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March 30, 2010

1971 BSA rider Dick Mann & Champion Sparkplugs – Staying on Top

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The world’s finest motorcycle racers were among the 89 starters at this year’s AMA Daytona 200. And one of the most respected was BSA rider Dick Mann. Fighting to the lead on the 41st lap of the 53-lap classic, Dick stayed in front for his second consecutive Daytona 200 victory – at a record setting 104.7 mph average. Dick’s spark plugs? The same brand chosen by BSA engineers. Champion.

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March 9, 2010

Cycle Sports Stars of 1972

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Cover: Sylvain Geboers

Contents: Special Features: 1971 Racing Wrap-Up; 1972 AMA National Schedule; Is Dirt Riding Doomed?; 1972 Racing Forecast; Pictorial: Motocross men at Unadilla; Profiles: Dick Mann’s toughest battle; “Whatever happened to…?”; Racing’s Ragged Edge; Understanding Evel Kneivel; Kerry Kleid – cycling’s sexiest star; Mick Andrews – a cameo view; Report: The only-ness of the short distance racer; more

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January 20, 2010

1965 Yamaha Sweeps 250 Class at Daytona International Speedway

Dick Mann of Crockett, Calif., 1963 AMA Grand National Champion, led a triumphant 1-2-3 sweep by Yamaha’s American factory team in the 100 mile open competition race for both the expert and amateur riders on 250cc machines…

Dick Mann 1st, Gary Nixon 2nd, Buddy Elmore 3rd

Photos: top center: (left to right) Dick Mann; Miss Motorcycle Classics 1965 Nancy Beckman, a student at Daytona Beach Junior College; and a second place winner Gary Nixon of Wheaton, Maryland.

top right: Winner Dick Mann aboard his NGK-sparked team Yamaha

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January 19, 2010

1965 Yamaha Blasts Daytona! Dick Mann sets 250cc AMA 100 Mile Record

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Dick Mann on Yamaha sets 250cc AMA 100 Mile Record. Yamaha takes 8 out of 10 places.

Dick Man flashed to victory on a Yamaha TD-1 setting a record of 91.4 miles per hour, as Yamaha took 8 out of the first 10 places in the 100 mile AMA National Championship.

1. Dick Mann / Yamaha
2. Gary Nixon / Yamaha
3. Buddy Elmore / Yamaha
4. Mike Bonnell / Yamaha
5. Mert Lawwill / Harley-Davidson
6. George Roeder / Harley-Davidson
7. Dan Haaby / Yamaha
8. Neil Keen / Yamaha
9. Jim Nicks / Yamaha
10. Tony Murphy / Yamaha

Phil Read laps riders to win FIM-USMC World 250cc Championship Race. Phil Read won the FIM-USMC World Championship Race aboard a Yamaha at a record-shattering 97.4 miles per hour. Read lapped the field, except for 2nd place finisher, Mike Duff, also on a Yamaha.

1. Phil Read / Yamaha
2. Mike Duff / Yamaha
3. Silvio Grasetti / Morini
4. Frank Perris / Suzuki
5. Jose Busquets / Montesa
6. John Buckner / Yamaha
7. Bo Gehring / Bultaco
8. George Bunkley / Ducati
9. Ken King / Honda
10. Roberto Patrignani / Ducati
11. Robert Karol / Yamaha
12. Frank Camillieri / Ducati

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December 21, 2009

1960 Laconia Road Races – Dick Mann / BSA

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Laconia, New Hampshire -a record breaking crowd of an estimated 22,000 saw records broken in almost every event at this year’s National Motorcycle races at Belknap recreation area…

…In winning the main event, the 100 Mile National Championship, Dick Mann, BSA rider from El Sobrante, California smashed Brad Andres’ record of last year as he crossed the finish line in 1 hour, 42 minutes and 1.94 seconds, averaging 58.80 mph.

Photo caption top left: A breathtaking view of the Laconia course from the top of the ski jump. The downhill run can be seen through trees with the hairpin corner at left.

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December 19, 2009

1960 BSA / Dick Mann Wins Laconia

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Dick Mann on Gold Star takes 100 Mile National Championship!

Laconia, New Hampshire; June 19, 1960: Dick Mann, El Sobrante, California, rode in brilliant style to convincingly win the 1960 100 Mile National championship at Laconia, New Hampshire. Over 25,000 cheering spectators saw the Mann – BSA Gold Star combination run away from a large field of top ranking expert riders from every corner of the nation. In winning, Mann set a new A.M.A. record of 1 hour 42.1.94 for the Laconia course, substantially improving the old time set by Andres in the 1959 race…

Photos:

Right Page top: Mann passes #77 Larry Schafer, going into the hairpin turn.

Right page, bottom left: Dick Mann demonstrates his easy, confident style on the straightaway at Laconia. He lapped entire field up to 2nd place during record-breaking ride.

Right page, bottom right: Dick Mann at finish surrounded by BSA men, L to R: T.A. Hodgdon, President of BSA Incorporated, Emmett Moore, T.A. Hodgdon, Jr., Hank Westra, Harry Chaplin and Herbe Neas. Dick holds part of silver service awarded him by Lin Kuchler, AMA secretary.

Left page, bottom left: Here is Warren DeLong (3rd from left), 2nd place man in the hard fought 50 miler with Joe DiSimone, Emmett Moore, Ernie DiSimone, and Walt Brown, BSA Service Manager!

Left Page, bottom right: Wally Brown takes the flag in winning a Laconia 250 Feature

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October 15, 2009

2007 Rise of the machines – Ducati Hypermotard

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First Rides: BMW F800S, F800ST, Kawasaki KLX450R, Gilera Fuoco, Ducati Hypermotard; Big in Japan; Ricky Gadson’s 1984 Suzuki GS1150ES; AMA Road Race Manager Keith Kizer; BMW K1200R Sport; Suzuki Bandit; Ducati Multistrada vs. Triumph Tiger; Aprilia “Hypermotard” on the way?; Icon: Dick Mann; The incredibly weird wheeled wonders of the Burning Man festival; more

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August 29, 2009

1972 Back Issue Article: Big Money in Hobby of Motorcycle Restoration

1972 March Motor Cycle World Motorcycle Magazine Back Issue available at www.DadsVintageAds.com

Road Tests: Kawasaki 750 H-2 Mach IV, New Rickman 125 Enduro, Yamaha 100 LS-2

Other Articles: The Isle of Man T.T.; How it went at Kent / Dick Mann; Bedroom Built Indian; Ontario; Day at the Drags; Restoration – the growing hobby with big-money rewards

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February 6, 2009

1965 Yamahas Blast Daytona! Dick Mann Sets Record

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Dick Mann on Yamaha sets 250cc A.M.A. 100 mile record. Yamaha takes 8 out of 10 places.

Dick Mann flashed to victory on a Yamaha TD-1 setting a record of 91.4 miles per hour….

1. Dick Mann – Yamaha
2. Gary Nixon – Yamaha
3. Buddy Elmore – Yamaha
4. Mike Bonnell – Yamaha
5. Mert Lawwill – Harley Davidson
6. George Roeder – Harley Davidson
7. Dan Haaby – Yamaha
8. Neil Keen – Yamaha
9. Jim Nicks – Yamaha
10. Tony Murphy – Yamaha

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Phil Read Laps Riders to win FIM – USMC World 250cc Championship Race

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February 3, 2009

1970 Houston Astrodome Grand National Championship Motorcycle Points Race 4-Page Article

Under The Bigtop. Houston Astrodome. Eighth Wonder of the World.

Houston National opens 1970 championship season.

Full 4-PAGE Article available here.

1970 Houston Nationals Results

20 Lap Championship Steeplechase

Jim Rice …BSA
Paul Bostrum …Triumph
Skip Van Leeuwen …Triumph
Dusty Coppage …Yamaha
Dave Aldana …BSA
Eddie Mulder …Montesa
Jim Odom …Triumph
Sonny Burres …Triumph
Mark Brelsford …Harley Davidson
Dick Mann …Husky

8 Lap Amateur Main

Terry Dorsch … Triumph
John Hateley …Triumph
Greg Hodges …Triumph
Rex Beauchamp …Triumph
Chuck Joyner …Triumph
Mike Vails …Bultaco
Bill Dutcher …Bultaco
Tod Sloan …Triumph
Paul Ownes …BSA

25 Lap Short Track National

Mert Lawwill …Harley Davidson
Dick Mann …Ossa
Jim Odom …Bultaco
Jim Rice …BSA
Chuck Palmgren …Yamaha
Ronnie Rall …Bultaco

10 Lap Amateur Final

Tod Sloan …Bultaco
Chuck Joyner …Bultaco
Dave Lawson …Kawasaki
Robert Lee …Yamaha
Darryl Hurst …Ossa
Eddie Garza …Bultaco

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