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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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#109 CharleyFarley

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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.


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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

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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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#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:



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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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Posted 25 February 2015 - 20:54

I first visited Olivers mount in 1951 & most years up to 63. from 59 to 63 I raced there. 2nd to Dan Shorey in '61 sharing fastest lap riding a 198cc Ducati to Dans 250 NSU Sportmax. 1962 con rod broke on penultimate lap on 250 Aer Macchi cruising in 2nd again to Dan & aiming to pounce on last lap. 1963 again on Aer Macchi, Tommy Robb on Factory Honda Twin, German Gunter Beer on a Honda 4. finished 3rd in heat (4th fastest overall) having started from last. My goggles shattered on my timed lap in practice. As fastest 18 from heats went into final I expected to be 4 on grid but no, I was on 18. Argued with Claxton but he threatened to kick me out. Tried to "jump start but hit the guy in front & fell off, picked up the bike & started again. Within 6 of the12 laps I was 2nd to Robb having passed the 4 cyl bike. Lap after lap I closed the gap, got almost alongside at Mount but risked taking us both out so had to settle for 2nd. The final kick in the teeth was being credited with sharing fastest lap with my mate Tommy on the last lap, despite closing 25 yards in that last lap, Having to roll off down the hill because there was no way past.

The best circuit I ever road on & the whole race was televised & Murray Walker was apparently jumping up & down.

The final thing to mention, can anyone give a clue where the archives to ABC TV are kept, because I have never seen myself on film.

After that season I retired

 

Brian Clark 



#125 Paul Collins

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Posted 25 February 2015 - 22:14

Hi Brian, Welcome to the forum, sorry I cant help with any info regarding the ATV footage, but its always worth a search on youtube as its amazing what turns up on there.

 

Please feel free to post your memories on here as we are always interested.



#126 CharleyFarley

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Posted 14 March 2015 - 18:45

I've found a long lost photo, but seem 'unable' to post it on here......
Any help/advice pls??!!??

#127 CharleyFarley

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Posted 15 March 2015 - 06:46

Barry Sheene, Dave Potter, DT125, Olivers Mount, Sept 1980 (??)
Thought this photo was 'lost', found in an album alongside a couple of dozen photos inc Sheene Potter Parish Grant Marshall etc.

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Posted 15 March 2015 - 06:58

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#129 Paul Collins

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Posted 15 March 2015 - 10:59

I found this fantastic photo collection quite by accident the other night, including a sequence from Mick Grant and John Cooper's prang over the jump in 1972, of which which I didn't know any photo's existed.

I hope the owner doesn't mind us sharing them here


https://www.flickr.c...157645116558608

#130 knickerbrook

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Posted 15 March 2015 - 16:41

Brilliant Paul - what a find :clap: !

More than a few gems on there - such as Croxford on a two-stroke! (500 Tee-Mill Kawasaki).

How about sending him an invitation to join us? (The photographer I mean, not Croxford - there again, why not invite Crox too  :lol:).



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Posted 15 March 2015 - 20:38

Not sure how to contact him Barry, I've just had a look but can't see anything on his page, but that could be because I don't have a flickr account, If you are able to contact him please feel free.

 

.......And likewise Croxford, I think he is around on the net and has posted on youtube before, but again I don't have a youtube account myself, but it would be worth dropping him a note.


Edited by Paul Collins, 15 March 2015 - 20:44.


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Posted 15 March 2015 - 23:22

I found this fantastic photo collection quite by accident the other night, including a sequence from Mick Grant and John Cooper's prang over the jump in 1972, of which which I didn't know any photo's existed.

I hope the owner doesn't mind us sharing them here


https://www.flickr.c...157645116558608

Paul

 

That has brightened up my evening.  Some fantastic stuff there.



#133 Paul Collins

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Posted 16 March 2015 - 12:45

Brilliant Paul - what a find :clap: !
More than a few gems on there - such as Croxford on a two-stroke! (500 Tee-Mill Kawasaki).
How about sending him an invitation to join us? (The photographer I mean, not Croxford - there again, why not invite Crox too :lol:).


I cant see Croxford on a Kawasaki there Barry, are you mistaking him for Dudley Robinson on the Padgett Kawasaki?

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Posted 17 March 2015 - 15:59

This is what I saw as I was zapping through them very quickly! (In the Mallory album). Although it was captioned "Croxford" it's obviously not him :blush: !

Have you looked at the other albums apart from Scarborough Paul? The Cadwell album is very good!

 

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Posted 17 March 2015 - 16:35

This is what I saw as I was zapping through them very quickly! (In the Mallory album). Although it was captioned "Croxford" it's obviously not him :blush: !

Have you looked at the other albums apart from Scarborough Paul? The Cadwell album is very good!

 

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That design on the helmet looks like Croxfords.

Greg



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Posted 17 March 2015 - 17:07

Seems I was right first time, because if you Google "croxford" and "kawasaki" - a Morton's photo of Croxford on that very bike will come up! (I didn't want to reproduce the photo here and risk the wrath of Mortons!). Then when I looked a second time, I thought it was an "imposter" with a Croxford helmet because I didn't think it looked much like him!  

Well there you go :lol: !   

PS: Parading, rather than racing I think, which explains it!

 

Is anyone here on Facebook (Paul and myself aren't believers!) - if so, perhaps they can try and make contact with this chap and invite him to join us? (Or at least get his permission to use his pictures). He is Keith Nunns from Wakefield.


Edited by knickerbrook, 17 March 2015 - 17:30.


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Posted 17 March 2015 - 18:18

I'm pretty certain Croxford did ride an H1R in the early 70's, around the same time he had a Seeley framed BSA 3 and if I remember correctly those were the leathers he wore.  This was just before he got the ride with the JPN team.


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#138 Paul Collins

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Posted 17 March 2015 - 22:58

Ah I see what you mean now Barry, I was looking at the photo of Dudley Robinson at Scarborough and never got as far as the other albums :o

 

I'll take another look through the rest.



#139 Paul Collins

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Posted 17 March 2015 - 23:10

Some fantastic Cadwell shots there!!

 

How nice to see the hairpin and Barn Corner as I remember them, with the cottage and the Barn still there, when I used to Marshal around there in the 70's we used to open the gate to let the bread van and postman deliver to the cottage between the morning practice sessions.



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Posted 18 March 2015 - 00:09

They're all great albums - lots of variety too. Photo of the Never ready at Silverstone springs to mind...



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Posted 26 March 2015 - 13:37

I'm pretty certain Croxford did ride an H1R in the early 70's, around the same time he had a Seeley framed BSA 3 and if I remember correctly those were the leathers he wore.  This was just before he got the ride with the JPN team.

 

Robin, I bought this H1R at the end of 1972 from Reg Thomas of T-Mill Tours. He also had a driving school in Clapham and sponsored Dave on it. Ex-Martin Carney; Dave hated it.

So did I.

Tom

 

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