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Title: Nice Article About Mike and Curts Harper
Post by: vintagehoarder on June 07, 2021, 10:16:15 AM
Interesting

https://www.revzilla.com/common-tread/an-american-in-japan (https://www.revzilla.com/common-tread/an-american-in-japan)
Title: Re: Nice Article About Mike and Curts Haper
Post by: travelingbyguzzi on June 07, 2021, 10:32:48 AM
Very cool! Thanks for the link.
Title: Re: Nice Article About Mike and Curts Haper
Post by: Mayor_of_BBQ on June 07, 2021, 12:42:17 PM
Man, that was great!
Title: Re: Nice Article About Mike and Curts Haper
Post by: LowRyter on June 07, 2021, 12:42:37 PM
I appreciate the Harpers and all they've done to keep the Guzzi hobby going. 
Title: Re: Nice Article About Mike and Curts Haper
Post by: Markcarovilli on June 07, 2021, 02:15:32 PM
nice article and pictures...thanks for putting it out here.

Mark
Title: Re: Nice Article About Mike and Curts Haper
Post by: wavedog on June 07, 2021, 07:32:10 PM
 Thanks for posting the link to the great article. It was meaningful to me as I lived in Japan for six or seven years and my family did quite a bit of motorcycling over there. I got a kick out of the mention of the track at Yokota airbase. Yeah buddy I was there cutting it up! And so was my dad and brother. Good times! I was there a few years after the senior Harper of course but I remember the Lilac and Meguro, Tohatsu, also bunches of cool domestic model Hondas. I owned a Tohatsu and a Honda Sport Cub Scrambler. My dad had a CB 350 and we also had two brand new HT-1 enduros. Good times!
 Again thanks for posting that. It is a good insight to a man who has helped keep a lot of guzzi's on the road.
Title: Re: Nice Article About Mike and Curts Haper
Post by: Huzo on June 07, 2021, 07:35:37 PM
Harper for heavenís sake...
Title: Re: Nice Article About Mike and Curts Haper
Post by: Guzzistajohn on June 07, 2021, 07:54:39 PM
Harper for heavenís sake...

 :thumb: what I was thinking

Mike's a good man, although I didn't get to know him until 1989 or so.
Title: Re: Nice Article About Mike and Curts Haper
Post by: ohiorider on June 07, 2021, 08:44:45 PM
Love the story!  Mike, you're the man!!

Bob
Title: Re: Nice Article About Mike and Curts Haper
Post by: Muzz on June 09, 2021, 12:23:50 AM
What a cool read.  Thanks for posting that. :thumb:
Title: Re: Nice Article About Mike and Curts Haper
Post by: John Ulrich on June 09, 2021, 02:02:46 PM
Who would have known!   :thumb:
Title: Re: Nice Article About Mike and Curts Haper
Post by: Cdn850T5NT on June 09, 2021, 03:45:27 PM
Much enjoyed the article! Kudos to Mike Harper!
Title: Re: Nice Article About Mike and Curts Haper
Post by: Canuck750 on June 09, 2021, 05:45:58 PM
Great article, Mike your a living legend!
Title: Re: Nice Article About Mike and Curts Haper
Post by: Pescatore on June 10, 2021, 09:46:06 AM
Interesting how war enemies find peace through common interests, sports. More hobbies, please.

I wish for a sequel to this life story, the Guzzi part.
Take care, Mike.

Title: Re: Nice Article About Mike and Curts Haper
Post by: guzziart on June 12, 2021, 06:50:50 AM
nice article and pictures...thanks for putting it out here.

Mark


Ditto!
Title: Re: Nice Article About Mike and Curts Haper
Post by: mtiberio on June 12, 2021, 10:58:02 AM
Good people. Good for Guzzi.
Title: Re: Nice Article About Mike and Curts Haper
Post by: Tom on June 12, 2021, 07:46:30 PM
Thanks for the link to the article.   :thumb:
Title: Re: Nice Article About Mike and Curts Haper
Post by: Murray on June 12, 2021, 08:30:38 PM
Interesting how war enemies find peace through common interests, sports. More hobbies, please.

I wish for a sequel to this life story, the Guzzi part.
Take care, Mike.

Generally where ever you go int he world people are people they might go about things a bit different speak a different language but generally they are people trying to make a living have a family etc, its the leaders than can be a bit..... variable.
Title: Re: Nice Article About Mike and Curts Haper
Post by: Phil/TX on June 12, 2021, 08:50:38 PM
I raced at Yokota, Tampa tech, Fuji, and many other tracks, we even had drag races on base at Yokota. I was in the AJMC motorcycle club at Tachikawa 61 to 64, and 67 to 69. Knew lots of the Navy guys, but didnít meet Mike until AJMC reunion in the 80ís.
Title: Re: Nice Article About Mike and Curts Haper
Post by: Momo on June 12, 2021, 11:34:14 PM
enjoyed the read, thanks for posting.  My dealings with his son have been top shelf,  Larry