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#1 rd500

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Posted 28 October 2011 - 10:28

hi, just thinking there must be some cracking sponsors on bikes in the past that were out of the norm, i always remember dave peterson on the Kreepy Krawley honda i liked that.

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#2 GD66

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Posted 28 October 2011 - 10:38

One of the Americans riding in the NZ Marlboro Series in the 1974/75 season, I think it was Phil Frank, carried the phrase Behind The Green Door on his fairing : we soon discovered it was a Marilyn Chambers porno ! The film company had given him some support to make the trip...

#3 rd500

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Posted 28 October 2011 - 10:58

:cool: thats a good one

#4 tonyed

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Posted 28 October 2011 - 11:59

Jim Felice was riding the

www.teamhurtbyaccident.com bike.



#5 MoMurray

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Posted 28 October 2011 - 15:02

Jim Felice was riding the

www.teamhurtbyaccident.com bike.


Filice.

#6 tonyed

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Posted 28 October 2011 - 17:24

Filice.


Yes. But it was my half hour lunchtime at work.

We had a garage just down from him at Daytona 1981, used the same tyres as Jimmy (tires in American, Felice is Filice in real English :rolleyes: ) we invented the language and can use it as we like, even when it's wrong :confused:

Anyway the thread was about 'Funny or Strange Sponsorships' if I'd known it was a spelling lesson I'd have employed a lawyer. :smoking:

Cheers Mo :stoned:

#7 jonnoj

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Posted 28 October 2011 - 18:22

Dolly Buster sponsored a sidecar team years ago - same kind of business as Marilyn Chambers & Playboy put money into Randy de Puniet.

My brother swears blind there was a topless bunny on the grid a year or two ago.



#8 MoMurray

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Posted 28 October 2011 - 19:19

Yes. But it was my half hour lunchtime at work.

We had a garage just down from him at Daytona 1981, used the same tyres as Jimmy (tires in American, Felice is Filice in real English :rolleyes: ) we invented the language and can use it as we like, even when it's wrong :confused:

Anyway the thread was about 'Funny or Strange Sponsorships' if I'd known it was a spelling lesson I'd have employed a lawyer. :smoking:

Cheers Mo :stoned:



Ok Tiny...

#9 fil2.8

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Posted 28 October 2011 - 19:36

TTFN ( Ta-Ta For Now )


I still have a few ' T ' shirts of their's from Daytona , with either ' Life Begins at 130 ' or , Road Racers Go In Deeper , Come Out Harder , as the logo's :eek: , I would model them for you , but they appear to have shrunk , :blush: , after 30 years in a drawer .........................................

#10 philippe7

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Posted 28 October 2011 - 21:59

Andy Preining was famously sponsored, for many seasons of his career in 250 Grand Prix, by austrian magazine OKM - which was , as stated on his fairing on the pic linked below, " das erotik kontaktmagazin"

http://www.highsider...ining_91_04.htm

#11 Paul Collins

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Posted 28 October 2011 - 23:53

I remember Frank Wrathall being sponsored by 'Stoppers' who produced some kind of stop smoking pill, this being at the time when everyone else seemed to be sponsored by tobacco companies, I often wondered what the likes of Rothmans thought when Frank pitched up next to them at a race meeting :)

Going back a bit further, Jack Machin was sponsored by Lincoln Cathedral for a while in the late 70's, I can only assume that the Bishop of Lincoln at the time was a racing enthusiast.



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Posted 29 October 2011 - 18:31

I remember in the 70s an English rider being sponsored by Durex. Afraid his name has escaped me. But I do remember the cartoon in MCN. It showed the rider talking to his mechanic saying "What do mean I have to wear one when I'm racing?"

#13 Paul Collins

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Posted 29 October 2011 - 20:11

I remember in the 70s an English rider being sponsored by Durex. Afraid his name has escaped me. But I do remember the cartoon in MCN. It showed the rider talking to his mechanic saying "What do mean I have to wear one when I'm racing?"


During the Durex Suzuki days MCN had a cartoon depicting James Whtham pulling up to retire and saying to Mick Grant something like 'Sorry Mick, it split and I had to pull out'

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Posted 29 October 2011 - 23:46

During the Durex Suzuki days MCN had a cartoon depicting James Whtham pulling up to retire and saying to Mick Grant something like 'Sorry Mick, it split and I had to pull out'


Did they really call the bike "Slippery When Wet" ?

http://www.amazon.co...s/dp/B005G6KTSG



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Posted 30 October 2011 - 19:51

hi, just thinking there must be some cracking sponsors on bikes in the past that were out of the norm, i always remember dave peterson on the Kreepy Krawley honda i liked that.

I forget his name but in the eighties a Long Eton Speedway rider was sponsored by a small office supplies company-for product only. What did he use from them?Elastic bands and paper clips to make his Flicker-automatic tear off changer-work!