page 15 The best Jordi Tarres Interview ever -page 15- June 2012
These photographs were taken in Jordis Motorcycle collection room and are his favourites
At the end of the same room is a table tennis table. On top are about 50 items of Gas Gas riders clothing. Team jackets, pants and tops as well as some casual clothes. Behind on the back wall are a row of built in wardrobes. Jordi opens one and it reveals a hanging rail with a shelf above . The rail is hanging with many many one piece suits. He pulls out a Fortuna GasGas suit and laughs as he holds it in front of him, modelling it. He says “same size” with a big smile on his face. I answer “ I’m sure it is”. He then explains to me that there is another basement below us with much much more. He then pulls out a red, gold and green Quaker state oil one piece suit. The fabric was shiny, like new. Very stretchy, bright colours and with padded knees. He shows me the matching helmet and tells me its from 1996. He opens the wardrobe again and clothing falls out. I explained to him that I needed a week there, not just an afternoon.
In the lobby leading from the Trials bike collection towards the parts rooms and near to the Pacman machine was a Four stoke Yamaha collection. This was a special bike and a one off. I'd put the year of manufacturer around the mid nineties. Jordi explained to me that he was given the bike by the GasGas factory and that it won a major competition. He has ridden enduro on the very bike. He explained to me that the last time he rode the first Beta Prototype trials was in Japan and that afterwards it came to his home. Jordi explained at the end of each season he was given his bike by the factory, especially the Gas Gas’s where it was built into his contract. He said he was more experienced then and was better at negotiating better terms of his contract. With Beta, he didn’t get every bike.