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#201 Tonka

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Posted 13 January 2013 - 20:19

My brother always said Pat rode the big Yam as if it was an under-powered hack



Although Pat was mostly associated with the big bikes, I remember him giving Rod Gould a real race at Brands on a 250.

Slightly OT. Pat's father was a heck of a character and he's no doubt passed away too. He used to travel up the Brands in a Transit and fill it up with people who were walking. Then drive into the paddock and get everyone in for free. He reckoned Brands never paid Pat enough and they owed him !

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#202 GD66

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Posted 15 January 2013 - 00:24

Thanks Paul and GD66 for the photos of Terry Shep, much appreciated.




Another one, nice pic that cropped up on TNF a while back.
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#203 RC162

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Posted 20 January 2013 - 12:38

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#204 picblanc

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Posted 21 January 2013 - 21:48

Just posted a lovely photo of Kevin Wrettom in on page one of this thread.

#205 Classicpics

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Posted 21 January 2013 - 22:33

Calvin Rayborn II (February 20, 1940 – December 29, 1973 (aged 33))

Mallory Park 1972 Transatlantic meeting.

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#206 picblanc

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Posted 21 January 2013 - 22:45

Great shots of Cal. :up:

#207 exclubracer

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Posted 21 January 2013 - 23:36

Just posted a lovely photo of Kevin Wrettom in on page one of this thread.

Nice photo of Kevin and Mick Robinson, Graham :up:

After scrolling down the page a bit I saw the photos of dear Rob Gourlay. I remember Rob very well from my occasional outings with the FRC many years ago, he rode a rapid Weslake and a tatty RG500 plus anything else he could use. A nicer chap you couldn't meet on or off the track but after the flag went down he went for it, no matter what, but a fast and fair rider always. :up:

I'll never forget selling Rob a pair of Lockheed calipers and delivered them on my travels, the proceeds of said sale plus many more quids were quaffed between us in the Worksop Railwaymens Club!

A truly nice guy, I believe that he raced in every season from the age of 16 until his untimely death in 2008 aged 60, I wonder if this is some sort of record?

RIP Rob, a real gent. :cry:

#208 picblanc

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Posted 25 January 2013 - 16:26

Lee Masters @ Mallory Park 1994, Lee passed away date unknown? very sad story. :( RIP Lee.

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#209 chunder27

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Posted 25 January 2013 - 23:08

I remember a friend of mine raced an RGV in Superteen in 93 against Masters, well I say against, he was nowhere near his speed, was an ex Mitchell machine, sounded like a TZ, he was awesome at Oulton, and getting there on the 250 in 94.

Like Johnny Peacock, very sad loss

#210 tonyed

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 07:51

http://www.ozebook.c...cuments/24.html

Members might be able to help fill in some of the sketchier details.

#211 GD66

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 09:30

That's a pretty comprehensive thread Tony, and well researched. The little bloke at the top of the page, Bill Whitworth, was a clubmate of mine when I started racing in 1986. He rode the Morgo Triton in the pic, and was the man to beat. In his earlier years, he'd raced grasstrack in England, with the Baybutts and co. Certainly didn't fancy us upstarts turning up on our "rice-burners" (delivered in loud Lancashire tones). But after we gave him a fright or two, particularly in the wet, he surreptitiously arranged to have one built, and joined the growing throng of K4 pedallers.
Bill, in his mid-fifties, was fit as a fiddle, and played comp squash, but fell flat on his back one Wednesday evening while attempting to learn to ride a unicycle in the hallway, and told us it had quite knocked him for six. The following weekend, while competing at a country road race at Mingenew, Western Australia, Bill pulled to the side of the track in the braking area at the end of the front straight and toppled off his Honda, dead from a heart attack, perhaps induced by his flat fall. A good man gone too soon.

#212 rd500

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Posted 25 February 2013 - 11:13

a few links to the lad they called whizzlop

http://www.visordown...slop/11093.html

http://www.motorcycl...40/76141/76143/

#213 David McKinney

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Posted 01 March 2013 - 09:40

Formula Junior pioneer Aquila Branca died yesterday at the age of 89

According to the Formula Junior Historic Racing Association, he took part in the very first FJ race, at Monza in June 1958. In more recent years, he has been looking after one of his Branca cars competing in historic FJ.

In the early days he was closely associated with Moretti, driving both their 750cc sportscars and Juniors

#214 picblanc

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Posted 01 March 2013 - 10:00

Thank you David, sad to hear that, he had a good innings as they say, hope you posted it up on the CAR forum aswell, this is the two wheel site. ;)

#215 HEMEYLA

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Posted 10 August 2013 - 13:44

In Memoriam, Paul Lodewijkx, * 09-01-1947 / + 10-08-1988.

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#216 picblanc

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Posted 23 May 2014 - 21:43

Simon Andrews passed away on Monday 19th May 2014 after accident @ NW200 in Northern Ireland on the Saturday 17th May 2014.

Simon here @ Brands Hatch in 2007.

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#217 picblanc

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Posted 03 June 2014 - 22:41

Karl "Bomber" Harris sadly lost at the Isle of Man TT today, 3-6-2014

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#218 Jim77

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Posted 12 June 2014 - 15:29

Does anybody have any memories or images of Peter Butler and Dave Nixon.

David  died after crashing  in  the 1974 Production TT 

Peter ( 51) died in his sleep at Kings College Hospital 1991

 

They won the first  500 miler at Brands Hatch 1968 riding Boyers 500 Triumph.


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