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#601 basgreg

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Posted 13 March 2014 - 20:39

Thanks, I am finding my way about, slowly. 

There are a lot of great pictures on here. Its nice to see that one of my childhood heroes was real, not just a family story. I feel that I missed out though, just a little too young to have been there. I couldn't have been older than seven or eight when I saw Andy's Erlich bike in the garage, it seemed huge. 

on a purely selfish level this topic is absolutely fantastic. Its making me miss my old Gamma, its making me want to ride a 2 stroke again (even though I am far too tall), its making me want to research the riders, engineers and races. Glad I found this site.

Cheers.



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#602 picblanc

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Posted 13 March 2014 - 20:46

Possibly Colin, not sure myself?



#603 bella

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Posted 18 March 2014 - 18:29

Wil Hartog Silverstone 1978.

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Photo Copyrighted to Graham Etheridge.


That's a great pic of Hartog, those years of 78 / 79 when Wil raced a lot in England were perhaps my favourite, he did ok for a guy weighing 3 or 4 stone more than Roberts, Sheene etc etc, apparently he still uses his 79 season leathers when doing classic meetings which is pretty good going isn't it.

#604 fastfitter

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Posted 18 March 2014 - 23:09

There's a bell ringing that at a Cadwell (I think) meeting Wil was interviewed after a race and he donated his winnings to the recently bereaved Mrs John Williams



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Posted 18 March 2014 - 23:13

There's a bell ringing that at a Cadwell (I think) meeting Wil was interviewed after a race and he donated his winnings to the recently bereaved Mrs John Williams

 

 

Indeed he did , but , like you not sure if it was at Cadwell , but when he raced in the UK on the ' Works ' Suzukis he had the general measure of Sheene  :up:



#606 fastfitter

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Posted 18 March 2014 - 23:39

Could have been Brands I guess, too late in the day to dig through my programmes  :yawnface:

 

He did have to larrop the brakes on at Cadwell on the start/finish straight due to an ambulance on the track  :eek:



#607 bella

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Posted 19 March 2014 - 11:22

It was definitely Brands, after he'd won the double points superbike race, he was on fire in those late season road circuit GPs and carried that form into the british meetings where he managed a few wins at new circuits including Olivers Mount which I thought was especially good.

#608 CharleyFarley

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Posted 19 March 2014 - 19:13

I have a photo from 78(??) at the Mount with Hartog/Sheene/Parrish exiting Mount Side!!

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Posted 19 March 2014 - 19:24

You'll have to get it on here for us all to admire, we were going to the mount that day but our mini bus broke down on a moor somewhere yon side of Guisborough, that was bad enough but because of the horrible weather we were stuck inside until some of our friends saw us on the way back and towed us home.
I'd been looking forwards to seeing Hartog at the Mount for weeks and that was a massive disappointment.

Edited by bella, 19 March 2014 - 19:25.


#610 CharleyFarley

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Posted 19 March 2014 - 19:57

Will have to 'photo' the photo n get some tutoring as how to post it!!!!
Hartog on "works" RG same as Sheene sporting #3.....

#611 Jim77

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Posted 12 June 2014 - 14:02

Hi, Just been the viewing all these fantastic photos by Graham Etheridge, I found these forums by accident

when looking for photos of Crystal Palace between 68-71. Am I correct in assuming that Graham is picblanc?

 

If so Graham was you around the Palace during this period?

 

I made an entry under “The Crystal Palace” forum hoping to find anybody who could remember the photographer at these events.

 

Jim.



#612 picblanc

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Posted 12 June 2014 - 14:50

Hi Jim, no sorry not me, thanks for your comments on my photos, I never got to Crystal palace when it was a track. I was just a wide eyed spectator not "official" photographer back in the 70-90's, hope you find something, I have a book about racing at the Palace I will look & see if any names of photographers are in it?



#613 Jim77

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Posted 12 June 2014 - 21:49

Hi Graham,

Thanks for speedy reply, i've been looking through the rest of the forums and amazed

how many photos you've uploaded.

Do you have count as to the total number you've taken since starting?

What other sought of subjects do you take (curious).

 

I'm sure you been thanked many times but thanks again for enabling

myself  and others to enjoy your work.

 

 

 

 



#614 picblanc

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Posted 12 June 2014 - 22:06

Your very kind, Motorcycle racing there are hundreds, not sure exactly how many but a lot!!, & a couple of hundred I have still not put on to pc, I rarely go racing now, last one was BSB 2010, I like to live with my memories now. I used to do music gigs mostly clubs & pubs but occasional bigger venues when I get a pass & still do a few now.



#615 knickerbrook

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Posted 13 June 2014 - 12:35

.......... a couple of hundred I have still not put on to pc ...............

:eek: ! 

Now you've got us all drooling  :lol:!



#616 picblanc

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Posted 13 June 2014 - 16:37

They are the not so good or not well known sort of pics, to be honest I have forgotten how to do scanning etc its been so long since I have done any! :well:



#617 knickerbrook

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Posted 14 June 2014 - 16:53

"Not so good or not well known" are the ones I like the most!

(Sums up my racing career  :lol: !).



#618 picblanc

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Posted 14 June 2014 - 17:06

WHEN I SAID NOT SO GOOD, I MEAN THE PICTURES NOT SO GOOD, NOT ALLUDING TO THE RIDERS ABILITY! :D



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Posted 14 June 2014 - 18:08

Yep, I knew that's what you meant!

But what you rate as your "second rate" pictures, would probably equal best quality for most of us :lol: !