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#51 exclubracer

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Posted 07 November 2011 - 03:37

Jim Harvey another faller @ Paddock Hill 1975, did not take part in restart.
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Nice pic of Jim on the ex-Kenny Roberts TZ700, well done Graham! I think Jim now lives in Thailand.
I worked with Jims nephew Stephen Harvey who registered on the forum after I showed him the way to 'The Dark Side' :D
Stephen raced a vintage Norton and a TZ350 but was injured in a race at Jehonville a few years ago, he told me that after Jim bought the bike, they checked it over and it had a brand new crank/pistons/gearbox/clutch and had been rebuilt by the maestro himself, Kel Carruthers.
Where are you Stevie?? I know you look in occasionally :kiss:

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#52 picblanc

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Posted 08 November 2011 - 11:57

Ray Pickrell 750 Triple Snetterton 1971.
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Posted 10 November 2011 - 17:25

Tony Nash Brands Hatch PBI 1975.
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Tony 9th in MCN Superbike race.
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Posted 10 November 2011 - 17:27

John Williams 4th place in MCN race Brands Hatch PBI meeting, first ride on factory Suzuki.
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Posted 10 November 2011 - 21:05

Paul Smart Triumph Triple Snetterton 1971.
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Posted 10 November 2011 - 21:08

Ron Haslam @ Brands PBI meeting 1975, involved in the multiple rider accident @ Paddock Hill, finished in 6th place in restarted race.
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Posted 11 November 2011 - 11:23

i remember seeing that big crash on tv, im sure it was 74 when kork ballington appeared on a orange kawasaki triple.

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Posted 11 November 2011 - 11:36

i remember seeing that big crash on tv, im sure it was 74 when kork ballington appeared on a orange kawasaki triple.


What the crash was 1974? or Ballington on the yellow/orangey Kawasaki?
Here is Kork's 750 Kawasaki triple being admired by Roger (bigrog) & Peter? Aldridge @ Brands PBI 1974, Kork was a retirement in the MCN race.
Roger would love how the forum has grown these last few years, RIP matey. :(
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Posted 11 November 2011 - 11:42

Only decent action one of Kork on the bike, PBI Brands Hatch 1974.
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Posted 11 November 2011 - 11:47

thats the one graham, i recall him fighting it out with steve tonkin if memeory serves me right, the crash was 75 for sure.

parrish had a green tz700 around that time also which he won a few races on, i think one was the bill ivy race in 74 at brands

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Posted 11 November 2011 - 16:20

thats the one graham, i recall him fighting it out with steve tonkin if memeory serves me right, the crash was 75 for sure.

parrish had a green tz700 around that time also which he won a few races on, i think one was the bill ivy race in 74 at brands


Parrish won the Bill Ivy race in 1975 on the Dave More racing Green TZ700.

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Posted 11 November 2011 - 16:21

The 1974 Bill Ivy race was won by Steve Manship on a TZ350.

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Posted 11 November 2011 - 16:31

Steve Parrish PBI 1975.
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Although its in B/W its the Green TZ! :D
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Posted 12 November 2011 - 15:48

The 1974 Bill Ivy race was won by Steve Manship on a TZ350.

Hi Graham it was won by Steve but didnt the race have quite a few leaders and fallers, I remember Tony Nash having quite a lead and sliding off. Interesting picture of Tony on the 700 Yam I remember sitting on that bike at Mallory during a British Championship Round when I was 13, I have wanted one ever since unfortunately I am still waiting.


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Posted 12 November 2011 - 17:45

Hi Graham it was won by Steve but didnt the race have quite a few leaders and fallers, I remember Tony Nash having quite a lead and sliding off. Interesting picture of Tony on the 700 Yam I remember sitting on that bike at Mallory during a British Championship Round when I was 13, I have wanted one ever since unfortunately I am still waiting.


Ha me to Mark, only been on a 350G, never mind Roy Flower might let me sit on his Rottweiler one day!!? :D
I have this race on DVD, & other than Wayne Dinham falling off @ Surtees? Steve led from start to finish, (just remembered Geoff Went led for a few laps!) Tony Nash finished 4th. There was a big crash entering Clearways on penultimate lap, when Steve Goodrum Adrian Godden & Alan Blasdell went down together.
finishing order was,
1st Steve Manship
2nd Kork Ballington
3rd Geoff Went
4th Tony Nash
5th Jim Wells
6th Percy Tait
7th Richard Peckett
8th Steve Parrish
9th Phil Gurner
10th Graham Hobbs
11th Bob Towse
12th Eddie O'Brien
13th Mike Shoesmith
14th Roger Winfield
15th Colin Braddick.

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Posted 13 November 2011 - 21:24

Ha me to Mark, only been on a 350G, never mind Roy Flower might let me sit on his Rottweiler one day!!? :D
I have this race on DVD, & other than Wayne Dinham falling off @ Surtees? Steve led from start to finish, (just remembered Geoff Went led for a few laps!) Tony Nash finished 4th. There was a big crash entering Clearways on penultimate lap, when Steve Goodrum Adrian Godden & Alan Blasdell went down together.
finishing order was,
1st Steve Manship
2nd Kork Ballington
3rd Geoff Went
4th Tony Nash
5th Jim Wells
6th Percy Tait
7th Richard Peckett
8th Steve Parrish
9th Phil Gurner
10th Graham Hobbs
11th Bob Towse
12th Eddie O'Brien
13th Mike Shoesmith
14th Roger Winfield
15th Colin Braddick.



Graham, in recognition of all the good work you do, you can have a sit/ride on any of my bikes whenever it takes your fancy.
I hope to do a bit more riding next season so you can do the same.
Hope to see you soon.
I'll take the photo's!

Roy

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Posted 14 November 2011 - 09:37

Graham, in recognition of all the good work you do, you can have a sit/ride on any of my bikes whenever it takes your fancy.
I hope to do a bit more riding next season so you can do the same.
Hope to see you soon.
I'll take the photo's!

Roy


Hi ya matey, look forward to that, I better give you a few tips on taking photos though as its harder than riding a bike! :rolleyes: :wave:

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Posted 14 November 2011 - 21:27

Neil Tuxworth 1976.
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Posted 15 November 2011 - 10:01

hi graham, thanks for giving me the correct info. i wasnt too far out, i had the steve right and the years the wrong way round, not totally cenile just yet! :drunk:

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Posted 19 November 2011 - 19:09

Patrick Pons #27, 6th in MCN Superbike race & Dave Cartwright #163 @ 1977 Brands Hatch PBI meeting.
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Posted 19 November 2011 - 19:17

Patrick Pons #27, 6th in MCN Superbike race & Dave Cartwright #163 @ 1977 Brands Hatch PBI meeting.



where did Mr Cartwright finish , my learned fiend :confused: ??


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Posted 19 November 2011 - 19:29

where did Mr Cartwright finish , my learned fiend :confused: ??


He didnt.

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Posted 19 November 2011 - 19:42

He didnt.



you sure :yawnface: ??


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Posted 24 November 2011 - 23:07

Dave Croxford @ Brands Hatch "King of Brands" meeting 1975, 3rd place in MCN Superbike race.
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Posted 25 November 2011 - 18:17

Wil Hartog @ Brands Hatch 1975, crashed in restarted MCN race @ Paddock Hill.
This is for Dick from Holland, its a low res picture Dick, one I scanned in about 6/7 years a go @ to small a size! :well: But you get the idea.
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Posted 22 March 2012 - 22:20

Ron Haslam Brands Hatch 1976 (King of Brands meeting) 7th MCN Superbike race.
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Posted 23 March 2012 - 21:38

Bernard Fau & his "new" TZ700 Yamaha @ Brands Hatch 1976, retired in MCN race. This photo has never been seen before not even by me! as it was not printed by the photo processors as top of neg was damaged, I have photo shopped it & I think its come out pretty well!?
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Posted 24 March 2012 - 05:11

Ray Pickrell 750 Triple Snetterton 1971.
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Seen before, but bears repeating because it contains two of life's delights... a Beezumph triple on 19" wheels, and a Thames van... :)


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Posted 28 March 2012 - 21:04

Hi all,

I live in Germany and I am restoring a TZ750 with quite a unique frame.

This is how it looked as I bought it:

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The frame is brazed rather than welded, most of the threads are imperial.
I think it was made in Britain around 1977.

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I have asked most of the better known manufacturers as Harris, Maxton or Spondon.
But all of them said, it was not from their production. I guess it was a one off, the frame nr. is SM001.

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It is also pictured on the TZ350.com site

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Steve McLaughlin was named as the rider.
But I have asked Steve and his answer was he canĀ“t remember ever having ridden this bike.

I also heard of Tony Harris as a rider, did he win in Lydden Hill on it? (Lord of Lydden)

Come on guys, can anyone tell me more about this bike or even can show a photograph?


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Posted 31 March 2012 - 19:58

Barry Ditchburn TZ700 Yamaha @ Brands Powerbike International meeting 1974, Barry finished in 3rd place in MCN race.
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Posted 05 January 2013 - 11:58

1975 MCN Superbike race two parts.