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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

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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.

Best Regards,
Carry
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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
 

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jealous much?

It's just another form of sponsorship. At the grassroots level. Why the hate?

I'm gonna gofunme my dinner. I'm hungry.
 

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Or should we just go back and kick around ideas for a $500 Honda build some more?
 

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jealous much?

It's just another form of sponsorship. At the grassroots level. Why the hate?

I'm gonna gofunme my dinner. I'm hungry.
I'm home sick...maybe it's the NyQuil talking.

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!!"
 

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I'm home sick...maybe it's the NyQuil talking.

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!!"
Got it.

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...
 

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have you been to the island classic?
Almost. HMRAV used to run the Southern Classic at the Island after the island was resurrected and then the owners decided they liked what we were doing.

It has turned into one of the most prestigious classic/historic/vintage events in the world and now draws ex MotoGp and World Superbike contenders. That can't be cheap for anyone, but makes for a great event.

At least we no longer have to sweep up the sheep manure before we get to go racing. The Island was just a strip of asphalt in a field by the sea for many years....
 

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it's not overly flat, but it is in the middle of a paddock.

my point was, if you had been, the advent of the harris xr69 replica frame with some sort of engine alluding to what was available "back in the day", which currently for the uk team means xjr1300, has totally taken over the event. if you want to win the international challenge that's what you have. they're fast - motogp is 1.28, wsbk 1.30, these things 1.35.

so yes, just another xr clone is what it is. not as blatant as the irving vinvent thing, but still a bit of a stretch.
 

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I’ve been, three times!
In fact I was part of the team who set this up back in 2005!
PI is one of the best circuits in the world, short but fun.
I’ve raced Harris’, Kawasaki’s, Yamaha’s, etc.
In recent years the whole event has become very much more professional and expensive, there is NO start money, they will pay to ship your bikes but the rest is down to you.
The top UK guys are all on XR clone Yamaha’s. There is a money shortage for 2019 but that may level the playing field again.
 
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