Bud Ekins Memorial
 
Hi Friends,
There has been a little confusion regarding the memorial service for Bud.  I just talked to Bud's daughter Donna, and this is the straight skinny.
 
Friends and Family of Bud Ekins:
Because of logistics the time and location of the Memorial has been changed. The memorial will now be at Warner Bros. Studios starting at 1:00 pm., on Sunday December 2.  We are required by Warner Bros. to present a RSVP list so please call 818.954.5816 to confirm your attendance,(call asap). To participate in the motorcycle ride to the studio check at www.budekins.com for details. We look forward to seeing everyone on this day of celebration for our father.
Sincerely, Donna and Susie Ekins

Place: Warner Brothers Studio   4000 Warner Blvd.  Burbank, CA

RSVP line: 818-954-5816 must call in to secure entrance on Sunday. Please understand, there is limited space at the memorial.  RSVP now on the RSVP line 818-954-5816. I have tried the number and it is operational......Call now! You must be on the list to enter the studio property. Once this information is put on the Bud Ekins Website, it will be open to the public and we don't want Bud's close friends to miss the memorial. Please pass this information on to all trailblazers and friends of Bud.
 
Thanks much, Keith Mashburn





Andy Kolbe

I just learned that Andy Kolbe, one of the very first Honda dealers, and an absolute gentleman, passed away yesterday, Saturday, November 17th.
 Andy owns Kolbe Honda in Woodland Hills, and the Honda automobile dealership in Reseda.  Andy sponsored many racers
and was not only a businessman, but a true enthusiast and supporter of our sport.. 
I will pass on any additional information as it becomes available.
 
God Speed Andy,     Keith Mashburn



The services for Andy Kolbe will be held at Saint Mel Church at the intersection of Desoto and Ventura Blvd. this Saturday, November 24th at 11:00 am. 
There will be a reception at the same location right after the service.

St Mel's Church
20870 Ventura Blvd.
Woodland Hills (quarter of a block east of De Soto)  Use the De Soto off ramp from the 101 freeway.


Steve Bast
 
October 31st, 2007
Once again I must bring bad news to you.  I have just learned that Steve Bast passed, I believe yesterday.  Like his brother Mike, Steve was an excellent speedway rider.  Steve and Mike were top competitors in the seventy's and were always hard to beat.  In 1974 I bought a Jawa Esso machine and decided to give speedway a try.  Being a national number at the time, the speedway group didn't exactly throw down the welcome mat.  Steve contacted me and then took me out to El Mirage for lessons. I rode for nearly a year under his guidance and direction.  Steve was very sincere about helping me and to this day I don't really know why.  He was quiet, patient, and understanding and a true joy to be around.  While I didn't stay in touch, I consider him a friend and a fierce competitor. Steve's uncle is Harlan Bast and the Bast brothers were a huge part of Southern California racing.  They moved up north in the eighties or ninties.
Keith Mashburn




"Red" Edmonsdon

Bill “Red” Edmondson  passed away Thursday October 18th, 2007.  He last resided in Helendale, CA. Mr. Edmondson was born June 1st, 1929. 

He is the father of Sparky Edmondson. Services are pending.

Bill Edmondson came to California to work for the famous Indian dealer Sammy Pierce. He spent his whole lifetime working on motorcycles 

and is credited with the invention of the Electron carburetor. 

The other flat slides he was associated with were the Lake Injection , Positive Fuel, EI Blue Magnum and Quicksilver.