Jump to content


Photo

Motorcycle racing 1969-1990 nostalgia 2


  • Please log in to reply
23143 replies to this topic

#23101 tonyed

tonyed
  • Member

  • 690 posts
  • Joined: July 09

Posted 10 March 2017 - 06:08

Very true,Tony.Still had time to light a fag up and avoid any obstacles.0-60mph in about 2hours,top speed of 75-80mph(just about par for the course in those days).Handled like dream.Wish I still had it as it's probably worth a good few quid now, 

P.S.Didn't you race a Greeves in the Manx at one time?

Certainly did. Well competed in the Manx on one I don't know about raced!

 

It expired on lap 3 with a slipping clutch. The original clutch wasn't a great deal of good until it was changed to one off a Greeves Griffon with bronze plates.

 

I had bought an Aermacchi-Metisse 350 in early 1972 to run in the Manx but was persuaded by a racing mate who rode a Seeley Norton 750 that Formula 750 was the class to be in, so I traded it for an ex-works Tony Smith 672 BSA. Lost a fortune selling it when I wanted to buy an ex-Rod Gould TR3 after the 73 MGP so I couldn't afford it. Finished up with a Maxton replica TD2B.

 

Such is life - all the wrong decisions made at the right time. :(



Advertisement

#23102 Paul Collins

Paul Collins
  • Member

  • 959 posts
  • Joined: April 09

Posted 10 March 2017 - 08:02

Geoff Barry?


Not Geoff Barry sorry Robin.

#23103 Paul Collins

Paul Collins
  • Member

  • 959 posts
  • Joined: April 09

Posted 10 March 2017 - 12:25

Scan16.jpg



#23104 ERIC63

ERIC63
  • Member

  • 580 posts
  • Joined: November 14

Posted 10 March 2017 - 16:34

Was it Pat Mahoney



#23105 Paul Collins

Paul Collins
  • Member

  • 959 posts
  • Joined: April 09

Posted 10 March 2017 - 17:34

Was it Pat Mahoney


Not Pat Mahoney Eric, a clue, he was a very good 125 rider.

#23106 ERIC63

ERIC63
  • Member

  • 580 posts
  • Joined: November 14

Posted 10 March 2017 - 17:45

Martin Carney?


Edited by ERIC63, 10 March 2017 - 17:57.


#23107 ERIC63

ERIC63
  • Member

  • 580 posts
  • Joined: November 14

Posted 10 March 2017 - 18:03

And while about 125's here's a proper one. :)  

 

5ab751f8-4011-4033-889e-6203f8f126a8_zps


Edited by ERIC63, 10 March 2017 - 18:06.


#23108 Paul Collins

Paul Collins
  • Member

  • 959 posts
  • Joined: April 09

Posted 10 March 2017 - 20:10

Martin Carney?


Nope, a Lincolnshire man, that should narrow it down a bit : )

Edited by Paul Collins, 10 March 2017 - 20:12.


#23109 Paul Collins

Paul Collins
  • Member

  • 959 posts
  • Joined: April 09

Posted 10 March 2017 - 20:11

And while about 125's here's a proper one. :)  
 
5ab751f8-4011-4033-889e-6203f8f126a8_zps


Awesome, and still in Post Office red!!

#23110 ERIC63

ERIC63
  • Member

  • 580 posts
  • Joined: November 14

Posted 11 March 2017 - 09:56

Clutching at straws now,Paul.125 rider from Lincolnshire.Jack Machin?



#23111 Paul Collins

Paul Collins
  • Member

  • 959 posts
  • Joined: April 09

Posted 11 March 2017 - 13:45

Clutching at straws now,Paul.125 rider from Lincolnshire.Jack Machin?


Yes well done Eric!!

It's Jack Machin on his Tickle Manx at Cadwell.

#23112 Paul Collins

Paul Collins
  • Member

  • 959 posts
  • Joined: April 09

Posted 11 March 2017 - 13:48

WWW anyone?
Scan21.jpg


Jack Machin, Cadwell 1972, Tickle Manx

#23113 Paul Collins

Paul Collins
  • Member

  • 959 posts
  • Joined: April 09

Posted 11 March 2017 - 15:52

Too easy for a WWWScan17.jpg



#23114 ERIC63

ERIC63
  • Member

  • 580 posts
  • Joined: November 14

Posted 11 March 2017 - 16:56

Can't believe I finally got one right,Paul. :)



#23115 Paul Collins

Paul Collins
  • Member

  • 959 posts
  • Joined: April 09

Posted 11 March 2017 - 23:27

Can't believe I finally got one right,Paul. :)


A very good effort Eric, a brilliant rider and a very clever frame builder too, Jack was I suppose a little overshadowed by brother Steve, but on the 125's he was a match for anyone.

#23116 Paul Collins

Paul Collins
  • Member

  • 959 posts
  • Joined: April 09

Posted 13 March 2017 - 17:09

Scan5.jpg



#23117 opplock

opplock
  • Member

  • 561 posts
  • Joined: January 10

Posted 13 March 2017 - 19:58

 

 

I think it's been mentioned before but the documentary 'Continental Circus' sums up the era.

 

 

Thanks for the link, I'd never seen that film.



#23118 Paul Collins

Paul Collins
  • Member

  • 959 posts
  • Joined: April 09

Posted 15 March 2017 - 09:20

Scan20.jpg



#23119 Paul Collins

Paul Collins
  • Member

  • 959 posts
  • Joined: April 09

Posted 19 March 2017 - 10:32

Scan18.jpg



Advertisement

#23120 Robin127

Robin127
  • Member

  • 460 posts
  • Joined: May 10

Posted 19 March 2017 - 15:33

What circuit is that?



#23121 Herr Wankel

Herr Wankel
  • Member

  • 931 posts
  • Joined: January 08

Posted 19 March 2017 - 18:22

Scan18.jpg


Cadwell back in the days when we had wooden wheels !

#23122 Robin127

Robin127
  • Member

  • 460 posts
  • Joined: May 10

Posted 19 March 2017 - 19:22

I recognise it now.



#23123 Paul Collins

Paul Collins
  • Member

  • 959 posts
  • Joined: April 09

Posted 19 March 2017 - 21:37

Yes its Cadwell, looks like the grass cutting equipment must have broken down ☺

#23124 tonyed

tonyed
  • Member

  • 690 posts
  • Joined: July 09

Posted 20 March 2017 - 06:15

Yes its Cadwell, looks like the grass cutting equipment must have broken down ☺

The sidecars were the grass cutting equipment  :p

 

You can just see the shot circuit link in the bank on the left.



#23125 Paul Collins

Paul Collins
  • Member

  • 959 posts
  • Joined: April 09

Posted 20 March 2017 - 22:40

A young Ron being introduced to the gentle forgiving.nature of his new TZ750 at an early Mallory meeting in 1975, I think from memory this was his first outing on the brand new 750, which Mal Carter had brought back from Daytona, and a broken collarbone was the result!!

The rider passing through is Roger Marshall, still with his Daytona number on his back.

Scan22.jpg

Edited by Paul Collins, 20 March 2017 - 22:45.


#23126 Paul Collins

Paul Collins
  • Member

  • 959 posts
  • Joined: April 09

Posted 28 March 2017 - 10:21

Scan19.jpg



#23127 greg1953

greg1953
  • Member

  • 425 posts
  • Joined: February 11

Posted 28 March 2017 - 20:08

Scan19.jpg

Phil Haslam after winning the Manx



#23128 Paul Collins

Paul Collins
  • Member

  • 959 posts
  • Joined: April 09

Posted 28 March 2017 - 21:18

I don't have any notes for this one Gregg, but the painting which he is being presented with is certainly depicting his MGP success.

I seem to recall it was some kind of award from Shell/BP, hence the logo in the background, didn't they used to hold some kind of 'man of the meeting' or 'man of the year' award in the those day's?

If anyone could ID the other chap it would help, it's many years ago now but I get the feeling the other guy was maybe one of the Shell/BP bosses?

#23129 GD66

GD66
  • Member

  • 2,237 posts
  • Joined: December 07

Posted 30 March 2017 - 06:07

Could it be a Grovewood Award ?



#23130 Paul Collins

Paul Collins
  • Member

  • 959 posts
  • Joined: April 09

Posted 30 March 2017 - 11:43

Could it be a Grovewood Award ?


Yes I think you are correct, I remember Phil won the Grovewood award around 1973.

#23131 Russell Burrows

Russell Burrows
  • Member

  • 6,529 posts
  • Joined: December 07

Posted 14 April 2017 - 18:13

0049_zpsf2k1csn8.jpg


Edited by Russell Burrows, 14 April 2017 - 18:18.


#23132 tonyed

tonyed
  • Member

  • 690 posts
  • Joined: July 09

Posted 15 April 2017 - 06:35

0049_zpsf2k1csn8.jpg

 

Even without the names on the helmet I'd recognise that rear end anywhere! It's the shape of the cowl over the rear tyre that gives it away as the CAT Crescent. :stoned:


Edited by tonyed, 15 April 2017 - 06:36.


#23133 Michael Ferner

Michael Ferner
  • Member

  • 4,429 posts
  • Joined: November 09

Posted 18 April 2017 - 10:20

That's a nice photo! :) :)

#23134 knickerbrook

knickerbrook
  • Member

  • 1,219 posts
  • Joined: September 06

Posted 18 April 2017 - 19:35

We had a "Dane Rowe Fan Club" thread on here some years back. She was also a poster herself under th name "Helvetica". 

She is one lovely lady!

 

http://forums.autosp...?hl= dane rowe



#23135 Michael Ferner

Michael Ferner
  • Member

  • 4,429 posts
  • Joined: November 09

Posted 02 May 2017 - 16:11

Yeah, but the pictures are all gone! :(


(the poster formerly known as fines  ;)

#23136 Russell Burrows

Russell Burrows
  • Member

  • 6,529 posts
  • Joined: December 07

Posted 05 July 2017 - 21:28

[url=http://s1028.photobucket.com/user/russ201/media/5869_216568615157894_1483004037_n_zpsmigqejfr.jpg.html    

 

I'm not sure if this has been up before?  Must be '72.  Cooper on pole is wearing his open face Bell rather than the pudding basin from the year before. Think I can spot Barry Randle. And weirdly it looks like Alan Barnett pushing his Yamsel from the back of the grid on the left. I think that's Joh Weedon and Rex Butcher in there too.  The bloke at the back right seems to be about to jump aborad a Drixyl framed bike, probably a Macchi.   Readie extreme left, front row? 

5869_216568615157894_1483004037_n_zpsmig[/URL]


Edited by Russell Burrows, 08 July 2017 - 17:26.


#23137 knickerbrook

knickerbrook
  • Member

  • 1,219 posts
  • Joined: September 06

Posted 05 July 2017 - 22:08

Great shot Russell - never seen it before.

Second rider from the left is Brian Kemp.



#23138 Russell Burrows

Russell Burrows
  • Member

  • 6,529 posts
  • Joined: December 07

Posted 05 July 2017 - 22:43

Great shot Russell - never seen it before.

Second rider from the left is Brian Kemp.

Yes, Barry, so it is, with maybe Sheene ahead of him? 



#23139 Jim77

Jim77
  • Member

  • 117 posts
  • Joined: June 14

Posted 05 July 2017 - 23:05

Same again, never seen that shot before or just haven't looked at enough pics.



Advertisement

#23140 Robin127

Robin127
  • Member

  • 460 posts
  • Joined: May 10

Posted 06 July 2017 - 23:21

I love pictures like that.  There was somehting about push starts that I really like (it helped that I was fairly good at them) but I think it's the anticipation when the grid went quiet, the waiting and then the silence being broken as the engines burst into life.

 

I agree that it's from '72 and will have to have been from one of the International races held at Brands and I think there were only two a year, either the pre-TT event in May or The Race of The South.  There are a couple of riders wearing pudding basins and those helmets weren't allowed in the UK from that year on, I believe exceptions were made for foreign licenced racers.

 

Tony Rutter just to left of centre, white sleeves with a hoop.



#23141 Russell Burrows

Russell Burrows
  • Member

  • 6,529 posts
  • Joined: December 07

Posted 07 July 2017 - 09:39

I think you're right on Rutter, Robin, I thought initially John Weedon.   I was wondering too about the pudding basins - I think they were being used in G.Ps up until about 74 ? 



#23142 Jim77

Jim77
  • Member

  • 117 posts
  • Joined: June 14

Posted 29 September 2018 - 01:05

Steven Cordall twitter account has a large collection of photos if you have a hour or two to spare.

https://twitter.com/stevencordall



#23143 knickerbrook

knickerbrook
  • Member

  • 1,219 posts
  • Joined: September 06

Posted 29 September 2018 - 11:51

Whaw - a great collection of photos!

Some familiar, but many I have not seen before. Also there are many surprises amongst them. It takes a while to see them all, but well worth it.

Thanks for posting the link Jim :up: .



#23144 roger9650

roger9650
  • New Member

  • 27 posts
  • Joined: December 11

Posted 30 September 2018 - 17:31

Steven Cordall twitter account has a large collection of photos if you have a hour or two to spare.

https://twitter.com/stevencordall

Fantastic, thanks for the link