Just Vintage Roadracer Photos

Discussion in 'Old's Cool' started by jehu, Jul 20, 2009.

  1. jehu

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

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/az-johnny/6265078012/" title="HD XRTT by AZjohnny, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm7.staticflickr.com/6217/6265078012_747b82d2d2_b.jpg" width="1024" height="683" alt="HD XRTT"></a>

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/az-johnny/6265077544/" title="HD XRTT by AZjohnny, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm7.staticflickr.com/6231/6265077544_7e15084075_b.jpg" width="1024" height="746" alt="HD XRTT"></a>
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  2. roadholder

    roadholder Long timer

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    Still one of my favourites.

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  3. roadholder

    roadholder Long timer

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    A couple of my favourite twins:

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  4. norton73

    norton73 drinkin'

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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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    norton73 drinkin'

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  6. norton73

    norton73 drinkin'

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    Bob's Champagne Norton Racing Team;
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    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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  7. ROSKO

    ROSKO The Dirty Knacker

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

    Jinx Call me Renzo

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    How about some...action? :evil

    Beautiful Peel Fairing at the TT

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    Early "Bird Beak" Goose

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    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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    Royalty

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    The perfect street racer? Bultaco at Montjuic Park, Barcelona

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  9. Jinx

    Jinx Call me Renzo

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    A few more...

    870cc Roundcase Duck, Streets of Barcelona Montjuic Park

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    Smarty - Duck

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

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    Spaggiari - 750 Imola '72

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    Calvin in Yurp

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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 :D
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  10. roadholder

    roadholder Long timer

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    A couple shots of the 15 time world champion.

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  11. Motoduc1

    Motoduc1 backtrackvideo.com

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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.

    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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  12. Jinx

    Jinx Call me Renzo

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    All respect to Ago :bow

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

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    :cry

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  13. ADV8

    ADV8 Taumarunui..Darwin..

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  14. roadholder

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    Hard to believe it's been thirty years since these beasts raged!

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    ADV8 Taumarunui..Darwin..

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  16. ROSKO

    ROSKO The Dirty Knacker

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    here's a link to some snaps of us racing vintage here in the North Eastern US. I have some stuff from 09 (Oz & US) but have yet to upload them...

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  17. CharlieT

    CharlieT old school

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    Always loved the old GP bikes from the days of my youth. No way I could ever afford one, so instead I built me a replica of one

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    Donor bike was a 1976 Honda CB400F.
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  18. CharlieT

    CharlieT old school

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    My inspiration to build the replica:

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  19. Rob Farmer

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    I love bikes from this era, there was some serious innovation going on and real blood and guts riding.

    A few I've taken over the past year.

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  20. mark1305

    mark1305 Old Enough To Know Better

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    I don't know the bike's pedigree, but a small indie shop down in Melbourne has among other things a TZ 700, or did last time I stopped by about a year ago. It was up on a lift with all the plastics stripped off. Lots of other exotic race bikes collected there, too. Wish I had taken my camera - I was drooling over some of the stuff in there.
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