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    Thread: Neil Hodgson announcement
Post: RE: Neil Hodgson announcement

neil can do the introductions for B.S.B. and the ginger tom can return to his previous job on the checkout,and ill stop swearing at the screen,,,
ancient Other Race Meetings - MotoGP, WSB & BSB, Irish Roads etc - 1 3,039 23-04-2010, 08:02 PM
    Thread: Early Morning Practice - A Piece of Written Nostalgia
Post: RE: Early Morning Practice - A Piece of Written No...

no mention of the most important part of the early practice periods---the cadbury tent!!thin leathers freezing coming round kates to feel the suns warmth which helped one to make it back.then the tent...
ancient Jokes, Stories etc 17 46,607 03-03-2010, 03:53 PM
    Thread: Will people boycott this years parade due to cost
Post: RE: Will people boycott this years parade due to c...

YES!the real stars will never pay this.Which means the rest will be subsidizing them.Thats if there is a rest.anyone who pays this to ride behind a marshal has got to be bonkers or sad.alan robinson m...
ancient TT & S100 Related Posts (Only) 8 9,614 19-01-2010, 04:44 PM
    Thread: Regulations and entry forms for 2010 Isle of Man TT released
Post: RE: Regulations and entry forms for 2010 Isle of M...

would anyone like to comment on the entry fee for the parade lap.£200.I cannot see the famous paying this can you?.Although i may have missed something.will entrants be offered a manx girl of their ch...
ancient TT & S100 Related Posts (Only) 1 5,955 12-01-2010, 08:30 PM
    Thread: Any info on 'Cabby' Cooper?
Post: RE: Any info on 'Cabby' Cooper?

NOT A LOT OF HELP .BUT HAVE JUST FOUND DETAILS OF CABBYS 3 BRANCHES OF ELEANOR MOTORS IN 1949,,.EAST BARNET RD NEW BARNET HERTS...MARE ST HACKNEY E8...AND WELL ST HACKNEY E9.QUITE A BUSY BOY.
ancient TT & S100 Related Posts (Only) 2 4,187 19-10-2009, 06:26 PM
    Thread: Any info on 'Cabby' Cooper?
Post: RE: Any info on 'Cabby' Cooper?

(14-10-2009, 08:43 AM)Bill Snelling Wrote: Does anyone recollect 'Cabby' Cooper who was around the racing scene in the 1950s. I believe he was connected with the trade. We have pictures of him but n...
ancient TT & S100 Related Posts (Only) 2 4,187 14-10-2009, 06:57 PM
    Thread: suzuki 50 yrs
Post: suzuki 50 yrs

i rode in the 1960 TT.my garage was at the falcon cliff.in the next garage was the suzuki team.including the designer?of the bikes.their japanese rider would come in to see my nortons and ask to sit o...
ancient TT & S100 Related Posts (Only) 1 3,327 08-10-2009, 07:27 PM
    Thread: 1922 Senior TT for Alec Bennett
Post: RE: 1922 Senior TT for Alec Bennett

the book i have is the illustrated history of sunbeam motorcycles.which includes bicycles.and there are many pictures of george dance from side valves up to testing the overhead cam crossflow s7.the q...
ancient TT & S100 Related Posts (Only) 10 14,502 06-08-2009, 07:20 PM
    Thread: 1922 Senior TT for Alec Bennett
Post: RE: 1922 Senior TT for Alec Bennett

yes charlie rode a model 90.the camshaft was not a success.may have been if they had persevered with it but they gave up on it.according to champ 2 exist one in the haynes museum. try and find a copy ...
ancient TT & S100 Related Posts (Only) 10 14,502 06-08-2009, 05:39 PM
    Thread: 1922 Senior TT for Alec Bennett
Post: RE: 1922 Senior TT for Alec Bennett

how nice to see mention of the wonderful side valve sunbeams.there cannot be many reading this who have ridden or even seen one.but i started racing on a 1928 longstroke in 1953 at silverstone saturda...
ancient TT & S100 Related Posts (Only) 10 14,502 05-08-2009, 11:14 PM
    Thread: Charity events
Post: RE: Charity events

how right you are arthur.i was parked next to a rider in the paddock some years ago.i loaned him my road bike to get a lap in,unfortunately in practice he was killed at the nook.allan robinson and ano...
ancient TT & S100 Related Posts (Only) 33 39,483 02-07-2009, 10:21 PM
    Thread: What's wrong with riders now-a-days?
Post: RE: What's wrong with riders now-a-days?

as a rider of the fifties and sixties i find it strange that they no longer ride in the rain.surely michael showed that it can be done.i remember when the road surface in places you could have seen to...
ancient TT & S100 Related Posts (Only) 35 35,981 10-06-2009, 03:56 PM
    Thread: ITV coverage
Post: RE: ITV coverage

Hans Wrote:We have been following the ITV4 coverage and it is brilliantly done. The action shots, the on board cameras, just everything was worth it. Ok, if it was that expensive to get ITV to the isl...
ancient TT & S100 Related Posts (Only) 33 29,143 10-06-2009, 10:03 AM
    Thread: £19-99 for TT Radio !!!!!!!!!!!!!
Post: RE: £19-99 for TT Radio !!!!!!!!!!!!!

just paid my £5 for TTlive.how is it possible for anyone to complain at that.its fantastic for us who cannot afford the fares.i remember when i had to rush home on my thunderbird in the lunch hour, to...
ancient TT & S100 Related Posts (Only) 18 17,046 06-05-2009, 11:20 PM
    Thread: Inspired Bicycles - Danny MacAskill
Post: RE: Inspired Bicycles - Danny MacAskill

fantastic,get him on an indoor trials bike.move over rathmell.
ancient ALL Photographs and Video Shots etc... 3 6,812 22-04-2009, 07:39 PM
    Thread: who rode what?
Post: RE: who rode what?

4th pic lets have a stab at 350 bianchi.tazio nuvolari?
ancient Quiz Questions 3 8,962 15-02-2009, 09:11 PM
    Thread: Who?
Post: RE: Who?

oh dear unmasked!! just seen this pic of me on bray 1956 clubmans.1st triumph home.this was my 1954 bike taken back to meridan by frank baker and stan truslove,lovely people.and rebuilt for 56.to the ...
ancient Quiz Questions 10 18,180 15-02-2009, 04:36 PM
    Thread: TTXGP
Post: RE: TTXGP

Don Simons Wrote:What time is the event on Saturday,nobody seems to know? don when you dont hear any noise you will know its started.DONT CROSS THE ROAD.
ancient TT & S100 Related Posts (Only) 157 190,769 03-02-2009, 11:38 PM
    Thread: TTXGP
Post: RE: TTXGP

re the noise or lack of.its easy you do what all kids do put something to rub on the spokes.cardboard wont last for a lap.but a top boffin could find some plastic that would last.hope this helps....
ancient TT & S100 Related Posts (Only) 157 190,769 03-02-2009, 11:31 PM
    Thread: Steam Racket killing TT
Post: RE: Steam Racket killing TT

sea freezes at south coast if this global warming continues well be able to walk across to the island.have to be carefull of the ice road truckers going to m&s though.
ancient TT & S100 Related Posts (Only) 23 24,836 07-01-2009, 08:30 PM
    Thread: TTXGP
Post: RE: TTXGP

minus 9 tonight yes global warming is here..why was my prewar and wartime childhood so hot.still it gives loads of people a job,and is great for raising taxes....50 minutes lap sounds good, will we be...
ancient TT & S100 Related Posts (Only) 157 190,769 06-01-2009, 11:29 AM
    Thread: Worlds fastest Indian
Post: RE: Worlds fastest Indian

probably the best book on burt munro is by my late friend george begg,he first met bert in 1951 and lived in invercargill.not sure where you can get a copy.george raced in the manx in 1955 and went on...
ancient TT & S100 Related Posts (Only) 14 16,956 01-01-2009, 12:55 PM
    Thread: Nostalgia = big money
Post: RE: Nostalgia = big money

as an ex clubmans TT.manx G.P. and TT rider,and many parades when run by the great alan robinson.heres my bit.there was never a problem getting entries for the parade.while alan was running it.after ...
ancient TT & S100 Related Posts (Only) 58 68,968 03-10-2008, 10:43 PM
    Thread: Dtl Unveils Exciting Strategy To Ensure The Future Of The Tt
Post: RE: Dtl Unveils Exciting Strategy To Ensure The Fu...

chief constable brunstrom.is over the moon.and has ordered 10 new radar vans.and has put his retirement on the back burner.some good has come out of this
ancient TT & S100 Related Posts (Only) 14 13,699 19-09-2008, 06:45 AM
    Thread: speed trap
Post: RE: speed trap

at last i have found speed trap figures for practice during the 1960 TT on sulby.i include 13 to get jim redman in.weather was not good.m.b.hailwood norton138.46. ...
ancient Manx Grand Prix & Classic TT 10 16,494 10-09-2008, 11:37 PM
    Thread: dropping of oil
Post: RE: dropping of oil

thank you ron for a intelligent and constructive response to the oil problem.i was going to give up on the site after some of the response.my concerns will become evident in the coming weeks..Most nev...
ancient Manx Grand Prix & Classic TT 25 32,642 08-09-2008, 08:40 AM
    Thread: dropping of oil
Post: RE: dropping of oil

sod the appearance safety is paramount.yes?
ancient Manx Grand Prix & Classic TT 25 32,642 04-09-2008, 08:12 PM
    Thread: dropping of oil
Post: RE: dropping of oil

old but not confused.oil diesel,has no place on tracks, roads anywhere.anything that prevents this should be brought in now.whatever it takes.if the present fixtures dont do the job improve them..
ancient Manx Grand Prix & Classic TT 25 32,642 04-09-2008, 02:52 PM
    Thread: speed trap
Post: RE: speed trap

thank you all ,the friday22nd times i have give steve quickest at 144 and then the next fastest (another paton at134,nortons at 133,,when i can find them i will put the 1960 times on which i think wer...
ancient Manx Grand Prix & Classic TT 10 16,494 03-09-2008, 08:36 PM
    Thread: dropping of oil
Post: RE: dropping of oil

cargo this i do not understand.as a marshall at the scene told the inquest that there was oil on the road,as did two riders.
ancient Manx Grand Prix & Classic TT 25 32,642 01-09-2008, 06:22 PM
    Thread: Major Plans announced
Post: RE: Major Plans announced

i understand the idea has been cancelled as the cost of bringing materials over via steam packet at the new charge per metre of £8 would destroy the manx economy,sad
ancient TT & S100 Related Posts (Only) 7 7,118 01-09-2008, 09:40 AM
    Thread: John Goodall R I P
Post: RE: John Goodall R I P

i like you baylon ,you must be the real thing.the tragedy is that as you would expect of john he made no mistake,but found some oil.
ancient TT & S100 Related Posts (Only) 24 31,072 01-09-2008, 09:25 AM
    Thread: dropping of oil
Post: RE: dropping of oil

well aware that djs bike was not a classic.as a rider (ex) of classics for about 40 years(only they were not classics when i rode them they were the latest thing!) i have seen enough to know what hap...
ancient Manx Grand Prix & Classic TT 25 32,642 30-08-2008, 03:54 PM
    Thread: dropping of oil
Post: RE: dropping of oil

sorry but i think youre right carol.perhaps it wasnt big enough.toughen up scrutineering i say.it just musnt happen...
ancient Manx Grand Prix & Classic TT 25 32,642 30-08-2008, 03:21 PM
    Thread: dropping of oil
Post: dropping of oil

in future all classic bikes should be fitted with an oil containing belly pan,isnt this compulsory in most form of racing?.i believe a classic bike wouldnt be allowed out at daytona without one.i may ...
ancient Manx Grand Prix & Classic TT 25 32,642 30-08-2008, 02:27 PM
    Thread: deleted postings
Post: RE: deleted postings

calm down dear as mr winner would say...you and many may not agree with these people,but all views have to be taken in to account not just ours.they have a point.if it had been handled in a different ...
ancient TT & S100 Related Posts (Only) 8 8,714 29-08-2008, 06:50 PM
    Thread: deleted postings
Post: RE: deleted postings

re road closures if this is not deleted before you have time to go to it..see the iomtoday.co.im site there are many many people upset at the way it has been handled,and i think what they say should...
ancient TT & S100 Related Posts (Only) 8 8,714 29-08-2008, 03:33 PM
    Thread: speed trap
Post: RE: speed trap

NOT SURE IF I HAVE EXPLAINED WHAT IM LOOKING FOR.ITS WHERE EVER THE TIMES ARE TAKEN FOR THE SPEEDS GIVEN ON THE MANX GRAND PRIX SITE,,AS I HAVE SOME FOR 1960 ON SULBY,,SLOWER ENTRY THROUGH QUARRY BEND...
ancient Manx Grand Prix & Classic TT 10 16,494 23-08-2008, 07:21 PM
    Thread: speed trap
Post: speed trap

can any one tell me where the manx speed trap is sited ? sulby? it would be nice to compare with previous times,,,
ancient Manx Grand Prix & Classic TT 10 16,494 23-08-2008, 02:18 PM
    Thread: Massive speed
Post: RE: Massive speed

its a repeat, prepare to be disappointed !
ancient TT & S100 Related Posts (Only) 2 4,139 13-08-2008, 06:43 PM
    Thread: MV Augusta triple MGP 2008
Post: RE: MV Augusta triple MGP 2008

having read through all this i may just may have found what most seem to want.a level playing field.yes?well you never going to get it.unless you go back to junior school where egg and spoon races are...
ancient Manx Grand Prix & Classic TT 91 133,143 12-08-2008, 08:37 PM
    Thread: MV Augusta triple MGP 2008
Post: RE: MV Augusta triple MGP 2008

cargo thats sad!the reason we ever wanted one in the TT was nortons and all the accessory people gave money for one.about £25 if i remember.dont know what you would make of me i only look at them abou...
ancient Manx Grand Prix & Classic TT 91 133,143 09-08-2008, 04:22 PM
    Thread: MV Augusta triple MGP 2008
Post: RE: MV Augusta triple MGP 2008

gstarron how good to read your bit.you know what its all about dont u.i rode the manx many years ago and it never was a level playing field.remember the works ajays the first g45,you couldnt buy one o...
ancient Manx Grand Prix & Classic TT 91 133,143 09-08-2008, 03:30 PM
    Thread: MK 111 ZEPHYR ( SORRY)
Post: RE: MK 111 ZEPHYR ( SORRY)

grotfield or grottos had a zephyr in his thames and the windscreen blew out so he welded brackets behind it to keep the next one in,john lewis had conway motors short nosed ford van with the bike hang...
ancient TT & S100 Related Posts (Only) 8 11,066 08-08-2008, 10:24 AM
    Thread: MK 111 ZEPHYR ( SORRY)
Post: RE: MK 111 ZEPHYR ( SORRY)

shaun had mk2 and 3 zephyrs,driven and overhauled a mk1,,,i loved the mk 2.but on going up the m1 as one should ! we spent more time watching the fuel gauge going down than the speedo.my first car was...
ancient TT & S100 Related Posts (Only) 8 11,066 07-08-2008, 09:40 AM
    Thread: WARNING TO VISITORS
Post: RE: WARNING TO VISITORS

what visitors? me ill stay at home manx week or go to france for a third of the cost.and read the results in m.c.n.they will be in there wont they?
ancient TT & S100 Related Posts (Only) 24 27,000 02-08-2008, 04:55 PM
    Thread: The John Britten Story
Post: RE: The John Britten Story

will email tim hanna and tell him hes a rich man..and see if he has any copies,i got mine some time ago from him,will let u know if he answers,
ancient TT & S100 Related Posts (Only) 9 13,540 26-07-2008, 11:37 AM
  Sad Thread: eurosport sad days for all
Post: eurosport sad days for all

so eurosport is going to bbc next season,...oh no,does anyone believe we will get much coverage from the bbc when all the other sports clash,petition on another site,not that they will take any notice...
ancient TT & S100 Related Posts (Only) 8 10,716 27-06-2008, 09:25 AM
    Thread: Billown... the "wee TT"
Post: RE: Billown... the "wee TT"

still waiting to see it on itv4,,where is it ?its listed but has yet to appear,,
ancient TT & S100 Related Posts (Only) 9 8,919 09-06-2008, 04:43 PM
    Thread: Bus trip pics
Post: RE: Bus trip pics

i was there ! where ? snetterton,,when ? long time ago..well what happened. sven-olaf gunnerson thats what,,who is he,hes someone who blitzed everyone,shock,i hope i have the right man,,perhaps snette...
ancient TT & S100 Related Posts (Only) 9 9,694 09-06-2008, 09:46 AM