Larry Bergquist

Larry Bergquist

Larry Bergquist, the ‘Desert Fox’ was one of the winningest riders in AMA District 37’s history and founding members of the Buzzard’s Motorcycle Club, worked most of his career to selflessly promote and grow the sport he loved so much, off-road racing.  The Buzzards MC would go on to become one of the most successful motorcycle clubs, organizing and promoting well over 25 Hare Scrambles and Hare & the Hounds, including several AMA sanctioned California State Championship Hare Scrambles.

Larry enjoyed not only racing, but acting as an integral part of races the Buzzards organized. He served all duties, from registration to smoke bomb duty, danger marking to flagman. Larry led many clean up teams to insure the desert was just as clean after the race as it was before.

In 1968, Larry was the last person to win the Mexican 1000 (now Baja) overall on a motorcycle, riding a Honda 350.

Bergquist was in the legendary movie “On Any Sunday” and featured in “1968 Mexican 1000”, which was filmed for ABC’s Wide World of Sports.

Larry was also inducted into the Trailblazers Hall of Fame in 2013.


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