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#1 batandball

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Posted 29 June 2010 - 10:30

Hi all,

If anybody has any photographs of my brother Tony Moran who raced in the 80's, please could you post them. He sadly died at Donington in 1999 and I have so few pictures to remember him by.

Thank you.

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#2 gmwzorro

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Posted 29 June 2010 - 19:19

Hi all,

If anybody has any photographs of my brother Tony Moran who raced in the 80's, please could you post them. He sadly died at Donington in 1999 and I have so few pictures to remember him by.

Thank you.

Got one or two somewhere will dig them out
Gary

#3 gmwzorro

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Posted 29 June 2010 - 20:04

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Posted 29 June 2010 - 21:04


I have a couple, you are welcome to them if you want. Let me know and I will e-mail them to you.

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#5 batandball

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Posted 01 July 2010 - 11:14

I have a couple, you are welcome to them if you want. Let me know and I will e-mail them to you.

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David

If you could that would be fantastic..... paulmoran8@gmail.com

Thank you so much.

Paul

#6 batandball

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Posted 01 July 2010 - 11:36

Got one or two somewhere will dig them out
Gary


Thank you so much

Paul

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Posted 02 July 2010 - 21:06

If you could that would be fantastic..... paulmoran8@gmail.com

Thank you so much.

Paul



Hi Paul

E-mail sent.


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#8 batandball

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Posted 03 July 2010 - 16:53

Hi Paul

E-mail sent.


David

Thanks david

#9 suzrg500

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Posted 12 July 2010 - 20:33

Hi Paul,

Pretty sure that is Tony up my Chuff (my apologies if I'm wrong) at a Revetts National at Snetterton, 82/83ish. I remember the race well, after a good scrap I managed to win by the skin of my teeth with Les Burgan 2nd and I think Tony 3rd.

Les, of course is also very sadly no longer with us :( I often reflect and feel very lucky, like a few more on here I would think, to have come out reasonably unscathed after 8 seasons or so and hitting the road more times than I care to remember.

Sorry about the crap quality, it's a photo of a photo, my scanners decided not to scan :confused:

Credit to Phil Masters for the original pic

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#10 batandball

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Posted 18 July 2010 - 08:32

Thanks david

Hi,

Thank you for the picture but it isn't Tony. We had some great races at Snetterton. I remember the Bulmers Trophy as we spent 17 hours trying to get there in a van that broke down 6 times on the way..he eventually won...the prize...at the time a MASSIVE £125 which was huge in those days.

Again...thanks for getting back to me. It is sad to see how many are no longer with us...if you look at the grid above there is Joey, Tony and Steve Henshaw all lined up next to each other but all gone :(

Paul

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Posted 18 July 2010 - 13:32

Hi,

Thank you for the picture but it isn't Tony. We had some great races at Snetterton. I remember the Bulmers Trophy as we spent 17 hours trying to get there in a van that broke down 6 times on the way..he eventually won...the prize...at the time a MASSIVE £125 which was huge in those days.

Again...thanks for getting back to me. It is sad to see how many are no longer with us...if you look at the grid above there is Joey, Tony and Steve Henshaw all lined up next to each other but all gone :(

Paul

Hi Paul

I remember Tony on his 750cc Yamaha a lot. I was marshalling @ Russell bend one easter (very cold and very wet easter monday!) Tony won all his races whilst many of his competitiors didn't even come onto the grid.

The rider following on the RG500 could be Tony Richardson by the way. :wave:

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Posted 20 July 2010 - 08:35

Hi Paul

I remember Tony on his 750cc Yamaha a lot. I was marshalling @ Russell bend one easter (very cold and very wet easter monday!) Tony won all his races whilst many of his competitiors didn't even come onto the grid.

The rider following on the RG500 could be Tony Richardson by the way. :wave:


Yes I remember many freezing cold days at Snetterton. It was his favourite track and he always did well there. He ran in his brand new reverse cylinder Yamaha 500 during a race there with an X as his number and the organisors let him use a race to run the engine in. He chucked it down the road at Corums coz it had the tyres that it came out of the crate on...not a happy chappy :)
Cheers

Paul

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Posted 22 July 2010 - 23:30

Paul, if you check youtube for the '86 UGP there are some clips showing Tony, in the F2 race, I think.

#14 batandball

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Posted 23 July 2010 - 15:17

Paul, if you check youtube for the '86 UGP there are some clips showing Tony, in the F2 race, I think.

Mick,

Thank you so much. Jesus, that brought a tear to my eye..but happy memories. I was piss wet through though stood in the pits :)

Paul

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Posted 01 August 2010 - 21:11

Unless I've just been punching the wrong buttons poor Tony Moran is not recorded upon the Motorsport memorial website. Did he lose his life in competition at Donington, or during private testing, or a jolly day? Please excuse my ignorance.

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#16 batandball

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Posted 04 August 2010 - 13:22

Unless I've just been punching the wrong buttons poor Tony Moran is not recorded upon the Motorsport memorial website. Did he lose his life in competition at Donington, or during private testing, or a jolly day? Please excuse my ignorance.

DCN

Hi,

He died on a track day. May 8th 1999 (My bloody birthday the git)

Regards

Paul Moran

#17 Paul Collins

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Posted 04 August 2010 - 13:43

Hi Paul, i used to race at Snetterton in the early 1980's and remember Tony on either a TZ750 or RG500 or maybe both?, absolutely flying around Snett, didnt realise he had died until I read this thread, very sorry to hear that.

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Posted 09 August 2010 - 09:53

Hi Paul, i used to race at Snetterton in the early 1980's and remember Tony on either a TZ750 or RG500 or maybe both?, absolutely flying around Snett, didnt realise he had died until I read this thread, very sorry to hear that.

Hi Paul,

Yes he was quick round Snetterton..rarely beaten there. He had what we called the Red Rocket which was a 700 with Fahron barrells which went like stink but would go round corners. He then had a MK8 RG.

Funny thing was, he never went well round Donington which didn't help his career as all the big races were there...and then after retiring he goes there for a bit of fun and the rest is history.

Speak soon

Paul

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Posted 09 August 2010 - 23:05

Yes very sad indeed, did you have another brother who raced? I seem to remember another fairly handy lad who didnt appear very often called Ian Moran?

Can you remember who Tony sold the Red Rocket to? I bought a TZ750 with all the 830 Fahron stuff on it during the late 1980's it was reputed to be ex Alex George, I think a guy called Tim Antill had it before me, I converted it back to 750 and sold it to George Beale in about 1987.

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#20 batandball

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Posted 13 August 2010 - 06:54

Yes very sad indeed, did you have another brother who raced? I seem to remember another fairly handy lad who didnt appear very often called Ian Moran?

Can you remember who Tony sold the Red Rocket to? I bought a TZ750 with all the 830 Fahron stuff on it during the late 1980's it was reputed to be ex Alex George, I think a guy called Tim Antill had it before me, I converted it back to 750 and sold it to George Beale in about 1987.

Hi mate,

Yes, that's my other brother but he was crap!! Ha ha. Fell off more times than he stayed on. I cant remember who he sold the red rocket too. I remember at the NW200 it was clocked 5mph faster than Rob Mclnea's works Suzuki...fastest bike there but he had to get off and push it round corners!!

Paul

#21 Paul Collins

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Posted 14 August 2010 - 12:39

Hi Paul, I remember Ian, he appeared at Snetterton once when I was racing there and seemed quite fast, but based on what you've said he was probably just lining himself up for his next crash lol



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Posted 17 August 2010 - 09:20

Hi Paul, I remember Ian, he appeared at Snetterton once when I was racing there and seemed quite fast, but based on what you've said he was probably just lining himself up for his next crash lol

Ha ha....perhaps I am being a little unkind. Ian raced 125's in South Africa for a couple of years and was very successful. Get this...when he came back to the uk he brought the engine to his TZ125 as hand luggage!! I kid you not...the chassis etc went in the hold but he put the bulk of the engine in a bag and carried it on to save money!!
Try doing that nowadays!! :lol: :lol:

#23 Paul Collins

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Posted 17 August 2010 - 18:52

Reminds me of a New Zealander who I spannered for at the TT a few years ago, he brought his RS125 over from NZ the same way, he finished about 8th in the TT, then I bought the bike off him to give him his air fare home again.

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Posted 01 November 2010 - 15:29

I didn't realise Tony had lost his life, very sorry to hear that - I've got a couple of pics somewhere, will dig them out.

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Posted 03 November 2010 - 20:47

one of Tony here, from Cadwell Park

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Posted 06 January 2011 - 23:10

Yes I remember many freezing cold days at Snetterton. It was his favourite track and he always did well there. He ran in his brand new reverse cylinder Yamaha 500 during a race there with an X as his number and the organisors let him use a race to run the engine in. He chucked it down the road at Corums coz it had the tyres that it came out of the crate on...not a happy chappy :)
Cheers

Paul


This sounds very familiar,did it happen at a club meeting the day before a bigger event, if so I was next to him in the paddock and helped him get it out of the crate. Got some pictures of the bike somewhere taken before it had even been started. I seem to remember that one of the reasons they wouldn't let him out initially was that the bike had slicks on it and even though he was happy to start off after the pack had left the grid and not get involved in the race it was still a no no.

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Posted 07 January 2011 - 08:55

Reminds me of a New Zealander who I spannered for at the TT a few years ago, he brought his RS125 over from NZ the same way, he finished about 8th in the TT, then I bought the bike off him to give him his air fare home again.



Would that have been Nigel Bish ?


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Posted 08 January 2011 - 21:34

Couple of nice pics of Tony on Manfreds site here.
http://www.highsider...Moran_86_01.htm

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Posted 09 January 2011 - 00:15

Would that have been Nigel Bish ?


It certainly was Mr Bish or 'Bushwacker' as we called him :lol: it was one of the most enjoyable TT's i've ever had, a good rider and a formidable party animal.

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