Hopetown Grand Prix Reunion - Jim O'Neal
June 27th, 2021 01:35pm | Duration:
Join Ashley & Brad as they talk to Motocross Legend Jim O'Neal. In the early 1960’s Jim O’Neal was a young teenager living in the foothills outside of Los Angeles, California. Jim’s early passion for riding motorcycles quickly became an obsession and in 1961 the 15 year old borrowed a friends ‘57 Frances Barnett to race Rough Scrambles in Acton, California. Soon enough, the young man was hooked on racing, taking his bike out across the golden state.
A few years later the Europeans traveled to the US to race against the Top TT American racers at the famed Corriganville Movie Ranch (Hopetown) near Jim’s home. As racing progressed Jim realized the need for better parts, apparel and accessories to withstand the demands of what would become American Motocross. Soon thereafter, an American Company was born. Learn more at: https://www.oneal.com/