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#1 RC162

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Posted 19 July 2013 - 07:29

Didn't want to hijack the topic on Rod so here's a space for people to put their pictures and videos of this years event. Never been so closely packed in the paddock before and it was reported that over 20,000 spectators attended. Had everything going for it with the weather even if it did get just a tad too hot at times. Here's my start off with some onboard on my 250 from the so called Honda Parade (session 45) with all sorts of reps including some Ronald Agoston 500s plus a few other makes. The ride through the pits at the end shows how full the place was.



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#2 GD66

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Posted 19 July 2013 - 08:51

Hey ! Took me a couple of laps to twig to it...NO CHICANES !! You bewdy ! :clap:

Your little weapon goes well, must be fun but clearly you have to keep an eye out for wobblers... :eek:

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Posted 19 July 2013 - 14:48

Phil (2.8) - I hope you and Bill had a good day at Mallory. Got any pictures?

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Posted 19 July 2013 - 15:25

Phil (2.8) - I hope you and Bill had a good day at Mallory. Got any pictures?

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Yes , we did , Barry , i'll see if I can move a couple over from fb , but try this , shame the old boys leathers were to large












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Posted 19 July 2013 - 15:56

2 happy old boys , the 1st time together , with a race bike since 1982 , Bill Marks in the oversize leathers  ;) , with me and the YRTS stand





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Posted 19 July 2013 - 17:56

2 happy old boys , the 1st time together , with a race bike since 1982 , Bill Marks in the oversize leathers ;) , with me and the YRTS stand





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#7 RC162

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Posted 19 July 2013 - 18:59

Hey ! Took me a couple of laps to twig to it...NO CHICANES !! You bewdy ! :clap:

Your little weapon goes well, must be fun but clearly you have to keep an eye out for wobblers... :eek:


Yes it's flying at the moment. Lots of enthusiasts out there so I try to give them the space they need and even in the video like when I come up behind the Manx it's not always possible to read what someone will do but be ready to haul up a bit if needed. The travelling marshals do a pretty good job of marking out the slower riders so it's not too bad and after all it's a parade. We had some Oz weather for a change with over 30 degrees in the paddock both days so Wayne must have felt at home.

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Posted 19 July 2013 - 19:14

Hey ! Took me a couple of laps to twig to it...NO CHICANES !! You bewdy ! :clap:


On a french forum , Hubert Rigal, who was supplying quite a few former GP bikes from his "Classic Motorcycles" squad for ( among others ) Christian Sarron and Wayne Gardner , claims that Sarron broke the lap record on his YZR 500 . With all due respect to Christian, that sounded a bit strange, that he would be quicker than the BSB guys of today.... but if there were no chicanes, that explains it ! :)

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Posted 19 July 2013 - 19:22

On a french forum , Hubert Rigal, who was supplying quite a few former GP bikes from his "Classic Motorcycles" squad for ( among others ) Christian Sarron and Wayne Gardner , claims that Sarron broke the lap record on his YZR 500 . With all due respect to Christian, that sounded a bit strange, that he would be quicker than the BSB guys of today.... but if there were no chicanes, that explains it ! :)

Just shows how things can get distorted when all the facts are not taken into account ?

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Posted 19 July 2013 - 20:03

I had a great weekend in the company of Phil, Bill Marks, Dean Want and many others, a pleasure to see the riders and machines of yesteryear in action. :up:

Here's a little snap of yours truly with Phil -

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Posted 19 July 2013 - 20:16

The evergreen Donnie McLeod, Donnie was circulating as quick as ever ! :up:

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Posted 19 July 2013 - 20:17

To prove I do like other proper race bikes other than 2-smokes ........................( look at those lovely Yamaha-ha's in the background ,who dumped that in front :rolleyes: :lol: )


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Posted 19 July 2013 - 20:33

I think the travelling marshals deserve a mention also, they did a superb job of guarding the slower riders and keeping any silliness to a minimum, great job, guys!! :up:

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Posted 19 July 2013 - 20:44

A gentleman who needs no introduction to many racers past and present, Ron Philips of Fahron Engineering :up:

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Posted 19 July 2013 - 21:19

I think the travelling marshals deserve a mention also, they did a superb job of guarding the slower riders and keeping any silliness to a minimum, great job, guys!! :up:



Yes , Mick , agreed , but I would expand it to include all who were involved , :up: , an extremely well organized , well run meeting , with the minimum of hassle , well done to all concerned :clap: :clap: , and thanks :kiss:

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Posted 19 July 2013 - 21:28

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I understand Ago was supposed to be there on the Sunday, but couldn't make it following a serious mishap at Goodwood on Saturday ? According to Hubert Rigal ( again...) his bike's gearbox seized as he was cruising down the hill, and he was sent into a wall and suffered a broken wrist and a bump on the head ?

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Posted 19 July 2013 - 21:32

I understand Ago was supposed to be there on the Sunday, but couldn't make it following a serious mishap at Goodwood on Saturday ? According to Hubert Rigal ( again...) his bike's gearbox seized as he was cruising down the hill, and he was sent into a wall and suffered a broken wrist and a bump on the head ?




Oh , didn't know that , and sorry to hear it , but thanks :well:


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Posted 19 July 2013 - 23:15

Yes , Mick , agreed , but I would expand it to include all who were involved , :up: , an extremely well organized , well run meeting , with the minimum of hassle , well done to all concerned :clap: :clap: , and thanks :kiss:

You're right of course Phil, a great big thank you to all involved in the organisation of the meeting, it went like clockwork. :up:

And...you're most welcome, anytime. :wave: :up:

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Posted 20 July 2013 - 06:54

On a french forum , Hubert Rigal, who was supplying quite a few former GP bikes from his "Classic Motorcycles" squad for ( among others ) Christian Sarron and Wayne Gardner , claims that Sarron broke the lap record on his YZR 500 . With all due respect to Christian, that sounded a bit strange, that he would be quicker than the BSB guys of today.... but if there were no chicanes, that explains it ! :)


Does anyone know what the outright lap record for bikes was at Mallory before the first chicane was put in ? The car one was around 40 seconds at around 121mph I seem to remember reading somewhere.


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Posted 20 July 2013 - 20:17

Does anyone know what the outright lap record for bikes was at Mallory before the first chicane was put in ? The car one was around 40 seconds at around 121mph I seem to remember reading somewhere.


I don't know why but 49.1 springs to mind, I think it may have been KH on the Len Manchester 750, possibly jointly with Mr Sheene I remember it was always about a second slower than Brands indy.

Sarron certainly was flying, visibly the quickest by far of the oldies, including digger.

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Posted 20 July 2013 - 22:14

I don't know why but 49.1 springs to mind, I think it may have been KH on the Len Manchester 750, possibly jointly with Mr Sheene I remember it was always about a second slower than Brands indy.

Sarron certainly was flying, visibly the quickest by far of the oldies, including digger.

Digger was going pretty quickly on the Moriwaki copy on Saturday morning. That was until it dropped its guts. :D

#22 RC162

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Posted 21 July 2013 - 09:43

Lots of pictures here.

http://www.peterwile...1000-Bikes.html

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Posted 21 July 2013 - 18:44

Steve Baker had the lap record at a 48.0 until the Bus Stop was installed in 1986 I believe.

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Posted 21 July 2013 - 20:05

I understand Ago was supposed to be there on the Sunday, but couldn't make it following a serious mishap at Goodwood on Saturday ? According to Hubert Rigal ( again...) his bike's gearbox seized as he was cruising down the hill, and he was sent into a wall and suffered a broken wrist and a bump on the head ?

It was on an MV3 (seized?) & yes (from a photo I saw) he was off amongst a group of others so it looks like it could have been the cruise back from the top

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Posted 23 July 2013 - 05:48

I always thought I'd find a use for those knee sliders one day. Keeps you off the hairpin wall nicely !

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