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#1 billbomann

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Posted 03 December 2010 - 19:50

I have been asked for information about Dudley Ward and his specials by Paavo Kymäläinen from Finland. He has a picture of Alan from the Finland TT on his website with a BSA-engined DW special.

http://www.kymalainen.net/

Nice site, mainly of interest for off-road enthusiasts (Google have a good translation service!)

This is a shot of Alan with his DW Triumph-engined special at Thruxton in 1953. As Alan did not ride the TT, he rode the Manx in 1947 on a Norton, I have very little information about him. In the 50s he was a member of Ecurie Skint with Harry Bostock and Geoff Monty and I remember he had a business around the Kingston area.

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Can anyone assist Paavo?

Edited by billbomann, 03 December 2010 - 19:55.


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#2 HiRich

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Posted 17 August 2012 - 15:42

I've managed to turn up one oddity.

In October 1951, he drove Alan Richards' JBS-JAP Formula III car to win the Mechanics Race at Brands Hatch. This was a fun race at the end of the season, but unfortunately another driver was killed and that was the end of that. He took part as a guest rather than actual mechanic. I have no other evidence of him racing a 500. Although listed as "Dudley Ward" in reports, I've confirmed it is the same person.

Sorry for the slow reply, I don't normally frequent these parts of TNF.

#3 Paul Rochdale

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Posted 17 August 2012 - 16:31

Geoff Monty and Alan Dudley Ward formed a business in the late 1940s in Kingston-upon-Thames, then Twickenham and finally in Edenbridge in Kent.

#4 Paul Collins

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Posted 17 August 2012 - 17:27

Geoff Monty and Alan Dudley Ward formed a business in the late 1940s in Kingston-upon-Thames, then Twickenham and finally in Edenbridge in Kent.


And built some specials called Monard's I seem to recall?

#5 fil2.8

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Posted 17 August 2012 - 19:59

And built some specials called Monard's I seem to recall?



ridden by Bill Ivy , and others

#6 knickerbrook

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Posted 18 August 2012 - 19:48

Hi Phil :wave:
Ray Pickrell also rode the Monard for a while (around 1965/66).


#7 Russell Burrows

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Posted 18 August 2012 - 23:21

Blanchard also rode for Monty; strangely I can't recall him riding the Monards, although he must have done since he took over as Geoff's pilot from Ivy. I'm not sure that the connection between Dudley-Ward and Monty continued in later years; I'm pretty certain D-W kept his own business in Kingston while Geoff ran shops in Twickenham and then Edenbridge.

Edited by Russell Burrows, 18 August 2012 - 23:22.


#8 Tonka

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Posted 19 August 2012 - 00:23

Some info on Monty & Ward from the Interweb.

The bike shop is still running -

Monty & Ward Motors
132 High Street
Edenbridge
Kent
TN8 5AY

Geoff Monty tribute by Tommy Robb
http://www.manxgrand...ews/News45.html

Stan Stephens worked at M&W
http://www.stansteph...com/2stroke.htm
Might get info from him

Article that mentions Monard & Bill Ivy
http://www.britcycle...f_Substance.pdf



#9 Russell Burrows

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Posted 19 August 2012 - 10:50

Some info on Monty & Ward from the Interweb.

The bike shop is still running -

Monty & Ward Motors
132 High Street
Edenbridge
Kent
TN8 5AY

Geoff Monty tribute by Tommy Robb
http://www.manxgrand...ews/News45.html

Stan Stephens worked at M&W
http://www.stansteph...com/2stroke.htm
Might get info from him

Article that mentions Monard & Bill Ivy
http://www.britcycle...f_Substance.pdf

Thanks for digging these out, Tonka.

#10 Herr Wankel

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Posted 19 August 2012 - 12:13

Prepared the motor of arguably GBs greatest Hillclimber, Paul Spargo from Cornwall. His Ariel-Triumph didn't look much,but boy did it shift,and he could make it. Contrary to the old addage,with Paul,the throttle only worked one way !!
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#11 billbomann

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Posted 23 August 2012 - 01:52

Thanks to all for providing the information on Alan J Dudley Ward; I especially like Tommy Robb's tribute.

#12 Bjorn Kjer

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Posted 08 October 2012 - 14:55

Is this the Dudley Ward who is supposed to have had to do with ex-biker Bob Anderson and his DW Racing in the early 60's ?

#13 rd500

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Posted 08 October 2012 - 18:30

Is this the Dudley Ward who is supposed to have had to do with ex-biker Bob Anderson and his DW Racing in the early 60's ?


is this the same guy that rode the JAP v twins in the late 40s, if it is then im sure anderson used his tuning services.

#14 Bjorn Kjer

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Posted 08 October 2012 - 19:10

Bob Anderson raced 4 wheelers from 1960 and had his own team from 1963-67 when he was killed in an accident. His own race team was called DW Racing Enterprises , hence the Dudley Ward question ?