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#51 picblanc

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Posted 24 May 2009 - 08:45

Bit of a rarity? & collectors item (well I collected it) this one ;) Its the programme from the 1975 race that never happened.
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#52 Herr Wankel

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Posted 24 May 2009 - 09:25

Bit of a rarity? & collectors item (well I collected it) this one ;) Its the programme from the 1975 race that never happened.

I reckon thats the year the Mallory round was held in snow flurries.I rode home in f******g freezing conditions on my venerable MZ250.'Hotaches' the like of which I never wish to experience again. :eek:
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Posted 25 May 2009 - 10:26

I reckon thats the year the Mallory round was held in snow flurries.I rode home in f******g freezing conditions on my venerable MZ250.'Hotaches' the like of which I never wish to experience again. :eek:
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Posted 25 May 2009 - 10:28

Gene Romero on the Don Vesco TZ750 Yamaha @ Brands Hatch 1976.
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Posted 25 May 2009 - 16:51

These have been seen before, but now with a dedicated thread you can see them all again! :p and yes it is Gary Fishers fuel tank in back of truck, as you can see him here working on his TZ700 without the tank.
1974 @ Brands Hatch
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Posted 25 May 2009 - 16:53

1974 @ Brands Hatch
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Posted 25 May 2009 - 17:01

Well I am having fun!! Jamie James gets it wrong on the entry to Clearways in 1991.
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Posted 25 May 2009 - 17:33

Well , if Mr Fu :love: /George can put up repeats :rolleyes: so can I :p Brands , 1980



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Posted 25 May 2009 - 17:37

:eek: me again :rolleyes:




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#60 fil2.8

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Posted 25 May 2009 - 17:48

Last one for now :up: Posted Image
















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Posted 25 May 2009 - 17:51

The last one you have not put on before, smashing photo that! :up:

OK the last two :up: Did not know you were there in 1974!?

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Posted 25 May 2009 - 18:05

1977, Race two.
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Posted 25 May 2009 - 18:30

The last one you have not put on before, smashing photo that! :up:

OK the last two :up: Did not know you were there in 1974!?


Oh , thanks my vision technician , be-wigged fiend , yes did'nt miss many before '82 , trying to name the ants on your latest offering :rotfl: :lol: :lol: :eek: ................... :rolleyes:


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Posted 25 May 2009 - 18:38

1977, Race two.
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Roberts hidden by the photographers, Hennen, Baker, Pierce, Aksland, Sheene, Potter, Williams at the back...will leave the rest to you!!.

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Posted 28 May 2009 - 18:31

Me again!!
Phil Read on the Life TZ750 Yamaha @ Brands Hatch Trans Trophy 1976.
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Posted 28 May 2009 - 18:49

Mike Baldwin USA 1978, what might of happened in his career if he had not broken his leg a few weeks later?
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Posted 28 May 2009 - 20:02

Mike Baldwin USA 1978, what might of happened in his career if he had not broken his leg a few weeks later?
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The only time I really watched Mike Baldwin ride was during qualy for the Spanish GP in 1979. Roberts, Herron and Baldwin were battling for pole, all three holding the advantage at some point in the final 10 minutes. Herron, trying to reclaim the advantage which he had held for most of the session, crashed towards the end of the session. I stand corrected here, as my memory is probably a bit wonky these days, but I have a feeling he ousted Roberts to claim the pole. What a tremendous performance.
In the race he hounded Roberts, overtaking him on numerous occasions, until the difference in machinery began to take it´s toll. I can´t actually remember the final result, other than Roberts winning, but Mike Baldwin left an indelible impression on me that day. Superb rider. I wonder what happened to him?

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Posted 28 May 2009 - 20:17

The only time I really watched Mike Baldwin ride was during qualy for the Spanish GP in 1979. Roberts, Herron and Baldwin were battling for pole, all three holding the advantage at some point in the final 10 minutes. Herron, trying to reclaim the advantage which he had held for most of the session, crashed towards the end of the session. I stand corrected here, as my memory is probably a bit wonky these days, but I have a feeling he ousted Roberts to claim the pole. What a tremendous performance.
In the race he hounded Roberts, overtaking him on numerous occasions, until the difference in machinery began to take it´s toll. I can´t actually remember the final result, other than Roberts winning, but Mike Baldwin left an indelible impression on me that day. Superb rider. I wonder what happened to him?


He did end up on the Lucky Strike Yamaha alongside Mamola 1986, then had an RS500 (that might have been before the Yamaha? :drunk: ?) It was 1984.
But he lost about a season and a half with his broken leg if I recall correctly?
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Posted 28 May 2009 - 20:47

Yes indeed, a long and distinguished career he had, this Mr Baldwin :up: Including factory rides for Kawasaki and Honda in the US, and for Yamaha in Grand Prix . I think his career more or less stopped due to another ( .... ) serious injury in 1987, as he was into his second year with the Roberts team . He was not there at the 1987 French GP that I attended, replaced by Kiwi Richard Scott on the Lucky Strike Yamaha.

As Rhodie wrote, he was brilliant in the first races of the 1979 season, aboard the Serge Zago Suzuki on which he mixed with the factory machines. Sadly he broke his leg in a US Championship race I think ( weird situation of being an official Kawasaki rider in the States, and a Suzuki privateer in Europe ) and he was replaced on the Zago Suzuki by a red-hair freckled face american teenager who had just lost his official Bimota ride - as is often the case, Baldwin's loss was Mamola's gain since Randy featured well on the bigger machine ( I remember him fighting all the way with Sheene and Roberts at the season-closing 1979 French GP ) and that certainly was the stepping stone for him to join the official Suzuki-Heron squad for 1980 .

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Posted 28 May 2009 - 20:55

.... oh, and for those who still would not be aware of Manfred Mothe's brilliant website : the comprehensive ( 3 pages ) Mike Baldwin gallery on highsider.com
http://www.highsider...ger/Baldwin.htm

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Posted 28 May 2009 - 21:01

So what year did he break his leg?

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Posted 28 May 2009 - 21:40

didnt he ride an Ns / RS H*nda triple in about 83/84 ?

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Posted 28 May 2009 - 21:49

This one is from 1973 I think...

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Posted 28 May 2009 - 22:07

I think your right Stuart, missed that one, but recall that font/colour style for that year.

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Posted 28 May 2009 - 22:19

Like you say, MPea3, a real 'Who's Who'!

I sat on the same table as Gary Nixon a few weeks ago. :up:

Back in the day I used to like Peter Williams on the John Player Norton, as well as Sheene, Baker, Grant, Rocket Ron - I could go on! Ok, I will. Virginio Ferrari, Wil Hartog, Marco Luchinelli and that Dutch rider who rode for Kawasaki...


Marcel Ankone?

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Posted 28 May 2009 - 22:22

So what year did he break his leg?


1979 , at Loudon on the Kawasaki

His biography on the Motorcycle Hall of Fame website :
http://www.motorcycl...page.asp?id=122

A little centered on his US career, but it does give a timeline - with a few funny mistakes ( I never knew that Kenny Roberts ran the factory Lucky Strike Suzuki operation in 1986, for a start :rolleyes: )

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Posted 29 May 2009 - 04:00

Anyone remember Dale Singleton having a huge get off at the esses, Mallory about 78/79? His TZ750 hit the tree branches(or looked like it) Fearsome crash!

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Posted 29 May 2009 - 08:02

1979 , at Loudon on the Kawasaki

His biography on the Motorcycle Hall of Fame website :
http://www.motorcycl...page.asp?id=122

A little centered on his US career, but it does give a timeline - with a few funny mistakes ( I never knew that Kenny Roberts ran the factory Lucky Strike Suzuki operation in 1986, for a start :rolleyes: )


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Posted 30 May 2009 - 20:51

:up: :wave:



This was on the old thread but I think it belongs on here as well, it is taken from one of the daily papers Star or Sun? and is still on the wall in grandad's garage.

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By the way loved the Transatlantic trophy, remember falling out of a tree whilst watching from the paddock at Mallory and falling into one of the lakes! Steve H was in the GB team which would make it early 80's and me about 10!

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Posted 31 May 2009 - 08:48

Another shot of Phil Read on the Kawasaki 750 1977 Trans Trophy, and yes that was the colour of the green on his bike!! :well:
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Posted 31 May 2009 - 09:54

...and yes that was the colour of the green on his bike!!

Why was it that shade, do you have any idea?

I reminds me of the colour Jackie Stewart's Matra was turned-out in South Africa 1968 - which, IIRC, transpired to be bare fibreglass!



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Posted 31 May 2009 - 10:09

Why was it that shade, do you have any idea?

I reminds me of the colour Jackie Stewart's Matra was turned-out in South Africa 1968 - which, IIRC, transpired to be bare fibreglass!


Not really, other than to differentiate him from the official Kawasaki team, this was a one off ride I recall?

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Posted 31 May 2009 - 10:16

Not really, other than to differentiate him from the official Kawasaki team, this was a one off ride I recall?



Here is Mick same day, what do you think of the quality of the paint work!! :eek: Done by hand/brush?
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Posted 31 May 2009 - 11:31

Another shot of Phil Read on the Kawasaki 750 1977 Trans Trophy, and yes that was the colour of the green on his bike!! :well:
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reminds me of a great many bathrooms made at the time . what was that all about ... avacado :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :eek: :down: :confused:

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Posted 05 June 2009 - 18:44

The great Kenny Roberts @ Brands Hatch 1977
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Posted 05 June 2009 - 19:04

Erv with Gary Nixons Kawasaki , Brands , April 20 1973Posted Image
















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Posted 05 June 2009 - 19:08

avacado :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :eek: :down: :confused:


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Posted 08 June 2009 - 08:11

Dave Emde in a blizzard 1977 edition. ( boy was it cold that day!!!)
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Posted 08 June 2009 - 08:15

Randy Cleek in 1976 @ Brands Hatch.
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Posted 09 June 2009 - 19:55

Gary Scott (USA) from 1977, in the freezing cold at Brands Hatch.
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Posted 07 April 2010 - 19:14

Well since I've been able to find some of the US riders recently :clap: :clap: :clap: (who are just as enthusiastic about the "Good Old Days" ) I thought I'd send out some invites :) and hopefully have a few tales from this side of the pond :wave: There's never been anything quite like the match Races :cool:




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Posted 07 April 2010 - 19:32

Well since I've been able to find some of the US riders recently :clap: :clap: :clap: (who are just as enthusiastic about the "Good Old Days" ) I thought I'd send out some invites :) and hopefully have a few tales from this side of the pond :wave: There's never been anything quite like the match Races :cool:




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I'll agree with that !!! :love: , Danny !! bring 'em on .................. they might even be able to guess some of my Daytona pics :rolleyes:

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Posted 07 April 2010 - 19:42

I'll agree with that !!! :love: , Danny !! bring 'em on .................. they might even be able to guess some of my Daytona pics :rolleyes:


I doubt it!

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Posted 07 April 2010 - 19:45

Randy was at Brands over the weekend with his lad Dakota (racing in the 125GP class) he was interviewed & was waxing lyrical about his early days here (UK) & the Trans Trophy races, really nice to hear his thoughts! :up:

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Posted 07 April 2010 - 20:12

I doubt it!


Actually , Kojak , you're probably right , not a great nation for there racing history ...................... :rolleyes: :p

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Posted 07 April 2010 - 20:25

Actually , Kojak , you're probably right , not a great nation for there racing history ...................... :rolleyes: :p


Not a great Nation for any History! :rolleyes:

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Posted 07 April 2010 - 20:30

I think the thing is that the riders out here in those days had to do all of the disciplines and that was part of the contract so the chance to race at world level didn't really happen very often. I'm really only just getting used to how big the USA is and when looking at where to race is a task in itself. There are different regions etc and to campaign across the whole country costs a fortune. :eek: :eek: :eek: Akin to doing Europe and not just Britain. The dirt riding is truly awesome if you haven't seen it, once the rubber gets laid down the lean angles get silly and the racing is so close. Some very big nuts there :eek:
Anyway, I seem to remember a few of them doing quite well :rolleyes:




I think you'll get your 'Butt' kicked for that Phil... :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl:



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Posted 07 April 2010 - 20:34

Not a great Nation for any History! :rolleyes:





Not that I'm a Harley fan(unless it's a race bike) but I remember one winning the TT pretty early? :wave: Are you trying to keep the rivalry going then Graham? :rolleyes:


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Posted 07 April 2010 - 21:39

I think you'll get your 'Butt' kicked for that Phil... :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl:



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For what ?? by whom :rolleyes: ??

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Posted 07 April 2010 - 21:43

Not that I'm a Harley fan(unless it's a race bike) but I remember one winning the TT pretty early? :wave: Are you trying to keep the rivalry going then Graham? :rolleyes:


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Ahem!! he finished equal on points & wins on that Harley, still the greatest racer I have seen was Mr Rayborn.