The race with Roger and Manny batteling hard all day and Rodger loosing the wheel and finishing on 3 wheels was in Sloan nv, dont remeber the year but it was one of the first Gold Coast 300 that scaore put on.martininsocal said:hey rory-wasn't that great watching roger wheel over the line with only 3 wheels and the lower a-arm plowing the ground! you are right! barstow in july(at night) was one of the best, most traditional races there were. having been a northern california native back then, the summer months were when we did most of our venturing south for offroad races. and the folks of barstow and v-ville were great too! who went to any of tom moesners pre barstow parties? everyone drinking except norm shaw(didn't like to wet his driving suit!) the night before the race. pitting in the college parking lot, who remembers the petrified coyote at the exit of the parking lot that someone spray painted flourescent green about 1982? boy, miss those races.
If your gonna go, go BIG
highonthai said:Gary and Duane jones.
Cooper,Moto Islo,amex2, Jislo something like that. Jeez..long time ago.
buggyracer1677 said:The race with Roger and Manny batteling hard all day and Rodger loosing the wheel and finishing on 3 wheels was in Sloan nv, dont remeber the year but it was one of the first Gold Coast 300 that scaore put on.
AZ1600 said:The Brooks Bro's rode a 100cc Harley Davidson Baja.
Chase 2 said:The company was owned by Norton/Villers, and it wasn't a Greeves.
Triumph/BSA, LOL!! That's like saying Ford/Chevy!
Rory said:Jay, it happened twice. First time was in 85 or 86, the second time was at the 87 Goldcoast 300. I remembered it rained all morning, Bob and Robby Gordon Overall in class 2 and Ivan won class 1. Roger actually lost a wheel and tire coming into the finish and just keep the throttle down and Manny caught and passed him within sight of the finish line. Ends up Roger beat him by 2-3 seconds on "Corrected time". Great race, one of my favorites!
Was searching for some old history and came upon this old thread. Anyone have trivia questions to revive it?Well it is now time for "Off Road Trivia" to return, mainly because I like coming up with the questions, but it would also be nice to stump Tony B. as well, so here goes.
1. What was the title sponsor of the 1988 Baja Internacional?
2. Who won the 1983 HDRA point standings in the Nissan Cup Class?
3. Name the only 2 drivers to have had Bill Stroppe as their regular Co-Driver, or co driver at all for that matter?
4. Name the off road magazine who's slogan was "If it throws dirt, we'll cover it"?
I think the man above your post Mr. Chris Wilson drove his truck to the race, raced and then drove the same truck home after winning his class...How many times has a race car WON the Baja 1000 peninsula run and were then driven back home to the United States? (by the way, I don't know the actual answer but know of at least 2 so far!)