Make no mistake, J.N. Roberts is a legend, through and through.
In the 60’s & 70’s J.N. tore through the desert (usually on a Husqvarna), taking 27 consecutive races, as well as the Barstow to Vegas run four years in a row. He took the Mint 400 three times and the Baja 500 – twice. He also won the Baja 1000 – also twice – and represented the United States in the famous Six Days Trial (which Wikipedia refers to as “the motorcycle olympics”). When J.N. wasn’t on his bike, he was on camera – a bona fide Hollywood Stuntman since 1969 working in Scarface, Smokey & the Bandit, The Mechanic and The Blues Brothers among others. In 1999, he was inducted into the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame. Ten years later, he was drafted into the 2009 class of Off-Road Motorsports Hall of Fame.
By all accounts, J.N. is the man. Continue reading