May 27th, 1989 — The legendary Dick Mann, one of the stars along with Steve McQueen in the original “On Any Sunday” movie watches some riders replace a wheel on a Husqvarna at the Washington Oldtimer Nationals in Horn Rapids, Washington. Gary Chase is on the right.
Motocross – oldtimers
July 1986 — The sand whoops at the old Mission track could be tricky at times as this rider found out during a BC Oldtimers International race. #118
June 12th, 1992 — Milton Harden of the Washington Old Timers enjoys the end of what had to be one of the worst mud races of all time, the BCOT International at Mission. #630
1970’s — Chuck Edwards, one of the original members of the BC Oldtimers Motocross club along with his brother Len. This picture was taken at Richland Washington during a Washington Oldtimers National. #099
July 18th, 2004 — I have lots of photographs of Zoli Berenyi so it was hard to make a choice as to which one should lead off a series honouring his years in motocross. I decided on this one as although he was an amazing rider he was also a tireless worker and my first memory of him is at an Alberta Oldtimer National hauling hose around the Antler Lake track late on the Saturday afternoon after breaking his collarbone and not able to ride the rest of weekend. Most riders would have gone home or be sitting under a tree sipping a beer but not Zoli. This picture is from the 2004 BCOT race at Agassiz and Zoli, true to form, 72 years old, on a blistering hot day, was pulling hose, helping water the track between his motos. Zoli Berenyi died July 20th, 2010. He was 78 years old.
1970’s — The picture above is the first picture I took of Zoli Berenyi although at the time I had no idea who he was or who anyone was in motocross racing. I was photographing this race at Antler Lake on spec for the Edmonton Journal and never managed to get names or results to go with the story as races were kind of hap hazard in those days. Although Zoli is not displaying his usual number 67 I’m sure it’s him. Check out the socks.
July 18th, 2004 — Zoli Berenyi, above, talking with friends, including Norm Duvall of the Washington Oldtimers to his right, before his moto at a BCOT National in Agassiz. Zoli died of cancer, July 20th, 2010 just short of his 78th birthday.
June 1987 — Raul Tenorio on his way to a third place finish in the masters class at the Alberta Oldtimer National east of Edmonton. #061
July 4th, 2004 — John Verdonk creates a cloud of dust at Agassiz motocross track. #051
July 13th, 1992 — Laurence St. Pierre never considered himself much of a mud rider but he managed to finish third in this moto and persevered for an overall plus 50 expert class win at this BC oldtimer international motocross race in Mission. #095
July 1992 — Alf Benoit lifts his bike from a rut during the 1992 BC oldtimer international motocross race, one of the worst mud races of all time. You might think a delay like this would mean Alf was done for the day but he actually finished third out of four riders in this moto. #398
July 1992 — Bob Krah stuck in a rut during the 1992 BC oldtimer international motocross race, one of the worst mud races of all time. #002