Dan Rouit Flat Track Museum gallery
Short Track 2
Steve Eklund’s Boss Yamaha
250 Short Tracker
1976 YZC engine,
Boss frame, seat and tank, Ceriani forks, Barnes wheels.
Eklund's Hall of Fame page
Steve won 3 Santa Fe
Nation short track races on this Charlie Gardner Racing bike in
also the 1978 Astrodome short track. Tragically, Eklund suffered
went into a coma on June 17,
after a racing accident at the Albuquerque
Eklund lingered in the coma for more than 15 months before he died
on September 26, 1991.
bikes inclusion in the museum was made possible Bill & Carol Lilly of Shelbyville, Illinois
Larry Murphy, Johnny Issac’s and Marsh Runyon for transporting the bike
C&J Factory Honda 250
C&J frame, 250cc water cooled engine, Kosman
wheels, Marzocchi forks,
Doug Chandler Hall of Fame pageChampion BultacoEarly Champion framed Bultaco raced by Jim Odom. This Pursang 250 engined short
Grimeca brakes and Works shocks. Tuned by Jerry
Griffith and ridden by Doug Chandler
as a rookie expert to his first National
win at Santa Fe and the last National
win for a 250cc bike.
only one of four riders to win in all five venues, ST, TT, RR, half
tracker won the 1970 Long Beach indoor called the Yamaha Silver Cup.
Weld Yamaha 250
Sonicweld Yamaha 250 Brakeless Short Tracker
Neil Keen Hall of Fame page
1972 Trackmaster Montesa 250
model Yamaha engine in a rigid frame, Betor forks, and Barnes wheels.
has had some alterations since Neil rode it. Pipe
was made in Clovis
by Avery Hensley.
This was a one of
two Montesa factory supported racers.
1971 Ossa 250 DMR - 'Dick Mann
Dick built the prototype in
1969 while he working for Yankee
Motors in Schenectady, NY.
It was ridden by either Don Castro #11 of
Hollister, or Tom Horton #55 of Lancaster.
Tom Horton restored this bike and raced it in vintage races in California.
bikes inclusion in the museum was made possible by Digger Helm.
He won the 1969 Santa Fe Short Track National on a DMR and placed
second to Mert Lawwell at the
Houston Astrodome. Yankee produced the DMR in 1970 and 71 with a total production of 150
Dick Mann Hall of Fame page
1974 Kenny Roberts Yamaha 360
This bike has a KR frame, tank
and seat, and Marozocchi forks.
KR offer two styles of frames, a mono and a
twin shock version.
Kenny Roberts, Sparky Edmonson
and Jerry Griffith developed the frames.
This motorcycle was restored by Ken
Thiebaud and is owned Mike Keith.
Kenny Roberts Hall of Fame page
Suzuki X6 Hustler 250cc twin powers this Trackmaster chassis.
Tom Horton restored and raced this bike in vintage races in Southern California.
1974 Van Tech Suzuki 100
Van Tech frames were made in the early
to mid 70’s in
They were made for light weigh engines
50 to 250 cc’s. This one
was raced in District 35 by Doug Garrison,
Curt Lange, Bill Johnson, and
late Jack Jones.
Restored by Pancho
Vincent, powercoated by CAPS and painted by Kevin Stephenson.
125cc engine. Fast-Trac frame
made in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
This bike was ridden by Bubba Shobert in his Sportsman days in Texas.
He gave it to Dan in the early Ninties, but it was not restored
Bubba Shobert Hall of Fame page
Champion Honda CR250 Short Tracker
This bike is one of three or four
special built Champion frames with Champion fiberglass.
It has Ceriani dirt track forks,
Barnes wheels and a Dave Bird up exhaust pipe.
This bike was ridden by A. J.
Kirkpartic. It also was Dave Bird's son's Pro-Novice bike.
250 cc twin cylinder X6 Hustler engine. Ridged frame, no brakes,
stock forks, exhaust pipe made by the late John Dooley.
This bike is a John Hateley #173R Pro-Novice
Bike restored by Carl "Poncho" Vincent.
250cc Bultaco factory built short track racer.
Thiebaud restored this bike in the likeness of his own pro-novice year
1971 OSSA Stiletto
Modified OSSA frame with lenghten swing arm and 250cc engine.
This bike was built and vintage raced by Tom Horton in 2003 and 04.
John Frank continued to race the bike and it is now owned by Mike Keith.
1971 Lancaster Bultaco 250
Al Kenyon won the 1971
New York Madison Square Garden Short Track race on a Jack Lancaster
Bultaco, but not this one. Jack Lancaster only built about 10 of these bikes.
This bike was
restored by Northern Californian Cary Buck.
1969 Bultaco Pursang
This bike was Dan Rouits first race bike. Dan rode 250 novice in
District 35 in 1970 and 71.
He then moved up to a 650 Triumph and went up the ranks to
sportsman expert at age 15.
This bike was restored by Dans good friend Ken Thiebaud. It
was his first restoration and a gift to Dan.
Bultaco El Bandido
1967 M61 Bultaco El Bandido 360. This bike was restored and raced as a
Classic 500 Brakeless in AHRMA flat track events by Tom Horton
1969 Bultaco Sherpa S
This bike was found in a back yard in Fresno by Dan's nephew
bike was restored Ken Thiebaud and is a tribute to gone but not
forgotten friend Randy Tompkins #41f from Easton, CA.
Larry Gillespie raced this 1968 Bultaco 250cc engined Sonicweld in AHRMA races in the Ohio area.
1964 Bultaco 200 Sherpa
This bike is a model 3. It was bought
new by Al Haggard at a
cost of $725.
Al raced this bike in Detroit,
Santa Fe short track and
It has a 53 inch wheelbase and
produces 29 hp at 9000 rpm.
Al restored this bike now lives
This bikes inclusion in this
collection was made possible by a very generous donation by Jim Simone.
Rotary valved engine with GYT kit and pipe
Owned by Mike Keith
Owned by Don Roufs of D&D Bike Barn in Midpines, CA.
Carabela Factory Short Tracker.
two stroke made in Mexico. Possibly made in 1979.
This bike came from the Bill Sekulich collection in Pennsylvania and
has never been raced.
125cc Yamaha style engine - One off prototype.
Raced in the 1950's by museum restore Carl "Poncho" Vincent.
A diminutive two-stroke
machine that carried the Harley
name even though
it was designed by the German DKW firm. In the peace
talks following World War II,
the rights to the highly regarded DKW 125
were awarded to both Harley and BSA
as part of Germany’s war
reparations. The BSA version of the machine became the Bantam,
the American made Harley version began life as the 125, then was
enlarged to become
1999 Missile Honda 125
This bike has a one off Missile
frame made for Aaron King, son of H-D factory rider Rich King, also
Ceriani forks set up by Ken Tolbert and Monoshock tuned by Davey
a Jenco pipe and Corbin seat. This was one of King’s amateur bikes.
Donated by Middy Boggio and Dave Peterson of Riverside, CA.
Restored by Carl "Poncho" Vincent, painted by Kevin Stephenson
1977 Championed framed H-D with MX engine.
Last raced by John Lindsay of Perris, CA.
1972 Rokon 1972 Rokon Automatic MDR (Mike Donahue Replica) - Number 2 of 4 protypes built. Preceded production run of 46 machines.
Powered by 335cc Sacks snowmobile engine – centrifugal clutch and Salisbury drive. With factory magnesium snowflake wheels and
disc brake. From the Chris Roberts Collection - Massachusetts.
Restored by Poncho – Paint by Kevin Stephenson – Powercoat by CAPS
The True History of Rokon Motorcycles
Trackmaster Yamaha, powered by a 125 cc YAS-1 twin with a GYT kit. Simons forks.
35b in honor of Fresno racer Mike Keith.