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Posted 26 January 2012 - 22:56

TR750 Suzuki @ Silverstone 1975.
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Posted 26 January 2012 - 22:58

Lee Masters @ Mallory Park 1994.
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Posted 26 January 2012 - 23:00

Frenchman Alain Terras @ Mallory Park Race of the year 1975.
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Posted 26 January 2012 - 23:02

Tommy Hill @ Brands Hatch 2010.
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Posted 26 January 2012 - 23:04

One of my all time favourite riders, Mick Patrick @ Snetterton 1975.
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Posted 26 January 2012 - 23:18

Barry complete with marigolds 1984. Night night!
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Posted 27 January 2012 - 10:22

John McGuinness, 2004 Supersport TT

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Posted 27 January 2012 - 10:23

Nigel Beattie in the same race

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Posted 28 January 2012 - 18:36

Jay Vincent 1994.
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Posted 28 January 2012 - 20:34

Lavilla & Camier 2007.
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Posted 29 January 2012 - 10:27

Blimey Lee Masters.

A fried of mine race Superteen on an RGV in 1993 and we were up against him at the first round at Oulton I think!

He was so damned quick, was almost mid grid for the 250's on that RGV.

Another little cherry about SS400, we turned up at Mallory for the Spring Cup in about 94/95 I think and there was this old Kawasaki motocross van opposite us. Guy hops out with a novice jacket on, bike sounds lovely, crisp and clean.

New leathers aswell, we go and watch into Gerards and this guy wins the bloody race, we were thinking "ok, at least another novice on an RGV we might be on terms with"

His name? Chris Walker, will never forget that day for the rest of my life, nice to be present to see a star born.

Also that day was remembered for Pete Jennings blowing a few away on a CBR600, my word he was quick that day, pretty much beat all the Open class bikes too!

And that piccie of Jay Vincent on the 94 bike, always a fave of min coz he wore a Capirossis Bieffe, just like me!!

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Posted 29 January 2012 - 14:13

Nice story, yes think he went from novice to riding for Padgetts in the 1995 250 Supercup series in less than a full season?
A real talent. :up:

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Posted 29 January 2012 - 16:04

Ian Lowry 2007.
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Posted 29 January 2012 - 16:08

Mick Patrick 1977.
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Posted 29 January 2012 - 18:48

Mick Patrick 1977.
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Love this picture Graham, must be one of the last you have of Mick Patrick, sure he was destined to go a long way.

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Posted 29 January 2012 - 19:00

Love this picture Graham, must be one of the last you have of Mick Patrick, sure he was destined to go a long way.

David


High David :wave: , sadly yes, Cadwell was 9 days later, still much missed, RIP Mick.

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Posted 29 January 2012 - 22:43

Alan Carter 1983.
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Posted 30 January 2012 - 00:35

Love this picture Graham, must be one of the last you have of Mick Patrick, sure he was destined to go a long way.

David


Harold Coppock's bikes were always nicely turned out, and I love that paint job, it was the most colourful around in the 70's.

I was marshalling close by that day and sadly witnessed Mick Patrick's accident, he was so unlucky and would have walked away from the fall, but unfortunately was hit as he knelt in the track.

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Posted 30 January 2012 - 10:46

Harold Coppock's bikes were always nicely turned out, and I love that paint job, it was the most colourful around in the 70's.

I was marshalling close by that day and sadly witnessed Mick Patrick's accident, he was so unlucky and would have walked away from the fall, but unfortunately was hit as he knelt in the track.



yes , Paul , a sad day :cry: , unfortunately a lot of racing fatality's have happened in that fashion .........................

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Posted 30 January 2012 - 19:33

Bozzy & Ian McConnachie 1993.
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Posted 30 January 2012 - 19:45

Jason Emmett @ speed Snetterton start/finish line 1995.
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Posted 30 January 2012 - 20:36

Mick Patrick 1977.
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I think this must have been the same day.

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Posted 30 January 2012 - 20:50

Indeed! lovely shot David. :up:

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Posted 30 January 2012 - 20:51

Must start a Mick Patrick thread...I will do it now, we have plenty of photos & stories!

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Posted 31 January 2012 - 09:27

Ryuichi Kiyonari 2010.
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Posted 31 January 2012 - 19:42

A master class in the wet this day two wins to Mr Rymer Brands Hatch 1996.
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Posted 31 January 2012 - 21:50

Ex Rugby league player Michael Howarth 2007.
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Posted 31 January 2012 - 21:51

Malcolm Ashley 2007.
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Posted 31 January 2012 - 21:54

Steve Heneghan 2007.
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Posted 31 January 2012 - 22:15

What a treat Browns Honda and Boz's Yamaha, two of the coolest looking bikes in any grid in 1993

And noone has ever beaten Boz's lid

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Posted 01 February 2012 - 23:24

George Lawson SV650 @ Snetterton 2010.
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Posted 02 February 2012 - 22:58

Robert Dunlop 1994.
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Posted 03 February 2012 - 18:22

Jon Kirkham 2007.
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Posted 03 February 2012 - 18:31

250 Supercup Snetterton 1995.
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Posted 04 February 2012 - 20:45

Gary Johnson 2007.
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Posted 04 February 2012 - 22:18

Raymond Roche Silverstone 1985.
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Posted 04 February 2012 - 23:07

Nigel Bosworth 1993.
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Posted 05 February 2012 - 12:40

Freddie Spencer @ Silverstone 1985.
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Posted 05 February 2012 - 22:49

Eddie Lawson 1985.
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Posted 07 February 2012 - 21:03

Lee Jackson 2007.
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Posted 08 February 2012 - 20:30

Tom Sykes 2007.
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Posted 09 February 2012 - 16:59

Freddie Spencer on the "special" Honda 250 & Alan Carter on the customer Honda 250 @ Silverstone 1985.
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Posted 11 February 2012 - 12:48

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Posted 11 February 2012 - 23:06

James Haydon Mallory 1994.
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Posted 12 February 2012 - 13:48

Alex George 1977.
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Posted 13 February 2012 - 22:08

Phil Mellor 1978.
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Posted 29 February 2012 - 22:01

Me again!! Ray Stringer @ Brands Hatch Trans Trophy Match races 1991.
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Posted 01 March 2012 - 11:36

James Buckingham Brands Hatch 2007.
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Posted 15 March 2012 - 22:32

Chris Guy & Graham Wood @ Silverstone British 500GP 1981.
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Posted 16 March 2012 - 19:19

Chris Guy & Graham Wood @ Silverstone British 500GP 1981.
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This pic really captures the essence of an era where a whole bunch of very fast and fearless privateers on reasonably competitive machinery made the 500 gps in general and the British GP in particular stick in the memory for ever. Thanks for this.

Ps. Is it my imagination or was the British GP weather better in those days as well? Remember getting absolutely roasted at the 1981 Siverstone GP. Absolutely fantastic times.