I feel likecrap ! I had one of the best days going on today. Went to a bike show near home and out of the "WoodWork" comes a DOUBLE ENGINE DRAGBIKE from the 60's. Had a real good time talking to everyone. I took pictures that I will post in "OLD SCHOOL". Then I come home to check on Valdosta and see this sad news. Like Roy said, we were there when he 1st showed up to race. A first class act all the way. Running one bike and then two. Also one of the first to have the crew dressed the same. And no one that ever saw Heidi & Marshalene would ever forget those girls in "HOT PANTS". Then watch them take the bike apart after the races to have them certified.I always had an argument with Guarinello about who was the the best rider. He always picked Terry Vance. I always picked Mike Bruso. Not that Terry wasn't good. But I spent enough time with Mike during testing sessions to see how consistant he could be while changing parts. He won enough titles to prove that also. In later years from what I'm told he was unbeatable at the "CABBAGE PATCH". Greg even wrote about the fun we had at Spittle's reunion in 97 asking Bo, "WHERE'S MIKE BRUSO"? Here we are 35+ yrs. later still talking about the impact he had on our sport. Glad to say we knew the man. Glad to say the legend is true. Glad we were an eye witness to history. The "LEGEND" may now be gone, but the "LEGACY" lives on. R.I.P. MIKE
One of the guys off the triples board posted this photo, its great:
Sorry to hear about Mike B. In the late seventies and early eighties at Atco he was always turning heads. Not only with his performance on the track but with many inovations in the Pro Stock ranks. I believe he was one of the first to show up with a wheelie bar at Atco. We have lost too many great racers before their time. God Speed Mike.
Charlie Hausler, Hausler Brothers Racing
RIP Mike Bruso.Saw him playing at the Cabbage Patch one year witha real nice sleeper Z1.
This ad is from 1976.
Top pic...... Mike's Cabbage Patch money maker.
Bottom pic.......... Bernard dropped the Bruso bike off for some chassis work, and a long set of bars.
John, sr.Edited by: John Sachs Sr
Cool stuff John Sr. Those were the days.
A picture I took at Irwindale 1974 of Mike, Floyd, Heidi, Marshalene and ROY.
A page from DRAGBIKE ! MAGAZINE 1975
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