another xr clone. woohoo.
This is a discussion on Hypercycles going to phillip island within the General forums, part of the Caferacer.net Forums category; Looking up some suzuki stuff, I learned that Carry Andrew is heading with Colin Edwards to race at Phillip Island From his gofundme page. https://www.gofundme.com/h485edxw ...
Looking up some suzuki stuff, I learned that Carry Andrew is heading with Colin Edwards to race at Phillip Island
From his gofundme page. https://www.gofundme.com/h485edxw
Photo: Daytona, 1987
Hello, my name is Carry Andrew.
Motorcycles and motorcycle racing have been my passion for the last 42 years. Many of you know me or know of me through my team, my racing, and business (Hypercycle).
Here is some brief history of my involvement in the sport:
I started racing locally in 1973, turned pro in 1978, won one national championship in 1988, and promptly retired in 1989 to raise a family with my wife Nancy.
Since then I have stayed involved in racing, taking part in (3) additional national championships, and I am especially honored for being recognized with (2) AMA Tuner of the Year awards.
I retired from full time racing at the end of 2005, but continued my involvement in racing projects with individuals, a manufacturer, and industry publications. Most recently one of those projects saw me restoring and renovating the same KZ1000 I raced in the late 70s and early 80s. This project has rejuvenated my racing mojo and I have steadfastly upped my saddle time. The culmination of this effort has resulted in 2 AHRMA race victories in 2 tries.
My good performance in those 2 AHRMA races has now afforded me the opportunity to participate in the AMCN International Island Classic, Australia's largest historic motorcycle race. Here is a description from the event website:
'In its 23rd consecutive year the event features the International challenge fiercely contested between Australia, the UK, USA, New Zealand and newcomers for 2016 Ireland along with a points score challenge for the perpetual Phil Irving trophy.
This new entry means five national squads will race the International Challenge, with the Irish taking on the four experienced teams - defending champions the UK, Australia who won the title from its inception in 2005 to 2014, the USA and NZ.
Champions from past and present converge on the famous Phillip Island Circuit from all over the world for the classic...'.
Being invited to race at this highly acclaimed international event is the fulfillment of a lifelong dream. I am hopeful that my friends and fans will consider helping me to fund this very expensive adventure. This trip is expensive: I have a lot of obligations, I will need to build a spare engine, and of course bring or pay for all the obligatory race spares, fuel, and tires as well.
Thank you for your consideration. I will do my best to represent our country and prove that your faith in me and your support is deserved.
Help spread the word!
What a joke.
Is this what this gofundme stuff is used for??....for a "fulfillment of a lifelong dream"??
If you ain't got the cash money for your lifelong dream don't do it.....of at least max out your credit card like everyone else would....geeezz
It's just another form of sponsorship. At the grassroots level. Why the hate?
I'm gonna gofunme my dinner. I'm hungry.
Last edited by jcw; 08-29-2018 at 05:35 PM.
And having gone to the race makes one an expert?
What bike would you take to win?
Last edited by jcw; 08-29-2018 at 05:36 PM.
Or should we just go back and kick around ideas for a $500 Honda build some more?
It's "to fulfill a lifelong dream" that got me. You don't go groveling on the Internet to beg for "fun money". Or maybe that's how it's done now and I'm out of the loop....idk. "Hey I need a motor to race and it's far so drop me a fiddy or a hundy so I can live the dream! Have a bitchen summer! Kawasaki rules!!"
I just googled it is it just 3 miles of flat asphalt in the middle of a field or did I find the wrong place?
But Cary is a long time tuner and racer who has put in the work and time not just some recent entitled millennial prick looking for some fun on another person's dime.
On top of that, I don't think fielding a team to this event with a former MotoGP racer is probably cheap or even reasonable. But, I have no clue...
I agree with you though... I just read a story on Dan Bilzerian and his claim to fame. Don't even get me started on the Kardashians...