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#101 Bernard

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Posted 07 December 2011 - 23:19

Found this

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#102 picblanc

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Posted 07 December 2011 - 23:36

Found this

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Good one! :up:

#103 Rennmax

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Posted 08 December 2011 - 08:12



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#104 dixie

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Posted 08 December 2011 - 11:20

Unfortunatey I do not have a photograph but many years ago when everything was in black and white Dave Croxford had a Jag which was converted to a pick-up.

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Posted 09 December 2011 - 19:44

Unfortunatey I do not have a photograph but many years ago when everything was in black and white Dave Croxford had a Jag which was converted to a pick-up.

I remember a guy from the north think his name was dickinson using an undertakers heartse motor and also Phil Read turning up at Snetterton with 2 works Yamahas in the back of a Ford Zodiac estate car Bill Ivy gave him a hand to unload them as I believe one might have been for him.

#106 dixie

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Posted 10 December 2011 - 16:37

I remember a guy from the north think his name was dickinson using an undertakers heartse motor and also Phil Read turning up at Snetterton with 2 works Yamahas in the back of a Ford Zodiac estate car Bill Ivy gave him a hand to unload them as I believe one might have been for him.

Someone used to turn up to club meetings at brands with a hearse also. Don't know if it's the same person. I don't know if he ever came dead last or not.

#107 Bjorn Kjer

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Posted 29 December 2011 - 21:55

Thanks to all , much appreciated , and a happy new year to you !

#108 greg1953

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Posted 01 January 2012 - 21:15

I remember RD 400 hot shot Mark Edge turning up at Croft and other Northern tracks with his bike in the back of a Reliant van, you wouldn't see that these days.
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#109 Geoff E

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Posted 01 January 2012 - 22:29

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Personalised registration on a van? SMH - originally issued 1947/8.

LD van was 1954-60. http://www.austinmem...e72/page72.html

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#110 germanty

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Posted 08 January 2012 - 09:42

Thanks to all , much appreciated , and a happy new year to you !


Bjorn not sure if you are aware of this ex Sheene transporter holiday. Its just about to be repainted in its original 'Team Suzuki' colours.

http://www.bike-stay...en-charnie.html



#111 germanty

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Posted 08 January 2012 - 09:57

Bjorn not sure if you are aware of this ex Sheene transporter holiday. Its just about to be repainted in its original 'Team Suzuki' colours.

http://www.bike-stay...en-charnie.html

Clearly the link seems to be 'down' at this time so here is their press release.Posted Image

If you are a motorcyclist and thinking of somewhere different to stay in 2012 why not take a trip down memory lane and spend a few days in Barry Sheenes ‘team Suzuki’ race transporter.

Just 30 minutes from Le Mans in the village of Neuvillette-en-Charnie in the beautiful Pays de Loire is La Haye, a B & B run by motorcycle enthusiasts Darren and Debbie Morrison.

Make no mistake this is no ordinary ‘Pension’ however as you will find when you stroll down to the lake which is also owned by the Morrisons.

Parked alongside it is Barrie Sheenes 1980 ‘Team Suzuki’ Daf motorcycle transporter now converted into 3 bed accommodation complete with mains water, electricity and drainage.

The 30 foot transporter once used by Sheene when he was a works Suzuki rider now sports uPVC windows, a kitchen area and satellite T/V and its tail lift has been revamped as a deck with a seating area overlooking the scenic lake towards Le Mans just 30 minutes away.

Motorcyclists can park there bikes undercover if they wish or make use of the full workshop facilities if necessary.

The Morrisons purchased the ex Barry Sheene Racing Ltd vehicle index number EDP 777V in 2005 essentially to convey their belongings to their new address in France but had no idea it was owned by Sheene.

The discovery was made a year later when a neighbour who happened to be another famous ex racer of the 1960’s Dennis Ainsworth told them it belonged to Sheene.

Dennis had just been interviewed for a new Sheene book and in it was a picture of Barry and the lorry that made them realise what they had.

Dennis now living in East Anglia had raced and beat some of the great riders of the late 1950’s and early 1960’s and was a Honda works rider before he crashed at the Dutch TT in 1964 and he had in fact sported the number 7 on his bikes prior to Sheene.

The accommodation which is complimentary to other rooms that are available on the farm is open to anyone who wishes to stay either in self catering or just as a B&B and the Morrisons contact details are darren.morrison@wanadoo.fr or telephone them on 0243 21 88 07

Links
http://www.bike-stay...enepitstop.html

http://www.bike-stay...Sheene_Pitstop_

#112 Adrian Godden

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Posted 08 January 2012 - 11:11

...does anyone have a shot of Laurie Saddler's bike transport (early 70's - mostly Brands Hatch)...if not can anyone remember?...just a little challenge - as I remember clearly!

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Clearly the link seems to be 'down' at this time so here is their press release.Posted Image

If you are a motorcyclist and thinking of somewhere different to stay in 2012 why not take a trip down memory lane and spend a few days in Barry Sheenes ‘team Suzuki’ race transporter.

Just 30 minutes from Le Mans in the village of Neuvillette-en-Charnie in the beautiful Pays de Loire is La Haye, a B & B run by motorcycle enthusiasts Darren and Debbie Morrison.

Make no mistake this is no ordinary ‘Pension’ however as you will find when you stroll down to the lake which is also owned by the Morrisons.

Parked alongside it is Barrie Sheenes 1980 ‘Team Suzuki’ Daf motorcycle transporter now converted into 3 bed accommodation complete with mains water, electricity and drainage.

The 30 foot transporter once used by Sheene when he was a works Suzuki rider now sports uPVC windows, a kitchen area and satellite T/V and its tail lift has been revamped as a deck with a seating area overlooking the scenic lake towards Le Mans just 30 minutes away.

Motorcyclists can park there bikes undercover if they wish or make use of the full workshop facilities if necessary.

The Morrisons purchased the ex Barry Sheene Racing Ltd vehicle index number EDP 777V in 2005 essentially to convey their belongings to their new address in France but had no idea it was owned by Sheene.

The discovery was made a year later when a neighbour who happened to be another famous ex racer of the 1960’s Dennis Ainsworth told them it belonged to Sheene.

Dennis had just been interviewed for a new Sheene book and in it was a picture of Barry and the lorry that made them realise what they had.

Dennis now living in East Anglia had raced and beat some of the great riders of the late 1950’s and early 1960’s and was a Honda works rider before he crashed at the Dutch TT in 1964 and he had in fact sported the number 7 on his bikes prior to Sheene.

The accommodation which is complimentary to other rooms that are available on the farm is open to anyone who wishes to stay either in self catering or just as a B&B and the Morrisons contact details are darren.morrison@wanadoo.fr or telephone them on 0243 21 88 07

Links
http://www.bike-stay...enepitstop.html

http://www.bike-stay...Sheene_Pitstop_



#113 Rennmax

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Posted 17 May 2012 - 19:28


Joey's Transit refurbished

http://www.bbc.co.uk...reland/18102241

#114 SMonty

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Posted 21 May 2012 - 09:46

Joey's Transit refurbished

http://www.bbc.co.uk...reland/18102241


It's a replica Renn, not the original refurbished. Saw it in the paddock at the NW200.

#115 Rennmax

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Posted 21 May 2012 - 10:20

It's a replica Renn, not the original refurbished. Saw it in the paddock at the NW200.


You are correct, the ability to read clearly provides an advantage :blush:

#116 Lee Nicolle

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Posted 30 May 2012 - 09:02

Think it's an Austin LD, I remember them 'cos all the F1 stock car boys used to scour the scrapyards for them, seems the back axles were perfect for their creations.

Used in speedway here too. In some occasions up until very recently

#117 raygray11

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Posted 16 February 2013 - 13:53

Think so, Barry, and he then jacked in riding them as he thought they were too slow. Perhaps not one of his better decisions.


The Suzzi was slow until Degner defected from MZ with the factory secrets.

Please have a read of Stealing Speed about the MZs and pulse jet rocket engines that the exhaust theory was based on.
The MZ team was not allowed out of east germany after Degners defection.
Walter Kaden was the father of all two stroke tuning since then.

#118 group7

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Posted 17 February 2013 - 16:50

bit late with this, but can any one shed any more light on the futuristic motor home in yendors post #9 way back in 2009 ?

#119 Geoff E

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Posted 17 February 2013 - 18:21

bit late with this, but can any one shed any more light on the futuristic motor home in yendors post #9 way back in 2009 ?


Post #6 - this one Posted Image


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#120 group7

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Posted 17 February 2013 - 19:39

thanks geoff ! thats the one. still not got the hang of cut & paste & including images.

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#121 exclubracer

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Posted 17 February 2013 - 20:37

That's Rudi Kurth's transporter, he was a master of innovation, even for his off track creations!

#122 SMonty

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Posted 18 February 2013 - 10:10

The Suzzi was slow until Degner defected from MZ with the factory secrets.

Please have a read of Stealing Speed about the MZs and pulse jet rocket engines that the exhaust theory was based on.
The MZ team was not allowed out of east germany after Degners defection.
Walter Kaden was the father of all two stroke tuning since then.


Read "Stealing Speed" recently. A great read and wonderful insight.

#123 GD66

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Posted 18 February 2013 - 12:30

Sentimental favourite of all racebike transporters....
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Not too quick, not too spacious, woeful vacuum wipers....but I couldn't count the number of times the old Thames brought me home reliably, safely and probably too pissed from bike meetings in the 70s.... :p

#124 exclubracer

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Posted 18 February 2013 - 19:42

Sentimental favourite of all racebike transporters....
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Not too quick, not too spacious, woeful vacuum wipers....but I couldn't count the number of times the old Thames brought me home reliably, safely and probably too pissed from bike meetings in the 70s.... :p

And with a Zephyr 6 or Zodiac engine and high ratio rear axle they could motor on too!

#125 Yendor

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Posted 19 February 2013 - 09:01

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It's based on a Citroen DS21 chassis with a widened track. Besides having room for the outfit it also had a kitchen behind the front bulkhead. Driver and passenger sit either side of the
engine, very low down. Quick and economical and entirely home constructed, well it would be with Rudi!

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Posted 20 February 2013 - 14:35

Sentimental favourite of all racebike transporters....
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Not too quick, not too spacious, woeful vacuum wipers....but I couldn't count the number of times the old Thames brought me home reliably, safely and probably too pissed from bike meetings in the 70s.... :p

I had three of these in all - wonderfull machines :up: ! One of them I bought for £15 - slapped new shells and rings in her and she took us (and two bikes) all over the country without missing a beat! Regular long hauls from South Wales to Cadwell, Brands and Snetterton, no problem! Went to Thruxton once with three of the standard 15inch wheels and one 13 inch wheel (on the front) that we borrowed from a mates Dad's Consul. Pulled to one side a bit :eek: but got us there and back! Flat-out most of the time (a good 70mph) with great fuel consumption. Amazing reliability from the old three-bearing crank Consul engine!

#127 picblanc

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Posted 20 February 2013 - 16:54

I had one used more oil than petrol! its in a hole in a field just off M40 near the M25 junction now, poor old girl! Had some laughs in her though. :D

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Posted 20 February 2013 - 18:07

I had one used more oil than petrol! its in a hole in a field just off M40 near the M25 junction now, poor old girl! Had some laughs in her though. :D


Back in the mid-70's I travelled to a meeting with a friend who had a Thames, every now and then he would pop the centre engine cover open and top it up with oil as we were driving along.

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Posted 23 February 2013 - 00:10

A restored Thames with Zephyr 6 cylinder engine and 4 speed box was auctioned in the UK recently, went for about 25,000, I dont recall them being quite that good... I kept an old Honda rear shock under the seat of mine to hammer the gear linkage when it found its way into 2 gears at once, not an ideal state of affairs

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Posted 23 February 2013 - 01:14

A restored Thames with Zephyr 6 cylinder engine and 4 speed box was auctioned in the UK recently, went for about 25,000, I dont recall them being quite that good... I kept an old Honda rear shock under the seat of mine to hammer the gear linkage when it found its way into 2 gears at once, not an ideal state of affairs

Was it dark green and smelling of bread & did you buy it in the UK? If so I apologise. If you sold it all I can say is you b*****d! But despite the gear linkage & having to run with the heater on full blast in the summer (to keep engine temp sensible), what a piece of kit for us clubmen. :clap: I recall some memorable 100mph + trips in those iconic race "trucks"

#131 Herr Wankel

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Posted 23 February 2013 - 11:32

Is this the smallest factory race team ever ? All 5 elements are present in this photo.

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#132 larryd

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Posted 23 February 2013 - 22:12

Is this the smallest factory race team ever ? All 5 elements are present in this photo.

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Rider, machine, designer, mechanic, transporter.

Nice one Andy !!

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Posted 08 April 2013 - 21:09

Is this the smallest factory race team ever ? All 5 elements are present in this photo.

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Well, this s a factory team, but, on the back cover of the book "LAZZARINI" http://giorgionadaed...odotto_407.aspx there's something better: two men, one bike, one small cart, some camping items.

The caption reads: "Team Lazzarini fighting for the 1973 World Championship, this is the Swedish event.
In the picture we can see: the Rider, the Designer, the Team Manager, the P.R. Officer, the Chief Mechanic, the Mechanic, the Telemetry Operator, the Pit Wall Signalling Man, the Truck Driver, the Spare Parts' Manager, the Hospitality Manager, the Cook and the Dishwasher.
The LPG-powered Fiat 238 van, Official Team Truck, is missing from the picture, being in a repair shop not certainly to cure teething problems, but rather ageing problems. Without the van, the tent cannot be erected, since it stands when anchored to the vehicle..."


#134 Bjorn Kjer

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Posted 08 April 2013 - 21:26

Which year is the Ossa picture , please ?

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Posted 11 April 2013 - 06:52

Sentimental favourite of all racebike transporters....
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Not too quick, not too spacious, woeful vacuum wipers....but I couldn't count the number of times the old Thames brought me home reliably, safely and probably too pissed from bike meetings in the 70s.... :p


Had a high-top camper van type version; great for running up the loading plank and not having to duck down when arriving at the top.

Fuel pump packed up once coming home from Brands; had to sit the race bike's fuel tank on top of the engine and gravity feed the carb.

Edited by pierrepeterpedro, 11 April 2013 - 06:56.


#136 Bjorn Kjer

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Posted 09 October 2013 - 08:33

Don Cox' great book Circus Life has many Pictures also showing transporters (1949 plus a decade)!

#137 GD66

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Posted 09 October 2013 - 22:41

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#138 fil2.8

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Posted 10 October 2013 - 07:46

looks like that Yankee actor , was it Clint Walker  :confused:  ?? , ......................probably Skint Walker now  :eek:   :lol:



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Posted 10 October 2013 - 12:36

looks like that Yankee actor , was it Clint Walker  :confused:  ?? , ......................probably Skint Walker now  :eek:   :lol:

:wave: You could well be right Phil, there was a pic of him on the forum a while back riding a Triumph scrambler, I think it was. :cool:



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Posted 15 February 2014 - 21:21

Rothmans Honda Britain 1984

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