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Old 06-09-2019, 09:22 AM   #1
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Default Summer Spectacular - Vintage Laconia NH Racing

Summer Spectacular - Vintage Laconia NH Racing

Back in the day the actual races were the big draw back then, then it evolved into the social event that we see nowadays.


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Vintage Laconia NH Racing (1of4)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XfLiSAmKijw

Vintage Laconia NH Racing (2of4)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=st2415BbnNY

Vintage Laconia NH Racing (3of4)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=juV-j6MlYpg

Vintage Laconia NH Racing (4of4)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xFk3TRlWkvE


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Laconia National Champion Race 1958
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I22bHuRG8Wc

A windup 8mm video with no sound. (More images of 1965 Laconia and the Weirs in this one and somewhat less focus on the race/track activities)
Laconia Bike Week Home Video (1965)
https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x6nbqhu

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Old 06-09-2019, 11:56 AM   #2
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Summer Spectacular - Vintage Laconia NH Racing

Back in the day the actual races were the big draw back then, then it evolved into the social event that we see nowadays.


Brought to you by the Beer that made Milwaukee Famous


and
Vitalis for healty handsome hair this summer


Each item can also be used as Fuel Stabilized or Chain Lube

Vintage Laconia NH Racing (1of4)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XfLiSAmKijw

Vintage Laconia NH Racing (2of4)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=st2415BbnNY

Vintage Laconia NH Racing (3of4)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=juV-j6MlYpg

Vintage Laconia NH Racing (4of4)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xFk3TRlWkvE


Color footage
Laconia National Champion Race 1958
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I22bHuRG8Wc

A windup 8mm video with no sound. (More images of 1965 Laconia and the Weirs in this one and somewhat less focus on the race/track activities)
Laconia Bike Week Home Video (1965)
https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x6nbqhu
Ha! That's what my club drank! Schlitz! Breakfast of champions!
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I remember buying my first six pack. I was faced with the dilemma of paying 99 cents for Old Milwaukee or $1.29 for Schlitz. I went for Old Milwaukee because it was cheaper. When my father saw the beer in the refrigerator he said “son, now that you’re old enough to buy beer you need to buy the good stuff...Schlitz”. How things have changed.
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Don't forget (Mabel) Black Label - brewed on the shores of Lake Cochituate

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Where did they race in Laconia before moving to Loudon?


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Thumbs up Gunstock...

The comments said Gunstock, which would have made for an interesting "road course". Even I would have liked to see motorcycles navigating a course like that. It sure beats downtown-Wolfeboro wheelies.

If you want to see some motorcycle "spills" check out the races at Nürburgring's old road course in Germany, where for about $10, you can "run-what-you-brung" over a 12-kilometer course. (Been there twice with Porsche and BMW, for ten days of "seat-time").

Sometimes, oil is spilled, which makes for slippery biking. Amazing how bikers take a tumble, sprint back to their bike, and start it back up!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3JRbZV5epX4
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The comments said Gunstock, which would have made for an interesting "road course". Even I would have liked to see motorcycles navigating a course like that. It sure beats downtown-Wolfeboro wheelies.

If you want to see some motorcycle "spills" check out the races at Nürburgring's old road course in Germany, where for about $10, you can "run-what-you-brung" over a 12-kilometer course. (Been there twice with Porsche and BMW, for ten days of "seat-time").

Sometimes, oil is spilled, which makes for slippery biking. Amazing how bikers take a tumble, sprint back to their bike, and start it back up!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3JRbZV5epX4
We did watch the classic races at Gunstock for many years. Of course the crowd favorite was the sidecar race with best viewing at the hairpin turn.
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Those vintage films were great- thanks for posting.

As far as seeing "spills", the Isle of Man race (located between England and Ireland) is brutal. I've raced at Bryarsports and Daytona but I would not race at Isle of Man. It's based on time trials but the course goes through small villages and is extremely dangerous.
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Always ended having a case of the schlitz after drinking a case of Schlitz.

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