Back when I was 11 or 12 years old I used to call the local magazine store every month to find out if the latest issue of Cycle World magazine had arrived. It was my dream to become a professional motorcycle racer and as such I intently followed the exploits of men like Mert Lawill, Cal Rayborn, Gene Romero, Bart Markel and others. One guy who stood out and often on top was Gary Nixon. He could do things with Triumph motorcycles that no one else could, beating the factory H-D teams and others. Flat track, road racing, TT he could do it all. It's with great sadness that I post this and I hope somewhere he knows that at least one little kid who followed his exploits will never forget him.