Don’t think you could have come up with a better cover shot on the August 2020 issue than Marty Smith. A 125 would have been the obvious choice, but the big open-class bike was the smart move as he wasn’t just a 125 flash in the pan, and he’s got that big Honda in a headlock for sure. It looks like Unadilla and the hair out the back of the helmet is the absolute icing on the cake. Still can’t believe, for lack of a seat belt, him and his wife are gone.
Scott Cavalari // Wappingers Falls, NY
Thanks, Scott, the shot came from Dick Miller and the ’78 Trans-AMA at Unadilla, where Smith wore #1 as the defending AMA 500cc National Champion. We thought it was perfect too. Godspeed, Marty and Nancy. DC
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