THE WEEKLY FEED: Jim O’Neal and his Kolbe Can-Am

A HISTORY LESSON

Jim O’Neal was one of So Cal’s top motocross racers in the 70s and 80s. Yes he’s the same guy who started O’Neal Distributing which has segued into O’Neal Racing. This is 1975 and Jim was racing for his good friend Andy Kolbe on an early Can-Am 250. The bike was a handful, but Jim did Kolbe Racing good with years of strong performances on the Canadian machine. Thanks to Mark Kiel for another killer shot taken at one of the Indian Dunes water jumps during a  GP.

 

NEW, VIEWS AND STUFF

 

TESTING THE BETA 500 RR-S DUAL SPORTER

Brother Mike came out to my pad this morning for an early photo shoot on the Beta 500RR-S. This machine is strong, a great handler and as close as you can get to a full blown dirt bike that let’s you motor down the road to a 7-11 for a Slim Jim and a Slurpy.

 

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VIDEO JUTEBOX

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Mac Daddy going big back in the day

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WOLF: BACK IN THE DAY

This was at our hidden track we tagged Unadilla West. We’d have to haul gas cans in back packs so that we could put in motos since the track was a strong 8-mile ride over some rigorous terrain. Here I’m riding an ATK 560 on a day that the good Lord blessed our ground with incredible traction. The year was 1986. Photo by the Leaper Fran Kuhn

 

Over and out: tw

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