Ok who was your favorite husky rider ?????

Discussion in 'History' started by Troy F Collins, Dec 13, 2008.

  1. Dashy Husqvarna
    B Class

    Location:
    Beaudesert
    Mine is definatly Australian Chris Hollis. I have followed Chris's progress for sometime now and in the Australian offroad scene he has displayed a riding talent that will see him placed on the world stage competing in 2010 WEC.
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  2. HuskyT Moderator

    Location:
    Corona, California
  3. tommie d Husqvarna
    AA Class

    Location:
    Kansas
    Husqvarna Motorcycle:
    Twenty one and counting
    Other Motorcycles:
    Two Honda's
    You district 37 guy's & gal's should remember Dave Chase and Bill Holmes. These guy's were a inspiration to me back in 1983 when they made it in Dirt Rider magazine on there 1982 Baja 1000 adventure. It brought tears to my eye's when I found out Dave passed away last year at a young age of 47. GOD Speed Bandito!
    http://www.davechasemx.com/About Dave/Banditos/Banditos.html
  4. deluxe68 Husqvarna
    B Class

    Location:
    arizona
    Mikkola, saw him jump over several riders on a section of Unadilla called "screw-u". I saw Kent Howerton in TX before he hit the big time and I predicted he would be good.
  5. Vegas Husky Husqvarna
    AA Class

    Location:
    Las Vegas Nevada
    I think I would have to say ME!!! I'm my favorite Husky rider!!
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  6. razornpc Husqvarna
    AA Class

    Location:
    iowa
    paul prentice
  7. jimspac Husqvarna
    Pro Class

    Location:
    Connecticut
    Husqvarna Motorcycle:
    82 250WR, 82 430WR, 84 250WR, 85 400
    Other Motorcycles:
    86 400WR, 82 Montesa Cota 349
    My favorites are Heiki Mikkola, Malcolm Smith, Brad Lackey, Dick Burleson
  8. Clayfan Husqvarna
    A Class

    Location:
    Ontario, Canada
    Burleson for sure.

    1984 if I remember correctly we were in Daytona for Bike week. At the Alligator 1st thing the AM, Burleson is out "practising" on the 430 Auto bike. Small section of 3ft spaced trees and saplings on the edge of the start area. He'd screw the throttle to the stops and weave in and out, hardly ever bliping the throttle to turn. All this time there is about a 3 ft high, 10 to 12 ft long roost out the back wheel!

    Really impressive!

    Then you line up to start, you see Dick, Mike Melton, Terry Cunningham and lots of other greats leave you in the 1st section. \
    Great memories!
  9. 016ms Husqvarna
    B Class

    Location:
    California
    Gotta be Steve McQueen aka The King of Cool. Check out the Sports Illustrated cover ( August 23, 1971 ) and you'll see what I mean.
  10. knevo Husqvarna
    A Class

    Location:
    washington
    jake for sure!
  11. oregonsage 4st Clerk

    Location:
    Dry Washington
    Husqvarna Motorcycle:
    FX450
    Other Motorcycles:
    Yamaha DT400 x 2, BMW G310R
    J.N. Roberts
  12. dmrogers Husqvarna
    AA Class

    Location:
    Georgia
    I still have that issue of Dirt Rider. I have read that article a hundred time. It was great how Dave Holeman setup that bike!

    I would have to say my favorites Husky riders were: Dick Burleson, Terry Cunningham, and Mike Melton. They really had their act together and were unstoppable.
  13. Drew Smith Husqvarna
    AA Class

    Location:
    Hope N.J. U.S.A.
    How about two western PA. heros Ron Bohn (ntnal. enduro champion) and Jake Fischer.
    Also Mickey Diamond who made his name on huskys before earning ntnal. MX championships on Honda.
  14. JHG67 Husqvarna
    C Class

    Location:
    Ohio
    The 80's where my hay-day so Mark Hyde, Terry Cunningham, Mike Melton, Randy Hawkins, Micky Dymond, Danny Laporte(I think he rode for maybe a season on Huskies?) Andy Jefferson.

    I met a really cool guy during the '86 national hare scrambles series he was from Australia and just rode the wheels off of a 125 Husky Jeff Dawson. I'm sure nobody has ever heard of him but man did he make that 125 sing.
    He would come in after the race and take his gloves off and his hands looked like bloody hamburger from hanging on so tight.
    To a 16 year old impressionable teen-aged wanna-be racer THAT was awsome!!

    Good times for sure:thumbsup:
  15. CARL REHATCHEK Husqvarna
    AA Class

    Location:
    Tamaqua, Pa
    Husqvarna Motorcycle:
    2010 TE 250
    Bob Popiel was part of the Husky Burleson era too.
  16. tm_enduro Husqvarna
    AA Class

    Location:
    Washington
    Husqvarna Motorcycle:
    TM144en
    My favorite is definitely the great Anders Eriksson, 7x world enduro champion.
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  17. AMX 390 Husqvarna
    C Class

    Eddie Lojack!
  18. pvduke Husqvarna
    Pro Class

    Location:
    ... on the gas...
    Husqvarna Motorcycle:
    '18 1/8th ltr. woods raper
    Other Motorcycles:
    dozens of them, kicked to the curb
    MS, SMc, DB and the infamous:







    wait for it.....




























    "Cupcake"

    :eek:

    :busted:

    :lol:
  19. Drew Smith Husqvarna
    AA Class

    Location:
    Hope N.J. U.S.A.
    Hi JHG67
    I knew Jeff Dawson well he once rode the ISDE on an 80cc TM what fun!
  20. Joe Chod Moderator

    Location:
    upstate NY