Dinner With Kevin Schwantz 19/Apr/13, Austin TX

 
 

We had a brilliant dinner Friday before the Texas MotoGP.  100 people attended, each receiving a welcome pack of an official “#34” cap, copies of Roadracing World and Next Moto Champion magazines, and of course a souvenir ticket for the event.


John Ulrich delivered the introduction (see his slideshow) followed by an initial talk and QA with Kevin.  After a sumptuous repast, we had further amusing anecdotes and questions, and concluded the evening with a small auction of memorabilia for Riders for Health in which we raised >$2000


The evening was a fitting tribute to the man who brought the MotoGP to Texas. We love you Kevin!




Credits:

Gordon Howell (GH) Pole Position travel guide

Herod Lowery (HL) Pole Position travel guide

Kevin Ellner (KE) Professional photographer

John Ulrich (JU) Speaker, Editor Roadracing World


Special thanks to Kevin Schwantz as our guest speaker and introduction by John Ulrich of Roadracing World. Thanks to riders Danny Webb and Brad Binder for joining us, as well as Riders for Health, MotoGPod.com, Next Moto Champion, Kiddiemoto and Autographed Collectibles for their support and donations.


Especial thanks to the Clay Pit Restaurant for their excellent hosting of the evening.

 

The pole position travel gallery

Back to Texas report02_Texas.html
Ulrich’s slideshowSchwantz_Intro.html

Barry Sheene sponsored Kevin to come to the UK for his first race on a 500cc 2 stroke. He took second at Mallory Park....

Full video of Kevin’s talk and John’s intro. Covers everything from Kevin’s earliest days to the future of GP racing, American talent and much more.  Spellbinding and funny!


Video professionally filmed and edited by Johnny O’Barr of Krakatoa