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#9601 Robin127

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Posted 16 September 2017 - 01:12

Looks very similar to this.

 

 

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Surtees G50 in the Barber Vintage Museum.


Edited by Robin127, 16 September 2017 - 01:16.


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#9602 Herr Wankel

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Posted 16 September 2017 - 08:42

I think you are on the money there Robin.

#9603 Russell Burrows

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Posted 16 September 2017 - 13:51

Yes Gents, the Surtees framed 7R.  Keith, the snapper, says Mike Duff was due to ride it that day at Brands back in 1963. As you know it morphed into the Arter Matchless .  The story goes that Rex Butcher bought It from Surtees, raced it with moderate success ( pretty sure I can call him on it ), and then sold it to Tom After.  I can definitely remember Duff on the bike in this form.  I think he either equalled or broke the Brands lap record on the Ajay around 63/64. 


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#9604 Robin127

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Posted 16 September 2017 - 13:57

The one in the Barber Museum is a really beautiful motorcyle, photos cannot do it justice.  It is in pristine condition, which it probably never was when raced but you can tell that it was built by someone who knew what they were doing.  Like all good racing bikes it had one purpose, to get around a circuit a fast as possible, it is also very small.



#9605 Russell Burrows

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Posted 18 September 2017 - 20:14

I've perhaps too confidently asserted over on FB that I think this is Dave Croxford's G50 from about '64.   The lettering on a silver painted tank was his, wasn't it ? And I think the fairing was light blue?  Anyway, if it is Dave's it's the ex Roy Mayhew bike, bought after Roy was killed at Paddock in 1962.  I think he was on the G50 rather than his 7R on the day of the crash.    Thanks again to Keith for the pic.

 

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#9606 knickerbrook

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Posted 18 September 2017 - 20:37

I'm with you on Croxford Russell. Sure I've seen photos of him on it.



#9607 billlawrence

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Posted 19 September 2017 - 01:43

Sad new I see Alberto Pagani passed away a week ago .Another good one under the flag      RIP  Alberto                         Bill Lawrence



#9608 CyrilDavey

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Posted 28 September 2018 - 20:14

Has anyone got any pictures of me at Snetterton, Brands, Crystal Palace, Mallory Park, Oulton Park, Castle Combe, Cadwell Park, the Manx grand Prix from 1961 to 1968 250,350, & 500 races.

I beat Rod Gould in the 350 race at Snetterton, Joe Dumphy at Mallory Park again 350 race, Mike Hailwood at Brands in 350 in 1965.  :yawnface:

 

Your help would be much appreciated

kind regards

Cyril Davey    :clap:



#9609 knickerbrook

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Posted 29 September 2018 - 11:57

Hi Cyril,

I can't recall seeing any, but will keep an eye out when I'm trawling the internet - its amazing what crops up!

Have you got any pictures of yourself to share? (Your helmet design would be helpful).

 

Regards,

Barry.