Just Vintage Roadracer Photos

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

  1. wmfleet2

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    Always enjoy going to the Summit Point,, My fisrt time there on course was 5- 82 on 74 TD2b
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    I ran AAMRR at Summit Point from 1981 - 1985. I won my first Novice race there on a Z1 that was significantly Yoshimura modded, battling with both a BMW R90S and Ducati 900SS. I was so excited after passing the checkered flag, I was enthusiastically waving to the corner worker I knew in T1, and realized I may not have slowed down enough. Ran off into the wet clay rather than crash trying to make it. :doh Didn't crash, at least.

    Later, both the BMW and Ducati riders came by wanting to know how I could have beat them at their home track. :lol3
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    Correct. RC166.

    So if it’s doing 22,500 rpm.... does that mean that little bugger was going up and down 375 times per second??

    :hmmmmm:confused:scratch
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    Nixon at Loudon

    with Erv kanemoto in the Bell tee shirt

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    ^ When Bates leathers were the pinnacle of racing gear.
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    JBSmith Ink-stained wretch

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    Long time back, that was. I looked at these today and realized I wouldn't ride to the gas station in them. Not that I'll ever fit in them again anyway...
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    And Lynn Griffis in the Camel dress.
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  11. BOOTLACE

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    Honda. The beginnings.

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    Yeah. 205. Don’t care. Still one of the coolest IOM pics ever. Wonder where he lit that?


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    At the speed the '50s went then he probably just used his Zippo to light it at speed.
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    Just watched the trailer, with added Guinness, going to have to download it...Not quite sure how to do that but I'll give it a go.
    Duke video is the company that Geoff Duke set up many years ago, yes, that Geoff Duke.

    https://www.dukevideo.com/Road-Racing




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    I downloaded successfully, superb film!!! I stopped at 20 mins to cook at the point Joey is digging peat for the winter. A couple of snipped spoiler pics...
    Start of the north west 200, first 750 race and start of the 250... enjoy...:johntm


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    ^ Quite a story!
    Seeing these old bikes with DOHC reminds me of how naive (aka dumb ;-) I was when I thought Honda's switch from SOHC to DOHC in the late 70s was revolutionary.
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