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    Oldest Racer Who Is Still Racing

    Hi there just a wee bit of fun but who is the oldest person still racing?Here in Scotland we have Denis Gallagher who is entering his 52nd season of road racing.Denis races a Honda K4 on the Irish closed roads and regulary beats riders more than half his age(72 this year).The man is a pleasure to watch so smooooth.
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    We have Frank C. in our club.....it's like 90, and he's not even considered old, and he doesn't even seem old.

    Seriously....we have guys in their 80's.

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    Mr Broon
    A guy I regularly share a pit with turned 72 this year at the track. He also rides a k4 and I've never seen him nap although he is deaf as a door nail.

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    how old is Roper? ...he rides too fast for me ever to get a good look at him...

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    Thanks for that. I feel a lot younger now. I've been racing in one form or another since 1963. Not as much now as before but El Mirage and Bonneville do me fine.
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    did you ever see the book el mirage impressions? If not I'll post a few pics from it. I designed it for the photographer. has a few bike pics in it too.
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    quote:Originally posted by Pete Casper

    how old is Roper? ...he rides too fast for me ever to get a good look at him...
    AHRMA's got a few 70-80s...Bob McKeever rode his last season at 85+ in '05. Royce Eaton (73) won V4 @ Jennings a couple of weeks ago.

    Roper's even younger than I am...I think he just turned 60.
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    its the beard.....you look younger though eric!

    by the way, that rig you have is ridiculous!!!

    man you have a nice setup.



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    RR has got to be one of the great equalizers. I'm 50, and there are guys 15 years older than me that are just plain fast. Not "old guy" fast, but just plain fast. I'm always impressed by guys that you see hobble around in the pits, and are smooth as silk on the track, and will pass you if you give them an inch too much room, or you make one mistake.
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    quote:Originally posted by imslow

    did you ever see the book el mirage impressions? If not I'll post a few pics from it. I designed it for the photographer. has a few bike pics in it too.
    I haven't seen that one. Would love to see some pics. I did make it into a book called "Hot Rod Pinups" by David Perry.
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