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    Thread: The Forum / The Future
Post: RE: The Forum / The Future

My daughter was shocked to hear of Malcolm’s passing too. We and a few others met him when we came over from Oz to the TT in 2006. He was so very kind to both of us and he and I kept contact during th...
Jan Grainger ADMIN Posts - Everyone Please Read 84 33,653 10-11-2022, 11:00 AM
    Thread: The Forum / The Future
Post: RE: The Forum / The Future

(30-09-2022, 03:31 AM)Sam Pato Wrote: I recall having a bit of correspondence with Malcolm a year or so ago (i was just inquiring about if I was infringing anyone's copyright with a photo I was post...
Jan Grainger ADMIN Posts - Everyone Please Read 84 33,653 29-10-2022, 09:44 PM
    Thread: Six-time World Superbike champion Jonathan Rea awarded OBE in Queens New Year Honours
Post: RE: Six-time World Superbike champion Jonathan Rea...

Thoroughly deserved too.
Jan Grainger General Discussion 2 2,662 04-01-2022, 11:35 PM
    Thread: Joey Dunlop Memorial vandalised in Tallinn
Post: RE: Joey Dunlop Memorial vandalised in Tallinn

My thoughts are with the people of Tallinn as well. How bad must they feel😪
Jan Grainger General Discussion 2 2,696 31-12-2021, 03:31 AM
    Thread: Tony Jefferies - R.I.P.
Post: RE: Tony Jefferies - R.I.P.

Condolences to Nick. I know he’s a member here. Jan from Australia 😪
Jan Grainger General Discussion 5 4,336 29-12-2021, 11:45 PM
    Thread: Larry Devlin RIP
Post: Larry Devlin RIP

i hope I’m doing this right Malcolm. It’s a while since I posted. I learned today that TT Historian, ex racer and a great friend to all passed away in March. My last correspondence with him was mid Fe...
Jan Grainger General Discussion 3 4,069 14-06-2021, 12:17 PM
    Thread: Michael Dunlop confirms 'multiple breaks' after Southern 100 crash
Post: RE: Michael Dunlop confirms 'multiple breaks' afte...

Me too. Especially after reading his book.
Jan Grainger General Discussion 5 6,899 16-07-2019, 11:05 AM
    Thread: Tom Loughridge - R.I.P.
Post: RE: Tom Loughridge - R.I.P.

Tom was an amazing character who had a full and exciting life. I had the pleasure of visiting him and his first wife, Ann, a couple of times in Northern Ireland. Special memories for me. Jan 😪🇦🇺
Jan Grainger General Discussion 11 9,363 09-07-2019, 12:34 PM
    Thread: TT Live App.
Post: RE: TT Live App.

(05-06-2019, 12:38 PM)Sam Pato Wrote: G'day Jan! Hows it going? I'm just on a plane to Perth with wifi - hopefully get to my hotel room in time for the SS2 race. My manx radio feed was terrible n...
Jan Grainger General Discussion 54 79,547 07-06-2019, 10:22 AM
    Thread: STATEMENT ISSUED ON BEHALF OF ACU EVENTS LTD
Post: RE: STATEMENT ISSUED ON BEHALF OF ACU EVENTS LTD

(04-06-2019, 06:23 AM)Sam Pato Wrote: I can picture the images of Daley sat on his bike in the winners enclosure holding his daughter - at Scarborough I think. Heartbreaking. Heartbreaking 😪
Jan Grainger Information, Press Releases etc & Your Comments 4 3,061 07-06-2019, 10:15 AM
    Thread: TT Live App.
Post: RE: TT Live App.

I dislike the new Live Timing immensely. Nowhere as good as the Duke one. Manx Radio coverage very poor, hope they rectified it for today. So disappointing 😟
Jan Grainger General Discussion 54 79,547 05-06-2019, 12:25 PM
    Thread: Don't mention Manx Radio during radio coverage of the TT !!!!!
Post: RE: Don't mention Manx Radio during radio coverage...

Whew! I was beginning to worry that we Aussies were going to be denied Manx Radio (TT) broadcasts. Happy Jan
Jan Grainger General Discussion 8 14,068 18-05-2019, 08:29 AM
    Thread: MGP live streaming.
Post: RE: MGP live streaming.

I loved the live streaming. There were a few of us Australians watching on our IPads from our warm beds (not all together though) and we really appreciated being able to watch the Manx action on the s...
Jan Grainger Manx Grand Prix & Former Classic TT 13 24,420 08-09-2018, 12:30 PM
    Thread: Thanks
Post: RE: Thanks

Thank you Malcolm. I don’t log on regularly but when I do I always find interesting information and posts.
Jan Grainger Manx Grand Prix & Former Classic TT 3 7,844 08-09-2018, 12:19 PM
    Thread: BRUCE ANSTEY
Post: RE: BRUCE ANSTEY

Was so special to see Bruce back on a bike again doing that lap. The best medicine for him for sure. Jan
Jan Grainger Manx Grand Prix & Former Classic TT 9 16,759 26-08-2018, 01:14 PM
    Thread: Trailer and Van Festival
Post: RE: Trailer and Van Festival

Sign of the times, especially when you’re getting on a bit and need something more comfy than a little tent. I do so admire those who are tough enough to do it especially in this awful weather. Keep s...
Jan Grainger Manx Grand Prix & Former Classic TT 11 19,010 24-08-2018, 09:31 PM
    Thread: Saturday 18th August + Reports & Pics
Post: RE: Saturday 18th August + Reports & Pics

(19-08-2018, 03:09 PM)H2pots Wrote: Sad (but fully understand) to see Michael Dunlop's name missing from the classic tt report above. Sure is sad. 😔
Jan Grainger Practice Week 5 2,406 22-08-2018, 12:09 PM
    Thread: Pedrosa announces retirement
Post: RE: Pedrosa announces retirement

Dani has given it his all. Such a great little rider who I really enjoyed watching. I’ve always had great respect for the lad and I sincerely hope he gives that battered body of his a much deserved re...
Jan Grainger Other Race Meetings - MotoGP, WSB & BSB, Irish Roads etc - 1 2,994 12-07-2018, 09:03 PM
    Thread: William Dunlop tragically killed at Skerries 100 races
Post: RE: William Dunlop tragically killed at Skerries 1...

Never easy to accept news like this. Sincere condolences to William’s family. My heart goes out to Michael especially. ❤️ Jan
Jan Grainger General Discussion 19 23,370 09-07-2018, 01:21 PM
    Thread: Superbike TT is GO
Post: RE: Superbike TT is GO

Many thanks to this forum and Manx Radio. Almost as good as being there. Almost!!
Jan Grainger Information, Press Releases etc & Your Comments 10 4,449 04-06-2018, 10:47 AM
    Thread: Superbike TT is GO
Post: RE: Superbike TT is GO

Me too. in bed in Oz already.
Jan Grainger Information, Press Releases etc & Your Comments 10 4,449 04-06-2018, 10:39 AM
    Thread: Statement issued on behalf of ACU Events Ltd
Post: RE: Wednesday Night Practice Session - Cancelled b...

Yes, heard it on Manx Radio. To say I am totally gutted by this news is probably an understatement. I loved this lad from time watching him in race in the Manx and I had high hopes for him this year. ...
Jan Grainger Information, Press Releases etc & Your Comments 19 7,994 30-05-2018, 09:41 PM
    Thread: Things are livening up, so what's your predictions?
Post: RE: Things are livening up, so what's your predict...

Too hard for me to pick this year. Hope the sun keeps on shining.
Jan Grainger Information, Press Releases etc & Your Comments 4 2,710 30-05-2018, 10:31 AM
    Thread: D.J.
Post: RE: D.J.

Watched a show this week on Australian TV which featured DJ. What a beautiful smile, such a talent, still difficult to believe. How very sad it was😪
Jan Grainger Practice Week 12 5,556 30-05-2018, 09:55 AM
    Thread: TT website Forum meet?
Post: RE: TT website Forum meet?

This TT forum is responsible for life long treasured friendships. Will be forever grateful for a get together arranged in 2006. Good luck to all the competitors and all you lucky spectators. Hope you ...
Jan Grainger Information, Press Releases etc & Your Comments 10 5,362 26-05-2018, 12:14 PM
    Thread: Where's the fun and excitement?
Post: RE: Where's the fun and excitement?

(25-04-2018, 11:57 AM)Sam Pato Wrote: I think its been flat too.  But then the message boards haven't been very lively for quite a few years now.  I sometimes wonder where everyone went - Facecloth ...
Jan Grainger Information, Press Releases etc & Your Comments 33 20,874 03-05-2018, 01:23 PM
    Thread: Friday Practice + Report, Pics & Results
Post: RE: Friday Practice + Report

Thanks Malcolm Jan 🇦🇺
Jan Grainger Practice Week 3 3,166 03-06-2017, 10:18 AM
    Thread: John McGuinness came off his bike and was taken to hospital.
Post: RE: John McGuinness came off his bike and was take...

I'm a great fan of John's on and off the track. I was shocked and saddened to hear the news this morning. Great loss to the TT. Hello Sam Pato and Malcolm. That time of year again. Hope you are both ...
Jan Grainger 2017 North West Postings 51 24,314 12-05-2017, 10:03 AM
    Thread: Norton confirm 2-rider team for 2017 TT assault
Post: RE: Norton confirm 2-rider team for 2017 TT assaul...

Now, that's an interesting thought.
Jan Grainger Information, Press Releases etc and your comments 5 4,133 18-12-2016, 09:18 AM
    Thread: Oldest Living TT winner
Post: RE: Oldest Living TT winner

Hi Carl, I met your dad when he was in Australia in the fifties, together with his brother Bob. He was a very popular competitor, especially amongst the AJS importers, P & R Williams, group. My ...
Jan Grainger TT Related Posts (Only) 5 11,548 16-09-2016, 10:56 AM
    Thread: TT 2016 Fastest Lap - Big bikes
Post: RE: TT 2016 Fastest Lap - Big bikes

I reckon you're right, records will be broken but I hope everyone has a safe TT. I'm getting nervous thinking about it. Hi Sam Pato, I am fine despite being stuck here in Australia. Thank goodness for...
Jan Grainger TT Related Posts (Only) 46 98,256 01-06-2016, 11:33 AM
    Thread: TT 2016 Fastest Lap - Big bikes
Post: RE: TT 2016 Fastest Lap - Big bikes

Last year I predicted correctly Sam but this year, hmmmm. Not sure. Jan
Jan Grainger TT Related Posts (Only) 46 98,256 19-05-2016, 02:49 AM
    Thread: Promoter Selected for TT and Classic TT Races
Post: RE: Promoter Selected for TT and Classic TT Races

Just got a message from a local who was our host many years ago. She was wondering about more accommodation being available to cope with the extra visitors.
Jan Grainger Information, Press Releases etc and your comments 13 6,268 22-03-2016, 11:10 AM
    Thread: MGP plays second fiddle to Classic TT
Post: RE: MGP plays second fiddle to Classic TT

Thank you for this explanation. I can see exactly where you are coming from and I bet you're not the only one who feels this way. I watched the practice sessions from the grandstand last year and it l...
Jan Grainger Manx Grand Prix & Former Classic TT 18 177,999 06-09-2015, 10:17 AM
    Thread: Well Done Splashdown
Post: RE: Well Done Splashdown

Well done Nick. I remember the smile on your face as you finished last year but this years placing should keep the smile continuing for at least the next 12 months. Great race.
Jan Grainger Manx Grand Prix & Former Classic TT 11 21,917 06-09-2015, 02:49 AM
    Thread: MGP plays second fiddle to Classic TT
Post: RE: MGP plays second fiddle to Classic TT

(05-09-2015, 12:26 PM)curlydog Wrote: Got to agree I'm afraid. A lot has changed since i last competed in 2011. This year I felt at times as if I should be grateful for being allowed to get out on c...
Jan Grainger Manx Grand Prix & Former Classic TT 18 177,999 06-09-2015, 02:42 AM
    Thread: Just like old days
Post: RE: Just like old days

I agree with the above comments. I have never been keen on current TT riders taking part in the Manx. The atmosphere is just not the same for me but as I can't be there this year I look forward to tun...
Jan Grainger Manx Grand Prix & Former Classic TT 12 32,101 24-08-2015, 01:26 PM
    Thread: What would you do to support Malcom - please list it?
Post: RE: What would you do to support Malcom - please l...

(18-06-2015, 03:07 PM)larryd Wrote: Would pay a fee AND accept a secure password to the posting activity, if this is technically practicable. Or a substantial deposit (refundable on closure of the ...
Jan Grainger TT Related Posts (Only) 51 93,774 19-06-2015, 09:46 AM
    Thread: Enough is Enough
Post: RE: Enough is Enough

(18-06-2015, 02:04 AM)Sam Pato Wrote: An unfortunate victory for the destructive minority. I can't help feel a certain guilt that the mass migration of the iomtt forum faithful has resulted in the ...
Jan Grainger TT Related Posts (Only) 90 155,130 18-06-2015, 04:50 AM
    Thread: Enough is Enough
Post: RE: Enough is Enough

(17-06-2015, 12:24 PM)Splashdn Wrote: This IS sad news. We have no idNick ea what is going on behind the scenes, I am devastated, and disgusted that Malcolm is being abused. This has developed into...
Jan Grainger TT Related Posts (Only) 90 155,130 17-06-2015, 10:42 PM
    Thread: Friday 12th - Senior TT Race + Report & Results
Post: RE: Friday 12th - Senior TT Race + Report & Result...

Thanks for all this Malcolm. I predicted John McGuinness for that win some weeks ago. I now have post TT blues. Goodnight from Australia. Jan
Jan Grainger Race Week 14 10,377 13-06-2015, 12:17 PM
    Thread: No racing today
Post: RE: No racing today

Oh dear. Back to sleep for me. It's nearly 4am here. So sad for everyone. Jan
Jan Grainger TT Related Posts (Only) 9 15,277 06-06-2015, 06:51 PM
    Thread: No racing today
Post: RE: No racing today

Thanks for the current updates Malcolm. I think I'll just get ready and go to bed. Very disappointing for all concerned what with weather, delays and other issues. Bored in Oz - Jan
Jan Grainger TT Related Posts (Only) 9 15,277 06-06-2015, 10:56 AM
    Thread: Saturday 30th May - + Report
Post: RE: Saturday 30th May - + Report

(31-05-2015, 08:07 AM)muz66 Wrote: Pity the chairs didn't manage to get out butat least we're underway! Wish everyone a safe TT 2015 The poor sidecars, they always do it tough when it comes to delay...
Jan Grainger Practice Week 4 3,796 31-05-2015, 11:56 AM
    Thread: Aussies competing
Post: RE: Aussies competing

Yes Andy, Dags (Daryl Rymer)is there. Not sure of his number. Sorry, I don't know how to spell his last name.....he's just Dags..... Jan
Jan Grainger TT Related Posts (Only) 3 7,735 31-05-2015, 11:37 AM
    Thread: Aussies competing
Post: Aussies competing

I wish good luck to all the TT competitors but special wishes to Cam Donald, Dave Johnson and Alex Pickett and the Aussie boys competing in the sidecars. Thanks to all those wonderful marshals too. He...
Jan Grainger TT Related Posts (Only) 3 7,735 30-05-2015, 09:44 AM
    Thread: Stans Birthday
Post: RE: Stans Birthday

Still Lookin' good Stan. I am sure he had an enjoyable birthday.
Jan Grainger TT Related Posts (Only) 2 6,744 06-05-2015, 10:12 AM
    Thread: Geoff Duke RIP
Post: RE: Geoff Duke RIP

It was like Royalty arriving in Australia when Geoff Duke came here to race in 1955. He certainly made an impact on the sport and was highly respected here in Oz. My father's idol. RIP Geoff Duke.
Jan Grainger TT Related Posts (Only) 24 46,697 02-05-2015, 12:34 PM
    Thread: Early Morning Practice - A Piece of Written Nostalgia
Post: RE: Early Morning Practice - A Piece of Written No...

Thanks everyone, especially Larry and Tom, both of whom are good friends, for painting a picture of something I never got to see.
Jan Grainger TT Related Posts (Only) 31 52,382 07-03-2015, 09:41 AM
    Thread: Early Morning Practice - A Piece of Written Nostalgia
Post: RE: Early Morning Practice - A Piece of Written No...

Wicked thoughts Larry. I can see you grinning with delight whilst posting this.
Jan Grainger TT Related Posts (Only) 31 52,382 06-03-2015, 10:56 AM