How could we refuse to give a good home to these pins that were heading for the bin?
Fresh from the postbox
Thanks for featuring my photos and rather unspectacular racing history in the July issue of Classic
Bike. Being 74 years old, with all my friends having moved away, the racing bikes are all gone now, but I’m tempted to try and get back into the sport again, maybe with a non-competitive
Meanwhile, going through old bits around here, I came across these medals that the California Racing Club (CRC) handed out for off-road Grand Prix races, which are a cross between motocross and desert racing. My kids (37 and 34) have no interest in them, have families of their own and live far away (Germany and Texas). I imagine when I’m gone, they’ll just get tossed out. So I thought you might be interested in seeing them. And then after you have ooh-ed and aah-ed over them, you can toss them out. I figure they’re destined for the rubbish bin anyway. Hope you find them amusing.
BURL ESTES, MISSION VIEJO, CALIFORNIA
Hi Burl, thanks for sending the pins. Far from throwing them away, they’ll be kept and cherished as an insight into California offroad racing culture. I’ve still got all my rally badges in a display cabinet on the wall from a short period of years (1979 to ’84-ish) when we used to ride all over Europe in pursuit of crazy camping and drinking weekends. I guess many of us collect piles of memorabilia along the way.