** THE INTERNATIONAL MEET **
** PICTURE PAGES **
*** HUGE PAGE---BE PATIENT--JUST CLICK ON ANY STAR BELOW, AND SEE WHAT HAPPENED AT THE EVENT***


*FIRST OF ALL I WANT TO THANK EVERYONE FOR ALL YOUR SUPPORT*
WITH THIS RATHER LARGE UNDERTAKING.
** SOME SPECIAL THANKS, TO THE FOLLOWING **

** Peter Wagner, Owner of Thousand Oaks Honda HRC.
** My wife Cathy & daughters Angela & Brittiney (for Patience)
** David Blackwell & his crew from Monkey Bike U.K.
** Eric Coffin, Event help, customs HELP & T-shirts.
** Steve Swain, Customs HELP.
** Mr. Takegawa & his Team along with Mr. Yokoyama.
** Jeff Tuttobene, *FUN* run & ride.
** AND MANY MANY MORE **
IT WAS A *HUGE* SUCCESS AND EVERYONE HAD A GREAT TIME,
I WILL BE ADDING MORE TO THE PAGE EVERY DAY.
Saturday started off @ about 08:30AM, and the crowd steadily grew to over 500 at one point, and there were over 25 vendors selling their goodies. About 25 bikes changed hands over the 2 day period. All the T-shirts were gone, and the food was consumed at a very steady pace as well, the weather was FANTASTIC, in the high 80's, and clear skies as well.

Well where do I start?? Oh well at the "beginning", on Thursday September 24.1999, the "BOYS" from Brittain, arrived here. David Blackwell & his son Jack Blackwell (owner Monkey Bike U.K.) Clive Bailey, Barry Harvey and Tom Cole along with their friend, Masahiro Tanabe from Japan. We had a great time doing some last minute planning for the event just 2 days later.
Of course we had problems with getting their shippment of the 1500 lb. crate that they had coming, through customs. And with assistance from Eric Coffin & Steve Swain, it was finally delivered here Friday late afternoon.

On Friday evening we received the call that the Takegawa TEAM was here & at the hotel, but with one small problem, their show bike, was packed in 5 boxes, and all appart. They were going to assemble it in the Hotel room, we said:
"COME ON OVER"
And so a small party turned in to a HUGE Barbeque, my wife fed over 25 people, and then on to the assembly of the bike. Below are some GREAT pictures of the TEAM getting the bike ready for the "BIG SHOW" in my garage. A humble surrounding, compared to their massive R&D department, back home in Japan.
Talk about *FUN*.
(PIC #1)*MY GARAGE WITH "TEAM TAKEGAWA ASSEMBELING THE "MONSTER BIKE, FRIDAY 09/24/1999*
(PIC #2)*MY GARAGE WITH "TEAM TAKEGAWA ASSEMBELING THE "MONSTER BIKE, FRIDAY 09/24/1999*
(PIC #3)*MY GARAGE WITH "TEAM TAKEGAWA ASSEMBELING THE "MONSTER BIKE, FRIDAY 09/24/1999*
(PIC #4)*MY GARAGE WITH "TEAM TAKEGAWA ASSEMBELING THE "MONSTER BIKE, FRIDAY 09/24/1999*
*"TEAM TAKEGAWA AND MY DOG "SANDI" ASSISTING IN THE ASSEMBLY PROCESS FRIDAY 09/24/1999*
(PIC #5)*MY GARAGE WITH "TEAM TAKEGAWA ASSEMBELING THE "MONSTER BIKE, FRIDAY 09/24/1999*
(PIC #6)*FINAL TOUCHES TO THE BIKE, FRIDAY 09/24/1999*
(PIC #7)*FINAL TOUCHES IN THE DRIVEWAY, FRIDAY 09/24/1999*
Just to give you some specifications: The bike is a PROTOTYPE 114CC motor, Dual Spark Plug head, 6 Speed Transmission & Wet clutch, and to much more to mention.
AND BOY IS IT ***FAST FUN***
(PIC #8)*ALMOST FINISHED, FRIDAY 09/24/1999*
(PIC #9)*THE FINISHED PRODUCT IN THE DRIVE-WAY, FRIDAY 09/24/1999*
(PIC #10)*IT IS DONE, (Jan Harde, Mr. Gou Takegawa, Shinichiro Takegawa, Satoshi Ueda, Koji Yokoyama, David Blackwell, Tom Cole, Jack Blackwell, Eric Coffin, Barry Harvey, Steve Swain, Doug Crafts, FRIDAY 09/24/1999*
(PIC #11)*David Blackwell, Jan Harde & Mr. Gou Takegawa (in my garage), FRIDAY 09/24/1999*
On Saturday morning it all started VERY early indeed. Below are some great pictures of Day 1.
*START OF SHOW, PICTURE OF MY BIKE LINE UP SATURDAY 09/25/1999*
*A COOL HONDA POWERED ALL ALUMINUM CAR*
*DANIEL FONTANA'S SOFT TAIL BIKES*
*CHARLEY LILLARD(SACRAMENTO,MR. TAKEGAWA & DAVID BLACKWELL, with the Takegawa bike (yellow & the red Takegawa from Monkey Bike U.K.) If you wonder why Charley is SMILING?? He is the new and PROUD owner of the yellow MONSTER bike.
* STEVE SWAIN, WITH A CLEAR MESSAGE ON THE WAY OUT FOR THE *FUN* RUN*
MAGNA 50, FROM TWO BROTHERS RACING
DOUG CRAFTS (SAN JOSE) GETTING INSTRUCTIONS FROM STEVE SWAIN(SAN JOSE) ON RIDING THE TAKEGAWA BIKE
Sunday's show, and more pictures on the way..
ME (JAN HARDE) AT THE END OF THE SHOW WITH MY BIKES
ME (JAN HARDE) & MY FAMILY, AT THE END OF THE SHOW WITH MY BIKES

Below are some GREAT shots of Mr. Takegawa, riding my TAKEGAWA equipped Monkey R. MR. TAKEGAWA RIDING MY MONKEY "R" BIKE IN THE LOT.
ANOTHER PICTURE OF MR. TAKEGAWA AND THE MONKEY "R"
TEAM "TAKEGAWA" WITH CHARLEY LILLARD AND "HIS" NEW BIKE.
BIKE LINE-UP
TAKEGAWA "MONSTER BIKE"
** MOST OF THE ABOVE PICTURES TAKEN BY CHARLEY LILLARD **
!!THANK YOU, CHARLEY!!

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