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#1 picblanc

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Posted 05 November 2011 - 12:13

New topic guys for a fantastic series, the best years for me the 1970's, I shall of course be adding photos!( now there is a surprise!!) :wave:

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Posted 05 November 2011 - 12:18

Here is one to start with Roger Marshall from the last round of 1976, The Gauloises Powerbike International @ Brands Hatch.
Roger was a retirement in the race.
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Posted 05 November 2011 - 12:55

1978 MCN race start @ Brands PBI meeting.
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Posted 05 November 2011 - 13:00

fantastic pictures as usual :up:

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Posted 05 November 2011 - 13:04

Thanks Ian. :up:

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Posted 05 November 2011 - 13:18

Frenchman Christian Dubuisson @ 1977 Brands Hatch "King of Brands" meeting MCN 3rd round, Christian finished outside the top 14 in race.
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Posted 05 November 2011 - 13:38

graham, do you have any pictures of bob smith on the green and white rg500 from 82 or 83? i forget when his last year was, sorry i know its not the same series but i always liked that bike and havent seen it for years.

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Posted 05 November 2011 - 15:12

Dont have any of him on it but got a paddock shot of it, I will put it on the main thread 69-90.

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Posted 05 November 2011 - 16:44

Ian Martin (Guy Martin Dad) here @ Brands Evening News Powerbike International final MCN race, Ian was involved in the 9 rider crash on first lap @ Paddock Hill bend, it was him that clipped Pat Mahoney on the head, Ian stayed on, Pat though had severe head injuries causing him to be in a coma for a number of weeks, he recovered reasonably well but never raced again.
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Posted 05 November 2011 - 16:51

It's the seventies for me too Graham - great period - bring it on :up: !
Say, who's that perv on your avitar :eek: (folks are gonna wonder!) - he's putting me off my grub!
Hi Phil :wave: I'm glad Aidee's ok!


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Posted 05 November 2011 - 16:55

It's the seventies for me too Graham - great period - bring it on :up: !
Say, who's that perv on your avitar :eek: (folks are gonna wonder!) - he's putting me off my grub!
Hi Phil :wave: I'm glad Aidee's ok!



I've let myself go a bit Barry since you last saw me! :rotfl: :rotfl:

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Posted 05 November 2011 - 17:55

I've let myself go a bit Barry since you last saw me! :rotfl: :rotfl:



didn't realize that was possible ................ :rolleyes: :lol: :rotfl: :p :wave:


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Posted 05 November 2011 - 18:23

Dave Croxford on the brand new Norton Challenge, one of those to go down @ Paddock in the 1975 final race @ Brands Hatch, did not take part in restart.
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Posted 05 November 2011 - 18:23

didn't realize that was possible ................ :rolleyes: :lol: :rotfl: :p :wave:


Yes I have worked really hard at it! :p

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Posted 05 November 2011 - 18:50

New topic guys for a fantastic series, the best years for me the 1970's, I shall of course be adding photos!( now there is a surprise!!) :wave:

Yes Graham, best period for me also. Days when worlds best riders & bikes would turn up at cadwell & mallory etc graeme crosby on the sit up & beg moriwaki
Imagine stoner, lorenzo, rossi & co appearing at mallory or cadwell ? sad isn't it :(

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Posted 05 November 2011 - 19:21

It's the seventies for me too Graham - great period - bring it on :up: !
Say, who's that perv on your avitar :eek: (folks are gonna wonder!) - he's putting me off my grub!
Hi Phil :wave: I'm glad Aidee's ok!



HI GUYS 70'S for me too.

Your Avitar Graham for a minute I thought it was Chris Carter comentating in the nude.
Mark


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Posted 05 November 2011 - 19:34

It's the seventies for me too Graham - great period - bring it on :up: !
Say, who's that perv on your avitar :eek: (folks are gonna wonder!) - he's putting me off my grub!
Hi Phil :wave: I'm glad Aidee's ok!



Yes , Barry , the seventies were great days , and it was wonderful to be involved :love: , it's a shame that things have turned out like they have :down: , I know we can't turn the clock back , and , most of us have great memories of those great , seemingly , carefree days :up: :wave:


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Posted 05 November 2011 - 19:43

HI GUYS 70'S for me too.

Your Avitar Graham for a minute I thought it was Chris Carter comentating in the nude.
Mark


Beards to long for Chris Carter, other than that......... :eek:

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Posted 05 November 2011 - 19:52

Another one to go down @ Paddock Hill in the 1975 race, Vaughan Young, though this pic is from the "King of Brands" meeting 1975. This is for Vaughan's son Mark, Just up the road from me, Vaughan having passed away a few years a go.
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Posted 05 November 2011 - 21:31

Percy Tait @ Brands PBI 1975, another faller @ Paddock Bend first lap, did not restart race.
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Posted 05 November 2011 - 21:58

Alan Lee here @ the "King of Brands" meeting 1975 on his way to a 15th place finish in MCN race on his Seeley, he was from Bishops Stortford & lived next door to my Aunt. Fascinating Gra!! :rotfl:
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Posted 05 November 2011 - 22:04

Patrick Pons @ the 1975 Brands PBI meeting, Patrick was involved in a fantastic scrap for 2nd place with John Newbold, with John just getting the 2nd place. I hope to be able to post a bit of that up on video soon?
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Posted 05 November 2011 - 22:06

Here he is @ Silverstone in the summer of 1975.
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Posted 05 November 2011 - 22:19

hmmmmmm , I might be tempted :rolleyes: to post a few of my offerings :blush: , if I can work out how the face-lifted ' Image Shack ' works , it's been so long !!!! :yawnface:

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Posted 05 November 2011 - 22:20

Percy Tait @ Snetterton "Race of Aces" meeting, here he was the winner of the MCN race, & I think was overall Champion for 1971? (put me right if not the case guys!?) Here Percy is talking to Derek Minter & a blazer wearing chap!
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Posted 05 November 2011 - 22:22

Percy's winning Triumph Triple @ Snetterton 1971.
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Posted 05 November 2011 - 22:25

Percy Tait on his way to MCN Superbike win Snetterton "Race of Aces" 1971.
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Posted 05 November 2011 - 22:29

Last one for today, Patrick Pons 1978 MCN race @ Gauloises PBI meeting.
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Posted 05 November 2011 - 23:43

Thanks for the Patrick Pons pics Graham

I'm afraid I can't help with photos, but I can with results archives.... Below copy of a post of mine in the original thread, from..... almost 6 years ago !!! :eek: ( can't believe it's been such a long time )



Nothing new for the "missing years"I'm afraid, but a little searching in my (small) MCN collection over lunchtime produced the following more detailed Championship results, so I thought I might as well post them . Again, they are from MCN, the series title sponsor, so hopefully they should be right….

1971

1- Percy Tait (750 Triumph 3)
2- Ray Pickrell (750 Triumph 3)
3- Charlie Sanby (750 Norton)


1972

1- John Cooper (750 Triumph 3) 112 pts , 710 £ total year prize money ( !!!!!!)
2- Ray Pickrell (750 Triumph 3) 84 pts
3- Peter Williams (750 Norton ) 57 pts
4- Phil Read (750 Norton) 50 pts
5- Tony Jefferies (750 Triumph 3) 46 pts
6- Dave Potter (750 Kuhn Norton) 43 pts
7- Paul Smart (750 Triumph 3, Kawasaki 3) 35 pts
8- Mick Grant (750 Norton) 33 pts
9- Dave Nixon (750 Triumph 3) 25 pts
10- Dave Croxford (750 Seeley BSA 3) 23 pts

1973

1- Barry Sheene (750 Suzuki 3)
2- Paul Smart (750 Suzuki 3)
3- Barry Scully (750 Triumph 3)

1974

1- Barry Sheene (750 Suzuki 3)
2- Stan Woods (750 Suzuki 3)
3- Paul Smart (750 Suzuki 3)

1975

1- Mick Grant (750 Kawasaki 3)
2- Barry Ditchburn (750 Kawasaki 3)
3- Barry Sheene (750 Suzuki 3)

1976

1- Barry Sheene (650 Suzuki 4)
2- Mick Grant (750 Kawasaki 3)
3- Barry Ditchburn (750 Kawasaki 3)

1977

1- Barry Sheene (650 Suzuki 4)
2- Mick Grant (750 Kawasaki 3)
3- Pat Hennen (650 Suzuki 4)

1978

1- Barry Sheene (650 Suzuki 4)
2- Dave Potter (750 Yamaha 4)
3- Mick Grant (750 Kawasaki 3)
4- Barry Ditchburn (750 Yamaha 4)
5- Will Hartog (650 Suzuki 4)
6- Steve Parrish (750 Yamaha 4)


Also, an important change of rules was announced in the pre-79 season issue , " which allows 500cc GP and Formula 1 ( TTF1 ? ) machines to challenge the established 750cc racers". So we can guess that prior to this , the rules were "over 500cc and under 750cc" racing machines.



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Posted 06 November 2011 - 09:47

Excellent Philippe. :up:

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Posted 06 November 2011 - 09:52

Another of the fallers @ Paddock Hill in 1975 PBI race, the great Kork Ballington, he did not take part in the restarted race.
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Posted 06 November 2011 - 09:56

Jim Harvey another faller @ Paddock Hill 1975, did not take part in restart.
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Posted 06 November 2011 - 13:32

Some nice pics there mate and for me the 70s were great but its shows our ages,nostalgia.Like the one of post 25 too the influance that car had on the styling of Audis 20 - 30 year later.Got to as many MCN superbike and trans atlantic meets as I could back then.

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Posted 06 November 2011 - 16:37

Phil Read one off ride on the Sheene TR750, ended in the crash on first lap @ Paddock Hill bend, he did not take the restarted race.
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Posted 06 November 2011 - 16:45

South African Alan North on the ex Hailwood TZ750, listed as starter in 1975 MCN race, but had crashed out in the race before (Bill Ivy Silver Helmet race) so did not start.
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Posted 06 November 2011 - 16:50

Pat Mahoney @ scrutineering in the morning @ Brands PBI meeting 1975.
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Posted 06 November 2011 - 16:52

Pat Mahoney in morning practice @ Brands Hatch PBI 1975.
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Posted 06 November 2011 - 16:55

Pat Mahoney TZ700 from the Evening News Powerbike International meeting 1974, where Pat finished 4th in MCN race.
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Edited by picblanc, 28 March 2012 - 21:48.


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Posted 06 November 2011 - 16:59

Dave Potter @ Brands PBI 1975, he crashed out of restarted MCN race.
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Posted 06 November 2011 - 17:03

Race winner @ Brands PBI 1975, Barry Ditchburn here passing Dave Saville in morning practice.
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Posted 06 November 2011 - 17:22

Here is the 8mm cine footage that my friend Hans took of that 1975 meeting and the accident at Paddock Hill. Starts at 5.17



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Posted 06 November 2011 - 17:30

Great stuff!! the last clip from the following year 1976, with the re-profiled Paddock bend.

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Posted 06 November 2011 - 18:01

John Newbold & John Cooper @ Brands PBI 1975.
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John Newbold, John Cooper chatting to Franco Sheene & ? (someone did identify him long a go but I have forgotten!?)
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And John Newbold in action @ Brands PBI 1975 MCN race, he finished in 2nd place.
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Posted 06 November 2011 - 18:08

Geoff Barry here @ Brands Hatch 1975 PBI meeting, finished in 8th place in restarted race.
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Posted 06 November 2011 - 18:27

Who remembers the MCN girls driving around in this? Snetterton 1971. (Race of Aces meeting)
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Posted 06 November 2011 - 19:34

About time :rolleyes: , someone who actually started the race ............................... :eek:

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Posted 06 November 2011 - 19:37

[quote name='picblanc' date='Nov 6 2011, 18:01' post='5382689']


John Newbold, John Cooper chatting to Franco Sheene & ? (someone did identify him long a go but I have forgotten!?)
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'Twas me , it's Gerald Whatisface , boss of Heron




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Posted 06 November 2011 - 20:58

Ronson?

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Posted 06 November 2011 - 22:21

Geoff Barry here @ Brands Hatch 1975 PBI meeting, finished in 8th place in restarted race.
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Posted 06 November 2011 - 23:09

Ronson?



That's the culprit , ' spect your'e all lit up with that answer :p :wave: