Sunday, May 2, 2021

Seattle Cossacks - One Moto Show 2021

The Cossacks did 5 shows over the weekend at the One Moto Show. The venue this year was the Zidell Ship Yards in Portland, mostly to support a more socially distant open air environment. We had a good time and met a lot of cool moto people that had never seen us before. I finally got my uniform too.

Monday, April 19, 2021


Carlsbad GP. I raced this track in the early 80’s. The town was crazy into motocross at the time. We all got smoked by a Suzuki factory mechanic that weighed about 275 lbs. I can’t imagine how fast that guy would have been if he was fit. I remember standing in line at grocery store in my leathers and boots and a little old lady asking my if I thought Brad Lackey would win the world championship that year. I’m pretty sure the site where the track sat is now condos.

Thursday, April 1, 2021


Recently acquired spy photos near KTM headquarters confirm KTM is really planning to return to the Penton name for the North American market.

Tuesday, March 30, 2021

Amal Mikuni

Wait, what?!

1932 - Acquired manufacturing and sales rights in Japan for Amal carburetors in the UK.

Tuesday, March 23, 2021

Happy Birthday

Happy Birthday to my dear old Dad! I’ve posted this photo before but it’s too great not to share again.

Sunday, March 21, 2021


ATLAS-I better known as Trestle, was the codename for a unique electromagnetic pulse (EMP) generation and testing apparatus built between 1972 and 1980 during the Cold War at Sandia National Laboratories at Kirtland Air Force Base in Albuquerque, ... Trestle is the world's largest structure composed entirely of wood and glue ...

I remember my Dad taking me out to see this when I was a kid. I always look for it when flying out of Albuquerque.

Saturday, March 20, 2021

Sunday, March 14, 2021

Cookie Crum

Cookie Crum (born Margery Coffman), also known as "Queen of the Hell Drivers,” lived in Clackamas Oregon for several years. Best known for her wall of death riding, Crum performed with various stunt outfits throughout the 1940s and '50s. She once said she couldn’t stand the idea of sitting behind a desk for a job. She probably spent more time standing than sitting on a motorcycle as well. Crum was born in Davenport Iowa in 1931 and passed away in 2017.

Tuesday, March 9, 2021

Rio Grande Speedbowl

From Joe Sherwood “ The Short lived Rio Grande Speedbowl where Rio Grande and I-40 is today, only ran from 1948-51!  Owner Toby Garcia passed away in 1967, his son Julian Garcia would later start the Car dealerships here in Albuquerque, Toby’s Grandson’s still run the Car dealerships” 

Monday, March 8, 2021

BMX Flashback

This photo was taken from right at the peak of the era when I was racing. I wish there were more photos of Tom and I racing, jumping and drawing crowds outside Zimmerman library just doing stupid shit. That said, I’m super glad we didn’t have high res video cameras in our pockets in those days. The trouble we caused and outtakes we would have generated I am more than happy NOT to have a permanent record of.

Sunday, March 7, 2021

Mt Vernon, WA

This photo was taken in Mt Vernon WA in 1935. The speed limit is still 25 and it’s pretty well clear they mean it.

Saturday, March 6, 2021

Happy Birthday

Happy Birthday to Mrs GeekBobber! I’m still really glad you were born! You’re the coolest old lady in the planet.

Friday, March 5, 2021

Pirelli Photo

This “vintage” photo was shot in 1986 by Helmut Newton for the annual Pirelli calendar. The word is Newton never finished the project siting personal reasons and the photos sat in the Pirelli archives until the 2014 calendar. I admit it. I bought I’m thinking it was a period photo from the 60’s or 70’s.