Roger Simpkin(50 Minarelli)
Club racing photos, late 70's/early 80's
Posted 05 February 2015 - 20:11
Posted 07 February 2015 - 17:26
That 175 Yamaha was his own creation and consisted of half a TZ350 engine, he had quite a lot of success with it.
Posted 08 February 2015 - 16:46
Here's one from 2012,Paul
Edited by ERIC63, 08 February 2015 - 16:53.
Posted 08 February 2015 - 18:37
That's it Eric, a lovely piece of kit.
Jim had it on the island a few years ago for a parade lap, I hadn't seen him for about 25 years and bumped into him by chance in the paddock so we had a good old catch up.
I used to buy a lot of my TZ parts from Jim, and also fairings when he ran his moulding business.
Posted 09 February 2015 - 21:33
He rides at Aintree every now and again.I think he also has a 350 Aermacchi if I remember rightly.
Posted 09 February 2015 - 21:50
John Webb again
Posted 11 February 2015 - 22:05
Posted 12 February 2015 - 17:34
I've seen him a couple of times at the Jurby Festival.Always generates a lot of interest.
I didn't realise how many photos I'd taken all those years ago,so I'll keep posting them for as long as I can,although it's getting a bit harder to find the ones that are worth putting on.I've still got a few left though.I wish I'd taken more over the years now.Never bothered between 1971 to 1979 and from 1981 until about 3 years ago.
Posted 13 February 2015 - 22:00
A couple more from the same meeting.Charlie Hughes,Dave Edge and Ian Richards
Posted 15 February 2015 - 09:20
Oulton Park 1980-Ron Jones,Pete Wild,Rob Briiton,Barry Seward and Graham Atha
Edited by ERIC63, 15 February 2015 - 09:22.
Posted 17 February 2015 - 19:19
A couple of recent ones of people who were racing at the time
Posted 05 February 2017 - 13:22
Another Three Sisters photo from the archives .... Gavin Bate and Tony Holmes, early 80's.
Edited by JemmyH, 13 May 2017 - 15:25.
Posted 06 February 2017 - 12:53
Posted 13 May 2017 - 15:33
Croft round of the Marlboro Mitsui clubmans championship meeting, possibly 1980 or 1981? John Brindley (39?) , Gavin Bate (36?)
Edited by JemmyH, 13 May 2017 - 15:33.
Posted 06 June 2017 - 15:01
Colin Jones-Three Sisters 1981
He was a hard rider round there on that Honda 4. Is he still around?
Posted 13 June 2017 - 11:42
Is that cobble stone?
Edited by Michael Ferner, 13 June 2017 - 11:42.
Posted 17 June 2017 - 07:30
No,it's just the way the photo turned out.It was taken at Flookburgh which is an old airfield,so the surface was tarmac although it wasn't the smoothest.
Posted 07 November 2018 - 23:00
Posted 08 November 2018 - 15:53
Indeed Paul, there is so much stuff to be explored on this forum for anyone who cares (or who have the time!) to browse the back pages.
There are now 44 PAGES of topics going back to 2002 - and at 30 topics per page, I make that 1320 TOPICS - yes, thats just topics - to pour over !
Easily accessed by hitting the "Motorcycle Racing Nostalgia" tab at the top and bottom of the page.
Posted 09 November 2018 - 22:52
Edited by ERIC63, 10 November 2018 - 08:20.
Posted 12 November 2018 - 21:57
Is that cobble stone?
No, it wasn't quite that bad but that shot is the exit of the fastest corner on the track, the left after the start/finish, I became closely acquainted with that earth bank, May '79, smashed my TZ to bits.
Posted 13 February 2019 - 20:39
Found a couple more from Croft.
Hope you don't mind but I've pinched this shot for the Croft facebook page
Posted 14 February 2019 - 07:36
Posted 15 February 2019 - 20:18
Most have been up before but only as very poor photos of photos.
Gregg & Glenn, feel free to use these on Croft FB page if you wish.
Edited by Paul Collins, 17 February 2019 - 10:55.
Posted 18 February 2019 - 13:36
Posted 18 February 2019 - 19:59
And here I thought, what's Phil Read doing in a clubbie...
Yes an unfortunate blend of designs that day with the jacket too!! I was never a Phil Read fan, and I was only wearing the lid as a local dealer gave it to me after i'd smashed mine at Carnaby and couldnt afford another, he took pity on me and said as he was struggling to shift the Read reps he would donate one to me, I should have taken it home and painted it really!!
Posted 10 July 2019 - 19:04
Would he be the one next to the James Cordon lookalike?
Yes Tony. Although, James Corden doesn't wear glasses, at least Granty had a tash!
Edited by JemmyH, 10 July 2019 - 19:06.