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#51 Leif A Nielsen

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Posted 31 August 2008 - 03:02

Originally posted by Leif A Nielsen


Hi Fu ,

Scanned a few more pictures (sorry for the quality), there is 2 of the guys on the podium I can’t remember the name of… either it’s my age or alcohol consumption :blush:
I am sure some of you will recognize them; also the sponsor name on the board should give the country away (at least for the beer drinkers in this forum). :rotfl:

Back to the Merlot. :p

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#52 Leif A Nielsen

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Posted 31 August 2008 - 03:12

Originally posted by picblanc


Hi Leif, yes its August Auinger on #38, Silverstone 1984.
You got anymore pictures in that box!!?;)

Page 2 already!! :clap:


Dont know what happened with the pictures.. :blush:



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Posted 31 August 2008 - 06:58

Originally posted by TZ350
Allo fu, chris b et alll celebrating my half century today :eek: :rolleyes: :blush: :lol: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: glad to see you all hear !
asked Twin window very nicely if , due to the amount of posts, we have had , if we could possibly have our own sub forum with different sections ( including probably one for special projects eg Paul MB and those fantastic pics of the Cagiva etc), missing / lost friends but still have a main thread . this way I beleive the thread would never get too big but we can still have loads of fun and talk as much bull sh*t as usual
Fu you go away and look what happens !


:wave: :clap: :clap: Congratulations Julian, you're catching me up mate !!!!! :rotfl:

ATB.

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#54 PaulMB

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Posted 31 August 2008 - 08:15

Originally posted by Leif A Nielsen


Hi Fu ,

Scanned a few more pictures (sorry for the quality), there is 2 of the guys on the podium I can’t remember the name of… either it’s my age or alcohol consumption :blush:
I am sure some of you will recognize them; also the sponsor name on the board should give the country away (at least for the beer drinkers in this forum). :rotfl:

Back to the Merlot. :p

Leif

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Is it Tony Head on the right?

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#55 renzo

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Posted 31 August 2008 - 10:21

looks like mick patrick in the middle?

#56 HEMEYLA

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Posted 31 August 2008 - 11:03

Originally posted by Leif A Nielsen


Dont know what happened with the pictures.. :blush:



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It works Leif, how did it work for you in Heerlen 1979 ?

350 ccm winner Jon Ekerold, 2nd (left) Eero Hyvarinen, 3rd (right) Klaas Hernamdt.

#57 knickerbrook

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Posted 31 August 2008 - 13:26

Looks like Graham McGregor on the right?

#58 picblanc

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Posted 31 August 2008 - 13:29

Originally posted by knickerbrook
Looks like Graham McGregor on the right?


I thought that!! :

#59 Leif A Nielsen

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Posted 31 August 2008 - 14:18

Originally posted by HEMEYLA


It works Leif, how did it work for you in Heerlen 1979 ?

350 ccm winner Jon Ekerold, 2nd (left) Eero Hyvarinen, 3rd (right) Klaas Hernamdt.


Hi

Heerlen in Holland 1979, Hyvarinen, Ekerold and Hernemdt all spot on.

Can’t remember where I ended up in the race I did 250 and 350 there, 1979 was the only year I raced there.

-Leif

PS! Were you there ?

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#60 Leif A Nielsen

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Posted 31 August 2008 - 14:28

Originally posted by PaulMB


Is it Tony Head on the right?

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Hi Paul,


Yes its Tony Head to the right :clap: , the guy to the left is a fellow Scandinavian, I am sure that he was on a few times in the old forum.

I can’t remember the name of the guy that won the race maybe “HEMEYLA” can help out on that one?

-Leif

The race was in a city (or outside actually) named Heerlen in Holland 1979.

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Posted 31 August 2008 - 14:51

Hi Leif, no i wasn't there, no 50cc class.

Your fellow Scandinavian is Peter Sköld finished 2nd in the 500cc class.

The 500cc winner is a Dutchman named H.T. :)

You are not in the results from the 250 class but finished 15th in the 350.

Call me Ton please, 50cc rider 1969 - 1979 on the famous Dutch Hemeyla.

Have a look at www.hemeyla.nl

Want to have a look at circuit Heerlen ? Rob Semmeling's website

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Posted 31 August 2008 - 16:01

Originally posted by Leif A Nielsen


Hi

Heerlen in Holland 1979, Hyvarinen, Ekerold and Hernemdt all spot on.

Can’t remember where I ended up in the race I did 250 and 350 there, 1979 was the only year I raced there.

-Leif

PS! Were you there ?


This Klaas Hernamdt
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Looked a lot like Graeme McGregor though especially the leathers!! :wave:

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Posted 31 August 2008 - 16:25

And this Heerlen 500cc winner H.T. #30 ;)

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#64 Leif A Nielsen

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Posted 31 August 2008 - 16:43

Originally posted by HEMEYLA
Hi Leif, no i wasn't there, no 50cc class.

Your fellow Scandinavian is Peter Sköld finished 2nd in the 500cc class.

The 500cc winner is a Dutchman named H.T. :)

You are not in the results from the 250 class but finished 15th in the 350.

Call me Ton please, 50cc rider 1969 - 1979 on the famous Dutch Hemeyla.

Have a look at www.hemeyla.nl

Want to have a look at circuit Heerlen ? Rob Semmeling's website


Hi Ton,

Thanks for the 2 links both very interesting, took me while go through the pages on the 50cc HEMEYLA, I really liked the pictures of the engine/gearbox, pieces of art. :)
I cant thin k of the name of the guy who won the 500 race in Heerlen :confused:

-Leif

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Posted 31 August 2008 - 17:02

Here he is on circuit Zandvoort, Henk Twikler. Thanks to Jumping Jack website

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Posted 31 August 2008 - 17:29

Originally posted by HEMEYLA
Here he is on circuit Zandvoort, Henk Twikler. Thanks to Jumping Jack website

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He's a new one on me!! :up:

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Posted 31 August 2008 - 17:30

Originally posted by picblanc
Looked a lot like Graeme McGregor though especially the leathers!! :wave:

Naah! Graeme Mcgregor was darker hair & swarthier :lol:

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Posted 31 August 2008 - 17:41

Originally posted by picblanc
WWW? not easy?
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No guesses for #47 then!! :| its Graham Young from Ireland. :wave:

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Posted 31 August 2008 - 17:45

An easy WWW?
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Posted 31 August 2008 - 17:52

Originally posted by picblanc
An easy WWW?
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Hi,

Martin Wimmer from Germany on a 250 Yamaha 1982??

- Leif :wave:

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Posted 31 August 2008 - 17:55

Originally posted by Leif A Nielsen


Hi,

Martin Wimmer from Germany on a 250 Yamaha 1982??

- Leif :wave:


1983 ;) :clap: :clap:

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Posted 31 August 2008 - 17:58

This feller appeared just as I had a few days away, but who is he and when?
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Posted 31 August 2008 - 19:02

Hi Graham . Would it be 'Tink' 1983 ? Brands

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Posted 31 August 2008 - 19:08

Originally posted by andyb1963
Hi Graham . Would it be 'Tink' 1983 ? Brands


Hi Andy, it would, (Paul Tinker for our Continental friends!;) ) though its 1984. :clap: :clap:

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Posted 31 August 2008 - 19:18

Have we had this one? if not WWW? Sounding a bit like Phil now!!:
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Posted 31 August 2008 - 19:20

Come on you lot we will soon be on 15000 posts and on to Motorcycle racing Nostalgia 1969-1990 3!! :D

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Posted 31 August 2008 - 19:46

Originally posted by picblanc
Come on you lot we will soon be on 15000 posts and on to Motorcycle racing Nostalgia 1969-1990 3!! :D

Yes, it's a Dutchman on an ex Heron Suzuki...we only had a war of words without you :wave:

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Posted 31 August 2008 - 20:05

Originally posted by mfd

Yes, it's a Dutchman on an ex Heron Suzuki...we only had a war of words without you :wave:


So it is!! you know Mike I had not noticed it was an ex Heron bike till now : :D


Yes so I believe...my backs turned for 5 minutes and you all (well not all!!) start acting like kiddy winkles!! :p :drunk: :wave:

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Posted 31 August 2008 - 21:12

Originally posted by picblanc
Have we had this one? if not WWW? Sounding a bit like Phil now!!:
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Hmmm it's Klaas de Graaf, could be 1978/79, but where i dono. :smoking:

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Posted 31 August 2008 - 22:23

Originally posted by HEMEYLA


Hmmm it's Klaas de Graaf, could be 1978/79, but where i dono. :smoking:


Brands Hatch? Graham Hill bend?

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Posted 31 August 2008 - 22:29

Originally posted by ESSEXBOY
Ron Williams? correct

PaulMB :clap:


love that picture,


Ron (MAXTON) Williams always was a little bit shy :love:



Ah thats better, go up north for a few days and I thought you'd all run away!!!

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Posted 31 August 2008 - 22:30

I opened my curtains - oh no done that. Here it is finished, :clap: polished :cool: and ready for collection. :up: Not sure what the next one will be. :confused: Will let you know next time I open the curtains. :rotfl:

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Posted 01 September 2008 - 01:04

Originally posted by PaulMB
I opened my curtains - oh no done that. Here it is finished, :clap: polished :cool: and ready for collection. :up: Not sure what the next one will be. :confused: Will let you know next time I open the curtains. :rotfl:

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All I saw when I opened my curtains this morning was a Harley diesel puttering along with a guy in shorts and a bandana… :

But I will think positive, maybe tomorrow there is Cagiva outside with my name on.. :rotfl: :rotfl:

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Posted 01 September 2008 - 07:31

Originally posted by HEMEYLA


Hmmm it's Klaas de Graaf, could be 1978/79, but where i dono. :smoking:


:clap: :clap: Well done Ton, it is Klaas De Graaf in 1977 at Brands Hatch. :wave: :wave:

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Posted 01 September 2008 - 07:33

Originally posted by PaulMB


Brands Hatch? Graham Hill bend?


Yes Paul, just a bit further along the bottom (Cooper?) straight.

And the Cagiva just looks fantastic!! :love: :love:

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Posted 01 September 2008 - 07:53

A couple of quick guess who's, one old one for the UK & ex UK residents,;) and one for our friends on the Continents. So WWW? x2
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#58 appears to be a lot later on the brakes than #55!!
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Of course if you know them all fire away!! :wave:

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Posted 01 September 2008 - 08:14

Originally posted by picblanc
you know Mike I had not noticed it was an ex Heron bike till now : :D



Mmmhhh....Graham, Mike, are yousure about the "ex-Heron" bit ? For the 1975 season, the Heron 750 triples were indeed painted in a sort of similar scheme, but the 500 RG's ( which only came out the year after.... ) were never painted that way IIRC .... and this is of course a 500 in the picture. In 76, the Heron bikes ( 500 and old 750 triples ) were painted in the well known "orange and white" scheme that Sheene wore for his two world titles...

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Posted 01 September 2008 - 08:24

Originally posted by philippe7



Mmmhhh....Graham, Mike, are yousure about the "ex-Heron" bit ? For the 1975 season, the Heron 750 triples were indeed painted in a sort of similar scheme, but the 500 RG's ( which only came out the year after.... ) were never painted that way IIRC .... and this is of course a 500 in the picture. In 76, the Heron bikes ( 500 and old 750 triples ) were painted in the well known "orange and white" scheme that Sheene wore for his two world titles...


:blush: :blush: Yes your right Philippe in 1976 the colours had changed to the Red,yellow,white and black as in this one that was on the original thread recently from Silverstone 1976.
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Posted 01 September 2008 - 08:31

And in 1975 the bikes other than Sheenes blue factory 500 were TR500 twins.
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In 1976 both John Newbold and John Williams had the RG500 in the new colours as in the Sheene picture in my last post. Right sorted that out...next!!! :p :wave:

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Posted 01 September 2008 - 08:32

Originally posted by picblanc


:blush: :blush: Yes your right Philippe in 1976 the colours had changed to the Red,yellow,white and black as in this one that was on the original thread recently from Silverstone 1976.
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Didnt the original factory 500 square four appear in '74, and was ridden by Sheene that year and in 75 in the facory colours of blue and white ?

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Posted 01 September 2008 - 08:38

Originally posted by Russell Burrows


Didnt the original factory 500 square four appear in '74, and was ridden by Sheene that year and in 75 in the facory colours of blue and white ?


:wave: Morning Russell, yes in 1974 the "original" RG500 was in the Suzuki colours as here at Brands in October 1974 and they stayed the same for the Works bikes in 1975.
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Posted 01 September 2008 - 09:06

Originally posted by stuavant
Ah thats better, go up north for a few days and I thought you'd all run away!!!

Welcome back :up: At least you found us...

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Posted 01 September 2008 - 10:21

Originally posted by picblanc


This Klaas Hernamdt
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Looked a lot like Graeme McGregor though especially the leathers!! :wave:


:) That pic is an oppurtunity to ask a question - I have a photo of a rider from the same team from EC 250 round in Hockenheim of 1983. Do you know who he is ? I do not know as the programme only runs up to #61 :wave:


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Posted 01 September 2008 - 10:40

[QUOTE]Originally posted by picblanc
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:wave: Morning Russell, yes in 1974 the "original" RG500 was in the Suzuki colours as here at Brands in October 1974 and they stayed the same for the Works bikes in 1975.


Yum, love those early RGs. Hey Stu, Jon Allnatt once told me that with the success of his forays into Southeast Asia, and his success in the AMA series on the triples, that Geoff Perry was the rider chosen for the Suzuki factory's entry into Grands Prix with the four-cylinder RG500. With his subsequent, tragic death in the air crash in 1973, that role then fell to Sheene and Findlay. Ever heard that one ?

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Posted 01 September 2008 - 11:01

[QUOTE]Originally posted by GD66
[QUOTE]Originally posted by picblanc
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:wave: Morning Russell, yes in 1974 the "original" RG500 was in the Suzuki colours as here at Brands in October 1974 and they stayed the same for the Works bikes in 1975.


Yum, love those early RGs. Hey Stu, Jon Allnatt once told me that with the success of his forays into Southeast Asia, and his success in the AMA series on the triples, that Geoff Perry was the rider chosen for the Suzuki factory's entry into Grands Prix with the four-cylinder RG500. With his subsequent, tragic dotheath in the air crash in 1973, that role then fell to Sheene and Findlay. Ever heard that one ?
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Nice to see Jons name on here! For sure the Geoff Perry story is true. I have no doubt as it was relayed to me by both the Colemans and suzuki personal at the time. Thats why the bike was small and Barry needed to work right away to make it fit his taller frame. When Geoff was killed he was the dogs bollocks both in the USA and Asia where at that time the Japanese factories were heavily involved, staking claims in an emerging market. He was a natural to go to Europe. We all aspired to be like Geoff and his death was so bloody unfortunate. FYI both Geoff and Jon worked at Air NZ and when they had a strike or whatever Jon told me it was just bad luck for Geoff and visa versa for Jon that he wasnt on that Pan Am 707!!!

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Posted 01 September 2008 - 11:07

Thanks for that mate, I agree with all of that. Sadly missed, both of them. Saw a pic of Jon recently, hanging on to the seat of your early RG #85 on a dummy grid somewhere, that's what tickled the memory.

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Posted 01 September 2008 - 14:15

Originally posted by picblanc
A couple of quick guess who's, one old one for the UK & ex UK residents,;) and one for our friends on the Continents. So WWW? x2
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#58 appears to be a lot later on the brakes than #55!!
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Of course if you know them all fire away!! :wave:


Hi,
Number 55 is Eilert Lundsted from Sweden, at least that one out of 3 :lol:

Leif :wave:

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Posted 01 September 2008 - 14:26

Originally posted by picblanc
A couple of quick guess who's, one old one for the UK & ex UK residents,;) and one for our friends on the Continents. So WWW? x2
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#58 appears to be a lot later on the brakes than #55!!
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Of course if you know them all fire away!! :wave:

I come back from the annual TZ Club de France meeting...Few pics later :wave:
On the second pic: JM Mattioli and a Nordic...Leif ??

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Posted 01 September 2008 - 14:49

Originally posted by seh1066


:) That pic is an oppurtunity to ask a question - I have a photo of a rider from the same team from EC 250 round in Hockenheim of 1983. Do you know who he is ? I do not know as the programme only runs up to #61 :wave:


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Very similar with him: Guus Ten Tije from holland...Again an excellent pic from Toon Kannekens :up:
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Posted 01 September 2008 - 15:25

Good research Antony :up: for sure it is Guus, he is also at highsider.