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#151 zidder

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Posted 19 October 2012 - 19:44

Sorry if it is already here


http://www.youtube.c...;feature=relmfu


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#152 LittleChris

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Posted 19 October 2012 - 20:46

Nice little film posted on the CRMC web site, Gedinne.


Drove around both the old and new circuits last year - proper tracks :up:

#153 picblanc

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Posted 19 October 2012 - 22:09

Nice little film posted on the CRMC web site, Gedinne.





Excellent!! enjoyed that. :up:





#154 picblanc

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Posted 29 November 2012 - 09:53

This is great!!


#155 sramoa

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Posted 04 December 2012 - 21:13

1989 German GP 250 cc and Ivan Palazzesse fatal:


1989 Chechoslovakian GP 500 cc


and you can some vintage hillcliamb and speed record videos...

#156 pmbboy

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Posted 07 December 2012 - 14:12

Hi,
Just discoverd this on youtube I had never seen Jon crash at Imola in 1979 and me being his mechanic at the time it really caught me with a shock as it happened so quickly..




Jon broke his collar bone in the crash yet he is determined to ride on amazing what the adrenilin will do.
Our season went downhill from this point as disaster after disaster struck with more broken bones and engine failures which caused more broken bones.
It really is only as you look back that you can see what one mistake can can do to all your plans and asperations.
Jon was leading the world championship at the start of this race with a 5th at Venezuela, 2nd at Austria and 1st at Hockenheim and everything was going well Jon was fit and the bikes were flying, but it was not to be Jon's year but he did it the following year and he will go down in history for his acheivement.

cheers
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#157 SgtPepperoni

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Posted 07 December 2012 - 18:16

Hi,
Just discoverd this on youtube I had never seen Jon crash at Imola in 1979 and me being his mechanic at the time it really caught me with a shock as it happened so quickly..




Jon broke his collar bone in the crash yet he is determined to ride on amazing what the adrenilin will do.
Our season went downhill from this point as disaster after disaster struck with more broken bones and engine failures which caused more broken bones.
It really is only as you look back that you can see what one mistake can can do to all your plans and asperations.
Jon was leading the world championship at the start of this race with a 5th at Venezuela, 2nd at Austria and 1st at Hockenheim and everything was going well Jon was fit and the bikes were flying, but it was not to be Jon's year but he did it the following year and he will go down in history for his acheivement.

cheers
Pete

Great find pmbboy. It was in fact Tom Herron's last GP before his untimely death. Yes, I know he went to Spain the following weekend, only, he was injured in practice and never actually competed in the race. A week later he was killed in the NW200. Tom was my idol, so I followed his every move in those days. I was totally devastated when he died. Such a great talent, much loved by so many. :cry:
Regarding Eckerold, what a coincidence. I was wondering what to buy myself for Christmas and I had just decided to treat myself to his autobiography, which by all accounts is a decent read. Only problem is, I wouldn`t know how to get hold of a copy. Can anyone help?

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Posted 07 December 2012 - 18:33

Regarding Eckerold, what a coincidence. I was wondering what to buy myself for Christmas and I had just decided to treat myself to his autobiography, which by all accounts is a decent read. Only problem is, I wouldn`t know how to get hold of a copy. Can anyone help?



Try ' Biker-Gifts ' , they are showing a direct link with Jon , £15 + £1.50 delivery , which , if up to date is a bargain :up:


#159 picblanc

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Posted 07 December 2012 - 19:15

You will not be dissapointed, best Motorcycle racer biography by miles!! :up:

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#160 Robin127

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Posted 07 December 2012 - 20:31

You will not be dissapointed, best Motorcycle racer biography by miles!! :up:


:up: Definately. Was fascinating to hear him describe how he made sure that Cecotto was never a threat to him again.

#161 SgtPepperoni

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Posted 07 December 2012 - 20:46

Try ' Biker-Gifts ' , they are showing a direct link with Jon , £15 + £1.50 delivery , which , if up to date is a bargain :up:

Thanks fil2.8. I placed my order 5 minutes ago. Really looking forward to my Xmas pressie. :lol: :clap:

#162 Robin127

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Posted 11 December 2012 - 02:02

For some reason I decided at the last minute not to go to Mallory on this day, how I wish I'd gone now.

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#163 Robin127

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Posted 11 December 2012 - 02:02

For some reason I decided at the last minute not to go to Mallory on this day, how I wish I'd gone now.

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#164 tonyed

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Posted 11 December 2012 - 07:33

You will not be dissapointed, best Motorcycle racer biography by miles!! :up:


Yes agree throughly recommended. :up:

Also the Reg Everett book 'Rocker to Racer' another 'gripping' read. :)

#165 picblanc

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Posted 11 December 2012 - 09:40

For some reason I decided at the last minute not to go to Mallory on this day, how I wish I'd gone now.

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Never seen this before great stuff. :up:






#166 knickerbrook

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Posted 11 December 2012 - 15:21

Glad to say I was there, watching from the inside of the Esses, accross from the paddock! The buzz was amazing, nearly all the riders competing that day (and not in that race) came over to watch, such was the excitement. I exchanged emails with John Cowie a few years ogo (found him on Friends Reunited) and he said that race was the highlight of his career! He had the best seat in the house of course - and gave spadefuls of praise for Mike :up: .
Thanks for posting Robin!

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Posted 11 December 2012 - 16:08

Glad to say I was there, watching from the inside of the Esses, accross from the paddock! The buzz was amazing, nearly all the riders competing that day (and not in that race) came over to watch, such was the excitement. I exchanged emails with John Cowie a few years ogo (found him on Friends Reunited) and he said that race was the highlight of his career! He had the best seat in the house of course - and gave spadefuls of praise for Mike :up: .
Thanks for posting Robin!

That was a fantastic vid. I was there also, entrance to Gerrards. The atmosphere was electric and the crowd massive and no bloody awful chicanes but also no run offs at the Hairpin ( remember Paul Smarts crash ? ).
I've put down the rose tinted specs but still ask the same question...why isn't it as good now ???. We still get some great racing especially in BSB & support but somehow it doesn't seem as exciting. Am I becoming jaded ??
Greg

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Posted 11 December 2012 - 16:08

For some reason I decided at the last minute not to go to Mallory on this day, how I wish I'd gone now.

http://www.facebook....v=3257034066044

For years i've been searching for decent film of Mike in action and only ever found brief clips, this is great.......how much time was he making round Gerrards :eek: .


#169 Rennmax

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Posted 11 December 2012 - 18:04


Don't think we've had it before



#170 Rennmax

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Posted 11 December 2012 - 19:09

For some reason I decided at the last minute not to go to Mallory on this day, how I wish I'd gone now.


I came back from the IOM that morning, I'll regret the rest of my life that I didn't take the route to Mallory ....

#171 Paul Collins

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Posted 11 December 2012 - 21:53

Get a mug of tea and put your feet up for this one its 50 minutes.

1973 TT documentary following the fortunes of the JP Norton team contrasting those of a private entrant Graham Bentman, I havent seen this since it was on telly in the 70's

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#172 picblanc

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Posted 11 December 2012 - 22:54

How good was that!! cheers Paul. :up: :wave:

#173 GD66

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Posted 12 December 2012 - 05:32

Mick Grant must have offended the film makers during the week, they all but ignored his contribution. Odd.
But a great capture of a well-thought-out doco. Thanks Paul.

#174 tonyed

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Posted 16 December 2012 - 18:10

Thanks fil2.8. I placed my order 5 minutes ago. Really looking forward to my Xmas pressie. :lol: :clap:


Just finished reading the Jon Ekerold book again (3rd time).

His opinions of Cur Jackie Stewfart and Barry Sheene (as self appointed riders representative) as well as the FIM (spineless bastards) are warranted and I consider accurate.

Very well worth the read.

#175 SgtPepperoni

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Posted 16 December 2012 - 18:50

Just finished reading the Jon Ekerold book again (3rd time).

His opinions of Cur Jackie Stewfart and Barry Sheene (as self appointed riders representative) as well as the FIM (spineless bastards) are warranted and I consider accurate.

Very well worth the read.

Ha, received the book (thank you Jon for the personalised message) and read it into the early hours. I was just unable to put it down and go to bed.
Having said that, Barry Sheene was my all time hero and I found his criticism of the man a bit hard to swallow. But then again, it was his opinion and one has to respect that. I wasn't there and I suppose Barry rubbed some people up the wrong way. I guess it just comes as a bit of a shock to discover that not everyone worshiped the man. Regarding Stewart and the FIM, have to agree 100%.
OK, I might not have agreed with everything Jon said, but what I loved about the book was his courage to speak the truth and not hide behind the veil of political correctness which is so often the case nowadays. Superb read. Thank you Jon for telling it as you saw it. Your honesty is so refreshing and much appreciated.

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Posted 16 December 2012 - 19:54

His opinions of Cur Jackie Stewfart and Barry Sheene (as self appointed riders representative) as well as the FIM (spineless bastards) are warranted and I consider accurate.


Hi, sorry to go further OT in to this, but I remember well ( in about '79-'81 ish) Sheene and Roberts leading a revolt over start money and safety, but what was JYS's involvement if someone can enlighten me?

Edited by kevins, 16 December 2012 - 19:54.


#177 picblanc

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Posted 16 December 2012 - 19:59

Probably Stewarts implimentation of "the safety" Armco barrier instalation @ most/all circuits which worked for car racers, but ended up as lethal bacon slicers for Motorcycle racers. :well:

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Posted 16 December 2012 - 20:31

Ah, yes makes sense, thanks.

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Posted 17 December 2012 - 05:25

Probably Stewarts implimentation of "the safety" Armco barrier instalation @ most/all circuits which worked for car racers, but ended up as lethal bacon slicers for Motorcycle racers. :well:


The circuits used by both bikes and cars were lined with armco and then the F1 mob abandoned these circuits to race on their 'safe' street circuits lined with armco and concrete walls :confused:

As one who suffered at the armco 'altar' I have no respect for someone who could only see his side of the argument.

As for Mr Sheene and his insurrection, here was another man who was always right, with very little time for those who did not tow the Sheene line. Having said that despite his self indulgent attitude threats from the top seemed to be the only way of negotiation with the FIM at the time, but it was no Geoff Duke crusade.


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Posted 17 December 2012 - 08:07

Sheeney certainly wasn't everyone's cup of tea and I found him to be a definite enigma. No doubt he did a lot to assist the general public's perception of bike racing, but I saw him pull out on the fourth lap of a six-lap AHRMA classic race at Eastern Creek because he had a plane to catch : he was running fifth at the time. (And the airport is the best part of an hour from the track...). Would he have pulled out had he been leading ? The next year we shared a garage at Eastern Creek with him, Freddie and Sidonie were there too. He did all the work on the Walmsley Manx himself, including the tyre changes, and was actually pretty good company all weekend. No question he really enjoyed the classic racing, and was a genuine star at it, holding the lap record at Phillip Island for a few years until Wayne Gardner knocked it off.

As for Jackie Stewart, my mum always said if you can't say something nice about someone... :rolleyes:

Edited by GD66, 17 December 2012 - 08:07.


#181 SgtPepperoni

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Posted 18 December 2012 - 19:32

Sheeney certainly wasn't everyone's cup of tea and I found him to be a definite enigma. No doubt he did a lot to assist the general public's perception of bike racing, but I saw him pull out on the fourth lap of a six-lap AHRMA classic race at Eastern Creek because he had a plane to catch : he was running fifth at the time. (And the airport is the best part of an hour from the track...). Would he have pulled out had he been leading ? The next year we shared a garage at Eastern Creek with him, Freddie and Sidonie were there too. He did all the work on the Walmsley Manx himself, including the tyre changes, and was actually pretty good company all weekend. No question he really enjoyed the classic racing, and was a genuine star at it, holding the lap record at Phillip Island for a few years until Wayne Gardner knocked it off.

As for Jackie Stewart, my mum always said if you can't say something nice about someone... :rolleyes:

GD, forgive me, but if I got it correctly after his move to Oz, Fredie was his lad, but who was Sidonie? I thought Barry was married to Stefanie, the girl who left her husband for him after a photo shoot or something? Or was she a daughter I haven't heard about? Or Stefanie's daughter from her first marriage perhaps? Please enlighten me. :confused:

Edited by SgtPepperoni, 18 December 2012 - 19:33.


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Posted 18 December 2012 - 19:41

GD, forgive me, but if I got it correctly after his move to Oz, Fredie was his lad, but who was Sidonie? I thought Barry was married to Stefanie, the girl who left her husband for him after a photo shoot or something? Or was she a daughter I haven't heard about? Or Stefanie's daughter from her first marriage perhaps? Please enlighten me. :confused:


Yes , Sidonie was indeed their daughter :up:


#183 SgtPepperoni

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Posted 18 December 2012 - 20:07

Yes , Sidonie was indeed their daughter :up:

Thanks Fil, I was unaware that Barry and Stef had a daughter. Shows how out of touch I am. :blush:

#184 bobness

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Posted 18 December 2012 - 22:37

She works in PR and is "involved" with Sam Lowes, as I recall reading.

#185 sramoa

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Posted 22 December 2012 - 20:17

Mixed old videos from Hungary.There are old motos and cars.





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Posted 28 December 2012 - 23:48

not a 'biker' but made me laugh



this should be put on before the the CBT part of the motorcycle test..........



around 1m40 was the funniest thing ive seen in years, superbike boy in action........ :lol:

#187 rd500

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Posted 29 December 2012 - 00:05

the usa showing us how it should be done, shorts and tshirt style mostly :confused:


Edited by rd500, 29 December 2012 - 00:07.


#188 knickerbrook

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Posted 30 December 2012 - 14:15

Not nostalga, but very interesting nontheless!
(Inside Tommy Hill's race engine).


#189 picblanc

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Posted 30 December 2012 - 16:41

the usa showing us how it should be done, shorts and tshirt style mostly :confused:




More money than sense!






#190 Russell Burrows

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Posted 30 December 2012 - 17:12

More money than sense!


Oh well, if we're going off on tangents:

Love it....'darn at Fred's Cayfe' True nostalgia, like this one:

Edited by Russell Burrows, 30 December 2012 - 17:55.


#191 knickerbrook

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Posted 30 December 2012 - 17:55

This fits in rather nicely with Russell's last clip - I think it's called "waxing lyrical" :lol:



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Posted 30 December 2012 - 20:02

This fits in rather nicely with Russell's last clip - I think it's called "waxing lyrical" :lol:


Some passion about bikes, good to see. He needs though to get his face back from the camera a tad?


#193 Robin127

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Posted 05 January 2013 - 01:36

Just saw this on the CRMC board. Its the race Graham referenced in the 68-90 thread with his pic of Geoff Wents bike.




#194 picblanc

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Posted 05 January 2013 - 11:23

Ah its appeared on youtube now, good init!, I was given these races by a guy on fb who got the raw unedited recordings direct from the TV company about 3 years a go excelent almost HD quality, I never ever thought I would get to see these races as no video recorder back then.

Matey has also put up the MCN Superbike race that Pat Mahoney was badly injured in here is the link to that, cracking racing from Newbold & Patrick Pons.





its in two parts.



#195 picblanc

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Posted 05 January 2013 - 11:26

And Billy Ivy race 1975.





#196 knickerbrook

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Posted 05 January 2013 - 20:22

Just saw this on the CRMC board. Its the race Graham referenced in the 68-90 thread with his pic of Geoff Wents bike.

Is Adrian Godden one of the fallers at 12:44? Come in Aidee!

#197 picblanc

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Posted 05 January 2013 - 20:26

Is Adrian Godden one of the fallers at 12:44? Come in Aidee!


Yes Barry along with Steve Gooderham & Alan Blasdell, happened just in front of me!!






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Posted 06 January 2013 - 18:03

1979 Race of the Year from Oulton. Commentary by Murry Walker

Includes an interview with Kenny Roberts, Barry Sheene and Kork Ballington talking about the breakaway World Series and a short bit at end with Geoff Duke and Mick Grant.


Edited by kevins, 06 January 2013 - 18:04.


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Posted 06 January 2013 - 19:04

Ah its appeared on youtube now, good init!, I was given these races by a guy on fb who got the raw unedited recordings direct from the TV company about 3 years a go excelent almost HD quality, I never ever thought I would get to see these races as no video recorder back then.

Matey has also put up the MCN Superbike race that Pat Mahoney was badly injured in here is the link to that, cracking racing from Newbold & Patrick Pons.





its in two parts.


Funny what sticks in the mind. I remember this as clear as anything, poor Pat trying to get up when he was hit. Also Kenny Irons tragic accident at Cadwell 1988. Fritz Schidegger 1967 at the hairpin and Dennis Westwood 1974 when he crashed into the tree exiting the Esses having lost his passenger at the start. Can't tell you what I did yesterday but these images are still there!

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#200 knickerbrook

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Posted 07 January 2013 - 00:38

Barry Sheene's last race in the UK on the Manx at Goodwood. Not sure if it's been on here before, but it's well worth seeing. His optimism at the time, in the face of his illness, is poignant - and his talent clearly undimmed.