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Offline comet

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Marty Dickerson
« on: February 21, 2020, 01:37:46 AM »
I read last night of the sad news that Marty, legendary Vincent racer and one of life's great characters has passed.
Someone who knew him better than I will post something soon I am sure. I had met Marty a few times, and spent one very memorable evening with Marty and the late Ron Vane chatting about Bonneville and Burt. A fantastic evening full of laughter and some beautiful memories that will never leave me.
RIP Marty, you sir are a true legend and will be very much missed.

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Re: Marty Dickerson
« Reply #1 on: February 21, 2020, 09:44:58 AM »
Marty was a true racer at heart.

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Re: Marty Dickerson
« Reply #2 on: February 21, 2020, 10:30:59 PM »
Had lots of conversations with Marty during the old Bub meets.  One night I was privileged to sit in on a conversation with Boris Murry, Max Lambky, Sonny Angel, Dave Campos, and Marty....plus several others.... I should have had a movie camera and a tape recorder... what great stories. 
Marty and Max were old friends so if you were looking for Marty, he was usually found in Max's Pit.
A land speed legend... GodSpeed Marty
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Re: Marty Dickerson
« Reply #3 on: February 23, 2020, 12:46:34 AM »
Marty ran a Vincent during one of the BUB meets.  It was quite an experience to watch and listen to it.  He was a nice guy and it was great for him to do a run on the old bike.

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Re: Marty Dickerson
« Reply #5 on: February 23, 2020, 10:33:25 AM »
A fashion icon... nice pants... the mustache never changed....
Lots of great pics there thanks...
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Re: Marty Dickerson
« Reply #6 on: February 23, 2020, 01:44:43 PM »
At 80 years old he was still twisting the throttle hard.
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Re: Marty Dickerson
« Reply #7 on: February 24, 2020, 01:51:02 AM »
Hi Vinsky,
was that on Steve Hamels twin? I assume it was. 2009 was a year that we couldn't make it to Bonneville, I would have loved to see Marty put that run in.

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Re: Marty Dickerson
« Reply #8 on: February 25, 2020, 09:13:35 AM »
Yes, that was on Steve Hamel's bike.
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Re: Marty Dickerson
« Reply #9 on: February 26, 2020, 02:46:46 AM »
Thanks John for the clarification.