcycle-...#ixzz1n8zTkWoB
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Old 02-22-2012, 11:30 AM   #9
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Still loving this one;



While this shows the amateur spirit...

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Old 02-22-2012, 12:25 PM   #10
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Old 02-23-2012, 02:50 PM   #11
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+1! Legendary.

Even the French guys in the heli that shot that footage when interviewed said that will stay with them forever.

The Tobinator.




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What about Toby Younger on the top of the dune from this years Eurosport coverage (better version is probably available):

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Old 02-23-2012, 02:54 PM   #12
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Cars I know, but this I thought was amazing..


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Old 02-23-2012, 03:01 PM   #13
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..and lest we forget...

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Old 02-24-2012, 02:45 AM   #14
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Thanks for the suggestions!

Some great stuff there, and that Auriol film is excruciating. I so wish that aerial dust-trail helicopter shot was a bike!

Cheers,

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PS - Not historic, this, but I hate to come to the table with nothing!
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This gets my vote
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