One of the best American motorcycle racers ever. Nixon won on almost every type of track professionally, at the national level of competition. Not always on the best equipment . . . and many times with smaller displacement engines. He also raced (and won) many times while injured. Fellow competitors would think Nixon was out for a few races, due to a serious crash. Gary would be at the next race, qualifying . . . if he had casts, stitches or bandages, it didn't necessarily indicate he was there just-to-watch !