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#1 tonyed

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Posted 18 January 2014 - 08:09

'Those that never gave up' award. :up:

 

I would like to start off by nominating Jack Levy with the 'Unfordordox'.

 

The outfit powered (on occasions) by a 1200cc Ford Cosworth engine. :drunk:

 

How ever many times it broke down Jack would be back at the next meeting for another dose of heartache. :confused:



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#2 knickerbrook

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Posted 18 January 2014 - 19:29

I'd like to nominate "that gallant body of gentlemen" - who rode Crescents :lol: !



#3 greg1953

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Posted 18 January 2014 - 20:40

I'd like to nominate "that gallant body of gentlemen" - who rode Crescents :lol: !

Or Konigs

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P.S. or even crap riders like me who raced for years and never won a thing, just loved it so much I couldn't quit



#4 JAW

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Posted 18 January 2014 - 21:28

The factory Norton F 750 race effort of the `70s.. 

 

 

By spending J-P quids on good ol' Brit chassis dynamics,

..while having to cope with not so good ol' Brit engine dynamics,

 

& doing quite well sometimes too, even when making trap speeds ~40mph down on the + 50hp up opposition..



#5 tonyed

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Posted 19 January 2014 - 10:37

I'd like to nominate "that gallant body of gentlemen" - who rode Crescents :lol: !

Most noble of you Guv. But there were far more challenging engines than the Crescent used in bikes and sidecars.

 

Doug Young used a Panhard engine. :stoned:

 

Lawrence Sadler used a SAAB



#6 JAW

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Posted 19 January 2014 - 11:45

Hang on, a Konig finished runner-up in the `73 FIM 500 World Championship, fettled & ridden by Kim Newcombe..

 

But what about ( gulp) Hillman Imp power for, ah -  problematic performance..



#7 greg1953

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Posted 19 January 2014 - 12:16

Hang on, a Konig finished runner-up in the `73 FIM 500 World Championship, fettled & ridden by Kim Newcombe..

 

But what about ( gulp) Hillman Imp power for, ah -  problematic performance..

Very true but the majority used in the UK were problematic, I remember a rumour that the hot tip was to Araldite the heads on. 

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#8 knickerbrook

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Posted 19 January 2014 - 12:20

Hats off to this bloke - doing the MGP with only one arm :eek:

I found it pretty difficult with two :lol: !

 

http://www.bbc.co.uk...rsport/23877748



#9 Herr Wankel

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Posted 19 January 2014 - 21:58

Very true but the majority used in the UK were problematic, I remember a rumour that the hot tip was to Araldite the heads on. 

Greg

Konigs were fine until you put water in them !