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Old 07-20-2009, 07:58 PM   #1
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Just Vintage Roadracer Photos

The cafe racer thread has sorta peaked but there's still many old "full race" bikes I never tire of ogling so.....

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Old 07-20-2009, 08:07 PM   #2
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Still one of my favourites.

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Old 07-21-2009, 10:20 AM   #3
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Old 07-21-2009, 07:39 PM   #4
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Bob McKeever and the '48 Manx he rode at Daytona in '48 along with the Joe Clemonts, his mechanic;

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Old 07-21-2009, 07:46 PM   #5
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[QUOTE=jehu]Honda RC166, 250cc, 6 cylinders



I help out with Bob's Champagne Norton Race Team. Nobby Clark tunes and sets up the bikes. Barber has a RC166, while at Barber a couple years ago, they iinvited Nobby over to the museum to look over their RC166 and comment on it. I went with him, I got some insights on the RC166, some MVs, and some Yamahas while there.
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Old 07-21-2009, 08:01 PM   #6
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Bob's Champagne Norton Racing Team;

L to R, My wife, Nobby, Bob, Alex sitting on Bob's '37 Manx. Rigid frame, girder forks, not much suspension tuning happening
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Old 07-21-2009, 08:17 PM   #7
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oh yeah.

I started a similar thread over here take a second and peruse the goodness.

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Old 07-21-2009, 08:38 PM   #8
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How about some...action?

Beautiful Peel Fairing at the TT





Early "Bird Beak" Goose





Jarno (I think..could be Lansivouri or...?) thru the Fir Trees in Finland
(Nice of them to lash a few grain sacks to the trunks. Safety first, eh lads?)





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The perfect street racer? Bultaco at Montjuic Park, Barcelona

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Old 07-21-2009, 08:53 PM   #9
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A few more...

870cc Roundcase Duck, Streets of Barcelona Montjuic Park





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Ago & Spaggiari, MV & Ducati 500 GP's (I think)





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Damn...will you look at all those hay bales? Half the livestock in Europe must have had their ribs sticking out during racing season
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Old 07-22-2009, 07:10 AM   #10
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Ago!

A couple shots of the 15 time world champion.




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Old 07-22-2009, 08:11 AM   #11
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Attachment 211636
Good place for a sidebar...not a hijack:

Ago's '74 win at Daytona has to be considered one of the most impressive of all time! It was his first major race on the bike, after having spent nearly all of his career on the four-stroke MV. It was his first trip to Daytona...and it was the first major outing for the Yamaha TZ 700.

Roberts, Nixon, Sheene, Duhamel, Baumann, Smart, Castro, Romero, etc. were all there. Wish a film, video of the event was available.

And...none cooler than Ago! A journalist from that era told me that he traveled with his own entourage from Italy...including a massuese! (sp?)

Best ever...is arguable. Coolest of all time? Hands down!
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Old 07-22-2009, 11:54 PM   #12
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Good place for a sidebar...not a hijack:

Ago's '74 win at Daytona has to be considered one of the most impressive of all time! It was his first major race on the bike, after having spent nearly all of his career on the four-stroke MV. It was his first trip to Daytona...and it was the first major outing for the Yamaha TZ 700.
All respect to Ago



But Gary Nixon had him whipped and handed the '74 200 to him on a platter

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"...Ery Kanemoto flashed the sign: Nixon -1, Pos. 2. There were ten laps to go. Nixon and his Suzuki had been performing with restraint, awareness and precision on the outer limits for over an hour. He was lucky enough to have been the leading Suzuki rider when time came for pit stops, and as a consequence avoided the crippling logjam caused by a malfunction in the team's refuelling apparatus. When Ery put out the sign-board Gary was about a second behind Giacomo Agostini. He had made both of his pit stops. Agostini had one left. So Gary, in effect, had the equivalent of a 15 second lead or better, and with ten laps to go Agostini couldn't have caught him with an F-111. Burning through the Daytona infield thinking about the situation, thinking about his fans, thinking about Suzuki and thinking about Yamaha's overwhelming domination of Speed Week it occurred to Nixon that to win would be neat, but to pass Agostini before Ago made his second pit stop and win bigger, stronger and more emphatically would be sublime.

Nixon squeezed his bike up to full combat velocity and rocketed towards what he would later call, "the worst thing I've ever done..."


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"...Things were going well during all of this for Gary Nixon. Ery Kanemoto had fitted new brake pads just before the race started and had built a fresh engine, and after passing and holding Agostini comfortably the laps were clicking by, the engine pulling hard, the bike handling well and stopping well, Nixon riding like Nixon rides—tight, accurate, and hell-for-fast.

But there was Agostini, ripe for an attractive but unnecessary plucking. The corner that did it was the very turn that had allowed Nixon, Roberts and Sheene past Ago earlier—the ridged left-hander that dumps onto the first oval section of the track. For a million reasons—whipping it on Ago, delighting his followers, embarrassing Yamaha, dazzling Suzuki and pleasing himself—Gary tweaked the gas a millisecond too quick, slid the big Suzuki sideways, halfway saved it and then unloaded over the top, sliding down the banking and fetching up on the apron. Nixon charged towards his bike and tried to revive it, but it was flat on one side and unsalvagable. Nixon fumed and cursed. Back in the pits Ery Kanemoto wept...."
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Old 07-23-2009, 02:11 AM   #13
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