Jump to content


Photo

Motorcycle racing 1969-1990 nostalgia 2


  • Please log in to reply
22856 replies to this topic

#12751 exclubracer

exclubracer
  • Member

  • 1,673 posts
  • Joined: October 07

Posted 12 December 2009 - 10:54

Correct about Burnett, it was the same race Mick, and yes Paul had both feet of the pegs on the apex of Clearways as he put the power on & got into a big "tank slapper" he was leading at the time!!, so he did not get the drive & speed down the start finish straight, Gardner who was some way behind going into Paddock Hill went for a gap on the very inside of Lewis & clipped the rear wheel of Lewy, and down he went with the bike flipping and landing on the top of itself causing all the "crush" damage seen in my pic, Gardner went very wide with right foot down "speedway style" on exciting Paddock but stayed on.
Lewy was incenced & quiet rightly so as there was no passing oportunity there at that time, and because of Pauls previous so called "wild" style still goes down as it must of been his fault! it wasnt!.
Rob McElnea won the race from Marshall, with Burnett in 3rd on the first outing on the Sheene Harris RG500, Gardner gathered things together & finished in 9th.


:wave: Many thanks for that Graham, I wasn't too far off the mark after all!! :rolleyes: :D

Advertisement

#12752 Yendor

Yendor
  • Member

  • 502 posts
  • Joined: December 06

Posted 12 December 2009 - 11:13

Hi Yendor tell me if I am wrong but I am sure I met you AT one of Roland Broadbents Parties going back ermmmmmm numerous years ago.


You may well have done, but there is absolutely no chance that I would remember :rotfl: Roland was an absolutely top bloke, I still remember being present when he first started up his V8 1500, made from two TZ750 top ends on his own crankcase.

I believe he works for ProDrive now.

#12753 mba21

mba21
  • Member

  • 798 posts
  • Joined: November 09

Posted 12 December 2009 - 11:39

You may well have done, but there is absolutely no chance that I would remember :rotfl: Roland was an absolutely top bloke, I still remember being present when he first started up his V8 1500, made from two TZ750 top ends on his own crankcase.

I believe he works for ProDrive now.


Ye I guess we all have memory loss now :p he sure was a real top guy.and the V8 he made was something else,I remember chas birks doing a lot of machining on it,I think the engine was for wrathall I think,and he was putting it in a sports car,but not sure on that.he made the frame for my Mba it was the best bike I have ever ridden,and yes he works for ProDrive as there top man on Gearboxes etc,he also put together one awesome drag bike with 2 TZ Engines in.

Edited by mba21, 12 December 2009 - 11:39.


#12754 mba21

mba21
  • Member

  • 798 posts
  • Joined: November 09

Posted 12 December 2009 - 12:04

Ye I guess we all have memory loss now :p he sure was a real top guy.and the V8 he made was something else,I remember chas birks doing a lot of machining on it,I think the engine was for wrathall I think,and he was putting it in a sports car,but not sure on that.he made the frame for my Mba it was the best bike I have ever ridden,and yes he works for ProDrive as there top man on Gearboxes etc,he also put together one awesome drag bike with 2 TZ Engines in.




Pic of me and the Mba Roland built for me Posted Image

#12755 picblanc

picblanc
  • Member

  • 12,505 posts
  • Joined: October 06

Posted 12 December 2009 - 12:12

Posted Image

Thats better! great pic. :up:

#12756 mba21

mba21
  • Member

  • 798 posts
  • Joined: November 09

Posted 12 December 2009 - 12:20

Posted Image

Thats better! great pic. :up:




ooops :well: I will get the hang of posting pics :lol:


#12757 picblanc

picblanc
  • Member

  • 12,505 posts
  • Joined: October 06

Posted 12 December 2009 - 12:45

WWW? Yes its a mixed practice session, I know #11 without looking at programme, but not the others, no one famous, UK National meet.
Posted Image
Photo Copyrighted to Graham Etheridge, racebikepics.

#12758 Snetterton-b17

Snetterton-b17
  • Member

  • 748 posts
  • Joined: December 09

Posted 12 December 2009 - 12:56

WWW? Yes its a mixed practice session, I know #11 without looking at programme, but not the others, no one famous, UK National meet.
Posted Image
Photo Copyrighted to Graham Etheridge, racebikepics.

6 Trevor Wise 35 Roger Stanton 5 Tony Edwards 70 George Hardwick 11 Tony Jarvis Snetterton 1976 ?

#12759 picblanc

picblanc
  • Member

  • 12,505 posts
  • Joined: October 06

Posted 12 December 2009 - 13:02

6 Trevor Wise 35 Roger Stanton 5 Tony Edwards 70 George Hardwick 11 Tony Jarvis Snetterton 1976 ?


:clap: :clap: 100% & the old Russell Bend.

Advertisement

#12760 Snetterton-b17

Snetterton-b17
  • Member

  • 748 posts
  • Joined: December 09

Posted 12 December 2009 - 13:04

:clap: :clap: 100% & the old Russell Bend.

:lol: Graham it helps when you have the programme :cool:

#12761 Snetterton-b17

Snetterton-b17
  • Member

  • 748 posts
  • Joined: December 09

Posted 12 December 2009 - 13:07

:clap: :clap: 100% & the old Russell Bend.

Yes Graham the proper Russell Bend.When men were men.And before the cars boys tried to demolish the pit lane when they got it wrong !!!

#12762 picblanc

picblanc
  • Member

  • 12,505 posts
  • Joined: October 06

Posted 12 December 2009 - 13:07

:lol: Graham it helps when you have the programme :cool:



Yes I have found that too on a number of occasions, but keep it to yourself!! :rolleyes: :lol:

#12763 Snetterton-b17

Snetterton-b17
  • Member

  • 748 posts
  • Joined: December 09

Posted 12 December 2009 - 13:09

Yes I have found that too on a number of occasions, but keep it to yourself!! :rolleyes: :lol:

Bit of a lucky punt all the numbers fitted with there class coloured backgrounds,Plus i new that you had taken photo's from that meeting !!

#12764 kerrowmoar

kerrowmoar
  • Member

  • 560 posts
  • Joined: October 09

Posted 12 December 2009 - 13:20

Yes Graham the proper Russell Bend.When men were men.And before the cars boys tried to demolish the pit lane when they got it wrong !!!


Bang on

Used to be the most important corner on the circuit,took years to get it right

If you were slightly off line and caught the kerb on the way out it made it interesting wobbling up the straight.

I remember a meeting when it was so cold they granted one warm up lap at a club meeting(do you remember barrelling into the first corner on stone cold tyres lads :eek: cant believe we actually used to get away with it)

Anyhow they kind of didnt really tell everyone there was a warm up lap and some poor old hero came through russels flat out,chin on the tank straight into the back of the assembling grid,i can still hear the bang today(just a broken wrist iirc thank god)

As you say b17 a corner for men


#12765 Yendor

Yendor
  • Member

  • 502 posts
  • Joined: December 06

Posted 12 December 2009 - 13:28

Ye I guess we all have memory loss now :p he sure was a real top guy.and the V8 he made was something else,I remember chas birks doing a lot of machining on it,I think the engine was for wrathall I think,and he was putting it in a sports car,but not sure on that.he made the frame for my Mba it was the best bike I have ever ridden,and yes he works for ProDrive as there top man on Gearboxes etc,he also put together one awesome drag bike with 2 TZ Engines in.


The drag bike had the first V8 engine. After that he went on to build a couple more, I think, which were for sports cars.

Posted Image

Posted Image

Posted Image

Sorry about the quality they were scanned off contacts.

#12766 Snetterton-b17

Snetterton-b17
  • Member

  • 748 posts
  • Joined: December 09

Posted 12 December 2009 - 13:31

Bang on

Used to be the most important corner on the circuit,took years to get it right

If you were slightly off line and caught the kerb on the way out it made it interesting wobbling up the straight.

I remember a meeting when it was so cold they granted one warm up lap at a club meeting(do you remember barrelling into the first corner on stone cold tyres lads :eek: cant believe we actually used to get away with it)

Anyhow they kind of didnt really tell everyone there was a warm up lap and some poor old hero came through russels flat out,chin on the tank straight into the back of the assembling grid,i can still hear the bang today(just a broken wrist iirc thank god)

As you say b17 a corner for men

I remember one easter weekend 2 day new era followed by easter monday bemsee.Saturday was hot and sunny,Sunday was cooler and bright.Come easter monday the wind came from the east and it was ...... cold.Every race had first corner crashes some just one went down,others and severel fallers.Bemsee officials decided to give the boys a warm up lap.One rider (who will remain nameless) forgot and ploughed into a pack of helpless rider's (END OF MEETING) and as far as i can remember no serious injuries

#12767 picblanc

picblanc
  • Member

  • 12,505 posts
  • Joined: October 06

Posted 12 December 2009 - 13:32

I remember my first M/C race meeting in 1971 (as a speccy) age about 14 watching at Russell Bend & in the early years there was a steep bank on the inside so if you lost it on the left before the last right on to the straight (you with me!?) you slid off & up the bank, taking off at the top, bloody frightening just watching it was!! :eek:

#12768 picblanc

picblanc
  • Member

  • 12,505 posts
  • Joined: October 06

Posted 12 December 2009 - 13:35

Blimey I bet that sounded fantastic Rod!!?

#12769 picblanc

picblanc
  • Member

  • 12,505 posts
  • Joined: October 06

Posted 12 December 2009 - 14:02

WWW?
Posted Image
Photo Copyrighted to Graham Etheridge, racebikepics.

#12770 Snetterton-b17

Snetterton-b17
  • Member

  • 748 posts
  • Joined: December 09

Posted 12 December 2009 - 14:08

WWW?
Posted Image
Photo Copyrighted to Graham Etheridge, racebikepics.

Think i know 2 of the riders John Williams & Christian Estrosi Silverstone 1976 or 1977

#12771 picblanc

picblanc
  • Member

  • 12,505 posts
  • Joined: October 06

Posted 12 December 2009 - 14:21

Think i know 2 of the riders John Williams & Christian Estrosi Silverstone 1976 or 1977


yep! :clap: one left.

#12772 Yendor

Yendor
  • Member

  • 502 posts
  • Joined: December 06

Posted 12 December 2009 - 14:23

Right, returning to the 500 Kwacker in '75, now I've got my thinking head on. The achillies heal was the crank and the disturbing habit of pistons seizing for no apparent reason.

I know a lot of two strokes had that habit but this one was a joke. At one time we inherited a large box of pistons from the USA team and we had to go through the lot trying to find a fit which didn't seize. In the end we resorted to measuring a set which had been run in our motor and had not seized and I spent endless hours at the lathe changing the shape of new ones in the hope that it would cure the problem. Needless to say it met with only limited success. The cranks broke with alarming regularity. In Sweden in '75 we spent, Nigel Everett and myself, almost the entire practice time rebuilding the motors and eventually were down to one spare crank which we had to fit to Micks engine the night before the race. This one of course had to be different, it was about 25mm too long on one end. The only thing for it was to saw the end off :evil: We worked well into the night, with regular forays into the paddock to scrounge new saw blades.

I have to say, at this point, that Mick was absolutely brilliant, making regular trips to and from the team hotel with food, drink and encouragement. This was obviously a task well below the status of the team management who of course were never seen during the whole time (bitter, no not me). The race followed it's normal course with first Ditchburn and then Mick retiring.

The I.O.M that year was a joke, apart from Mick winning the 500. It all started when team management decided that they would not take the transporters to the island :rotfl: Instead we were to use a borrowed Transit which had been arranged, more of that later!!!
Before we went Ken Suzuki and myself decided to try and modify an engine and exhaust system which would provide a bit more top end for the island. We duly completed it, but with no time left in which to test. Team management decided that it was a waste of time and space to take it but relented when we argued that at the very least it was a complete set of spares :up: and off we went.

Practice went as expected with the 500 destroying itself at all too regular intervals, until it was obvious we would run out of power plants. Two more engine were brought over from Kawasaki and these were interesting beasts.

Mick's first experience of these engines was to discover that the gearbox of the first one had a reversed selector, instead of up for up it was up for down. We replaced it whilst it was sorted and this was where things got really dangerous. The gearbox of the second engine had been assembled in such a way that the gears went thus 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 6th, 5th :o . As you can well imagine Micks first trip down Bray Hill was somewhat interesting.

Well after all that, they both failed and we were left with the unknown quantity, the motor we hadn't run.

Mick was all for giving it a go, but there was no more practice. We fitted it and took it to Jurby and Nigel and I ran it up and down for what seemed like forever, until Mick turned up. He gave it a run and pronounced himself well pleased as it actually had a power band :)
Having ridden with the standard engine I knew what he meant, it was like riding a fast road bike.

Well that was that. Of course it seized, at quarter bridge on the first lap, but Mick caught it, rolled for a while, dropped the clutch and it never missed a beat for the rest of the race.

Needless to say the management thought they had done a wonderful job and immediately decamped to the nearest watering hole to soak up the plaudits of the hangers on and journos leaving Nigel and myself to load up that Transit.Again Mick being Mick, came back to find out where we were and invited Nigel and myself to dine with him and Carole at his hotel that night :up:

The aforementioned Transit had all the signs off a hastily swept out chicken coup. It was forever breaking down, and on it's last trip, to pick up the stranded 750 which had thrown it's chain during the race, it broke down once too often. A pickup full of marshals on their way back to Douglas offered us and the bike a lift back and the Transit was duly deposited where it belonged, in the ditch just up the road from the Gooseneck :clap: After we returned, apparently the owned rang team HQ to ask where we had left his beloved hen house.
Not surprisingly no one could remember. He my still be looking for it for all we know, although why he would have wanted it God only knows.

Hope most of that makes sense and hasn't sent you all to sleep :)


#12773 Yendor

Yendor
  • Member

  • 502 posts
  • Joined: December 06

Posted 12 December 2009 - 14:26

Blimey I bet that sounded fantastic Rod!!?


Well we were expecting that, but it was surprisingly quiet. The only explanation we could come up with was that the firing order was such that a certain amount of noise cancellation was going on. I expect some one with more knowledge than I will shoot that theory down, but it was unexpectedly quiet.

#12774 larryd

larryd
  • Member

  • 652 posts
  • Joined: March 07

Posted 12 December 2009 - 14:33

Magic, Rodney. More tales from the dark side, please!!

:clap: :clap:



Right, returning to the 500 Kwacker in '75, now I've got my thinking head on. The achillies heal was the crank and the disturbing habit of pistons seizing for no apparent reason.

I know a lot of two strokes had that habit but this one was a joke. At one time we inherited a large box of pistons from the USA team and we had to go through the lot trying to find a fit which didn't seize. In the end we resorted to measuring a set which had been run in our motor and had not seized and I spent endless hours at the lathe changing the shape of new ones in the hope that it would cure the problem. Needless to say it met with only limited success. The cranks broke with alarming regularity. In Sweden in '75 we spent, Nigel Everett and myself, almost the entire practice time rebuilding the motors and eventually were down to one spare crank which we had to fit to Micks engine the night before the race. This one of course had to be different, it was about 25mm too long on one end. The only thing for it was to saw the end off :evil: We worked well into the night, with regular forays into the paddock to scrounge new saw blades.

I have to say, at this point, that Mick was absolutely brilliant, making regular trips to and from the team hotel with food, drink and encouragement. This was obviously a task well below the status of the team management who of course were never seen during the whole time (bitter, no not me). The race followed it's normal course with first Ditchburn and then Mick retiring.

The I.O.M that year was a joke, apart from Mick winning the 500. It all started when team management decided that they would not take the transporters to the island :rotfl: Instead we were to use a borrowed Transit which had been arranged, more of that later!!!
Before we went Ken Suzuki and myself decided to try and modify an engine and exhaust system which would provide a bit more top end for the island. We duly completed it, but with no time left in which to test. Team management decided that it was a waste of time and space to take it but relented when we argued that at the very least it was a complete set of spares :up: and off we went.

Practice went as expected with the 500 destroying itself at all too regular intervals, until it was obvious we would run out of power plants. Two more engine were brought over from Kawasaki and these were interesting beasts.

Mick's first experience of these engines was to discover that the gearbox of the first one had a reversed selector, instead of up for up it was up for down. We replaced it whilst it was sorted and this was where things got really dangerous. The gearbox of the second engine had been assembled in such a way that the gears went thus 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 6th, 5th :o . As you can well imagine Micks first trip down Bray Hill was somewhat interesting.

Well after all that, they both failed and we were left with the unknown quantity, the motor we hadn't run.

Mick was all for giving it a go, but there was no more practice. We fitted it and took it to Jurby and Nigel and I ran it up and down for what seemed like forever, until Mick turned up. He gave it a run and pronounced himself well pleased as it actually had a power band :)
Having ridden with the standard engine I knew what he meant, it was like riding a fast road bike.

Well that was that. Of course it seized, at quarter bridge on the first lap, but Mick caught it, rolled for a while, dropped the clutch and it never missed a beat for the rest of the race.

Needless to say the management thought they had done a wonderful job and immediately decamped to the nearest watering hole to soak up the plaudits of the hangers on and journos leaving Nigel and myself to load up that Transit.Again Mick being Mick, came back to find out where we were and invited Nigel and myself to dine with him and Carole at his hotel that night :up:

The aforementioned Transit had all the signs off a hastily swept out chicken coup. It was forever breaking down, and on it's last trip, to pick up the stranded 750 which had thrown it's chain during the race, it broke down once too often. A pickup full of marshals on their way back to Douglas offered us and the bike a lift back and the Transit was duly deposited where it belonged, in the ditch just up the road from the Gooseneck :clap: After we returned, apparently the owned rang team HQ to ask where we had left his beloved hen house.
Not surprisingly no one could remember. He my still be looking for it for all we know, although why he would have wanted it God only knows.

Hope most of that makes sense and hasn't sent you all to sleep :)



#12775 larryd

larryd
  • Member

  • 652 posts
  • Joined: March 07

Posted 12 December 2009 - 14:34

Magic, Rodney. More tales from the dark side, please!!

:clap: :clap:



Right, returning to the 500 Kwacker in '75, now I've got my thinking head on. The achillies heal was the crank and the disturbing habit of pistons seizing for no apparent reason.

I know a lot of two strokes had that habit but this one was a joke. At one time we inherited a large box of pistons from the USA team and we had to go through the lot trying to find a fit which didn't seize. In the end we resorted to measuring a set which had been run in our motor and had not seized and I spent endless hours at the lathe changing the shape of new ones in the hope that it would cure the problem. Needless to say it met with only limited success. The cranks broke with alarming regularity. In Sweden in '75 we spent, Nigel Everett and myself, almost the entire practice time rebuilding the motors and eventually were down to one spare crank which we had to fit to Micks engine the night before the race. This one of course had to be different, it was about 25mm too long on one end. The only thing for it was to saw the end off :evil: We worked well into the night, with regular forays into the paddock to scrounge new saw blades.

I have to say, at this point, that Mick was absolutely brilliant, making regular trips to and from the team hotel with food, drink and encouragement. This was obviously a task well below the status of the team management who of course were never seen during the whole time (bitter, no not me). The race followed it's normal course with first Ditchburn and then Mick retiring.

The I.O.M that year was a joke, apart from Mick winning the 500. It all started when team management decided that they would not take the transporters to the island :rotfl: Instead we were to use a borrowed Transit which had been arranged, more of that later!!!
Before we went Ken Suzuki and myself decided to try and modify an engine and exhaust system which would provide a bit more top end for the island. We duly completed it, but with no time left in which to test. Team management decided that it was a waste of time and space to take it but relented when we argued that at the very least it was a complete set of spares :up: and off we went.

Practice went as expected with the 500 destroying itself at all too regular intervals, until it was obvious we would run out of power plants. Two more engine were brought over from Kawasaki and these were interesting beasts.

Mick's first experience of these engines was to discover that the gearbox of the first one had a reversed selector, instead of up for up it was up for down. We replaced it whilst it was sorted and this was where things got really dangerous. The gearbox of the second engine had been assembled in such a way that the gears went thus 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 6th, 5th :o . As you can well imagine Micks first trip down Bray Hill was somewhat interesting.

Well after all that, they both failed and we were left with the unknown quantity, the motor we hadn't run.

Mick was all for giving it a go, but there was no more practice. We fitted it and took it to Jurby and Nigel and I ran it up and down for what seemed like forever, until Mick turned up. He gave it a run and pronounced himself well pleased as it actually had a power band :)
Having ridden with the standard engine I knew what he meant, it was like riding a fast road bike.

Well that was that. Of course it seized, at quarter bridge on the first lap, but Mick caught it, rolled for a while, dropped the clutch and it never missed a beat for the rest of the race.

Needless to say the management thought they had done a wonderful job and immediately decamped to the nearest watering hole to soak up the plaudits of the hangers on and journos leaving Nigel and myself to load up that Transit.Again Mick being Mick, came back to find out where we were and invited Nigel and myself to dine with him and Carole at his hotel that night :up:

The aforementioned Transit had all the signs off a hastily swept out chicken coup. It was forever breaking down, and on it's last trip, to pick up the stranded 750 which had thrown it's chain during the race, it broke down once too often. A pickup full of marshals on their way back to Douglas offered us and the bike a lift back and the Transit was duly deposited where it belonged, in the ditch just up the road from the Gooseneck :clap: After we returned, apparently the owned rang team HQ to ask where we had left his beloved hen house.
Not surprisingly no one could remember. He my still be looking for it for all we know, although why he would have wanted it God only knows.

Hope most of that makes sense and hasn't sent you all to sleep :)



#12776 Yendor

Yendor
  • Member

  • 502 posts
  • Joined: December 06

Posted 12 December 2009 - 14:46

Magic, Rodney. More tales from the dark side, please!!

:clap: :clap:


Hey, Rod please, I only get called Rodney when I've done something wrong :p

Wonderful engineers the Japanese, but not such good mechanics, well then anyway. We used to keep Ken Suzuki away
from the Snap-On van when it visited. The theory being that if he hadn't got any tools he couldn't mess anything up.
Failed miserably, he had a hammer and a screwdriver!!!

Edited by Yendor, 12 December 2009 - 14:49.


#12777 fil2.8

fil2.8
  • Member

  • 19,142 posts
  • Joined: October 07

Posted 12 December 2009 - 15:38

Hey, Rod please, I only get called Rodney when I've done something wrong :p

Wonderful engineers the Japanese, but not such good mechanics, well then anyway. We used to keep Ken Suzuki away
from the Snap-On van when it visited. The theory being that if he hadn't got any tools he couldn't mess anything up.
Failed miserably, he had a hammer and a screwdriver!!!


Thanks for all your tales today , Rod , would like to hear more in due course :up: :love:

#12778 picblanc

picblanc
  • Member

  • 12,505 posts
  • Joined: October 06

Posted 12 December 2009 - 15:49

Great story Rod!! Mick Grant....what a hero!! he was never a favourite of mine back then, but blimey, how do you race at the TT with all that engine/gearbox seizing threat going on at the back of your mind!!! A different breed all you guys that raced!! :eek: :up:

#12779 picblanc

picblanc
  • Member

  • 12,505 posts
  • Joined: October 06

Posted 12 December 2009 - 15:51

PS. is that flipping Stella Artois advert getting on your pip like it is mine guys!!!! :mad: :mad:

Advertisement

#12780 fil2.8

fil2.8
  • Member

  • 19,142 posts
  • Joined: October 07

Posted 12 December 2009 - 16:11

PS. is that flipping Stella Artois advert getting on your pip like it is mine guys!!!! :mad: :mad:


The ' Meercat ' winds me up :mad: or the ' Go Compare ' :mad: :mad: :mad: :down:

#12781 picblanc

picblanc
  • Member

  • 12,505 posts
  • Joined: October 06

Posted 12 December 2009 - 16:14

The ' Meercat ' winds me up :mad: or the ' Go Compare ' :mad: :mad: :mad: :down:



:confused: :confused: Are you not getting the Stella addy popping up on this forum Phil?

#12782 fil2.8

fil2.8
  • Member

  • 19,142 posts
  • Joined: October 07

Posted 12 December 2009 - 16:38

:confused: :confused: Are you not getting the Stella addy popping up on this forum Phil?


Hav'nt noticed :rolleyes: :rolleyes: , are you sure you're not hallucinating Buster ??? :eek:

#12783 gmwzorro

gmwzorro
  • Member

  • 2,498 posts
  • Joined: July 09

Posted 12 December 2009 - 18:51

WWW?
Posted Image
Photo Copyrighted to Graham Etheridge, racebikepics.

Jack Middelburg?

#12784 Mats Karlsson

Mats Karlsson
  • Member

  • 106 posts
  • Joined: October 08

Posted 12 December 2009 - 18:51

yep! :clap: one left.




Marco Luchinelli


#12785 gmwzorro

gmwzorro
  • Member

  • 2,498 posts
  • Joined: July 09

Posted 12 December 2009 - 18:53

PS. is that flipping Stella Artois advert getting on your pip like it is mine guys!!!! :mad: :mad:

Yes getting on my wick too :mad: :mad:

#12786 picblanc

picblanc
  • Member

  • 12,505 posts
  • Joined: October 06

Posted 12 December 2009 - 19:03

Marco Luchinelli


:clap: :clap: Well done Mats it is Lucky.

Edited by picblanc, 12 December 2009 - 19:05.


#12787 fil2.8

fil2.8
  • Member

  • 19,142 posts
  • Joined: October 07

Posted 12 December 2009 - 19:09

Who's this ??
Posted ImagePosted Image




















#12788 picblanc

picblanc
  • Member

  • 12,505 posts
  • Joined: October 06

Posted 12 December 2009 - 19:37

Who's this ??
Posted ImagePosted Image


Kevin Richards?

Oh yeah says it at the bottom of faring!

Edited by picblanc, 12 December 2009 - 19:38.


#12789 fil2.8

fil2.8
  • Member

  • 19,142 posts
  • Joined: October 07

Posted 12 December 2009 - 19:45

Kevin Richards?

Oh yeah says it at the bottom of faring!


Fancy having to edit that , Buster :rolleyes:
Yes , it's Kevin , when we were at Brands in July for the CMRC meeting , he was next to us in the paddock , still looks like that , :eek: , had the same bike :up: and lapped pretty well in the ' parade ' once he had sorted a missfire on the tz :wave:

#12790 fil2.8

fil2.8
  • Member

  • 19,142 posts
  • Joined: October 07

Posted 12 December 2009 - 19:52

D'ya know I think that might be me :wave: If it's the 1980 PBI I'd slid off at druids in the damp in qualifying and wrecked the tank so I borrowed one for the heats so it was'nt in the red white and blue of the rest of the bike, also stuck a big hole in the arse of my Shellsport leathers so I wore my spare AGV and a spare set of Hondastyle ones given to me by my sponsor North London Motorcyles, only ever kept them as a spares as they were paper thin crap, anyway I proceeded to dump it again at druids in the first heat and then bottom bend in the 500 race. Not a good week end :down:

Memory's a bit faded now, someone must have some more pic's to put me out of my misery :D

cheers Martin


Sorry , Martin , missed your post .
Could well be the PBI meeting , 1980 , I took a lot of pics then , so can we assume you were the unfortunate chappie involved ??? :well:


#12791 fil2.8

fil2.8
  • Member

  • 19,142 posts
  • Joined: October 07

Posted 12 December 2009 - 19:57

Here's one for you sort out :yawnface:





Posted ImagePosted Image


#12792 picblanc

picblanc
  • Member

  • 12,505 posts
  • Joined: October 06

Posted 12 December 2009 - 20:11

Here's one for you sort out :yawnface:





Posted ImagePosted Image


#7 Pete Wild
#22 Alan Carter
Donnie behind him
#24 Tonks
#23 Tony Head
behind him far right, Pete Hubbard.

#14 Donnie Robinson?

Edited by picblanc, 12 December 2009 - 20:12.


#12793 fil2.8

fil2.8
  • Member

  • 19,142 posts
  • Joined: October 07

Posted 12 December 2009 - 20:19

#7 Pete Wild
#22 Alan Carter
Donnie behind him
#24 Tonks
#23 Tony Head
behind him far right, Pete Hubbard.

#14 Donnie Robinson?


All correct up to now , Buster , :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: ------------- a few lucky guesses there :rolleyes:
But well done , any other ideas ??

#12794 picblanc

picblanc
  • Member

  • 12,505 posts
  • Joined: October 06

Posted 12 December 2009 - 20:21

All correct up to now , Buster , :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: ------------- a few lucky guesses there :rolleyes:
But well done , any other ideas ??


Donington Redgate, 1983?

#12795 picblanc

picblanc
  • Member

  • 12,505 posts
  • Joined: October 06

Posted 12 December 2009 - 20:23

Alan Stewart behind Pete Hubbard?
#47 poss Ivor Morgan?

#12796 fil2.8

fil2.8
  • Member

  • 19,142 posts
  • Joined: October 07

Posted 12 December 2009 - 20:29

Donington Redgate, 1983?


Yes :clap: and no :down: it's Sunday , 28 March 1982 , Tony was'nt Waddon mounted in '83
I have the prog , so there's a few numbers as follows -- #122 ,32 , 47 and 114 .
The 2 at the back you probably won't know unless you have the prog .

#12797 fil2.8

fil2.8
  • Member

  • 19,142 posts
  • Joined: October 07

Posted 12 December 2009 - 20:31

Alan Stewart behind Pete Hubbard?
#47 poss Ivor Morgan?


Don't know about A S
Not Ivor Morgan though :down:

#12798 fil2.8

fil2.8
  • Member

  • 19,142 posts
  • Joined: October 07

Posted 12 December 2009 - 20:59

ok , clues time
#122 RH #32 DB # 47 PT # 114 DC
does that help :confused: ??

#12799 Snetterton-b17

Snetterton-b17
  • Member

  • 748 posts
  • Joined: December 09

Posted 12 December 2009 - 21:06

ok , clues time
#122 RH #32 DB # 47 PT # 114 DC
does that help :confused: ??

122 ROGER HURST 32 DAVE BUTLER 47 PAUL TINKER 114 DOUG CANNON

Advertisement

#12800 fil2.8

fil2.8
  • Member

  • 19,142 posts
  • Joined: October 07

Posted 12 December 2009 - 21:10

122 ROGER HURST 32 DAVE BUTLER 47 PAUL TINKER 114 DOUG CANNON


Hi , Snet :wave: right :clap: wrong :down: right :clap: wrong :down: ---------he went off with a bang :lol: