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    70's BMW racer Liz Wimmett?

    This is a reach-out to some of you "vintage" racers (and I'm one of you!)

    Back in the late 70s, around the same time that Butler & Smith were dominating AMA Superbike, a young lady named Liz Wimmett successfully raced a BMW R90 in some northeast club events (WERA & AAMRR).

    I recall her winning a `77 event at Pocono ... prob in the Junior Class.

    Wonder if anyone here remembers her. Just a long shot request.
    "One day you're a kid sitting on a bike, dreaming the road; next thing you know, your social life consists of drinking microbrews with middle-aged roosters who ride BMWs and wear Aerostitch suits."

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    liz

    I do remember Liz. I raced a Yamaha RD250 production in WERA in the late
    1970's and Liz raced WERA then too. She was a fast one, but everyone looked fast to me then.
    Does anyone remember Gina Bovard? I think the spelling is correct. She left US ametuer racing to try her hand in Europe--never heard of her again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SueK75 View Post
    Does anyone remember Gina Bovard? I think the spelling is correct. She left US ametuer racing to try her hand in Europe--never heard of her again.
    One minute of Googling around tells me your spelling is a little off: 'Bovaird'. Gina is about 58, having been mentioned as 30 in a 1980 article about her racing. A German Wiki article says she and her husband/tuner tried racing until about 1982 in Europe.

    Another four minutes turns her up on Facebook as Gina Durfee (mentioned in a Cycle World article). She apparently divorced, but is 'friended' to a Jacqueline Bovaird - her daughter?

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    Thumbs up Gina

    Gina raced a few different bikes and classes.
    Here is a link to some pictures.
    http://www.highsider.com/textlager/u...aird_82_01.htm
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