Old shoebox

Beer in the eighties. Today he turns a year older again and I know him since he was three years old. Time flies, that’s for sure. The photo below we see me in the corner, both our neighbour boy and friend Gerard [RIP], Beer and his younger sister Ellen. That picture was made on the 24th of June in 1968 when Beer became seven years old. Almost 55 years ago…

Happy birthday bro… RMCF

Two-stroke part III

This and last week I had already written a few times about a two-stroke racer. Brembo still had a few photos in his ‘old shoebox’ of that same 80cc ‘Morbidelli’ racer. According to Beer it was a Benelli engine. I’m not sure, but it could very well be that this was a Benelli two-stroke indeed.

Brembo on the ‘drag-strip’ in probably 1993

Fonda, Brembo, Mannie [RIP] and Schweik [RIP] some thirty years ago

Racing Monday

A few days ago I was talking about “our” two-stroke racer. Last Saturday I spoke to Fonda at our club house and asked him if he knew anything more about that racer. He was able to tell that it was an original Italian ‘Morbidelli’ racer. From Livio or his son Franco. That’s not entirely clear. It was an 80cc and that thing could go over 20,000 rpm. That racer was incredibly fast. Unfortunately we no longer own it. Too bad… We had a lot of fun with it and just as much attention.

Ger ready for ‘take off’

Two stroke Mini racer

In the mid-1990s, Schweik and Nol were busy drag racing. But in addition to those two heavily tuned Harleys, we also had a two-stroke racer as a side-kick. That thing made a noise, not normal. And there seemed to be no limit to the RPM’s. Lots of fun and lots of attention with that ‘mini’ racer.

Junior [in the car], then still a kid, Jezus, Ger, Jocky and Fonda. Also Torra and Stud are visible on the backgrond.

Fonda and Ger.