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#101 picblanc

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Posted 09 October 2011 - 21:05

He must have been using quick-grow :D

The Mallory hairpin photo: From the days when a World Champion turns up on a works GP Yamaha...


Great days eh! even Ago had to do these races for the start money on offer, a tidy sum back then no doubt!$$$$$$$

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#102 picblanc

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Posted 09 October 2011 - 21:06

He must have been using quick-grow :D


:rotfl: :rotfl:

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Posted 09 October 2011 - 21:07

I sure is having fun here on my own! :eek: .... Mallory Park 1975.
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I'm thinking Eddie Roberts number 65 on the Maxton?

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Posted 09 October 2011 - 21:08

I'm thinking Eddie Roberts number 65 on the Maxton?


Evening Barry, no its Roger Nott (is he on here? I seem to recall he is?)
#85 Bob Towse.

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Posted 09 October 2011 - 21:36

Evening Barry, no its Roger Nott (is he on here? I seem to recall he is?)
#85 Bob Towse.


Talking of Bob Towse, remember this one? (on the giant thread years a go) the rider behind armco with arms folded we didnt know who it was, Bob Towse is he! :clap:
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#106 Ray Oldam

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Posted 09 October 2011 - 22:39

Mo/Chaps,

There's no way I can compete with the quality of the others, but I was really proud of this one, taken with a Halina Paulette Electric back in 1972, in the Junior 350 TT. Oh - I haven't ' put my stupid name on it' - feel free to copy - I somehow didn't see myself getting rich on the royalties!

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ATB

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Posted 10 October 2011 - 09:08

What corner is this Ray? The Creg?

Just that Ago seems way off line.



#108 Ray Oldam

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Posted 10 October 2011 - 09:32

Ronaldo,

It could easily be mistaken for the Creg - it's Signpost actually, taken from the bank on the exit - you can just see the fence on the inside at the top of the picture. I can quite correctly say "I remember when it was fields...." :rotfl:

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Posted 10 October 2011 - 10:03

Ronaldo,

It could easily be mistaken for the Creg - it's Signpost actually, taken from the bank on the exit - you can just see the fence on the inside at the top of the picture. I can quite correctly say "I remember when it was fields...." :rotfl:

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It was still fields when Dennis and I rode it, Ray !!

Larry D  ;)


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Posted 10 October 2011 - 11:52

Good work there Graham! Great photos from a great period :up: (I know I keep banging on about the seventies, but it was a time when a working-class kid like me, had a chance of mixing it with the big boys at National level due to the affordability of a secondhand TZ).

Bob Towse standing there reminds me a bit of Peter Laberchagne (however you spell it!).

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Posted 10 October 2011 - 17:39

Evening Barry, no its Roger Nott (is he on here? I seem to recall he is?)
#85 Bob Towse.

Hi Graham I am not sure if our forum members are aware but Rodger Nott passed away a year or so ago, I had bumped in to him at an Aintree meeting a few years ago as he was wandering the paddock.

A great bloke and had some cracking rides in the 70's around the northern circuits and especially the Manx Grand Prix. Which he led the 1974 senior in trecherous weather before sliding off. Had some great chats with him about racing in the 70's.

I am sure Barry would have raced against him and other forum members. As is mentioned he was famous for the Maxton Yams etc.


Mark



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Posted 10 October 2011 - 18:10

Hi Graham I am not sure if our forum members are aware but Rodger Nott passed away a year or so ago, I had bumped in to him at an Aintree meeting a few years ago as he was wandering the paddock.

A great bloke and had some cracking rides in the 70's around the northern circuits and especially the Manx Grand Prix. Which he led the 1974 senior in trecherous weather before sliding off. Had some great chats with him about racing in the 70's.

I am sure Barry would have raced against him and other forum members. As is mentioned he was famous for the Maxton Yams etc.


Mark


No Mark did not know that, thank you for letting us know. :(

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Posted 10 October 2011 - 19:45

Been seen a few times but one of my 'best' photos & personal favourites. Barry & Steve Parrish @ Brands Hatch Trans Trophy 1978.
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Posted 10 October 2011 - 19:54

Cant remember his name? but love this one!
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Posted 10 October 2011 - 20:38

Roy & Rob @ Lydden Hill 2008.
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Posted 10 October 2011 - 20:59

WWW? for this one.
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Posted 10 October 2011 - 21:25

Cant remember his name? but love this one!




That's a cracking picture :up:



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Posted 10 October 2011 - 21:37

WWW? for this one.
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Snetters, 71, Pickrell, Seeley, Croxford. I think I'm right in recalling that the 500 was up for sale at the end of that year at around 800 quid.

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Posted 10 October 2011 - 21:39

That's a cracking picture :up:


Thank you. :)

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Posted 10 October 2011 - 21:41

Snetters, 71, Pickrell, Seeley, Croxford. I think I'm right in recalling that the 500 was up for sale at the end of that year at around 800 quid.


:clap: :clap: Well done Russ, Frank Perris is 2nd left with Barry Sheene in gap between him & guy in beige, sure he was a rider too?

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Posted 10 October 2011 - 21:50

WWW? for this one.
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Pick , Grunty , Crashford


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Posted 10 October 2011 - 21:51

plus , arse end of a Ford Crappy :rolleyes:

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Posted 10 October 2011 - 22:34

Been seen a few times but one of my 'best' photos & personal favourites. Barry & Steve Parrish @ Brands Hatch Trans Trophy 1978.
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That reminds me of a story I was told some years ago about Parrish and the Makaha Skateboards sponsorship, if you remember Steve had an RG500 and TZ750, along with a nice big van in their colours for a season, but the person who told me the story asked me if I or anyone else I knew had ever actually seen a Makaha skateboard?

I dont know how true this is but allegedly the reason nobody ever saw a Makaha skateboard in the UK was that they went bust just hours after the cheque for the sponsorship deal was cleared!!

Edited to say, I just googled Makaha and they seem to exist this day, so either it was just the UK importer who went out of business or the story was wrong!!

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Posted 11 October 2011 - 08:47

Pick , Grunty , Crashford



Didn't we think that was John Williams in the beige longsleeve last time this juicy pic came through ?


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Posted 11 October 2011 - 16:48

Didn't we think that was John Williams in the beige longsleeve last time this juicy pic came through ?


To early for John Williams? he wasn't down to ride & not in my rider additions either Glenn, don't think its him?

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Posted 11 October 2011 - 17:27

To early for John Williams? he wasn't down to ride & not in my rider additions either Glenn, don't think its him?

John was certainly around then but I agree, Graham, it isn't him. When you last put it up, I think I questioned 'Frank Perris' and offered Bill Smith as an alternative. I'd probably had a few sherberts at the time, since it clearly isn't him. Still think it isn't Frank though. And as for Bazza....how sure are you?

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Posted 11 October 2011 - 17:35

John was certainly around then but I agree, Graham, it's not him. When you last put it up, I think I questioned 'Frank Perris' and offered Bill Smith as an alternative. I'd probably had a few sherberts at the time, since it clearly isn't him. Still think it isn't Frank though. And as for Bazza....how sure are you?


Barry 100% Russell, he was injured so did not ride, I had never seen him race before, but remember him standing there, being a shy 14 year old I didn't like shoving the camera in their faces so this was only shot I got. :well:
As for Frank Perris not 100% but saw a pic of him recently somewhere & it reminded me of my picture here. But must admit it looks a lot like Bill Smith, he wasn't riding at this meeting but could be him? :wave:

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Posted 12 October 2011 - 21:39

Roy (Royston) Flower Lydden Hill 2008.
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Posted 12 October 2011 - 21:42

Stu @ Lydden Hill 2008.
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Posted 14 October 2011 - 21:16

Dear old Rob Gourlay Brands Hatch 2008.
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Posted 14 October 2011 - 21:27

Andy Watts Silverstone 1985.
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Posted 17 October 2011 - 20:13

Oh what fun!! another favorite of mine, Steve Brogan @ Brands Hatch 2007.
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Posted 26 October 2011 - 17:10

John Williams 1975.
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Posted 28 October 2011 - 08:35

That's a cracking picture :up:

Yes...excellent picture. Ben Elton isn't it? :p

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Posted 28 October 2011 - 08:47

Good Shot of John Williams, Graham. :up:

Would this count as a contribution? :) A painting of Nori Haga on the Red Bull Yamaha at Suzuka - I think.

One of my favourite paintings that I have completed over the years. It was a commission and the guy was picking it up at Donington at a WSB round. A friend of mine got it signed so I told the guy when he picked it up that we had managed to get it signed in the morning and he asked how much more was it and I said the same price - no extra he was over the moon with it. We made a litho print of it but maybe because he has changed teams and bikes a lot since its not been a great seller. For some reason though I really like it.. :clap:


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Great painting Jim, it actualy looks like a photo. :up:

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Posted 28 October 2011 - 11:13

Great painting Jim, it actualy looks like a photo. :up:



Agreed :love: :wave:


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Posted 28 October 2011 - 20:21

Ron Haslam 1977.
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Posted 28 October 2011 - 20:22

Kevin Stowe 1977.
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Posted 30 October 2011 - 19:42

Supersport 600 first lap Brands Hatch 2010.
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Posted 31 October 2011 - 20:46

Snetterton 1975.
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Posted 31 October 2011 - 21:40

Snetterton 1975.
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Ford Transit Owners Club meeting ?

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Posted 31 October 2011 - 21:44

Amazing variety of bikes :up:
Is the guy on the Cowles Yamaha Selwyn Griffiths ?

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Posted 31 October 2011 - 21:57

One of my favourite paintings that I have completed over the years.


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Very nice jaybee! You may or may not have looked at the "Artwork and Drawing" thread on the Nostalgia Forum - I'm sure it would be appreciated if you posted some of your work on there.

http://forums.autosp...p;#entry5373502

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Posted 31 October 2011 - 22:06

Ford Transit Owners Club meeting ?



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

wasn't lost on me :up: :wave:


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Posted 31 October 2011 - 22:41

Amazing variety of bikes :up:
Is the guy on the Cowles Yamaha Selwyn Griffiths ?


I think Selwyn had retired by then Renn, but a couple of those guys look familiar to me, particularly the one in the green & white leathers with the Castrol sticker on the seat.

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Posted 31 October 2011 - 22:59

I think Selwyn had retired by then Renn, but a couple of those guys look familiar to me, particularly the one in the green & white leathers with the Castrol sticker on the seat.



Adrian Godden ??

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Posted 31 October 2011 - 23:15

Adrian Godden ??


Yes quite possibly.

#148 fil2.8

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Posted 31 October 2011 - 23:24

Yes quite possibly.



He's been riding this year in selected rounds of the CMRC



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Posted 01 November 2011 - 00:51

Adrian Godden ??


I was thinking Wayne Dinham. I think the bloke to his left is Lance Capon.

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Posted 01 November 2011 - 09:04

Adrian Godden ??


No! :p :wave: