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Dick Klamfoth takes his last lap
#795565 01/14/20 12:30 am
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About twenty years ago I was at the AMA Mid-Ohio races and swap meet.

As I was walking up the hill a man walked up alongside of me to give me a hand-bill promoting the building
of a monument at Daytona Beach, honoring all riders who raced on the sand.

That man was Dick Klamfoth.

As we walked, we talked bikes, and racing history.
Just two guys who loved motorcycles, talking about motorcycles.

Ours is a unique sport.
It's one of the few where both a plain old rider like me, and a racing champion, Dick, can talk as equals because both love the sport.

Dick Klamfoth was one of the nicest guys I ever met.

Re: Dick Klamfoth takes his last lap
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Well put Swede. One of the BSA team members (Eugene Thiessen) once told me, he was very professional and quite a family man.


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BritTwit #795599 01/14/20 5:54 pm
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Re: Dick Klamfoth takes his last lap
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In 2004 I was able to get to the 50th anniversary of the BSA victory at Daytona. The special event was a couple of parade laps around the course for BSA's ONLY! Dick was to lead us around on the GS he rode in 1954. As soon as we launched Dick disappeared at, what seemed to us, a very rapid pace. I'm sure that for him it was about 1/2. It did not take me or the others long to realize that there was to be no speed limit. I decided to open the throttle on my Goldie and ride as hard as I dared, thoughtful about not falling off in the corners. Otherwise it was WFO all the way. If she blew it would make for a great story! She is still running great 16 years later! Thanks for the great ride Dick!! RIP, PRT


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