Motocross Memories

Old bikes and Dick Mann bring back memories.

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courtesy of Clive Taylor
Clive and the bike in 1978 at Hialeah Speedway in Florida.

Living room Rickman

red motorcycle parked on tile with trophies behind it

I read an article written by Bud Ekins about Rickman Metisses when I was motocross racing a stock Triumph. I had to have one. My father, while on vacation, went to New Milton, England, and bought the Mark III and had it shipped to me in Florida. I had the 1968 650cc Triumph engine from my stock race bike and I did the work. I raced motocross open class from 1968 to 1972, then flat track pro racing at Hialeah Speedway, where I got my AMA number 68. When they started TT for open class, I took the padding out of the seat, lowered the forks, added a spindle front wheel, two carburetors, a kit to make it 750cc, right side down pipes and a tachometer.

man on motor bike in a dirt and grass field track
  • Updated on Oct 9, 2021
  • Originally Published on Sep 30, 2021
Tagged with: Dick Mann, motocross, Rickman Metisses
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