4-Time World Motocross Champion, Torsten Hallman made a nice pledge for the film the other day and followed it up with a neat and interesting story via email that I asked him If I could share with you all. He said "Sure". Here is Torsten's email to me:
Happy New Year to you too!
I am in for the Penton-Huffman Project! So does this mean that you will come to Sweden once more to talk about Penton? Hallman Racing in Uppsala was the first country in the world (after the US of course!) that imported the Pentons!
For your info - The deal was made one evening with John in a hotel in Salzburg, Austria after he wanted my suggestions what should/could be changed on “his Penton”. The next morning we went together to Mattighofen and had a meeting with Mr. Trunkenpolz with our suggested changes on a piece of paper. Most of it read “make like Husqvarna”!
Of course John will not bring this up but you should make a joke with him about it – to see if he remember the story! John was a remarkable man – and I have to thank him for all the help – and all the trust we at Hallman Racing Inc. in La Mesa* got from him. Open credit!!!! I think I already told you the story! Good Luck with the project and hope to see you at some race in the future! Take care!
* Torsten Hallman Racing in La Mesa, CA was the West Coast Distributor for Penton Motorcycles and according to Torsten, they sold a lot of Pentons. Torsten said that John sold them the bikes on open credit so Hallman did not have to have money up front. This helped the young Torsten Hallman Racing (Now THOR) make it and grow in the early years.
Over $130,000 and 9 days to go! Let's reach $135,000+ by midnight tonight!
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Thanks everyone for their support!