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#201 picblanc

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Posted 09 December 2013 - 15:11

Jim Ford @ Brands Hatch 1976.

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#202 picblanc

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Posted 09 December 2013 - 15:13

Derek Best Snetterton 1975.

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Posted 09 December 2013 - 15:16

James Dean @ Brands Hatch 1976.

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Posted 09 December 2013 - 15:23

Brands Hatch Southern sixty seven 1st-10-1977, Kevin Crossley #120, Robin Drury #83, Ken/Kev? Fawsitt #142, Roger Abbott #1, Ray Tulett #97.

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Posted 09 December 2013 - 15:32

Bemsee Brands Hatch 9-10-1976, Stan Stephens/Colin Ingelson #24, don't know next pair, Keith Cooper/Michael Dalley #8, Graham Witcher/Mick Barton #11.

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Posted 09 December 2013 - 17:05

Jon Seabright Brands Hatch 1976.

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Posted 09 December 2013 - 21:16

John Ring/Chris Mould @ the bomb hole Snetterton 1975.

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Posted 09 December 2013 - 22:42

Johannes Hart & David Hawkes Snetterton 1977.

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Posted 09 December 2013 - 22:44

Jeff Webber Brands Hatch 1977?

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Posted 09 December 2013 - 22:45

John Stone Brands Hatch 1975.

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Posted 10 December 2013 - 06:35

John Stone Brands Hatch 1975.

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John was (and possibly still is) a Dentist from the Midlands with a very dry sense of humour. I remember John telling us in the bar at Snetterton one evening that he and his wife (Janet?) moved onto a 'Young Executives' estate and were invited round for dinner and drinks etc with all these, I forget the word he used but it wasn't too complementary.

When it was their turn they dressed in Teddy Boy outfits and played Rockabilly all night, which I think got them out of the 'inner circle' of the estate.

 

John also had a warning for the unwary - 'Don't try to tune the ports on a Yamaha barrel when you've just got home from the pub!



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Posted 10 December 2013 - 08:03

Johannes Hart & David Hawkes Snetterton 1977.

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Was Johannes Hart known as Hans ? and did he live in Stowmarket ? if so, I bought my 250E from him in Dec '79

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Posted 10 December 2013 - 08:07

Yes he was known as Hans.



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Posted 10 December 2013 - 12:09

Was Johannes Hart known as Hans ? and did he live in Stowmarket ? if so, I bought my 250E from him in Dec '79

Greg

Yes Hans was a chef from Stowmarket.



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Posted 10 December 2013 - 16:08

Keith Goodman @ Brands Hatch 1977.

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Posted 10 December 2013 - 16:23

John Murphy @ Snetterton 1975.

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Posted 10 December 2013 - 16:26

Snetterton 1975, Julian Soper on his Honda with Rex Caunt & Len Carr behind, Kevin Wrettom bike & Beford van on right, with Jeff Crookbain Transit on left with his lid on the roof.

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Posted 10 December 2013 - 17:06

Keith Foster on his Norton Commando @ Snetterton 1977.

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Posted 10 December 2013 - 21:50

Me again!

John Chappell @ Snetterton 1976 & 1977.

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Posted 10 December 2013 - 21:55

Kevin Richards @ Brands Hatch 1977.

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Posted 10 December 2013 - 21:59

Kevin Wrettom & Tony Rodger @ Snetterton 1975 with the old Bomb hole grandstand in background.

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Posted 10 December 2013 - 23:07

Kieran Lewis @ Brands Hatch 1975, what is it? programme says 250 Yamaha but even I can see its not?

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#223 Paul Collins

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Posted 11 December 2013 - 00:44

I'd say it could be a TD2B Yamaha in a special frame Graham.



#224 greg1953

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Posted 11 December 2013 - 07:50

I'd say it could be a TD2B Yamaha in a special frame Graham.

Don't think it's a TD2, they had the chain on the opposite side ( r/h side ) could be a TD3 though but the frame is not Yamaha.

Greg



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Posted 11 December 2013 - 09:21

Hi guys, yes it was frame & front brake I thought not "standard" Yamaha, he went well on it though finishing 6th in first 250 race behind, 1st Peter Weale 2nd Larry McMahon, 3rd Barry Woodland, 4th John Springhall, 5th Alex Taylor.



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Posted 11 December 2013 - 09:24

A Seeley may be?



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Posted 11 December 2013 - 11:37

Kevin Reilly @ Snetterton 1977.

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Posted 11 December 2013 - 11:46

John Willmore & Bob Whiting @ Brands Hatch 1975.

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Posted 11 December 2013 - 11:55

Peter Jones @ Brands Hatch 1976.

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Posted 11 December 2013 - 11:58

Martin Bulle Snetterton 1975.

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Posted 11 December 2013 - 14:46

Great stuff Gray - keep 'em coming :up: :)



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Posted 11 December 2013 - 14:59

Hi Barry, :wave: yep loads more to come.



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Posted 11 December 2013 - 16:17

Michael Quaife Snetterton 1975 & 1976.

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Posted 11 December 2013 - 16:21

Mick Cook Brands Hatch 1976.

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Posted 11 December 2013 - 16:24

Michael Holt Brands Hatch 1976.

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Posted 11 December 2013 - 16:25

I wonder why he covered up the Boeri sticker/decal?


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Posted 11 December 2013 - 16:27

Len Lambourne Brands Hatch 1975.

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Posted 11 December 2013 - 17:08

I may be wrong but I think no101 may be a BDS 250,  a two stroke twin possibly based on Yamaha built by Bill Day with input from John Carpenter(Mistral Engineering) raced at MGP by Bill and later by Cliff Gobell, anybody throw anymore light on this ?? 


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Posted 11 December 2013 - 17:20

Sounding good to me Mick, Mistral a good clue, Tony if he pops up might know?



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#240 Paul Collins

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Posted 11 December 2013 - 17:21

I wonder why he covered up the Boeri sticker/decaI

 

I knew a couple of lads when I was racing who wouldnt have any names showing on anything unless they were getting paid for it, could be that?



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Posted 11 December 2013 - 17:54

I may be wrong but I think no101 may be a BDS 250,  a two stroke twin possibly based on Yamaha built by Bill Day with input from John Carpenter(Mistral Engineering) raced at MGP by Bill and later by Cliff Gobell, anybody throw anymore light on this ?? 

 

 

I think you're right Mick.  From what I remember Colin Aldridge raced a BDS in 74ish and that seat looks very similar to the one I recall on that bike.  I'm pretty certain that it used a set of home made cases with Yamaha crank and top end (TD2?) and had an Albion 5 speed gearbox with chain primary drive.



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Posted 11 December 2013 - 20:42

Mike Trimby  @ Snetterton. 1975, two different meetings.

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Posted 11 December 2013 - 20:46

Nick Edwards @ Brands Hatch 1975, I like the cardboard For Sale sign!!

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Posted 11 December 2013 - 20:48

Another of Mr Trimby & Michael Talbot @ Snetterton 1975.

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Posted 11 December 2013 - 20:51

Len Carr @ Snetterton 1975 & on his 125 Morbidelli in 1977.

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Posted 12 December 2013 - 06:23

I may be wrong but I think no101 may be a BDS 250,  a two stroke twin possibly based on Yamaha built by Bill Day with input from John Carpenter(Mistral Engineering) raced at MGP by Bill and later by Cliff Gobell, anybody throw anymore light on this ?? 

 

I remember Bill having an engine that had the front crankcases of a TD2 (containing crank with cylinders etc) and a separate gearbox mounted in quite a low profile frame. There again I remember many things, sometimes even my name.



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Posted 12 December 2013 - 10:03

The Kieran Lewis photo looks like a low profile if you compare it to the John Stone picture.

So probably a Bill Day/John Carpenter built bike with part Yamaha engine! how much more interesting was it back then than it is today....... technically any how. :up:



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Posted 12 December 2013 - 11:00

Kevin Wrettom @ Brands Hatch 1976.

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Posted 12 December 2013 - 11:05

Leon Lerego @ Snetterton 1976 & I think one of David's photos of Leon & Wayne Dinham from 1975.

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Posted 12 December 2013 - 11:08

Mike Shoesmith on the Marigold Norton @ Brands Hatch 1975.

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