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Mal Carter - Anonymous - 17-05-2005 08:48 PM
Ok anyone on here know whether Mal Carter is still alive and kicking?
Re: Mal Carter - Anonymous - 18-05-2005 11:58 AM
That's a bit of a blast from the past, one of the 70s great characters and dedicated sponsors.
If he's past on you can bet your life he will still be kicking.
Re: Mal Carter - Anonymous - 18-05-2005 12:56 PM
Yes Tom i hadnt heard anything about him lately? by the way i still keep in touch with Dave Orton, as who you know was another great sponser like yourself.
Re: Mal Carter - Anonymous - 18-05-2005 01:48 PM
I have just "Googled for all the combinations I can think of including Pharaoh and found nothing...
Re: Mal Carter - Anonymous - 18-05-2005 04:51 PM
give ron haslam a bell at the farm. i'm sure if mal is still about then ron will still keep in touch.
Re: Mal Carter - Anonymous - 18-05-2005 09:32 PM
Pykey, give Dave my best regards, remember having sticky underpants over a TZ 750 0W31, one of two I got from Yamaha N.V Amsterdam one for Roger Marshall and one for him to sponsor John Williams on.
John picked his up from customs and went straight to Imola without telling Dave and before Dave had paid me the £6K for it, heavy money nearly thirty years ago and John then wrecked it in practice.
When the truck bought it back to the paddock I felt sick, Tom Herron and Alan Dugdale tormented me all weekend that there was no way Dave Orton was going to pay me £6K for a load of scrap, he did pay though, not a happy bunny at the time.
Tough game that sponsoring when you have to pay for a brand new bike, and then pay again to have it rebuilt before you've ever seen it.
Re: Mal Carter - Anonymous - 19-05-2005 09:06 AM
Tom dont tell anyone else this its confident but Dave was telling one day that' if you want to be a sponser be prepared to throw your cash in the bin' this isnt a reflection on all riders but some he said just take the p///s, he was being sent bills for tyres etc 2 yrs after he had helped lads out.I emphasise this isnt typical of of the vast minority who are glad of every bit of help but just a few Tom and you probably know them, by the way if you want Daves tel no i will email it.
Re: Mal Carter - Anonymous - 19-05-2005 10:16 AM
Could write a book about sponsors getting shafted. "The Suckers Hall of Fame".
That said there was a sidecar crewe not far from you who you will know, I did not sponsor them machine wise but gave them a bit of material help to in the form of kit and bits and pieces, the appreciation after their successful T.T was overwelming, still got what they gave me in appreciation.
Re: Mal Carter - Anonymous - 19-05-2005 10:23 AM
Losing the thread here a bit any news on mal Carter?
Re: Mal Carter - Anonymous - 19-05-2005 01:59 PM
Ade i think is doing his homework about Mal, he usually gets his facts correct.
Re: Mal Carter - Anonymous - 20-05-2005 10:15 AM
Unless I'm very much mistaken, Mal Carter was selling agricultural gates around here(Bradford) until very recently. He had a Mal Carter sticker on each gate. I have seen him in a 4wd towing a trailer full of load of them, so unless I'm seeing his double, I think this is correct.
Sounds daft doesn't it, when you think what a larger than life character he was.
Re: Mal Carter - Anonymous - 20-05-2005 11:21 AM
Thanks for the information on Mal Carter, i would have thought the gates would have the Pharaoh emblem on them? anyway Nick a mate of yours resides a couple of miles away Colin Peters,i think he is involved with a sidecar crew these days.
Re: Mal Carter - Anonymous - 20-05-2005 01:39 PM
Mal Carter could sell anything.
SO!!!!!!! He is still alive and kicking.
Re: Mal Carter - Anonymous - 20-05-2005 06:21 PM
Pykey,on the phone to Colin Peters this week, to wish him a happy birthday. I'm aware of his sidecar connections, it's Des Founds's team isn't it?
Top bloke Colin Peters, and never short of a good story, from morning to night.If I miss the racing, it's 'cos I'd struggle to find a man of his calibre.
Re: Mal Carter - Anonymous - 20-05-2005 07:07 PM
Fantastic blokes, Des Founds and his passenger Jim Craig, people like that make you regret nothing by knowing them.
Re: Mal Carter - Anonymous - 20-05-2005 08:28 PM
Yes Colin has had a tough time with that leg and its great to see him encouraging the stars of tomorrow, yes its young Alan Founds but dont ask what happened at Aintree last year? Des i believe spent most of his spare time building him an outfit and what did Alan do? ask Des and wait for the language.
Re: Mal Carter - Anonymous - 20-05-2005 10:11 PM
Glad to hear all the good news stories about sponsors and racing and Sidecar Teams !!! I only just about about remember Tom, from his sponsoring days, when he helped my dad out. I am sure the old man would be only to pleased to meet up with you Tom. And as for Pykey....I have just found an old photo of Pykey doing the pit board at Ballacry for the old man when he was on the big Suzuki in 86 ? ish.
We are going over the Island this year to watch Alan passenger for Bruce Moore on one of our bikes. The old man will be sailing over and you will undoubtedely find him in the Ship Inn on the quayside. Look for his yacht in the harbour "Stargazer".
Best Wishes to all and a safe TT.
Re: Mal Carter - Anonymous - 20-05-2005 10:59 PM
Des has got a long way come, welcome anytime, I'm retired now living on the Causeway Coast about ten miles from Ballymoney. Give him my very very best.
Re: Mal Carter - Anonymous - 22-05-2005 09:36 AM
Well Chris you found us but a rumour was circulating at Aintree last week that THE OLD MAN was coming out of retirement? and Neil is sponsering 2 lads from Crewe on an outfit.
Re: Mal Carter - Anonymous - 22-05-2005 09:24 PM
Pykey....you know that you've heard all these rumors before !!! but you never know, you may see him at the Top of Bray in his leathers.....never say never. Of course he still has the passion and the ability !! I would prefer him to concentrate on youmg Al and Pete, and put together a proper team.
Hope to catch you in the Isle. Look out for Bruce n Al.. No 50.