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TO ME © 2012 Jim Gianatsis. All Rights Reserved. “Let Broc Bye” This is probably the most remembered, if not the most famous photographs in the his- tory of AMA National Motocross, And quite ironically, at the mo- ment I took it I really didn’t know what I had captured in my camera - my eye was fol- lowing Bob in the Camera’s viewfinder and I never read the pit board in the quick moment it was held up. I was in Lake Whitney Texas in 1977 covering for Cycle News the final round of the 1977 AMA National Motocross Champion- ship. I was standing across the track from the mechanic’s sig- naling area, shooting together with good friend and fellow edi- tor Jody Wiesel who also shot a near identical photo at the same time. It wasn’t until Cycle News returned my film and proof sheets to me a few weeks later, that I really saw what I had captured. The photo revealed 125cc race leader (and 1976 reigning 125cc National Champion) Bob Hannah’s Yamaha mechanic Keith McCarty signaling to Bob as he races past to slow down www.dirtillustrated.com