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#1 picblanc

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Posted 24 November 2013 - 12:29

Chance to talk about & see pictures of those who raced week in & week out, most names long forgotten, but the back bone of the race scene back then, some went on to make a name for themselves, but for most it was just for fun.



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#2 picblanc

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Posted 24 November 2013 - 12:31

Snetterton 1977, Andy Hayman  John Hammond.

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Posted 24 November 2013 - 13:12

Barry Woodland Brands Hatch 1975.

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Posted 24 November 2013 - 13:14

Barry Woodland 1975.

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Posted 24 November 2013 - 13:38

Brands Hatch June 14th 1975, Graham Hobbs#78, Gareth Jones#35, Nev Frost#1, Steve Parker#5, Erwin Chwistek#36

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Posted 24 November 2013 - 13:56

Ian Wilcox Triumph Triple & John Reynolds Harley Davidson 750, Snetterton in the wet March 22nd 1975.

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Posted 24 November 2013 - 14:08

Leon Lerego TZ350 Snetterton 22-3-1975.

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Posted 24 November 2013 - 14:09

Leon Lerego gives Ron Rowlands a helping hand Snetterton 1975.

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Posted 24 November 2013 - 14:25

Leon Lerego gives Ron Rowlands a helping hand Snetterton 1975.

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Is that John Newbolds old 250 ? very similar colour scheme. My 350 had one of those "Daytona" seats, they were bloody awkward, I gave mine to a kid who put it on his Fizzy.

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Posted 24 November 2013 - 14:25

Why do all the Snetterton shots look cold and wet - not the hot and sunny Snetterton I remember (or even remembrer)?

 

I would wear a gum shield in the paddock to prevent tooth damage due to the chattering teeth.

 

Perhaps as the shot of Ron being pushed off by Leon shows leons 250 (number 99) in the background they were all taken on that one wet and cold day Snetterton suffered in all my years racing there.


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Posted 24 November 2013 - 15:26

Snetterton July 12th 1975, Wayne Dinham leads the field into Riches.

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Posted 24 November 2013 - 15:26

Is that John Newbolds old 250 ? very similar colour scheme. My 350 had one of those "Daytona" seats, they were bloody awkward, I gave mine to a kid who put it on his Fizzy.

Greg

I don't think its the same bike Greg, though I remember John Newbold on one in similar colours.



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Posted 24 November 2013 - 19:07

I was at Snetterton that day in March 1975, it was the first time I raced.  It was a pretty grim day weather wise, although I think it did dry up a bit as the day went on.  I don't remember the cold too much, probably the excitement of the day prevented that.  I spent plenty of colder days there in later years but like every circuit there were times when it was hot and dry and times when it wasn't, except for Cadwell, it always seemed to rain there :)



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Posted 24 November 2013 - 19:37

Brands Hatch June 14th 1975, Interesting the types of machinery that raced together, here we have David Broom 500 Norton #5 & Alan Carr 352 Yamaha #25, Broom was 3rd in the race.

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Posted 24 November 2013 - 19:50

Brian Cornwell 125 BSA takes the flag @ Snetterton July 1975.

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Posted 24 November 2013 - 22:27

Brian Swales TZ750 Yamaha Snetterton 1975.

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Posted 24 November 2013 - 22:34

Alan Lee Brands Hatch 1976.

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Snetterton 1976

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#18 tonyed

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Posted 25 November 2013 - 06:21

Any of Frank Ball on his 350 Greeves? Frank used to make lots of parts for his Greeves special. He unfortunately was killed a few years back in an accident involving a home made light aircraft.



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Posted 25 November 2013 - 10:06

Chance to talk about & see pictures of those who raced week in & week out, most names long forgotten, but the back bone of the race scene back then, some went on to make a name for themselves, but for most it was just for fun.These

 

Thanks Graham, these pictures are really superb.

 

The seventies were a great time to be involved in racing; very competitive but also I think about as affordable as it could be with everyone in work and plenty of genuine racing machinery and all the spares available.

 

Just as an aside; entry fees for two Bemsee races in 1970 were £5, with a skilled working man taking home £24 19s 6p.

What does it cost today?

 

Best wishes, Peter. 



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Posted 25 November 2013 - 12:30

Depends on the circuit hire costs , Peter , with the CMRC this year , Snetterton , 2 races £100 + insurance of £20 , Darley Moor £73 + £20 insurance , same price for Cadwell Park , Anglesey and Pembrey , Brands , S/S £98 + £20 insurance  :well:   ):



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Posted 25 November 2013 - 14:17

Thanks Graham, these pictures are really superb.

 

The seventies were a great time to be involved in racing; very competitive but also I think about as affordable as it could be with everyone in work and plenty of genuine racing machinery and all the spares available.

 

Just as an aside; entry fees for two Bemsee races in 1970 were £5, with a skilled working man taking home £24 19s 6p.

What does it cost today?

 

Best wishes, Peter. 

Thanks Peter lots more to come.



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Posted 25 November 2013 - 14:43

Brands Hatch 1976, how quaint it used to be, the three wheeler in car park belonged to BSB's Stuart Higgs Father, with the little blonde child in control tower probably Stuart.

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Posted 25 November 2013 - 14:50

Alf Mossell Brands Hatch 1975.

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Posted 25 November 2013 - 16:06

Australian? Bob Whitlock here @ Brands Hatch 1977, very quick on his TZ 250, don't recall anything else about him, anyone know if he was an Aussie?

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Posted 25 November 2013 - 16:08

Bill Pentlowe slides down the road @ Clearways Brands Hatch 1976

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Posted 25 November 2013 - 16:11

Dennis Casement #30 TZ 354? Bernard Frost #4 500 Sparton, Snetterton 1977.

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Posted 25 November 2013 - 16:41

Alf Mossell

one of Harlows finest

 

 

Engineers....lol



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Posted 25 November 2013 - 17:32

Brian Swales TZ750 Yamaha Snetterton 1975.

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I remember this TZ from Croft, first one I'd ever seen. We were at a Friday morning practise session and a GT Motorcycles van turned up with the TZ in the back, we noticed very few gear changes up the old start / finish, apparently it was on "Daytona" gearing and if I remember correctly it only managed to reach third around Croft.

Greg



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Posted 25 November 2013 - 17:56

Lovely isn't it!, GT Motorcycles Scarborough, Croft would be the local track then Greg?



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Posted 25 November 2013 - 18:11

Lovely isn't it!, GT Motorcycles Scarborough, Croft would be the local track then Greg?

Yep, almost lived there, it was only 30mins from my home in Durham, I much prefer the old layout to the new.

Greg



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Posted 25 November 2013 - 18:14

Brian Cornwell 125 BSA takes the flag @ Snetterton July 1975.

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Newmarket meeting 12th July.

 

Looking at the program now.

 

'We he' 3 Crescents in the 401-500cc race - Geof B on what became my Crescent, Julian Soper on Willy Ryans and Peter Everns on his.

 

Other 'names' include:

Chris Revett

Jeff Crookbain

Clive Wall

Dave Saltwell

Derek Loan

Nev Frost

Mick Partrick

Wayne Dinham

Dennis Trollope

Vaughn Young

Julian Soper

Tony (the romford rat) Nash

Bob Towse

Tom Newall

Len Carr

Clive Horton

Dick (gentleman Farmer) Aldous

Stuart Morrell

Trevor Wise

Ron Mellor

George Cant

Dickie Mint (Dick Linton)

Chris Curtis

Peter Weale

Rex Caunt

Richard Dowland

Dennis Casement

Derek Best

Dennis McMillan

Jeff Webber

Clive Wall

Gordon Toon

Lance Capon

Dave Featherstone

Roy Jeffreys

Roger Winterburn

Steve Parker

Charlie Ford

Nev Frost

Jerry Fiford

Dave Oliver

 

The Silver Horseshoe Trophy sponsored by Plunketts of Norwich


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Posted 25 November 2013 - 21:09

Chris Baldwin on his 380 Honda, Brands Hatch August 1975.

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Posted 25 November 2013 - 21:15

Charlie Fry on a 250 Montesa @ Brands Hatch 1976 & on a nice looking TZ 250 with the "lay down" shocks, what model is this? here @ Snetterton 1977.

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Posted 25 November 2013 - 21:18

Billericay's Bryan Dorr on a 750 Seeley @ Brands Hatch 5-3-1977.

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Posted 25 November 2013 - 21:21

Brian Anderson keeping himself warm with a nice jumper @ Brands Hatch 1975.

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Posted 25 November 2013 - 21:34

Chris Curtis @ RAF Waterbeach Cambridgeshire 18-9-1977.

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Posted 25 November 2013 - 21:37

Ron Rowlands #30, Mick Robinson #14, Peter Weale #22 Brands Hatch 1975.

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Posted 25 November 2013 - 21:39

Bob Nicholson & K Beere on their Konig powered outfit @ Brands Hatch 1975.

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Posted 25 November 2013 - 21:40

Strangely my quote function doesn't work anymore??

 

Anyway Charlie Fry's TZ will be an A or B, It wasn't a standard feature but Spondon did a kit to convert the twin shock frame to laid down shocks although this one appears to be a home made job using the standard Yamaha swingarm



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Posted 25 November 2013 - 21:41

Strangely my quote function doesn't work anymore??

 

Anyway Charlie Fry's TZ will be an A or B, It wasn't a standard feature but Spondon did a kit to convert the twin shock frame to laid down shocks although this one appears to be a home made job using the standard Yamaha swingarm

Thanks Paul.



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Posted 25 November 2013 - 22:10

Chris Revett Snetterton 12-7-1975, Maxton 350 & Honda 500-4, was Revetts straight @ Snetterton named after his Fathers company TV rentals?

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Chris rounds Riches corner.

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Posted 26 November 2013 - 06:20

Chris Revett Snetterton 12-7-1975, Maxton 350 & Honda 500-4, was Revetts straight @ Snetterton named after his Fathers company TV rentals?

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Chris rounds Riches corner.

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Revetts were, and still are I believe, a motorcycle dealership in Ipswich. The TV rental company that used to sponsor Snetterton meetings was Hubbards.



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Posted 26 November 2013 - 08:17

Thank you Tony.

I appear to have my emoticons back now, but lost the quote facility! :evil:



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Posted 26 November 2013 - 08:35

I love the new Autosport forum.....not!!

Cant post pictures now!!.....but got emoticons :mad:  :mad:



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Posted 26 November 2013 - 08:57

I love the new Autosport forum.....not!!

Cant post pictures now!!.....but got emoticons :mad:  :mad:

 

 

 

good here , 'aint it  :rolleyes:   :rolleyes:   :down:



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Posted 26 November 2013 - 18:15

Chris McGahan Brands Hatch 1975.

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Posted 26 November 2013 - 18:17

Okey dokey have to do it differently now!? Now only use IMG coding straight to post. :|



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Posted 26 November 2013 - 18:18

Chris Maunder on his 250 Ducati @ Brands Hatch 1975.

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Posted 26 November 2013 - 19:35

Photos of Barry Woodland and Leon Lerego in 1975. I started using Michelin S32 PZ2 tyres that year, I can see that Leons' 350 is on them and I believe Barrys' bike is also running them. They caught on quick.

The 70s were truly the golden age of Clubbies. Plenty of good clubs running meetings every weekend, you could usually do a 'double' often at the same circuit. Great machines most could afford in the TZ Yamaha, great music, fantastic beer, the sun never stopped shining (except one day at Snetterton, as seen).

Reading 'Rocker to Racer' the Reg Everett book he documents how difficult it was in the late 50s early 60s to get starts  but the 70s even with very full grids and loads of reserves I cannot remember being turned down for a start. :stoned:

Great days, I don't think we'll see the likes of again. :cry:

 

PS: Using my wifes' PC here and emotions are back, but there again hers is a nearly new Dell, mine came second hand from Del (Boy). LOVELY JUBBLY :smoking:


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Posted 26 November 2013 - 22:09

Brian Wackett @ Brands Hatch & Snetterton in 1975, here on his Konig.

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