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#1 terryshep

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Posted 03 February 2011 - 10:21

HELP!

I've been contacted by an author friend in America for help. He has been commissioned to write a History of American riders at the TT and although he has a fairly complete record from the beginning up to 1999, he has run out of sources from that date on to the present. Do any of you either have, or can suggest where he might find such records? I have suggested the A-CU and also the various I.O.M. sites who might have kept copies of programmes but any help you can offer would be appreciated.

The author in question, Steve Thompson, is a motoring journalist who has written previous books on bikes and has ridden in the Island himself, so it's a subject he's very keen on.

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#2 llmaurice

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Posted 03 February 2011 - 19:34

HELP!

I've been contacted by an author friend in America for help. He has been commissioned to write a History of American riders at the TT and although he has a fairly complete record from the beginning up to 1999, he has run out of sources from that date on to the present. Do any of you either have, or can suggest where he might find such records? I have suggested the A-CU and also the various I.O.M. sites who might have kept copies of programmes but any help you can offer would be appreciated.

The author in question, Steve Thompson, is a motoring journalist who has written previous books on bikes and has ridden in the Island himself, so it's a subject he's very keen on.


He could look up Bill Boldman -CBR600 man round about '97-99 ? He also did Knockhill s/sport in those years , Maurice

Edited by llmaurice, 03 February 2011 - 19:37.


#3 picblanc

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Posted 03 February 2011 - 22:35

I met Dale Singleton,very nice bloke by the way, in the IOM was there some controversity regarding his start money? One potetional ace could well have been Pat Hennen "Quote from MCN, Sheene about Hennen, if you pay peanuts you get monkeys" well that was one monkey off his back after the TT ! Anyone got that shot of Sheene sideways at Brands trying to slowly slowly catch a monkey !

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Posted 03 February 2011 - 23:14

A shot of Dale Singleton's bike at the TT...not sure of the year..

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Have one of him at the bottom of Bray Hill..will post it if I find it!

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#5 Paul Collins

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Posted 03 February 2011 - 23:22

HELP!

I've been contacted by an author friend in America for help. He has been commissioned to write a History of American riders at the TT and although he has a fairly complete record from the beginning up to 1999, he has run out of sources from that date on to the present. Do any of you either have, or can suggest where he might find such records? I have suggested the A-CU and also the various I.O.M. sites who might have kept copies of programmes but any help you can offer would be appreciated.

The author in question, Steve Thompson, is a motoring journalist who has written previous books on bikes and has ridden in the Island himself, so it's a subject he's very keen on.


Terry I'm sure Bill Snelling (Billbomann) will be able to fill some gaps when he see's this thread.

#6 GD66

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Posted 04 February 2011 - 09:06

A shot of Dale Singleton's bike at the TT...not sure of the year....



1981.

And I'm sorry, but I cannot spot that thread heading without my hard-hammered memory bank clicking out "A. Aharonian (BSA)."

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#7 ravenous25

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Posted 04 February 2011 - 09:42

There was a chap called Vance Breeze that rode at the TT in the early 80s - also James Elbon jnr

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Posted 04 February 2011 - 10:06

This may help:

Timothy Blasquez (1993)
Bill Boldman (1994-98)
Wade Boyd (1992-07)
Vance Breeze (1982)
Brandon Cretu (2010)
James Elbon (1982-83)
CR Gittere (2009-present)
Pat Hennen (1977-78)
Stephen John (1997-03)
Kent Kunitsugu (1997-98)
John Long (1979-81)
Craig McLean (1993-05)
Mark Miller (2006-present)
Dwight Mitchell (1998-02)
Thomas Montano (1992-09)
Jimmy Moore (2007-present)
Dave Roper (1982-84)
Dale Singleton (1981)
Jeremy Toye (2006)
James Vanderhaar (2009-present)

#9 milestone 11

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Posted 04 February 2011 - 17:29

:lol: I looked here yesterday and did a little research and came to post a dozen names. All those I had are repeats of Ravenous25's list. What an absolute fountain of knowledge you are Sir. :up:

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Posted 04 February 2011 - 20:54

One that I can add if you are referring to North American, ie. Canada, Is Mike Duff '60-'67.

#11 fil2.8

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Posted 04 February 2011 - 21:10

Also think the other John Williams rode there about 1980/1

Anyone remember his claim to fame ??

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Posted 04 February 2011 - 21:46

Was he coloured and sponsored by Mal Carter


:clap: , that's the one , well done , :up: , not sure the Mal Carter tie-up was for the best , though ................... :eek: