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Old 12-20-2002, 08:30 PM   #1
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Default Re: Don Vesco R.I.P.

Here is a guy who embraced life and lived it on his terms. Hard core to the end and one of a kind.

Old guys who still go fast fascinate me. I still plan to ride fast bikes when I am old. I want to be, in some small way, like Vesco.

Godspeed Don.
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Old 12-21-2002, 12:37 AM   #2
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Default Re: Don Vesco R.I.P.

I belonged to the AFM in 1963-64 (raced the 250 class). From the pits, I always got to watch Mr. Vesco race his Matchless G-50 in the 500c class. He always wore a red handkerchef covering his nose and mouth when he raced.

I also remember him once in the pits at Santa Barbara airport races cutting sipes on his bald (balding) rear tire with a hacksaw.

Mr. Vesco I'm glad I got to watch you in your prime. Thank you.

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Old 12-26-2002, 07:58 AM   #3
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Default Re: Don Vesco R.I.P.

I lived about 10 miles south of Don for 20 years, he in Temecula, myself in Rainbow. Year after year, I kept telling myself that I needed to look him up. One of the few things I regret today is that I never quite connected. Even from a distance, I always looked on Don as one of the all time great wizards on wheels.

We'll all miss ya, Don, there will never be another like you.
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