Portland born Raymond F Tauscher grew up to become an American phenomenon in 1931 winning world championship motorcycle titles in the UK, Australia, France, Denmark, Sweden, and Italy. (Subtitles available in English, French, and Italian. Select language by clicking on the "CC" icon in the lower right of the screen)
Recently discovered race footage plus Ray's scrapbooks, photo albums, and memorabilia tell his life story and exploits in this 17-minute documentary.
Ray attracted huge crowds, was revered by fans, respected by sportswriters, became a local promoter, and was regarded as a well-rounded sportsman.
Produced by award winning Portland filmmaker Ned Thanhouser and his photojournalist son Michael, it recounts the career of Portland's "Yankee" rider and his rise to international fame as one of the world’s top motorcycle riders.