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Old 01-03-2015, 07:57 PM   #1
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Island Classic 2015

What is become the country's premier race meeting, mainly because it is so accessable to everyone, in comparison to the GP and Superbikes. Arguable at any rate.

Who's going to visit me in the pits?
No idea yet where I'll be, except to say I'll be in the marquee area rather than the garages. Raty '81 RD350LC, I presume No 117. Period 5 350cc. Watch for me at the back of the field, going my hardest.

This is the thread from 2014. Have a squiz at the video that is the very last post.
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showt...Island+Classic


On the downside this year, there weren't sufficient entries for the sidecars, so they have been scrapped. And there is a blue between MA and the Irving Vincent crew which means that they wont be there either, unless there is some last minute dealing. I hope so for the sake of the spectators if no one else.
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Old 01-03-2015, 09:08 PM   #2
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I'll be here
Suzuki GS 1000S No. 51 in the Supporters shed (hopefully).
This will be my last Island Classic as it's getting too expensive at approx. $600 just to roll the bike thought the gate. It's now becoming a $2000 weekend.
They have change the format from practice and qualifying on the Friday and racing Sat and Sun, to only qualifying only on Friday and Racing Sat-Sun. If you want practice, it's on the Thursday at another $200 thank you very much!
They are talking about only three races per class. Certainly not value for money on the part of the riders.
Next year I'll be at Mac Park in SA for the Xmas racing.
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Old 01-04-2015, 01:48 PM   #3
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Hmmmph......was all set to go this year, wanted to catch up with Rol Skate and check out his beastly CBX, and he has a set of conrods for me, only to suddenly and unexpectedly find myself financially embarrassed. Going camping instead, hope you guys all have a great weekend, the weather fine and the racing close

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Old 01-04-2015, 03:04 PM   #4
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I'll be here
Suzuki GS 1000S No. 51 in the Supporters shed (hopefully).
This will be my last Island Classic as it's getting too expensive at approx. $600 just to roll the bike thought the gate. It's now becoming a $2000 weekend.
They have change the format from practice and qualifying on the Friday and racing Sat and Sun, to only qualifying only on Friday and Racing Sat-Sun. If you want practice, it's on the Thursday at another $200 thank you very much!
They are talking about only three races per class. Certainly not value for money on the part of the riders.
Next year I'll be at Mac Park in SA for the Xmas racing.
I have no historic reference on which to base any criticism. I nearly fell over when I added up the four days at something around $900, before I even load the bike. Then I compared that to a door I had to have custom made. I am committed to one full season only so, it may be the only time I get to race on PI. I will be able to say "I raced at Phillip Island", with hopefully great memories. I wont be too enthusiastic about saying "I had a door made", nor will the door give me good memories.

I did Mac Park last weekend. Fantastic fun. Great weekend. And I wasn't just riding as fast as I could, I was RACING! Last of the 350s but ahead of some 750s and Unlimited bikes. And a bit closer to the other 350s too

Hope to see you there, Marc.

Will miss catching up OD. Enjoy yourself whatever you do.
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Old 01-19-2015, 05:37 AM   #5
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This weekend folks.

I met one of the 'big guns' over at Mac Park. Nice young bloke riding his stupidly fast RD250LC. (maybe he was just riding stupidly fast on his 250) A bit different to the 1300cc Katana I expect he'll be using on the weekend. Last year he won the last race of the weekend by some teeny weanie margin over some old nobody racer named McWilliams.

And I've been given an exciting (for me) job for the weekend but I'm not saying what.
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Old 01-20-2015, 11:18 PM   #6
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G'day Guys. I'll be coming down with a bunch of blokes from Briag and surrounds on Friday, who will be staying in Cowes I believe and I'll be there too. There are a bunch of Monarchs coming down Saturday and or Sunday, some camping at the track and they will also have a marquee thingy set up somewhere near turn one so drop in and say hello. It's our 5oth Anniversary of the Club this year.



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Old 01-21-2015, 02:45 AM   #7
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Green Triangle guys

The GT ADVriders will be there.

Tripod Tiger you will have the memory for many years to come.

I rode the Thumper Nats near Geelong . I was rubbish but I can always brag that I did it. No-one will ever remember the bloke on the DR350 who came third last!
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Old 01-22-2015, 02:51 AM   #8
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G'day Guys. I'll be coming down with a bunch of blokes from Briag and surrounds on Friday, who will be staying in Cowes I believe and I'll be there too. There are a bunch of Monarchs coming down Saturday and or Sunday, some camping at the track and they will also have a marquee thingy set up somewhere near turn one so drop in and say hello. It's our 5oth Anniversary of the Club this year.



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Donnie. I'll in Supporters Shed No.5. Come and have a look in.
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Donnie. I'll in Supporters Shed No.5. Come and have a look in.
For sure. See ya there mate.

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Old 01-22-2015, 04:17 AM   #10
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It s like shooting Fish in a barrel..

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Old 01-22-2015, 04:42 AM   #11
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Old 01-22-2015, 01:01 PM   #12
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Talking Island Classic 2015

Have fun Marc .....

Hope to see lot's of photo's...

Watch out for a Vincent replica Comet racer..it belongs to Trevor Lever's mate
Louis....

Cheers ...
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Old 01-22-2015, 01:12 PM   #13
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One of my old adversaries is racing down there on his 400.
Harley on the 00 Honda 400 he should be at the pointy end. I used to love racing at the island
Have a great one everyone.
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Old 01-23-2015, 12:17 AM   #14
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BUT. It's only worthwhile if you can capture the SPEED.
I will try to remember, I am new to this picture taking gig. BUT. Think Fish and barrels.

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Old 01-23-2015, 12:27 AM   #15
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Will be there on Saturday for a squiz. Havn't been near Hysterical Bikes for ages, probably Winton before the track got extended. Waaay back in the day.

Looking forward to it. 'Spose I ought to go pack or something.

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