Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Greg Coutu, of the website Circle One One, yesterday posted an interview he conducted with me:
The questions were posed by readers of the site. Greg asked me to provide some photos to go with the interview and I'd like to give photo credits (where possible) and captions.

The lead photo was a portrait taken at Mid-Ohio in July, 2007 by Jason Brownrigg ( with one of those big, old fashioned cameras on a tripod with a big (10"?)photo plate in the back.

This photo was taken by Buff Harsh at Barber M/S Park in Oct. 2011.
Ari Henning, me and Wes Orloff are debriefing after the 500 Premiere race.

This is a photo of me with my 1953 Moto Guzzi Airone Sport at Laguna Seca in July of 2008. I was taking part in the Moto Giro America and the first day we rode 7 odd miles from the start to the race track a did a lap before proceeding on the day's ride.

This is a photo of me telling Paul Smart how it is at Barber, 10/'11

Yet another photo from Barber 10/'11 with me, on Ken Rosevear's Geoff Monty Special replica Goldstar next to Kevin Schwantz on Ken McIntosh's Norton Manx waiting to go out for practice.

Here I am (#18) on the grid at Circuit Paul Ricard 20 July, 1986 with a couple of other former World Champions: on the Manx with the white helmet is John Surtees and on the Matchless with the red and white helmet is Hugh Anderson. That's Alan Cathcart on the #12 Paton. I beat them and a third former World Champion that day: Phil Read. Granted, I was on the fastest bike that day, next to Cathcart's Paton, which didn't finish. And, Hugh Anderson had his jet holder come adrift and he had to stop and tighten it. This classic race was held with the French GP, and Mike Baldwin was there riding Robert's Yamaha, and gave me some tips.

This photo was taken by Charlie Gauthier on the Prom in Douglas, Isle of Man 9 June, 2011. I'm on a replica of the 1911 Indian that finished 1st, 2nd, and 3rd that year. We were to lead the Milestones of the Mountain parade on the TT circuit the next day, but the handle bar broke at the last minute and we couldn't fix it in time.

This is a photo of me on my Airone in a dead engine race down Mt. Equinox in Ma. during a USCRA Moto Giro taken by Ken Richardson

This photo was taken by Larry Lawrence
( at Putnam Park, In., 4/94, on a Team Obsolete G-50 Matchless

And finally, I was asked about what I ride on the street. This is my daily beater, a 1990 Honda VTR 250. Kenny Cummings ( took the photo when we were at the MotoGP race at Indy in 2011

1 comment:

  1. Hope your followers\fans get a chance to check out this interview by Greg Coutu-very telling. Learned a few more things about you that just make us love you all the more! Keep on blogging David. Great mix of racing photos.