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Can anyone I.D. the rider of this Seeley?


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#1 knickerbrook

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Posted 15 August 2013 - 15:29

I'm curious to know who this is - any ideas? It's either at the TT or MGP.
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#2 picblanc

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Posted 15 August 2013 - 15:57

Peter Gibson?

#3 knickerbrook

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Posted 15 August 2013 - 16:24

I haven't the foggiest - could be?

#4 Robin127

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Posted 15 August 2013 - 19:33

I haven't the foggiest - could be?


It's the same bloke in this photo (post #8469) who was identified as either Jeff Crookbain or Chris Bladon. I can find no record of Crookbain racing in the Island so I don't think it's him and Chris' Seeley had an all blue fairing.

http://forums.autosp...a...t&p=2999009


#5 picblanc

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Posted 15 August 2013 - 19:52

Very good Robin, well remembered! Chris Bladon.

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Posted 15 August 2013 - 20:51

Here he is at Brands in 1975.
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#7 fil2.8

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Posted 15 August 2013 - 21:53

who's that checking Chris's rear wheel alignment ??

#8 Robin127

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Posted 15 August 2013 - 22:06

Very good Robin, well remembered! Chris Bladon.


I'm not sure it's him, I only recall his bike having an all blue fairing.


#9 Russell Burrows

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Posted 15 August 2013 - 22:09

I'm not sure it's him, I only recall his bike having an all blue fairing.

A similar helmet design - rekon it probably is. Having said that Peter Gibson's early seventies Seeley had a blue and white fairing.....

#10 picblanc

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Posted 16 August 2013 - 08:53

The guy in Dennis's(Renzo) picture @ Brands is def the same as in Barry's Island shot, for those you 'still' on FB I think he was on there?



#11 knickerbrook

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Posted 16 August 2013 - 14:23

I'm curious to know who this is - any ideas? It's either at the TT or MGP.
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Although at first glance it looks a bit like a Coleshill bike (ie. Brian Coleshill, former sponsor of Alan Barnett amongst others on Seeleys), other photos in the series suggest it was taken at a MGP in the seventies. The TT Database shows Chris Bladon entered in the Manx GP on a Seeley in '74, '75 and '76.
So Robin - I reckon you have nailed it :clap: !

#12 RC162

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Posted 21 August 2013 - 17:46

Came across this picture in an old magazine.  From the 1984 Classic Manx.  No.77 Chris Bladon 350 Aermacchi, No.40 Frank Higginson 500 Triumph and No.65 Richard Fitzsimmons 250 Suzuki.

 

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#13 Russell Burrows

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Posted 25 August 2013 - 09:05

This seems to be him on the same Seeley at Brands in Dennis Rapley's shot.   Ron Mellor in the white leathers ? Brian Flack second row with the red white helmet? Whoops, think this is the shot Robin referred to.

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Edited by Russell Burrows, 25 August 2013 - 10:10.