In vintage motorcycle racing circles, Dave Roper is something of a legend. The first American to win a race at the Isle of Man TT, Roper has been racing motorcycles since the early 70s. And he doesn’t just race them — he wins. A multi-time vintage racing champion, Roper is still going strong 40 years after he started. It takes a certain kind of character to still be able to race motorcycles for four decades.

Come meet Roper in the video below. His feel-good story is one of a life-long love of racing. This despite the many bones he’s broken…and finger tips he’s lost.

Dave Roper #7 from Straightface Studios on Vimeo.