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#22851 motard

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Posted 11 April 2014 - 11:26

Ok knickerbrook, seeing as you asked!  Another one from my archive.... WWW as I've got no idea!

 

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No 132 could be Jeff Boniface's Manx with 'Jeffs Motor Spares' on the fairing. The rider looks more like Dave Habel than Jeff.

Tom



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#22852 havachat

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Posted 11 April 2014 - 16:15

94 in b/w pic could be Alan Lee?

you could be right graham..that was my first thought

on Syd Lawton's 402 aermachi I reckon



#22853 knickerbrook

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Posted 11 April 2014 - 20:19

Tom - I too thought it might have been one of Boniface's Manxes.

I remember Brian "Fred" Hussey and Paul Selleck riding them in the seventies. They were oily old crates, but seemed to go well. Hussey showed everyone the way to go around Brands at a Bemsee meeting I was at once. He was so quick! Here is Selleck in good company on the grid at Brands. (Photographer unknown).

 

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#22854 tonyed

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Posted 12 April 2014 - 06:30

Anyone remember those Dunstall discs as on 94 ?

Had some on my 672 BSA twin which had loads of ex-works bits on it. Bought it from a motorcycle dealer in Baldock. It was ex-Tony Smith.

 

Next thing I new the bottom had dropped out of anything that had BSA in its' name, so I broke it. :wave:  The forks went to Hadleigh custom.



#22855 marky0077

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Posted 13 April 2014 - 06:54

Another one of the ol man, this time with some scenery.

 

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#22856 Robin127

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Posted 13 April 2014 - 22:34

Mark, after my first ever racing crash, your dad welded up the footrest hanger for me on this bike.

 

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He had a car repair/workshop? in Mill Hill near the service road entrance to Scratchwood services on the M1 if I remember correctly.  I lived in Boreham Wood at the time.



#22857 marky0077

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Posted 14 April 2014 - 07:08

Yes thats exactly right Robin. He was there for over 30 years.  Nice to know he helped you out!  



#22858 275 GTB-4

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Posted 17 May 2014 - 08:37

I watched Naturally Free (god its bad in places!) whilst doing my household  chores today...
 
Terrible to see the Castrol 6 Hour debacle ...I think it must have been...

1974
1st Ken Blake, Len Atlee Kawasaki Z1 900 344
2nd John Warrian Kawasaki Z1 900 336
3rd K Chevell, B Mayes Kawasaki Z1 900 334

Willing/Hansford were miles in front on the Kwaka...ran out of fuel around 5 hours, pushed it back to the pits then were told tyre was unsafe...argued the toss then withdrew in disgust.

Brian Hindle/Knight BMW won, but then were disqualified...Hindle retired on the spot in disgust 

So Blake/Atlee winners...

Not the ACU's finest hour :well:

 



#22859 Russell Burrows

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Posted 01 June 2014 - 19:43

Found this on you know where, thought it was worth whacking up in case not more widely seen - nice shot, aye. 

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#22860 Paul Collins

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Posted 02 June 2014 - 09:58

One of the best shots I've seen of Dave Simmonds.



#22861 275 GTB-4

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Posted 19 June 2014 - 11:42

Australia: Edgar Penzig - amateur racer?
 
I made Edgars acquaintance through friends doing Bushranger and Troopers re-enactments at Old Sydney Town and other venues...some fine evenings were had at The Settlers on Mulgoa Rd (now a wedding reception place) and I will never forget the German Cavalry Trooper's pistol he once showed me...twice the size of a normal revolver
 
Came across his obit and was surprised to see the racing reference....anyone have any more info on his exploits?

http://www.smh.com.a...1201-18gl3.html

#22862 peterd

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Posted 19 June 2014 - 21:51

I have a vague recollection of Edgar writing a column for an Australian bike magazine. Maybe Two Wheels.



#22863 Macca

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Posted 21 June 2014 - 19:41

Seen at Brooklands last weekend:

 

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RIP Joey and the Armoy Armada.

 

 

Paul M



#22864 bobness

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Posted 22 June 2014 - 07:36

There's people where I'd work who'd be able to tell you the entire history of the bus in that photo...

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