1982 – The year of Magoo

1982 was the year of MAGOO

Magoo at Saddleback Park - 1982 (C) TMPHOTOART.COM

Magoo at Saddleback Park – 1982 (C) TMPHOTOART.COM

Coming off a successful Trans-USA series in the 500 class at the end of 1981, and winning the muddy 500 USGP at Carlsbad in the summer of 82, winning the ABC Sports Superbikers event and completely stunning the world by dominating both the Motocross & Trophy des Nations races, Danny “Magoo” Chandler had a phenomenal racing year in 1982.
Danny Chandler, fresh off his epic win in Europe, had a fantastic battle with Broc Glover in the 500 Pros class during the CMC Golden State Nationals at Saddleback Park. Glover, the current 500 National MX Champion, and Magoo, the new king of the mx world, took off from the field and raced each other hard to see who would be the true king of the 500 class in 1982.
This photoart print is from my personal photo collection that I photographed and digitally painted to commemorate Magoo’s terrific year. This image captures Danny cresting the top corner of Saddleback’s infamous Banzai Hill during his battle with Glover. The hard pack, rocky hill was only used during the top national races as it’s steep decent was considered too dangerous for regular amateur racers. Late in the second moto, as the sun is setting, Danny has broken clear of Glover to capture another win in the year of Magoo.

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2010 AMA 250 National – 2nd Moto First Turn

2010 AMA 250 National – 2nd Moto First Turn.

(105) Dean Wilson going for his first overall national win, takes the start of the second moto by chopping off half the field to get the inside line. (310) Durham stays in the middle and rails the berm to gain second position. The rest of the pack deals with the dirt & dust flying . . .

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2010 AMA 250 National (2nd moto start) - Pala Raceway

Original photography by TMPHOTOART.com

Race on . . .

My old YZ . . .

It’s a small world . . . I found my old 1984 Yamaha YZ490 in South Africa.

Here’s my YZ the week I sold it to Rick @ Vintage Iron. A few cobwebs, but overall a great bike with low hours, original piston, White Bros fork kit. I only raced it 5 to 6 times, and went trail riding twice in the desert. Notice the bare cylinder barrel and the custom air cut outs on the side panel.

TM 1984 Yamaha YZ490

Take a look at the cut outs in the photo below from Gavin William’s collection in South Africa.
That’s a perfect match . . . There she is all nice and clean in So. Africa.
I see he replaced the pipe, added new fenders and kept the same number. Good Man!TM old YZ490

It’s great to see an old friend looking fast as ever.

Here I am racing at Saddleback Park for the last time. This was during a CMC Trans-Cal race, which was one of the last big events before Saddleback Park closed forever. The last time I rode the ’84 YZ490 was at Glen Helen in 2004.

TM45 1984 Saddleback Park

Race On . . .

Exhibit 2000 – MXN00001

Exhibit 2000 – MXN00001

Grant Langston #111  KTM 2000 AMA 125 MX Nationals - Glen Helen Raceway

Rider in the Sky (C) TMPHOTOART.com

“Rider in the sky” (C) TMPHOTOART, 2000

Year: 2000

Art Category: Photography

Title: Rider in the sky

Subject: Grant Langston #111 KTM

Event: 2000 AMA 125 Motocross Nationals, Glen Helen Raceway – Devore, CA

Medium: Metallic Print on high gloss metallic stock

Owner: (C) TMPHOTOART.com, 2000

Welcome to the WheelSpin Museum

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First Turn at Glen Helen - 2004 (C) TMPHOTOART.com

WheelSpin Museum is a virtual museum dedicated to preserving the history and showcasing the art of motocross racing.

Many different time periods in MX history are presented ranging from the early years of motocross to the modern day racing scene.

Please take your time and view all the exhibits. There are more exhibits being developed so sign up for the email post for reminders on new additions to the museum.

Race On . . .