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Jim Hale was a really profitable racer on the So Cal circuit. That is from 1974 at Indian Dunes, and he was mounted on a KTM 250. Jim at all times had the look, the type and panache each on the observe and into his skilled endeavors. Jim began AXO USA and Mechanix Put on and took them to very large success. Sadly, we misplaced Jim in 2018. Thanks Mark Kiel for a stellar picture!
That’s Nick Claire on the left, Daniel Leavitt on board and his dad Lane recognizing him as he splats a wall on the Electrical Movement machine.

We had an opportunity final week to hook up with Lane Leavitt and his son Daniel who’ve been spending time aboard the Electrical Movement E Pure trials bike. Lane, well-known for his trial experience (3-time USA Trials Champion) and as a Hollywood stuntman-Stunt coordinator-Motion designer and engineer) nonetheless rides trials in his Stunt Lab/trial park and the Electrical Movement machine works perfectly- in his yard! At 71 years outdated he’s passionate concerning the sport, cherished the electrical ‘quiet’ facet of the machine and proved to be a beautiful host. It was a stellar day!

Lane Leavitt on the Electrical Movement Pure machine: “This explicit mannequin shouldn’t be the competitors R mannequin, it’s actually made for enjoyable within the yard or simple journey using across the neighborhood or native woods. However with each session, I change into an increasing number of at dwelling with this electrical energy, and this machine is wonderful for this function in my view. When you’ve got a neighborhood woods close to your home, that is the proper machine for these fast adventures, nothing else compares to it. It merely permits you to go using, the place you can’t with a gasoline engine.”
Lane, one 12 months previous his seventieth birthday bouncing round on the Electrical Movement machine.
Daniel Leavitt is a talented trials rider and a full time Stuntman. Right here he’s airing out the Pure EM steed.
Nick Claire works at Hello Torque, for each Grime Wheels and Electrical Bike Motion. He’s a talented rider and as soon as he adjusted to the ‘distinctive’ tendencies of a trials bike with no normal clutch or transmission, the 3-power modes and in Nick’s words- huge time power- he obtained comfy.
The Erzberg Eight. Solely guys to complete the occasion.

David Knight returned to Erzberg, an occasion he gained again in 2005 and 2006. Knighter completed nineteenth general!

Broc Glover got here from an period the place nice technical abilities mated to a ferocious racing urge for food. Contemplate that David Bailey, a person blessed with close to excellent racing ergonomics was his racing nemesis.

Additionally price noting is that Broc has completed an outstanding job on the Outside MX telecasts and has labeled Chase Sexton because the close to excellent racing machine. Take a look at the picture under of Chase, he mirrors Broc’s stance, alignment and ahead imaginative and prescient.

That is from the Idaho Metropolis 4-day Qualifier in 1989. My machine was an enormous bore KX285 and it labored fairly a bit higher than the pilot. I had damaged my leg badly the 12 months earlier than and had two lengthy bolts holding my tibia collectively up high on my left leg. It was powerful to bend it, practice correctly and I struggled. Nonetheless, had a riot on the chase to make the crew with LR, Randy Hawkins, Chace and Monsieur LaPorte! I rode chase for Danny on the Six Days in Germany that 12 months.

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