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#51 picblanc

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Posted 07 November 2009 - 09:17

Yep I reckon 1971. Another belter of a picture CP!! :wave:

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#52 Continental Circus

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Posted 07 November 2009 - 11:29

Yep I reckon 1971. Another belter of a picture CP!! :wave:

Every one has to start some where.
Phil in 1960 Junior TT at the Gooseneck coming home 7th, the bike has his own designed fairing.
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#53 Russell Burrows

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Posted 07 November 2009 - 14:01

Every one has to start some where.
Phil in 1960 Junior TT at the Gooseneck coming home 7th, the bike has his own designed fairing.
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Roy :yawnface:


This one's '62 Roy; bit of a dud race for him having won the year before and the Manx in 1960.

Edited by Russell Burrows, 07 November 2009 - 14:02.


#54 bony36

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Posted 10 November 2009 - 12:16

IS that a Yamsel that the magnifico Phil is riding?
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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



#55 ex Rhodie racer 2

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Posted 10 November 2009 - 12:33

What an absolutely superb pic of the old master. :up: :clap:

#56 Ray Oldam

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Posted 10 November 2009 - 20:02

Rhodie

I'll second that - it's a classic! Devil's Elbow at Mallory if I'm not mistaken. It does look like a Yamsel to me - forks, front mudguard and swinging arm are definitely not standard Yamaha. Some good old 1970's duct tape on there too!!

Great photo. :clap:

Ray

Edited by Ray Oldam, 10 November 2009 - 20:03.


#57 Ray Oldam

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Posted 10 November 2009 - 20:14

Hi Glen,

If you are still stuck with the frame numbers, one of the guys in our microlight syndicate runs the company 'Tramper', who make cross country buggies for disabled people. I am sure Chris said one of Eric Cheney's old employees now builds the frames for them. You never know, he may be able to help. Let me know if you need me to track him down.

Small world isn't it??

All the best.

Ray :wave:



#58 PilotesdeLegende

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Posted 11 November 2009 - 18:04


does anybody know how to contact Ferry Brouwer/Phil Read ? :)

Thanks

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have a look to your mail box on the forum.


#59 fil2.8

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Posted 11 November 2009 - 19:53

does anybody know how to contact Ferry Brouwer/Phil Read ? :)

Thanks

Glen.


Hello,
have a look to your mail box on the forum.


Yep , sure do :up: Try www.philread.org
or www.nirvana-motorcycles.com -----Jim Shea is the man there :wave:

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#60 fil2.8

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Posted 16 December 2009 - 18:39

Wow , great news gang :up: Announced at the Milan Motorcycle Show , in November , The Agostini- Read Classic Promo Team .
Agostini has provided a pair of 500 gp 3's , built by the MV factory's R&D arm , HRT racing . :love:
For more information , and race dates , go to www.philread.org .
Should be good :clap:

#61 SADBATCCM

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Posted 04 March 2010 - 22:31

was asked to post this for a laugh true as it is :lol: :lol:

Very early in 82 I got a job with Steve Tonkin basically by mistake lol
The only racer I knew was Barry who id seen on the telly... By the time of the Trans at brands I thought I’d met most of the whose who of the racing world.
Our caravan was the business centre while we were away for Ruth, while having tea this bloke comes in and starts chatting to Ruth.. Along the lines of, I need you to give me a bike and crew for the tt...will this chat got rather heated and after an hour she told him strait there was no bike for him and she didn’t care what he had done in the past good bye !!!
When he had gone I asked Ruth who was that old bloke?? She looked at me and pissed herself laughing Phil Read you dick... :blush: :blush: :rotfl: :rotfl:

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Posted 05 March 2010 - 04:20

was asked to post this for a laugh true as it is :lol: :lol:

Very early in 82 I got a job with Steve Tonkin basically by mistake lol
The only racer I knew was Barry who id seen on the telly... By the time of the Trans at brands I thought I’d met most of the whose who of the racing world.
Our caravan was the business centre while we were away for Ruth, while having tea this bloke comes in and starts chatting to Ruth.. Along the lines of, I need you to give me a bike and crew for the tt...will this chat got rather heated and after an hour she told him strait there was no bike for him and she didn’t care what he had done in the past good bye !!!
When he had gone I asked Ruth who was that old bloke?? She looked at me and pissed herself laughing Phil Read you dick... :blush: :blush: :rotfl: :rotfl:




That's hilarious Sadbat! :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: She was no pushover then and a Bil Ivy fan I take it! :rolleyes:





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Posted 05 March 2010 - 08:21

That's hilarious Sadbat! :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: She was no pushover then and a Bil Ivy fan I take it! :rolleyes:





David

From what I can remember she came across as a very nice person even as a team owner, mind you Mr. Sayle may have a different view!! :smoking: :confused:
What I do know is that her hubby had the biggest train set you can imagine lol we did a press launch on the train ... sure I have seen a pic with all the guys in front of it with Ruth.
Back to Mr. Read I’m not 100% sure was there not sourer grapes over comments made in the press or a book about Barry??
Must admit Phil came across as a person who lived on passed glories ... and yes he had every right to!! :blush: :kiss:

Edited by SADBATCCM, 05 March 2010 - 10:17.


#64 Rob

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Posted 15 October 2011 - 18:10

I've revived this thread in order to ask a question following a story that my Dad told me.

My Dad lived in Harlow when he was growing up. He told me that a house near him was occupied for a very brief period by someone who parked a van outside which had "Phil Read Motorcycles" or something similar painted on the side. Unfortunately he never got to find out who it was. Is there a chance that it was the great man himself? Or might it have been someone connected with the race team?

#65 picblanc

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Posted 15 October 2011 - 18:29

I've revived this thread in order to ask a question following a story that my Dad told me.

My Dad lived in Harlow when he was growing up. He told me that a house near him was occupied for a very brief period by someone who parked a van outside which had "Phil Read Motorcycles" or something similar painted on the side. Unfortunately he never got to find out who it was. Is there a chance that it was the great man himself? Or might it have been someone connected with the race team?


Where did your Dad live in Harlow? I dont remember seeing it but the Harris brothers are from Harlow so connected to them maybe?

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Posted 17 October 2011 - 08:15

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

Phil Read was-still is- a great rider. Pity the competitive edge extends where it should'nt. Frank Melling had to ask him to leave a Thundersprint- I believe for charging for autographs when under the guest attendance terms this was not allowed. I do love Phil's Quote when he was seen trying the then new mobile phone from Oxford Products at an NEC bike show. The question asked was "why do you need one of those Phil?" He replied " It should be useful for talking to potential ex wives!"

#67 fil2.8

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Posted 17 October 2011 - 08:44

I do love Phil's Quote when he was seen trying the then new mobile phone from Oxford Products at an NEC bike show. The question asked was "why do you need one of those Phil?" He replied " It should be useful for talking to potential ex wives!"



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Posted 17 October 2011 - 11:23

Where did your Dad live in Harlow? I dont remember seeing it but the Harris brothers are from Harlow so connected to them maybe?


I think he lived in Little Pynchons.

#69 Russell Burrows

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Posted 17 October 2011 - 16:57

I thought you blokes were joking when explaining that Phil asks for money for autographs and/or photos with him. Jeez, he can't be that hard up, can he?

#70 picblanc

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Posted 17 October 2011 - 17:32

I think he lived in Little Pynchons.


Vernon Glashier lived around there might be to do with him?

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Posted 17 October 2011 - 17:42

I thought you blokes were joking when explaining that Phil asks for money for autographs and/or photos with him. Jeez, he can't be that hard up, can he?



Have to say , Russ , iv'e never seen him refuse , or charge , for a piccie or autograph , indeed , I have a few going back to the 60's , and the most recent on one of his caps , with no extra charge :p !!


#72 Paul Collins

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Posted 17 October 2011 - 18:30

Have to say , Russ , iv'e never seen him refuse , or charge , for a piccie or autograph , indeed , I have a few going back to the 60's , and the most recent on one of his caps , with no extra charge :p !!



I have!! here's a copied post I made on a similar thread a few months ago..............

It would have been about 1973, as a young lad of probably about 13 years old, I was at Cadwell eagerly hunting autographs in the paddock, as I walked up from the old cafe to the top paddock I spotted him strolling along on his own, there he was, one of my hero's walking down the hill towards me!!

I whipped out my autograph book and as he approached I politely held out my book and pen and asked if I could have his autograph, he stopped, stared at me for a second, then said, 'no, go and wait at my van with everyone else' he then stepped around me and walked off, its not as if he was about to go out on track, or was in any hurry to go anywhere, it was just downright rudeness.

I went home that day and took his poster off my bedroom wall, unfortunately people remember things like that for the rest of their lives,

#73 Herr Wankel

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Posted 23 November 2011 - 09:53

Now then chaps,who's this up the inside of 'ol Luton Boy

Atb HW

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Posted 23 November 2011 - 10:46

Now then chaps,who's this up the inside of 'ol Luton Boy

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That is South African Peter Aitken, taken in 1970 when Luton Boy and others visited ZA for the South African TT held at the Roy Hesketh circuit in Pietermaritzburg.

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#75 Herr Wankel

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Posted 23 November 2011 - 15:16

That is South African Peter Aitken, taken in 1970 when Luton Boy and others visited ZA for the South African TT held at the Roy Hesketh circuit in Pietermaritzburg.


Barry you are an absolute star sir.Thank you very much.I will pass the message on to Peter (Crellin)

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Posted 23 November 2011 - 15:34

HW - any idea who took this pic, or where it came from?

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#77 Herr Wankel

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Posted 23 November 2011 - 16:39

HW - any idea who took this pic, or where it came from?


Hi Barry.I've no idea but I will ask.I made the initial request for a friend on facebook,Peter Crellin.I will report back if I have any news,

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#78 picblanc

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Posted 23 February 2012 - 22:18

Dont think this one has been on before? Phil @ Brands 1978. I must get round to replacing some of those earlier deleted photo files too!.
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Posted 23 February 2012 - 22:20

Phil leads Roger Nicholls & John Williams @ Mallory Park 1975 Race of Year meeting.
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#80 picblanc

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Posted 23 February 2012 - 22:29

Phil on a Kawasaki @ Brands Hatch 1977 Trans Trophy, in the bottom shot Phil dragged that exhaust round for a few laps till it eventually came off & went under his rear wheel bringing him off @ this same spot on the last lap of race one!
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#81 picblanc

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Posted 23 February 2012 - 23:10

Phil & Mick Grant morning practice Saturday of Powerbike International @ Brands Hatch 1975.
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Posted 20 March 2012 - 21:13

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#83 picblanc

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Posted 22 March 2012 - 17:51

Phil 1976.
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#84 picblanc

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Posted 22 March 2012 - 22:16

Phil Read Brands Hatch 1976.
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Posted 23 March 2012 - 07:23

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Schotten 2011

#86 Henry Snee

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Posted 23 March 2012 - 12:39

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Zwartkops, South Africa 2012

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Posted 23 March 2012 - 16:58

Very nice Peter?, is that one of Steve Wheatmans? If I was being a bit picky (which I'am not! ;) ) the three coloured stripes are to thin.
Bet it sounded fantastic with un silenced stingers though!!? A lovely crackle!!!

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Posted 23 March 2012 - 17:21

Very nice Peter?, is that one of Steve Wheatmans? If I was being a bit picky (which I'am not! ;) ) the three coloured stripes are to thin.
Bet it sounded fantastic with un silenced stingers though!!? A lovely crackle!!!

and too far apart :D

#89 picblanc

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Posted 23 March 2012 - 19:39

Not that were picky but yes that to Mike, :D if this is one of Steve's, I don't actually think it is ex Read, its just wearing looky likey clothes? I seem to recall in correspondence we had, that that was the case? What ever still a lovely bike & job. :up: :love:

#90 Rennmax

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Posted 24 March 2012 - 15:35

TT 82

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#91 picblanc

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Posted 24 March 2012 - 15:42

Dont remember him on that one at all Rupert, excellent find & shot. :up:

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Posted 24 March 2012 - 15:55

Dont remember him on that one at all Rupert, excellent find & shot. :up:


Possibly his 'swansong' Graham, after all '82 was his 25th season :clap:

He did return in '98 at the MGP, don't know how serious this effort was

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Posted 25 March 2012 - 03:52

He wasn't too happy about that, the G50 was owned by Peter Lockwood and wasn't the missile Phil had hoped it would be.....to quote Murray Walker, "to put it mildly"...

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Posted 29 March 2012 - 20:19


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