First, 1978 Isle of Man TT. Yeah, the one where Mike Hailwood made his comeback.
Second, 1988 USGP at Laguna Seca. Eddie Lawson won with his much more tractible Yamaha vs. Wayne Gardner's and Niall Mackenzie's foam flecked NSR Hondas with his now famous double apexing of turn two, one time seeming to defy the laws of physics as he and Mackenzie shared the same space at the same time: the ultimate skinny pass. Should have heard the crowd, over 100,000 strong, go nuts!
Third, 1989 USGP at Laguna Seca. Wayne Rainey won, but that was completely overshadowed by Gardner's leg breaking crash, Bubba Shobert's career ending brain injury caused by a cooldown lap collision with McGee, a gate way
down from '88, and a general pall over the whole race due to limited practice time from shipping delays from Philip Island just one week before the USGP. I rode with Shobert on Angeles Crest Highway some two years later and while he was still a bit of a wild man, it was obvious he had dialed it back several notches.
The shirt is too worn out to wear, but I can't bring myself to throw it away.
But ... but ... that's not how properly set up motorcycles shift!