Discussion in 'History' started by Troy F Collins, Dec 13, 2008.
Scott and Jake.
Here's one I haven't seen yet,Lars Larrson.Imo he has has a huge impact on the Brand and sport.
He had a huge impact on me after we hit each other head on in the pits at Carlsbad raceway. But he was riding Can Am by then.
Scott is awesome!
For me it would be my Older Brother James Both, he was a Factory Husky Support rider in the 70's. He raced against Mikkola, Decoster, Howerton, Sun + other greats, for me going to the few races i went to was too cool. He made as high as National # 79, and
was quite a few times in MX ACtion & Dirt Bike magazines in the race pictures.
Chuck Sun was even at the house one time while they were on there way to UNADILLA.
Color picture is of a his trick 77 360CR, check out those Fox shocks too.
I'm 15 standing behind it.
The guy who initially sparked my interest in Husky's, my first Husky hero, ....... was Andy Bork.
Yup, Andy was an older guy who rode at the local "spot" where myself, on a DT-1 and my friend on a Kawi 100, both 16 y/o, would tool around. We'd do some laps and then stop and watch Andy, on his Husky 400. Man he was good...... " Did you see him take the jump"? Wow. Yup, Andy started it for me.
Later, when I went to the 1971 or '72 Trans-Am event at Unadilla, New York the guy's racing Husky's made life without a Husky intolerable for me. Who were them guys? .......help.
Maybe Bengt Aberg, Arnie Kreig (spelling?), Torsten Hallman, who else would it have been?
Within a year I got a job at a dirtbike shop so I could buy my own red Husky. Something like $1,100 bucks for that bike. What a deal!
Very cool, ruwfo.
Was he/ you from NJ? Where? From 1971 to 1987 or so, you had a run of Husky's huh? Pretty inpressive. I'd say you were hooked.
I had a set of those Fox AirShox's too on one of my bikes. Were you or your brother ever at Bud's creek, Maryland around '74-'76?
We live in Bergen County NJ (Franklin lakes) from 1959 to 1977, & he raced Buds creek for sure. Unadilla, Mid Ohio, the Winter Nationals
(Florida series) in the 70's. Our Parents garage was always full of Husky back then, just like mine is now.
It got me hooked back then & i only was able to find some Huskys again a few years back again.
But yeah you can say Husky runs thru my blood for sure, i've got 8 Vintage bikes all Husky! to prove it LOL
The King of Cool Steve McQueen.
He's my fave offroader on any type of machine (him and Jeff Fredette).
Okay back to our regularly scheduled discussion.
Stevey Mcqueen: Cooler King, Tom,Dick and Harry!
And not to mention Front page of Sport Ilustrated 1971 Aug, sporting just a pair jeans Leaping on his Husky
If I werent male I would of bought the poster for sale on ebay.
Top Dude Full Stop and drove a Husky.
And to look at what Scott Summers did! out standing in GNCC for what he got thrown at him in that time limit.
He gets the Vote too.
My fav. american and the rider who got me interested in Husqvarna is none other than BAD BRAD LACKEY
Favorite euro guy Mikkola
WOW! Does no one have Eddie Lojak or Larry Roeseler come to mind?!?!? Lojak was 4x WISECO 100 miler series champ and 6x GNCC Champ....and Roeseler dominated the desert scene for years....
Ditto, ECEA enduros back in the early 80s, the Laffertys, Jack and Jack Jr.
I was thinkng of Larry, I was second guessing myself when I remembered him on a Kawi (right???)...wasn't that towards the end of his 2 wheel career?
too many to list... really.. J.N. roberts, any and all the factory euro riders from the early trans and inter-am days.. kent howerton.. Mark Blackwell.
Eric Crippa, Fastest Husqvarna Motocross Mechanic
Eric Crippa, Kent Howerton's factory mechanic. In 1976 I had met Eric, He took the extra time with me and let me snap a few photo's of Kent's bike and Factory step Van. A lot of the time the mechanic doesn't get enough credit for promoting Husqvarna. Now is the time to say Thank you Eric, job well done.
cool group shot
2 yrs ago at AMA Hall of Fame Museum,
Tom White, Malcolm and my son Mike Jr.
i think the boy knows the On Any Sunday movie word for word -LOL-
and lets not forget Mr. Enduro funnyman himself:
maybe not a Husky rider but when Ed spoke all had open ears !!
just my input on the topic !!,
regards, Mike G. from NJ.
Gotta love the Malcolm in the middle shot!
I was at malcolm`s shop one day a couple of years ago when my wife who recognized Malcolm in his red baseball cap from my constant "ON ANY SUNDAY" playbacks grabed Malcolm by the hand and said you have to met my husband as he has been a fan of yours since 1972 when the movie came out.
I now have a signed autographed poster of Malcolm in my workout room thanks to a wife who knows my love for dirt bikes.
Malcolm a month later sat down with me and had a cup of coffee (not at the Husky Cafe but on one his dualsport trail rides and said what a tenacious loving wife i had!
I so agree
Cheers also to Malcolm and Steve Mcqueen for making Husky history !!!