Archive for November, 2010

Mickey Fay

Mickey Fay (left) and Jeff Haney pose next to their factory Honda’s in a press photo for 1980 - The Rider Files

A number of the Jollies scooted on down to Puyallup Fairgrounds on Saturday 11/27/2010 to take in Mickey Fay’s NW Extreme Flattrack Racing / Motorcycle & Quad indoor flattrack. Despite the cold and the aluminum bleachers, the races were pretty exciting, the track was large enough for passing, and some riders were very good!

To some that do not know Mickey Fay (pictured above to the left along with teammate Jeff Haney) is a member of the Washington State Motorcycle Hall of Fame. Mickey holds his spot in motorcycle history and was a frequent competitor and winner at the famous Jolly Rogers Motorcycle Club race track in Kent, WA.

About 20 years ago Honda introduced a 500 4-stroke single intended as a dual purpose bike. Burien Honda’s service manager Roger Stanley hopped up the engine, Richard Washer (Wasco) made a frame, and Mickey Fay became a member of Honda’s Dirt Track Team and part of  Honda’s Grand National Flat Track program.  He won the ’79 Houston TT (at the Houston Astrodome). It was such an achievement for a bike never intended to be raced that Honda ended up giving Mickey a factory ride for a couple of years. While in the mix with the national competition, he never achieved a similar distinction and is now promoting local races. See

See pictures from Mickey Fay’s NW Extreme Flattrack Racing / Motorcycle & Quad indoor flattrack, Saturday 11/27/2010.

A Young Carmen Tom

A Young Carmen TomA young Carmen Tom in 1943 at 17 years old.
As a sailor from Britton, South Dakota, Carmen piloted the troops to shore in a landing craft. In later years Carmen was president of the Jolly Rogers Motorcycle Club for about 10 years. He and “lifetime” Jolly’s member “the Great Seymour” were largely responsible for saving the club from dying after the club grounds and race track sold.

Last Ride

Leroy Imboden 1930 – 2010
Past member and president of the Jolly Rogers Motorcycle Club

Leroy Imboden 1930 - 2010

Leroy Imboden Jr., 80, passed away at the family home October 12, 2010 after a very short illness (cancer). He was born February 27, 1930 to Roy and Genevieve Imboden in Centralia, WA. After joining the United States Navy in 1947 he met and married Helen Litton. After his tour in the Navy he attended Washington State University and later became an engineer with Boeing where he worked on the Lunar Rover Vehicle project. Leroy’s passion for motorcycles began at his father’s Harley shop in Chehalis in the 1930’s and he enjoyed riding until his recent illness. He retired from Boeing in 1974. He enjoyed hill climbing and was a member and President of the Jolly Rogers Motorcycle Club. Leroy was the last club member to win the 80″ Novice event at the Jollies club grounds hill climb and was President of the Jollies when the club purchased a house on Military Road, knocked out a wall and made it the Jollies clubhouse. He also created his wood toy business Pat’s Toys, where he designed and sold natural wood toys for 25 years.

Leroy is survived by his son, Micheal Glenn, sister Barbara Rickert, brothers Bud, Bob, Mike, grandson Pat, granddaughter Tammie Mitchell and 4 great grandchildren.

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