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    Thread: bushys stickers
Post: RE: bushys stickers

It might be worth dropping an email to Martin the owner of Bushy's, he is a really nice guy and might have some left overs from previous years in his archives, bushys@manx.net
Moderator2 Miscellaneous Wanted 7 9,954 17-06-2020, 12:11 PM
    Thread: Well Done Manx Radio
Post: RE: Well Done Manx Radio

It really was great, and I think the more positive feedback they get the better, both here and particularly on their own fb page for those of you who do fb, this will hopefully convince them to do som...
Moderator2 TT & S100 Related Posts (Only) 8 7,254 14-06-2020, 11:56 PM
    Thread: Mountain memories
Post: RE: Mountain memories

Yes it kept me entertained whilst pottering around at home over the weekend, and if I needed to nip out in the car I stuck the radio on 1368 so I didn't miss anything.
Moderator2 General Discussion 1 2,654 08-06-2020, 08:36 PM
    Thread: Best TT Memories.
Post: RE: Best TT Memories.

(05-06-2020, 10:11 PM)laverda77 Wrote: Thanks for the info re Okells,im on Scotlands east coast,so too far,but due to visit Chester soon, and will check that pub out...Hailstones,yes it happens,i wa...
Moderator2 General Discussion 47 28,820 06-06-2020, 01:49 PM
    Thread: Koalas 1984 TT retrospective
Post: RE: Koalas 1984 TT retrospective

(04-06-2020, 09:20 PM)koala27 Wrote: Thanks for the replies - interesting discussion. I've gone back on my negatives and I've found the strip of film where that picture comes from. The strip has 4 ...
Moderator2 ALL Photographs and Video Shots etc... 85 63,383 04-06-2020, 11:21 PM
    Thread: Koalas 1984 TT retrospective
Post: RE: Koalas 1984 TT retrospective

I had a thought that it might actually be Brands Hatch? The concrete steps with metal hand rail, the fence, the building, and as you say Alfie the slope, nothing there seems familiar to the TT paddock...
Moderator2 ALL Photographs and Video Shots etc... 85 63,383 04-06-2020, 07:24 PM
    Thread: Koalas 1984 TT retrospective
Post: RE: Koalas 1984 TT retrospective

(04-06-2020, 12:15 PM)koala27 Wrote: [Image: https://i.ibb.co/TrzQNM2/1984-Isle-of-Ma...Dunlop.jpg] I'm struggling to place this one, i cant think where we have or have ever had those types of fence...
Moderator2 ALL Photographs and Video Shots etc... 85 63,383 04-06-2020, 02:20 PM
    Thread: Council funding package in excess of £60,000 has rescued 2021 North West 200
Post: RE: Council funding package in excess of £60,000 h...

Fantastic news from a pro-active council who know that they will get this investment back many times over with interest, the event generates huge local benefits. Let's hope something similar can now ...
Moderator2 Other Race Meetings - MotoGP, WSB & BSB, Irish Roads etc - 4 2,658 04-06-2020, 01:14 PM
    Thread: What chance for 2020?
Post: RE: What chance for 2020?

Part of the reasoning during the decision to cancel both events was that even f we were starting to emerge from lock-down the health service would need time to recover and re-group, and the worn out s...
Moderator2 TT & S100 Related Posts (Only) 1 2,913 03-06-2020, 05:52 PM
    Thread: Koalas 1984 TT retrospective
Post: RE: Koalas 1984 TT retrospective

(01-06-2020, 10:17 AM)Alfie Noakes Wrote: also rider 59 looks like he has a big 3 lap tank on his TZ so he can get more flying laps in but that would be apx 7 gallons/31 litres which is bl Yes 7 gal...
Moderator2 ALL Photographs and Video Shots etc... 85 63,383 01-06-2020, 04:43 PM
    Thread: Koalas 1984 TT retrospective
Post: RE: Koalas 1984 TT retrospective

Notice how narrow the old pit lane was too, there was no stop box or pit lane speed limit either in those days. I remember kneeling down trying to fix problems like some of the guys seen in those sho...
Moderator2 ALL Photographs and Video Shots etc... 85 63,383 31-05-2020, 11:53 PM
    Thread: Koalas 1984 TT retrospective
Post: RE: Koalas 1984 TT retrospective

It's the background stuff that is so interesting as well, seeing people in pit lane wearing jeans and tee shirts for example, it's still a fairly recent change to me as I used to be one of them back i...
Moderator2 ALL Photographs and Video Shots etc... 85 63,383 28-05-2020, 03:27 PM
    Thread: Koalas 1984 TT retrospective
Post: RE: Koalas 1984 TT retrospective

That last shot is full blown race RG500 on the road!! I bet that was fun in traffic!!!!
Moderator2 ALL Photographs and Video Shots etc... 85 63,383 27-05-2020, 05:56 PM
    Thread: Koalas 1984 TT retrospective
Post: RE: Koalas 1984 TT retrospective

Ah yes just had a closer look with my glasses on!! yes Joey used the garage at the side of the Indian restaurant on the back road there, is it the Taj Mahal? and looking closer at the photo that does ...
Moderator2 ALL Photographs and Video Shots etc... 85 63,383 27-05-2020, 01:44 PM
    Thread: Koalas 1984 TT retrospective
Post: RE: Koalas 1984 TT retrospective

I'm guessing that is Chris Guy's bike, he always rode number 13, it's either getting a crafty bit of testing or it is going to or from the paddock for a practice or race which is allowed at certain ti...
Moderator2 ALL Photographs and Video Shots etc... 85 63,383 27-05-2020, 12:59 PM
    Thread: Koalas 1984 TT retrospective
Post: RE: Koalas 1984 TT retrospective

The road bike is a Hillman Imp engine squeezed into a Norton Commando.
Moderator2 ALL Photographs and Video Shots etc... 85 63,383 26-05-2020, 12:55 PM
    Thread: Koalas 1984 TT retrospective
Post: RE: Koalas 1984 TT retrospective

Just done some research and yes, 14 is Klaus Klein, 56 Mick Williams.
Moderator2 ALL Photographs and Video Shots etc... 85 63,383 25-05-2020, 02:56 PM
    Thread: Koalas 1984 TT retrospective
Post: RE: Koalas 1984 TT retrospective

(24-05-2020, 04:22 PM)Alfie Noakes Wrote: 36 is Roger Burnett or Hairnet as my F1/F2 mates called him. Yep!! In those days he wore a Roger Marshall replica helmet just to confuse things, the link be...
Moderator2 ALL Photographs and Video Shots etc... 85 63,383 24-05-2020, 05:42 PM
    Thread: Koalas 1984 TT retrospective
Post: RE: Koalas 1984 TT retrospective

#36 is an interesting one, I know who it is but let's see if anyone else gets it 😀
Moderator2 ALL Photographs and Video Shots etc... 85 63,383 24-05-2020, 04:09 PM
    Thread: Koalas 1984 TT retrospective
Post: RE: Koalas 1984 TT retrospective

#15 Frank Rutter, #24 Alastair Frame
Moderator2 ALL Photographs and Video Shots etc... 85 63,383 24-05-2020, 12:44 PM
    Thread: Koalas 1984 TT retrospective
Post: RE: Koalas 1984 TT retrospective

#8 Asa Moyce, #9 Bernard Murray, I know a couple more but I'll let others have a go first.
Moderator2 ALL Photographs and Video Shots etc... 85 63,383 23-05-2020, 11:59 AM
    Thread: Best TT Memories.
Post: RE: Best TT Memories.

Depending on where you live, Heron and Brearley (Okells) have a couple of UK pub chains which might be doing off licence sales, they own Market Town Taverns with many pubs in the Yorkshire area, and a...
Moderator2 General Discussion 47 28,820 22-05-2020, 07:33 PM
    Thread: Koalas 1984 TT retrospective
Post: RE: Koalas 1984 TT retrospective

Great photo's again, and yes it's more upmarket nowadays, they knocked down that old shed, you just sit in the rain now 😀
Moderator2 ALL Photographs and Video Shots etc... 85 63,383 20-05-2020, 06:21 PM
    Thread: 1984 TT - anybody recognise these riders/bikes?
Post: RE: 1984 TT - anybody recognise these riders/bikes...

I don't think #72 is Jim Wells, the leathers and helmet don't look right, it is definitely a Yamaha though, either a TR2 or a TR3.
Moderator2 TT & S100 Related Posts (Only) 50 42,029 17-05-2020, 10:58 PM
    Thread: 1984 TT - anybody recognise these riders/bikes?
Post: RE: 1984 TT - anybody recognise these riders/bikes...

Yes please do keep.posting, its interesting and its giving everyone something to do.
Moderator2 TT & S100 Related Posts (Only) 50 42,029 17-05-2020, 01:38 PM
    Thread: 1984 TT - anybody recognise these riders/bikes?
Post: RE: 1984 TT - anybody recognise these riders/bikes...

First one is a 250 Spondon Rotax (possibly badged as an EMC) second is a Yamaha TZ250, third is a 250 Exactweld (Yamaha TZ engine) then the Rocket 3, final one is a Yamaha TZ750
Moderator2 TT & S100 Related Posts (Only) 50 42,029 14-05-2020, 12:21 PM
    Thread: Scarborough Gold Cup
Post: RE: Scarborough Gold Cup

It was on an old website which took a bit of finding, I wasn't even sure if it was still there but after a bit of searching I found it.
Moderator2 General Discussion 4 4,043 13-05-2020, 06:36 PM
    Thread: Scarborough Gold Cup
Post: RE: Scarborough Gold Cup

Here is up to 2012, the rest should be easy to research - 1950 Geoff Duke 500 Norton 1951 Jack Brett 500 Norton 1952 Bill Doran 500 AJS 1953 Geoff Duke 500 Gilera 1954 Geoff Duke 500 Gilera 1955 Geof...
Moderator2 General Discussion 4 4,043 13-05-2020, 04:01 PM
    Thread: 1984 TT - anybody recognise these riders/bikes?
Post: RE: 1984 TT - anybody recognise these riders/bikes...

29 John Heselwood on an RG500 Suzuki
Moderator2 TT & S100 Related Posts (Only) 50 42,029 10-05-2020, 04:25 PM
    Thread: 1984 TT - anybody recognise these riders/bikes?
Post: RE: 1984 TT - anybody recognise these riders/bikes...

(09-05-2020, 06:10 PM)sticky Wrote: I think the rider next to Bob Heath might be Andy Cooper - the helmet looks right & he was down to ride a Spondon Yamaha Yes I reckon Andy Cooper too.
Moderator2 TT & S100 Related Posts (Only) 50 42,029 09-05-2020, 06:38 PM
    Thread: 1984 TT - anybody recognise these riders/bikes?
Post: RE: 1984 TT - anybody recognise these riders/bikes...

Beat me to it Splashdown!! Dave Dean is on an RG500 and Geoff Johnson is on either a TZ350 or possibly a 500 Zegers which he had around that time.
Moderator2 TT & S100 Related Posts (Only) 50 42,029 07-05-2020, 03:31 PM
    Thread: 1984 TT - anybody recognise these riders/bikes?
Post: RE: 1984 TT - anybody recognise these riders/bikes...

And I think the guy in the Suzuki overalls might be Nigel Everett, long time spanner man to Mick Grant
Moderator2 TT & S100 Related Posts (Only) 50 42,029 06-05-2020, 08:23 PM
    Thread: 1984 TT - anybody recognise these riders/bikes?
Post: RE: 1984 TT - anybody recognise these riders/bikes...

I'd go with Eddie too on this one Edit, just done a quick search of other images from those years and yes, definitely Eddie Roberts. Next?
Moderator2 TT & S100 Related Posts (Only) 50 42,029 05-05-2020, 11:56 PM
    Thread: Best TT Memories.
Post: RE: Best TT Memories.

Excellent story, brought back a lot of memories of shared garages and late nights, and escapades on the roads for me too.
Moderator2 General Discussion 47 28,820 27-04-2020, 12:25 PM
    Thread: 1984 TT entry lists?
Post: RE: 1984 TT entry lists?

Pop a few up on here, there is a vast pool of knowledge among forum members, it will give them something to do, particularly at the moment, and I'm pretty sure a good few of your photos will be ID'd i...
Moderator2 TT & S100 Related Posts (Only) 2 3,432 25-04-2020, 05:30 PM
    Thread: Best TT Memories.
Post: RE: Best TT Memories.

1998 watching the Senior from the bottom of Bray Hill, willing Bob Jackson on, he came oh so close to defeating Ian Simpson on the Honda Britain RC45, going with a big a tank and a one stop plan he he...
Moderator2 General Discussion 47 28,820 02-04-2020, 11:46 PM
    Thread: Best TT Memories.
Post: RE: Best TT Memories.

(30-03-2020, 10:20 PM)eman1948 Wrote: Didn`t the farmer have the hedge made out of bedsteads? Oh I fell off my H1a there in 1971, not racing, still remember it like yesterday. Correct, the inside o...
Moderator2 General Discussion 47 28,820 30-03-2020, 11:04 PM
    Thread: Best TT Memories.
Post: RE: Best TT Memories.

And for a bit of trivia, how did Bedstead get its name?
Moderator2 General Discussion 47 28,820 30-03-2020, 09:57 PM
    Thread: Racing legend Tony Rutter sadly passes away
Post: RE: Racing legend Tony Rutter sadly passes away

A hero of mine from my school days, a winner on short circuits and road circuits, he could competitively ride anything, anywhere, Michael has very much followed in his fathers footsteps in that respec...
Moderator2 General Discussion 15 8,408 24-03-2020, 10:12 PM
    Thread: New name found for a corner.
Post: RE: New name found for a corner.

I reckon that actual metal fence survived into the 1970's or later Nick, I will have to dig through some old photos and check.
Moderator2 TT & S100 Related Posts (Only) 18 17,978 04-02-2020, 11:35 AM
    Thread: New name found for a corner.
Post: RE: New name found for a corner.

Brilliant work Silja!! I would say that is the at foot of what we know as May Hill
Moderator2 TT & S100 Related Posts (Only) 18 17,978 04-02-2020, 12:03 AM
    Thread: New name found for a corner.
Post: RE: New name found for a corner.

Ah, yes I never considered the early car events!!
Moderator2 TT & S100 Related Posts (Only) 18 17,978 02-02-2020, 01:15 AM
    Thread: New name found for a corner.
Post: RE: New name found for a corner.

Hmm well the Clypse course was only in use for a few years during the 1950's, BUT, when the Mountain course was first used around 1911 they turned off at Cronk Ny Mona and Arrived at St Ninians crossr...
Moderator2 TT & S100 Related Posts (Only) 18 17,978 01-02-2020, 02:06 PM
    Thread: New name found for a corner.
Post: RE: New name found for a corner.

I would say definitely Edges Corner, it's a right hander just after where the Cat with No Tail Pub now stands on the way towards Cronk Ny Mona, and to this day is still a slightly awkward corner even ...
Moderator2 TT & S100 Related Posts (Only) 18 17,978 31-01-2020, 10:43 PM
    Thread: Should we re-route the TT course?
Post: RE: Should we re-route the TT course?

I honestly had to double check the calendar when I first saw this on the IOM news site!! It's nearly as good as the one about building an underpass for the horse teams on the prom which they printed o...
Moderator2 TT & S100 Related Posts (Only) 5 5,063 04-09-2019, 05:50 PM
    Thread: Southern 100 Meeting - Programme - Reports & Results
Post: RE: Southern 100 Meeting - Programme - Reports & R...

Reports say "Suspected minor fractures" he was taken to Nobles hospital and then discharged after a check over.
Moderator2 Southern 100 Meetings 2019 16 17,936 11-07-2019, 09:11 PM
    Thread: Ian (TT Fan) Huntly
Post: RE: Ian (TT Fan) Huntly

Thats bad news, all the very best for a speedy recovery Ian.
Moderator2 General Discussion 12 9,061 15-06-2019, 02:47 PM
    Thread: OLD TT T SHIRTS
Post: RE: OLD TT T SHIRTS

Nice gesture, well done
Moderator2 Miscellaneous For Sale 4 6,917 15-06-2019, 10:44 AM
    Thread: Sky mobile
Post: RE: Sky mobile

(05-06-2019, 02:35 PM)milestone 11 Wrote: Get a Manx PAYG card or it will cost you a fortune otherwise. That used to be the case, but a lot of the UK providers now have agreements in place whereby y...
Moderator2 General Discussion 10 10,223 05-06-2019, 02:57 PM
    Thread: Sky mobile
Post: RE: Sky mobile

All mobiles should work here, as long as there is a roaming agreement in place, the service will be provided by local mobile networks Sure or Manx Telecom, and then cross charged to Sky, we don't have...
Moderator2 General Discussion 10 10,223 04-06-2019, 09:11 PM