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    Godspeed, Bruce Brown

    Famed filmmaker Bruce Brown, whose seminal movies "Endless Summer" and "On Any Sunday" helped lift up surfing and motorcycling in the prevailing public opinion, passed away last Sunday at his home in Santa Barbara. He was 80.

    It was a real treat to meet him at Roberts Ranch in 2015, during the annual American Heroes benefit dinner. What a super nice and down to earth guy he was, just the best!

    Here's a quote from Bruce, explaining how "On Any Sunday" came to be:

    “I talked to a few folks and knew that Steve McQueen was a rider,” Brown said. “Even though I’d never met him, I set up a meeting to talk about doing ‘On Any Sunday.’ We talked about the concept of the film, which he really liked. Then he asked what I wanted him to do in the film. I told him I wanted him to finance it. He laughed and told me he acted in films, he didn’t finance them. I then jokingly told him, ‘Alright, then, you can’t be in the movie.’

    “The next day after the meeting, I got a call and it was McQueen. He told me to go ahead and get the ball rolling with the movie — he’d back it.”

    Pretty funny how he was able to succeed in putting the arm on McQueen. Legend!

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    Malcolm Smith talks about the movie. And check out Mert Lawwill's "Harley" dirtbike!

    https://www.motorcyclistonline.com/m...e-motorcyclist

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    Helmet Cam

    "Cal, we cannot wait for that GoPro thing!"
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    Ian if you are going to keep posting in first links get with the program!

    http://gprcamp.com/foro/viewtopic.ph...a0e221b41cfc41

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    It's been said that motorcycling in the USA was never quite the same after Marlon Brando and "The Wild Ones" rumbled through town, but I'd like to think "On Any Sunday" helped free our sport from that biker gang stigma.

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    I would agree with that for the post part. It also helped with bicycle moto cross, aka BMX, one of the few Olympic events born in the States.

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    r.i.p.

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