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Ronnie Lechien 1985 – Dave Dewhurst Photo

Ron Lechien deserves a spot in the Motorcycle Hall of Fame. With voting for the class of 2019 beginning this month, We Went Fast makes the case for Lechien, aka "The Machine", aka "The Dogger". This profile focuses on his talent, accomplishments and especially the magical year of 1983 when the 16-year-old kid from El Cajon regularly beat the best.

Nobody cared how you looked at The Dam. Nobody cared if your bike had all the parts and pieces attached. Bruce Hawes and Doug Henry chat between motos - Photo courtesy Hawes

The story behind how a New England rock quarry shaped the career of Doug Henry, a three-time Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Champion and AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame member.

Julie Forkner prefers to spectate alone. But first, a simple ritual: before her son, Austin, climbs on his motorcycle, she gives …

Larry ‘Motor Mouth’ Huffman narrates the audio version of The Ballad of Big Dave. Didn’t have 30 minutes to read the article when it …

Ryan Hughes_Steel City 1995_Steve Milbertson

Wyatt Seals needed to borrow a chain. The story behind why he needed a chain is slightly different from the one …

Blackwater 100 Dave Coombs Sr. Riders' Meeting

When opening ceremonies were complete, after the national anthem was sung and the riders’ names and sponsors were announced over the …

Loretta Lynn and Big Dave Coombs

In the early eighties, a trio of motorcycle racing promoters from Ohio and West Virginia were looking for a facility. A country …

John Van Den Berk at the 1989 Unadilla 250 USGP

“You couldn’t take this photo today because they wouldn’t let anyone get that close to the track.” — Mike Sweeney referencing …

Kenneth Olausson's photo of Gérard Lédormeur losing his steed in 1967

The best part of the story might be that 19-year-old Kenneth Olausson had to wait more than two weeks to realize …

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