Portland born Raymond F Tauscher (Tauser in international press) grew up to become an American phenomenon in 1931 winning world championship motorcycle titles in Australia, England, France, Denmark, Sweden, and Italy.
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 multimedia journalist 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.
Watch the Documentary (17 minutes)