Ray Tauscher: America's Forgotten World Champion Motorcycle Racer, Directed by Ned & Michael Thanhouser (Oregon) - In 1931, Portland, Oregon born Raymond Tauscher won four international motorcycle racing titles in a 12-month period. His achievements in the field of racing and contributions to the sport have been forgotten. This 17-minute film recounts his life story utilizing recently discovered scrapbooks, photo albums, and period film footage of his races. "Raymond F. Tauser had his perfect year in 1931 winning championships in Australia, England, France, Sweeden, Germany, and Denmark. But his accomplishments and subsequent promotion of the sport after retiring from racing have been forgotten. Although he died in 1981 from a brain tumor, his story is now told in the first person as if he is recounting his career. Thanks to family members and historians who saved Ray's scrap books, photo albums, and racing memorabilia, we were able to reconstruct his life story and commit it to this documentary for others to experience and remember his accomplishments and contributions to the sport."

Oregon Documentary Film Festival - Winter 2021 Official Selection

 

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