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#51 picblanc

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Posted 26 November 2013 - 22:12

Couple more of Barry Woodland @ Brands Hatch & Snetterton in 1976.

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#52 picblanc

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Posted 26 November 2013 - 22:15

Roger Christmas TZ 350 @ Brands Hatch 1977, is that Roger on the right? The Gilberts Honda Brands recovery vehicle behind also.

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#53 Paul Collins

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Posted 26 November 2013 - 22:21

I've lost my quote function!!

 

Anyway having seen the photo in post #46 i've sent 'Wingnut' McGahan a link to this page, hopefully he'll show up and join us at some point.



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Posted 26 November 2013 - 22:22

Colin Aldridge @ Brands Hatch 1977.

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Posted 27 November 2013 - 09:33

Barry Whymark @ Snetterton 1976.

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Posted 27 November 2013 - 18:33

Quotes gone for me too :cry: (like much of my bodies' functions)

 

Anyway, it's a shame the pic of Barry Wymark is not in colour. His Cambridge Removals 500 Suzuki was the most hideous of colours, Green and Mauve.

 

Barry lived (still lives?) in Manea in Cambridge ((are inhabitants of Manea, Maneacs ( Maniacs) :cat:?).

 

Barry was entered on the Soozi in the 1977, I think, or 1976 Senior MGP, the one raced on the Saturday, the one won by Les Trotter, because the vile weather on the Friday was far too clement and we had to wait until the next day for the hurricane - an aside now to this story. We were in the collection area in Mylcreests on the Friday morning when to all our consternations the announcement of the postponement of the race was made. Much grumbling eschewed but we were promised an 'envelope of opportunity' on the Saturday when 'all hell' would 'debate :confused: from the south' for a couple of hours in which we could race. A voice with a slight London tinge came from within the depths of Mylcreests garage, 'If it don't does that mean I can race next year' The voice belonged to 40 ( :lol:) year old Ken Inwood (the cut off age for Manx participation in those days was 40.

 

Back to Bazza Wymark. The Suzuki engine went very west during practice week early on without any hope of resurrection. Barrys' brother had ridden over on a T500 Honda four which was then, hastily, converted to 'racing' spec which he then rode in the rest of practice and the stormy race. I know he finished just in front of me, I was no92, and by the start of the last lap I'd had enough and was just pulling in to retire when I saw the chequered flag to save us late starters from further misery.

 

Geoff Barstard  who was riding Willy Ryans Crescent retired on the first lap up on the mountain. He had only a pair of leopard skin (effect) kecks and a Hadliegh Custom (made in Taiwan) T shirt on beneath a pair or well worn leathers. It took a good few Okells to get him back I the land of the living.

 

The previous year I'd again been up at the Villa Marina not to receive my usual 'non-finishers' award when an old guy was helped up onto the stage to receive his finishers award, when an equally old person shuffled forward and shouted 'WELL DONE GRANDAD'. :clap:

 

PS any piccies of Freddie Bristow?      


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Posted 27 November 2013 - 18:48

I have a TD2 here that was raced by Welsh baker George Pinch (from Abergavenny) back in the early 1970s. The original owner of the bike had been from the Southern hemisphere but none of the later owners could remember who it was. Barry Hart (of Sparton fame) bought the bike from the unknown first owner, he then sold it to George who then sold it to Chris Hart. Some loony then put the bike on the road as a side stand boss had been welded onto the bottom frame rail! The bike is yet another basket case but I now have pretty much all parts to restore it. Any pics of George would be welcome as I have spoken with his wife who has sent me a couple of him with the bike. I need to try and scan them in. He unfortunately died a couple of years ago,
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#58 picblanc

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Posted 27 November 2013 - 20:42

Hi guys, I might have one of George Pinch though not scanned in to pc as yet, don't think I have any of Freddie Bristow.



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Posted 27 November 2013 - 20:44

Great story as per usual Tony. :up:


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Posted 27 November 2013 - 20:45

Sad to hear George is no longer around. :(


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Posted 27 November 2013 - 21:06

Clive Watts Snetterton 1975.

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Posted 27 November 2013 - 21:12

Duncan Read 250 Suzuki, Snetterton 1975.

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Posted 27 November 2013 - 21:27

Clive Horton Snetterton 1975.

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Posted 27 November 2013 - 22:54

Dave Camier (Leons Dad) on the ex factory ex Paul Smart TR750 Suzuki @ Snetterton & Brands Hatch 1975.

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Posted 27 November 2013 - 22:56

Alex Taylor Brands Hatch 1975.

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Posted 27 November 2013 - 23:01

Bob Towse #90 & Doug Brocklesby #18 Snetterton 1976.

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Posted 27 November 2013 - 23:14

Ron Rowlands is still alive and well. He is restoring a TZ350 at present. He is on Facebook.

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Posted 28 November 2013 - 04:50

Alan Cathcart, Brands 1977

 

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Posted 28 November 2013 - 04:55

I've posted this before, David Woods (21), Roger Winfield (white sleeves, centre) and Martin Bulle (6), I don't know who the other riders are, Brands 1973.

 

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Posted 28 November 2013 - 08:25

Good to see some new pics Robin, thanks for sharing them, hope you got a few more? :wave:



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Posted 28 November 2013 - 08:28

David Hardy 125 Yamaha, race winner @ Waterbeach 1977.

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Posted 28 November 2013 - 08:30

David Winn Brands Hatch 1975.

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Posted 28 November 2013 - 10:59

You removed your picture & post Glenn?



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Posted 28 November 2013 - 11:05

This Duncan Read, is he the same as mine from London?

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Posted 28 November 2013 - 14:37

Loving these pics - especially the random paddock shots :up:



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Posted 28 November 2013 - 15:11

Dave Camier (Leons Dad) on the ex factory ex Paul Smart TR750 Suzuki @ Snetterton & Brands Hatch 1975.

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hey Graham

is my memory playing tricks or did Dave have a stand in ride on the JPS Norton at some point?



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Posted 28 November 2013 - 16:12

That's a good one Colin, not sure mate?



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Posted 28 November 2013 - 16:16

More randomness coming Barry. :wave:



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Posted 28 November 2013 - 17:43

Dave Bexley & Mike Skeels Snetterton 1975 & later in the year with better weather!

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Posted 28 November 2013 - 17:46

Bob Dixon 350 Yamaha Brands Hatch 1977.

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Posted 28 November 2013 - 18:10

John Reynolds #23, Timothy Tucker #98, Nigel Harris #96 Snetterton 1976.

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Posted 28 November 2013 - 18:15

Derek Akerman Snetterton 1977.

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Posted 28 November 2013 - 22:35

Greg Bailey Ducati & Clive Hartley #25 Brands Hatch 1976, Greg sadly was killed at the first meeting at the then newly opened Donington Park in 1978.

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Posted 28 November 2013 - 22:41

Brands Hatch 1977 with a naked Druids bridge, Colin Bevan #56, Phil Lovett #14, Peter Taylor #45

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Posted 28 November 2013 - 22:45

Gordon Russell Snetterton 1975, with the old bombhole grandstand in background.

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Posted 28 November 2013 - 23:31

Eddie O'Brien Brands Hatch 1975.

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Eddie O'Brien #95 & Dave Street #92 Snetterton 1976.

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Posted 28 November 2013 - 23:36

Thanks Gra, yes he was a pom who emigrated and ran a motorcycle repair shop in Lane Cove, Sydney. Spotted him in your post #62. He was killed when he collided with a car while out testing a customer's bike, very sad.



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Posted 29 November 2013 - 08:58

Indeed Glenn. :(



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Posted 29 November 2013 - 09:41

Doug Giles Aermacchi & Trevor Wise Brands Hatch 1976.

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Posted 29 November 2013 - 09:44

Doug Brocklesby Brands Hatch 1975.

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Posted 29 November 2013 - 18:04

Karl Adamson Waterbeach airfield 1977.

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Posted 29 November 2013 - 18:06

Chas Ford Snetterton 1977.

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Posted 29 November 2013 - 18:39

Attrill & Coomber 1000 Vincent power plant Brands Hatch 1977, and their beautiful outfit in glorious colour!

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Posted 29 November 2013 - 18:44

Keith Tyler on the Capon Vincent Brands Hatch 1976.

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Posted 29 November 2013 - 21:50

Nor sure why, but this thread seems to capture the essence of racing in the 70s better than others involving the superstar riders. You can almost feel, hear, smell and touch the wonderfull atmosphere of those fantastic times from the brilliant photos.  Many thanks to those involved.



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Posted 29 November 2013 - 22:49

I've just spent 30 minutes trying to post photo's to this excellent thread to no avail, I cant even paste a code directly into the reply, nothing seems to work properly on here anymore, for me anyway :mad:


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#97 picblanc

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Posted 29 November 2013 - 22:54

Can you use IMG code straight to post Paul? when posted it looks like nothing is there? once posted refresh the page and it is, that's how I do it now, hope it might work for you? :well:


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Posted 29 November 2013 - 22:58

Russ Dowsing Brands Hatch 1977.

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Posted 29 November 2013 - 22:59

George Nolan Brands Hatch 1975.

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Posted 29 November 2013 - 23:02

George Dziedzic Snetterton 1976, you can almost smell this one!

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