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Author Topic: A little slice of history  (Read 1083 times)

Offline Pwalo

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A little slice of history
« on: Mar 30, 2017, 08:36:44 »

Back in the day my uncle used to race motorcycles. He built a few of them too. I guess he's partly responsible for my penchant for mucky fingernails and a shed that smells of racing motorcycles. Here is a link to a blog which covered some of his exploits in an article a few years ago. The blog itself is a wonderful read which delves into some of the forgotten tales of two and four wheeled racing. Well worth stopping by for a browse.

http://yorkshireferret.blogspot.co.uk/search/label/Tony%20Myers

I shall pop by my uncles soon and get some pictures of the Myers 7R as it sits today as well as taking in as many nosefulls of his shed as I can manage.
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Offline stroker crazy

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Re: A little slice of history
« Reply #1 on: Mar 30, 2017, 09:11:24 »
An interesting read!

Looking forward to seeing those photos.

Crazy
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Offline Pwalo

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Re: A little slice of history
« Reply #2 on: Mar 30, 2017, 09:37:36 »
I'll get some detailed pictures of this one too. After a quite nasty off at a european road race a few years ago he's now retired and just does parades. This is his ducati replica that he built.

"Then it all went base over apex and I ended up in that hedge over there...... Did you see where the bike went?"

Offline CrabsAndCylinders

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Re: A little slice of history
« Reply #3 on: Mar 30, 2017, 19:48:26 »
Very interesting, thanks for posting.
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Offline crazypj

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Re: A little slice of history
« Reply #4 on: Jul 30, 2017, 15:41:17 »
Looking for something completely different stumbled upon this. What a great blog, very interesting 'historical' pictures. I had a feeling I'd seen frames similar to the one I 'designed' for BSA C15/B40 when I was 14  (1971, doing 'mechanical design' during a physics lesson  8) ) Friend had a stupid tuned C15 which went all the way to H (MPH on bottom of Smiths speedo, around 115mph) Crank's only lasted around 1200 miles though (until he found te pencil he 'lost' down an oil line)
« Last Edit: Jul 30, 2017, 15:43:07 by crazypj »
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