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#22051 greg1953

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Posted 29 December 2012 - 18:45

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Well, it's a TD2 with a Daytona style seat and I can remember the red Joe Dunphy sticker on the front brake, his brake set up service was very popular in the days of drum brakes.
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#22052 SgtPepperoni

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Posted 29 December 2012 - 19:03

Well, it's a TD2 with a Daytona style seat and I can remember the red Joe Dunphy sticker on the front brake, his brake set up service was very popular in the days of drum brakes.
Greg
P.S. no idea who the rider is.

OK, I know I'm totally wrong, but Neil Tux comes to mind. :lol:

#22053 Falloffski

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Posted 29 December 2012 - 20:00

Barry Woodland.

#22054 knickerbrook

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Posted 29 December 2012 - 20:07

Hi Graham :wave:
Buggered if I know, but I do remember seeing the pic years ago on the old 69 - 90 Nostalga 1 thread!
So bugged, that I tried to find it again on the old thread (not for the purpose of cheating I might add!), but I see your old pics have been deleted. However, it was interesting to note our very first postings on this site (way back in 2006 would you believe - myself on Sept 2nd and you dropped by a month later on Oct 8th!). Dear old Renzo, bless him, is fondly remembered (along with others who left us along the way). Might be a good time to re-post some of your older stuff, which I'm sure will provide much entertainment for those that missed them first time around :up: - and I promise not to tell the answers to any WWW's I remember ;) !

PS: As I was composing this, I see that Falloffski got it - of course B.... ....land = Bland :lol: !

#22055 picblanc

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Posted 29 December 2012 - 21:48

Barry Woodland.



:clap: :clap: yep well done Sir, Barry from 1975.





#22056 picblanc

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Posted 29 December 2012 - 21:59

Hi Graham :wave:
Buggered if I know, but I do remember seeing the pic years ago on the old 69 - 90 Nostalga 1 thread!
So bugged, that I tried to find it again on the old thread (not for the purpose of cheating I might add!), but I see your old pics have been deleted. However, it was interesting to note our very first postings on this site (way back in 2006 would you believe - myself on Sept 2nd and you dropped by a month later on Oct 8th!). Dear old Renzo, bless him, is fondly remembered (along with others who left us along the way). Might be a good time to re-post some of your older stuff, which I'm sure will provide much entertainment for those that missed them first time around :up: - and I promise not to tell the answers to any WWW's I remember ;) !

PS: As I was composing this, I see that Falloffski got it - of course B.... ....land = Bland :lol: !





Sssshhh Barry, I was hoping no one would notice some of the pictures were coming round again, :rotfl: Time flys mate, I can still remember coming across this site by accident, been a lot of fun & met some good people along the way, yourself included.

Dennis/Renzo & Roger Aldridge/BigRog much missed by myself too along with one or two others who have since passed under the chequed flag.

Hope you & yours are well Barry, best wishes for the new year to you & all those who are on this forum & those who just enjoy looking in. :wave:


Cheers peeps.




#22057 picblanc

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Posted 29 December 2012 - 22:14

Barry Woodland.




Oh forgot to say nice to see you back on here George! :wave:






#22058 picblanc

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Posted 29 December 2012 - 22:16

Try this one, WWW are these two?

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#22059 picblanc

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Posted 29 December 2012 - 22:49

Do you guys who raced in the 1970's remember these seat units? or is it a home made jobby?

Also this guys name is George White, is it the same George White of the motorcycle dealership, that went out of buisness last year I believe?

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#22060 SgtPepperoni

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Posted 30 December 2012 - 10:55

Try this one, WWW are these two?

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Is it Harald Bartol thinking, "Benga, you should stick to sidecars"? :wave:

#22061 picblanc

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Posted 30 December 2012 - 11:00

Is it Harald Bartol thinking, "Benga, you should stick to sidecars"? :wave:



:clap: :clap: Indeed it is Harald & Bengt (Benga) Johansson, Jock Taylors sidecar partner, Silverstone 1977.





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Posted 01 January 2013 - 15:17

Try this one, WWW are these two?

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Anybody know where Benga is nowadays and what hes doing?

#22063 Mats Karlsson

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Posted 01 January 2013 - 16:11

Anybody know where Benga is nowadays and what hes doing?


Didn't he marry Tom Wheatcroft's daughter and got involved with running Donington Park somewhere around 1983-84?


#22064 picblanc

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Posted 01 January 2013 - 22:42

These were way ahead of their time, if only the money had come in to develope it!

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#22065 Robin127

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Posted 02 January 2013 - 01:43

These were way ahead of their time, if only the money had come in to develope it!

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There are times when art and engineering come together, this is one of those times........


#22066 Robin127

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Posted 02 January 2013 - 01:43

These were way ahead of their time, if only the money had come in to develope it!

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There are times when art and engineering come together, this is one of those times........


#22067 Mick Robinson

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Posted 02 January 2013 - 16:40

These were way ahead of their time, if only the money had come in to develope it!

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If you look just above the spine frame on side of van there's a photo of myself in '77 118 118 piss taking ********'s !!

#22068 fil2.8

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Posted 02 January 2013 - 17:10

If you look just above the spine frame on side of van there's a photo of myself in '77 118 118 piss taking ********'s !!




you even looked old then , Mick :rolleyes: :eek: :lol: :wave:


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Posted 02 January 2013 - 19:02

These were way ahead of their time, if only the money had come in to develope it!

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Is this the Exactweld bike circa Gary Noel ?


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Posted 02 January 2013 - 20:14

If you look just above the spine frame on side of van there's a photo of myself in '77 118 118 piss taking ********'s !!



The buggers!!

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#22071 picblanc

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Posted 02 January 2013 - 20:18

Is this the Exactweld bike circa Gary Noel ?



I believe its this model, though I think Mick Robinson told me that the modern picture is actualy a new bike?

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#22072 RC162

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Posted 02 January 2013 - 20:24

Having scanned the net I can now see it is the Exactweld bike. I thought you may be interested in this little piece from another forum when several of the late 70's and early 80's proddie boys had a get together and a few of the riders little ' misdemeanors ' were laid bare. This is an excerpt from that night a few years ago and concerns one Gary Noel.

"Over the years some highly commendable examples of how to get the best out of the rule book have come to light, some of which have been divulged before “The Judge” at his annual hearing, and tho’ the cheating was very much part of the game, especially in production classes, some of the most heinous practices were actually more in evidence in the open classes. So much so in fact, that this year our stand-in judge was forced to don the black sentencing cap to pass sentence on his final case;

“Our next habitual criminal is nothing short of genius, & should be applauded for his sheer nerve & ingenuity”. The Judge proceeded to produce 2 identical boxes – “Take a look at these 2 boxes, they look the exactly the same”, Dropping them on the table it was clear to all that they weren’t “the same”, differing considerably in weight.

“Isn’t that so Mr GARY NOEL!”

The Judge proceeded; “I understand that your 250 Exactweld was a very light bike, & indeed needed to have extra weight added to meet the minimum weight limit at Scrutineering?”

“Y-es” responded the nervous-looking accused…

“The ingenious part of this crime, was to notice that after the race the scrutineer’s only visually checked that the weights were still fitted, instead of re-weighing the bike.

If they had have done, they would have undoubtedly found that our defendant had fabricated dummy lead weights which were fitted just for the race, which gave a considerable advantage.

I put it to you Mr NOEL that the charge is”:- CHEATING!... RIGHT ACROSS EUROPE!”

By this time the courtroom was in a state of frenzy, but the many who were calling for the man’s head, in truth were only doing so out of sheer jealousy. What a fine example to us all, exactly how to win at European and International level. Clever. Very Clever"

#22073 Robin127

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Posted 03 January 2013 - 02:05

Gary Noel 350 Exactweld, Brands Hatch 1982


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#22074 Mick Robinson

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 10:38

The buggers!!

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Blimey, I forgot about that one Graham !

#22075 Mick Robinson

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 10:42

I believe its this model, though I think Mick Robinson told me that the modern picture is actualy a new bike?

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I believe this is the original 250 that won the 1984 Euro championship, Guy is at present restoring this actual bike.
The one photographed by Graham was built about 5 or 6 years ago and belongs to Barry Neal who also races the Disc valve 250 for Guy(Exactweld)

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 11:22

I believe its this model, though I think Mick Robinson told me that the modern picture is actualy a new bike?


Good to know I am not loosing my marbles! cheers Mick & thats a cracker of you at Donny!! :wave:






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Posted 13 January 2013 - 22:53

How great is this, proper racing on real circuits, not Tilke clones, who can you identify 1973.

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Posted 13 January 2013 - 23:32

Leonard Rossiter ( Rigsby ) , second from the right :up:

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Posted 13 January 2013 - 23:39

John Cleese , third from left :clap:

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#22080 GD66

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Posted 13 January 2013 - 23:53

Must be '72 if Pagani's there, Gra, as Lutonboy was Ago's team mate in '73. Can see Rod Gould on the front row outside Ago, with Patrick Fernandez to Ago's right. Maybe Derek Chatterton behind Gould, and Ron Chandler on the H1-R behind him. I think the red and white leathers with all the writing across the back might belong to Bruno Kneubuhler.

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Posted 14 January 2013 - 00:50

Must be '72 if Pagani's there, Gra, as Lutonboy was Ago's team mate in '73. Can see Rod Gould on the front row outside Ago, with Patrick Fernandez to Ago's right. Maybe Derek Chatterton behind Gould, and Ron Chandler on the H1-R behind him. I think the red and white leathers with all the writing across the back might belong to Bruno Kneubuhler.


Kim Newcomes there (I think!!?) did he do 1972?

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#22082 Robin127

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Posted 14 January 2013 - 01:02

Kim Newcomes there (I think!!?) did he do 1972?


Yes it's Newcombe, to the left and front of Pagani, in front of the bloke all in white with the pudding basin. It would be 1972 as in 1973 he was wearing yellow and black leathers.


#22083 GD66

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Posted 14 January 2013 - 01:06

Yep, good call. Who do you think the silver pudding basin is ?

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Posted 14 January 2013 - 01:20

Eau Rouge looks scary in that pic, the current run-off area is where the track is there next to the Gulf signs, now a mere shadow of its former glory :rolleyes:

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Posted 14 January 2013 - 09:23

Eau Rouge looks scary in that pic, the current run-off area is where the track is there next to the Gulf signs, now a mere shadow of its former glory :rolleyes:



Still public road back then Mick, when you see it now it looks almost straight, obviously I have not gone round at nearly 200mph! but all these tracks are a pale imitation of themselves now.





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Posted 14 January 2013 - 09:24

Yep, good call. Who do you think the silver pudding basin is ?


Silvio Grassetti?






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Posted 14 January 2013 - 09:25

Steve Ellis with gold helmet & stars on leathers?

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Posted 14 January 2013 - 12:42

Still public road back then Mick, when you see it now it looks almost straight, obviously I have not gone round at nearly 200mph! but all these tracks are a pale imitation of themselves now.

:wave: Hi Graham, that section is public roads still I think, or at least it was when I spent a very enjoyable Sunday blasting round the old circuit on a 600 in the 90s, it must have been awesome through the original section on an aircooled 2 stroke with skinny tyres back in the days of the original unadulterated track ! :up:

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Posted 14 January 2013 - 16:59

:wave: Hi Graham, that section is public roads still I think, or at least it was when I spent a very enjoyable Sunday blasting round the old circuit on a 600 in the 90s, it must have been awesome through the original section on an aircooled 2 stroke with skinny tyres back in the days of the original unadulterated track ! :up:


Awesome stretch of tarmac, all the way from Blanchimont through to the exit of eau rouge, must have been scary if Hailwood stopped and walked away from that wet race in 66.


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Posted 14 January 2013 - 17:49

The rider at the back in the 'jesters' suit (could only be French) seems to be on a four stroke single. Could have been a lonely race until he was lapped on lap two (only joking) or perhaps it is a 351 TZ cleverly disguised as a Ducati.

What the photo does not show is the chicane at the bottom of the start/finish straight just before the climb up to Eau Rouge. :well:


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Posted 14 January 2013 - 17:53

Never knew there was a chicane at the bottom Tony, any pics?

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Posted 14 January 2013 - 18:02

Never knew there was a chicane at the bottom Tony, any pics?


Where a track goes, say left then right, as it does at the end of the start/finish straight before the climb up to Eau Rouge (in this case), is a chicane (only joking again), however I am sure the go kart mob (F1) will soon insert one the same way it emasculated the old circuit, before they bugger off to a 'safe' (but lucrative) road circuit built in some major conglomeration where the paying punters don't have to get out of bed to watch :confused: leaving us with Sir Jocky Stewfarts armco (thanks pal :evil:).

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Posted 14 January 2013 - 19:26

Where a track goes, say left then right, as it does at the end of the start/finish straight before the climb up to Eau Rouge (in this case), is a chicane (only joking again), however I am sure the go kart mob (F1) will soon insert one the same way it emasculated the old circuit, before they bugger off to a 'safe' (but lucrative) road circuit built in some major conglomeration where the paying punters don't have to get out of bed to watch :confused: leaving us with Sir Jocky Stewfarts armco (thanks pal :evil:).

Ah, right, with you now. :blush:

I must have had a senior moment there :D

#22094 picblanc

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Posted 14 January 2013 - 21:32

The rider with red stars on leathers is Jerry Lancaster.

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Posted 14 January 2013 - 23:04

The rider with red stars on leathers is Jerry Lancaster.


He popped up a lot in the Newcombe book, I know very little of him, how good was he?


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Posted 14 January 2013 - 23:34

He popped up a lot in the Newcombe book, I know very little of him, how good was he?


I dont know much about him either, but got couple of pics of him from 1977.

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Posted 15 January 2013 - 12:13

I bought a bike off him in 1968. He was no mug round about that era and I'm pretty sure he had some national wins, especially at Brands. If I can find my mcn's from that period (a big if) I'll find out more. He seemed to just disappear into oblivion. I got on well with him.

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Posted 15 January 2013 - 18:11

I bought a bike off him in 1968. He was no mug round about that era and I'm pretty sure he had some national wins, especially at Brands. If I can find my mcn's from that period (a big if) I'll find out more. He seemed to just disappear into oblivion. I got on well with him.


http://davestestsand...lpk10041977.pdf


Have a look here

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Posted 15 January 2013 - 18:56

http://davestestsand...lpk10041977.pdf


Have a look here




From Croydon then, we are building up a picture! :D






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Posted 15 January 2013 - 19:14

From Croydon then, we are building up a picture! :D

During the international Olofraces at Tilburg Jerry Lancaster was third on a Drixton Aermacchi in the 350cc class, with Theo Louwes eighth on a similar machine.

http://www.flickr.co...avik/194986108/


If it's the same Jerry Lancaster in the Grand Prix results from 1969 350cc Aermacchi - 1972 500cc Yamaha/Suzuki

1972 500cc Grand Prix motorcycle racing season

15th Jerry Lancaster Yamaha / Suzuki 15 Ret Ret 9 7 7 11 7 14

in 1977 he rode a 680cc Konig for Roy Baldwin.

Somebody must know about him!

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