Rex Beauchamp

Another fast motorcycle flat track racer from Michigan - Rex Beauchamp. I was fortunate enough to see him race the Indy Mile in '77 or '78 when it was a double national. He was the only rider ever on the Harley factory team before he
was an expert - or achieved much fame (but Dick O'Brien, race team manager, saw the potential). Beauchamp beat Springsteen, Goss, Scott and Roberts. Rex won the prestigious San Jose Mile - and Terre Haute 1/2 Mile. He was a huge fan favorite - loved by many. Unfortunately, Beauchamp was killed is a street riding accident. Gone, but not forgotten - his legend lives on. National #31 is now in the AMA Hall of Fame. (and Metro Racing has neat Rex Beauchamp t-shirts) Check 'em out at

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