I finally got around to getting my Youtube channel up and going.
First up; The epic 1994 AMA Superbike season ending race from Road Atlanta (in three parts). It is a great illustration of superbike racing in it’s heyday in America. Stay tuned as I’ll be adding more races soon.
On a recent trip to Boone, NC (my lovely wife & I love the Western NC High Country) while poking around one of the many flea market / antique stores in the area I found a reminder of my first motorcycle road race that I attended. There in front of me was a ball cap with the Harley-Davidson VR1000 Superbike on it. I quickly shelled out the $2 asking price and immediately started thinking about where in the man cave I could display my prized find.
In 1994 I attended my first motorcycle roadracing event which was the AMA series final event for the year at Road Atlanta. That was the first year the VR1000 had competed although it had been in the works since the late eighties. The excellent Superbikeplanet.com has a great write-up about the life of the VR1000 effort: http://www.superbikeplanet.com/vr1000_obit.htm
The #21 bike on the hat would be that of Canadian ace Pascal Picotte. The hat has found its special place in the man cave and serves as a reminder of my introduction to the sport that led me into my ever-growing love affair with motorcycles…
VR1000 hat (front) (Scott Bolton photo)
VR1000 hat (back) (Scott Bolton photo)