Jolly Rogers Motorcycle Club of Seattle, WA

Jolly Rogers Motorcycle Club

Seattle, Washington


Occasionally the Jolly Rogers like to feature an item of interest.  Check back often as new Feature items are posted on this page. See previous Feature articles:

Classic Thunder Motorcycles | Last Ride | The Great Seymour | Fred Bare | George Irwin | Jim Jensen | Bob Budschat | Jack Enderson | Lila Bulen  | CJ | WASCO | Glenn Imboden

Bob Budschat


In the 50’s and 60’s, the man to beat (or more likely be beat by) at the Jolly Rogers track was Bob Budschat. Sponsored and employed by Dewey’s Cycle shop, he rode Triumph and BSA. It is said he could win a race in 2 seconds less time on his 200cc Triumph Cub than on his 500cc BSA. As a salesman, he made Dewey a ton of money, who always had his hand out for more.

Eventually he started his own shop north of Seattle selling Velocette, Norton and Ducati. Now find him retired in Monroe with his supporting wife.

UPDATE:  We are saddened to learn that Bob passed away early Friday morning January 13, 2017.


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