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#1 joeninety

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Posted 09 January 2011 - 19:25

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Can you name the riders?

Edited by joeninety, 10 January 2011 - 19:52.


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#2 SADBATCCM

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Posted 09 January 2011 - 19:40

http://i1236.photobu...horne1/mp-1.jpg
Can you name the riders?

have a go with Clive Horton 1# Stve Tonkin 18# :confused: :lol:

#3 Herr Wankel

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Posted 09 January 2011 - 19:59

Thanks for the interest, correct your leading the contest so far ;)

Dave Hickman 23
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#4 SADBATCCM

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Posted 09 January 2011 - 20:00

Thanks for the interest, correct your leading the contest so far ;)

23# Neil Tuxworth?? :blush:

#5 gmwzorro

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Posted 09 January 2011 - 20:50

Not Neil nor Dave No 2 looks very dandy I must say ! :cool:

Phil Mellor 35 Alex Bedford 2 maybe Bob Towse 23?

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Posted 09 January 2011 - 21:18

Nice try but the catch is the front runners were by and large unknown. Just to up the anti Rod Scyvier has agreed to stump up the prize money for this little competition and take colour photos of the very lucky prize winner who will recieve an all expenses night out in Soho with Chris Carter ! :lol:

Pete Hubbard no 35 Chris Thorne no 2 (which I guess is you sponsored by Mick Grant) by the way I always looked out for you with the Mick Grant conection

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#7 ravenous25

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Posted 10 January 2011 - 10:16

No1 - Clive Horton
No 23 - Alex Bedford
No 35 - Pete Hubbard
No 2 - Chris Thorne
No 18 - Steve Tonkin

1980 I reckon - I'm sure I've got this picture in one of my scrapbooks!

#8 joepotts7

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Posted 10 January 2011 - 11:13

Yes and your on track for a runner up prize, a black and white polaroid photo from Rod, just for recognizing me ! :clap:


Chris, I have just sent you a message about message asking for a little bit of information regarding your brother.

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#9 Yendor

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Posted 10 January 2011 - 12:30

Nice try but the catch is the front runners were by and large unknown. Just to up the anti Rod Scyvier has agreed to stump up the prize money for this little competition and take colour photos of the very lucky prize winner who will recieve an all expenses night out in Soho with Chris Carter ! :lol:



Oi you behave yourself! and learn to spell my name if you are going to take it in vain :)

#10 SADBATCCM

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Posted 10 January 2011 - 22:32

Clive still used that 125 in 1982.... :lol: :wave:

#11 fil2.8

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Posted 10 January 2011 - 22:51

Very well done but you missed Steve Kibble sprouting out of Hubbies earole, theres always a catch to free competions ;)
My appologies to Rod Scivyer for my mispelling :blush:
I have so many stories but don't want to end up in court :rotfl:
Chris


Long time ago , now , Chris , think it's OK to fess up.....................


#12 picblanc

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Posted 18 January 2011 - 23:56

Peter Weale @ Brands Hatch 1977.
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Posted 19 January 2011 - 00:09

Charlie Williams @ Brands Hatch 1977.
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#14 Coupe Kawasaki

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Posted 19 January 2011 - 00:26

Nice Photo Graham :up: . That was a good series and was on telly a bit too I think?


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Posted 19 January 2011 - 20:16

Interesting that in my pictures (first year of the series) & your picture the exhaust pipe has swopped sides!?

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Posted 19 January 2011 - 20:26

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By joeninety at 2011-01-19
What a great competitor, I recall beating him at Olivers Mount, as we came back to the paddock he slapped my back and congratulated me, swear to god I had a rash from his "gentle patting". I only beat him cos he was riding a number of bikes as usuall and the Honda was tricky clutch wise so he suffered a little.
Phil Mellor RIP

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Absolutely right about Phil - great rider and great guy. He used to come up and race in Scotland just when I was starting racing, and he always set a great pace so I learned a lot from him. Always rode a huge variety of bikes on the same day. I am sure he had a 125 Honda, 250 & 350 TZs and an RG 500 at one stage. Did he win the Honda 125 championship one year?

PS I did the Honda championship when it was air cooled (1979?). My second year of racing so it was a 'baptism of fire' up against the 'famous' riders who did the series. It was a good cheap series. Also remember rumours of bikes running meths or alchohol in the later years of the series??

#17 Coupe Kawasaki

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Posted 19 January 2011 - 23:10

Good stuff Chris :up: was that an MT Eslinore moto x engine and was the disc a cable CB200?

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Posted 20 January 2011 - 18:59

The MT used loads of road bike bits and bobs probably more than the RS. Both had MX engines. For all its worth both put up some brilliant times and on TT100's.
I used to wear the rear a little on the right side then change it round and wear a little bit more off, then pop it on the front and repeat the procedure. Not that I was tight you understand.....but the TT100 had too much tread depth, that's my story and I'm sticking to it.
I would like to post two pics, taken at Olivers Mount so not a Honda championship round.The first is of the great all rounder Phil Mellor and the second of much underated 250cc rider Pete Hubbard. (don't think much of that pleb they are about to lap) They were good friends of mine and came to my wedding as did Rod Scivyer, I think I have a very rare picture of the latter buying a round of drinks, maybe not !
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Thanks for the interest in the Honda 125 championship. ( I used copy and paste on the spelling of Rod's name so as keep him off my back this time);)


Well I certainly didn't get a picture of you buying a round :lol: