I was really disappointed when the AHRMA circuit didn't make a stop at Hallett this year. My dad and I have made a point of attending vintage events whenever we can (he rides a '71 R75/5), and it really is cool to watch the old-timers out on the track. The first year we went there was a 78-year-old guy spanking a cobbled-together, suicide-shift '48 Harley racer around the track. Really something to see. Plus, I get to drool over all those old bevel-head Ducs and smell that nifty hot-oil smell when the British bikes come off the track and head back to paddock. Good stuff.
Actually, I own an old CB 750F that won't "win any races". I don't ride it much, but every time I think about getting rid of it I take it for a little ride to charge up the battery, and I don't want to get rid of it any more. I would probably be able to get rid of it if I had one of those cool little Superhawks to take it's place.
Thanks for the article....as a vintage racer(MX) I really enjoyedit..........you all might like to check out one if the California AHRMA National MX races this fall. It might be an eye opener for some of your readers......you cant appreciate the modern stuff until youve seen an old BSA/AJS/Matchlees/Triumph /Ducatietc romp around a track. by the way just returned from VMD Mid Ohio.You should have seen Jay Springsteen winning every race he entered on an XRTT!!