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#151 greg1953

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Posted 01 December 2013 - 16:38

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Graham King at Ouston 83ish

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#152 greg1953

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Posted 01 December 2013 - 16:47

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Keith Walker at Croft TZ350..Keiths dad was not short of cash and bought Keith some great bikes, often from Mal Carter, TZ 250, 350 & 750s and an RG500. People said he wouldn't have had the wins he did if it wasn't for the bikes but Keith was bloody quick and a nice lad, he would lend you anything if you were stuck and was the first person to offer a lift if your van broke down, I speak from experience. 

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Posted 01 December 2013 - 16:50

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Keith Walker on his RG...NEBCO was North East Bacon Company hence Keiths nickname "the bacon slicer "

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Posted 01 December 2013 - 16:56

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Our bikes at Flookborough ( or is it Flookburgh ?? ) May bank holiday 1980..52 is mine, 54 is Trevor Coopers and the yellow one is Phil Hitch's  

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Posted 01 December 2013 - 17:03

Loving the photos guys, but one thing which I hate to bring up, is this thread is 70's Club racing, how about starting one off for 80's racing, as if anyone searches for 80's info/pictures it might be harder to find in this thread?

Hope you don't mind me mentioning it coz I am loving the photos & stories. :up:



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Posted 01 December 2013 - 23:24

George Siergiejw Waterbeach 1977.

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Posted 01 December 2013 - 23:25

Another of Gordon Russell @ Snetterton 1975.

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Posted 01 December 2013 - 23:34

Brands Hatch 1977, L to R Brian Chiddle #31, Charles Cooper #22, Steven Fawsitt #24, Brendan McKenna #50, Paul Todd #38, Julian Bishop #65, hidden behind are Roger Oliver & Roger Christmas.

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Posted 01 December 2013 - 23:45

Snetterton 1975, Les Knott #17, Lance Capon #57, Keith Tyler #132, Dennis Trollope #139, Asa Moyce #9, Jeff Pearce #149, Paul Selleck #40, Dave Camier #150.

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Posted 01 December 2013 - 23:50

Roy Armstrong 850 Moto Guzzi Le Mans, Snetterton 1977.

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#161 greg1953

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Posted 02 December 2013 - 07:48

Loving the photos guys, but one thing which I hate to bring up, is this thread is 70's Club racing, how about starting one off for 80's racing, as if anyone searches for 80's info/pictures it might be harder to find in this thread?

Hope you don't mind me mentioning it coz I am loving the photos & stories. :up:

Apologies...forgot the '70s bit.

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Posted 02 December 2013 - 09:31

Thread started for 1980's Club Racing, look forward to more great pictures & tales! :)



#163 greg1953

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Posted 02 December 2013 - 17:04

Thread started for 1980's Club Racing, look forward to more great pictures & tales! :)

Don't think I've any left until I scan some more.

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Posted 02 December 2013 - 23:03

George Siergiejw Waterbeach 1977.

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I remember George on this TZ which i'm sure at one time was completely in Norton colours the same as the tank in the pic, it looked really cool, unfortunately so cool that some low life decided to lift it one night from the paddock!! I cant remember for sure which circuit he was at, I think it was either Cadwell or Croft, but I think he eventually got it back.



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Posted 03 December 2013 - 08:50

Gordon Raiment Norton Brands Hatch 1976.

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Posted 03 December 2013 - 08:53

Glen Dudley 350 Yamaha & Graham Godward Brands Hatch 1976.

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Posted 03 December 2013 - 08:55

Don Wears @ Brands Hatch 1975 & 1977.

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Posted 04 December 2013 - 21:20

Andy Bond Snetterton 1977.

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Posted 04 December 2013 - 21:25

Dick Burch Brands Hatch 1975 & 1977.

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Posted 05 December 2013 - 03:18

I have quite a few photos that I might be able to post, they're not up to Grahams standards though :cry:, I can't get to most of them at the moment but here are some that I pulled from an album.

 

I have some 35mm slides, do I need a special adapter to scan those?

 

Chris Bladon and I think it might be Keith Handford, Brands 1973.

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Dick Hunter, Cadwell 1974. He later rode an ex-works Suzuki 500 twin which I think was the sister bike to the one Tony mentioned earlier in the thread.

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Mick Robinson, Lydden 1974.

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Tony Harris, Lydden 1974.

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Martin Beere, Brands 1977.

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Posted 05 December 2013 - 07:54

Robin127, on 05 Dec 2013 - 03:18, said:

I have quite a few photos that I might be able to post, they're not up to Grahams standards though :cry:, I can't get to most of them at the moment but here are some that I pulled from an album.

 

I have some 35mm slides, do I need a special adapter to scan those?

 

Chris Bladon and I think it might be Keith Handford, Brands 1973.

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Dick Hunter, Cadwell 1974. He later rode an ex-works Suzuki 500 twin which I think was the sister bike to the one Tony mentioned earlier in the thread.

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Mick Robinson, Lydden 1974.

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Tony Harris, Lydden 1974.

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Martin Beere, Brands 1977.

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The Dick Hunter shot could be at the Bill Ivy Trophy meeting which used to be held on the Woodlands circuit.

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Posted 05 December 2013 - 09:41

Same day as the first in Robins sequence of photos Brands 1975. John Bowman takes out Alan Cathcart.

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Posted 05 December 2013 - 09:44

You sure its 73 Robin? my pics def 75 & #60 is Derek Wood 492 Suzuki. 49 is Chris Bladon.


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#174 Paul Collins

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Posted 05 December 2013 - 10:52

The Dick Hunter shot could be at the Bill Ivy Trophy meeting which used to be held on the Woodlands circuit.

Greg

He's going into the 1.3 hairpin as we used to call it, this was a slightly shorter circuit than the 1.5 mile club circuit using the cut through before the usual one at the bottom of the mountain, the shorter circuit was favoured by the Bantam Club.

 

The Bill Ivy circuit was the top bit using the same hairpin as in the shot but approaching from the other direction..



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Posted 05 December 2013 - 17:21

David Webb in 1977 from Romford/Dagenham way I recall?

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Posted 05 December 2013 - 17:24

Colin Bevan TZ 354 Yamaha Brands Hatch 1977.

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Posted 05 December 2013 - 22:07

Bryan Dorr #16, Tony Harris #18, Dave Williams #24, Dick Burch (hidden) Fred Riley #29, Brands Hatch 1976.

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Posted 05 December 2013 - 22:10

Jeff Collins Snetterton 1975.

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Posted 05 December 2013 - 22:41

Graham Marchant Brands Hatch 1976.

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Posted 05 December 2013 - 22:43

Gordon Toon Brands Hatch 1978.

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Posted 05 December 2013 - 23:08

Gordon Toon Brands Hatch 1978.

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Smashing fella Gordon, he was based near to me for a while in the RAF up at Binbrook and I offered him the loan of my TZ for a meeting in 1979 while I was laid up with a broken collar bone, he was out of racing at the time due to lack of funds and had sold his own bike, he eventually politely declined as he said he was skint and couldnt afford to drop mine, I used to see him around down at Snetterton after he moved on from Lincolnshire and he gave me some useful tips on getting around Snett quickly.



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Posted 06 December 2013 - 01:54

You sure its 73 Robin? my pics def 75 & #60 is Derek Wood 492 Suzuki. 49 is Chris Bladon.

 

You're right Graham it is 1975.  I have another photo of Chris in my album right next to that one and that was taken in 1973 at the same spot. :blush:

 

The one of Dick Hunter was taken at the "short" hairpin at Cadwell.  As Paul pointed out the Bantam Club for many years used this track layout.

 

Martin Beere is pictured on an Egli-Honda.  I can't remember if it was that year or the following he came off in a big way on the approach to Paddock when the complete front end of the bike snapped off just behind the headstock as he braked for the corner.  It was one of those moments when I couldn't really believe it when I saw a bike in two pieces sliding down the track.  He was luckily uninjured and a short time later was out on the same bike having repaired the frame, I don't think I would have trusted that frame after that.

 

Any answers to needing an adapter of sorts to scan 35mm slides?


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Posted 06 December 2013 - 09:18

Hi Robin, I have a flat bed photo/document scanner & I scan on that, I think there is a small slide scanner only that you can get on Amazon or the like.

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Hope you get something sorted.

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Posted 06 December 2013 - 16:26

Gary Lingham @ Brands Hatch 1977? I think this is the Ex Jeff Crookbain machine?

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Posted 06 December 2013 - 16:30

Graham Clutterbuck & Nick Smith @ Brands Hatch 1975, I wonder how long they continued racing? as still got their novices orange jackets on here.

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Posted 06 December 2013 - 16:32

Gary Hickman @ Brands Hatch 1975.

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Posted 06 December 2013 - 22:42

Griff Roberts @ Waterbeach 1977.

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Posted 07 December 2013 - 00:22

That does look like the ex-Jeff Crookbain bike, it had that distinctive seat, it was a beautiful machine.  Didn't Griff Roberts win something like a million races? :)



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Posted 07 December 2013 - 19:18

Jeff Crookbain Brands 1977.

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Posted 07 December 2013 - 19:19

Jeff Crookbain 1975.

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Posted 07 December 2013 - 19:21

James Dean, John Riley & Richard Cutts @ Snetterton 1977.

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Posted 07 December 2013 - 19:23

Graham Butch Hobbs @ Brands Hatch 1975.

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Posted 07 December 2013 - 20:08

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Don't know who it is but it's Tower Bend at Croft 1979



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Posted 07 December 2013 - 20:24

Ian Gittins 250 Ducati Brands Hatch 1975

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Posted 07 December 2013 - 20:55

John McNicoll Brands Hatch 1976.

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Posted 08 December 2013 - 13:23

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This was taken on my first ever trip to Cadwell, '71 we bought a Ford Prefect for £3 from the local scrap yard and drove it down to Cadwell to watch local lad Trevor Jones, we nearly choked on the oil fumes as it used over 3 gallons of oil on the trip and on arriving home at 02.00hrs a wheel bearing collapsed 10yds from my door, it went back to the scrap yard the next day.

Taken with a Kodak Instamatic this was the start line for the proddy race.



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Posted 08 December 2013 - 19:21

Alex Taylor on the left - not sure about the other one. (Llandow).

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Posted 08 December 2013 - 21:08

John Bourgaize Snetterton 1977.

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Posted 08 December 2013 - 21:10

Jerry Fiford @ Brands Hatch 1976.

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Posted 09 December 2013 - 14:39

Gentlemen.

                 my thanks and congratulations to all contributors to this superb thread .Long may it continue to remind all of us of names long ago and their commitment to our  great sport.

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