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    Unhappy Cliff Eckes

    Cliff Eckes 84, Long time Marshfield, Wisconsin area motorcycle dealer, flattracker, hill climber and bike enthusiast. Passed on to the big hill climb in the sky on Saturday December 20th 2008.

    Last race was Davenport 2007 and his last hill climb was Marshfield summer of 2008.

    Race in peace Cliff

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    My you reast in PEACE CLIFF

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    I saw him race in '07. I couldn't help but grin at the fact that he was still on the track. Pretty impressive! Race in Peace seems fitting Jerry.
    Cory Othen
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    Very sad news. Paps

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    I have known Cliff since 1971 when I returned from Viet Nam with a pocket full of cash and a desire for a new Norton Commando. Cliff was the ultimate competitor. Stop wasn't part of his vocabulary. From Daytona Beach in 1949 to Dyracuse Mound in 2008 it was full throttle. Godspeed my friend.
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    Sorry to here that, Cliff was one of the best.
    RIP Cliff.
    Mark Wang
    De Soto WI
    AMCA #2079

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    I stopped by Cliff's shop a few years ago and talked to him. Might have taped him. At the time he told me that he owned a 36EL motor, altho I didn't see it. I think he said he also knew Fats Lauby and that crowd. Another old timer gone.

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