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REG 250cc from the 1950s

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#1 nigeldodd

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Posted 07 October 2009 - 22:40

Hi I am trying to track down any photos or information relating to the REG, a 250cc lightweight twin designed and built by Bob Geeson in the 1950's and ridden by many of the greats of the time: i.e John Surtees, Derek Minter, John Hartle, Ginger Payne, Norman Surtees, Bob Anderson, Sid Mizen, Fred Hardy, Arthur Wheeler, Jack Brett and Chris Vincent. I am interested because my father Douglas Dodd was a very close friend of Bob and was very involved in the REG bike throughout the 50's and early 60's.
The Sammy Miller museum has just completed a restoration of an early REG which I am planning on visiting later this week with my father.
I have posted a couple of scanned pictures that I have of the bike on:www.vintagebike.co.uk if anyone is interested.


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#2 fil2.8

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Posted 07 October 2009 - 22:46

Hi Nige :wave: and welcome to the OFF ( Old Farts Forum ) I have a bit of info on the REG which i'll post ASAP , enjoy

#3 ex Rhodie racer 2

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Posted 08 October 2009 - 06:32

Fred Hardy on the 250 REG.
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Edited by ex Rhodie racer 2, 08 October 2009 - 06:33.

#4 Continental Circus

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Posted 08 October 2009 - 13:41

Fred Hardy on the 250 REG.
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Here is the 1962 version with Fred Hardy on board at the Gooseneck in the 250 TT where he came home 7th.
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#5 exclubracer

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Posted 08 October 2009 - 14:56

There was a good article on the REG 250 in Classic Racer not long ago, may be worth a look.

#6 billbomann

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Posted 15 November 2010 - 00:43

Hi Nigel
We have quite a few shots of the REG.
This is a nice weigh-in shot before the 1952 Lightweight TT

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#7 14919442

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Posted 22 May 2014 - 19:20

Re Bob Geeson and the REG. In 1953 it was just Bob and I that went to IOM TT.. I was for 2 weeks his race engineer. Personal friends  from 1950. We had a serious problem during practice. A casual remark made by me and action taken resulted

in the problem being solved. The photo I have is the only one I have seen taken in the  1953 race. The success I think was the turning point. for the REG. Bob may have finished higher but what was not mentioned at the time was the fact that an old injury to a leg had given him considerable pain thought the race, If anyone wants more information contact me. Ben Gross...........ben.gross@virginmedia.com

#8 knickerbrook

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Posted 25 May 2014 - 15:00

Is this any help?