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Old 07-08-2010, 09:44 AM   #1
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Let me introduce you to Ron Kellogg. For those that don't know, he's the owner and proprietor of one of the largest and best vintage automotive photography collections on the planet. If you c...

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Old 07-08-2010, 10:05 AM   #2
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awesome story. Doing what Ron Kellogg did is what a lot of use dream of doing, shooting people and their love of racing.
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Thanks,
The photos add reality to my perceptions generated by the movie.
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I just noticed that the long bike had two knucklehead motors in it. My head is going to fucking explode. Keep it coming, Ryan! Keep it coming!


ps I too aspire to be a dirty old man someday........
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Old 07-08-2010, 07:51 PM   #5
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When I rented the movie my wife just kind of sighed and resigned herself to suffering through another "gearhead" flick. She was hooked ten minutes in. The story was about far more than motorcycles, it was about passion for life, a quest to get everything out of your days that you can. Great man, Great film, great pictures. thanks for sharing them.
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Some of the subjects on Vintage Fuel Drag Bikes knew Burt and were racing at Bonneville when he was. Boris Murray, Leo Payne and Dave Campos come to mind. Boris told me a few years ago the movie was accurate. The movie was one of the most enjoyable I have seen. It is a shame it did not get the distribution to movie theaters it deserved. It never opened here in Charlotte but I own a copy I can watch when I want to.
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Thanks for diggin up good stuff and sharing with us. I have a copy of the World's Fastest Indian and watch it when i need a kick in the pants motivation . I enjoy the clips of interviews with Burt sitting in his shop . He was a craftsman .
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Wow!!! Loved the old pics. Thanks for posting them.
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yeah ole Burt is still well know down in Socal before the movie came out, in fact I remember when the producer said he had the scrip and I waited and waited for the movie, man 15 years later!!! If you get a chance to see it allso look at the other sections on the DVD, Offerings to the God of speed, shows all the super 8 footidge of burt!!

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yeah ole Burt is still well know down in Socal before the movie came out, in fact I remember when the producer said he had the scrip and I waited and waited for the movie, man 15 years later!!! If you get a chance to see it allso look at the other sections on the DVD, Offerings to the God of speed, shows all the super 8 footidge of burt!!

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Roach, I don't know why I should hate you more... that you reminded me that I didn't notice that there were interviews with Burt on the disc that I missed, or that you reminded me that I don't own the disc! I'm gonna' go cry now. -Bill
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Ryan, thanks so much for posting this. Dad and I were in that crowd when Burt was presented with the bag of cash donated by his fellow racers. 20 bucks of Dad's was in that bag.

Also notice entry #21 on the '68 entrants list. The '68 meet was rained out. We had to wait another year and come back in '69 to set our records.



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Ryan, thanks so much for posting this. Dad and I were in that crowd when Burt was presented with the bag of cash donated by his fellow racers. 20 bucks of Dad's was in that bag.

Also notice entry #21 on the '68 entrants list. The '68 meet was rained out. We had to wait another year and come back in '69 to set our records.




Dean, do you know the name Theo Ozen? Number 25 on that list. He raced at Bonneville and El Mirage from the late 60's through until the early 80's. 650 cc Triumph, may have had a fairing at that point

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Dean, do you know the name Theo Ozen? Number 25 on that list. He raced at Bonneville and El Mirage from the late 60's through until the early 80's. 650 cc Triumph, may have had a fairing at that point

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Yes! Theo was quite a character. We were walking back to our motel after dinner Sunday evening in '69, and bumped into Theo on the street. He was so shit faced, he could hardly stand up. He told us about his qualifying attempt that afternoon. Seems he had the Triumph flying, taching a speed well above the record. Just before the lights, the petcock came out of the tank and leaned the motor out. Must have gotten the motor and his head straightened out on Monday. He was back in line for another attempt. Don't know how he did, we were busy with our own deal. Guys like Theo made salt racing fun!
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for all the photos and info I've collected and posted about Burt... not quite hero worship, but lots of love for such a dedicated innovator and terrific guy http://justacarguy.blogspot.com/sear...l/Burt%20Munro
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the trailor that Burt made for his streamliner once he got to the US has been found http://justacarguy.blogspot.com/2010...effective.html
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Just wonderful to see the real deal thanks so much for sharing this.
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Will be of to the burt munro rally at the end of november,riding my hardtail shovel and pissing blood doing it lol
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