Info about my dad?
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Info about my dad?
Hi all,
I am looking for info/photos about my dads past racing at the TT.
I used to listen to his stories when i was younger about the TT and the island but never got any of it written down etc. Unfortunately he passed away 5 years ago and i know very little.
I know he competed in the 66 and 67 sidecar TT finishing 19 and 33 consectivley?. He partnered A J Sansum.
I would really appreciate some help with this and i am planning to go back to the island this year as we scattered his ashes at the Bungalow.
Many thanks,
Steve
06-01-2008, 05:44 PM
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Steve,

I am sure you will get an answer from someone on here, they are a good bunch.

Sadly it is before my time...I was some 20 years after your dad at the TT.

You may want to post here: http://www.steveenglish.com/news.php There are some real old duffers on there who have raced chairs for years. Lol

I am sure someone there will have loads of details.

If you want a run around the course TT week or any intorductions to any Sidecar Crews ect, PM me and I can help to sort that out.

Kind Regards
06-01-2008, 06:34 PM
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Alan Sansum was a particular favourite of mine at the TT and elsewhere!
I am sure others will provide more detail.
They are a knwledgeable bunch in here.
Good luck
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07-01-2008, 12:22 PM
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That really got my memory working!
Thoughts of names like Derek Plummer, Trevor Irseson
and derek Yorke came to mind.
So what was your dads name?
Was he B L Harris?
The TT database has little info exceot for results and a pic.
Good luck and do tell us what you find.
A J Sansum, well I'm blowed!

You shoud take up any offer fro young Fitz as he is well connected
with the chariot boys.
As is our own witch, of course
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07-01-2008, 12:31 PM
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07-01-2008, 12:37 PM
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Wow thanks for the reply's.
I cant believe i didnt put his name lol. Robert Andrew King (King R A) on the database.
I believe B L Harris is Brian my godparent. I am writing to him now as i havent spoken to him properly since visiting the island 5 years ago he lives there.
I believe the guy in the photo with Alan is D A Jose but dad did used to ride in a helmet like that also,
Thanks again
Steve.
07-01-2008, 03:58 PM
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Did you ever work at Ron Haslam Race School Steve?
Meanwhile back on planet earth..........
07-01-2008, 08:10 PM
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Your request for info lead me to put various things into
search engines about the Alan Sansum days!
While seeking info re our dad, i really went down memory
lane!

http://forums.autosport.com/printthread....adid=75658

amongst other places!
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07-01-2008, 09:50 PM
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Re: Info about my dad?
k1ngy Wrote:Hi all,
I am looking for info/photos about my dads past racing at the TT.
I used to listen to his stories when i was younger about the TT and the island but never got any of it written down etc. Unfortunately he passed away 5 years ago and i know very little.
I know he competed in the 66 and 67 sidecar TT finishing 19 and 33 consectivley?. He partnered A J Sansum.
I would really appreciate some help with this and i am planning to go back to the island this year as we scattered his ashes at the Bungalow.
Many thanks,
Steve

I would be interested to hear how you get on if you dont mind letting us know.
08-01-2008, 08:23 AM
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Fitz - Thanks for the very kind offer but i doubt i ill be getting there at that time money etc this year,

The Bag - I havent no why do you ask?

MV - That thread must be going for the longest thread ever award, i need to take time off work to read it, i will look into the links on there to.

Crofter - I will definitely post any info pictures i get,
Thanks,
Guys.
08-01-2008, 05:47 PM
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I looked at that thread too... it goes on forever, and it actually froze my screen before I got to the relevant bit!
08-01-2008, 05:57 PM
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I didnt get a chance to go right through, what is the relevant bit please, Mine also froze and my pc had to update my virtual memory!!
08-01-2008, 06:14 PM
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I never got to it. The Google search came up with it, but it must be right at the bottom and the computer got bored and spat it out!
However... here's something for you..
http://www.vintagebike.co.uk/Video/Racin...0Video.htm Big Grin
08-01-2008, 06:17 PM
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Thanks for this, I had seen the second one - Good to see how it would have been that at the time get a real sense of atmosphere.
I have had a chance to go to different race meetings but sometimes its the TT that stirs up the emotion due to the history etc and i havent had the oppurtunity yet. Watching these videos makes me more determined to get there probably next year now though.
Hopefully i will be armed with all the info and pictures to give me a sense of what it was like for dad
08-01-2008, 06:35 PM
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The autosport thread can be found here, it might be a bit more computer friendly. Be warned, I spent 3 days looking through the posts a while ago.
http://forums.autosport.com/showthread.p...adid=75658
Just under 8000 replies.
08-01-2008, 07:50 PM
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Ok thank you for all your help guys and girls it is much appreciated.
A bit more info on my dad to help jog some of those long lost memories. He was better known as 'Bob' and only had one eye the other was glass! I have a photo of him in action over Ballaugh Bridge which i will get on here as soon as i get it converted,
Thanks again,
Steve.
09-01-2008, 03:54 AM
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Yep thanks for this FC, That is my pops. I am in the process of trying to get onto their forums also to try and see if anyone on there knows any more,
Steve.
10-01-2008, 02:47 AM
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Most of the people on there with any knowledge are also on here! Big Grin
10-01-2008, 03:03 PM
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sticky Wrote:Most of the people on there with any knowledge are also on here! Big Grin

NOT VERY MANY THEN Lol
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