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POMEROYS RACE WINNING BULTACO
« on: February 04, 2011, 07:49:18 PM »
Searched everywhere for photo's of Jim Pomeroys 1973 250cc Spanish Grand Prix winning bike with zero success. Does anybody know if it's in someones collection or museum somewhere? I think it was modified to the extent it had opaque plastic guards, shoulderless rims, maybe a different rear hub. I also believe it had a taller seat (remember Jim was tall) and maybe a CMS frame according to Geoff Morris at GMC (thanks Geoff)and he was #26 and yes I'm probably going to try to build a replica of the bike. Perhaps a true Pomeroy replica. If anybody can help I would much appreciate it. Cheers Jerry

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Re: POMEROYS RACE WINNING BULTACO
« Reply #1 on: February 04, 2011, 08:08:08 PM »
It was a comment in an add from Dirt Rider ( I think 74?)
It seemed like news to them at the time.

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Re: POMEROYS RACE WINNING BULTACO
« Reply #2 on: February 04, 2011, 08:17:04 PM »
Are CMS still in business?

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« Reply #3 on: February 04, 2011, 08:20:33 PM »
Wasn't it in an old issue of VMX mag?

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Re: POMEROYS RACE WINNING BULTACO
« Reply #4 on: February 04, 2011, 08:30:12 PM »
Are CMS still in business?

I think they finished up in 75 but I'm not sure.
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Re: POMEROYS RACE WINNING BULTACO
« Reply #5 on: February 04, 2011, 08:50:00 PM »
VMX mag #16 has a story on Pomeroys later 1976 bike,way different from the 73 bike I imagine.

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Re: POMEROYS RACE WINNING BULTACO
« Reply #6 on: February 04, 2011, 08:56:45 PM »
VMX mag #16 has a story on Pomeroys later 1976 bike,way different from the 73 bike I imagine.

or 28 & 3 for Pomeroy & Bultaco.......................Bultaco's every mag  ;)  ;D
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Re: POMEROYS RACE WINNING BULTACO
« Reply #8 on: February 04, 2011, 10:10:59 PM »
Thanks Auscobul but that bike (sensational though it is!) is I think from 1976. It's the 1973 GP winning bike I'm after. Cheers Jerry

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Re: POMEROYS RACE WINNING BULTACO
« Reply #9 on: February 04, 2011, 10:13:50 PM »
Thanks to you too VMX that shot of the start in VMX3 confirms the rear mudguard, rims and maybe rear hub. Appreciate it. Jerry

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« Reply #10 on: February 04, 2011, 10:32:14 PM »
Hey Jerry,
I sometimes ponder about Jim when he went to Spain for that GP.   
  I think it was a one-off.   And that he was a relatively unknown nobody.  He would've had some support
from the factory (of course) but would largely, I suspect, have been on his own.   

   I can picture him wandering around town ... hanging about ... trying to make
a friend here or there.
   If an Aussie had been a backpacker, he could have buddied-up with him no worries, and he'd
have been glad of the company.   Can you imagine that - killing a few days with Jim, while waiting for
the weekend.  (Neither of you having any idea at all about what was to unfold on race day)
 
   At Barrabool, he told us that his history up to that weekend had been a bit sort-of flat-tracky.
And that in the race,he was picking up an extra gear on the corners and going out speedway-wide
(it was a broad track) while the GP riders kept it tight and point-to-point.

  He said that because he was high-speed broadsliding, he was spraying the big crowd with debris.
That, plus the fact he was on a Spanish bike, sent the crowd absolutely ape-shit.

   I would have loved to be with him on that Sunday night, as he shook his head in disbelief, and reviewed
that famous day.   

   And, as we all know, after he effectively won the day, Bultaco changed his one-off ride into a
contract for the GP season.   

What a freakin' LEGEND.

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Re: POMEROYS RACE WINNING BULTACO
« Reply #11 on: February 04, 2011, 11:00:43 PM »
What a freakin' LEGEND.

True and undisputable. :)

But if he did that well by just adding the tank ::)


Imagine how well he would have done with a whole Maico.
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« Reply #12 on: February 04, 2011, 11:34:49 PM »
oh Mick de Mick de, he did go with Red in 77.............. of another kind  ;)   ;D
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Re: POMEROYS RACE WINNING BULTACO
« Reply #13 on: February 05, 2011, 12:13:22 AM »
Glad to have met him and seen him ride at Barrabool Classic Dirt ,  When i handed this to him to sign, he bellowed out to Peter Schone and crew,Look at this ,I told you I was skinny once,  ;)  Yep a Legend for sure.

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« Reply #14 on: February 05, 2011, 08:59:36 AM »
I sometimes ponder about Jim when he went to Spain for that GP.   
  I think it was a one-off.   And that he was a relatively unknown nobody.  He would've had some support
from the factory (of course) but would largely, I suspect, have been on his own.   

   I can picture him wandering around town ... hanging about ... trying to make
a friend here or there.

As far as I remember Bimbo was testing in Spain for the US season and cutting some pretty fast laps, the Spanish circuit being very similar to the SoCal circuits. Don Paco asked him when he was leaving, "Fri" came the reply. "No you're not" says FX, I've changed your flight to the following week. The GP is on Sunday and I've put you in as a entry.

The rest as they say is history.