2004 Open House

May 16th

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Kenny Eggers presents Dan with BSA poster from the 1954 Daytona 200. The poster is
autographed by winner Bobby Hill, second place Dick Klamfoth, third place Tommy
McDermett, and fifth place Kenny Eggers. Forth place finisher was Al Gunter, all on BSA's.

Kathy and Dan Rouit with a few flat track people that help them celebrate their 13th annual open house.

Ray Abrams, Kenny Eggers, Keith Mashburn, Eddie Mulder, Digger Helm, Jack O'Brian, Tom Horton, Jodie Nicholas, and Joe Brown.

New Additions to the
Flat Track Museum

Steve Eklund Boss-Yamaha short tracker

Boss frame, seat and tank, Ceriani forks, Barnes rear wheel, and 1976 Yamaha  250cc YZC engine.

Steve won three Santa Fe National Short Track races (1976, 1977, and 1978) on this bike.
He also rode this bike to the season opener Astrodome National Short Track in 1978.
Ekland was sponsored by Charlie Gardner Racing.
Sadly, Steve lost his life in the early 90’s at a mile race in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

This bike was made possible for the museum by Bill and Carol Lilly of Shelbyville, Ill.
With thanks to Dirk and Wanda Day, Larry Murphy, Johnny Issasc
and Marsh Runyon for transporting this bike to the museum.

AMA Museum site - Steve Ekland

OSSA DMR (Dick Mann Replica)

Dick built the prototype in 1969 while he worked for Yankee Motors in Schenectady, New York.
He designed the frame and installed a 250cc engine, used OSSA forks and Griling shocks.
Dick won the 1969 Santa Fe short track National and placed second to Mert Lawill at the Astrodome on a DMR.
Yankee made 150 DMR’s of which this is number 136.
This bikes inclusion in the Museum was made possible by a very generous donation by Dirk and Wanda Day.

AMA Museum site - Dick Mann

Neil Keen’s Yamaha short tracker

Early 70’s Sonicweld rigid frame, Betor forks, Barns wheels and Yamaha 250cc engine.
This bike has had some alteration since Neil rode it. The exhaust pipe was made in Clovis by Avery Hensley,
who was no relation to Sonicwelds founder, Ray Hensley.
Ray went on to become one of our sports greatest innovators as he designed and built Trackmaster frames.

A real Shell - Royal Enfield

1972 Montesa  short tracker
Trackmaster frame, 250cc engine, Barnes wheels and Betor forks.
This bike is one of only two Montesa factory sponsored machines.
It is either the #11 of Don Castro of Hollister, or #55 of Tom Horton of Lancaster.
It was restored and raced by Horton in California Vintage races the last number of years
and is made possible in this museum by Digger Helm.

1928 Indian Scout
45 cubic inch engine, hand shift, foot clutch and brake.
This motorcycle came from the Clovis collection of Auto Dealer, Gene Ford.
It was donated by Gene’s daughter, Susan (Ford) Frantzich of Clovis.
This Indian is a tribute to Fresno’s “Pontiac” Jack Ehling, who once rode for Ed Sumner and Al Milla.

1971 OSSA Stiletto short tracker
250 cc engine, 34 mm Mikuni carb and Betor forks.
 Stiletto frame modified by lowering and the swingarm is lengthened.
Tom Horton restored and raced this bike.
John Frank of Tracy was the last rider to race and win on this vintage machine.

Danny Green showing photos to Dan and Digger.



Eddie Mulder, Dan, Digger and Ken Thiebaud


Wood Family

Jack O'Brian, Keith Mashburn, and Tom Horton share a memory.

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