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There are a lot more pictures of what this guy purchased from Roger on facebook, but basically it is a whole museum's worth of bikes, parts, and memorabilia.

https://motocrossactionmag.com/roger-decosters-personal-bikes-memorabilia-going-to-terry-goods-international-motocross-museum/

 

BREAKING NEWS! Five time world champion Roger De Coster and collector Terry Good have made an unprecedented deal where Terry has acquired Roger De Coster’s entire collection of works bikes and all related memorabilia that Roger has saved covering his “Hall of Fame” career from the early 1960’s to 1980! Without a doubt this is the largest and most significant cache of bikes, parts, photos and memorabilia anywhere in the world. The collection consists of over a dozen championship works bikes including his championship Suzuki’s and even the works RC500 Honda that he won his last 500 grand prix on at Luxembourg in 1980. Also, there are mountains of factory works parts, race worn gear, over 13,000 photos, reel to reel films (most never seen before) and most of the trophies he won going all the way back the 1960’s! The De Coster collection is so huge it took almost two 53’ semi-trucks to transport it from California to Chicago where it will all be displayed at the International Motocross Museum.

Terry Good: Roger and I have been talking about this for over 20 years. I have been to his house and storage facility and seen it many times but even I didn’t realize how much was there. Most of it is in pristine condition just as it was last used. To see it in the flesh is overwhelming! This collection is the ultimate and will make for an incredible display for the whole world to see in our museum. As the museum project started to materialize and my collection started to grow and contain very significant bikes, Roger and I had several conversations and meetings regarding this and eventually a deal was made. To me this is a dream come true and I feel so grateful to be the one to preserve “The Man’s” legacy for the ages.

Roger De Coster: I wanted my bikes and memorabilia to be with someone who would take good care and keep them together. I wanted them to be in a place where they could be seen by everyone and to be amongst as many other top bikes in the world that raced in the world championships as possible, starting with the Norton of Leslie Archer, Sten Lundin’s Lito and on and on. I feel that when it’s complete, Terry’s museum will be like the Smithsonian of motocross.

It doesn’t end there either. Roger will be a consultant to the museum and will also be very involved with the exhibit design’s, especially his own. You will see and learn all about his entire career directly from The Man!

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10 minutes ago, OUTERLIMITS said:

There are a lot more pictures of what this guy purchased from Roger on facebook, but basically it is a whole museum's worth of bikes, parts, and memorabilia.

https://motocrossactionmag.com/roger-decosters-personal-bikes-memorabilia-going-to-terry-goods-international-motocross-museum/

 

BREAKING NEWS! Five time world champion Roger De Coster and collector Terry Good have made an unprecedented deal where Terry has acquired Roger De Coster’s entire collection of works bikes and all related memorabilia that Roger has saved covering his “Hall of Fame” career from the early 1960’s to 1980! Without a doubt this is the largest and most significant cache of bikes, parts, photos and memorabilia anywhere in the world. The collection consists of over a dozen championship works bikes including his championship Suzuki’s and even the works RC500 Honda that he won his last 500 grand prix on at Luxembourg in 1980. Also, there are mountains of factory works parts, race worn gear, over 13,000 photos, reel to reel films (most never seen before) and most of the trophies he won going all the way back the 1960’s! The De Coster collection is so huge it took almost two 53’ semi-trucks to transport it from California to Chicago where it will all be displayed at the International Motocross Museum.

Terry Good: Roger and I have been talking about this for over 20 years. I have been to his house and storage facility and seen it many times but even I didn’t realize how much was there. Most of it is in pristine condition just as it was last used. To see it in the flesh is overwhelming! This collection is the ultimate and will make for an incredible display for the whole world to see in our museum. As the museum project started to materialize and my collection started to grow and contain very significant bikes, Roger and I had several conversations and meetings regarding this and eventually a deal was made. To me this is a dream come true and I feel so grateful to be the one to preserve “The Man’s” legacy for the ages.

Roger De Coster: I wanted my bikes and memorabilia to be with someone who would take good care and keep them together. I wanted them to be in a place where they could be seen by everyone and to be amongst as many other top bikes in the world that raced in the world championships as possible, starting with the Norton of Leslie Archer, Sten Lundin’s Lito and on and on. I feel that when it’s complete, Terry’s museum will be like the Smithsonian of motocross.

It doesn’t end there either. Roger will be a consultant to the museum and will also be very involved with the exhibit design’s, especially his own. You will see and learn all about his entire career directly from The Man!

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Be nice to see a few of thisrvat SX races. Roger is letting all ties go. 

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R DeCoster has a level of Class that few if any have approached in the industry. Great to see this was done in the correct manner.

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25 minutes ago, 777654321 said:

Be nice to see a few of thisrvat SX races. Roger is letting all ties go. 

I'll try and find a way to link to all the pictures I saw on facebook.  I don't think it's as much letting go of all ties as much as it is just letting go of all the stuff.  It was two 53' trailers worth of stuff pulled from his house.  The bikes were just part of it, he had crates and crates stuffed with engines, cylinders, pipes, wheels, frames.  That stuff probably took up more than 75% of the space on the trucks.  Honestly, it was a ridiculous amount of stuff and his wife probably had a lot to say about it.

One thing I thought was pretty cool was the Honda he rode his last year in 80 or 81.

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1 minute ago, OUTERLIMITS said:

I'll try and find a way to link to all the pictures I saw on facebook.  I don't think it's as much letting go of all ties as much as it is just letting go of all the stuff.  It was two 53' trailers worth of stuff pulled from his house.  The bikes were just part of it, he had crates and crates stuffed with engines, cylinders, pipes, wheels, frames.  That stuff probably took up more than 75% of the space on the trucks.  Honestly, it was a ridiculous amount of stuff and his wife probably had a lot to say about it.

One thing I thought was pretty cool was the Honda he rode his last year in 80 or 81.

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That would have been a good garage sale to walk up on 😁

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I think he wants it to go somewhere it can be properly seen

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Terry Good is a top notch guy, it went to a good home. 

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wow that is amazing he still has all the extras and spares cyl pistons swing arms etc.. People restoring old Suzukis would kill for some of those pieces. 

 

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PLEASE make sure that there is a proper fire sprinkler system protecting that stuff at all times. 

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5 hours ago, OUTERLIMITS said:

I'll try and find a way to link to all the pictures I saw on facebook.  I don't think it's as much letting go of all ties as much as it is just letting go of all the stuff.  It was two 53' trailers worth of stuff pulled from his house.  The bikes were just part of it, he had crates and crates stuffed with engines, cylinders, pipes, wheels, frames.  That stuff probably took up more than 75% of the space on the trucks.  Honestly, it was a ridiculous amount of stuff and his wife probably had a lot to say about it.

One thing I thought was pretty cool was the Honda he rode his last year in 80 or 81.

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Hahaha, oh yeah, now I see why his wife would be happy.........sheesh, he kept everything !!!! Completely amazing collection, and the bikes - wow, I'm definitely heading to Chicago when the collection is ready for the public to view

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6 hours ago, OUTERLIMITS said:

I'll try and find a way to link to all the pictures I saw on facebook.  I don't think it's as much letting go of all ties as much as it is just letting go of all the stuff.  It was two 53' trailers worth of stuff pulled from his house.  The bikes were just part of it, he had crates and crates stuffed with engines, cylinders, pipes, wheels, frames.  That stuff probably took up more than 75% of the space on the trucks.  Honestly, it was a ridiculous amount of stuff and his wife probably had a lot to say about it.

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Damn Rog could be on a episode of Hoarders, Buried Alive

 

Awesome collection though, I woulda done the same

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30 minutes ago, jcross312 said:

Damn Rog could be on a episode of Hoarders, Buried Alive

 

Awesome collection though, I woulda done the same

I'm sure he has a nice big place and big garage, but you're right.  Imagine if you had a couple of semi's clear out your garage, what a difference it would make.  He did the right thing and hopefully people will be able to enjoy it now.

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28 minutes ago, OUTERLIMITS said:

I'm sure he has a nice big place and big garage, but you're right.  Imagine if you had a couple of semi's clear out your garage, what a difference it would make.  He did the right thing and hopefully people will be able to enjoy it now.

Yeah dude, it'd take a big flippin house to store 2 semi trailers and not be bothered by it. Just keeping it dusted off would have been a job in itself. Time to Go! Hes got a charmed life to be able to sell his stuff to a museum. 

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3 hours ago, MANIAC998 said:

Anyone know the address?

He lives in Lake Forest IL so I'm guessing it would be in that area 

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I didn’t realize this collection was headed to Chicago, only a few hours from me, so I’ll definitely be checking it out. This will be the only reason for me to make the trip north into the city. 

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9 minutes ago, Benhameen said:

I didn’t realize this collection was headed to Chicago, only a few hours from me, so I’ll definitely be checking it out. This will be the only reason for me to make the trip north into the city. 

Oh come on....I hate the shity but it does have some redeeming qualities

It's got all the sports teams, world renowned museums, great architecture and fantastic food. Everything else sucks :lol: 

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