Saturday, July 18, 2009
Encinitas and Miramar MX and Scrambles 1970
I took my last four rolls of old 8mm movies and squished them into one last video. The motocross and scrambles races took place in 1970 in the Encinitas and Miramar area in San Diego County. As always I have no idea 39 years later who won or who lost. The most memorable part for me was a crash that landed me (with some embarrassment) and some hapless fellow from the Jackrabbits M/C, on the last page of Cycle World in the February 1971 issue.
That's all, folks. I hope you younger guys enjoyed a peek at sportsman dirt racing in ye olden days and maybe a few old timers will have some fond memories stirred.
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An Important reminder from the past:
"I believe there are more instances of the abridgment of the freedom of the people by gradual and silent encroachments by those in power than by violent and sudden usurpations." - James Madison