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#1 lyntonh

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Posted 05 June 2011 - 08:31

I have around 200 shots of the Easter meeting at Bathurst in 1971.

I'll post in several sets....solos & sidecars.

First, Friday practice....Forrest's Elbow.

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Ken Blake
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#2 philippe7

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Posted 05 June 2011 - 10:09

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Tingate Metisse.... Any relation to Rod Tingate, of later K├Ânig / Kim Newcombe fame ?



#3 GD66

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Posted 05 June 2011 - 12:00

Very much so, Philippe. The bike's still racing today in the hands of Peter Smith, it has a Rickman 8-valve conversion. I'd have though #4 is Rob Hinton, the #12 CB750 was Clive Knight and of course #87 the Corish Vincent pedalled by the legendary Eric Debenham.

#4 Russell Burrows

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Posted 05 June 2011 - 13:10

Very much so, Philippe. The bike's still racing today in the hands of Peter Smith, it has a Rickman 8-valve conversion. I'd have though #4 is Rob Hinton, the #12 CB750 was Clive Knight and of course #87 the Corish Vincent pedalled by the legendary Eric Debenham.


Nice shots. Definitely Debenham and Hinton, Glenn, but 12 is John Warrian; 53 is Jack Saunders; 63, Toombsie; 11, Jack Ahearn.

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#5 GD66

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Posted 05 June 2011 - 14:35

Any thoughts on #2 ? Looks like a CB77 engine, but a front disc like the Metisse.. :confused:

#6 Russell Burrows

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Posted 05 June 2011 - 14:48

Any thoughts on #2 ? Looks like a CB77 engine, but a front disc like the Metisse.. :confused:


Yes, almost certainly a complete Rickman front end - no idea who though. The previous year's programme has 2 as Bill McDonald. How's about 10, could it be Max Robert(in)son?

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#7 GD66

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Posted 05 June 2011 - 14:55

Yes, I think he was out on that bike in the bike demo at Warwick Farm pics that appeared a while back, mate.



Also a bit of Mountain footage on

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#8 Russell Burrows

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Posted 05 June 2011 - 15:09

Ah yes, It'll be Bill then. The pic of Rob Hinton at Bathurst reminds me of witnessing the time he stepped off at the end of Conrod and, not surprisingly, slid for freaking miles and miles ; not sure if squeezed that lever too much or the motor seized. I probably would have bet on the latter. ;)

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#9 GD66

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Posted 05 June 2011 - 15:13

Front brake I think, Russell. Pretty sure he had trouble getting the front end of the TZ700 back down after the last hump, if so he'd have been doing around 160 mph...

#10 Russell Burrows

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Posted 05 June 2011 - 15:29

Also a bit of Mountain footage on
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Lovely G50. In some of my first races, I seemed often to get tangled up with Scaysbrook who was then racing a 250 Ossa road bike that was petty quick - in a straight line at least  ;)

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#11 GD66

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Posted 05 June 2011 - 22:25

He's still having the odd gallop too, Russell. Last time I saw him out he was on Bob Minogue's 500 Manx at last year's Southern Classic at Broadford, although these days he's better known as the editor of the very nicely-presented Old Bike Australasia mag. His son Rennie writes for AMCN.

#12 lyntonh

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Posted 09 June 2011 - 11:38

Sidecars Friday Practice...first batch

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#13 Russell Burrows

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Posted 11 June 2011 - 17:02

54 and 99 are Victorians Lindsay Urquhardt and Ken Rumble, I think ; 30 is Stan Bayliss with Bob Forstmann 17.

#14 lyntonh

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Posted 12 June 2011 - 06:51

Same day, same place............

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#15 Russell Burrows

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Posted 12 June 2011 - 21:36

I think 6 is Jack Gates of sponsorship fame.

#16 lyntonh

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Posted 20 June 2011 - 12:12

Sidecars again...

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#17 lyntonh

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Posted 14 December 2011 - 10:56

Solos Friday afternoon.........

Interesting...two number 2's...
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John Warrian
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Ron Toombs
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Ken Blake
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#18 picblanc

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Posted 14 December 2011 - 17:10

Great shots, especially the sidecars. :up:

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Posted 14 December 2011 - 17:33


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This gives meaning to the relationship between the fear inherent in being a monkey and the term skidmark...

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Posted 14 December 2011 - 22:00

Hi was just wondering if anyone had any pictures of bikes from bathurst in 1972?
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#21 lyntonh

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Posted 14 December 2011 - 22:25

Hi was just wondering if anyone had any pictures of bikes from bathurst in 1972?
Ged



I wasn't there until the Sunday in 1972.

I was going to shoot the Myer Western Rally, being run in the Hill End/Sunny Corner region on the weekend after Bathurst,
so I was doing a trip around the rally route on the Friday & Saturday of Easter to organise my locations.

That meant I missed the bikes.

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Posted 14 December 2011 - 22:53

I think this is Alan Hales. The T500 looks much like Joe Eastmure's bike, one that I later pedaled for a bit. lyntonh, would you by chance have anymore of him?
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#23 Welby

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Posted 14 December 2011 - 23:03

magnificent photos of the sidecar action.

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Posted 14 December 2011 - 23:25

I think this is Alan Hales. The T500 looks much like Joe Eastmure's bike, one that I later pedaled for a bit. lyntonh, would you by chance have anymore of him?
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Blimey Russell, your good self out on a stroker?? :p

Seriously though, how did you find it performance wise against your 'macchi, for example?

#25 Russell Burrows

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Posted 15 December 2011 - 00:47

Blimey Russell, your good self out on a stroker?? :p

Seriously though, how did you find it performance wise against your 'macchi, for example?


I honestly can't remember too much about the thing, other than it was so freaking unreliable.

#26 lyntonh

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Posted 15 December 2011 - 06:44

Still Friday arvo,
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some weird dappled reflection, but included for interest....
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Barry Rattray from Victoria? (my edits in moving photos off Imageshack deleted the photo in Russell's post #37)
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#27 GD66

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Posted 15 December 2011 - 07:04

Wicked set of shots, Lynton ! Wondering if #8 is Laurie Barnett.
#68 on the H1-R is Garry Thomas, and I reckon #29 converted to 28 is Bill Horsman.

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Posted 15 December 2011 - 08:54

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That's just scary. Look at the size of those forks.




#29 jeff sayle

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Posted 15 December 2011 - 09:12

8 could be Laurie Turnbull, normally 127. But does look like him

#30 Russell Burrows

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Posted 15 December 2011 - 10:23

8 could be Laurie Turnbull, normally 127. But does look like him


It does look like him. In '71 though he came to Europe for a while. Could have been after Easter I suppose. He's out there somewhere but seems reluctant to join us.


#31 lyntonh

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Posted 15 December 2011 - 11:14

Saturday morning now, I presume the first race....
Those in the know can work out the classes etc.

I'll be loading them all down, including some similar looking shots of the same bikes,
but it could help to work out how the races went.

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Bike no: 57 down, just after the elbow
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#32 Lee Nicolle

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Posted 15 December 2011 - 11:57

Some of the helmets worn look very ancient for 1971. On the outfits there seems to be alot of old puddin basin lids. But a variety of open face and early full face lids through all of the classes.

#33 Russell Burrows

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Posted 15 December 2011 - 15:27

95 is Sydney based Enzeder, Jim Hughson on his quick TD2. The other bloke's a mystery to me.
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Posted 15 December 2011 - 15:35

102 is Tasman O'Hara - who with a name like that should have been in the movies - with Robert Madden, 59.
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Posted 15 December 2011 - 15:42

Toombsie with Dick Reid on his AIR. 71 is almost certainly a Victorian rider who's name now escapes me.
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#36 Russell Burrows

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Posted 15 December 2011 - 16:06

7 is Laurie Barnett, pedaling what I think is his Mach1 Ducati.
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Posted 15 December 2011 - 16:10

I think this is Victorian, Barry Rattray ?
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Posted 15 December 2011 - 16:20

Great way to spend an afternoon.........

Rob Hinton with Ross Hedley, maybe?
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Posted 15 December 2011 - 16:22

I think this is Alan Hales. The T500 looks much like Joe Eastmure's bike, one that I later pedaled for a bit. lyntonh, would you by chance have anymore of him?
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Er, that'll be a no then?

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#40 lyntonh

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Posted 15 December 2011 - 20:20

Er, that'll be a no then?


Still working my way through the mix.

But here's one....
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#41 Russell Burrows

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Posted 15 December 2011 - 20:35

Thanks for looking. :up:

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Posted 15 December 2011 - 22:30

That downhill left hander looks to have some serious gradient on it, even with the optical illusion of the camera. Can anyone comment please?

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Posted 15 December 2011 - 23:05

Being as Bathurst is at Mount Panorama, it is going down the Mount?

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Posted 15 December 2011 - 23:09

Forrest Elbow is the corner and gradients at Mt Panorama, Bathurst can be as steep as 1:6.13
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This might show you a different view

Beat me to it Picblanc.

Yes it is going down the hill, it is the last corner before Conrod straight. ( other than the little left kink)

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#45 lyntonh

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Posted 15 December 2011 - 23:36

This may help...

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This is looking at the entry to the elbow.

The road coming into it is already running downhill.

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Posted 16 December 2011 - 11:10

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Ken Blake did at times seem to commit to the corner a bit deeper than most

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Posted 16 December 2011 - 23:44

Not quite The Corkscrew at Laguna Seca, but it looks daunting nevertheless!!

Thanks to everyone for the pics and answers! :up:

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Posted 18 December 2011 - 07:56

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#49 Wirra

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Posted 18 December 2011 - 08:10

Not quite The Corkscrew at Laguna Seca, ...

Having been at both locations I would suggest the gradient is about the same... the entry to the Corkscrew is tighter and therefore much slower than crest before Forrest Elbow but exit speeds would be about the same.

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#50 Welby

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Posted 18 December 2011 - 08:41

Want to throw the dipper into the equation ?