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    Working on an article on Dexter Campbell of Orlando, FL. for my Deadly Dave's blog. Dexter rode for Puckett's H-D in Orlando and was killed in an AMA dirt track race at Lakewood Speedway in Atlanta in 66. He was a scrambles, road race, drag race, and dirt track racer. I think he rode Puckett's Big Bertha knuck drag bike.

    If anyone has any info, articles, photos of Dexter, Big Bertha, and Puckett's H-D, that you are willing to share, please contact me. I'm looking for a shot of the front of Pucketts, a period photo of Big Bertha, and any photos of Dexter Campbell.

    Any help would be appreciated!
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    David Morrill
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    You've probably done the Google thing.
    http://www.google.com/#hl=en&sclient...w=1024&bih=631
    Bill Gilbert in Oregon

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    Thanks Bill, Google has scans of period American Motorcycling, but they can't be copied. Got lots of race results, but you can't copy/use the photos. Denny Haven, who raced with Dexter, sent me a couple of roadrace photos he had.
    David Morrill
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    David, I had heard of Dexter Campbell through Buddy Puckett but that was just in passing and no anecdotes. I have attached a picture of Puckett's shop on South Orange Blossom Trail. I suspect the picture is early 1950s as they hadn't widened the SOB trail yet and the side wasn't fenced in. It was still in a decent neighborhood then.

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    David,
    I have all the American Motorcyling Mags, also Motorcyclist, Cycle and Buzzzz. If you know of specific articles I will scan them for you!
    Robbie
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    Looking at that picture of Puckett's building, I remember that you could go there on a Sunday and get oil, spark plugs, or a few other bolt-on necessities. You went to the left side of the building and towards the back where there was a window. Someone was usually there working on a car, boat, or bike and they would get you something easy. Cash only, no tools loaned, and no pointless B.S. . . . Unless you knew the mechanic.
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    Thanks for the photo Eric. Robbie, I'll PM you info on the articles.
    David Morrill
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    1921 Harley-Davidson Model J Racer

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    The article on Dexter Campbell is up on my blog. Thanks again to Robbie and Eric! Hit the link below:
    David Morrill
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    Deadly Dave's Blog
    Sharing the Lost Stories of Early American Motorcycling.

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    1921 Harley-Davidson Model J Racer

    It will break a hundred, if you drop it from a plane!

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