THE WEEKLY FEED: DECEMBER 7, 2016

BLAST FROM THE PAST

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Maico was such a force in the mid 70s. Here’s Gaylon Mosier and Graham Noyce in a Trans-Ama battle at Saddleback Park in 1976.   Mark Kiel caught the action.

 

NEWS

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John Hinz will takeover as KTM’s new U.S. President.

 

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Jon Erik Burleson is leaving KTM and will now be Husky’s Brand Ambassador.

KTM North America Inc. is pleased to announce the appointment of John Hinz as its new President, effective January 1, 2017. As President, Hinz will assume responsibility for the North American subsidiary to include the KTM Group brands KTM, Husqvarna Motorcycles and WP in the U.S. and Canada. Hinz will work closely with current President Jon-Erik Burleson until January 31 to ensure a seamless transition, while Burleson prepares to assume the role as Brand Ambassador for Husqvarna Motorcycles beginning February 1.

Burleson: “I have arrived at a point in my career in which I have decided to embark on new personal challenges. My passion for both the company and individual brands remains strong and true, as well as my personal investment in continuing industry initiatives to support the sport of motorcycling, which tie back to the company’s foundation of success and core of the brands. I’m looking forward to assuming the role of Brand Ambassador with Husqvarna, which allows me to remain involved with a brand that is so near and dear to my heart and stay connected within the motorcycle industry.

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TECATE ENDURO RESULTS

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DIRT BIKE MAGAZINE A FEW DECADES AGO

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A Dirt Bike Sub-ad (for selling subscriptions) from 1984. That’s Jim Holley at the wheel and the current issue (January) is graced by none other than…Jim Holley!
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Steve Schmitz was one of Dirt Bike’s top testers in the mid to late ’80s. He could whip it off of a Marlboro cig butt and here we’re at Pismo Beach in 1986, back when you could ride anywhere on the beach. This was in the April 1986 issue.

SOCIAL MEDICINE

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What a wicked shot of my world champion friend. I learned that Pat Boulland shot this right outside of JT’s headquarters in San Diego.

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WOLF: BACK IN THE DAY

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The Wolf, 1986 at an ISDE Qualifier in Washington state. I hit a tree and broke the front fender off and had to replace it a gas stop. It’s a pretty easy task in your garage, try in on a muddy wagon with 3 minutes max. Yee haw.

 

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