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#1 Lutonboy

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Posted 18 March 2008 - 09:58

I thought tributes and the like could be seperately posted here ?

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#2 Gary Davies

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Posted 18 March 2008 - 10:23

Sorry if I'm missing something but your post kinda suggests Phil Read has died. I've just whizzed round Google, Timesonline, Motorcycle News and Autosport... with nothing suggesting anything particular about Phil Read.

Apologies to all if I'm the only person missing some important news.

#3 Lutonboy

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Posted 18 March 2008 - 10:29

No, thankfully, very much alive and kicking.

#4 Gary Davies

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Posted 18 March 2008 - 10:32

Phew! That partly gets me off the hook so I'll plunge on. Why the tributes? For reaching the grand old age of 69 years, two months and 17 days? :

#5 Steve O'Brien

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Posted 18 March 2008 - 10:53

Lutonboy I believe a friend of mine has a Manx Norton once belonging to you.

#6 ex Rhodie racer

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Posted 18 March 2008 - 12:03

Originally posted by Vanwall
Phew! That partly gets me off the hook so I'll plunge on. Why the tributes? For reaching the grand old age of 69 years, two months and 17 days? :


:rotfl: Vanwall, I think you would have had to have been READing the motorcycle thread in the last few days to understand. Some joker pretending to be Phil. :lol:

#7 Paul Rochdale

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Posted 18 March 2008 - 16:28

Well the solution is easy. Someone ask a question that only a tiny number of people would know the answer to.

Giacomo Agostini

#8 Russell Burrows

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Posted 18 March 2008 - 17:27

OK Lutonboy, what's the meaning of life ?

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Posted 18 March 2008 - 17:36

42. Too easy!

EDIT: sorry, I was wrong, that was the answer to the question of questions, wasn't it? :blush:

Where's the fish, anyone?

#10 Russell Burrows

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Posted 18 March 2008 - 18:02

No, we don't know what the question of questions, or ultimate question, is.

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Posted 18 March 2008 - 18:54

Is this some kind of a mensa test or what? :lol: Groundhog day :confused:

#12 fines

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Posted 18 March 2008 - 19:44

Originally posted by Russell Burrows
No, we don't know what the question of questions, or ultimate question, is.

Hang on, I thought that was "What do I get when I multiply 6 by 9?"?

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Posted 19 March 2008 - 10:54

Originally posted by fines
42. Too easy!

EDIT: sorry, I was wrong, that was the answer to the question of questions, wasn't it? :blush:

Where's the fish, anyone?


Sorry, the mice found an error in the computer and the answer is 43 :up:

#14 Lutonboy

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Posted 19 March 2008 - 17:02

Fascinating stuff, but we are a bit light on Readie stories guys.

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Posted 19 March 2008 - 17:26

Originally posted by Lutonboy
I thought tributes and the like could be seperately posted here ?

Originally posted by Lutonboy
Fascinating stuff, but we are a bit light on Readie stories guys.

Ah! So this thread is meant to be stories and anecdotes rather than tributes.

#16 ESSEXBOY

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Posted 20 March 2008 - 20:16

even though he is getting on now
he certainly seems to have kept his "focus"
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Posted 20 March 2008 - 20:24

I bought one of these last year, turned out to be seized solid.
Maybe Lutonboy could sort me a sweetner
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Posted 01 June 2009 - 21:22

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Love him or not. He was a great rider, and still is. Just his bad luck to be racing when a certain SMBH was around.
But he was a true professional racer, made a decent living from it (I hope). Always looked after No1 and why not, he was in a very dangerous sport during the 50s 60s 70s 80s, only now is it relatively safe, and he not only survived, rode many different bikes, and "won a few races, set a few fastest laps" along the way. God bless him, long may he ride.

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Posted 01 June 2009 - 21:43

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Love him or not. He was a great rider, and still is. Just his bad luck to be racing when a certain SMBH was around.
But he was a true professional racer, made a decent living from it (I hope). Always looked after No1 and why not, he was in a very dangerous sport during the 50s 60s 70s 80s, only now is it relatively safe, and he not only survived, rode many different bikes, and "won a few races, set a few fastest laps" along the way. God bless him, long may he ride.


I could not have put that better myself :up: Phil was the main motivator me

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Posted 02 June 2009 - 08:14

A great rider indeed,
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Posted 02 June 2009 - 08:37

A great rider indeed

I may have mentioned before but at the grand old age of 20 going on 21 I lived with Phil and his wife in Oxshot..life changing!!!

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Posted 02 June 2009 - 10:05

I may have mentioned before but at the grand old age of 20 going on 21 I lived with Phil and his wife in Oxshot..life changing!!!


5 miles away from where i live :eek:

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Posted 03 June 2009 - 12:26

5 miles away from where i live :eek:

Should have called me Renz :rotfl:

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Posted 03 June 2009 - 20:34

I may have mentioned before but at the grand old age of 20 going on 21 I lived with Phil and his wife in Oxshot..life changing!!!

Snetterton Race of Aces meeting 1971.
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Posted 03 June 2009 - 20:37

Anyone remember this day?
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#26 fil2.8

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Posted 03 June 2009 - 21:35

Anyone remember this day?


I certainly do Fu --get the rhyme ?-- no ok , well , the great man told me himself it was the most money he had earned in the shortest time . But also a very sad day , R of the S 1975 IIRC his only known ride on the Suzy -- I do know the wage paid --anybody want a guess ?? :cool:

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Posted 03 June 2009 - 21:40

I certainly do Fu --get the rhyme ?-- no ok , well , the great man told me himself it was the most money he had earned in the shortest time . But also a very sad day , R of the S 1975 IIRC his only known ride on the Suzy -- I do know the wage paid --anybody want a guess ?? :cool:



Correct, no idea, £2000?

#28 fil2.8

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Posted 03 June 2009 - 21:43

Correct, no idea, £2000?


The computer says noooooooooooo :rolleyes:


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Posted 03 June 2009 - 22:14

5,000 quid and a promise not to wear a Donny Osmond hat again! His battle with Ago during 1973 really got me into racing, couldn't wait for MCN on a wednesday morning. When they used to do all of the clubbie results too.

Am I right or is it way too much?

David



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Posted 03 June 2009 - 22:23

5,000 quid and a promise not to wear a Donny Osmond hat again! His battle with Ago during 1973 really got me into racing, couldn't wait for MCN on a wednesday morning. When they used to do all of the clubbie results too.

Am I right or is it way too much?

David


Yes David , it is a bit to much , don't forget it was 34 years ago....................................................... :cry: :(


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Posted 03 June 2009 - 22:44

Yes David , it is a bit to much , don't forget it was 34 years ago....................................................... :cry: :(


I must be confused with Bazza for riding at Mallory for the Race of the Year?

Did Suzuki give him a 500 for 76 if he decided to ride? And did he buy you a pint afterward? :)


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Posted 05 June 2009 - 08:39

I must be confused with Bazza for riding at Mallory for the Race of the Year?

Did Suzuki give him a 500 for 76 if he decided to ride? And did he buy you a pint afterward? :)


David


Well he did ride an RG500 in 1976, he set up the Life sponsored team, but he only did a few races I seem to recall? as he said the bike was not competitive? but I also seem to remember him & Sheene having a good scrap at Mugello early in the year, so the bike wasn't that slow!?
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Posted 05 June 2009 - 09:15

Well he did ride an RG500 in 1976, he set up the Life sponsored team, but he only did a few races I seem to recall? as he said the bike was not competitive? but I also seem to remember him & Sheene having a good scrap at Mugello early in the year, so the bike wasn't that slow!?
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He actually had a big dollar deal with LIFE and had a top team including Jeff Howie on spanners. I was there the whole year finishing with a 5 week stint at Phils house after a big get off at Imatra. Truth was that Phil was gutted that the young whipper snapper Barry Sheene had stolen his glory. It happens in all sorts of sports. Then, the production Suzuki was no match for the Factory XR14 and try as you might, Barry had the gear. It cut Phil, as rightly, he had status. Anyway the rest of the story is book length but Phil was kind to me.

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Posted 05 June 2009 - 09:44

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Stu, great pic of you with Phil and his missus while you were stayng with them.

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Posted 05 June 2009 - 09:53

Stu, great pic of you with Phil and his missus while you were stayng with them.

Is that me in the hotpants? The kid is to skinny to be me. I think its Phil's youngest?

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Posted 05 June 2009 - 10:11

Interesting to read this and see the pics; my late father was a bike racing journo and I remember getting up for school one Monday morning as a young kid - we lived in Cheshire at the time - to find Phil Read, AN Other and my dad playing with my train set whil having breakfast. To me, then, it meant little.

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Posted 05 June 2009 - 14:45

1975 Race of the Year.
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Posted 05 June 2009 - 21:59

2008 Coupes Moto Légende , Dijon

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Posted 05 June 2009 - 22:48

Is that me in the hotpants? The kid is to skinny to be me. I think its Phil's youngest?


I beleive thats Graham, the oldest one Stu, Roki and Phil Jr are a few years younger than him.


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Posted 08 June 2009 - 07:56

1976 on the Nico Bakker? 750 Yamaha @ Silverstone.
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Posted 12 August 2009 - 20:30

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Hello john
The picture of the 350 is very close to what im after but about 6 months to early i think but there,s some good info to be learned from it still as my uncle is rebuilding a phil read bike (we think) from an eric cheney 350 frame (No.4) from the 1971 season were he won as a privater on the 250.
shame it,s not the 250 winning frame tho :)
so if you come across any more pictures from 1971 with phil read let me know and i,d be more than happy to buy them from you.

Many thanks

Sam.

Can anyone help this chap with pictures or info about the bike?

Thanks,

John

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Posted 12 August 2009 - 23:47

Can anyone help this chap with pictures or info about the bike?

Thanks,

John


Have a look here ........ Click .......... and here ........ Click ..... and more ..... Click.

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Posted 13 August 2009 - 06:18

Have a look here ........ Click .......... and here ........ Click ..... and more ..... Click.



Thank you, brilliant information. I have passed it on.

I hope they join the forum, if not they are missing out on some great chat, humor and info.

Thanks again.

John

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Posted 14 August 2009 - 12:31

Hello all

Thanks to classicpics and hemeyla for all the info so far, i had come across those first 2 web sites b4 but the 3rd link was new so many thanks hemeyla for that :)

What we really want to know is does anybody know what frame number went to which rider out of the 6 that was made ?
We have the frame confirmed as being a tr2 number 4 by simon cheney but he has no records of which frame went to which riders :(
When we got the frame it had a home made tank in kawasaki colours and the engine mounts had been altered to take a A1R or A7R kawasaki 2 stroke twin ?.

Apparently number 6 frame is in ireland and its a tr2 frame, does anybody know who the owner is or a way to contact them ? or does anybody know how to contact Ferry Brouwer/Phil Read ? :)

Thanks

Glen.

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Posted 14 August 2009 - 12:41

Hi , and welcome Glen :up:
You might contact Ferry through ' Yamaha Classic Racing Team '
Not sure where Phil lives now , he was down this way a while ago , best of luck with your quest :wave:

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Posted 14 August 2009 - 22:30

Hello all

Thanks to classicpics and hemeyla for all the info so far, i had come across those first 2 web sites b4 but the 3rd link was new so many thanks hemeyla for that :)

What we really want to know is does anybody know what frame number went to which rider out of the 6 that was made ?
We have the frame confirmed as being a tr2 number 4 by simon cheney but he has no records of which frame went to which riders :(
When we got the frame it had a home made tank in kawasaki colours and the engine mounts had been altered to take a A1R or A7R kawasaki 2 stroke twin ?.

Apparently number 6 frame is in ireland and its a tr2 frame, does anybody know who the owner is or a way to contact them ? or does anybody know how to contact Ferry Brouwer/Phil Read ? :)

Thanks

Glen.


Hi Glen, I own the Cheney Yamaha TR106, I currently have it for sale on Ebay due to a change of plans and focusing more on bikes raced in Ireland. Here is a link to the auction http://cgi.ebay.co.u...em=160355807283

Also I tried to set up a register of Cheney frame numbers, you will find some info on the NATS site here http://www.getphpbb....mforum=2stroker

Hope this is of some help. Ivor



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Posted 14 August 2009 - 22:56

Hi Glen, I own the Cheney Yamaha TR106, I currently have it for sale on Ebay due to a change of plans and focusing more on bikes raced in Ireland. Here is a link to the auction http://cgi.ebay.co.u...em=160355807283

Also I tried to set up a register of Cheney frame numbers, you will find some info on the NATS site here http://www.getphpbb....mforum=2stroker

Hope this is of some help. Ivor


I will try again as the first links don't work.

http://cgi.ebay.co.u...=STRK:MESELX:IT

http://www.getphpbb....mforum=2stroker

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Posted 15 August 2009 - 10:26

Hi TZYAM

Thanks for the links/info i,ll pass them on to my uncle (glen).
I just had a look through the posts in the cheney frame number link and the pics of the TR2 114 frame is my uncle,s bike that he building atmo, i,ll get him to add to the thread later if he can figure out how to use his computer :rotfl:

Many thanks

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Posted 06 November 2009 - 21:32

Not sure of the year...

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Posted 06 November 2009 - 21:39

Hi C P :wave: fairly certain it's his championship year of '71 or , at the outside '70 :up: