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#1 lindsky8

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Posted 25 July 2010 - 10:44

Hi motorcycle racing people,
I am writing this post again, as I`m not sure if my recent post was registered.

I was a sidecar racer from 1962, my first race and first win was the handicap race at Brands Hatch, I won the race by about 39seconds, this race was a national event with the great
sidecar men such as Chris Vincent, Bill Boddice, Owen Greenwood, Fred Hanks, alan Thurgood etc etc, the motorcycle news made a comment about how me the novice beat such champions,
well we did practice at Brands much as possible, so we did know the circuit (as I do today) very well. However Bill Boddice was in Second Place, and I received a cheque for THE WIN of £45.

So, I am just wondering if anyone knows or could tell me how to find out the date of the win at Brands, and how I could find some photos, and photos for when I competed in the 1963 and 64 isle of man TTs.

Many thanks
Peter Field

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Posted 25 July 2010 - 13:26

Hi motorcycle racing people,
I am writing this post again, as I`m not sure if my recent post was registered.

I was a sidecar racer from 1962, my first race and first win was the handicap race at Brands Hatch, I won the race by about 39seconds, this race was a national event with the great
sidecar men such as Chris Vincent, Bill Boddice, Owen Greenwood, Fred Hanks, alan Thurgood etc etc, the motorcycle news made a comment about how me the novice beat such champions,
well we did practice at Brands much as possible, so we did know the circuit (as I do today) very well. However Bill Boddice was in Second Place, and I received a cheque for THE WIN of £45.

So, I am just wondering if anyone knows or could tell me how to find out the date of the win at Brands, and how I could find some photos, and photos for when I competed in the 1963 and 64 isle of man TTs.

Many thanks
Peter Field



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Posted 25 July 2010 - 13:29

Hi Peter
whilst researching my dad's history (Harry Scholes) I might have some details from clippings etc. I will only have 1962 info. Please could you tell me race dates, expected venues etc. By the way Continental Circus might be able to help.
best wishes
Haroldh

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Posted 26 July 2010 - 11:08

Hi Peter
whilst researching my dad's history (Harry Scholes) I might have some details from clippings etc. I will only have 1962 info. Please could you tell me race dates, expected venues etc. By the way Continental Circus might be able to help.
best wishes
Haroldh



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Posted 26 July 2010 - 11:12

Hi again HaroldH,

My first sidecar race was at Brands Hatch 1962, a national event, my first win, in 1963 I did the isle of man TT sidecar where I finshed 20th, in 1964 I entered the TT sidecar event but never started, the 1962 event I would like
dates and photos if possible, and photos if possible for the TTs.

Thanks a million if you can help.

Peter Field

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Posted 26 July 2010 - 11:51

Hi again HaroldH,

My first sidecar race was at Brands Hatch 1962, a national event, my first win, in 1963 I did the isle of man TT sidecar where I finshed 20th, in 1964 I entered the TT sidecar event but never started, the 1962 event I would like
dates and photos if possible, and photos if possible for the TTs.

Thanks a million if you can help.

Peter Field


Hello Peter,
well I've looked at the programme entry for 19 th August 1962 and you aren't in it. The newspaper results for that day show Bill Boddice winning the h/cap so I guess you can rule that out. I also looked at a 8/10/1961 programme ( just to be sure!) and of course you weren't in that.
I don't have any other info for Brands 1962.
Haroldh


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Posted 17 January 2011 - 13:55

Hello Peter,
well I've looked at the programme entry for 19 th August 1962 and you aren't in it. The newspaper results for that day show Bill Boddice winning the h/cap so I guess you can rule that out. I also looked at a 8/10/1961 programme ( just to be sure!) and of course you weren't in that.
I don't have any other info for Brands 1962.
Haroldh


Hi again haroldh, long time no speak, I have been working abroad, but I am now back in action, I do have some more information regarding my first win, It was Brands Hatch, National event 8th July 1962, I did win,
Bill Boddice was fifth, so I got that bit wrong, I now need some pictures, as I need to submit this information to the Isle Of man TT profile. Perhaps you can help?
Happy new year.
best wishes
Peter

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Posted 17 January 2011 - 16:38

Hi again haroldh, long time no speak, I have been working abroad, but I am now back in action, I do have some more information regarding my first win, It was Brands Hatch, National event 8th July 1962, I did win,
Bill Boddice was fifth, so I got that bit wrong, I now need some pictures, as I need to submit this information to the Isle Of man TT profile. Perhaps you can help?
Happy new year.
best wishes
Peter


Peter,
I don't have any 8th July pics at Brands. Give me any others dates etc places. Perhaps send in a pm?

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Posted 17 January 2011 - 16:50

Try Mortons Archive (Classic Racer magazine) they might have a picture or two?

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Posted 17 January 2011 - 20:41

Peter,
I don't have any 8th July pics at Brands. Give me any others dates etc places. Perhaps send in a pm?


Hello Peter,
I have looked through what programes I have and found you at Mallory Park, 31-3-63.
Sidecars up to 1200cc - Heat two, 5 laps. #18 - PT Field / A Poulton, 500 Norton or 650 Triumph.
PT Field, London. Licence #907.
Sadly I did not record the results.
Roy

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Posted 18 January 2011 - 10:01

Hello Peter,
I have looked through what programes I have and found you at Mallory Park, 31-3-63.
Sidecars up to 1200cc - Heat two, 5 laps. #18 - PT Field / A Poulton, 500 Norton or 650 Triumph.
PT Field, London. Licence #907.
Sadly I did not record the results.
Roy

Hello again Peter,
The above Mallory Park meeting was the season opener and heres another meeting which was an International meeting. 'The Hutchinson 100' which attracted a class fieild.
It was on 6 4 63. You were entered in the 500cc Sidecar Scratch Race with plenty of continental BMW entries over 23 mls.
You were # 75 PT Field/A Poulton Norton and also entered the BMCRC Sidecar Championship over 35 mls.
Your entry Licence #Z7087 and passenger was #Z7469 from London E8.
Again no results, but Fritz Sheidegger, Florian Camathias, Max Deubel, Pip Harris, Otto Kolle, Claude Lambert, Ray Pollard, Chris Vincent & Tony Wakefield all on BMW's.
Colin Seeley & 'our' Owen Greenwood was on the Matchless and Bill Boddice on his Norton.
What happy days they were watching world class exponents.
Roy

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Posted 11 February 2011 - 21:09

Hi to all in this section, I also have some programmes etc from this era as my father raced solo's from 58-62 and chairs from 62-66. So i will to see what i can find. I am also trying to find as much info on my dads racing as i would like to parade one of his manx outfits that i am building. His name is John Sweet.

Cheers

Kevin