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Like most drivers I am a child.So Kiddies what did Rally Santa bring for you this year , tires , Peltor helmet or an Escort with shiny Cosworth??? Mrs clause brought me a fine Bultaco Jersey. Family and freinds are nice but what material possesions were under the tree??

Tom Grossmann

PS you know Santa ain't brining any TV coverage
 

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a 91' Eagle Talon AWD - and the ability to turn it into a Rally Car.

And my Wife got a renovated basement - funny how those 2 were so closely linked:+
 

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Mine was really good. It was a small package that rattled a lot if you shook it. I kept trying to figure out what it was but couldn't. When I opened it, it appeared to be a sealed box containing a bottle of Advil. She told me it was for the headaches I get working on the italian electrics. When I later opened the bottle (while tracing wires on the steering column), I found a good size wad of cash and a note explaining that it was for the car. I don't know how she got it all sealed in there but it was a big surpriese to me.

What a great present - hope you all had a great holiday as well.

John B.
 

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So, there has to be a depth of history here that will be lost on most folks. I'm an old Montesa person, but also have a small bit of Bultaco blood in my veins! Care to elaborate on your past relationship with Bultaco Cemoto? Here or off line, if you prefer.

Kathryn Hansen
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Ok Bultaco story - this could be long. Well my very first official motorcycle road race weekend was on a Bultaco El Bandito converted to a road racer. My friend owned the bike , it was pretty but the motor recieved no attention - the brakes only worked becuase I insisted we take the thing to an abandoned strech of highway to check it over. Having only done track days I had to do a riders school. We went to Firebird Raceway in Phoenix. So after all the paperwork I put on my leathers and went out on track with instructor in tow. I went storming up the front strech and into turn 1 , the motor promptly siezed. The back tire locked due to my 115 lb girly man not being able to pull in the clutch with one finger. Just before I would have highsided I manged to pull in the clutch and wrench the bars straight , the bike sat up and I shot off the inside of the corner and rolled right up to the worker station making it look as if I had planned the whole thing. The corner workers actually clapped and the instructor was so impressed that I got my AMA license on the spot.This was also a big Vintage race weekend in the next session a Profesional rider from England suffered the same fate on a fire breathing Bridgestone 350 and flung the thing down the road in a most spectacular manner furhter adding to my status with the corner workers.Naturally I was quite fond of that Bultaco , I bought the bike from my friend and had the motor gone through and converted it back to dirt use as I saw no need to push my luck on pavement with it. During that period we had a vinatge dirt bike group here in Vegas. I owned a Alpina ,250 Pursang and a Sherpa T in additon to the El Bandito. I really like the handling of Bultacos and they have the coolist logo. A Friend of mine still shakes her head about my love of old dirt bikes. She was AMA womens Vet Pro National Champ a few years back and can't get over the fact that I ride the death out of an old dirt bike but am completely lost on modern dirt bikes - I've never been able to come to terms with the handling.
I never rode a Montessa but my tuner for my Honda 125cc Road Racer was a mechanic at a Montessa dealership.Check out Metroracing.com they have Montessa stuff too.

Tom Grossmann
 

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Lipstick (phelony pink) and a disposable camera. Those were the clues. You guess...
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Santa brought me

RALLY, by Reinhard Klein, (book) and Santa had to have it shipped in from Australia....I guess copies are hard to get lately.

also got a mini-dv video cam, we have been wantting one for a while for in-car video...funny how people don't want to lend you their video camera for in-car video, because of the dust and vibration in the car ;-)




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Santa brought me the Martin Holmes World Rallying Year in Review, a steering wheel for my PS2, and a really great opportunity to realize my potential.

All in all it was a very good christmas.

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I hope to recieve today or tommorow, 2 videos from Duke USA; 1/ the best years of rallying 1970's and 2/ the best of british rallying1972-2000. stuart
 

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Duke Video - "How to be a Top Rally Co-Driver".

Already watched it twice, now to watch it 20 or so more times before the season starts, then try to find a sucker......oops, I mean driver.

(NASA Eastern States Rally Championships)
 

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Fisher Price Grow with Me RC Rally. Okay so the age says two and up and it is really for my son who is only a month old but...
 
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