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#1 pushstart

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Posted 19 January 2010 - 10:57

Well I've just got round to scanning some pics from my collection, taken mostly at Brands in the 70's and 80's. Several of these riders I can no longer identify, so maybe there is someone out there who can? I'll post a new picture every few days, of course, I cant tell whether your knowledge, or guess is correct, but you might like seeing the pictures anyway, so here goes.
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#2 kerrowmoar

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Posted 19 January 2010 - 11:09

paul lewis

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Thanks pushstart,we like seeing pictures around here,especially of RG500s

Edited by kerrowmoar, 19 January 2010 - 11:11.


#3 lukebaby

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Posted 19 January 2010 - 11:11

Paul Lewis :wave:

#4 pushstart

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Posted 19 January 2010 - 14:58

Hey your very good, well I'll believe you anyway, your memory is obviously better than mine :well: . I'd almost forgot about this character. is he the one they called the 'angry ant'! Anyway, i'll bung another pic on tomorrow.

#5 exclubracer

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Posted 19 January 2010 - 17:25

is he the one they called the 'angry ant'!


Amongst other things, yes!! :D

#6 Coupe Kawasaki

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Posted 19 January 2010 - 17:27

Amongst other things, yes!! :D



I still want to see his Harley Challenge at Mallory :rotfl:



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#7 pushstart

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Posted 20 January 2010 - 11:47

Ok here's another one. Again, taken at Brands.
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#8 exclubracer

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Posted 20 January 2010 - 12:21

Donnie McLeod :up:

#9 pushstart

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Posted 20 January 2010 - 20:12

Hey, thank you. more to come.

#10 pushstart

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Posted 21 January 2010 - 09:55

How about this one then.
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#11 fil2.8

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Posted 21 January 2010 - 10:00

Dave Hiscock

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Posted 21 January 2010 - 11:55

Indeed it is. What a super piece of kit that bike looks, even after 20 years +.

#13 kerrowmoar

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Posted 21 January 2010 - 12:31

Interesting gloves :eek:

#14 fil2.8

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Posted 21 January 2010 - 12:35

Pity it's a four :yawnface: stroke

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#15 kerrowmoar

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Posted 21 January 2010 - 12:38

Wotcha fil :wave:

Throw up some www for us

its lashing down here :cry:

I would put up some myself but they always come out too small(story of my life)

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Posted 21 January 2010 - 12:57

Wotcha fil :wave:

Throw up some www for us

its lashing down here :cry:

I would put up some myself but they always come out too small(story of my life)


Hi , K :p quite nice in Devon , bit busy , but i 'll heave up a couple for you :rolleyes: :wave:

#17 pushstart

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Posted 21 January 2010 - 14:03

Your making this look too easy, here's another, this time taken at Snetterton.

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#18 kerrowmoar

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Posted 21 January 2010 - 14:35

mez mellor going by the helmet

dont remember that bike though

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Posted 21 January 2010 - 16:20

The bike and leathers look right for Peter Hubbard but not sure of the helmet
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#20 exclubracer

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Posted 21 January 2010 - 21:34

The bike and leathers look right for Peter Hubbard but not sure of the helmet
Gary


That's Pete alright :up:

#21 picblanc

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Posted 21 January 2010 - 23:11

100% sure its Steve Thompson.

#22 picblanc

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Posted 21 January 2010 - 23:16

Here is Steve #111 & Pete Hubbard #31 Brands Hatch 1983.
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Posted 22 January 2010 - 07:55

100% sure its Steve Thompson.


Ooops, you right Graham! :blush:

I would have lost my shirt on that one! :cat:

#24 pushstart

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Posted 22 January 2010 - 11:08

Well that looks pretty conclusive, thanks. Must admit I've completely forgotten the name. I tended to take pics of the riders who were doing well on the day but never made any notes. Of course, a lot of them are very obvious ie. Sheene, Marshall, Grant, Dunlop, Haslem etc. But many others escape my memory. So here's another, this looks too easy with the name on the helmet ........ but I cant get the other name.
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Posted 22 January 2010 - 12:27

Ivan Gray.

#26 fil2.8

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Posted 22 January 2010 - 12:29

Was just going to say that , Buster :p what you doing ' ome ??

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Posted 22 January 2010 - 12:31

Was just going to say that , Buster :p what you doing ' ome ??


I been poorly last few days & its raining here, so another day off!! You all right olden? :wave:

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Posted 22 January 2010 - 12:35

Yes , fine , ta :up: pm me your land line number , and i'll bell ya , for free :wave: :blush:

#29 Snetterton-b17

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Posted 22 January 2010 - 15:58

Ivan Gray.

Ivan was a Marlboro clubmans winner....

#30 pushstart

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Posted 22 January 2010 - 18:24

OK thanks, and here's the next one, looks foreign to me, any idea?

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#31 Rennmax

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Posted 22 January 2010 - 18:29


Franco Uncini '82 ?

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Posted 22 January 2010 - 18:31

Franco Uncini '82 ?

:up: WORLD CHAMPION....Now MOTO GP saftey officer !!

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Posted 22 January 2010 - 19:00

Franco at Brands Powerbike Int, he had just won the 500cc title, & here he was at Brands, can you imagine Rossi doing the same? I dont think so!! :well:

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Posted 22 January 2010 - 19:27

Well how about that, how could I have forgotten him! Yes it's odd isn't it, we used to be able to go to Brands and see Ago, Read, etc. Now the GP (sorry MotoGP) stars are nowhere to be seen outside the championship circus. Is it pressure or money, or maybe both! Anyway it's still a shame. These pics aren't my best, in fact they're in a pile I was going to throw away as i felt I needed to reduce my photo collection.
I'll post another one a bit later.

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#35 picblanc

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Posted 22 January 2010 - 19:31

Dont throw them away!! :eek:

#36 pushstart

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Posted 22 January 2010 - 21:38

Well, scanning them will in some way save them anyway. Here's the next one then.

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#37 picblanc

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Posted 22 January 2010 - 21:39

Steve Williams.

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Posted 22 January 2010 - 23:41

Thanks. Don't know how you've remembered all these. So here's one more, not many clues on this one. I'll be away for a couple of days so see you the other side of the weekend.

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Posted 23 January 2010 - 02:08

Ivan was a Marlboro clubmans winner....

That's right he was, in 81 i think, he took his "prize", a new Rotax to Brands for an end of season Bemsee meet. It was p*****g down with rain and i was a bit of a wet weather man so we had a great scrap. I was very confident about beating him and had one or two places in mind to overtake and pull away then i noticed my temp guage getting a bit high. I ended up nursing it home to 5th, the bottom hose had split, besides a bundle of falls, that was the worst thing that happened to me all year so i was lucky i guess.

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Posted 23 January 2010 - 04:41

Thanks. Don't know how you've remembered all these. So here's one more, not many clues on this one. I'll be away for a couple of days so see you the other side of the weekend.

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Paul Tinker?

#41 picblanc

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Posted 23 January 2010 - 08:12

Paul Tinker?


Yep def Paul Tinker.

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Posted 23 January 2010 - 09:59

Paul Tinker?

I agree Nigel :up:.... A few years ago he was doing Karting...

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Posted 23 January 2010 - 10:03

That's right he was, in 81 i think, he took his "prize", a new Rotax to Brands for an end of season Bemsee meet. It was p*****g down with rain and i was a bit of a wet weather man so we had a great scrap. I was very confident about beating him and had one or two places in mind to overtake and pull away then i noticed my temp guage getting a bit high. I ended up nursing it home to 5th, the bottom hose had split, besides a bundle of falls, that was the worst thing that happened to me all year so i was lucky i guess.

Hi Mick....What was it with Marlboro Clubmans Winner's ...They all failed ti hit the bigtime...Tom Dury (R.I.P),Ivan Gray,Dean Askin,Martin Rice,Stuart Melen.....I think i have missed one...

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Posted 23 January 2010 - 10:49

Dave Dean, Roy Kennedy, Didn't Foggy win it and Darren Dixon second one year? or the other way round.

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Posted 23 January 2010 - 11:05

Dave Dean, Roy Kennedy, Didn't Foggy win it and Darren Dixon second one year? or the other way round.

Nigel can't remember Roy Kennedy winning the major prize !!

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Posted 23 January 2010 - 12:03

No sorry he didn't, just the 350 class, was getting muddled up, that would have been the year Ivan gray was given the main prize

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Posted 23 January 2010 - 12:09

No sorry he didn't, just the 350 class, was getting muddled up, that would have been the year Ivan gray was given the main prize

No Problem's Nigel.....From memory i think Dean Askin was the last main prize winner

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Posted 23 January 2010 - 15:20

Hi Mick....What was it with Marlboro Clubmans Winner's ...They all failed ti hit the bigtime...Tom Dury (R.I.P),Ivan Gray,Dean Askin,Martin Rice,Stuart Melen.....I think i have missed one...

Dunno Snett but the last one i did put me in Louth general, lol.

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Posted 23 January 2010 - 15:31

Dunno Snett but the last one i did put me in Louth general, lol.

Not the best result mick....Nigel got the one i forgot Dave Dean !!

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Posted 23 January 2010 - 18:10

I thought Mick Crick and Dave Leach had won the big Marlboro prize?