Thursday, December 24, 2009
Merry Christmas from Kevin Schwantz, Suzuki, IMS and Stu's Shots!!
the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum one of THE very bikes that he won the '93
World 500cc Championship with. As the story goes, thanks to the fine folks at
http://www.cycleworld.com/, Suzuki had presented this one to #34 after he had won the
championship. After some work done by one of his former mechanics, the bike was
ready to go again for his demonstration laps on August 30th. Sometime just after having
completed those demo laps, the bike went into the museum at the speedway, and has
been on display there since.
I was fortunate enough to be able to get some shots of that very bike this week, and wanted
to post some of those today and in the near future. Looking at was then over a million dollar
motorcycle was awe inspiring, and being able to behold the craftsmanship and details of this
sweet piece was very fulfilling and an honor.
You can read the official story from CW below, and I tossed in some other significant links to
this post from the great folks at http://www.indianapolismotorspeedway.com/ that will take you to the speedway information homepage, the official stats of Mr. Kevin Schwantz' career thanks to the
great people at http://www.motogp.com/ and the official link to the official website of the '93 World
Champion himself, http://www.kevin-schwantz.com/. You can read up below!
I wanted to share this with you today and to wish you a VERY Merry Christmas and a VERY
Happy New Year as well. Thanks to all for taking the time to come by and check out Stu's
Shots as it is a work in progress, but it has also been a boatload of fun to put together. And to share this stuff with the masses is to share our stories, our love of the sport, and to pass on
to others, as in life, what you have learned and gained from as you enjoy another moment. We
all know that some of this great pashion that we share in this great sport of 2 wheel racing is like a drug but we also know that it is what keeps the adrenaline flowing and gets us through our 'normal' life until the next horsepower and speed event comes around to give us another thrill.
God Bless to all and have a SAFE and HAPPY Holiday! And enjoy!!