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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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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.

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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:



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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:



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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.

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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.....