In June of 1984 I rode my Honda FT500 Ascot along with several friends to Road America for the AMA Road Race National. The idea was for a group of us to then ride to the following week’s national in Loudon, New Hampshire. The weather in Wisconsin wasn’t great and one by one my so-called friends started begging off the Loudon trip. In the end I rode the little Ascot to Loudon via Canada, camping out in a pup tent along the way.
Once at Loudon I served as “gofer” for my buddy Terry Hampton in the Superbike race. I brought along a pocket camera and thanks to another buddy, who was with the corner-working group, I was able to get close access to the track.
I thought these negs were lost forever, but I just came across them, five strips tucked in together in one sleeve of a negative sheet. I know I took at least a couple of rolls of film on this trip. Hopefully I’ll come across the others someday.
They’re not the greatest photos technically, but I think fans of that era will still enjoy them.
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