Trivia for old farts.

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Re: Trivia for old farts.

Postby kevlar » Wed Jan 02, 2019 11:16 pm

warrent wrote:Yeah; Gerry Young in 1977.

So, 1976 and 1978?

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1978 Frank Sutton... on a Can-Am Sonic 4-stroke!

Other notables in the 1978 race...
- Ted Dirstein 1st Place 300 Expert
- Bernie Grubert 1st Place 300 Senior (Owner of Cameron Cycle in Peterborough)

Any hints on 1976?
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Re: Trivia for old farts.

Postby warrent » Thu Jan 03, 2019 5:57 pm

I spoke with the 1976 Old Orchard Park winner today. He tells me that day his score tied with that of Jim Fisher and the organizers sent the pair out for another lap. The event was apparently decided by seconds. BTW this HOF competitor also told me he has exhibited at the Toronto Bike Show for 35 years.
Of yeah, Canada's first ISDE Gold Medal winner.
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Re: Trivia for old farts.

Postby tricky60 » Thu Jan 03, 2019 6:17 pm

1976: with all those hints, my guess is Helmut Classen
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Re: Trivia for old farts.

Postby warrent » Thu Jan 03, 2019 9:23 pm

Right on Rick. Helmet Classen it is.
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Re: Trivia for old farts.

Postby tricky60 » Thu Jan 03, 2019 11:19 pm

So, Warren/Paul, was the Massasauga Enduro name misspelled on the 1985 finisher's badge? I thought the name was the same as the rattle snake with only 3 s's, but it looks like 4 were used in the spelling.
I thought that 1985 was the last Massassauga. '85 was my first full season of CMA enduro's after trying the sport at the '64 Corduroy. My memory was fairly vivid since I recall the 1986 schedule being released and voila - no Massassauga. I was elated that I wouldn't have to ride that event in pursuit of the senior lightweight points championship, since the 1985 event had thoroughly beaten me. Let's just say I had a little trouble riding the peat bog.

Regarding the Cord, Mike Blanken I believe has ridden the most, followed closely by Tom Irwin. Blair Sharpless zeroed the Cord in 1983. I am not aware of anyone doing before that, and I have no idea who was the first to zero a single day, but if it were John Penton it wouldn't be a surprise.
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Re: Trivia for old farts.

Postby estrohak » Fri Jan 04, 2019 9:56 am

As you can see from some of my finisher badges that the Massassauga was always spelled with 4 S's. 1985 was indeed the last year the event was held. The first rider to zero a day of the Cord was Billy Wilson on a Husqvarna I believe, he was a member of the Niagara Timberline Riders.
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Re: Trivia for old farts.

Postby warrent » Fri Jan 04, 2019 1:46 pm

Ed, that's an impressive array of Massassauga finisher badges.
You are correct on Bill Wilson. I was present that Saturday when he cleaned the final check at, (which lodge?)
I'm pretty sure the year was 1992.
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Re: Trivia for old farts.

Postby estrohak » Fri Jan 04, 2019 6:38 pm

I also thought it was on a Saturday but searching through the Cord results archive shows that Bill zeroed the Sunday of the 1981 Cord, (https://goo.gl/SDuQku) He was riding a 1981 430 Husky.

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Re: Trivia for old farts.

Postby warrent » Sat Jan 05, 2019 9:35 pm

Back to the Old Orchard event; Bill Batten just sent me this score card. I guess Bill's been holding onto this waiting for 1978 to come back! :P
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Re: Trivia for old farts.

Postby warrent » Sat Jan 05, 2019 9:43 pm

On to another bit of Canadian trivia. In the early 70's the late Jim Kelly established a Canadian record. Can anyone tell us what that record was?
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