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#1 Paul Sheldon

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Posted 20 September 2005 - 10:16

Does anyone know of any sites that contain information or stats on motor cycle grand prix racing prior to the World Championship. ie list of races, results, race distances, dates and so on ? Apart from the Geoff Davison books, there seems to be very little written on the subject

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#2 subh

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Posted 20 September 2005 - 11:09

The Isle of Man TT website has results from 1907 to date
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I may be able to post a couple of other links when I get the chance to find them...

#3 Eugen

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Posted 20 September 2005 - 11:36

This webside has results from 1894 to1948.

#4 humphries

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Posted 20 September 2005 - 11:51

Paul

Cannot help I'm afraid but glad to see you on the forum.

Your arrival reminds me of the Westerns when THE gunslinger ambles into the saloon dressed in Black Buck skin.

John

#5 gerrit stevens

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Posted 20 September 2005 - 20:50

Look at this site

http://www.chez.com/...TO_SOMMAIRE.htm


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#6 subh

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Posted 20 September 2005 - 22:30

Paul:

http://www.irishroad...y/history22.htm

http://www.silverdragons.co.uk

http://www.sandspeed....uk/index2.html

http://www.speedtrac....uk/index2.html

And thank you to whoever originally suggested these links...

#7 JohnB

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Posted 20 September 2005 - 23:02

Here's a link to a similar thread - maybe they should be merged?

http://forums.autosp...ighlight=ulster

Not much info out there on the internet by the look of it, except for individual events (but I'm sure I'll be proved wrong...).

Edit:- Just looked back at that thread, and mostly the same posters as here, so maybe no point in merging. Fingers crossed that this one grows a bit more.

Edit 2:- Thanks Eugen - that's a nicely laid out list of post-war results - and in case anyone else can't work out how to get from there to the pre-WWII section, click on 'Moto' on the menu line at the top of the page and theres a few links from there,

#8 Paul Sheldon

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Posted 21 September 2005 - 16:00

Thanks guys. The chez site is brilliant

#9 fines

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Posted 24 September 2005 - 12:38

Hello Paul! :wave:

Nice to see you here, but you're really a little (too) late at the party...

#10 gerrit stevens

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Posted 09 April 2007 - 09:10

Originally posted by gerrit stevens
Look at this site

http://www.chez.com/...TO_SOMMAIRE.htm


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I noticed this site is not working anymore. Perhaps I overlooked a thread but has this site been moved, or is there another site concerning the pre-1949 period.

Gerrit Stevens

#11 Frank Verplanken

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Posted 09 April 2007 - 14:02

Yep it has moved to : http://racingmemo.free.fr/ :) . Vincent is still doing regular updates on the site, these days mostly concentrating on the French races.
Laurence Hammond is the Paul Sheldon of motorcycle racing. Check here http://roadracingque....wordpress.com/ for some info on his project.
:wave:

#12 Bjorn Kjer

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Posted 08 January 2008 - 14:45

I would like this thread to "re-open" as it fits well before the next 49-67 thread !

If anyone is still looking for infos from this time here , I have some help to show , I believe.

#13 raisinberry777

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Posted 11 January 2008 - 11:37

I've heard that there were many races at Avus in pre-war times.

Sounds about as dangerous as a cranioectomy! (For those who don't get it - medical surgery - cranio (head) ectomy (to cut off))