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#2751 MCS

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Posted 02 August 2014 - 18:33

That's a terrific introduction, DD.  I don't think there has ever been an official welcome given to anybody (!), but I have no doubt you will find much of interest here.


I would love to hear more of your experiences in the North in the Sixties and Seventies. Leuven - an absolutely fantastic place in my opinion - brings back some great memories as well. Less said (the  better) about IBM... Ugh.  ;)

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#2752 Alan Cox

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Posted 03 August 2014 - 21:49

Nice intro, 'Dick'/Philip. Some of those reminiscences will strike a chord with many of TNF's motley northern crew

#2753 Richgreenscooby1

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Posted 19 August 2014 - 20:05

Thought I'd pop on and say hello , I work at groupbmotorsport by Chester we specialise in subaru , rotary engines , bda and bdg engines and lots more , engine dyno facility , machine shop and rolling road .. Graham Hickman is working with us building some crazy engines also ..
So be nice please lol


#2754 nafddur

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Posted 12 September 2014 - 14:00

I don't know how I have missed this site all these years, but I am happy to now be a member. I found these forums last night while researching Henry Gritzbach, an old sprint car racer from upstate NY, who was also a family friend and karting mentor of mine over 50 years ago. Glad to be here!


Oh yeah, my name is Jack Meeker. I'm interested in (almost) all types of motorsports. I grew up in Schenectady NY racing karts for 11 seasons, from 1959-1969. I now live in Duxbury, MA, and resumed my childhood hobby by doing extensive arrive-and-drive kart racing about 5 years ago.

#2755 TimR2106

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Posted 17 September 2014 - 14:54

Hi, I've been reading this forum for a while but have finally decided to subscribe. My name is Tim and I have been interested in cars for as long as I can remember, in fact the earliest picture of me shows me clutching my favourite Dinky car in front of the camera! I have never been sure what exactly triggered such an interest but have always suspected living close to Crystal Palace race track (very much within earshot!) might have had something to do with it. Although I was very young, I have a vivid memory of my late father taking me to spectate, we would have stood somewhere near the old dry ski slope! Now, years later, I have an interest in slot car racing (like some others on here) and race every Thursday night. The Crystal Palace interest has still not left me and my current Tin Top slot car is a model of Fitzpatrick's Broadspeed entry at Crystal Palace in  May 1966. I am hoping to build some other models from earlier seasons, all based on cars that raced at Crystal Palace, and am hoping that someone on here can help me with my research.

Away from Crystal Palace, I am always impressed by the wealth of knowledge shown on here and the interesting topics that appear long may it continue :wave:

#2756 viking55

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Posted 08 October 2014 - 18:32

Hi there all,
New to the forum and really interested in the Motorcycle racing nostalgia forum.
I see Mick Robinson is on here and I know him from old...
I used to assist Tony Harris with preparation of some of his race bikes and also assist in drinking loads of ale in various club houses and hostileries, as it was the done thing 'in those days'

I did see a picture of a TZ750 with JC Lathan on the fairing, which was presumed to be the one Tony raced, but this particular Yam was raced by Ivor Morgan, another Lord of Lydden.
It's really good to see the old pix posted, and when I can find mine, I will scan in and upload.

Keep up the good work