The Bergquist Family wishes to thank The TrailBlazers MC. for honoring Larry with his induction into The Prestigious
Trailblazer Motorcycle Hall of Fame in 2013.
Additionally, It's with great honor and pride that we announce Larry has been inducted into The Prestigious Off-Road Motorsports Hall Of Fame, with induction ceremonies held in Oct, 2013.
Thank you Trailblazers and ORMHOF!!
The Bergquist Family will always be grateful!!
"Larry Bergquist would have to be considered one of The Greatest Off-Road Motorcycle Racers who-ever lived" ~~ Don Emde - President - Trailblazers MC. - from The TrailBlazers Hall Of Fame Banquet Official Program.
My father, Larry Bergquist, raced for over 25 years
and was one of the fastest men in the world in Cross Country Desert Racing while in his prime.
Larry is currently in 3rd place as District 37's most winning-est racers with 31 Overall Desert Wins.
Larry's Grand total now Stands at 34 Overalls which includes an additional recently verified District 36 Overall win and The Mexican 1000 and Stardust 7/11.
With-out a doubt, one of the most amazing aspects of Larry's Off Road racing career is
the fact that he did it all under very difficult circumstances.
This was due to Larry's Father Albin being hospitalized from a Massive Stroke for 13 years, from 1954 until his death at the end of 1967. As one might expect, This greatly curtailed Larry's racing activities, and most certainly contributed to the fact that Larry did not win his 1st Desert Race Overall until he was 31 years old.
In fact, 1968 would be the only year Larry would race a full schedule in all the years he raced the Desert.
Larry's Father would never get to see his son race motorcycles in person. Not one single time.
Out of the 121 Races Listed below, Larry had:
34 - 1st Overall Desert Wins ( Includes Mexican 1000 and Stardust 7/11 )
20 - 2nd Overalls ( ALL 2ND OVERALLS WERE CLASS WINS EXCEPT 5 RACES, includes the 1st Mint 400 )
8 - 3rd Overalls
9 - 4th Overalls
8 - 5th Overalls
2 - 6th Overalls
3- 7th Overalls
2 - 8th Overalls
3 - 9th Overalls
with 107 Top Ten finishes out of the 121 races listed below and a stunning 86 Class wins out of the 121 Races.
Larry Bergquist's AMA SANCTIONED DISTRICT 37 Championships
** Denotes State Championships in 5 Different Classes
1 - ** 1960 - 1st 250 Amateur, 23rd Overall, - ( Puch ) Sunland Shamrocks California State Championship Hare And Hound
2 - ** 1962 - 1st 500 Amateur, 5th Overall, - Sunland Shamrocks California State Championship Hare And Hound BSA
3 - ** 1963 - 1st 500 Expert, 4th Overall, - Sunland Shamrocks California State Championship Hare & Hound BSA
4 - ** 1966 - 1st Open Expert, 1st Overall - Sep 25th, Sunland Shamrocks California State Championship Hare & Hound -- 650 BSA
5 - ** 1968 - 1st 250 Expert, 2nd Overall, - Sunland Shamrocks California State Championship Hare and Hound, September 8th, Mojave, Ca. Bultaco Pursang
6 - 1962 - 1st 500 Amateur, 2nd Overall - Check Chase AMA District 37 Championship Hare & Hound -. BSA
7 - 1965 - 1st Open Expert, 2nd Overall, Antelope Ramblers National Championship Hare Scrambles, Red Rock Canyon, 650 BSA
8 - 1963 - 1st 500 Expert, 2nd Overall, Prospectors MC. Pacific Southwest Championship, Victorville, Calif. BSA
9 - 1965 - 1st Overall, 1st Open Expert, September 19th -- Vegas Valley MC. Calif / Nevada State Championship Hare Scrambles -- 650 BSA
10 - 1966 - 1st Overall, 1st Open Expert, June 26th -- Vegas Valley MC. Calif / Nevada State Championship Hare Scrambles -- 650 BSA
11 - 1964 - 1st Overall, 1st Open Expert Ram's MC Pacific SouthWest Championship - 650 BSA
12 - 1964 - 1st 500 Expert, 5th Overall. Antelope Ramblers California State Championship Hare Scrambles
13 - 1960 - 1st 250 Amateur, 26th Overall, Checkers National Championship Hare and Hound PUCH
As Listed above, Larry was a:
5 Time California State Hare and Hound Champion
( in 5 different classes ).
1 Time California State Hare Scrambles Champion
2 Time California / Nevada State Hare Scrambles Champion
2 Time National Hare Scrambles Champion
2 Time Pacific SouthWest Hare and Hound Champion
1 Time District 37 Hare and Hound Champion
Larry won a total of 8 California and Nevada State Championships, 5 of which were won in different classes. 250 AM, 250 Ex, 500 AM, 500 Ex, and OPEN EX. As Far as I'm aware, No One in the History of Motorcycling has accomplished such a Feat. And, It may just turn out to be one of those records that is never broken.
It is a true Testament to Larry's riding ability and his versatility on a motorcycle.
The cool thing??
I have all the articles for all of them, like the one the link below will take you too..
http://www.ravenwestguitar.com/19anrastchhs.html ( You can cut and paste this in your browser to see article. )
The REALLY COOL THING????
In the above race Dad saved a fellow competitor's life by breaking off a big piece of Sagebrush, and using it to keep his friend Roger Dietz from swallowing his tongue and choking to death while he was having convulsions until they could get a car out to pick him up and take him to a hospital.
Then, Starting from not just DEAD LAST, but WAY WAY WAY DEAD LAST, he went on to win the California State Championship in his Class and finish 5th Overall.
I just recently found this article... and every time I read it I just go WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! LOL!
I'm very grateful to have the article.
and I hope you all enjoy it.
Oh yes, not once in his life did Larry ever tell a soul he won his class that day. I must have heard him tell the story about him saving his friends life 50 to 75 times thru-out the years in great, great detail around campfires and at parties and how happy he was that his friend fully recovered and how happy he was when the car finally got there to help and how it seemed like an eternity when he was all alone out there in the desert with his friend in such bad shape but NEVER ONCE did he mention that he won a California State Championship that day or that he finished 5th overall to a single family member or friend...... Not one single time for the rest of his life.
Just another reason he was so very special.
My Father won many high honors in off road racing.
Winning the highly prestigious American Motorcycle Association's National Sportsman of the year 250cc Hare Scrambles Championship in 1968 was most certainly the highest Honor Larry ever Won.
The 2nd Highest honor was also in 1968, when Larry won the coveted American Motorcycle Association Regional Sportsman of the year 250cc Hare Scrambles Championship to go along with his National Championship..
Another Major Long Distance OFF-ROAD race Larry ( and his partner, The Great Gary Preston ) won was the
Stardust 7/11 Off Road Championship run in Nevada in 1968,.
Many in the Off Road Community generally think of the Baja 1000 as the Roughest Race Ever
( in USA ) but the Stardust 7/11 was an Off-Road race that stood out on a whole other scale of it's own.
The 1967 Mexican 1000 is generally thought by most to be the roughest race ever run because of the Hurricane that
Ripped thru the Peninsula prior to the race. ( in that Era ) In some places there was not even a Road left to ride on!
But The Stardust 7/11 stands out as one of the roughest and most brutal in the history of the sport and below are some of the reasons why.
"HOT ROD Magazine" (Sept. 1968 ) States "The 1000 mile run thru Baja PALES in comparison to the "Stardust 7/11".
One of the Greatest ever to sling his leg over a motorcycle, my Dad's good friend Mike Patrick, recently called the 7/11 "One of the Roughest Races I've ever ridden and said he was "Never so Glad" to get off a motorcycle as he was at the end of the Stardust 7/11.
Let me tell you something...for a rider of Mike Patrick.s caliber to say that about a Race you know it was brutal beyond all belief.
Mike is an Overall winner the Mint 400, Class winner in the Baja 500 and 1000, and one of the Winning-est Racers in the History of the Sport. and for him to say that about the 7/11, well....I consider it the "HIGHEST" of Compliments coming from him.
Four Wheeler Magazine ( Aug, 1968 ) went so far as to suggest perhaps the Stardust 7/11 was "Too Long" of a race and that perhaps the drivers should learn how to "Pace Themselves" better because so very few made it past the 2nd check.
Just how rough was it on the machinery???
The Legendary Malcolm Smith brought his 1700 Meyers Manx VW. Dune Buggy in nearly nine hours behind Larry and Gary.
Dune Buggy Magazine ( Oct 1968 ) Pronounced that the Stardust 7/11 had turned out to be the roughest, most demanding Cross Country race most of the competitors had ever seen. ( the year AFTER the 67 1000 )
Modern Cycle ( Sept 1968 ) wrote that "Almost from the beginning it was apparent that the conditions on the course were intolerable"
Cycle Guide ( Sept 1968 ) Wrote "Reaching the Mid Way check point first, was an even more impressive feat as it became apparent that just making it to the halfway point was something to write home about!"
"10 entrants did not reach the 1st checkpoint, 45 miles from the start. HOT ROD Magazine", (Sept. 1968 )
"50 Entrants never made it to the 2nd Checkpoint. HOT ROD Magazine" (Sept. 1968 )
Only 44 of the original 137 entrants who started finished the 1st of the 2 loops. HOT ROD Magazine" (Sept. 1968 )
I know one thing....and that is that if my old man thought
The Stardust 7/11 was one of the Roughest most brutal Off-Road races in the History of the Sport I have to believe him.( in that era )
And by the looks of what is written above, a lot of others in the know agreed with him too.
Larry and Gary Won The Stardust 7/11 by a stunning 1 hour and 48 minutes, which most surely has to be one of the largest margins of Victory in the History of Off Road Racing. ( In any era, USA )
They beat the first four Wheeler driven by the Great Off-Road Hall of Famer Larry Minor and Jack Bayer by over a mind Boggling 5 FULL HOURS.
( Most certainly THE largest margin of Victory in the History of the sport. ).( in any era )
A Testament to Larry Bergquist's and Gary Preston's riding ability??
They did it on a nearly Stock Honda, not really even meant for the dirt.
Larry was very proud to have won the Stardust 7/11 Overall.
And after reading what was written about it all those years ago, I can now more clearly see why he was.
I've heard the Mexican 1000 ( Later to become the Baja
1000 ) described many ways thru the years "The Grandest of all prizes" is one way I've heard it described.
Another has been "The Crown Jewel" of Off Road racing.
And...well... personally, I could'nt agree more!
On the 1000's 40th Anniversary, "DIRTSPORTS" magazine ( 40 Years Of The Baja 1000 ) awarded the 1968 Mexican 1000 the distinctive title of being "The Most Famous race in the History of Off-Road Racing".
The Main Reason they bestowed this very high honor on the 1968 Mexican 1000???
ABC'S Wide World of Sports filmed it that year.
Also, All of the big Stars were there and of course the Top Riders and top Drivers were entered in the race too.
Michael Nesmith, Of the Monkee's, James Garner, Keenan Wynn, Scooter Patrick and Parnelli Jones to name a few.
As you might guess, I'm very proud of my Dad ( and Gary ) for being the 1st and only motorcycle in the 1st 8 years of the 1000's existence to win it Overall.
The way they did it was very impressive too.
A Record Time that would never be broken on the original course of 20:38 minutes.
Besting the Existing motorcycle record, set in the 1967 Mexican 1000 by the team of the
Great J.N. Roberts and legendary Malcolm Smith by 8 hours and
10 minutes. ( Roberts and Smith's time was 28 hours 48 minutes in the
1967 1000 ).
It was probably one of my Fathers finest performances on a motorcycle.
After running out of gas for well over 10 minutes before the 1st gas check, he
borrowed some gas from a passing trucker after flagging him down, and then proceeded to hand the Honda off to Gary with a 42 minute lead at the Halfway point in El Arco.
For those of you who wonder just how fast that is,
imagine sitting on a start line and having to wait 52 minutes before you could chase someone how far that person could ride in 52 minutes.....it's a long ways. and a long time..
The ABC's Wide World of Sports Helicopter had to leave Larry because of the tremendous lead he continued to build up. If they would'nt have, They said they would have missed most of the action!
And then, when you think about the fact Larry put that time on the best Off-Road Racers racers in world....well, you can understand just what a special ride it was for him that day....
I'm very proud that on top of all their other wonderful accomplishments in Off-Road Racing, Larry and Gary won one of the most famous and most dangerous races in the History of Off Road Racing, The "1968 Mexican 1000", Overall on a Motorcycle.
Larry Bergquist not only might be considered one of the greatest Off-Road motorcycle Lightweight Class competitors of all time, he almost certainly could be considered one of the most versatile motorcycle competitors in the history of Off-Road racing.
( in any era ).
Besides winning AMA Sanctioned California State Championships in 5 Different Classes, Larry also
won Desert Races Overall or in his class in AMA Sanctioned
District 37 Events on a 250 Puch, 500 BSA, 650 BSA, a 441 BSA Victor, and a 250 Bultaco Pursang,
Then he jumped on the nearly stock 350 Honda Scrambler (a bike not really even meant for the dirt) and won
the Mexican 1000 and the Stardust 7/11 Overall,
(with Teammate Gary Preston) then went to the heavy, ill-handling 360 Bultaco El Bandito, then he went back to the 250 Bultaco Pursang, winning Desert Races on all of them.
As the famous Motorcyclist / Journalist Bob Greene once wrote while reviewing a poor-handling bike, "Nobody could win on this thing, unless your Larry Bergquist, But that doesn't count, because he could win on a tri-cycle"!!
Another very high honor Larry and Gary won was the National Off-Road Racing Associations
"Racing Team Of the Year" for the year of 1968.
In 1968 Larry also Earned AMA's District 37 Desert #1 Plate 250 Expert on Bultaco Pursang.
Larry was also invited to go to Spain and represent the USA in the International 6 day Trials in 1968.
Additionally, Larry and Gary had a 2nd Overall Motor Cycle
finish in the 69 Baja 1000 to go along with their Overall win in 1968 plus they had a 2nd Overall in the 1968 Mint 400.
Larry also loved to take on big projects.
In 1960 and 61, Larry laid well over 3000 brick while building 14 custom Planters at his house in Duarte, California. In addition to all the Brick work, Larry also built a 9 Foot Block wall
around the perimeter of the property. As you might guess, it was a huge project.
51 Years later, it still stands today.
In 1963 and 64, Larry somehow found the time to build a 20 Foot "Cracker Jack" Ski Boat
( Known for their Quick Turning ) completely from Scratch,
in our garage, that our family would enjoy using at The Salton Sea during the summer.
Years later, our family always marveled at the fact Larry could accomplish all of this and still race as often as he did!
I guess if there was one story I could tell you all about my Dad and the way he rode a motorcycle would be about the time he and I were sitting in his garage by ourselves in Hesperia, California talking about his racing days. He didn't talk much about them much so when he did, well...it was fun.....
We had looked thru his old results and cycle news's a couple of weeks before and I had noticed as we were going thru them that a friend of his in another club had never beaten him. At least, that's the way it looked to me as we went thru them.
So, I asked him, why didn't he ever beat you?? And he said in typical Larry fashion, "I'm sure he beat me sometime Eric"
Then I got right to the point lol.. I said "Ok, Ok", I mean WHY didn't he EVER beat you that I'VE seen, or in the results we looked thru lol???? I Said "All the times you guys have raced against each other and all the times you've been so close and as GREAT of a rider as he was and how very fast he was". well, I said, "there HAS to be SOME small difference between you and him and I'm just curious what in your opinion it is???
When I got done asking him, I'll never forget the look on his face.
He had this real quizzical and slightly surprised look and he kind of tilted his head sideways as he thought about what I'd asked him. I could tell it interested him and it was something he'd never really thought about.
To be honest, I was surprised he was even thinking about giving my question an answer....he just did'nt talk about himself racing all that much...especially in any detail...he was very modest in that respect...then, I'd guess it was an honest 6, maybe 7 seconds that dad sat there and thought about it then he looked up at me and said "One race Daniel ( For this article I'll call him Daniel ).
and I happened to line up next to each other on the start. At the riders meeting they had warned everyone about a wide deep gully about halfway to the smokebomb. I asked him "How big was the Gully??" and he guessed it was 25 to 30 feet wide and about 20 feet deep
"I got a bad start and Daniel got a pretty good start and by the time we got to the gully he was ahead of me." I said, "Yea??" And he slowed down to ride thru it and I jumped it."
Well, I sat there and thought about it a second then I started cracking up laughing as hard as I could for about 5 or 6 seconds as I leaned back in my swiveling chair chuckling at what he had just said and then as I leaned back forward I looked at his face and in his eyes and I realized he was dead serious!!
And I said what you do mean???? And he said very simply "That's the difference." ( He had a real little smile on his face when he said it ) And I said what??? What's the difference?????? And he said "I jumped it, and he slowed down to ride thru it." "That's why he never beat me."
Then he got up and calmly walked to the house to get another cup of coffee and as he was walking away I just remember sitting there kinda in shock looking at him thinking GEEEEEEEEEEEZZZZ!!!!!
In Jan. of 2012 I found a very special clipping from an article on the Stardust 7/11 that I think says the most about my Father's riding ability more than just about anything else I've ever seen.
It's the first picture you'll see on your left as you scroll down this page if you'd like to read it.
I can't say I was really surprised to find it after our conversation in the garage that day but I have to admit I was very, very proud.
How could a son not be???
To have the ability, confidence and well,... just plain old raw guts to do that in the middle of no-where in the Nevada desert during an 800 mile long torture test with no fear of bodily harm is pretty amazing I think.
I'm glad I have the clipping.
And I'm very grateful I found it after all these years because it really shows just how gifted my Dad was.
This is a portion of his motorcycling life in pictures and text from various motorcycling magazines and newspapers, ranging from very early in his career to the end of it. Imagine being a kid and being able to go motorcycle riding with the great movie legend Clark Gable or one of the famous Milne brothers!
Or having the chance to race against the great Parnelli Jones, racing legend's Malcolm Smith, Don Surplice, Bud and Dave Ekins, Mike Patrick, Rod Hall, Walker Evans, The Great Hall Of Famer Swedish World Champion Moto-Crosser Gunnar Lindstrom, James Garner, Larry Minor, Gary Preston, James Martino, Steve Hurd, Tom Poteet, Rich Thorwaldson, Ronnie Nelson, Larry Phutzenruter and of course the Greatest of them all J.N. Roberts!!
There were so so many more great riders dad had the chance to race with that I have not mentioned! Or maybe having Steve McQueen offer the full use of his pits during the Baja 1000 if Larry or his teammate Gary Preston needed anything at all! ( That's how nice of a guy Steve McQueen was, and my Dad never forgot his generosity ) It was so much fun to sit and listen to dads racing stories.
Just so many more, like , the great Mitch Mayes, Gary Griffin, The great Doyle Fields, J.D. Williams, Neil Fergus, Jack Froelich, Tom Muto, Al Rogers, The Dempsey Brothers, His good friend Al Baker, John Barnes and Dick Hansen, Art Knapp, Bill Silverthorn, Max Switzer, The great Gary Conrad, Gary Cole, Don Bohannan, Steve Kirk, school teacher Phil Bowers, dairy Man Kenny Knudsen,
I could go on and on and on and as you all know I left a ton of GREAT GREAT desert racers off this list......so many great riders of the desert...
Or maybe he'd tell us about the time in the 1st Baja 1000 he almost got beaten to death out on Chappala dry lake by 3 drunken thugs after breaking down with a 45 minute lead.
If not for a small gun Dad carried down there during the race, I might have lost him that night in Baja. They beat The Honda to a pulp with lead pipes that night as dad stood by the fire watching.
After they were done they all turned on him. I still have the gun too.
He had to pull it on them, get them into they're truck
and get them to leave, and they were not happy at all about it...... so, they drove out onto the dry lake and they turned their lights out...afraid they would return and run him over if he slept, dad stayed on the move most of the night ( it was cold ) until finally settling in on the side of a rocky hill for the night.
Or maybe he'd tell us about the time dad was leading a race down So Cal Hill when the great Ronnie Nelson came by him like he as standing still, off to the side of the trail freewheeling and just FLYING!!! Then, Ronnie hit a ditch and did a horrific endo and did not stop until he and his bike were nearly at the bottom of the hill!!. Dad said "it was just destroyed" lol! I may have the name of the rider wrong but I'm pretty sure it was Ronnie.
Or maybe the time near the end of dads racing career an airplane almost hit him while landing on a dirt road during a desert race! If not for an alert road crossing guard,( and dads sliding ability )
( He did not mean it of course, and after the race we had a good laugh when I made him realize the guard could never have stopped the plane.)
I may have lost him that day too. So what did Dad say to the road crossing guard after he saved his life?? He yelled at him for letting the plane land LOL!!.
It was a really funny moment when I said "How's was he supposed to stop the plane from landing??" We just looked at each other and cracked up!! I'm very thankful to Loren Davis of the Ram's MC. for what he did that day. He almost certainly saved my dads life!!!
Or there was the time dad and his friend Wes Kellogg of the Buzzards MC. blew up a toilet in they're room in Mexico 2 hours before the start of the Baja 1000 with a gun they were loading that went off by accident!!.
They patched the toilet up piece by piece and rebuilt it so you could hardly tell there was anything wrong with it lol then high tailed it out of there to start the race!.
Larry was a very quiet person until you got to know him. He also had a great sense of humor too!
One time, before the start of the World's Biggest Dirtbike's 1st race, The Baja 500, Jim Wismer (head Mechanic for Southern California.
Harley Dealership Ass.) came into Larry's room before the start and told him in a real serious voice that he and his team had gone over Everything and that he could run The Sportster "as hard as you want" On the pavement and that Larry could not blow it up... Then Larry turned to him and told him in a loud, super serious voice
"They've never built a motorcycle I could'nt blow up" and Jim, after standing there dead pan silent for a couple of seconds, says "We
have, and you can!! Then Jim did an about Face and stormed out of
the door as Larry looked at everyone who was left with that infectious
grin of his!.
After turning a Blistering record setting pace for the 1st 90 miles
Larry seized the front exhaust valve in the special sintered Bronze guide
after the bronze guide expanded internally
and welded to the valve stem from continuous flat out running lol!
There were so many stories. Maybe some day I can get more down on paper if I can ever find the time.....I hope you enjoy his pictures.
Editors Note: Below is a list of Larry's top finishes thru the years that we have records for.
1972-1st Overall-1st 250 Expert, February 13, -- Desert MC Hare & Hound -- 250 Bultaco Pursang
1972- 4th Overall, 1st 250 Expert, The Holiday Hop Hare scrambles, 250 Bultaco Pursang
1972-4th Overall, 1st 250 Expert, Dusters Hare and Hound
1972-2nd Overall, 1st 250 Expert -Orange County MC Hare Scrambles. Feb, 250 Bultaco Pursang
1972-4th Overall, 2nd 250 Expert, Check Chase River Run
Oct 7th, Bultaco Pursang
1972 5th Overall, 1st 250 Expert, Cactus Cats Hare Scrambles, Bultaco Pursang
1971-4th Overall, 1st 250 Expert, Adelanto 200, July, With Teammate Gary Griffin, Bultaco Pursang
1971- 4th Overall, 1st 250 Expert, The Holiday Hop Hare and Hound, Holiday area, 250 Bultaco Pursang
1971-2nd Overall, 1st 250 Expert - So Cal Turkey Run, Nov 21st, - Red Rock Canyon, 250 Bultaco Pursang
1971-1st Overall-1st 250 Expert, October 10, -- Desert Turtles Hare & Hound -- 250 Bultaco Pursang
1971-8th Overall- 4th 250 Expert, October 10, -- OCMC Little Bear Run -- 250 Bultaco Pursang
1971-8th Overall- 2nd 250 Expert, Rams MC HH. -- 250 Bultaco Pursang
1971- 4th Overall, 2nd 250 Expert, Antelope Ramblers HH
1970-1st 500 Expert, Jackrabbits European Scrambles,
360 Bultaco Bandit 8-30-70
1970-1st 250 Expert, Crestline MC. European Scrambles,
1970-1st Overall-1st Open Expert, July 19th, -- Lost Angels Hare Scrambles -- 360 Bultaco El Bandido
1970-1st Overall-1st Open Expert, Jun 21st, -- 100s MC -- 360 Bultaco Bandit
1970-2nd Overall, 1st 250 Expert Jan. 11th, Pasadena MC. Hare Scrambles, Bultaco Pursang
1970-2nd Overall-1st Open Expert, July 19th, -- Victors HH. -- 360 Bultaco El Bandido
1970-2nd Overall, 1st 500 Expert, Foothill Hawks, Stoddard Wells, Ca. Bultaco 360 El Bandido
1970-11th Overall- june 14th -- Desert Turtles Hare & Hound -- 250 Bultaco Pursang
1970-2nd Overall, 1st 250 Expert - So Cal Turkey Run, Nov 15th, 250 Bultaco Pursang
1969- 1st 500 Expert, Jackrabbits MC European Scambles,
August 10th, 360 Bultaco El Bandido
1969 1st 500 Expert, Coachella Valley European Scrambles ( Pioneer Town ) 360 Bultaco El Bandido
1969-1st 500 Expert Lost Coyotes European Scrambles August 24th, Rosemond, Calif. 360 Bultaco El Bandido
1969-1st 500 Expert, Four Aces European Scrambles, Bultaco 360 El Bandido
1969-3rd Overall, 2nd 250 Expert, Sandblasters Hare & Hound,
250 Bultaco Pursang
1969-2nd Overall-1st 250 Expert, Desert MC. Hare and Hound
Feb 16th 250 Bultaco Pursang
1969-2nd Overall, 1st 250 Expert Sidewinders Hare Scrambles
250 Bultaco Pursang
1969-1st Overall-1st Open Expert, -- Victor's Hare & Hound -- 360 Bultaco El Bandido
1969-1st Overall, Invaders MC HS. - 360 El Bandido
1969-15th Overall, 5th 250 Expert Prospectors MC HS.. - 360 El Bandido
1969-1st Overall- 1st Open Expert, April 27, -- Simi Valley Hare Scrambles -- 360 Bultaco El Bandido
1969-1st Overall- 1st Open Expert, July 4th, -- Desert Turtles Hare Scrambles -- 360 Bultaco El Bandido
1969 1st 250 Expert Desert Challengers Dead Man Point European Scrambles Feb
1968 3rd 250 Expert ViewFinders GP
1968-4th 250 Expert Prospectors European Scrambles Bultaco Pursang
1968-20TH 5th 250 Expert, JacK Rabbits MC HS Bultaco Pursang
1968- 3rd 500 Expert, JacK Rabbits MC HS Bultaco Pursang
1968-1st 250 Expert, Deadmans Point European Scrambles. Bultaco Pursang
1968-1st 250 Expert, Crestline MC. European Scrambles, Bultaco Pursang
1968-1st 250 Expert- European Scrambles, Bultaco Pursang - San Gabrial Valley Al Vanderpool Benefit, Jan 7th.
1968-1st 250 Expert- European Scrambles, San Bernadino MC. July, Mojave, Ca. 250 Bultaco Pursang
1968-1st 250 Expert - Rams European Scrambles, June, Bultaco Pursang
1968-1st 250 Expert, Spokebenders European Scrambles. Bultaco Pursang 8-25
1968-2nd 500 Expert, Coachella Valley MC. Pioneer Town, European Scrambles, September, 360 Bultaco Pursang
1968-1st 250 Expert, Coachella Valley MC. Pioneer Town, European Scrambles, September, 250 Bultaco Pursang
1968-2nd Overall, 1st 250 Expert - Shamrocks California State Championship, September 8th, Mojave, Ca. Bultaco Pursang
1968-2nd Overall, 1st 250 Expert, Sandblasters MC. Hare Scrambles, March 10th, Bultaco Pursang
1968-2nd Overall, 1st 250 Expert, Pasadena Motorcycle club Hare Scrambles, Jan. 14th, Bultaco Pursang
1968-2nd Overall, 1st 250 Expert, Barstow MC Hare And hound, Bultaco Pursang
1968-1st Overall, 1st 250 Expert, Lost Angels HS, Bultaco Pursang
1968-1st Overall-1st 250 Expert, Orange County Hare Scrambles -- Bultaco Pursang
1968-1st Overall-1st 250 Expert, Simi Valley Hare Scrambles -- Bultaco Pursang
1968-1st Overall-1st 250 Expert, Sidewinders Hare Scrambles -- Bultaco Pursang
1968-1st Overall-1st 250 Expert, Four Aces Moose Run, Bultaco Pursang
1968-1st Overall-1st 250 Expert- Hilltoppers Hare Scrambles
Bultaco Pursang, July 14th, Lucern Valley
1968-1st Overall-1st 250 Expert, -- Lost Coyotes Hare Scrambles -- Bultaco Pursang
1968-1st Overall-1st 250 Expert, 100'S MC Hare Scrambles 9-22-68 Bultaco Pursang
1967-1st Overall-1st Open Expert, -- Coachella Valley Hare Scrambles -- 650 BSA
1967-1st Overall-1st Open Expert, -- Jackrabbits Hare Scrambles -- 650 BSA
1967-1st Overall-1st Open Expert, -- Pasadena MC Hare Scrambles -- 650 BSA
1967-1st Overall-1st Open Expert, -- Cyclier's MC, Hare Scrambles -- 650 BSA
1967-3rd Overall, 3rd 500 Expert, Hilltoppers Medium Big Bear Run, 1-29-67 650 BSA
1967-3rd Overall, 3rd 500 Expert, Spoke Benders MC HS, 650 BSA
1967-9th Overall, 2nd 500 Expert, Check Chase 650 BS
1967-5th Overall, 3rd 500 Expert, Shamrocks Calif State Championship H H. 650 BS
1967-6th Overall, 2nd 500 Expert, 1st Barstow to Vegas, San Gabrial Valley MC. 1-29-67 500 BSA
1967- 2nd 500 Expert, Pacific Southwest Championship European Scrambles, El Mirage 1-29-67 500 BSA
1967- 2nd 500 Expert, Dirt Digger's European Scrambles, 500 BSA
1967- 3rd 500 Expert, So Cal European Scrambles, 500 BSA
1967- 4th Open Expert, Dusters European Scrambles, 650 BSA
1966-1st Overall- 1st Open Expert, --March 13th,
SandBlasters MC Hare Scrambles -- 650 BSA
1966-1st Overall-1st Open Expert, Feb 27th -- Coachella Valley MC Hare Scrambles -- 650 BSA
1966-1st Overall-1st Open Expert, June 26th -- Vegas Valley MC Calif/Nevada State Championship -- 650 BSA
1966-1st Overall- 1st Open Expert, Sep 18th -- Dusters MC Sissy Run -- 650 BSA
1966-1st Overall- 1st Open Expert, Sep 25th -- Shamrocks California State Championship Hare & Hound -- 650 BSA
1966-1st Overall-1st Open Expert, Dec 18th -- Imperial Valley MC Hare Scrambles -- 650 BSA
1966-2nd Overall, 2nd Open Expert - Lost Angels MC. Hare Scrambles, March 20th 650 BSA
1966-3rd Overall, 2nd Open Expert - So Cal HH, 650 BSA
1965-1st Overall-1st Open Expert, April 11th Simi Valley Hare Scrambles 650 BSA
1965-1st Overall-1st Open Expert, May 9th -- Sandblasters MC Hare Scrambles -- 650 BSA
1965-1st Overall-1st Open Expert, September 19th -- Vegas Valley MC Cal/Nev State Championship Hare Scrambles -- 650 BSA
1965-1st Overall-1st Open Expert, Nov -- Rams MC Hare & Hound -- 650 BSA
1965-2nd Overall, 1st Open Expert, Antelope Ramblers National Championship Hare Scrambles, Red Rock Canyon, 650 BSA
1965- 1st Open Expert - So Cal European Scrambles, July 25th,
1965 - 35th Overall - So Cal Turkey Run H&H
1965 - 3rd Overall, 1st Open Expert - SpokeBenders MC HS.
1964-1st Overall-1st Open Expert, -- Prospectors MC Hare Scrambles -- 500 BSA
1964-3rd Overall,3rd Open Expert- Check Chase 500 BSA
1964-2nd Overall- 1st Open Expert, -- Hilltoppers MC Hare & Hound -- BSA
1964-2nd Overall- 1st 500 Expert, --So Cal Turkey Run Hare & Hound-- 500 BSA
1964-4th Overall, 4th Open Expert, Shamrocks Calif State Championship H&H, BSA
1964-4th Overall, 2nd Open Expert, SandBlaster's District 37 Championship H&H, BSA
1964-1st Overall- 1st Open Expert, --Rams MC Pacific
Southwest Championship-- BSA
1964 - 5th Overall, 2nd 500 Exp. Royal Riders HS BSA
1964 - 5th Overall, 1st 500 Exp. Antelope Ramblers Calif State Championship Hare Scrambles HS BSA
1963-5th Overall, 1st 500 Expert, The Holiday Hop Hare and Hound, BSA
1963-2nd Overall, 1st 500 Expert, Prospectors MC. Pacific Southwest Championship, Victorville, Calif. BSA
1963-2nd Overall, 1st 500 Expert Sunland Shamrocks California State Championship Hare & Hound BSA
1963- 1st 500 Expert - San Gabriel Valley MC.
European Scrambles, jan 13 BSA
1963- 3rd Overall, 2nd 500 Expert - Lost Angels MC. Hare Scrambles, April 21st BSA
1963- 5th Overall, 2nd 500 Expert - DirtDiggers MC. Hare Scrambles, jan 20th, BSA
1963- 5th Overall, 2nd 500 Expert - Royal Riders MC Hare Scrambles, BSA
1963- 8th Overall, 2nd 500 Expert - Side Hack Ass Hare Scrambles BSA
1963- 4th Overall, 2nd 500 Expert - set 20th Duster's Sissy Run
1962-5th Overall, 1st 500 Amateur - BSA Shamrocks California State Championship Hare And Hound.
1962 2nd overall, 1st 500 Amateur. Check Chase National Championship Hare & Hound - BSA
1962-6th Overall, 1st 500 Amateur - So Cal Turkey Run, Hare and Hound. BSA
1962-9th Overall, 1st 500 Amateur - Antelope Ramblers MC. BSA
1962-3rd Overall, 1st 500 Amateur - Duster's Sissy Run.
Sept 30th, BSA
1962-7rd Overall, 1st 500 Amateur - SandBlaster's MC Hare And Hound, BSA
1962-37th Overall, - 4 Aces Moose Run National Championship Hare And Hound, BSA
1961-18th Overall,3rd 250 Expert - Shamrocks California State Championship Hare and Hound, PUCH
1961-17th Overall,3rd 250 Expert - Foothill Hawks HS, PUCH
1960-13th Overall, 1st 250 AM, Dynomites MC Hare Scrambles
1960-26th Overall, 1st 250 AM, Pomona Ramblers MC Hare Scrambles sept 11, PUCH
1960-23th Overall, 1st 250 AM, Shamrocks California State Championship HH, PUCH
1960-9th Overall, 1st 250 AM, San Gabriel Valley MC Hare Scrambles Sept 11, PUCH
1960-16th Overall, JackRabbits 150 mile National Championship Enduro, PUCH
1959-14th Overall, 3rd Open Expert Dusters MC Hare Scambles
1959-26th Overall, 2nd Open Amateur Shamrocks State Championship HH BSA
1959-154th Overall, Big Bear Run puch
1957 GreenHorn Enduro, 2nd 250 Class "B",
1953 Big Bear Run--
The World's Biggest Dirtbike.
Having his friend Malcolm say his name in "On Any Sunday"
After his racing days were over Larry continued
to ride the desert often untill the age of 69.
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