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Offline Stan S

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1977 Grand National at Christmas hills program
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Re: 1977 Grand National at Christmas hills program
« Reply #1 on: February 05, 2010, 11:18:11 AM »
Stan was it this year that Anton Alers had his accident?

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Re: 1977 Grand National at Christmas hills program
« Reply #2 on: February 05, 2010, 11:31:30 AM »
Stan was it this year that Anton Alers had his accident?



Yes it was 77 .Anton and Ronnie. Jack won .

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Re: 1977 Grand National at Christmas hills program
« Reply #3 on: February 06, 2010, 09:25:16 AM »
Stan was it this year that Anton Alers had his accident?

Yeah Jerry that was the race. Anton and Ronnie came through the field and were making ground on Jack when they tangled and crashed at the end of the main straight.

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Re: 1977 Grand National at Christmas hills program
« Reply #4 on: February 06, 2010, 10:43:21 AM »
I remember it well I was standing on the corner at the end of the straight. Happened right in front of me. Jerry

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Re: 1977 Grand National at Christmas hills program
« Reply #5 on: February 06, 2010, 11:26:25 AM »

Yes it was 77 .Anton and Ronnie. Jack won .

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Re: 1977 Grand National at Christmas hills program
« Reply #6 on: February 06, 2010, 01:48:47 PM »
I remember it well I was standing on the corner at the end of the straight. Happened right in front of me. Jerry

Yeah me to as they had just passed me when it happened.

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Re: 1977 Grand National at Christmas hills program
« Reply #7 on: February 06, 2010, 02:21:23 PM »
You sure he was on a Montessa Al?

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Re: 1977 Grand National at Christmas hills program
« Reply #8 on: February 06, 2010, 03:16:49 PM »
Yes Brent was on a Montesa (with one 'S' Al). Good Lad! :)
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Re: 1977 Grand National at Christmas hills program
« Reply #9 on: February 06, 2010, 03:54:07 PM »
I was watching from somewhere in the middle of the main straight.
Still often wonder how something as simple as a broken leg can turn into something so disastrous.
I seem to remember Anton being really fast, crashing and then catching up again several times until that bad crash.

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Re: 1977 Grand National at Christmas hills program
« Reply #10 on: February 06, 2010, 05:02:29 PM »
Yes Ross, I was around 100 yards behind at the time and saw the tail end of the crash, I was riding 110% head down arse up and as was struggling to hang on, form memory the crash did not look that bad, but I was proved wrong.  HL
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Re: 1977 Grand National at Christmas hills program
« Reply #11 on: February 06, 2010, 10:19:33 PM »
I was watching from somewhere in the middle of the main straight.
Still often wonder how something as simple as a broken leg can turn into something so disastrous.
I seem to remember Anton being really fast, crashing and then catching up again several times until that bad crash.

They invented telly later that year for the channel 0 broadcast from Broadford


I didn't know Anton had a broken leg, I was under the impression he got some sort of infection though a small cut. He walked up and spoke to me after the race before he went to hospital. He was limping though.

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Re: 1977 Grand National at Christmas hills program
« Reply #12 on: February 07, 2010, 08:59:24 AM »
Raced with Anton from sub-juniors from what was relayed to me, he thought he just had a small break in the leg and sat in his Dads car till the end of the race to see who won, then went to Frankston hospital; (quite a drive from Christmas Hills) and went to emergency from there it gets a bit sketchy but was told either an infection or gas cangrenous(unsure if this is correct spelling) had set in the femur bone and spreading could result in death, hence the amputation.

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Re: 1977 Grand National at Christmas hills program
« Reply #13 on: February 07, 2010, 09:27:02 AM »
Raced with Anton from sub-juniors from what was relayed to me, he thought he just had a small break in the leg and sat in his Dads car till the end of the race to see who won, then went to Frankston hospital; (quite a drive from Christmas Hills) and went to emergency from there it gets a bit sketchy but was told either an infection or gas cangrenous(unsure if this is correct spelling) had set in the femur bone and spreading could result in death, hence the amputation.

Thanks Rosco, when we came in after the race Anton walked up limping to talk to me and said he was in a bit of pain and would go to the hospital a bit later, but he was still in good spirits though dissapointed about crashing out in second place because he was gaining on Jack. Believe me Anton and Ronnie were flying.

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Re: 1977 Grand National at Christmas hills program
« Reply #14 on: February 07, 2010, 03:41:20 PM »
Does anyonr know what happen to Steven Peters from Melton he was a very good mini bike rider and did ride big bikes as well