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#1 RC162

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Posted 18 November 2011 - 06:47


During the seventies and early eighties there were a trio of riders that came from the Lowestoft area that were all sponsored by, I believe, Conway Motors. If my memory is correct they were Andy Bond, Kevin Clarke and Bob Capps. They all were well up the front at some time and I think Andy Bond probably is the best known of the three. If anyone has any memories of these riders and any photos they would be good to hear and see.

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Posted 18 November 2011 - 09:06

Here are a couple to start us off, Andy on the Conway sponsored bike from 1977? how short the telephone numbers were back then! & Andy later in 1984 (not Conway sponsored)
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Posted 18 November 2011 - 09:11

Bob Capps low res pic not on a Conway bike by the looks of? 1979.
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#4 Herr Wankel

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Posted 18 November 2011 - 09:24

Conway motors,Vincent specialists ?

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#5 RC162

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Posted 18 November 2011 - 18:19

Conway motors,Vincent specialists ?

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I think they were just selling cars and vans and had nothing to do with bikes.

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Posted 18 November 2011 - 18:24

Here are a couple to start us off, Andy on the Conway sponsored bike from 1977? how short the telephone numbers were back then! & Andy later in 1984 (not Conway sponsored)
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Many thanks for sharing the photos. It is nice to see an old 'fish scale' painted helmet again. I don't know who started off doing it first but Henk Vink springs to mind.

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Posted 19 November 2011 - 17:04

Many thanks for sharing the photos. It is nice to see an old 'fish scale' painted helmet again. I don't know who started off doing it first but Henk Vink springs to mind.


Andy is still around and does car repairs . His eldest son had a bad time competing in Euro Superstock with a well underfinanced outfit and has quit racing whilst youngest son is getting very good at off road.
Conway were run by John Mitchell and did indeed sell used cars.
Andys best result was coming joint second in the Shellsport Awards with "my man" Mick James ,the Suzuki production racing ace .We all went up to London for the Awards night and Dave Dean (who was number one) won a new RG500 .
Andy also competed more recently in the Suzuki 1200 Bandit challenge but had a bad fall which finished his racing.