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#101 picblanc

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Posted 22 October 2011 - 09:26

That's a great piccie , maestro :up: .....................( who took it :rolleyes: ~) :lol:


Ya cheeky munkey!.......cheers matey. :kiss:

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#102 jonnoj

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Posted 22 October 2011 - 20:13

it seems the very same outfit is for sale at Mark Upham's place in Austria:

http://www.vintage-m...h...id=4&id=348


I don't think it's the same bike, there are some differences. The tea strainer on the front of the frame and matt exhaust are not on the Vincent bike.




#103 GD66

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Posted 22 October 2011 - 23:37

Lots can change in 20 years. Going by the rev counter, the angle of the front brake scoop, the adjuster holes for the front fork pivot and its' rounded lower edge, and the wheels used, it would have fooled me !

Interesting disclaimer distancing the bike from Jim Gleave as well, to me that indicates it may have credible provenance... ;)

#104 Quixotic

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Posted 23 October 2011 - 10:41

Apologies Dewie, having almost lost track of bikes around then, I was only vaguely aware of Alex's death.



I believe that this bike was rebuilt by a guy in Ballarat in the 80s, and I raced the same bike, now converted to a rear exit in the 90s.

I may be wrong, but it the 1980 accident that the guy who sold me the bike told me about. Big Gav Porteous seemed to be of the same mind as well.

#105 Quixotic

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Posted 23 October 2011 - 10:45

Some pics of the converted Alec Campbell here:


http://teamarmyracin...hotogallery.htm



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Posted 24 October 2011 - 10:28

Some pics of the converted Alec Campbell here:


http://teamarmyracin...hotogallery.htm


Fabulous looking outfit :wave: ....damn you Army for allowing PC elements (various) to castrate you.... :rolleyes:

#107 picblanc

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Posted 24 October 2011 - 17:36

Egbert Streuer & Bernard Schnieders 1986.
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Posted 26 October 2011 - 18:30

Trevor Ireson & Clive Pollington 1980.
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#109 Quixotic

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Posted 27 October 2011 - 08:17

Fabulous looking outfit :wave: ....damn you Army for allowing PC elements (various) to castrate you.... :rolleyes:




I will never forgive Brigadier Nickolic for Banning Team Army Racing. His reason was that Motor Racing is dangerous.

#110 GD66

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Posted 27 October 2011 - 09:12

Then he's a knob. US Army sponsor cars in several disciplines, but significantly Nascar, and consider it their most successful recruiting drive. US Marines and Navy also sponsor in motorsport.

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Posted 27 October 2011 - 11:14

Then he's a knob. US Army sponsor cars in several disciplines, but significantly Nascar, and consider it their most successful recruiting drive. US Marines and Navy also sponsor in motorsport.



It was not as though the Army supplied my budget. I did that...... My sponsorship consisted of the Army actually letting me race.

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Posted 27 October 2011 - 11:23

I will never forgive Brigadier Nickolic for Banning Team Army Racing. His reason was that Motor Racing is dangerous.



Excellent thinking ! Luckily, being a soldier isn't... :rolleyes:


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Posted 28 October 2011 - 01:45

Excellent thinking ! Luckily, being a soldier isn't... :rolleyes:




Well Ex Brigadier Andrew Nikolic is trying to become a State Pollie in Tasmania.

He sunk my official racing Carreer........ I wonder if I should return the favour?


I know Stuff......Mwaaaaaaahahahahaha........(Evil Laugh)

#114 richie

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Posted 28 October 2011 - 21:01

One of the greatest? Dave Molyneux & Peter Hill Snett 1994.
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Anyone got any pictures of the one legged racer Tony Calvey who raced in late 70's & early 80's, with Alex Greatwood under JC Racing? My scanner's not working otherwise I have 1 picture.

#115 richie

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Posted 28 October 2011 - 21:01

One of the greatest? Dave Molyneux & Peter Hill Snett 1994.
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Anyone got any pictures of the one legged racer Tony Calvey who raced in late 70's & early 80's, with Alex Greatwood under JC Racing? My scanner's not working otherwise I have 1 picture.

#116 richie

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Posted 28 October 2011 - 21:03

One of the greatest? Dave Molyneux & Peter Hill Snett 1994.
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Anyone got any pictures of the one legged racer Tony Calvey who raced in late 70's & early 80's, with Alex Greatwood under JC Racing? My scanner's not working otherwise I have 1 picture.

#117 exclubracer

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Posted 29 October 2011 - 00:18

Anyone got any pictures of the one legged racer Tony Calvey who raced in late 70's & early 80's, with Alex Greatwood under JC Racing? My scanner's not working otherwise I have 1 picture.

Wasn't there a German charioteer who had only one leg? Was it Heinz Luthringhauser? :confused:

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Posted 29 October 2011 - 08:31

Trevor Ireson & Clive Pollington 1980.
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Had a few dealings with sidecar boys during these years and always thought Trevor was underrated.

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Posted 29 October 2011 - 17:30

Wasn't there a German charioteer who had only one leg? Was it Heinz Luthringhauser? :confused:


Arsenius Butscher also - or was it Otto Kolle ?

Edited by larryd, 29 October 2011 - 17:30.


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#120 graham houlihan

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Posted 29 October 2011 - 18:02

Arsenius Butscher also - or was it Otto Kolle ?


Alwin Ritter only had one leg, also British rider Allan Birch

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Posted 30 October 2011 - 20:05

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Posted 30 October 2011 - 20:18

:up: , like that one , matey , one of the few of yours I haven't seen before ...................... :rolleyes:

Anyway , like the bloke with the watering can , either no fuel can , or off to water the plants :eek: , but , straight from the seventies :wave:



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Posted 30 October 2011 - 20:32

It's been on before Phil :lol: !
If I recall correctly, that's my old mucker Phil Landeg (85) in the background!
I bought the bike from him in 1976, a 350 Maxton, and had some tidy rides on it.


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Posted 30 October 2011 - 20:35

It's been on before Phil :lol: !
If I recall correctly, that's my old mucker Phil Landeg (85) in the background!
I bought the bike from him in 1976, a 350 Maxton, and had some tidy rides on it.


Yes Barry your right on both counts, it has been on before & it is Phil Landeg push starting the Maxton. :wave:

#125 fil2.8

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Posted 30 October 2011 - 20:38

Yes Barry your right on both counts, it has been on before & it is Phil Landeg push starting the Maxton. :wave:



Has it ?? :confused: :blush: , oh dear !! never mind ........................must have been on hols :p

How are we , Barry ?? , in good order , I hope ??


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Posted 11 November 2011 - 22:08

Anyone got any pictures of the one legged racer Tony Calvey who raced in late 70's & early 80's, with Alex Greatwood under JC Racing? My scanner's not working otherwise I have 1 picture.


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Back in 1981, Tony Calvey & Eddie Scott secured 3rd place in the Britsih Motorcycle Club Championship, followed by 17 wins in1982.


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Posted 11 November 2011 - 22:19

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Back in 1981, Tony Calvey & Eddie Scott secured 3rd place in the Britsih Motorcycle Club Championship, followed by 17 wins in1982.


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In 1980 Tony Calvey with Alex Greatwood with their 1,000 cc machine, had been racing for about 4 years under the name "JC Racing" Tony said "when we started everyone was using flashy names. We decided to call ourselves after the character Joe Cool in the Peanuts strip- more of a joke really. Since then, the name has stuck."

They almost quit in 80 as money was a real problem. Tony said " I think we are the only team in the world with a one legged man".

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Posted 11 November 2011 - 22:21

Nice one Richie! :up:

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Posted 19 November 2011 - 19:12

Barry Brindley & Scott Whiteside @ Brands Hatch 1993.
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#130 Dewie

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Posted 06 December 2011 - 09:45

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Indonesian GP 1977,
A very strange GP in as much that a 10 lap race on the Saturday and on Sunday morning another 10 lap event followed in the afternoon by the main event a 7 lap dash.
Points were awarded to each event with double points on the 7 lap main GP race.
In the first heat we finished 4th, in the 2nd we finished 3rd and pulled off 1st in the main GP race.
So we were awarded 2nd place in the 1977 Indonesian GP.

Edited by Dewie, 06 January 2012 - 09:31.


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Posted 06 December 2011 - 14:16

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In 1980 Tony Calvey with Alex Greatwood with their 1,000 cc machine, had been racing for about 4 years under the name "JC Racing" Tony said "when we started everyone was using flashy names. We decided to call ourselves after the character Joe Cool in the Peanuts strip- more of a joke really. Since then, the name has stuck."

They almost quit in 80 as money was a real problem. Tony said " I think we are the only team in the world with a one legged man".


Another one legged sidecar man who just fits into this era is Roy Tansley. He used his disability as a spur to create a business. Visit this Website for more details.

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Posted 08 December 2011 - 23:20

I will never forgive Brigadier Nickolic for Banning Team Army Racing. His reason was that Motor Racing is dangerous.

And the Army is not?

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Posted 04 January 2012 - 13:18

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Indonesian GP 1977,
A very strange GP in as much that a 17 lap race on the Saturday and on Sunday morning another 17 lap event followed in the afternoon by the main event a 7 lap dash.
Points were awarded to each event with double points on the 7 lap main GP race.
In the first heat we finished 4th, in the 2nd we finished 3rd and pulled off 1st in the main GP race.
So we were awarded 2nd place in the 1977 Indonesian GP.

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#134 Dewie

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Posted 04 January 2012 - 13:32

Bathurst 1982/3 not quite sure, must be too old to remember. :rotfl:

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