For as long as anyone could remember, Hesch kept an odd piece of memorabilia on his office desk. The heavy, wood-bound lockbox resembled an ancient manuscript from a Benedictine monastery, but once opened, revealed an intricate chronicle of motorcycle roadracing from a quarter-century ago. Modest to a fault, neither Hesch nor Marshall are likely to brag of their youthful exploits behind Team Heschimura, one of endurance racing's best-known shaggy-dog stories. The pair started racing in the early '70s, Marshall through his job at Honda of Niles, Ohio, and Hesch through Road & Trail, a Pittsburgh-area dealership. Back in those days, purpose-built sportbikes were a gleam in Soichiro Honda's eye, so the duo campaigned an odd assortment of unlikely machines, including a '76 Honda CB750A featuring a two-speed automatic transmission.