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Helpe ID an 80+ year old Kawasaki racer in KY

Discussion in 'General' started by Chino52405, Jul 14, 2022.

  1. Chino52405

    Chino52405 Well-Known Member

    Anyone know of an 80+ year old former Kawasaki racer living in KY south of Lexington that happens to own a bait shop? I have a friend that was on a long distance ride, crossed a double yellow from fatigue, and stopped at the next off. That happened to be a small bait shop owned by a man and his wife who let him sit by the AC and the bait shop was full of racing pictures and he mentioned racing for Kawi.

    This sound like anyone people know?
  2. Jeff McKinney

    Jeff McKinney Well-Known Member

    In the late 80's there was a WERA vintage racer named Granville Smith,IIRC.He was from Lexington and probably in his 50's then.
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  3. sheepofblue

    sheepofblue Well-Known Member

    Road race or dirt?
  4. Chino52405

    Chino52405 Well-Known Member

    Road. And 80+ is the guess of a man that had heat exhaustion.
  5. speedluvn

    speedluvn Man card Issuer

    In on page 1 :Pop:
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  6. notbostrom

    notbostrom DaveK broke the interwebs

    Maybe call said bait shop and ask him?
  7. SteveThompson

    SteveThompson Banned by amafan

  8. Chino52405

    Chino52405 Well-Known Member

    From the story, it was a non-descript shack. Buddy stripped to his boxers and sat in the shade of the place, then some dude wandered up with a cell phone on one hip and pistol on the other. Invited him in to cool off.

    I was wondering if he was connected somehow. Guy and his wife and I've always wondered about the barnacle part :D.

    Not a big deal either way, just occured to me as he's telling me about this random chance thing, that someone here probably knows these people.
  9. barnacle bill

    barnacle bill Darethea and B Bill

    interesting but I haven't a clue . I know some old racers but none that owns a bait shop . maybe V512 may know ? b bill ps . still here, still sewing leathers . b bill and darethea

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