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#1 MoMurray

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Posted 26 September 2011 - 15:44

http://www.superbike...ianbestpict.htm

I thought some of you would enjoy this article and maybe we can use it to start our own Best pic I ever took thread as we do have some talented photogs on here.

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#2 picblanc

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Posted 26 September 2011 - 18:17

Good thread Mo! :up:

#3 tonyed

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Posted 27 September 2011 - 05:53

Good thread Mo! :up:


Similar situation at the B'ol at the weekend.

One of the middle rank riders lifted the bike back from his crash out in the dark by lifting the front end and pushing it backwards. It was on the TV so there must be a still of this riders magnificent effort to get the machine back to the pits.

Perhaps another thread on great 'get home' stories.

#4 picblanc

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Posted 27 September 2011 - 08:29

Seen before but one of my favorites/best pics, Phil already a multiple World Champ here at Snett in 1971, scruffy ripped leathers multiple "dogends" around the bike & Madeleine in the "Hotpants & knee length boots" & with the rural aspect of Snetterton going off into the distance, how differant things are now, can you see the Rossis/Stoners being seen like this now?

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Edited by picblanc, 27 September 2011 - 08:29.


#5 philippe7

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Posted 27 September 2011 - 10:11

Definitely a very unusual and atmospheric pic Graham.....when I saw the thread title I thought we'd be expected to show off our best action pic with good sharpness, proper panning/backroung blurring effect and nice rider attitude, but based upon the example by Julian Ryder I think we're more after "emotional" type of pics....and yours fits well the requirements :up:

#6 philippe7

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Posted 27 September 2011 - 10:19

Based upon the above, I thought I would offer the following...taken at the first ever international meeting I went to at Magny-Cours back in 1975. ( and yes, seen before on the forum a long time ago )

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A very dejected and miserable looking Patrick Pons, at an early stage of his career, walking back to the pits on the muddy trackside after having thrown it away in the wet while leading the 250 race - which was a sort of habit of his at the time....

#7 tonyed

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Posted 27 September 2011 - 17:50

Seen before but one of my favorites/best pics, Phil already a multiple World Champ here at Snett in 1971, scruffy ripped leathers multiple "dogends" around the bike & Madeleine in the "Hotpants & knee length boots" & with the rural aspect of Snetterton going off into the distance, how differant things are now, can you see the Rossis/Stoners being seen like this now?

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Photo Copyrighted to Graham Etheridge.


Was Mary Quant wearing Luton Boys Black and White Premier 'hat' that day as a swap?

'Two Smokers' perhaps they could have weaned the Yamaha off the 'nails' before it became terminal.

See the Dunstall twin discs on the Yam, had then on my 750 BSA.

Must have been around harvest time by the look of the wheat field at the back. Slipstreaming a combine down the Norwich Straight brings back memories.

'Caption Contest' here.

What is Phil saying to Madeleine?

How about

Phil says.

‘I just seen the advert at Corams for John Player number 10, gone up to 1/6d for twenty, pick those dog ends up there’s another couple of drags on each. Money don’t grow on trees’

Madeleine replies.

‘These hot pants ain’t ‘arf tight, but not as tight as you, Nancy Boy’.

Edited by tonyed, 27 September 2011 - 18:02.


#8 fil2.8

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Posted 27 September 2011 - 19:28

At least they removed the petrol tank out of harms way.
Phil says what he always says "Say Sex"
Don't know what the Anni-Frid "Frida" Lyngstad look a like reply could possibly be !
Just been watching the pre- pratice for the new Moto 3 class in Borneo looks good to me
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:lol: :lol: :rotfl: :lol: :lol:

very funny , thats better , a bit of humour back :up: !!! :wave:


#9 tonyed

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Posted 27 September 2011 - 19:38

:lol: :lol: :rotfl: :lol: :lol:

very funny , thats better , a bit of humour back :up: !!! :wave:


You taking the piss out of Moto 3?

A lot of work, planning and alchohol has gone into this disaster (sorry) ground breaking formula. It's not a motocross engine in an RD 400 frame, mate :confused:

Oh Yes it is

Oh no it isn't

Look out he's behind you.

Twidow Wanky :smoking:

#10 fil2.8

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Posted 27 September 2011 - 19:52

You taking the piss out of Moto 3?

A lot of work, planning and alchohol has gone into this disaster (sorry) ground breaking formula. It's not a motocross engine in an RD 400 frame, mate :confused:

Oh Yes it is

Oh no it isn't

Look out he's behind you.

Twidow Wanky :smoking:



No need to be serious , Tony :p

Question , how can you take the piss out of shite ??


#11 joeninety

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Posted 27 September 2011 - 20:18

:lol: :lol: :rotfl: :lol: :lol:

very funny , thats better , a bit of humour back :up: !!! :wave:

Sorry for my tardiness of late but have been tied up with my new book and still feeling the after effects of my operation.

#12 picblanc

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Posted 28 September 2011 - 08:14

Sorry for my tardiness of late but have been tied up with my new book and still feeling the after effects of my operation.


Hope your on the mend now Joe. :wave:

#13 picblanc

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Posted 28 September 2011 - 08:34

A case of the right place @ the right time! (for me at least!) Stu Melling trying to sort the brakes out on the triple! 2007.Posted Image
Photo Copyrighted to Graham Etheridge.

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Posted 28 September 2011 - 12:03

Although landscape photography was mainly my thing, I did dabble with bikes for a brief period.
This is my favourite and was taken at Aberdare Park in the early eighties. It is of Barrie Middleton, who for many years held the outright lap record there. I can't remember the name of the other rider, but he was identified by the forum when I last posted it. The good old days when proper racing bikes ruled the roost! (I went there this year and, sad to say, it was all road-derived machinery :down: one of which bagged a new outright lap record).

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#15 picblanc

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Posted 28 September 2011 - 16:24

Nice one Barry, I to forget who the other guy was!!...... :well:

#16 tonyed

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Posted 28 September 2011 - 16:27

A case of the right place @ the right time! (for me at least!) Stu Melling trying to sort the brakes out on the triple! 2007.Posted Image
Photo Copyrighted to Graham Etheridge.


To be honest a 'home and away' match race between 'CMRC' and 'Poole Pirates' was always going to be a sticky wicket for the return leg at Poole.

#17 philippe7

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Posted 28 September 2011 - 19:07

Nice one Barry, I to forget who the other guy was!!...... :well:


Wasn't it once forum contributor Steve Chambers ?

#18 philippe7

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Posted 28 September 2011 - 19:18

Just went a'searching.......Check out this post ( and a few before) in the old original thread . Unless I'm missing something ( which I may well...) it is Steve ( aka Suzuka)

http://forums.autosp...w...t&p=3377408

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Posted 28 September 2011 - 21:12

Although landscape photography was mainly my thing, I did dabble with bikes for a brief period.
This is my favourite and was taken at Aberdare Park in the early eighties. It is of Barrie Middleton, who for many years held the outright lap record there. I can't remember the name of the other rider, but he was identified by the forum when I last posted it. The good old days when proper racing bikes ruled the roost! (I went there this year and, sad to say, it was all road-derived machinery :down: one of which bagged a new outright lap record).

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:wave: Nice pic Barry :up: looks like two completely different lines through that corner.

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#20 picblanc

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Posted 28 September 2011 - 21:16

Wasn't it once forum contributor Steve Chambers ?


Ah yes!! thought it was but glad confirmed. :up:

#21 picblanc

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Posted 28 September 2011 - 21:33

Dont you just miss those days! :eek:

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Edited by picblanc, 28 September 2011 - 21:33.


#22 fil2.8

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Posted 28 September 2011 - 21:39

Dont you just miss those days! :eek:



You might :rolleyes: , i'm still part of 'em :up: :clap: :wave:


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Posted 29 September 2011 - 19:19

You might :rolleyes: , i'm still part of 'em :up: :clap: :wave:


Cant think why you posted in here Smurf,you never took a decent photo in ya life................... :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :lol: :lol: :lol:

#24 picblanc

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Posted 29 September 2011 - 19:51

Cant think why you posted in here Smurf,you never took a decent photo in ya life................... :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :lol: :lol: :lol:


How true!! nice one Pete. :D

#25 picblanc

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Posted 29 September 2011 - 20:03

Another one from me (where are all the great photographs we have seen on here over the years? come on guys!?)
Like this one.
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Edited by picblanc, 29 September 2011 - 20:04.


#26 fil2.8

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Posted 29 September 2011 - 21:32

Cant think why you posted in here Smurf,you never took a decent photo in ya life................... :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :lol: :lol: :lol:




Very true , Worzel but my bike 'aint an ornament , does run occasionally , unlike a certain moped I could mention :yawnface: :rolleyes:

#27 fil2.8

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Posted 29 September 2011 - 21:33

How true!! nice one Pete. :D



now you know why I cant/wont post on here ............... :p


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Posted 29 September 2011 - 23:17

Dont you just miss those days! :eek:
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How the hell are we going to ID anyone on this? ;)

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Posted 30 September 2011 - 07:47

How the hell are we going to ID anyone on this?;)


You don't have to,just smell it !!!!!! Oh those were the days....................a 2stroke day at Mallory

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Posted 30 September 2011 - 13:05

Nice detective work Philippe!
And hi to Graham, Phil and Mick :wave: !

Hey Graham - what about your "bits of Alan Carter's knee slider" photo?

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Posted 30 September 2011 - 17:13

Nice detective work Philippe!
And hi to Graham, Phil and Mick :wave: !

Hey Graham - what about your "bits of Alan Carter's knee slider" photo?


Oh yeah! forgot about that one Barry....coming up! :wave:

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Posted 30 September 2011 - 18:07

Nice detective work Philippe!
And hi to Graham, Phil and Mick :wave: !

Hey Graham - what about your "bits of Alan Carter's knee slider" photo?


Alan Carter 1991 with flying bits of knee slider.
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#33 picblanc

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Posted 30 September 2011 - 20:18

Cracker Jim :up:
I must admit though it has taken me along time to get happy with my digital photos compared to my old film photos.
I have a Sigma 75mm/300mm Zoom too Jim.

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Posted 30 September 2011 - 20:21

Mo, if you can stick a couple of your big sky/mountain shots up that you have got, I liked them. :up:

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Posted 30 September 2011 - 20:38

How the hell are we going to ID anyone on this?;)


Bob Heath to the right of the group on the front row?

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Posted 30 September 2011 - 20:38

Cracker Jim :up:
I must admit though it has taken me along time to get happy with my digital photos compared to my old film photos.
I have a Sigma 75mm/300mm Zoom too Jim.


What I really mean is it has taken me along time to get to grips with digital photography compared to my film camera/photography.

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Posted 30 September 2011 - 20:42

Bob Heath to the right of the group on the front row?


Indeed first away Paul.
Manship is far left, Derek Huxley is to the left of Heath, you can just make out the yellow H on his back.

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Posted 30 September 2011 - 21:38

Alan Carter 1991 with flying bits of knee slider.

perhaps I'm missing something, but I can't see why this isn't on the front of AC's book instead of the one that is...

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Posted 30 September 2011 - 23:12

perhaps I'm missing something, but I can't see why this isn't on the front of AC's book instead of the one that is...


Coz no one knows me perhaps?
But thanks for your vote Mike, its much appreciated as usual. :wave:

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Posted 01 October 2011 - 03:40

Yes, that is a brilliant shot of Alan Carter, Graham and I am sure if Tony McDonald the publisher had known about it he would have asked you if he could have used it. Only colour used was on the front and rear page I think though. I had a few in it that were originally in colour and received a credit and a free copy of the book.




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I was taking a few pics on the inside of Redgate Lodge when I noticed out the corner of my eye a bike coming over the start and finish blowing smoke as I guess a seal or something had gone so without thinking I just started panning him, as I could not warn him or anything and sure enough as soon as he turned in the back started to go. Phil Usher RG500 Suzuki. Its part of a series of shots that includes several other riders going down on the same oil including Phil Henderson. All uninjured.

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Posted 01 October 2011 - 06:18

Some fantastic shots on here guys, particularly Picblanc and Jaybee49, here are a few of my faves.
http://www.msrphotog...o_page_406.html
http://www.msrphotog...o_page_422.html
http://www.msrphotog...o_page_316.html

Sorry about links but still cant seem to post them !

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Posted 01 October 2011 - 07:37

Yes, that is a brilliant shot of Alan Carter, Graham and I am sure if Tony McDonald the publisher had known about it he would have asked you if he could have used it. Only colour used was on the front and rear page I think though. I had a few in it that were originally in colour and received a credit and a free copy of the book.




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I was taking a few pics on the inside of Redgate Lodge when I noticed out the corner of my eye a bike coming over the start and finish blowing smoke as I guess a seal or something had gone so without thinking I just started panning him, as I could not warn him or anything and sure enough as soon as he turned in the back started to go. Phil Usher RG500 Suzuki. Its part of a series of shots that includes several other riders going down on the same oil including Phil Henderson. All uninjured.


I remember seeing this one in Motorcycle Racing mag @ the time in readers pics, think it won Jim? great shot.

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Posted 01 October 2011 - 07:39

Some fantastic shots on here guys, particularly Picblanc and Jaybee49, here are a few of my faves.
http://www.msrphotog...o_page_406.html
http://www.msrphotog...o_page_422.html
http://www.msrphotog...o_page_316.html

Sorry about links but still cant seem to post them !


Great shots Mickelmess. :up:

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Posted 02 October 2011 - 16:59

Lots going on in this shot from Snetterton 1975/76?
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Edited by picblanc, 02 October 2011 - 16:59.


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Posted 02 October 2011 - 17:01

Kevin Mitchell on the very pretty Harris 500GP Yamaha 1992.
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Posted 04 October 2011 - 12:56

Lots going on in this shot from Snetterton 1975/76?
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I quite agree Graham! For me this picture oozes atmosphere and takes me right back to racing around that time. The body language of every person in the shot - even those in the far distance, speaks volumes. You can pretty much guess what everyone is saying and thinking, having been there ourselves. I'm surprised no one has taken the bait for a "WWW" on this one. I remember the three riders (I think) from the last time it was posted, so I'll not spoil it for others who may want to take a punt. Exquisite :up: :up: !

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Posted 04 October 2011 - 16:01

Thanks Barry, :wave: just checked the date & its actually 1975.

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Posted 04 October 2011 - 16:12

I quite agree Graham! For me this picture oozes atmosphere and takes me right back to racing around that time. The body language of every person in the shot - even those in the far distance, speaks volumes. You can pretty much guess what everyone is saying and thinking, having been there ourselves. I'm surprised no one has taken the bait for a "WWW" on this one. I remember the three riders (I think) from the last time it was posted, so I'll not spoil it for others who may want to take a punt. Exquisite :up: :up: !



139 Dennis Trollope, 87 Roger Winterburn?? not sure on other guy !

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Posted 04 October 2011 - 16:18

139 Dennis Trollope, 87 Roger Winterburn?? not sure on other guy !


Correct Mick, #197 is Derek Best who was killed @ Oulton Park the following year in a Trans Trophy support race. :(

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Posted 04 October 2011 - 16:27

Thanks Barry, :wave: just checked the date & its actually 1975.



back to form ............................................. :rolleyes: :p :eek: