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#101 picblanc

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Posted 22 December 2013 - 11:13

Greg are they still in your photo bucket library?



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#102 greg1953

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Posted 22 December 2013 - 11:45

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Someone after an off at Mere, lid looks like Gary Linghams



#103 mfd

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Posted 22 December 2013 - 11:55

I can ask him, if you like?



#104 greg1953

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Posted 22 December 2013 - 12:04

I can ask him, if you like?

 

Greg are they still in your photo bucket library?

Dunno, I'll have a look later, cheers.



#105 knickerbrook

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Posted 04 January 2014 - 18:09

Just spotted an advert in this January's Old Bike Mart that might interest you Olivers Mount fans! 

 

Someone has for sale EVERY Olivers Mount programme from 1947 - 2010!

 

He doesn't mention a price. Telephone number in the advert is: 01287 623718.  



#106 greg1953

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Posted 05 January 2014 - 17:56

Just spotted an advert in this January's Old Bike Mart that might interest you Olivers Mount fans! 

 

Someone has for sale EVERY Olivers Mount programme from 1947 - 2010!

 

He doesn't mention a price. Telephone number in the advert is: 01287 623718.  

He wants £500 for the lot but there's a load on e-Bay, I've just bought the July '76 for a fiver cos I'm in it.

 

Greg


Edited by greg1953, 05 January 2014 - 19:08.


#107 knickerbrook

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Posted 05 January 2014 - 19:47

He wants £500 for the lot .......

 

 

Ouch :eek: !

 

(I bitterly regret flogging my programme collection a few years ago, which went back to 1965 and included 12 Race of the Years - but so glad I kept every programme that I was in!).



#108 CharleyFarley

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Posted 21 January 2014 - 10:39

The Road Race bug bit BIG TIME, one Fri evening, Sept 1979 on the approach road up past the Mere to pits/Mere hairpin. Dad dropped me off at uncles house fa w/end. Uncle Ernist always went to the "Mount"......and was to take me fa the Gold Cup on the Sunday. After tea on Fri I walked to the Mount to "have a look around". Half an hour later I'm walking up the hill towards the pits.......n theres a big Honda race bike getting bumped of down the hill.........it exploded into life about level with me,100yrd further down, 3 point turn n back up the hill..............on the back wheel, past a "stunned" 15yr old whos chin was on the floor.........rider with a thumbs up fa said "stunned" 15yr old. (Turned out to be Tony Rutter) Walking up n down from Mere (always be "Mere") n start finish past the pits I was absolutely awe-struck by the sounds/sights of the busy pits etc!!!
Sat saw me on the Mount by about 07.30.........busting fa things to get goin........Croz wheelying every where is my 1st (and lasting) memory of Road Racing!!!!! Sunday saw me back with Uncle......filling my head with Sheene/Ago etc stories......n that was it..... the bug had bitten deep!!!
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Posted 08 February 2014 - 13:47

Probably as good as anywhere to post this??
I'm looking for "Croz"......the book, guess there isn't many around as they're £16.00 second hand on Amazon.
Anyone got a copy they're prepared to sell??

#110 fil2.8

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Posted 08 February 2014 - 16:35

I have a copy , but sorry it is to good a book to sell , but £16 doesn't seem to be excessive to me , and you could always sell it afterwards , but somehow don't think you would want to ..........................  ;)



#111 CharleyFarley

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Posted 08 February 2014 - 17:01

£16 doesn't seem to be excessive to me , and you could always sell it afterwards , but somehow don't think you would want to ..........................  ;)

Prob end up buying new.........n not wanting to sell (bit of a hoarder with any bike/racing books)
£16.00 does seem excessive second hand when ya can get 1000s of books fa 1p-10p etc......see if anything comes along on here!!

#112 bella

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Posted 09 February 2014 - 18:31

You can buy mine if you wish, £5 + p&p, is that ok ?.

#113 CharleyFarley

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Posted 09 February 2014 - 19:04

That sounds MORE than ok.......any private message option on here??
(Where are ya based/live by the way??) Steve....

Edited by CharleyFarley, 09 February 2014 - 19:05.


#114 bella

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Posted 09 February 2014 - 19:24

South west Durham .

#115 CharleyFarley

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Posted 09 February 2014 - 19:48

P.M.d ta 😜 Steve

#116 BillPentelow

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Posted 13 February 2014 - 19:41

I raced at Scarborough only twice,

Not sure which years?

Over the hump at least that is what we called it,

i got it wrong and was shot through the screen on my 350 hit the front wheel and was bounced back into the saddle, what skill!,

Bernie Frost did the exact same maneuver in front of me at Brands hatch Bemsee meeting before going on to win the race. 

Anyway i digress, I came round on the next lap about 50mph slower  and went over the hump, bump whatever  it was and the crowd clapped, glad THEY enjoyed it :)

 

Picture  of some unknown going over the hump thingy

 

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Edited by BillPentelow, 13 February 2014 - 20:21.


#117 BillPentelow

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Posted 13 February 2014 - 19:48

Can anyone imagine the GP boys of today racing at the mount?

 

The pits would be a bit chokker



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Posted 13 February 2014 - 19:51

Can anyone imagine the GP boys of today racing at the mount?

 

The pits would be a bit chokker

 

 

Just room for 1 team , I reckon Bill , and that's leaving the dolly girls , corporate crap elsewhere ............................ :rolleyes:



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Posted 13 February 2014 - 20:27

Just room for 1 team , I reckon Bill , and that's leaving the dolly girls , corporate crap elsewhere ............................ :rolleyes:

Yes , at the most.

In motocross since the recession started there as been a switch from motor-homes to VW transporter and other similar sized vans.

Is the same thing happening in road racing?

 I have only been to one club meeting in the last few years and a couple of GP's and obviously the GP's are not suffering from recession.



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#120 fil2.8

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Posted 13 February 2014 - 21:18

Not sure , iv'e been hiring a medium size van , for a weekend , about £85 , and using the nearby Premier Inn or similar for the 3/4 times a year , a lot cheaper than buying and running a van ...........................do miss the evening paddock banter , mind  :well:



#121 CharleyFarley

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Posted 03 March 2014 - 16:22

Probably as good as anywhere to post this??
I'm looking for "Croz"......the book, guess there isn't many around as they're £16.00 second hand on Amazon.
Anyone got a copy they're prepared to sell??

CHEERS Bella............looking forward to 'getting stuck in'.........

Edited by CharleyFarley, 03 March 2014 - 16:24.


#122 CharleyFarley

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Posted 19 March 2014 - 19:16

Enjoyed a 30mph blast round the Mount (2 laps) on the bike today...
Might try photo.....tell me 'how' pls!!??!!

#123 CharleyFarley

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Posted 19 March 2014 - 21:32

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