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#1 2007-06-15 8:38am

stevencohen
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1978 Jag

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1978 Jag

I have a couple of pictures from 1979 JAG world championship.  1978 Jag in Jersey City.
FMF from Vineland NJ

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#2 2007-06-15 10:01am

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Re: 1978 Jag

Those are nice pictures


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#3 2007-06-15 10:14am

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Re: 1978 Jag

AWESOME.  I would love to have one of those Jag Banners, very very cool.  I am a Jag collector and it is neat to see pictures of them in action.

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#4 2007-06-15 11:58pm

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Re: 1978 Jag

For those that dont know Steve. He was know BITD as Crankin Stevie Cohen and he rode for Jag. One of New Jerseys early factory riders. The onlyother Jag rider I remember from the Garden State was Amon Emeka. Steve was from Vineland (South Jersey). Vineland was also home to 1978 NBL National Number 1. Sal Zeuner.  New Jersey had some hella fast riders. Cohen was one of the fastest of the fastest.

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#5 2007-06-16 6:49pm

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Re: 1978 Jag

New Jersey had some hella fast riders.

um eric the nj still has fast riders LOL farside delizia moore sullivan cordaro etc

But I know you realize that, just a little brokenspokes humor.

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#6 2007-12-28 8:17pm

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Re: 1978 Jag

Steve you remember who the number 1 rider your beating is? Thats coming out of the last turn at Vineland right? Thats before they made the starting hill and berms all huge.

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#7 2008-06-23 10:02am

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Re: 1978 Jag

From another old timer who raced NJ and against Sal (and yes did beat him at several races through the years) lets not forget Millville NJ where BMX in NJ first started....thanks Mr. Elliott.


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#8 2008-06-23 10:08pm

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Re: 1978 Jag

Jaming what was your name, maybe I raced you. I never came close to beating Sal as he was Pro by the time I raced Expert.
I raced Millville in 79 and 80. 79 in Nov and 80 in Ex.

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#9 2008-06-24 5:33am

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Re: 1978 Jag

Jamming Johnson from the Teaneck Streakers, Sal was a year (or maybe two) older then I was , I didn't get a chance to go head to head with him until racing up in Vernon Valley. I was 14 when I started back in '74 in Millville. Lets not forget his younger brother terry was a pretty good rider too. there was a good group of guys who came out of NJ back in the day...


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#10 2008-06-24 9:30pm

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Re: 1978 Jag

OK your a Charlie Litsky prodigy...nice. FYI Millville only opened in 1976. Charlie was running some non sanctioned races up North before that time. So when Millville opened the guys like Dechert and McFarquahar already had some laps in.
Dont remember racing you. Probably because by 79 and 80 you guys were racing all up North as you had a ton of tracks then also.
I can tell you this. Of all the North Jersey guys getting NBL Points in 1976, John Johnson finished 6th!

John do you happen to have the final 1976 NBL points for NJ? You remember what number you got?

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#11 2008-06-25 6:05am

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Re: 1978 Jag

'76, I'll have to dig through my boxes of trophies, could have sworn my first ones were from '75? Charlie Litsky was a good guy, got most of us from his area into BMX and I won't knock the deceased, but Charlie's racing skills were average at best. Yes Wayne and I and others were doing some 'outlaw' racing back up north when Millville first started. Sorry, to many hits to heads and to many years on the legs to remember where I finished. I still have a close friend who was also a Teaneck Streaker who does have a lot of old pictures from Millville, he's getting them transfered over to CD so we can post some up here, for the other old times to see. We did have a great bunch of guys coming out of NJ back then, and we held our own against the big sponsered boys from the East and West coasts....


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#12 2008-06-25 6:10am

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Re: 1978 Jag

Hey I also wanted to say Kudos on spelling Wayne's last name. We were all friends from the same town (Teaneck) but I still couldn't spell Wayne's name correctly....
What was Dechert's first name, that name sounds so fimiliar?


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#13 2008-06-25 7:45pm

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Re: 1978 Jag

The older more famous brother was Dave who went on to ride factory Shimano and got a cover shot from St louis on BMXA.
He had a younger brother named Danny. I didnt know any NorJersey guys as all of my racing was central and south (except the Armory and Braddock, both ABA) So the NBA/WWBMXA guys I never got to meet.

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#14 2009-03-09 1:33am

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Re: 1978 Jag

"Hi" just wondering how I may get incontact with Steve Cohen himself. As a ex owner of a 78 Team Jag and now a owner of a 79 Jag i would like to speak with him as i have notice he has a great racing history with Team Jag back in 78 to the early 80's. Also I was wondering what Steve Cohen is doing these days. Yours sincerely Steve from Brisbane Australia (OldJagBMXer)smile

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#15 2009-08-21 10:43am

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Re: 1978 Jag

Hello Guys,

Well, I just talked to Renny Roker today.  He is bringing back Jag BMX.  I am starting to ride my cruiser and started doing sprints.  I am 42 now and its not as easy as it once was.  I am even a little scared to jump at times but Richie Farside motivates me.  He is older than me and he smokes around the track. 

I have tons of pictures from back in the day of Milliville and and route 50 track.  I have my first Jag and am giving it back to Renny Roker.  Its a proud day for me.  I can't wait to put the jersey back on in the 2010 season. 

With all that said, here are some names I remember.  I have to make some references to Charlie Veale.  I used to hate racing him, he was fast and always had a nicer bike than me.  Also don't forget Troy Beachum.  What nice family.  I have some pictures of Charlie in LA with me.  Look for them soon on mybellaphotography.com.  Goto the proofs page and look for BMX Pics. 

If any one wants to contact me just call me cell 412-334-2291.


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#16 2010-03-22 10:44pm

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Re: 1978 Jag

Great images, thanks for sharing!smile

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#17 2010-06-12 8:41pm

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Re: 1978 Jag

Sweet pic's

The guy in the third pic top row middle  showing jag is #1 is my brother  Melvin Ball..

Thanks for sharing the pics

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#18 2010-12-04 8:38am

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Re: 1978 Jag

Great pics! big_smile


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