#96 Richard Campbell
1940 Zundapp KS600
If at first you don’t succeed-get mad, work harder, and do it again. After failing to complete all the miles in the 2019 Cross Country Chase, I’m back with my 1940 Zundapp KS600 to ride 2021’s “The Secrets of the Ozarks” rendition of The Cross Country Chase.
I started riding in mid to late 2017, and I had the least amount of riding experience of any 2019 competitors. Never rode in the rain until the actual start of the last Chase. But having learned an awful lot on the last Chase, I’m excited about 2021’s event.
I’m a freelance television Director of Photography, have had my own company since 2001. I shoot mostly sports, documentary, feature stories and live events for a lot of networks.
My passion for motorcycles, especially older, European ones, was via my father, who ran enduros in the 1950’s on…yep, a Zundapp. A long detour into playing music for a living, that backdoored me into a television career, and a few years racing stock cars, kept me away from bikes for way to long. While getting my dad’s bike restored, I bought a 1960 Maico M175, and from there I went from 1 bike to a collection that now is at 32, all European and British motorcycles.
Having learned a lot in the last Chase, I feel confident about not just finishing, but competing for the win. Since the last event, I’ve worked hard on my KS600, getting the mechanics ready for long days of riding. I’m also working on getting myself prepared, mentally and physically, for the long days riding some of the best roads in America.
This year I’ll be teaming up with another Zundapp rider, Pim van den Bergh, the Zundapp Fool. Look for us out there….we’ll be the Fools on Zundapps, having the time of our lives.