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John Penton the movie

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Just thought I'd post this at Thumpertalk , saw this on another sight and haven't seen it here yet. Original sight is at KTM talk. They are doing a movie premier in Cleveland.

http://www.ktmtalk.com/showthread.php?t=495294

Wish I lived closer, I think this would be a blast.

PS, tried to post this in the Midwest section, but it wouldn't let me.

Edited by trailrydr9

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In the early 70's he'd show up with the boys in McMinnville Oregon to run the 2 Day Trask Mountain ISDT qualifier.  That was back in the days when it started at the fair grounds and the riders would ride the 10 or so miles to get into the Coast Range on the public roads.  As a 15 year old I thought it was really cool seeing all these dirt bikes being ridden legally on the road.  Everybody was so impressed with his Penton machines the local Honda shop (Gunness and Peterson Sporting Goods) quickly became the local dealer and sold a bunch of them. 

 

I got to race the Trask from 86 thru 88 and I must say I was absolutely blown away by how fast the pros could go, Larry Rossler in particular.  I'm going to check this out when it gets in wider distribution.

 

http://www.blackdogdualsport.com/TraskISDE_story.htm

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