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Title: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Curly3 on January 30, 2010, 07:51:57 PM
Okay guy's I'm on a personal crusade here.
I'm in search of any photo's, or even better still video of Classic Dirt Track, mainly in NSW but the riders I'm looking for also crossed borders.
Time frame is from the 1960's to about 1980.
The riders I'm looking for are, Bill MacDonald and Carl Askew.
Anyone who has photo's from around this time please check, even if they are in the background, I'll be interested.
The racing numbers used were, 2, 22 & 26.
Obviously I'm prepared to cover any cost's but you're help will be appreciated.
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: colmoody on January 30, 2010, 08:59:32 PM
Howdy Curly,
Cant be of any help on this one but if you have any luck would love to see them

Col
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: KB171 on January 31, 2010, 12:52:21 PM
I found a couple that my be of some use to you, Cheers KB
(http://i48.tinypic.com/15xjo76.jpg)
(http://i49.tinypic.com/34xouoi.jpg)
(http://i49.tinypic.com/nn3xqd.jpg)
(http://i46.tinypic.com/296j9sp.jpg)
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Hoony on January 31, 2010, 12:57:58 PM
bloody hell KB, how can you find this stuff so quick?
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: KB171 on January 31, 2010, 01:24:13 PM
(http://i47.tinypic.com/2vj37o0.jpg)
(http://i49.tinypic.com/efhzzd.jpg)
(http://i49.tinypic.com/2vifv5s.jpg)
(http://i49.tinypic.com/a48whs.jpg)
(http://i47.tinypic.com/35m16dv.jpg)
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Curly3 on January 31, 2010, 02:48:46 PM
You're a legend KB, those are all great shots and bring back a heap of good memories.
No 2 in the second action shot is Len Norris I think, I'm sure one of the Griffith Mafioso will correct me, Carl was in England at that time and dad let the number go.
The shot of the start is at Amaroo Park and that's Carl in the full face helmet and good o'l TH is in there as well.
The one with TH chasing Carl, it looks like TH has an inner tube on his left foot.
Interesting how not many riders wore gloves in those days, I know Billy didn't until towards the end of his career.
Another shot there of Scaysie around the outside of Lenny Searle.
Speaking of Jim, I'm sure he'd have a few stashed away.
Cheers, Steve
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: GD66 on January 31, 2010, 04:20:22 PM
Who's on the #14 bike in the test pic from Salty Creek with Julian Wigg ?
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Curly3 on January 31, 2010, 07:35:48 PM
I have no idea who 14 is but I'm sure we'll find out.
Just a few more observations, it's interesting to see how Billy's style changed after a trip to the Old Dart, early photo's were pretty much bum on seat leg trailing, and the shot with the elder Wiggy, shows more of a Speedway style and along the same lines, the shot of Carl shows a heel on his left boot and no steel shoe.
The other good one is Billy on a Bully at the right hander at Amaroo chasing a young Kevin Patton, still wearing what looks like a "Puddin Basin".
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: GD66 on January 31, 2010, 07:45:23 PM
I have a nagging feeling it may be John Langfield on #14. Great to see the emergence of these pics, the old Bill Meyer/Bill Forsyth stuff captured a great era when blokes were TOUGH ! No gloves, no Jofas, just gobbling dirt.... :o
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: KB171 on January 31, 2010, 08:00:47 PM
A few more lnteresting shots.
(http://i45.tinypic.com/sma90l.jpg)
(http://i47.tinypic.com/2pt6xjm.jpg)
(http://i49.tinypic.com/10huo78.jpg)
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Curly3 on January 31, 2010, 08:08:36 PM
I think you're probably right GD, the style definitely looks like Langy, there is a bit of history there involving him & Billy. I'm pretty sure that Billy is riding his Elstar Cole, which he still has by the way and is planning to restore in the near future. He swears he won't ride it himself but maybe his Grandson will one day as he is pretty handy on a bike himself, already a multiple National Champion.
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Curly3 on January 31, 2010, 08:16:12 PM
Keep em coming KB.
How smooth & relaxed did KD 297 make it look, and Pummo 695 Terry Poole was always near the front.
And no 149 chasing his mentor Fraze, is the late Dougie Platts, he was a real hard charger.
I'll struggle to get to sleep tonight.
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: KB171 on January 31, 2010, 08:32:49 PM
Looks like he,s cut a chunk out of his hat  ???
(http://i48.tinypic.com/2le7802.jpg)
(http://i45.tinypic.com/27xkykw.jpg)
 Pits at Dubbo
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Curly3 on January 31, 2010, 09:05:33 PM
Funny you should mention Billy's Toweling hat, because I know the story behind it.
Billy rode my fathers bikes, the original Curly, up until about 1970 when brother Carl was old enough.
Billy won his first National title at St Kilda STH AU in 1971.
The track was next to a tip and as Billy was on the podium collecting the Duke of Edinburgh Trophy, do they still exist?, Curly placed a toilet seat from the tip around his neck.
Apparently the seat perpetuated for several years, I wonder if it still exists?
In the celebrations that followed, Dad pulled Billy's hat over his head and I remember him wearing it, as a badge of honour, for several years afterwards.
 I don't know about everyone else but I'm enjoying it.
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: JohnnyO on January 31, 2010, 09:45:32 PM
I'm enjoying these old shots too. I rode a bit of short circuit in the late 70's and remember a few of the names here.
It was always interesting battling with a slider on a motocross bike with the totally different lines!
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: KB171 on January 31, 2010, 09:58:05 PM
Geez that would've been a great photo on the podium,
 I hope he framed that hat  8)
 
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: pancho on February 01, 2010, 05:39:18 PM
great shots! i have a few from amaroo on colour slides that i havent seen for a while i must dig them out and check 'em. i dont have any of me 'cause i only took pics when i wasn't riding. i rarely missed riding at meetings at nepean and amaroo, i also have some good shots at moorebank and of oran park [road races] Jim Scaysbrook has copies of some good black&whites from moorebank, amaroo  and boxers creek that i sent to him. all of these shots were taken between 1960 to about 1972 when i got old enough to know better.Now that im back into it i'm having more fun!  If you happen to see any shots with No 883 in the scenery i would be interested to see them......If i can get a decent slide projector before the nepean 2-day in august i'll sort some slides out to show. cheers wally.
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Curly3 on February 01, 2010, 05:55:57 PM
G'day Wally, I'm pretty sure you can still see part of the old Boxers Creek track just to the side of the freeway before Goulburn.
No pressure and I'll understand if you don't want to risk them, but I can transfer your slides onto a disc, pm me if you're interested.
There would be some good stuff there I'm sure.
Steve
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: JAP 454 on February 01, 2010, 06:36:47 PM
Bloody top stuff, just been taking to Langy and he says the  #14 bike with the Aussie breastplate is Don Howison and I think the # 112 Is Canberra's Ian Williams.

Steve , on the CD I will send on Thursday it is Bill getting treatment for his eyes from the Ambos at Young after the OZ V poms prang

Fossil







Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: GD66 on February 01, 2010, 08:01:27 PM
Thanks Foss, all good stuff. Am I correct then, in thinking the #9 Pom is Malcolm Simmons ?
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: JAP 454 on February 01, 2010, 08:41:58 PM
G'day gd

Could have been Malcolm , Langy says it wasnt , I reckon its Roland Duke and Langy will check on his records and let us know

By the way, Langy is the only rider to captain the Aussie Speedway  AND Short Circuit teams against the Poms

Fossil
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: KB171 on February 01, 2010, 08:43:38 PM
A few more,
(http://i50.tinypic.com/iz9ac1.jpg)
(http://i46.tinypic.com/3147cqa.jpg)
(http://i49.tinypic.com/2j0ax6h.jpg)
(http://i48.tinypic.com/r0cnxd.jpg)
(http://i45.tinypic.com/hvoqx2.jpg)
(http://i50.tinypic.com/35dc7t1.jpg)
(http://i49.tinypic.com/2eevo80.jpg)
(http://i45.tinypic.com/14bsumx.jpg)
(http://i46.tinypic.com/opy70l.jpg)
Cheers KB
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Curly3 on February 01, 2010, 09:13:02 PM
They just keep comin thanks to KB.
Great to see Terry Poole with the no1 plate, I personally think he was the most popular Champion of all time.
I have vivid memories of him holding off Keith Sewell & Fraze to win the title at Amaroo.
Who thought you could get a Hagon that far off the ground? I bet Fraze's heart was in his mouth.
Good to see no37 Ian Burkett get his head in there.
To me that earlier shot looks like Malc Simmons but I won't put any money on it.
Amaroo Park was a Photographers dream as it was pretty much set next to a rock face where the spectators sat and provided heaps of good vantage spots.
Keep your eye out KB for a shot of no37 doing an impersonation of an early Bobcat and a dirt mound.
Going back to that earlier starting line shot from Amaroo, remember that they were Flag starts from about 70m away and there were heaps of rollers happening.
Just imagine what that start sounded like, no mufflers or silencers back then.
Awesome.
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Curly3 on February 01, 2010, 09:25:58 PM
Just another observation, Langy was mainly a speedway rider and the shots of him biting the dust were just after exiting a right hander.
The shot of Charlie leading Kevin Patton & KD looks very much like his home track of West Wyalong.
And it looks to me like in one of the shots of Ian Williams that he's riding a 4V OHC JAP, which has a thread all its own.
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Tim754 on February 01, 2010, 10:08:33 PM
The  Bill Meyer family photo archives must be unbelievable!!! :o
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: firko on February 01, 2010, 10:54:43 PM
Fossil asked me to post this photo of the Aussie and British dirt track teams. The photo was supplied by John Langfield(http://img.villagephotos.com/p/2005-8/1062154/DT%20TEAM.jpg)
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: vandy010 on February 02, 2010, 03:46:41 AM
cool pics fella's!
that last one Firko with Don Howison,
when i lived in Newcastle yaers ago and was a member of Belmont Club,
Don was pretty strong with the Trials movement.
had no idea he was into flat track.
or that he once had that much hair :D
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: firko on February 03, 2010, 05:40:27 PM
Early Nepean Vintage meeting..circa 1990.
(http://img.villagephotos.com/p/2005-8/1062154/cady-nepean.jpeg)
Mick Cady (318) Kevin Fraser??(76) Edgar Phipps (red leathers)
(http://img.villagephotos.com/p/2005-8/1062154/chris-nepean.jpeg)
Chris Ellis (5),Brian \Martin (114) Edgar Phipps (31) Peter Rowland (12) Anybody recognise the others?
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: firko on February 03, 2010, 07:15:09 PM
Condo Greybeards Meet dirt track circa mid 90s.
(http://img.villagephotos.com/p/2005-8/1062154/CONDO.jpeg)
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Curly3 on February 03, 2010, 07:55:07 PM
Firko, don't forget there were 2 Brian Martins around the same time and to me, no 76 looks to be wearing the BM from Wollongong's leathers, he spent a lot of time with Fraze.
Is 114 the other BM?
Great shots.
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Godden79 on February 03, 2010, 08:59:19 PM
Hi Guys, great shots keep them coming, Re the second action shot,the reason I was using #2 is in 1979 the acu of nsw wanted to use #1  #2  #3  for finishers in the NSW unlimited c/ships.Greg Primmer won and Steve Gall and I tied for second,Steve also placed 3rd in the motocross titles and he wanted to use #3 to save changing over, so I ran # 2 for 1979 ! It was easier to stick with our own numbers !  I'll also dig out some old shots when I get a chance.
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Curly3 on February 04, 2010, 07:08:36 AM
I was pretty sure it was you Len, we'll all look forward to your input.
How are your preparations going for the Nationals by the way?  ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Curly3 on February 04, 2010, 07:35:23 PM
I've just been informed that my mention of the "LATE" Doug Platts was wrong.
I obviously got my wires on old stories crossed and I really hope I haven't cause any grief to himself or his family.
Faithfully,
Steve Askew.
P.S. I feel crap right now.
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: colmoody on February 04, 2010, 08:05:35 PM
Curly dont feel to bad about it. We all get it wrong more than we ever admit to and that you have put your hand up quick smart is the way to go. Funny when I read your post re Doug's demise I meant to ask at the time what happened but got side tracked for one reason or another. Whatever, your latest post is all good.
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Curly3 on February 04, 2010, 08:52:51 PM
Thanks for your support Col.
I had a similar thing happen to me, someone seeing me at a school reunion and saying they thought I'd been killed in a motorbike crash, I was in my late 20's at the time and laughed it off, but it is a sobering point.
Dougie was a bloody good rider in his day and I hope he's still full of health and involved in bikes in some way.
Steve
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Godden79 on February 06, 2010, 11:16:45 AM
 Neminga 1976: (Nsw U/L Titles: 1st Mike Cady;2nd Kev Patten;3rd Len Norris)
   
    (http://i800.photobucket.com/albums/yy282/godden79/VMX%20%20scaned%20%20images/VMX002.jpg)
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Godden79 on February 06, 2010, 11:50:15 AM
    CIG Golden Wheels Series : Rd 3  Griffith July 1979
         
                     Ian Williams/Len Norris

  (http://i800.photobucket.com/albums/yy282/godden79/VMX%20%20scaned%20%20images/VMX007.jpg)
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Stan S on February 06, 2010, 12:30:03 PM
Great stories and pics guys. The pics of Nepean brought back memory's of a 6 hour there in about 77 I think. Our team did no good as we were too hard on brakes but I witnessed one of the funniest things I have ever seen.
There was a guy on what I remember was an American Bell framed Honda with an XL motor absolutely creaming everyone when all of a sudden there was a lot of smoke and a funny noise coming back into the pits. The Honda engine had broken the top out of the crankcases and the haed and barrel was going up and down but still running some how. It was my only go at Nepean but what a great event.
Cheers Stan.
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: JAP 454 on February 08, 2010, 06:37:58 PM
Ok, Lets try again
(http://[IMG]http://i854.photobucket.com/albums/ab106/JAP454/Short%20Circuit/GoughandDougPlatts.jpg)[/img]

Hope that works

Foss
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: JAP 454 on February 08, 2010, 06:41:47 PM
(http://i854.photobucket.com/albums/ab106/JAP454/Short%20Circuit/GoughandDougPlatts.jpg)

Gough Whitlam on Doug Platt's Bike , L to r Doug Platts, Kevin Patton, Gough , Alan Garvey
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: JAP 454 on February 08, 2010, 06:44:43 PM
Well I'll be

 Ok If that has worked the Revs photo was taken at Yass in 197something at the presentation after a final, Doug won it, I came second , mind you , with tyre marks from KP on me mudguard and on me right arm.

We were trying to con Gough into having a skid around on Doug's bike , he didn,t as he reckoned we were all mad !!
Fossil
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: JAP 454 on February 08, 2010, 06:51:34 PM
Ok that worked , eventually, so lets try again
(http://i854.photobucket.com/albums/ab106/JAP454/Short%20Circuit/Yassstart_0002.jpg)
 Start at Yass 197? , #12 Peter Rowland , #49 Kevin Fraser, #52 Peter Lee, # 99 Lucky Keizer ?? #21 ??? #112 Ian Williams #113 ??? #777 ??? # 109 Neil Appaloni, # 454 Alan Garvey

 Caption should have the well known riders any one got any idea who the rest are ??  Ian Williams is on that howling little 125 twin thing, Kevin patton had one too,

Foss
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: colmoody on February 11, 2010, 09:36:55 PM
I knew Peter Lee was old but I'd honestly never picked him for being this old.
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Curly3 on February 12, 2010, 04:15:45 PM
Still goes pretty quick for an "O'l Fella".
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: 52 on February 22, 2010, 12:35:17 PM
113 Rod McNabb, Thats definately Lucky 99. Late 1975 Marchmont, Yass, I think Alan. Met the great man "fossil" the year before at Mt Ginn, I think he rode up the tyre wall on the straight, correct me if I'm wrong mate. Can't beleive there is 2 XL250 powered Hagon in that shot, still chasin Hagon for a bigger version of same.
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: 52 on February 23, 2010, 03:39:07 PM
Photographs taken from the Australian Titles, 1975 at Griffith Pine Speedway.
(http://ih2.redbubble.net/work.4703383.1.flat,550x550,075,f.1975-dads-racing-01.jpg)(http://ih3.redbubble.net/work.4703387.1.flat,550x550,075,f.1975-dads-racing-02.jpg)
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: JAP 454 on February 23, 2010, 09:30:23 PM
Top shots Pete , here's some of the B graders at play in the 1972 Riverina Championships
(http://[IMG]http://i854.photobucket.com/albums/ab106/JAP454/Short%20Circuit/Griffith1972.jpg)[/img]

# 208 Ron Campey, Narabri ,# 516 ?? , # 454 yours truly,St George, #9 Donny Campbell , Pacific ,# 100 Darrel Butler, ?? both shots from same race, courtesy Area news and David Klobe

I will fess up , the bloody Maico beat me , roll on September
Foss
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: mainline on February 23, 2010, 09:59:26 PM
(http://i854.photobucket.com/albums/ab106/JAP454/Short%20Circuit/Griffith1972.jpg)
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: mainline on February 23, 2010, 10:01:07 PM
great shots,

you'd copied some other excess bits of the photobucket picture label before you pasted them in here

Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: JAP 454 on February 23, 2010, 10:33:57 PM
Thanks Mainline
I'm on Sattellite broadband and it does funny things sometimes, I was following the How To link about posting images and as far as I could tell I was doing everything right , but I must have gone wrong somewhere as at one stage I clicked on the image code to copy it and it took me straight to a Kodak site.
Thanks again
Fossil
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: JAP 454 on February 24, 2010, 06:07:27 PM
(http://i854.photobucket.com/albums/ab106/JAP454/Short%20Circuit/NepeanFeb1973.jpg)

Hey Curly

Found this in the shed, 4th Feb '73 , last Aussie v Pommy test , Kevin Frazer, Billy Mac, TH Ithink, Carl, Doug Platts
Fossil
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Curly3 on February 24, 2010, 08:49:24 PM
Great shots, Pete & Allan.
You would've only been a Pup in 75 Pete, 18 or 19?. K.D & Kevin Patton dominated the meeting.
#100, Darryl Buttler was from Fairfield club.
I rec'd the package Allan and it's priceless, I'll ring you soon as it's been a shit fight on the home scene with my 13yo thrill seeking son braking his wrist on Friday arvo, ( no bike involved ) so I spent most of the weekend back & forward to Canterbury Hospital.
Carl's searching through his archives so we'll contribute some photo's soon to help re-energize the interest in the History of this once dominant form of Motorcycling.
Cheers, Steve
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: JAP 454 on February 24, 2010, 10:19:25 PM
Hope the young bloke is on the mend , Steve, and there are no complications , one thing , young people  mend rapidly, say G'day from The Fossil for me, and most of us do know what he's going through.

Another program cover and I do apologise for the quality, however, they are nearly 40 years old and only supposed to last through raceday !

OK if I get it right this time the cover features The Captain and Carl Askew

(http://i854.photobucket.com/albums/ab106/JAP454/Short%20Circuit/TerryMcDonaldMemorialRaces.jpg)

I rode at the meeting and made the feature for the first time, a bloody awesome experience with all the guns of that era !!! , I was just pleased not to finish last

Fossil

Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Godden79 on February 24, 2010, 11:05:45 PM
   Great Photos Guys,Like the '75 aussie titles at Griff Pete,(you finished 3rd in the 500 title that day if i'm correct )
  Here's a photo of my father Norm Norris at west Wyalong in 1956 on a 350 AJS, not sure who is running 2nd but 3rd is Griffith's Johnny Shields.Dad was one of the founder members of the wyalong motor sports club which was opened in 1955.the track was cut out of the mallee mostly by hand on land leased from the wyalong shire.( I still have that "puddin Basin" cromwell in the shed !

  (http://i800.photobucket.com/albums/yy282/godden79/VMX%20%20scaned%20%20images/NormyAJS1956.jpg)
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Curly3 on February 25, 2010, 06:39:37 AM
You got the first one right to Fossil, I'm not sure who the one tucked in behind Billy is though.
Classic old photo Len.
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: colmoody on February 25, 2010, 09:13:45 PM
Anyone know who 551 is in the first shot with Peter. Some great images on this thread. Thanks to all for making the effort.
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: JAP 454 on February 25, 2010, 09:44:43 PM
Col, been discussing this #551 with me bruvver and a couple of others, in that pic with Pete the last number 1 on the 551 number plate looks like an afterthought, ie as if there were two number 55s at that meeting and one had to change, and the simplest way to do that is to add a number 1, Stephen Gall's numbers were 55 and 23. what do you reckon on it being Steve Gall ??, Pete would know , I guess.
Fossil
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Curly3 on February 25, 2010, 09:47:43 PM
I'm going blind Col, I didn't notice the 1 on the end of the number plate, he does have Steve on his leathers.
Could it be Mr Gall?
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Curly3 on February 25, 2010, 09:51:03 PM
Check out the sexy no2 on Carl's bike, and the officials of the day didn't like it?
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Grasy 6 on February 25, 2010, 10:12:46 PM
I reckon it is Steve Gall as his leathers have Steve on the left hand side & Yamaha on the helmet chin guard .Great shot & look at the great surface they are on more than one line around the Griffith track. 
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: jimg1au on February 25, 2010, 10:31:24 PM
it is steve he came 4th behind peter 52
jim
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: pancho on March 08, 2010, 05:08:41 PM
Come on fellers! more dirty pictures please! cheers wally.
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Grumpy on March 30, 2010, 07:36:13 PM
reply to Godden 79    Iwas always under the impression the land at Wyalong was purchased from "Slogger " Thomas . Bruce Gooden was proud of the fact he " subdivided a suburban holding" against Council rules.    Tim Smith would know. (he was still around last August)    KEEP THE PHOTOS COMING... looking for Riverina area late 60s through 70s ( 761  old Mac Velocette , 125 Suzuki , 250 Bultaco , plus Spud and I on the 650 BSA chair ( old now... can't remember the number ))
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Hollywood on April 25, 2010, 07:51:38 PM
Hey vandy, Don Howison wasnt just a"flat track" rider he was legend,as a young teenager i first saw this team race the poms at kempsey short circuit,very early 70s.i will never forget when they come out for practise,Don in those bright leathers/scarf at full noise,fullock out on the driveline,it,s still inscripted in the brain nearly 40 years later.a few years later when my older brother and i raced he ended up with one of dons bikes.a hagon /suzuki a very early ts/tm(before the L/M models) ,fully worked,righthand change,on A (got it off alan craig in newcastle)man that bike flew,we use to practice starts against a 890 jawa speedway bike we had and it would hang with it no worries,i will get a pic of it off the brother and try to post it up.cheers PS keep those pics coming their priceless
Hey, I remember that day at Kempsey just like it was yesterday. I would be keen to see the picture of my old Suzuki. I was Googling my name and found this forum and read with interest how no one knew who #14 was. How do I attach a photo? I am only new to this.
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Hollywood on April 25, 2010, 07:56:58 PM
I have lots of dirt track photos. How do I post them?
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Curly3 on April 25, 2010, 08:23:12 PM
Welcome Don, my 17 yo daughter attaches all my photo's so I'm of no help there but we'll all look forward to your input. I think there is another topic on here somewhere showing how. It's always good to have someone on board who has been a part of it.
Cheers, Steve
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Curly3 on April 25, 2010, 09:40:49 PM
(http://i42.tinypic.com/2vnrrbb.jpg)
Can anyone name these Champion Short Circuit riders?
And where it is?
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Curly3 on April 25, 2010, 10:06:02 PM
(http://i41.tinypic.com/168shdw.jpg)
This will test everyone, who, where & when?
I'm on a roll, thanks to my darling daughter.
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Hollywood on April 26, 2010, 04:22:38 AM
If not mistaken, 809 is Herb Jefferson. Could it be Nepean Raceway?
Don
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Curly3 on April 26, 2010, 08:04:17 AM
That's one out of five thanks Don, Carl sent me a few more so I'll try to post them later today.
Nepean it is, taken at the pit end of the track not long before they put the sweeper ( Speedway ) corner in.
The Husky enthusiasts should know the guy in 5th.
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Hollywood on April 26, 2010, 01:28:28 PM
Hey Steve, get your daughter to give me a blow by blow description on how to upload photos. You know a "Dummy's Guide"
Don
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: ianaust on April 26, 2010, 03:03:27 PM
Hi Steve,     Herb Jefferson Terry Poole Billy Mac,  Matt Daley and yes Nepean , as for other one its Les Burdus on left,is it dad in overalls and I think Heddon Greta or Musswellbrook maybe.
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Curly3 on April 26, 2010, 03:11:49 PM
When I saw that you were looking Ian I new you would be in with a reply. Herbie, Terry, Billy, Matt Daley in 5th and its Greg Primmer in 4th.
The other shot is in 1962 at Musswellbrook after Curly's bike won the 7 hour race, L - R Les Burdus, Curly Norm, Bill Leroo and Paul New.
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Hollywood on April 26, 2010, 05:09:05 PM
Myself (Don Howison) and Warren Fraser - pit corner at Taree.

(http://i920.photobucket.com/albums/ad49/donhowison/Don.jpg)
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Curly3 on April 26, 2010, 07:05:04 PM
You obviously worked it out Don, you're one up on me. My daughter has been out all day with the boyfriend, bless him. All I know is she clicked on too many things for me to keep track. Good shot that one.
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Xed-up on April 26, 2010, 07:11:53 PM
   Top shot don,with warren tucked in behind,he was a hard charger especially on those tricked bully's,is he still around? :)
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Hollywood on April 26, 2010, 07:24:15 PM
My (Don Howison) second race meeting as a C grader at Heddon greta, approx. 1971
(http://i920.photobucket.com/albums/ad49/donhowison/scan0005.jpg)
Salty Creek out of the starting grid on a rainy day
(http://i920.photobucket.com/albums/ad49/donhowison/scan0003.jpg)
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Curly3 on April 27, 2010, 03:48:30 PM
Looks like definitely TH and possibly Ian Burkett outside you.
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Curly3 on April 27, 2010, 03:58:05 PM
(http://i44.tinypic.com/fb9x54.jpg)
Who & where?

(http://i42.tinypic.com/20k5g6h.jpg)
This is my favorite. The Captain on Curly's brand new Hagon Jap, no gloves and breathing out the side of his mouth to dodge the flying methanol. I was too young to have done the refueling so I'm not blame for not pushing the rubber cap on properly. At Nepean.
Another point is the merging of era's, Billy wearing the original Lewis Leathers, Puddin Basin and sleeves left open. Riding a Cutting Edge, latest weapon Hagon Slider.
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Hollywood on April 27, 2010, 04:20:00 PM
(http://i920.photobucket.com/albums/ad49/donhowison/scan0011.jpg)
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Hollywood on April 27, 2010, 04:35:34 PM
Salty Creek
(http://i920.photobucket.com/albums/ad49/donhowison/scan0004.jpg)
Uralla
(http://i920.photobucket.com/albums/ad49/donhowison/scan0006.jpg)
Uralla
(http://i920.photobucket.com/albums/ad49/donhowison/scan0009.jpg)
Uralla
(http://i920.photobucket.com/albums/ad49/donhowison/scan0008.jpg)
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Hollywood on April 27, 2010, 04:43:40 PM
Heddon Greta

(http://i920.photobucket.com/albums/ad49/donhowison/scan0017.jpg)
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Hollywood on April 27, 2010, 04:45:41 PM
(http://i920.photobucket.com/albums/ad49/donhowison/scan0020.jpg)
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Hollywood on April 27, 2010, 05:25:37 PM
Reply to Vandy010

You were correct. I was very involved in trials. I used to run all the trials in  Newcastle for Belmont Club. Also joined Pacific Park Trials Club and continued to run trials for them. You may remember I used to write a column in Trail and Track magazine called "Feet Up with Hollywood"
Small world isn't it!!
Don
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Curly3 on April 27, 2010, 07:14:58 PM
John Kessing no4? at Amaroo?
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Hollywood on April 27, 2010, 07:16:36 PM
For Huskibul

"The Suzuki"

(http://i920.photobucket.com/albums/ad49/donhowison/scan0013-1.jpg)

(http://i920.photobucket.com/albums/ad49/donhowison/scan0012-1.jpg)
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Hollywood on April 27, 2010, 07:22:20 PM
John Kessing no4? at Amaroo?

You are correct on both counts. Obviously, 323 was myself as a B grader. 323 was my brother Ray's old racing number, he used to race with Herb Jeffo. He build his Hagon look alike by copying Herb's original bike and used a 350cc BSA motor. I actually used that bike at my first Short Circuit meeting.
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: colmoody on April 27, 2010, 07:39:14 PM
Don these are all great images you have been posting. Do you remember what Brian Martin and Scaysie were riding in that shot from Heddon Greta.
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Curly3 on April 27, 2010, 07:44:20 PM
Good question Col, both are using wide bars.
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Freakshow on April 27, 2010, 08:29:34 PM
Uralla
(http://i920.photobucket.com/albums/ad49/donhowison/scan0008.jpg)


Hey don whats the disk brake set up off ?  i have airhearts on my pre 72-75 Flat track bikes and i never new you guys were using them out here in 74.   
Really blows out the cant use disk break brigade who bag out the US bikes with them, specially as there here on our tracks pre 75, what a FActual precedent :O)

MOre details would be great, just so we get the story straight.
cheers Freaky
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: jimg1au on April 27, 2010, 08:37:27 PM
hey freaky
hagon made his own disc brake set up which was cable not hydr.i had 1 on my hagon astro. would never stop you,they used to run off the sprocket.dons is different.
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Hollywood on April 27, 2010, 08:53:31 PM
Reply to Freaky,

This was a very special one of a kind bike. I built this machine when I was in the UK riding speedway. It used the same geometry diamond as my speedway bike only using slightly heavier tube. The engine was a short stroke JAP 500cc. The suspension rear end was my design, the rear wheel was a double sided speedway hub with a disc that I manufactured. The caliper was a Hagon mechanical operated unit. The gearbox was an AMC box modified from 4 speed to 2 speed, only using 3rd and 4th with a neutral between them. The whole design of the bike was to keep the wheel base short and set it up with handlebars, foot rests, seat, etc. in similar positions as my speedway bikes. As I was riding 1 - 2 speedway meetings each week it was important to try to make the bikes the same handling. A chap named Keith Stevenson in the UK used to manufacture speedway frames, he  was a good friend of mine and let me use his workshop to develop this bike. I would love to know where it is now. A  chap from Taree purchased it from me, Chris Clark now deceased.
regards...Don
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Hoony on April 27, 2010, 08:58:05 PM
G'day Don,

interesting machine, the Jap engine looks to be tilted very rearward, was this to squeeze the g/box into the diamond?
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Hollywood on April 27, 2010, 09:06:58 PM
No not tilted. The gearbox was shoved forward as far as possible to keep the bikes wheelbase short. Primary drive chain only had half link adjustments.
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Hollywood on April 27, 2010, 09:14:49 PM
A couple more shots of the bike.
(http://i920.photobucket.com/albums/ad49/donhowison/scan0014-1.jpg)
(http://i920.photobucket.com/albums/ad49/donhowison/scan0011-1.jpg)
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Freakshow on April 27, 2010, 09:25:41 PM
Reply to Freaky,

This was a very special one of a kind bike. I built this machine when I was in the UK riding speedway. It used the same geometry diamond as my speedway bike only using slightly heavier tube. The engine was a short stroke JAP 500cc. The suspension rear end was my design, the rear wheel was a double sided speedway hub with a disc that I manufactured. The caliper was a Hagon mechanical operated unit. The
regards...Don

what operated it a pedal or a grip ? i cant see inthe picture.  Still proves disk lived pre 75 period.  nuff said
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Hollywood on April 27, 2010, 09:30:09 PM
if you look very closely in the bottom photo you will see the forward mounted left footrest just in front of the primary chain guard. Just slightly above is the brake pedal pivoting off the footrest. Set up this way , again to replicate the footrest position of my speedway bikes.
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: jimg1au on April 27, 2010, 09:44:42 PM
SO FREAKY
you going to change your disc brakes back to mechanical and throw away the hydrolic systems.if so i want 1 for my pre 78 xl350 c/port long tracker.
don
my frame looks like yours but c/port.takes jawa speedway forks and jawa front wheel.it is made in italy.
cheers
jim
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Freakshow on April 27, 2010, 11:52:35 PM
SO FREAKY
you going to change your disc brakes back to mechanical and throw away the hydrolic systems.if so i want 1 for my pre 78 xl350 c/port long tracker.
don
my frame looks like yours but c/port.takes jawa speedway forks and jawa front wheel.it is made in italy.
cheers
jim

Nah why would i, as usless as they are i have no reason to change out the airhearts, its just interesting some folks continue to think disk didnt happen to the 80's well the airhearts where on in 72 and now we see our own with em in 74 so they were everywhere, just not on the showroom floor.   I was just curious as to how it worked and what it was based on.
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: jimg1au on April 28, 2010, 06:31:08 AM
i have a caliper it is basic on a worm drive.as you apply force on the leaver it pushes the pad in.any way dics brake rear end was on the 1976-77 bultaco astro std.i never saw a hyd/disc rear end pre75 saw plenty on mechanical one though
jim
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: mx250 on April 28, 2010, 06:38:37 AM
I'm pretty sure the Americans used the Lockhart kart hydraulic brake caliper in the late '60's/early '70's. I would have research it to be sure.
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Hollywood on April 28, 2010, 05:05:26 PM
SO FREAKY
you going to change your disc brakes back to mechanical and throw away the hydrolic systems.if so i want 1 for my pre 78 xl350 c/port long tracker.
don
my frame looks like yours but c/port.takes jawa speedway forks and jawa front wheel.it is made in italy.
cheers
jim
I would like to see a photo of your bike.
Don
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Hollywood on April 28, 2010, 06:49:56 PM
(http://i920.photobucket.com/albums/ad49/donhowison/scan0018.jpg)
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: JAP 454 on April 28, 2010, 06:55:49 PM
Good to see you on here,  Don and with some top shots and info, Jims Longtrack frame is a Bellini, I got it from Kev McDonald and passed it to Jim, OK I am gunna try and post another progam cover anmd entry list so here goes.

(http://i854.photobucket.com/albums/ab106/JAP454/Short%20Circuit/Cowra%201972/CowraEaster1972.jpg)

If that worked I will post the entry list, you are there Don , riding #323

Fossil
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: JAP 454 on April 28, 2010, 07:06:44 PM
OK , that worked so here we go with the entries, 180 riders I think,  seven heats of the B grade Unlimited, 18 riders a heat , only first 2 to the semis.

(http://i854.photobucket.com/albums/ab106/JAP454/Short%20Circuit/Cowra%201972/CowraEaster19722.jpg)
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: JAP 454 on April 28, 2010, 07:16:29 PM
Apologise for the quality, at least the program survived !!
(http://i854.photobucket.com/albums/ab106/JAP454/Short%20Circuit/Cowra%201972/CowraEaster19723.jpg)

 The entry list looks like a who's who of Short Circuit of that era and note that the late  Greg Hansford is entered as well as Tom Gibson,
The meeting was a cracker , especially the Aces Invitation.

Have a look at the rider of #514
Fossil
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Hollywood on April 28, 2010, 07:42:06 PM
Hey Fossil,
Glad to be here. Certainly has got the Shell A pumping thru my veins again. Yes I see my name in the entry list and plenty of other long lost friends from that era.
In your cover shot do I see Sprata Mason, Greg Primmer, Billy Mac and if I am not mistaken, Chris Pusey on #38. I think this shot was taken at Salty creek. Am I right?
Don
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Curly3 on April 28, 2010, 07:52:47 PM
We're on fire now, love it.
Definitely Chris Pusey and even Carlos behind him.
You chose the safest line Don in that shot with Carl, who is 208? and there is Warren Willis in there behind.
Great nostalgia Fossil, interesting to see Sidecar Legends George Watson & Steve Burdus riding solo's, Dave Butler still peddling the Sidecar and Lee Roebuck in there as well, wonder were he put the nude bird.
I have no idea who no83 B Askew is.
Keep em coming.
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Hollywood on April 28, 2010, 07:59:01 PM
Here is another
(http://i920.photobucket.com/albums/ad49/donhowison/scan0024.jpg)

and another
(http://i920.photobucket.com/albums/ad49/donhowison/scan0013.jpg)
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: JAP 454 on April 28, 2010, 08:18:08 PM
Don,
The cover shot from the Cowra Program is obviously not Cowra's Woodstock Park track and most probably one of the Northern Centre tracks, and from one of the OZ / Pom Test series. thanks for identifying some of the riders, as you can gather I was a B grader and some of the first corner  battles at this meeting , in the Unlimited A & B, were bloody terrifying to say the least, as everyone was pumped up from watching Bathurst the two days before.
Fossil
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Curly3 on April 29, 2010, 06:30:27 PM
3 more Gems.

(http://i42.tinypic.com/8zebfq.jpg)
Billy at Amaroo, pre oiled track by the look of it.
(http://i43.tinypic.com/34i4o77.jpg)
Billy chasing Carlos, again at Amaroo.
(http://i43.tinypic.com/34t299f.jpg)
Look out Fraze, Nepean.
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Curly3 on April 29, 2010, 06:51:11 PM
I'm pretty sure in the 2nd last last shot is also, Lenny Searle, Ron Lea and Ken Bushnell.
The Maico men will confirm.
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: ianaust on April 29, 2010, 06:55:44 PM
Hi Steve, Your right thats who it is at Amaroo Park , I will put some on soon as I can figure out how so tell Carl to look out for his picture
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Hollywood on April 29, 2010, 08:05:19 PM
(http://i920.photobucket.com/albums/ad49/donhowison/scan0016.jpg)
(http://i920.photobucket.com/albums/ad49/donhowison/scan0014.jpg)
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Curly3 on April 29, 2010, 08:18:09 PM
Now that last one is confusing. No 26 on the front & 49 on the back. I'm pretty sure it's Billy on his Cole Elstar. He has just restored it by the way. Who's no53? he's only a little bloke, an early shot of Ian Williams or maybe Speedway rider Dave Mills.
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Curly3 on April 30, 2010, 05:35:49 PM
(http://i40.tinypic.com/1zyy91y.jpg)
This shot explains why I became a pretty accomplished Tree Climber as a kid. Sorry Ian, not your best side.
68 Gary Thomas & Kevin Patton, Amaroo.
The only shot I have so far of my Elstar in action.
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: pancho on April 30, 2010, 05:43:24 PM
FAR OUT keep e'm coming! cheers wally
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Curly3 on April 30, 2010, 05:52:39 PM
(http://i42.tinypic.com/xn7syd.jpg)
 A bit grainy but a great shot, 350 Goldie, front wheel off the ground.
Courtesy of Les himself.
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Hollywood on April 30, 2010, 07:12:47 PM
Hey guys,

I will see you all in a couple of weeks.
(http://i920.photobucket.com/albums/ad49/donhowison/scan0015.jpg)
Salty Creek
(http://i920.photobucket.com/albums/ad49/donhowison/scan0021.jpg)
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: micks on April 30, 2010, 07:15:30 PM
i am with wally keep e`m coming.i seen a dvd at act dt champs with england & australia at salty creek etc i think john langfield own it.
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Hollywood on April 30, 2010, 07:27:38 PM
i am with wally keep e`m coming.i seen a dvd at act dt champs with england & australia at salty creek etc i think john langfield own it.

Hey Micks,
I am dieing to know if I am on the video at Salty Creek #14. I would love to get a copy. That is one thing that have never been able to get my hands on, I would love to be able to show my kids as have never seen their old man playing in the dirt.
Don

Steve,
Going up the coast surfing with no computer. See you when I get back.
Don
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Xed-up on April 30, 2010, 07:46:58 PM
    Don, i know a bloke that has some(i dont think there's a lot) footage on old format of the kempsey test ,it is in with local motocross clubday stuff i asked him a couple of years ago if he could put on disc ,ill try to chase it up :)
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Hollywood on April 30, 2010, 08:04:00 PM
    Don, i know a bloke that has some(i dont think there's a lot) footage on old format of the kempsey test ,it is in with local motocross clubday stuff i asked him a couple of years ago if he could put on disc ,ill try to chase it up :)
Mate, that would be fantastic.
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Curly3 on April 30, 2010, 08:55:46 PM
Knowing the Elstar intimately, in that shot with Ian at Amaroo it looks like Carl may have left the rear brake pedal and cable in amongst the wreckage, did you end up with 2 Ian? If so I'd like it back.
Evidence of a very rare RH Spear,
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: colmoody on April 30, 2010, 08:57:19 PM
Curly re that shot on page 6 with Scaysie and Brian Martin. Pretty sure Jim would have been riding the 350 Maico in the Elstar Grass Frame. As for Brian, never saw him ride anything other than a Moto Crosser so not sure whats going on their.

And the guy laying all over Carl on page 8 would be Ron Campey from Narrabri on a little old 350 Maico.
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Curly3 on April 30, 2010, 09:00:58 PM
Heaps of people tried to lean on Carl, he was very misunderstood, just ask Ian.
I'm keen to know who no53 is chasing Billy.
Just had a thought Col, I'm pretty sure it's the Brian Martin from Wollongong, he rode Sliders.
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: jimg1au on April 30, 2010, 09:10:48 PM
THE DVD IS OWNED BY JAP 454
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Curly3 on April 30, 2010, 09:22:09 PM
Jim, thanks to Al I have a copy of that DVD and enjoyed every second of it, from what I can gather it's actually from the summer of 72/73 and to my recolection doesn't have any footage of Don. I may be wrong, but there are glimpses of Terry Poole with the No1 and he won the title in 72.
And sadly we lost Geoff in late 73 at that Bloody Sydney Showground.
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: ianaust on May 01, 2010, 03:59:34 PM
Hey Steve, Sorry I dont have the footrest but I think my missus threw it at him when she saw him next,   yes it is jim on the 350 maico Elstar and Brian was on a 250 Hagon Bully , No 53 is a guy from Villawood club who was a mate of Millsy I just wish I could put some pics up,  if you want Steve I will see if I can get a footrest while on vacation
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Curly3 on May 01, 2010, 04:34:58 PM
Ian, I have a footrest & brake pedal for it and there is a repaired hole in the primary cover, maybe that's courtesy of that incident. I'll send you a PM with a step by step guide to loading photo's which my daughter wrote down but I'm still struggling to follow correctly.
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Curly3 on May 01, 2010, 05:38:35 PM
(http://i44.tinypic.com/2nrzvcg.jpg)
Just to prove that I could do it to, this is one of only 3 shots I have of my own short lived career, and one of those is the crash that pretty much ended it all.
The rider on the outside is Mark Collins.
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: ianaust on May 01, 2010, 05:57:29 PM
Seeing as there are only 3 shots my memory says only 3 laps before it ended. I am glad I was there to see it.Say thanks to your daughter but all that means nothing to me so I will wait till my computer expert gets back, hes left home to live with 2 females poor buggar.
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Curly3 on May 01, 2010, 06:37:06 PM
Touche, I've had plenty of digs at you. It was 3 meetings actually but which ever way you look at it, not enough.
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: colmoody on May 02, 2010, 12:43:30 AM
Sounds like I'm getting my Brian Martin's mixed up Curly. I was thinking of the Kiwi Brian Martin that came over from NZ about the same time as Craig Brown and Ross King. Brian was a pretty good Motocrosser in the 70's. He did ride a few short circuit meetings in the early to mid 70's and. Some may remember he rode a 501 Maico at a Nepean Long track in the early 70's. Only time I ever saw a guy ride a big two stroke then or since with no brakes. Curly I have'nt received an email from you yet.
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: jimg1au on May 02, 2010, 07:43:10 AM
col
the dirttrack brian martin has about a 10in pile of old photos i have seen a few of them when he picked up a 4 valve jawa engine off me. he lives somewere in wollongong
jim
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Curly3 on May 02, 2010, 08:15:18 AM
Col, did you get the email I sent this morning?
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: colmoody on May 02, 2010, 09:25:38 AM
Yeah Curly, check your inbox.
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Hollywood on May 11, 2010, 02:54:07 PM
(http://i920.photobucket.com/albums/ad49/donhowison/scan0023.jpg)
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: colmoody on May 12, 2010, 07:26:31 PM
Don, Good to see you getting involved in the VMX/Dirt Track scene by way of posting some great images from way back when. Can you fill us in on the history of the Howstar. Seem to recall that that was the bike you were enter'd on in the late sixty's/early seventy's. Was that a reference to the frame that was maybe designed and manufactured by you or am I way off the mark.
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Hollywood on May 13, 2010, 05:47:24 PM
Don, Good to see you getting involved in the VMX/Dirt Track scene by way of posting some great images from way back when. Can you fill us in on the history of the Howstar. Seem to recall that that was the bike you were enter'd on in the late sixty's/early seventy's. Was that a reference to the frame that was maybe designed and manufactured by you or am I way off the mark.
You are spot on. The Howstar was built by myself using a 250cc Bultaco pursang engine highly worked running on methanol. The compression ratio was so high it was difficult to get the head gasket to seal when the engine was cold. This bike was built when I was a B grader. Later to be sold to finance my first speedway bike.
Can anyone guess who #32 is? He hails from Kurri Kurri district.
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Curly3 on May 13, 2010, 06:38:07 PM
Did he ride Speedway in England?
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Hollywood on May 15, 2010, 09:33:36 AM
No he did not. I do not recall him riding speedway at all. He works in the same underground mine that I currently work at.
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Hollywood on May 15, 2010, 09:52:52 AM
(http://i920.photobucket.com/albums/ad49/donhowison/scan0025.jpg)

Who is the rider in the background? He was a member of Mayfield MCC.
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: colmoody on May 17, 2010, 09:04:28 PM
Is it a Saxon. If not must be about that vintage.
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: matcho mick on May 17, 2010, 10:10:26 PM
#32 Alan Craigs' eldest??(slimmer version ;D) :P
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Hollywood on May 18, 2010, 05:13:19 AM
No it's not Terry Saxon but you were correct, it is the same era. The rider in the background is Noel Haggerty. I think his son dabbles a bit on the cinders tracks these days

#32 rider is Alan Elliott from Kurri. I think the track may have been Heddon Greta after it was shortened.
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Hollywood on May 18, 2010, 05:17:15 AM
Some of my bikes

(http://i920.photobucket.com/albums/ad49/donhowison/scan0007a.jpg)
(http://i920.photobucket.com/albums/ad49/donhowison/scan0002a.jpg)
(http://i920.photobucket.com/albums/ad49/donhowison/scan0009a.jpg)
(http://i920.photobucket.com/albums/ad49/donhowison/scan0008a.jpg)
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Freakshow on May 18, 2010, 12:00:35 PM
What motors in the 323 ? husky ?
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Hollywood on May 18, 2010, 04:46:06 PM
It was a Husky 450cc in a Godden frame. I was sponsored with the bike from John Harris Motorcycles who used to be located in Belmont. The shop is now Trail & Track.
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Curly3 on May 18, 2010, 06:16:07 PM
That's an interesting mix Don, a big bore oil burner in a slider frame . How did it compare?
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Post by: colmoody on May 18, 2010, 07:29:10 PM
Don the first shot with those two Ford utes in the background, any idea where that was taken
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Post by: Curly3 on May 18, 2010, 07:39:17 PM
Taree?
What was it with Terry Towelling hats, very Hoges.
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Hollywood on May 18, 2010, 08:30:22 PM
The Husky didn't compare with riding a 500cc JAP or JAWA. I hated riding the thing.

The top two photos were taken in Kempsey pits. Terry toweling hats were almost as disgusting as terry towelling shorts on women. Ugh!!
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Curly3 on May 18, 2010, 09:01:04 PM
Considering I spent what seemed like every 2nd weekend at a meeting I can only ever remember going to Kempsey twice, now I can see it.
Having mentioned the Towelling hats, they were closely followed by the "Custom" Leather Cap, as still worn by TH.
If you go back through the posts on this Topic you'll see that Billy had a very customized one.
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Hollywood on May 18, 2010, 09:12:56 PM
Steve,
Where did you ride speedway at?
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Curly3 on May 19, 2010, 04:20:56 PM
I didn't ride for long but did get to ride at Nepean, Syd Showground, Kembla Grange, Liverpool and once at Jerilderie Park Newcastle.
I did spanner for several years with Allan Grahame, Bruce Penhall & Carl of course.
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Hollywood on May 20, 2010, 04:42:10 PM
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Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Hollywood on May 20, 2010, 04:44:36 PM
Me going slow
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Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Curly3 on May 20, 2010, 05:37:56 PM
Was that 2nd last one thrown in to test me out?
Several things have me a bit confused.
It's you I gather, the BWP diamond and the number 2.
Could it be a teams event?
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Hollywood on May 20, 2010, 06:58:44 PM
You were close. Yes it is me and yes it was a teams event. The club was Mayfield MCC. I think our team was Terry Saxon, Sprata Mason and myself. Where at do you reckon?
The trials event was the NSW titles at Canberra.
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Hollywood on May 20, 2010, 08:04:27 PM
This was my 250cc Bultaco in a frame I built. My dad named it the "HOWSTAR"

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Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Hollywood on May 20, 2010, 08:07:01 PM
See if you can guess this track. It was also used as a speedway track for cars but never bikes.

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Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Curly3 on May 20, 2010, 08:40:34 PM
Teams event, Nepean?
Is the other track in NSW? Steeply banked.
The diamond breast plate is from Newcastle in England.
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: matcho mick on May 21, 2010, 12:01:04 AM
morriset
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Post by: matcho mick on May 21, 2010, 12:04:11 AM
morriset
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Hollywood on May 21, 2010, 01:38:28 PM
Yes the teams event was at Nepean. I think they only ever run the teams events at Nepean.

The other track was Uralla. The first ever short circuit event that was run at Uralla turned out to be a real problem for them. During practice the police stepped and stopped the meeting. Apparently, the track had not been licensed with a right hander, so the police made them remove the right hander and use the full circuit for the meeting. As you can imagine, I had a field day and that is when that photo was taken just as I came off the main straight. 
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Hollywood on May 21, 2010, 01:41:23 PM
Guess what track this was.

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Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Curly3 on May 21, 2010, 02:38:37 PM
Dubbo?
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Post by: Hollywood on May 21, 2010, 05:31:54 PM
Not Dubbo but yes a country track. I think this was the only time I ever rode there.
The helmet was hot pink, the leathers blue with pink stars all over and pink stars down the sides of my boots.If you look close you can see a small emblem of superman on my breast plate. The body colours represented Hunter Valley Light Cycle Club, which my club as a trials rider.
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: jimg1au on May 21, 2010, 05:38:36 PM
what about boxers creek
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Curly3 on May 21, 2010, 05:55:23 PM
You beat me to it Jim, or maybe Orange, Young or Cowra.
I've covered a few there I know.
Is that Chad Morgan sitting on a Hagon in the background, actually it looks a bit like Doug Penrose?
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Hollywood on May 21, 2010, 06:22:47 PM
I'll put out of your misery. You got it, it was Cowra. You can't imaging riding around a track nowadays with no safety fence and a couple of yokels sitting on the sideline, can you?
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Curly3 on May 21, 2010, 06:57:14 PM
My first memory of Cowra was around 65 on the Easter Monday after Billy had ridden Dads bikes at Bathurst. The infield was overgrown bigtime & Billy came back after practice with the knuckles on his left hand full of thistles. The Easter Monday dirt trackmeeting swapped around between Cowra & Orange.
Carl had his first big get off at Orange, courtesy of a clash with one of the real old hard heads of the time, George Watson. In no way do I mean George got him because Carl was never one to give in.
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Hollywood on May 21, 2010, 07:07:11 PM
Well, I think I have just about run out of sort circuit photos so here is some speedway shots.

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Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Hoony on May 21, 2010, 07:27:29 PM
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Thats a really great pic Hollywood
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Post by: pancho on May 21, 2010, 11:33:25 PM
Truly a great  shot, I can hardly believe a bike could be rideable at that angle and the rider still stay in control!  Quite a bit different from the modern lay-down motor set up like we see now where the speedway bikes slide so fast and near to vertical and with the left foot tucked in behind the front wheel!    The shots at Cowra and Boxers creek brought back some memories for me. I rode at Cowra a few times, Heddon greeter, Taree,Vineyards, Young, Salty Creek once, Orange, Londonderry, and Boxers creek was my favourite track apart from Nepean. cheers wally. Oh and once in Tasmania, I think it was a track near Longford.
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Rossvickicampbell on May 21, 2010, 11:55:05 PM
wasn't Latrobe in Tassie was it?
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: pancho on May 22, 2010, 09:46:48 AM
Dont think so it was about 1965 I just went to watch one of my brothers mates ride and he gave me a ride on his B33 duplex.There were some big names from Vic. riding ,I think one was Leon Street. It wasn't far from Launceston cheers wally.
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Hoony on May 22, 2010, 10:12:54 AM
G'day Wally, sure it wasn't Neil Street ( Father in law of Phil Crump , Grandad of Jason Crump)
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Curly3 on May 22, 2010, 05:21:52 PM
Waiting for a restart at the Showground with Barry VanPraag in the background and Dennis Alderton far left behind the fence at Jerilderie Park who was a mentor to both Phill Herne & Billy Sanders.
Bluey was from up your way wasn't he? I wonder how or where he is?
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Hollywood on May 22, 2010, 06:05:54 PM
Bluey is still around. I only found out recently that he lives next door to a young bloke that works for me at the mine. I haven't seen him for a million years.

I don't think he has spoken to me since I cost him a maximum score in a very important meeting at J - Park (see attached photo) I was the only one to beat him that night and he wasn't happy.

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Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Curly3 on May 22, 2010, 06:32:00 PM
Did he stay upright by the way.
I speak to Herney occasionally, he is still a profesional motorbike rider.
He's a Postie in & around Mino.
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Hollywood on May 22, 2010, 06:41:19 PM
Yes he finished second.
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Post by: Curly3 on May 22, 2010, 07:04:42 PM
You'd swear he was going down from that angle. I'm sure he's gotten over it.
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: kipo on May 22, 2010, 07:44:26 PM
This is a great thread. Thought I'd ad some of my pics from my very average speedway career in the late 70's  ;D

Hope nobody minds as I'm only a newbie here.

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Rowley Park SA (me, second bike)

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Murray Bridge SA

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Whyalla SA
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Post by: Curly3 on May 22, 2010, 08:05:24 PM
Kipo, that's the great thing about this forum, everyday competitors have the same voice as riders who rode at the top level. Trust me, there wouldn't be to many with a shorter career than me.
You would've ridden in Sth OZ around the same time as Phill Bass & Tim Nunan?
Great photos.
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Post by: JAP 454 on May 22, 2010, 08:41:08 PM
Yeah Kipo, welcome and  keep 'em coming, Curly , what a great thread you started !! some awesome shots an stories !! from all !!

OK seeing we are on Speedway , I 'll bet mine was shorter than your's , Steve , Speedway career that is !!, will post a shot of me old Paul Sly framed JAP when I can find one, in the mean time, have a look at this.
(http://i854.photobucket.com/albums/ab106/JAP454/Short%20Circuit/StanBaylissandRussMeyer.jpg)

 Bert was a fellow St George member and lost his life in a rail accident near Heathcote, The Club's Bert Bayliss Trial was in his memory and I cant recall if it was a Sporting Trial or an Observed Trial , can you help there Don ??
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Curly3 on May 22, 2010, 09:28:30 PM
Thanks Al, I'm enjoying all this reminicing as much as anyone.
Thanks to my 13yo sons developing interest in dirt bikes just a couple of years ago.
After finding several websites of interest the thing that jumped out to me was that Dirt Track ( Short Circuit ),had pretty much become the long lost brother of dirt bikes.
If we can help log some history and educate others on how popular this discipline was in the golden days then it's all good for the future of classic short circuit.   
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: kipo on May 22, 2010, 09:29:21 PM
Kipo, that's the great thing about this forum, everyday competitors have the same voice as riders who rode at the top level. Trust me, there wouldn't be to many with a shorter career than me.
You would've ridden in Sth OZ around the same time as Phill Bass & Tim Nunan?
Great photos.

Those blokes where around, Sam Bass, Phils brother was chief steward at Rowley Park.

Some of the other better know SA riders of that era; Robbie Maxfield, Lou Sansom, Dene Davies, Tony Boyle who died in a speedcar cash and of course John Boulger.

In the outfits there was Dean Taylor and Peter Menz, the Atherton brothers (wild, wild blokes those ones). Ken I'Anson, Brian Schultz. You couldnt beat a Friday night on the Coglin Street hill when they had the solo Aus v's England test. Those where the days!




Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Hollywood on May 23, 2010, 09:20:35 AM
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Post by: JAP 454 on May 23, 2010, 09:51:53 AM
Wally and Hoony ,
You are both right about the Street given names, Quote from Old Bike Australia March / April edition, Page 26 ,article about the great Ray Owen " There was no shortage of hard men in the Nunawading club, men like Neil and Leon Street "

The article about Ray Owen is a great read , the mad bastard rode a Hagon JAP in a scramble event and won !!
Fossill
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Curly3 on May 23, 2010, 01:05:38 PM
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This appears to be one lap before the crash photo at the end of page 8.
Carl tells me that he lost the left footrest in one of his rare crashes earlier in the day.
A better shot of you Ian.
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Post by: JAP 454 on May 23, 2010, 10:34:19 PM
While looking for a photo of my one and only Speedway JAP , I came across this photo of the St.George  C grade Team in action at Nepean in 1972 , yours truly in the lead, either Steve McKenna or Pete Daly obscured and Alan Hill in 3rd, dunno where we came on the day , it was the NSW Teams Champs.
Me bike is the  Goulburn rider, Buzz Burrow's Grasstracker I bought in '71. a fairly early one with BSA rear wheel with a cast alloy cut down brake plate.

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Post by: Curly3 on May 24, 2010, 06:35:51 PM
I remember a Hill from St George who was coming up through the grades pretty quick, is that the same Hill in the previous shot Fossil?
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Post by: JAP 454 on May 24, 2010, 06:51:01 PM
Yeah , thats him , Curly, Alan Hill  # 515,
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Post by: colmoody on May 24, 2010, 09:42:55 PM
Curly that shot of Carl and Ian on the previous page. Do you know who the riders in the background are. I reckon 710 is a Kevin Patton whom I think is the old man of a Patton that currently competes at Classic Dirt Track meetings. And I reckon 68 would be Gary Thomas whom rode a few Short Circuit meetings and went ok. However he was a very handy road racer in the late sixtys/early seventys on Kawasaki Mach 111's (white) from memory.
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Curly3 on May 24, 2010, 09:52:43 PM
They're the men Col. Being the Junior class, I'm pretty sure Gary was on a 250 montessa and Kevin on a 250 Hagon Bully. Ian was obviously on a 350 Jap and Carl the B40 Elstar.
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Freakshow on May 25, 2010, 12:58:00 AM


Hey fellow crow eater................ 

There was nothing better than Rowley park at night, we'd go there for the bikes and cars every week i reackon as kids, sit eating sausage rolls and mums soup, and sniff in all funny race fuel.......

Too close to town my arse.  Noisy....  pffft .   Only 1km from the city centre ......perposperous.   

Now a  housing estate, i just hope the pug hole sinks, heard them houses have movent in them, serve them right......  Same as the old track on Anzac hwy, but at least its still an oval  and a soccer pitch i guess
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Post by: JAP 454 on May 25, 2010, 08:32:50 AM
# 710 is KP allright , had a club day down at Sapphire Speedway with Kevin and Cliff two weekends ago, Cliff was riding the 250 and the Hagon 4B JAP, they also had a Hagon 84S JAP there and I scored a few laps on it on me home track.

Kevin tells me he will have the 125 Yammy twin slider ready for Griffith.

Gary Thomas, didnt he run Triumphs in road racing as well??
Foss
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: kipo on May 25, 2010, 09:50:29 AM


Hey fellow crow eater................ 

There was nothing better than Rowley park at night, we'd go there for the bikes and cars every week i reackon as kids, sit eating sausage rolls and mums soup, and sniff in all funny race fuel.......

Too close to town my arse.  Noisy....  pffft .   Only 1km from the city centre ......perposperous.   

Now a  housing estate, i just hope the pug hole sinks, heard them houses have movent in them, serve them right......  Same as the old track on Anzac hwy, but at least its still an oval  and a soccer pitch i guess

Yes, when Rowley Park closed it was the demise of Speedway in SA (IMO). Speedway City was designed for sprint cars so it wasnt long before the bikes departed, several bad accidents including the death of Kevin O'Connell. I remember someone it the bike fraternity was selling T shirts with "Welcome to Friday Night at the Track Grades" on them. Which the promoters where not too impressed with. So the general mum and dads who took the kids to see a bit of everything lost interest. Sure, the diehards would follow their sport. We'd go to Gillman and the car fans would go to Speedway City. But it split speedway fans into 2 groups which ment less crowd at the one venue.

Bulldoze those poxy townhouses at Brompton and reopen the 'brick pit' I say  ;D

Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: JAP 454 on May 25, 2010, 10:07:34 AM
Hey Kipo
Did you see the write up, in Old Bike Australia 2009 March / April issue, on Neil Munro and Brian Kuerschner on his Vincent at the Pug Hole ??
and you are right about the mixed programs bringing in the fans to the Skids.
Fossil
 
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Post by: firko on May 25, 2010, 10:33:31 AM
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Yes, when Rowley Park closed it was the demise of Speedway in SA (IMO). Speedway City was designed for sprint cars so it wasnt long before the bikes departed, several bad accidents including the death of Kevin O'Connell. I remember someone it the bike fraternity was selling T shirts with "Welcome to Friday Night at the Track Grades" on them. Which the promoters where not too impressed with. So the general mum and dads who took the kids to see a bit of everything lost interest. Sure, the diehards would follow their sport. We'd go to Gillman and the car fans would go to Speedway City. But it split speedway fans into 2 groups which ment less crowd at the one venue.
It's not just a South Australia thing Kipo. The Sydney Showground (and Liverpool before they tarred it) mixed program was a proven winner for 50+years and when they shut it down and turned it into a yuppie tourist trap, speedway died in this berg. Parramatta speedway caters to the sprintcar/midget fans but all we've got for bikes is Nepean which, as much as I love the place, is mostly an amateur, true fans only club day venue. The grand plan for the Eastern Creek motorsport precinct, which currently comprises of the circuit track, go kart track and the drag strip next door, was to include an "international standard speedway" suitable for both bikes and cars, an area for Summernats style street machine events, a motorsport museum and more. Somehow I doubt that these extras will ever see the light of day as long as the current nongs are in government. Imagine the furore if the government allocated money for motorsport before they fixed the hospitals or public transport.

For motorcycle speedway and the mixed program to return first up we need a proper track. To get that a lobby group has to be formed to lobby the opposition Liberal party on the need for such a venue. The drag racers created an unbelievably strong lobby group, including guys like Alan Jones,business leaders and local politicians to push for a stand alone drag strip. The hired a full time spin doctor to sell the idea to pollies and it worked. The result was one of the best drag racing facilities in the world. For us to get the speedway we need, we have to do the same as the drag racers. (sorry for the sidetrack but the demise of speedway is one of my pet peeves)
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Freakshow on May 25, 2010, 10:54:30 AM
KIpo i know the new facility they bought at tailem bend is earmarked for a Dirt track before the other tracks (probally cause its cheaper to get off the ground, be interesting to see if they also do a speedway short track too and go for lights.    I ran gillman last year under lights and it was the best fun i had with my pants on.  I think its just somthing about ridding under lights and warm nights.
I thnk we are also taking on a round at mildura this year so there is a push to expand the venues so should be good.  Pity they are all so far away, thats what made Rowley so good, centre of town and everyone would come in, not sure ho many tailem will pull other than the murray bridge crowd, but being the 1hour or so out from town, ikt might get soem of the vic etc from over the border coming in and those from the mount as its a bit more drivable for them.
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Post by: kipo on May 25, 2010, 12:03:16 PM
Firstly, sorry Curly3 for the highjack.

Speedway is certainly the poorer for some decisions made over the years. After all we invented motorcyle speedway, Johnny Hoskins at the Maitland Show.

You're right Freakshow, you can't beat a warm night at the speedway. I went to the Australian titles at Mildura in the late 70's. Without a doubt the BEST meeting I've ever been too.

Hot balmy night, huge crowd, Phil Crump won on a maximum, some spectators staged a track sit in protest after either Boulger or Sanders (can't remember who) broke the tapes and was excluded.

Two streakers bolted across the track, one got away the other guy got caught. We got drunk. What a night!!!

Anyone else here there that night?
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Post by: Curly3 on May 25, 2010, 12:22:27 PM
Doesn't bother me kipo, I'm glad we're talking about the good old days of both Dirt Track & Speedway.
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Post by: pancho on May 25, 2010, 05:31:56 PM
Hey Curley 3, can you un-confuse this befuddled older person? I can clearly remember Norm Askew,& Carl Askew, who i believe were brothers, from my earlier motorcycling history.  I removed my self from the competitive scene about 1972 and did not get back into it 'till the first of the 'back to Nepean meetings' [the one set up by Darrel and Lyndel Butler], after a chance meeting with Darrel who offered me a ride on his hagon. ... so the question on my mind is are you one of this or a younger generation? dont tell if you don't want to. by the way i will get you to do something with my old slides and photos shortly .cheers wally.
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Post by: ianaust on May 25, 2010, 05:46:26 PM
Hey Steve ,   Can you wait till Im around to tell Carl he is Norms brother, I just want to see his face and yes its Gary Thomas, number 68  who could ride most forms of bikes  whether on tar or dirt but he did ride Nortons not Triumphs, and yes old KP as he likes to be known. If I ever get to put photos up I have some good ones from Nepean, have you organised box from England yet.
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Curly3 on May 25, 2010, 06:33:58 PM
Carl will definitely get a chuckle out of that Wally, I'm Carls youngest brother & Curly Norm was our father. Dads brother, Harold rode sidecars as did his sons Ken & Laurie, which adds names to the mix.
No Ian I haven't organized my package from England as my contact won't return my emails, I don't know what's going on there but he is a Jehovah's Witness and I wished him a happy Easter.
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Hollywood on May 25, 2010, 07:32:16 PM
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Post by: JAP 454 on May 25, 2010, 07:52:54 PM
Thanks,  Ian ,for putting me straight on what Garry Thomas rode , for some reason I have always connected his name with Triumphs , I dont know why !!
Looking through a 1971 road race program from Amaroo, I came across this ad for a Short Circuit meeting there, I can see KP in there and Kevin Fraser, but can't identify anyone else.

By the way,  Curly, there is a full page advert for Norm Askews on the back cover of the program.
Fossil
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Post by: colmoody on May 25, 2010, 08:05:58 PM
Ian,  seems like your the man on what Gary Thomas rode. Did he ever road race Kawaskai 500's. Or did I get that completly wrong.
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Curly3 on May 25, 2010, 08:21:34 PM
Looks like a Leightweight race start to me. 250's for those who may not know. I remember Ole riding at that meeting. Good comment for the sidecar fraternity at the bottom of that program cover Allan, I'm sure the argumentitive Chair boys on this forum will enjoy that.
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: JAP 454 on May 25, 2010, 08:38:11 PM
Yes , Steve , I agree that it is a Lightweight race start, numbers I can make out are, # 306 on the Bully with the holeshot, #52  Bully next to him , then KP, Fraze, #1, & #15 and the slider closest looks to have 11 or 11? on it, any idea who they might be ??
Fossil
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Curly3 on May 25, 2010, 09:28:51 PM
The 11 that I remember was Reg Anderson from BWP but I can't remember him riding anything other than a 500. I thought one looked like Matt Daley and he used 15 from memory. Carl rode a Bully at the very start using number 22, but I can't help with the others.
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Post by: piney on May 25, 2010, 09:42:59 PM
fantastic thread Curly ! and all those who've posted pix and comments have really enjoyed all the old pix. Been telling my son (24) how it was back in the day speedway Saturday night at Sydney showground we could catch the bus or get a ride from the brother in law he just can't beleive !!
aahhhh the good old days
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: JAP 454 on May 26, 2010, 08:35:05 AM
Y'know since Curly started this thread, I have been trawling through me old photo albums and old programs and have realised how important all this memorabilia is, Short Circuit in the 60s and 70s was a breeding ground for lifelong friendships an also a little argy- bargy and what a time it was.
I know some would say we are living in the past, but what a past !! Tours , both Short Circuit and Speedway , by the Auld Enemy the Poms, legend OS riders , like Wigg, Pusey, Olsen, Mauger, Fundin, I could go on. The best part about all that was our boys gave it to the Poms in spades !! Think about OUR legends  whose names have been on this thread , The Captain, Edwards , Askew, Poole, Fraser, Howison , Hunter , Norris , Crump , Street , Langfield, the list goes on and on !!.

Australia had four World Champions in Speedway last year , and did many people outside the sport know ??

Ahh well, I guess I better get to the point of this post.

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No prizes for identifying the rider on the left, in these pit shots taken at the Royale but who is the young bloke on the right ?? I think I know who it is , but I'm not sure , any ideas anyone ??
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Post by: kipo on May 26, 2010, 08:42:33 AM
Hey Kipo
Did you see the write up, in Old Bike Australia 2009 March / April issue, on Neil Munro and Brian Kuerschner on his Vincent at the Pug Hole ??
and you are right about the mixed programs bringing in the fans to the Skids.
Fossil
 

HI Fossil, No I didnt see that. You're right, it's good looking at all this nostalga. Australians have been so succesfull in speedway but like you say they are unknown outside the sport. Yet an AFL player and breaks a finger nail its national news  >:(
Keep the photos coming, love it!

Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Curly3 on May 26, 2010, 09:38:53 AM
I know Carl would be a bit embarassed to see his name mentioned amongst those guys even if he did leave his mark, in more ways than one.
Jim actually swung for my uncle on scrambles before he made his name in Speedway.
That matinee idol wouldn't be you would it Al?
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: JAP 454 on May 26, 2010, 10:25:05 AM
Nah, not me , Steve, like I said , Ithink I know who it is but I dont want to say yet, in case I colour others thoughts on the matter.
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Hollywood on May 26, 2010, 04:54:40 PM
Hey! Let's not forget the world champs that hailed from the Hunter Valley. Casey Stoner, Chad Reed and Jason Crump.
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Post by: Hollywood on May 26, 2010, 05:09:52 PM
(http://i920.photobucket.com/albums/ad49/donhowison/scan0010.jpg)

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Post by: Curly3 on May 26, 2010, 05:10:06 PM
Sorry Don, I don't think the Hunter can claim Jason, he's actually born & educated in England and Phil is from Mildura.
Who's the guy with the Spotted leathers in a few shots from Jerilderie Park by the way, they look familiar but I can't put a name to them?
Could the young bloke in the pits at the Showground be a very young Bob Sharpe?
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Hollywood on May 26, 2010, 05:27:54 PM
Jason Crump owns a house at Swansea Heads. Probably doesn't spend much time here but is here during the off season sometimes.

The rider with the spots is Terry Sutherland from Newcastle. Dabbled on both short circuit and speedway.
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: JAP 454 on May 26, 2010, 05:30:02 PM
Yeah, I thought that the Crumps were from Mildura  and Jason was born a Pom like me, anyhoo didn't want to leave anyone out an all that, but that's lists for you , more power to the riders you mentioned , Don ,and thats where It ALL started , the Hunter Valley , c1928, Johnnie Hoskins, Maitland Showground .

OK , the young rider in the second photo I have always understood to be Cec Platt pre fringe era.
Foss
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Curly3 on May 26, 2010, 05:56:01 PM
I thought it was probably too recent to be Sharpie but there was something very familiar about him that I couldn't put my finger on. Bob was a very prominent figure at Nepean, sharing his vast experience to anyone who asked at the time I was starting out.
If Crumpy owns a house at Swansea, I'll accept that one.
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Xed-up on May 26, 2010, 07:24:42 PM
   You could'nt mention australian and hunter valley legends without mentioning Keith Davies,Greg Primmer and Chris Watson (all multiple aust title holders and up there with the best) from the Mighty wallsend and kurri-kurri clubs :)
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Post by: pancho on May 26, 2010, 08:07:49 PM
Does any-body have pics of Herb Jeffo riding that daggy looking BSA 350 that scorched the sox of all-comers? I think i have one from Amaroo somewhere. Keep 'em coming cheers wally.
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: JAP 454 on May 26, 2010, 08:27:49 PM
Hey Wally, There was a magazine article , a year or two ago on Herb with pix of the BSA and the Jawa, I have a copy in me collection.

Don , who is the rider on the left of your first pic today with Fundin , Moore and Langy ??  Not Briggo ??   Took me wife and two week old daughter to Liverpool to watch Ove in 1970, awesome .

Fossil
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Post by: Curly3 on May 26, 2010, 09:01:11 PM
That's who it is Al, Briggo. As competitive as Langy was, he's in illustrious company there, at least 10 world titles between them.
I should also add that all 3 riders that Huski mentioned are all legends for sure. Wato in particular was at the top longer than anyone I can remember and surprises me that he hasn't been mentioned earlier.
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Post by: Hollywood on May 27, 2010, 05:01:16 AM
You are correct it was Barry Briggs.
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Post by: Hollywood on May 27, 2010, 05:55:04 PM
Robbie Blackadder, Don Howsion, Stuart Mountford & Brian Shields

(http://i920.photobucket.com/albums/ad49/donhowison/scan0003-1.jpg)
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Post by: Hollywood on May 27, 2010, 05:59:00 PM
My first speedway bike. My sponsor Bill Rae (bike owner) on the right and my brother Ray on the left. Sydney Showground pits.

(http://i920.photobucket.com/albums/ad49/donhowison/scan0016-1.jpg)
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Post by: Hollywood on May 30, 2010, 05:22:00 AM
Liverpool pre tar days

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Post by: Curly3 on May 30, 2010, 07:49:12 AM
Pretty sure thats Dave Mills with you in the last 2 shots and is the mad Austrian Helmut Schipple one of the other guys?
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Post by: Hollywood on May 30, 2010, 12:04:08 PM
you are correct again. It is Dave Mills. Not sure who the other riders are. I think, from memory, it was a best pairs event.
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Post by: Hollywood on May 30, 2010, 12:08:21 PM
Pits at Jerilderie Park

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Very early in my speedway career at the Showground.

(http://i920.photobucket.com/albums/ad49/donhowison/scan0011-2.jpg)
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Post by: firko on May 30, 2010, 12:33:09 PM
Wow, a photo of an Aussie icon. Sadly, as good as you were as a rider Don, and how good your photos are (keep 'em coming) I don't mean you, or Hearny for that matter.

In the background of the top photo of you and Hearny at Jerilderie there's a bloke on top of the hill behind you resplendent in beige polyester walk shorts, Fabyani non iron nylon sports shirt and the piece de resistance, a nice pair of long socks and what I hope is a pair of beige Windsor Smith slip on casuals.
The 'ensemble is topped off by a nicely Brylcreemed brush back and neatly manicured sideburns. You just know he had a 'bug rake' in his back pocket.

Damn that was a good look. ;) It reminds me so much of my dad it hurts! ;D
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Hollywood on May 30, 2010, 06:14:28 PM
Hey Firko! I had a large chuckle over your comments, very good. I might put a few Trials photos, what do you reckon?
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Curly3 on May 30, 2010, 06:28:54 PM
No more slow photos on this thread please, even if there are already a few of Ian Burkett. And me of course, there's a section for trials just waiting.
I thought It looked like Stu Mountford, I wonder what his brother Steve is up to these days?
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: JAP 454 on May 31, 2010, 09:34:29 PM
Hey Wally, Herb, 350 BSA, Heddon Greta 1966

(http://i854.photobucket.com/albums/ab106/JAP454/Short%20Circuit/Herb.jpg)

Photo courtesy Old Bike Australia Sep / Oct 2008

Curly, there is a good shot in the same article of The Captain chasing Herb at Taree , can scan and post if you haven't seen it.
Fossil
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Curly3 on May 31, 2010, 10:08:05 PM
What a great shot, Herb was definitely the early pacesetter on Sliders. He was always the one that Billy & Dad always talked about having to beat, just as Billy was to Carl. Post the photo Al. Which edition of Old Bike was that article in?
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Post by: JAP 454 on May 31, 2010, 10:23:49 PM
Yeah, Steve,  a bloody great shot and I can remember all of us C graders calling each other " Herb " , Me dog at the time was even called , you guessed it " Herb "

September / October 2008 Old Bike Australia

Fossil
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Curly3 on May 31, 2010, 10:38:49 PM
Always love a good shot of a Legtrailer in action, I'm pretty sure it was pronounced Erb, well that's how I heard it.
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: JAP 454 on May 31, 2010, 10:50:43 PM
You're right about the pronunciation , Erb.
Anyhoo here's the other shot, Old Bar 1969, Billy chasing Herb , Alan Hill and I hitch-hiked up an back to Taree to watch this meeting.
(http://i854.photobucket.com/albums/ab106/JAP454/Short%20Circuit/BillyMacandHerb.jpg)
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Post by: Xed-up on June 01, 2010, 07:01:24 AM
  There great old shots  jap! especially the top one  of  "erb", he was a little before my time ,do you guys know any of his history ,where he was from etc? :D
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Post by: Curly3 on June 01, 2010, 07:52:17 AM
Erb's from around Newcastle somwhere I think. Interesting to see all 3 styles of helmets from the era in the same shot.
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Post by: JAP 454 on June 01, 2010, 10:18:49 PM
For Wally and those interested, the above photos came from Old Bike Australia issue #9, if you go to www.chevron.com.au and follow the links Motorbikes - magazines - back issues you will find back issue # 9 still available.

The yarn about Herb is well worth reading and it has some great old photos, and ,of course the Editor , Jim Scaysbrook, was no mean Short Circuit rider himself,there is nearly always some mention or article about Short Circuit in the mag.
Fossil
 
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: SAABCOMBI on June 04, 2010, 03:26:41 PM
My Brother and l always went to the melbourne show grounds long track, l you ride there hollywood, do you ride agains gary o`brian on his JAP. and now you ride trials.
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Post by: pancho on June 04, 2010, 03:58:45 PM
Calling every-one 'erb brings back memories! i used to wonder where that came from now i know. I was at Amaroo road races standing on the enbankment at the very top corner with Fred Boyd and a Bankstown Wiley park bloke who had a beer in his face when Geof Curtis was first into the corner by a long shot but scattered the manx that he was riding across the track. When he picked himself up the one with the beer said [after a pause] "want a can 'erb?" Geoff looked at him in disbelief and said "what a @#$% of a time to ask me!" cheers wally
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: pancho on June 05, 2010, 10:13:40 AM
 Hey fossil I got your email and i think i replied  not sure! any how looking forward to a chat cheers wally.
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Post by: Hollywood on June 05, 2010, 04:56:27 PM
My Brother and l always went to the melbourne show grounds long track, l you ride there hollywood, do you ride agains gary o`brian on his JAP. and now you ride trials.
I cannot remember Gary O'Brian and I gave up riding trials in 2000 due to health reasons. I surf longboards now, although I am suffering knee problems at the moment from a work injury.
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Hollywood on June 05, 2010, 04:59:34 PM
(http://i920.photobucket.com/albums/ad49/donhowison/scan0018-1.jpg)

Peter Fields on the deck, myself in the middle pushing Brian Shields to the outside.
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Curly3 on June 05, 2010, 06:12:04 PM
With nearly every photo a name that I forgot comes up, that is what this thread is all about. Peter Field, I know Brian Shields has been mentioned before and the Shields family name has been dominant in & around the Hunter for decades. My memory of Gary O'brien was at the OZ Short Circuit titles, St Kilda Sth Aus in 74 when he won the 250 & 500 titles riding Montesa's. The track was pretty much a Goat track after weeks of bad weather. KD won his first unlimited title.
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: mx250 on June 06, 2010, 05:28:28 PM
Alan Hill and I hitch-hiked up an back to Taree to watch this meeting.
;D back in the good old days eh.
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Hollywood on June 07, 2010, 05:12:51 PM
(http://i920.photobucket.com/albums/ad49/donhowison/scan0020-1.jpg)

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Post by: GD66 on June 07, 2010, 05:20:07 PM
Got any pics of Bob Humphreys there, lads ? He rode test and British league for years, and went through the mill in  NSW before that. He's still historic roadracing here in the west to this day, and is still quick. Bob's retired now, and while the papers say he's over 60, if you look in his eyes, you can still see a naughty little kid... :D
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Curly3 on June 07, 2010, 06:30:36 PM
Don, is that Barry Vanpraag at the Bullpens.
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Hollywood on June 09, 2010, 05:18:21 AM
The rider hails from Wangi Wangi, just south on Newcastle. It is Grahame Magnell amd yes it is the Showground. This was taken in 1973, im my first year on speedway.

The other image is Jerilderie Park.
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Hollywood on June 11, 2010, 01:47:19 PM
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Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Curly3 on July 23, 2010, 06:51:45 PM
Bump.
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: JAP 454 on July 23, 2010, 09:31:50 PM
Hey Steve , I know its not Short Circuit but it's a Classic , from 1951
(http://i854.photobucket.com/albums/ab106/JAP454/Short%20Circuit/JackCaruthers.jpg)

Foss
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Curly3 on July 23, 2010, 09:48:55 PM
All good Al, just trying to get the fires burning again.
We are entering the Dirt Track season.
Are you coming to Nepean next weekend?
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Post by: JAP 454 on July 23, 2010, 10:04:21 PM
This IS Short Circuit, Griffith 30/7/1972 , pic by David Klobe, St. George club team ready for the St George V The Rest test match
(http://i854.photobucket.com/albums/ab106/JAP454/Short%20Circuit/Griffith/StGeorgeteam.jpg)

L to R Kevin Wright, Laurie Burns , Pat O'Malley, Alan Hill, the late Peter Daly, Danny Pratt, AND a hairy yours truly
On the bike is Bill Powell , current Sec, of VSRA, still has the little Beezer slider
Foss
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Freakshow on July 27, 2010, 04:30:43 PM
Look a bit like Graeme Garden, there fossil , very ' The Goodies", just need that giant kitty to come up in the background...........
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: JAP 454 on July 29, 2010, 08:49:27 PM
Ever since Hollywood posted that Pic of the big stroker in the slider frame I've been looking for a photo of a particular speedway bike , this is the only photo I can find of it , in the pits at Tralee when we raced on a 300 yard dolomite speedway on the center green of the asphalt car track , not much of a pic but if you look through the front wheel of Tony Days Hagon , you can see it doesn't have a Jap or Jawa fitted but an SC 500 Yammy , it was ridden by Bill Hameling and if he beat you out of the gate , it wasn't a good idea to try and round him up on the outside !!.
My Paul Sly framed 5 stud JAP is the yellow framed bike with the engine guard.
(http://i854.photobucket.com/albums/ab106/JAP454/Short%20Circuit/TDTralee.jpg)

See you on Sunday if the creeks don't rise
Foss
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Post by: Curly3 on July 29, 2010, 09:15:44 PM
Who's the rider sitting on fuel drum? don't you love the streamlined steel shoe.
A work of art.
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Post by: JAP 454 on July 29, 2010, 09:18:40 PM
It's Tony Day , the skidshoe is a clunker  !!
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Post by: Freakshow on July 29, 2010, 11:29:08 PM
What frame is the sc500 in ?
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Post by: JAP 454 on July 30, 2010, 06:10:53 AM
Freaky, I pretty sure it's a Jawa frame , itwas a very scary beast to ride against , and to ride  !!

Foss
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: firko on July 30, 2010, 10:05:48 AM
Jeez....my memory bank is working today. I remember the little guy in the top photo, Kevin Wright. He never looked old enough to race with the big kids! I also recall an SC500 powered speedway bike. Someone rode a 380 Greeves powered solo at the Showground during the late sixties, would it have been Bob Sharpe? I helped a guy with some fabrication on a 501 Maico powered speedway bike that never saw the track after he took it to Menai for some shakedowns and was scared shitless by it. The Jawa speedway frame was later converted to a swingarmed dirt tracker, sold to a guy in Mildura and never seen again.

 The Yanks experimented with two stroke speedway bikes in California during the seventies but they put a stop to the stupidity before someone got killed. During that time I remember a really young guy with a Maico 440 speedway bike at Ascot and he was all over the shop in qualifying. He then hopped on his Jawa and blitzed. His name was Bobby Schwartz and he did OK I believe. ::)
I also remember the first Maely speedway bikes being ridden by a really young Scott Autrey. The Maely Mk1 was in reality a Honda XL350 top end on a Maely build crankcase and crankshaft. They were actually pretty well engineered and showed a lot of potential............Anyway, I'm getting off thread, sorry!
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Freakshow on July 30, 2010, 06:24:30 PM
watch this space.
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Curly3 on July 30, 2010, 06:29:48 PM
I spannered a few times for Bobby " Boogaloo " Schwartz when he came to Oz and yes he was very good, won a couple of World Best Pairs with Bruce Penhall in the 80's.
Good fella.
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: JAP 454 on July 31, 2010, 05:53:40 PM
Hey Steve
EA was unpacking some old books and photos and I came across this one

(http://i854.photobucket.com/albums/ab106/JAP454/Short%20Circuit/Carlos.jpg)

Caption reads " Birmingham's " Wild Colonial Boy " Carl Askew blasts around the boards at Rye House.

Cheers
Fossil
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Post by: Curly3 on July 31, 2010, 06:00:16 PM
1974 and his first season in England. Good shot.
Thanks Fossil.
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Post by: JAP 454 on July 31, 2010, 06:11:21 PM
Yeah Good shot Steve , I am originally from Birmingham and me grandmother  ran the Canteen at Birmingham Perry Barr so I was infected early in life,
(http://i854.photobucket.com/albums/ab106/JAP454/Short%20Circuit/HagonSandracer.jpg)

OK also from 1974 , Wanna buy a racebike  ??
Fossil
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Post by: Curly3 on July 31, 2010, 06:15:16 PM
Your a Brummie, that does explain a lot.
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Post by: JAP 454 on July 31, 2010, 06:17:34 PM
Hommer 'em Cradley
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Post by: Xed-up on July 31, 2010, 06:33:28 PM


OK also from 1974 , Wanna buy a racebike  ??
Fossil
[/quote]      No worries Jap 491 pound i'll have 2 ;)
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Post by: JAP 454 on July 31, 2010, 06:49:44 PM
Only two Husky ??

Ok another Aussie riding for the Brummies

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Phil Herne getting a bit of drive.

By the way " Hommer 'em Craydley " is the war-cry of the Cradley Heath fans, I've written it as  Brummies say it , they dont speak proper in Brum.

Fossil
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Post by: Curly3 on July 31, 2010, 07:45:26 PM
Yum saft yo am?
Phil's still a proffesional motorbike rider, he's a postie and his son Jay is riding in England at the moment.
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: JAP 454 on July 31, 2010, 08:20:38 PM
Yo frum Brumagem , our kid ??
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Post by: JAP 454 on July 31, 2010, 09:28:39 PM
Jeez....my memory bank is working today. I remember the little guy in the top photo, Kevin Wright. He never looked old enough to race with the big kids! sorry!

Firko,
I hadn't seen Kevin for nearly 30 years when he showed up at the 50th anniversary at Nepean, I think he was with TH , still doesnt look old enough !! by the way, somewhere I have a shot of Mick Baran at the start on the CCM at Nepean, it was a C grade teams event an he was riding for St. George , I'll post it when I find it.
Fossil
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Post by: jimg1au on July 31, 2010, 09:31:39 PM
kevin turns up at our club days with th and tim
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: JAP 454 on August 05, 2010, 07:19:34 PM
A couple of shots from the Weslake era , Kempsey 1977 or 1978 not sure

(http://i854.photobucket.com/albums/ab106/JAP454/Short%20Circuit/Kempseyc1978.jpg)

Top photo :- Len Norris, Greg Primmer [ obs] and an unknown rider getting a push start

Bottom photo :- Lenny chasing Greg, unknown rider 3rd, Pummo 4th
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Post by: JAP 454 on August 05, 2010, 07:36:14 PM
This one from Nepean

(http://i854.photobucket.com/albums/ab106/JAP454/Short%20Circuit/THPummo.jpg)

Th and Pummo chasing unknown rider on CR 500,
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Post by: Curly3 on August 05, 2010, 07:52:34 PM
I think A9 is former Australian Speedway Champion Steve Regelling. He liked the tassels.
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Post by: JAP 454 on August 05, 2010, 08:00:24 PM
I'm sure you are right , Steve , cos the name rings a bell , now you've mentioned it , only went to Kempsey once and Steve Regeling was there, the race number just didn't ring any bells.

Foss

Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Freakshow on August 06, 2010, 02:30:17 PM
http://vintagespeedway.homestead.com/titles.html
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: JAP 454 on August 09, 2010, 09:50:42 PM
From the July 1975 issue of Two Wheels

(http://i854.photobucket.com/albums/ab106/JAP454/Short%20Circuit/LangySalty2.jpg)

Langy at Salty Creek in a Pom V Aussie Test
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Post by: JAP 454 on August 09, 2010, 10:04:07 PM
This advert from July '75 Two Wheels

(http://i854.photobucket.com/albums/ab106/JAP454/Short%20Circuit/LenBowes.jpg)

Was gunna crop the text, but I thought , what the hell

Fossil
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Post by: TT on August 09, 2010, 10:15:54 PM
From the July 1975 issue of Two Wheels

(http://i854.photobucket.com/albums/ab106/JAP454/Short%20Circuit/LangySalty2.jpg)

Langy at Salty Creek in a Pom V Aussie Test

Hey Old Foss, do you know who took that? Very cool shot!.  ;D
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Post by: JAP 454 on August 09, 2010, 10:30:52 PM
Tony, Ive just checked the magazine and it doesn't credit the photographer that took that photo or indeed any photo in the Mag.

I've known Langy well for many years now and I know he loved to stick it up the Poms on the track , it was only 12 months ago I admitted to him I was a Pom , bloody hell you should have heard  him , The Auld Enemy , 3rd February 1854  and all that , wasn't till I told him me mob came from Ireland originally that he settled down

Foss
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Post by: JAP 454 on August 16, 2010, 10:43:37 PM
A couple more pit lane shots from Kempsey , Ian Williams with Dad Taffy in the top shot , no prizes for guessing who the bottom shot is !!

(http://i854.photobucket.com/albums/ab106/JAP454/Kempseypits.jpg)
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Post by: JAP 454 on August 16, 2010, 10:56:37 PM
Freight Train at Pit corner Kempsey, TH is there Ian Williams , but who is the Pepsi #3 rider in about 3rd or 4th ?? check the crowd  !!

(http://i854.photobucket.com/albums/ab106/JAP454/Kempseypitcorner.jpg)

Apologise for the quality , however these photos have survived 30 or more years plus a house fire.
Foss
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Post by: Xed-up on August 17, 2010, 08:21:39 AM
   Hey Fossil dont apoligise for anything mate, thanks for the memories,  if thats the 77' Akubra classic thats the first open short-circuit i ever rode in, great days :D  that shot of langy's an absolute gem. ;) cheers huskibul
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Post by: Curly3 on August 17, 2010, 08:34:33 AM
Hey Foss, at a guess would that be the Oz titles held at Kempsey and I think Stephan Gall won it that year.
I think no3 is his team mate, Willoughby or something.
Looks like Len Norris got a bad start.
C'mon Mr Burkett, extract a digit, where are your photo's?
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Xed-up on August 17, 2010, 09:00:25 AM
    Not sure of the numbers (to long ago) maybe Chris Dixon on #3 ? or did gall change to 3 for the day ?
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Post by: JAP 454 on August 17, 2010, 09:16:46 AM
Yeah, Huski
Just spoke to bro Jim and both he and I thought maybe Chris Dixon

Foss
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Post by: Freakshow on August 17, 2010, 01:12:21 PM
Did pete lee go through the green hornet faze ?  did he think he was a super hero or somthing, even green gloves that shoot spider webs ?......  pete what he hell where you thinking, you just needed tassles man..............
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Post by: Curly3 on August 17, 2010, 05:34:14 PM
It was my understanding that Green was bad luck, it will be interesting to here from Pete how lucky he was in those leathers.
My brother Carl would even cut any green out of stickers before putting them on his bike, I Pissed him off big time once by deliberately hanging a green rag out of my back pocket when spannering for him at a Longtrack meeting.
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Post by: JAP 454 on August 18, 2010, 10:28:31 AM
Curly 3's mention of Gordon Guasco in the First Sliders thread prompted me to chase this photo up,

(http://i854.photobucket.com/albums/ab106/JAP454/Short%20Circuit/AireySharpandGausco.jpg)

Stars of Speedway ,and short circuit at times, from the early '70s ,in the pits at The Headquarters

L to R Jim Airey, "Cowboy" Bob Sharp and  " Horse " , the late Gordon Guasco
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Post by: firko on August 18, 2010, 10:56:52 AM
I can remember Gordon Guascos JAP for sale in Ryans still with the dirt on it from that last ride. He was my favourite along with another of the forgotten 'Showy' stars of the 60s/70s, Cec Platt. Cec later became a mate through Penrith club and still turns up at most Nepean meetings adorned in his customary 10 gallon Stetson and cowboy boots. His son Ty was also a very good rider who, like his father, never quite achieved the success he deserved.
                               (http://img.villagephotos.com/p/2005-8/1062154/smplatt.jpg)
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Post by: JAP 454 on August 18, 2010, 07:07:35 PM
This photo from  Two Wheels 1973,January edition

(http://i854.photobucket.com/albums/ab106/JAP454/Short%20Circuit/JimAireyNepean.jpg)

Jim Airey at the 1972 Nepean Six Hour , dunno who # 17 is

Foss
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Post by: Curly3 on August 19, 2010, 06:00:05 PM
(http://i38.tinypic.com/fm50s7.jpg)
GC was untouchable this day.
Granite Park Seymour.
This was one hell of a corner, Long, Downhill, Off Camber and tightened right up at the bottom.
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Post by: Curly3 on August 19, 2010, 06:08:08 PM
(http://i33.tinypic.com/11uyp2d.jpg)
Charlie Edwards chasing.
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Post by: Curly3 on August 19, 2010, 06:10:27 PM
(http://i38.tinypic.com/x52ii0.jpg)
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Post by: Curly3 on August 19, 2010, 06:13:30 PM
(http://i38.tinypic.com/fmp6v.jpg)
Walk back to the pits, courtesy of a broken chain, I think.
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Post by: pancho on August 20, 2010, 04:44:24 PM
Isn't that Geoff Curtis, walking Curly3?
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Post by: ianaust on August 20, 2010, 05:29:57 PM
Yes Pancho thats him and it was a flat tyre wasnt it
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Post by: Curly3 on August 20, 2010, 07:33:06 PM
Yes Wally and its him riding as well. 1973, the same year that "Bastard" Showground claimed him.
I beg to differ Ian, I'm pretty sure he won the race with a flat tyre and the broken chain incident came just after the re-start of the Unlimited final which was eventually won by Keith Davies. There was a major pile up in the first corner of the first start and GC, KD, Charlie Edwards and Keith Sewell all came down. Courtesy of Scaysie's book, Australia's Motorcycling Heritage.
Where are your photo's Ian, we're starting to run dry.
Do you want me to come over and hold your hand. I said HAND.
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Post by: pancho on August 21, 2010, 05:20:04 PM
I was pretty sure number 41 was Geoff but I miss-read your post, then I saw the pic, He was a very pleasant unassuming bloke who I always considered to be a very safe rider. I was shocked the day I heard about his passing to the point where I can still remember what I was doing at the time I heard the bad news. pancho.
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Post by: Curly3 on August 21, 2010, 10:12:17 PM
Pancho, Geoff was a class act allround.
His advice to up & coming Speedway riders was to avoid the Showground.
The accident that took him away was a pretty innocuouse looking prang but awkwardly he got caught between the bike and that bloody concrete.
I can personally attest to the unforgiving nature of the Showground and from what I've heard I'm one of the lucky ones, it all goes to show that when your number comes up, it's out of our hands.
I may be wrong but I think he was the second of two out of three brothers to lose their life on a motorcycle.
 
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Post by: JAP 454 on August 30, 2010, 08:51:54 PM

Right , with Griffith only about , errrr, 19 sleeps away , I thought I'd post these start shots from the inaugural Aussie Classic Titles held at West Wyalong in 1994 , Just ta get yas in the mood !!

(http://i854.photobucket.com/albums/ab106/JAP454/Short%20Circuit/WestWyalong94.jpg)

# 8 Geoff Grabham , #54 Garry O'Brien, # 53 Bob Sunderland , # 79 Lenny Norris, #64 Dave Knox, # 190 Ron Davis , any-one help with the rest ?? ,
 #149 is an Astro with a 500 Yammy fitted , came from Vic I think.
Foss
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Post by: JAP 454 on August 30, 2010, 09:49:29 PM
Allrighty , here's a start line up from Griffith in 197?

(http://i854.photobucket.com/albums/ab106/JAP454/Short%20Circuit/Griffithstart-1.jpg)

# 709 Neil Appaloni, # 200 Gary Harriman , I think ,  # 454 Yours truly, # 371 ?? , #12 ??

I wonder what's got everyone's attention ??

Photo by Dennis Miller , Griffith
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Post by: yamaico on August 31, 2010, 10:43:28 AM
#12 from the last couple of photos would be me.
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Post by: JAP 454 on August 31, 2010, 11:20:10 AM
Thanks for that , is that a Cole engine in the B/W shot and is it an Elstar ??
Foss
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Post by: Curly3 on August 31, 2010, 04:49:57 PM
I wouldn't have picked the B&W shot for you Pete, you must have been just a pup. It sure looks like a Cole to me and it has that funny little Elstar front guard, they usually came as a package.
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Post by: yamaico on August 31, 2010, 06:34:38 PM
I'm not positive but I'm pretty sure that was me, Steve. I had Daytona boots, #12 and a Cole Elstar. I was definitely riding when Neil, Gary and Al were. I think 371 might be Ron Sumskis. Worst thing I ever did was getting rid of my 84S and getting that Cole. By the way, I think that Gary Harriman's girlfriend must have been standing in the infield to warrant all that attention.
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Post by: JAP 454 on August 31, 2010, 07:46:09 PM
Pete ,
I am pretty sure it is you , now,  'cos its definately a Cole Elstar, with your race number, the thing that gives it away as an Elstar , to me , are the fork gaiters, Hagons and Goddens have the same gaiters , but Elstar gaiters are longer, I'm on an Elstar in that photo and you will see my  gaiters are the same as yours but different to both Neil's Hagon and Garry's Godden , OK go back in this thread to the start shot at Yass and it's probably you not Ron Lea on the #12 Cole Elstar next to Kevin Fraser, did you have a run at Yass ??

In my opinion , Elstars had much better forks than Hagons and I preferred them as a race bike .

Foss
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Post by: yamaico on September 01, 2010, 06:45:17 AM
Hi Al,
Yep, that was me at Yass. Rode a heap of open meetings down there as well as club days - it was our clubs's home track for a lot of years. I agree with you about the Elstars being a better frame, however the Cole was a different story altogether. I have a lot of old photos from Yass, I'll try and dig them out,
Pete.
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Post by: Xed-up on September 01, 2010, 07:04:00 AM
    ,there great shot's fella's keep em' coming,and it's good to hear some "good oil "on the frame's/motor's etc  Cheers  ;)
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Post by: Freakshow on September 01, 2010, 11:53:51 AM
Well when i saw this picture, all i could think of was....... thats exactly as i imagine alison to llok like  ;D

(http://i41.tinypic.com/t0svn9.jpg)
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Post by: Godden79 on September 02, 2010, 09:53:23 PM
A couple of shots from the Weslake era , Kempsey 1977 or 1978 not sure

Hi Jap 454, I haven't been on for a while but just having a look, that meeting at Kempsey was the second round of the Golden Wheels series ,20 May 1979, Steve Regeling is the rider A9,also spotted the Zacher sidecar duo in the background,Ron snr and Ron Jnr in the green leathers.Thats a great shot of Pete Lee on his Green Godden Jap.( That is the same bike I own now and have ridden at the classic meetings a few years ago),Pete had a 250 yamaha in it for some time and I rebuilt it with my motor and gearbox.Great pics .Keep em coming.
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Post by: Freakshow on September 03, 2010, 12:17:55 PM
(http://img339.imageshack.us/img339/9168/spdwy009ato6.jpg)
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Post by: Hoony on September 03, 2010, 01:11:46 PM
Freaky, what track and era is that?
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Post by: Freakshow on September 03, 2010, 01:24:53 PM
Im thinking new zealand ? late 60's by the leather helmet :O)
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Post by: Hoony on September 03, 2010, 01:46:12 PM
its a big track, look at how wide the corners are !
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Post by: JAP 454 on September 03, 2010, 08:31:57 PM
With the Griffith Nats just around the corner , I thought I'd post this shot of Tony Day and myself  on turn 1 at the Pines, the shot shows the surface at Griffith well, it was taken in the late '70s cos I have me flaaash leathers on !!

(http://i854.photobucket.com/albums/ab106/JAP454/Short%20Circuit/Griffith/TDmeGriffith.jpg)

Foss
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Post by: Grumpy on September 03, 2010, 08:34:13 PM
off topic a bit but latest "old bike" mag had a request for country dirt track stories....ed. said fine but photos are a problem  ( just thought i'd let you know)....grumpy
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Post by: Curly3 on October 17, 2010, 10:01:22 PM
Just a reminder.
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Post by: JAP 454 on October 23, 2010, 10:29:17 PM
Been trying to get hold of this photo of the late Gordon Guasco since his name came up in the first sliders thread. Langy came up with it for me .
(http://i854.photobucket.com/albums/ab106/JAP454/GordonGuasco3.jpg)

Vale GG
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Post by: Curly3 on October 23, 2010, 10:45:49 PM
Another career cut short, great rider.
No wonder his nickname was Horse.
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Post by: JAP 454 on November 11, 2010, 10:56:43 AM
Freight Train at Pit corner Kempsey, TH is there , Ian Williams , but who is the Pepsi #3 rider in about 3rd or 4th ?? check the crowd  !!

(http://i854.photobucket.com/albums/ab106/JAP454/Kempseypitcorner.jpg)

Apologise for the quality , however these photos have survived 30 or more years plus a house fire.
Foss

Been searching through me fire damaged photos and found the sequel to the first shot , Ian Williams is having a big go inside TH and does grab the lead as the next shot I have shows , however it is to badly damaged to post.

(http://i854.photobucket.com/albums/ab106/JAP454/Short%20Circuit/Kempsey2.jpg)
One thing , I can't remember TH wearing blue and white leathers , his number is on the bike , Steve ??
Foss
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Post by: JAP 454 on November 11, 2010, 11:10:12 AM
While I was going through me photos , I found this shot of veteran Longtrack and Speedway rider Ken Carrat of Canberra, I used it as a publicity shot in the local rag, the shot was taken in  2003 , Ken was 57 then , and still competes in Veteran Speedway events around OZ , the last one he rode in was the recent Gillman meeting , I think there is a thread about it on the forum.
(http://i854.photobucket.com/albums/ab106/JAP454/Short%20Circuit/KenCarratBega.jpg)

Turn 3 at Sapphire Speedway, Bega , Ken Carrat ,1960's Jawa Longtracker , 2  Valve Slider event at 2003 South Coast Cup meeting.
Foss
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Post by: Curly3 on November 11, 2010, 04:52:22 PM
It's definitely TH, looks like the first lap and Trev's 700 got the holeshot.
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Post by: ianaust on November 11, 2010, 05:37:27 PM
Steve dont be like that ,  just because its true an yes he did have those shit leathers but not for long , he got them for free.
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Post by: JAP 454 on November 11, 2010, 05:47:33 PM
Thanks Ian and Steve , that explains it , I just couldn't remember TH in those leathers .
Foss
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Post by: Curly3 on November 11, 2010, 06:10:30 PM
Where are your photo's Ian? No more excuses.
The rest of us are running on empty.
Those blue ones were better than the baby shite brown ones he wore for years.
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: JAP 454 on November 12, 2010, 08:46:57 PM
While checking this shot out of the late Ian Williams at Kempsey, obviously having issues with the Wessie, I noticed TH was in the background with those blue and white leathers , I just wondered who he was yakkiing to , a couple of them look familiar, any idea Steve ??

(http://i854.photobucket.com/albums/ab106/JAP454/Short%20Circuit/THKempsey.jpg)

Foss
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Post by: Curly3 on November 12, 2010, 09:05:12 PM
I have no idea Foss, this was the time between Carlos giving Short Circuit away in 74 and when I rode from 79 - 82.
Mr Burkett would know, one of them may even be him???????
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Post by: ianaust on November 13, 2010, 07:01:09 AM
The gentlemen with Trev are Mr Metcalffe behind him , next to him is Max Woodruff and the other is Alex Shultz of Carlisle tyres
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Post by: JAP 454 on November 13, 2010, 05:07:41 PM
The recent sad passing of Arthur Hamburger prompted me to find up this program cover , it was the last open meeting at Boxers Creek and that was when I met and competed against Arthur for the first time.
                     VALE " ARFA"
(http://i854.photobucket.com/albums/ab106/JAP454/Short%20Circuit/BoxersCreekprogramcover.jpg)

For those of you that didn't know the circuit , it was a Miniature TT style of track , over  3/4  mile around with all sorts of corners and a loooooong straight, the only one I knew of that had braking markers at the fast end , I won my one and only A grade event there , against not a lot of opposition , Lee Roebuck and a fella on a Hagon Goldie gave me heaps , loved the place.

There were a couple of club days held after this meeting and you can still see the outline of the track using Google Earth.

Foss
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Post by: ianaust on November 13, 2010, 06:25:14 PM
Its a pity its not still there, I have good memories of the place not only on solos but sidecars with my old man. Still remember Dave Mitchell on a Elstar JAP
one meeting that will remain a long time
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Post by: Curly3 on January 15, 2011, 09:47:33 PM
Nothing new from me, just noticed we had been bumped back to page 3.
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Post by: firko on January 16, 2011, 09:30:27 AM
*I notice the name Rod Dunne on the rider list for that Boxer Ck meeting in 1972. I was talking to him only recently and he's still involved as a restorer. He is restoring a number of different speedway and DT tackle and owns the ex Jim Scaysbrook Matchless Metisse which he had at CD6.
*Neil Daines was involved during the early days of VMX on his B50...He was pretty quick too.
*Ditto Ross Murray who had a string of Maicos.
*Ron Davis is still competing regularly on his quick TM400...He's the head of the Highway Patrol at Deniliquin these days.
*I still see Darrel Butler at various dirt track meets. His family are still involved but he no longer races.

I have no idea what happened to that old fosil Alan Garvey since his big win though?
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Post by: jimg1au on January 16, 2011, 10:03:23 AM
you are a very cheeky man firko.(I have no idea what happened to that old fosil Alan Garvey since his big win though?)
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Post by: Curly3 on January 16, 2011, 10:21:15 AM
I heard he was planning a comeback at the next Jack Hogg  ;D ;D ;D
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Post by: JAP 454 on January 16, 2011, 10:39:27 AM
Ya mean the 31st comeback , don't ya Steve ?? , never really left , in me head that is !!
OK Scraping the barrell a bit here Steve , but here goes.
Only just re-discovered these, knew I had them , but not where

(http://i854.photobucket.com/albums/ab106/JAP454/Short%20Circuit/Young1972.jpg)

The BiiiG Prang between the Aussies an the Poms at the end of Youngs loooong straight, this is the one on that DVD , Steve

From the South West News Pictorial Dec 20 1972

Once again , the quality isn't good but they survived
Foss
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Post by: JAP 454 on January 16, 2011, 10:42:08 AM
And here's the other one , from Revs September 1972
(http://i854.photobucket.com/albums/ab106/JAP454/Short%20Circuit/6Hour1972.jpg)

Foss
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Post by: JAP 454 on January 16, 2011, 03:14:42 PM
Steve , I've just realised that the rider doing the flying W in the top shot of the prang at Young is The Captain . the caption for the photo, as well as the other half of the page , is missing.

I had saved the paper because there was a photo on the missing half of the page of a Mantossa doing a handstand on me on that same corner, still got lumps from that prang !!
Foss
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Post by: Curly3 on January 16, 2011, 05:53:35 PM
That's Bill, hit from behind by Roland I think.
Interesting to see that GC wasn't in the test team for that meeting and was untouchable in the other races as was Charlie, in the test match races and the smaller classes.
Other names amongst the results were fellow forum members, Col Moody and Ian Burkett.
I noticed BWP are hosting one of the club days at Nepean this year, they also have their 60th reunion in march this year.
How the hell did they get through so many races in a day?
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Post by: Freakshow on February 22, 2011, 03:25:20 PM
Anyone got any better shots of the #74 Tom gibson - kx125 cc bike ?  circ 74/75/76

prefer side on and colour but here's hoping  :)

the Cooky cutter as it appears in  VMX #14 p39. #74 (Tom Gibson)

(http://i787.photobucket.com/albums/yy158/cufflink_photos/KX125slider74TomGibson.jpg)
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Post by: Curly3 on April 12, 2011, 06:50:39 PM
Bump.
C'mon Ian, extract a digit.
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Post by: oldyzman on April 12, 2011, 07:02:04 PM
looks like a YZ E heading it up..
cheers
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Post by: JAP 454 on April 14, 2011, 09:34:45 AM
Here Ya go Slides ,
Scraping a bit but this is from Two Wheels December 1973

(http://i854.photobucket.com/albums/ab106/JAP454/THsAdvert.jpg)

C'mon lads , someone must have some Short Circuit photos or memorabilia, I've got to the bottom of the barrel , maybe not quite, I've found a couple of shots of Charlie Edwards, but thats another yarn.
Foss
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Post by: Curly3 on April 27, 2011, 05:10:41 PM
(http://i55.tinypic.com/azewzt.jpg)

I stumbled across this Ripper.
Len Norris, fullnoise, great shot.
Pretty much sums up the whole Slider scene.

Hey Foss, thats Lenny Searle behind TH in that advertisement.
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Post by: JAP 454 on April 27, 2011, 05:29:28 PM
Hey, Slides ,
What a SHIT HOT shot of Loop , do you know where it is ??

Thought it was Lenny Searle

BTW pm me your postal address, I've lost it , I've got the DVDs of " Once a Jolly Swagman ", if ya want one , you too Wally.
Foss
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Post by: pancho on April 27, 2011, 05:41:20 PM
 Yeah Foss I'd love a copy.
 Old Boxers Creek track was my favourite apart from Nepean, had some great fun and made some good memories there.
 I have a plastic bag full of colour slides that slides might copy for me one day.
cheers pancho
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Post by: Curly3 on April 27, 2011, 05:52:01 PM
Foss, I'll send you an email, I've got a copy of the 7 Hour race in 62 for you as well.
Yeah Wally, I'll send you one too.
The sign on the fence says Wallsend I think so that would make it in the Hunter somewhere.
My guess is an early Raymond Terrace shot.
Mr Bucket would know.
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Post by: JAP 454 on April 27, 2011, 06:02:12 PM
I take it you can burn a copy for Wally, Slides ??
Foss
Wally has just sent me his address , Slides, so it's all good
Foss
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Post by: jerry on April 27, 2011, 06:58:05 PM
Might know a bloke south of the border, yellow leathers, # 29 who reckons he has some photo's etc. Said you lot up north were all nancy boys! Cheers Jerry
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Post by: Stankflapper on April 29, 2011, 05:55:09 AM
(http://i47.tinypic.com/2vj37o0.jpg)

Does anyone know how many Australian Titles Billy McDonald won?
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Post by: JAP 454 on April 29, 2011, 06:24:32 AM
 Googling Bill Macdonald Australian Short Circuit Titles, this came up, very interesting info on the MSM motor.
check it out .
http://www.cybermotorcycle.com/archives/speedwaybikes/msm.htm
Foss
Over to you , Slides
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Post by: Curly3 on April 29, 2011, 07:10:55 AM
Billy won 4 OZ titles.
2 x Unlimited, 1 x Senior ( 500cc ) and 1 x Junior ( 350cc ).
I'm pretty sure that shot above at Amaroo Park was taken the day he won the Junior title.
Interestingly his grandson has already won about 7 titles in the Junior ranks on both DT & MX.
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Post by: Stankflapper on April 29, 2011, 09:35:30 AM
Billy is a very modest "True legend" thumbs up :)
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Post by: rn400 on April 29, 2011, 08:04:05 PM
any photos of seymour in vic
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Post by: Curly3 on April 29, 2011, 08:29:10 PM
If you go back to page 21 there are a few shots of Geoff Curtis at Seymour.
What a track, is it still running?
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Post by: JAP 454 on April 29, 2011, 08:45:09 PM
I dont have anything on Seymour, that I can find, however here's one of Charlie Edwards at Romsey around 1973
(http://i854.photobucket.com/albums/ab106/JAP454/CharlieEdwardsRomsey.jpg)
Foss
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Post by: Curly3 on April 29, 2011, 09:38:17 PM
I thought you were running out of photos Foss, that's a beaudy.
Don't you love the line of the throttle cable?
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Post by: JAP 454 on April 29, 2011, 09:45:20 PM
Yeah , Steve , getting a bit low on photos, was gunna do a bit on Charlies twin cylinder things, but haven't got a round tuit.
in that shot, Charlie is moving along pretty well as his face is pushed back a bit , open face helmets let you know when you are going quick, used to happen on long straights like Young and Boxers.
Foss
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Post by: Slider29 on May 06, 2011, 12:21:46 PM
Gday everyone. This is my first photo post. I have alot more to come. Here is a pic from the pits at West Wyalong 1975. Me standing, my father Ron sitting and Sir Allan Garvey's 454 in the background. This is when i first met Allan

(http://i1188.photobucket.com/albums/z405/Mark_eastham/IMG.jpg)
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Post by: Slider29 on May 06, 2011, 12:34:10 PM
This is Foss at Griffith 1976?

(http://i1188.photobucket.com/albums/z405/Mark_eastham/3.jpg)
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Post by: Slider29 on May 06, 2011, 12:35:02 PM
And again... Approaching the right hander
(http://i1188.photobucket.com/albums/z405/Mark_eastham/1.jpg)
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Post by: Slider29 on May 06, 2011, 12:36:00 PM
This is me at West Wyalong. Ossa 250 1975
(http://i1188.photobucket.com/albums/z405/Mark_eastham/2.jpg)
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Post by: Curly3 on May 06, 2011, 06:16:39 PM
Go the Foss and the Elstar, bet he wished he still had it.
A pit area full of Sliders, love to see that again.
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Post by: Slider29 on May 07, 2011, 07:37:24 PM
Hey RN 400,    I have got some top pics of Seymour. Be patient, they will be posted!Riders featured include Gary Chasemore, Lenny Norris, Don Stafford, Carl  Morlang Ray Owen etc.etc.        Couldn,t  agree with you more Slides about the sliders in the pits. All JAP 500's .  Beautiful sight.
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Post by: Curly3 on May 07, 2011, 09:24:42 PM
Not just the sight, but the Smell and the sound of a grid full of JAP's on the throttle.
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Post by: VMX247 on May 07, 2011, 09:46:55 PM
Its amazing the amount of people that where involved in some way back in the day, with solo and outfits... :o  :o
Every one I tell about HBBB says "Oh yes I own this and rode that and swung on that"...One blokes wife sold the whole kit and kaboodle when he ended up in hospital for 8 months.. >:(  :'(
Just unreal the people you speak too...it must have been a real weekends outings for so many  8)
cheers A
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Post by: Slider29 on May 10, 2011, 06:51:19 PM
Ian Williams leading a hard charging Garry Harriman. Australian titles '75 Griffith
(http://i1188.photobucket.com/albums/z405/Mark_eastham/6.jpg)
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Post by: Slider29 on May 10, 2011, 06:52:23 PM
Garry Harriman running out of track. Griffith '75
(http://i1188.photobucket.com/albums/z405/Mark_eastham/5.jpg)
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Post by: Slider29 on May 10, 2011, 06:53:42 PM
Out of the gate Griffith '75. Surrounded by MX's
(http://i1188.photobucket.com/albums/z405/Mark_eastham/10.jpg)
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Post by: Slider29 on May 10, 2011, 06:56:16 PM
Paul Tyson and Glen McDonald Griffith '75
(http://i1188.photobucket.com/albums/z405/Mark_eastham/8.jpg)
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Post by: Slider29 on May 10, 2011, 08:54:47 PM
Griffith was my favourite track/place. Great people and hospitality and top racing. We went to as many meetings as possible. Leave home at 4.30 am sat.  Lunch at the RSL then around to Connie Shields' place where we were put up for the night. Saturday arvo we'd go out to the track and have a walk around  and say hello then off to  De Bortelis' winery. Hic! Sunday morning early b/fast at Connies' then off to the track for the day. After the last race we'd load up and head south for 6 or 7 hrs. Great days!!!  I reckon theres something in the water up  at Griffith because some of those local boys sure could ride! eg. Peter Lee, Garry Harriman, Paul Tyson Paul Goddard ? etc  regards Mark
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Post by: Curly3 on May 10, 2011, 09:36:38 PM
Thanks for the shots Mark, Peter Lee is still going round & round.
A few names there I hadn't heard before.
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Post by: Slider29 on May 12, 2011, 08:10:12 PM
Hi Slides, There was no love lost between those Griffith boys when they got out on the track! Garry Harriman was Mr. Excitement. Fantastic rider .  Didn't know what brakes were for. I think Keith Davies took him under his wing if my memory serves me correct. Paul Tyson was real quick and is famous for going over the guard rail entering the straight at Griffith '75 Aust. Titles. Spectacular!!  Peter Lee was just bloody good!!! Pete was 3rd in the 500 and Gary was 3rd in the Unlimited. at the titles. It was probably the most aggressive and exciting racing i have seen. Like i said... there was something in the water.   regards  Mark
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Post by: Slider29 on May 13, 2011, 03:32:09 PM
More photos from Griffith '75, Keith Davies
(http://i1188.photobucket.com/albums/z405/Mark_eastham/13.jpg)
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Post by: Slider29 on May 13, 2011, 03:33:32 PM
Dont know who this is..?
125's
(http://i1188.photobucket.com/albums/z405/Mark_eastham/11.jpg)
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Post by: Slider29 on May 13, 2011, 03:34:21 PM
Yours truly
(http://i1188.photobucket.com/albums/z405/Mark_eastham/15.jpg)
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Post by: Slider29 on May 13, 2011, 03:35:44 PM
Gary O'Brian at Griffith in '75?
(http://i1188.photobucket.com/albums/z405/Mark_eastham/7.jpg)
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Post by: Slider29 on May 13, 2011, 03:37:04 PM
Me again
(http://i1188.photobucket.com/albums/z405/Mark_eastham/14.jpg)
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Post by: Slider29 on May 13, 2011, 03:38:36 PM
Big boys at play
(http://i1188.photobucket.com/albums/z405/Mark_eastham/12.jpg)
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Post by: jimg1au on May 13, 2011, 04:02:57 PM
i think 49 is kevin fraser
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Post by: JAP 454 on May 13, 2011, 04:19:16 PM
Hey Slider.
Top shots  buddy , I was at the meeting and saw Paul Tyson launch into the crowd on turn one , that was a very exciting meeting with some of the Young Guns of the day taking it right up to the big names.
# 49 is Fraze, #79 a young Len Norris, # 217 Cady perhaps, c'mon Slides you'll know, is #1, blue and white leathers Greg Primmer ?? and #92 in the 125s, not an early Lloyd Richards ??
Good stuff, Mark
Foss
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Post by: yamaico on May 13, 2011, 04:48:41 PM
Hey Al,
Pretty sure No1 was Greg Primmer. Mick Cady was 318. I remember the Daily Telegraph published a promotional photo for the Griffith titles featuring Mick on the gas. What a great photo.
I've still got my bottle of commemorative port from that meeting. All the other guys drank theirs on the way home, but I hid mine. I was going to open it on my first born's birth, but that was 24 years ago, so I missed that boat by a little bit.
Great photos heh?
Pete.
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Post by: JAP 454 on May 13, 2011, 05:01:16 PM
Yeah , Pete
Top shots and what memories , thanks to Slider.  Talking about memories, I was thinking about  # 217 after I had posted and knew I was wrong.
Foss
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Post by: firko on May 13, 2011, 05:17:27 PM
Quote
I've still got my bottle of commemorative port from that meeting. All the other guys drank theirs on the way home, but I hid mine. I was going to open it on my first born's birth, but that was 24 years ago, so I missed that boat by a little bit.
Great photos heh?
Don't even consider drinking it now Pete....we knocked the top off Chris Ellis's bottle about 10 years ago, hoping for a nicely matured port but sadly it was rancid ;D. I've still got another bottle here or maybe it's on the shelf in Bernies bar!
I still can't believe your little girl's 24!

Great memories of perhaps the greatest dirt track meeting in history Slider29. I still have the mental image of Langy and Phil Wilson bitch slappin' each other in the middle of turn one!
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Post by: Curly3 on May 13, 2011, 05:30:06 PM
I bet Langy didn't deserve it ;D
Great shots Mark, is that GC's Hagon your on?
Love the first shot of KD & Fraze, sums up the 2 differing styles perfectly.
The second photo with no 1 is definetly Greg Primmer and for a second there I thought the guy going around the outside was the FOSS, but then I noticed Gary O'briens number.
Keep em coming because these are the shots from the years after we drifted away from the sport because Carlos was in the Old Dart.
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Post by: JAP 454 on May 13, 2011, 05:41:04 PM
Yeah, Firko, it was a very memorable meeting for sure and one of the most hard fought, too . EA just reminded me that the Hospital Matron was having a hissy fit about all the admissions from the meeting.
Turn one tactics in the B grade events, mate of mine Barry Collyer on a SC500 or was it a YZ 360 ?? , don't remember,would come whistling up on the outside in turn one and reach over with his left leg and stomp me back into top gear, the bastard, and laugh about it later, I beat the bugger, had too
Foss
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Post by: firko on May 13, 2011, 05:51:41 PM
Barry was still doing stuff like that in vintage dirt track 20 years later Foss ;D. I reckon we should get him back, we could do with a few more of the old characters. I think he's still got a couple of bikes.
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Post by: JAP 454 on May 13, 2011, 05:56:57 PM
Firko, he's still doin' it
He did it to Tony Day in the 50th anniversary parade at Nepean.
Foss
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Post by: Slider29 on May 13, 2011, 08:12:34 PM
Good to get some feed back on the photos fellas. Glad you like them. Theres not many more of Griffith but i have lots more from other tracks!! I'm trying to get them in order. Number 1 is Greg Primmer, 54 Gary O'Brian and i think 217 is a young Micheal Stormonth? An all white slider JAP?? Yeah slides i'm on G C's hagon
 It went faster with him on it. I've still got my port but i'm sure it will taste like piss so in the bottle it stays. My dad, Ron Eastham took all of the photos as well as being my pit crew. Keep looking. cheers  Mark.  ps.  what a race meeting that was!! Everybody went nuts .  pps I've got some of the '75 titles on film but its over exposed. Any suggestions?
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Post by: Stan S on May 14, 2011, 10:28:14 AM
Gary O'Brian at Griffith in '75?
(http://i1188.photobucket.com/albums/z405/Mark_eastham/7.jpg)

I'm going to Gary O'briens place for lunch tomorrow, I will show him these photo's

Stan.
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Post by: pancho on May 14, 2011, 12:15:48 PM
 Great stuff! keep 'em comin' Gimme More!
 Cheers pancho.
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Post by: Slider29 on May 17, 2011, 07:30:08 PM
Have to wait until my young bloke comes for a visit before i post any more pics  because i haven't got a clue!!  regards Mark
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Post by: Curly3 on May 17, 2011, 07:48:32 PM
Join the club Mark.
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Post by: JAP 454 on May 17, 2011, 08:01:20 PM
Have to wait until my young bloke comes for a visit before i post any more pics  because i haven't got a clue!!  regards Mark
Have a look at this , Mark
http://ozvmx.com/community/index.php?topic=6667.0,
It's not too hard once you have done it a couple of times, like everything I guess
Good luck
Foss
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Post by: Slider29 on May 17, 2011, 09:12:15 PM
if i post em all up to quick you won't have anything to look  forward to. i have to make it last as long as i can. i'm getting heaps of enjoyment bringing these pics back to life. more than you could imagine!! regards,  mark
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Post by: Curly3 on May 18, 2011, 09:33:03 AM
Take your time Mark, you've only been on here for a few weeks, Ian Burkett ( 37 ) has been on here for years and promised heaps of photo's, as yet we've had Jack. ;D ;)
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Post by: Slider29 on May 19, 2011, 06:33:26 PM
Here are some more boys. Enjoy! The wonderful Connie Shields at Griffith, April '76
(http://i1188.photobucket.com/albums/z405/Mark_eastham/1-1.jpg)
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Post by: Slider29 on May 19, 2011, 06:35:15 PM
Me taking the inside line @ West Wyalong '76 Photo taken by Alan Garvey
(http://i1188.photobucket.com/albums/z405/Mark_eastham/3-1.jpg)
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Post by: Slider29 on May 19, 2011, 06:36:31 PM
Gary Chasemore 125cc. I think it was his one and only visit to Griffith
(http://i1188.photobucket.com/albums/z405/Mark_eastham/2-1.jpg)
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Post by: Slider29 on May 19, 2011, 06:39:51 PM
This is my favourite photo. Me at full throttle entering the straight at Griffith.... It just wont go any faster   :D
250cc Ossa roadrace specs
(http://i1188.photobucket.com/albums/z405/Mark_eastham/5-1.jpg)
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Post by: Slider29 on May 19, 2011, 06:42:53 PM
The great Harry Rowe checking my lubrication at Griffith. Hagon Jap 500 and yes, Yamaico.. i know who we are looking at. Garry Harriman's girlfriend  ;) ;)
Shes walked back into the pits
(http://i1188.photobucket.com/albums/z405/Mark_eastham/4-1.jpg)
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Post by: Curly3 on May 19, 2011, 07:58:17 PM
C'mon Ian, the Mexicans are taking over.
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Post by: JAP 454 on May 19, 2011, 08:03:39 PM
Bloody hell, Slider, do those photos bring back some memories or what !!.
Connie was always very helpful to any rider and would enter you on the day, feed you ,etc, etc Top lady.
Great shot of you on the Ossa and that's Barry Collyer on the white framed slider behind Connie, Phil Robertson with the beard and cut-off denim.
And that would have to be Ginger Davies doing the scrutineering.
Griffith tracks oiled surface was always the best bar none in those days , Dunlop K70 on the back and howling going onto the straight!!
Loved it !!
Oh yeah, Gary's girlfriend was a looker EH !!
Foss
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Post by: Curly3 on May 19, 2011, 08:08:26 PM
Yeah great shots Mark, I'm pretty sure I rode Speedway with Barry Collyer's son Bruce?
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Post by: JAP 454 on May 19, 2011, 08:11:05 PM
Yeah great shots Mark, I'm pretty sure I rode Speedway with Barry Collyer's son Bruce?
That's him Slides, he was VERY young when he started Speedway !!
Foss
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Post by: JAP 454 on May 19, 2011, 08:30:32 PM
OK , Here's a pit shot of West Wyalong, the same meeting as the shots you posted , Slider , Phil Robbertson from the Griffith shot and your 250 there , Mark.
Slides , that's where all the chookies were, at that meeting, huddled together

(http://i854.photobucket.com/albums/ab106/JAP454/Wyalongpits.jpg)

Here's another shot, Turn one at Wyalong

(http://i854.photobucket.com/albums/ab106/JAP454/WWyalongturn1.jpg)

Gary Harriman down on the outside. Rod Mcnab #113, Len Norris obscured by # 760, # 77 Glen McDonald on the XL250 Hagon.
Apologise for the quality but I only have 3 shots of Wyalong that survived
Foss
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Post by: Grumpy on May 19, 2011, 08:34:10 PM
question for "Slider 29" is Alan Garvey still around?? I rode the Riverina tracks from 1968 to 1977 and do not have one photo to hang on the wall. not even bike in pits.I would have ridden at Wyalong that meeting ( home track ) number 761 . any info appreciated............Grumpy
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Post by: Curly3 on May 19, 2011, 08:45:58 PM
Is Alan Garvey still around? Hell yeah, he's the Foss on here.
I should add Al, I'm pretty sure brother Carlos has that Hagon Honda frame that Glen Mcd is on.
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Slider29 on May 19, 2011, 08:49:36 PM
c'mon Al, own up and put  Grumpy at ease
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Post by: JAP 454 on May 19, 2011, 08:53:28 PM
Hey Grumpy
#761, rings a bell, I'll have a look through the photos I have and see what I can find.
Al Garvey,
 aka Foss
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Post by: Slider29 on May 19, 2011, 09:13:56 PM
just been talking to Gary Chasemore and he informed me that he raced at Griffith at least 1/2 doz. times. Sorry, my mistake.  Harrimans girlfriend was Jenny??? Blonde, petite and all things nice :)Foss, that all white slider may have been in one of my earlier photos,(big boys at play)#217. We used to stay at Connies place, wonderful lady.That 250 Ossa was a really quick bike.Factory road race spec. motor. Top end power was awesome! The frame was built by Ray Owens' son in law and my Dad and bro Steve did everything else, incl. the motor.  I'll post more info on the bike later. cheers, Mark
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Post by: yamaico on May 20, 2011, 03:43:03 PM
Dead right Mark. GH's girl used to make the long drive bearable for all the Wollongong lads. Great photos mate, a lot of great memories there.
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Post by: 52 on May 20, 2011, 03:48:24 PM
Jenny Brown passed away years ago fellows, sad to say.
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Post by: Slider29 on May 20, 2011, 06:33:19 PM
Thanks for letting us know 52. That is very sad.
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Post by: Grumpy on May 20, 2011, 07:47:26 PM
thanks Foss......there is a 760 in post#421 but thats not me.....mine is 250 Bultaco 761 ......early photos could be slider 125 Suzuki or slider 350 Velocette.......................Grumpy
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Post by: Curly3 on May 20, 2011, 09:09:15 PM
(http://i52.tinypic.com/20t13ja.jpg)
Don't know who but I know its the Syd Showground approx 32.
Love it.
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Post by: Curly3 on May 20, 2011, 09:15:10 PM
(http://i54.tinypic.com/161zyc5.jpg)
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Post by: KB171 on May 20, 2011, 09:29:54 PM
(http://i54.tinypic.com/2f07sdk.jpg)
A couple of cool blokes from that era.
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Post by: Hoony on May 20, 2011, 09:39:35 PM
love those pioneer days pics guys.

heres Lionel Van Paag 1936 1st ever world speedway champion

(http://api.ning.com/files/Y0EUcmsuZlTEtGzQVZUWsmBLRh3N6PtjmbFB09wxLtUZP3kXxqoEIPSs--ykayveue1sAF8-SP0cZH4F0nUAOC06h-lB6hyv/lionelinaction.jpg?width=350&height=216)


and heres aussie leg trailer Bert Spencer

(http://api.ning.com/files/0gypMsZuHMXDkmwWG*V34foa7hvdvqjltSybzq6WJdTZ4sSX9LzeGLsuZgeTgsFI4ZekDfkmlddPT8YsRGzNxcVBXugXKiUn/bertspencer2.jpg?width=300&height=203)
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Post by: JAP 454 on May 20, 2011, 09:47:42 PM
Pharkin' awsome shots , Slides an KB and now Hoony I see, Love the hand gearchange on the Duggie , that's Van Praag in your first shot Isn't it , Hoony ??. Too quick , didn't see the caption !!!
Slides, 22 inch rear wheel , bum on the mudguard , hookin'up !!
Foss
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Post by: GD66 on May 20, 2011, 09:51:30 PM
A mate of mine worked with LvP for Ad Astra Aviation, plotting and mapping remote areas of Aussie from the air, reckoned he was a good bloke but hard as nails. To his surprise though, although they'd worked together for yonks Lionel had never mentioned his speedway past, and my mate was amazed when he dropped the name in conversation and I revealed the historical significance !  :o
I was also disappointed to spot in a pommy speedway forum a while back that following Lionel's win, the bike he rode was manhandled over the fence and out of the stadium, the inference being that it may have been oversize. If this was indeed so, I'd reckon it wouldn't have been the only one out there... :-[
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Post by: yamaico on May 21, 2011, 03:28:59 PM
Jenny Brown passed away years ago fellows, sad to say.

That's really sad, Pete. We certainly meant no disrespect.
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Post by: Curly3 on May 21, 2011, 06:34:06 PM
(http://i53.tinypic.com/1imt09.jpg)
(http://i54.tinypic.com/2lax4sl.jpg)
A couple of shots of our forgotten cousins.
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Post by: Slider29 on May 21, 2011, 08:25:05 PM
Love the sidecars Slides. On page 28 there is a photo of me with the late Harry Rowe in white overalls. Harry was my Dads best mate and my 2nd Dad. Harry was a multiple Aust.  sidecar champion on bituman and dirt. Harry was an absolute gun when it came to 4 stroke engines, japs, eso's(jawas) Triumphs, Nortons etc. etc. He spannered for the aussies AND the poms when they came out here. He is the reason we got involved with ShortCircuit Racing. I started going up to N.S.W. with the "boy's" when i was about 7 yrs old.  "H"  was a true gentleman and much loved in motorcycling circles. He passed away at Griffith  Speedway on Oct. 10 1998 doing what he loved. Racing sidecars.      ps. I wish my Dad and "H" could see whats going on here. They'd be tickled pink!      regards,  Mark
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Post by: Curly3 on May 21, 2011, 09:27:08 PM
Got any photo's of your dad on his Sidecar Mark?
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Post by: Slider29 on May 21, 2011, 10:13:37 PM
hi slides, when i said "H" was my 2nd Dad i meant it like i had two Dads at the same time. I sure can get some pics of Harry racing and have heaps of footage on dvd from the '60's. I've talked to Harry's family and they are  more than happy to help out with photos etc.   Mark
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Post by: Slider29 on May 23, 2011, 08:05:02 PM
Here is a picture of my Hagon Jap 500cc 1976
(http://i1188.photobucket.com/albums/z405/Mark_eastham/IMG_0001.jpg)
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Post by: Slider29 on May 23, 2011, 08:07:46 PM
Here is the Jap again. What i'd give to have this bike back again...
(http://i1188.photobucket.com/albums/z405/Mark_eastham/IMG-1.jpg)
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Post by: Slider29 on May 23, 2011, 08:10:17 PM
Here is my Ossa. The jap, and my ol' man's EH Holden at Wangaratta '76
(http://i1188.photobucket.com/albums/z405/Mark_eastham/IMG_0003.jpg)
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Post by: Slider29 on May 23, 2011, 08:11:50 PM
Here is another shot of the Ossa. The bike that we built from the ground up!
(http://i1188.photobucket.com/albums/z405/Mark_eastham/IMG_0002.jpg)
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Post by: Slider29 on May 23, 2011, 08:17:06 PM
If you can see under that huge head of hair... you will see "yours truly" haha
The same Hagon Jap, 2 years later - '78
Thank god some things stayed in the 70's. Stop laughing fellas
(http://i1188.photobucket.com/albums/z405/Mark_eastham/IMG_0005.jpg)
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Post by: Slider29 on May 23, 2011, 08:23:12 PM
1978 again. L-R
Me, Rod McCready, and younger brother Mark McCready. They were from Seymour, Victoria. The McCready family bought my bikes
(http://i1188.photobucket.com/albums/z405/Mark_eastham/IMG_0004.jpg)
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Post by: Curly3 on May 23, 2011, 09:14:38 PM
Interesting how GC's Hagon went back to Seymour, site of one of his greatest wins.
Have you tried to track the McCready's down Mark?, good starting point.
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Post by: hagon412 on May 24, 2011, 11:30:11 AM
Hi only new to the site; have some additonal pictures that may help from 70's.
A couple of these have been taken from old movie frames we have.
My uncle and father Peter and Colin Laws are shown in a couple. Peter raced a hagon sandracer short stroke Jap, he also raced a factory yamaha yz in a hagon stroker frame (the yz one of the first I believe, only 5 were bought into Australia, Peter owned one, the rest went to motorcross riders, 50 released worldwide). Colin also used to race a hagon stroker with a later model yz. Peter raced at a national level on many occations. Napean being his local track, he was recorded form the tower at Napean raceway with a lap time 28.9 seconds, the only difference in the track at that time was a more prominent right hand bend after the speedway corner, making the turn more difficult if anything.
Here are some photos;
This one, 1971 Napean, 1 Bill Macdonald, 49 Kevin Fraser.                                      This one 1975 national titles griffith. 96 Peter Laws, 297 Keith Davies, 25 Greg Primmer. Not sure about others?
(http://i1218.photobucket.com/albums/dd408/sparticus83/Image22.jpg)                (http://i1218.photobucket.com/albums/dd408/sparticus83/Image1.jpg)


Here are 4 Shots of Peter Laws taking the speedway corner at Napean mid 70's, this shot also taken from film footage.
(http://i1218.photobucket.com/albums/dd408/sparticus83/ImageA.jpg)(http://i1218.photobucket.com/albums/dd408/sparticus83/ImageB.jpg)(http://i1218.photobucket.com/albums/dd408/sparticus83/ImageC.jpg)(http://i1218.photobucket.com/albums/dd408/sparticus83/ImageD.jpg)


These four were taken from Ameroo Park 72 or 73?
Terry Pool                                                                                                                                                           Carl Askew       
(http://i1218.photobucket.com/albums/dd408/sparticus83/MotorBikesoldies085-1.jpg)(http://i1218.photobucket.com/albums/dd408/sparticus83/MotorBikesoldies099.jpg)                     
                                                                                                                                                                           Carl Askew No2. Trevor Hunter in background No.5 ?
(http://i1218.photobucket.com/albums/dd408/sparticus83/MotorBikesoldies093.jpg)(http://i1218.photobucket.com/albums/dd408/sparticus83/MotorBikesoldies113.jpg)


This one was taken from Nemingah Tamworth 1975. 96 Peter Laws, 375 ?, 1 Keith Davies.
(http://i1218.photobucket.com/albums/dd408/sparticus83/MotorBikesoldies141a.jpg)


These two also from Nemingah Tamworth 96 Peter Laws
(http://i1218.photobucket.com/albums/dd408/sparticus83/MotorBikesoldies125.jpg)(http://i1218.photobucket.com/albums/dd408/sparticus83/MotorBikesoldies137-1.jpg)


I have to also throw in a couple of articles from Revs magazine back in the day                                                       Peter Laws takes event
(http://i1218.photobucket.com/albums/dd408/sparticus83/Scan-9BMP.jpg)(http://i1218.photobucket.com/albums/dd408/sparticus83/Scan-7BMP.jpg)(http://i1218.photobucket.com/albums/dd408/sparticus83/Scan-3BMP.jpg)(http://i1218.photobucket.com/albums/dd408/sparticus83/ScanBMP.jpg)


This image is of Colin Laws Kempsey NSW titles 1979
(http://i1218.photobucket.com/albums/dd408/sparticus83/Image2.jpg)


These two also of Col at Napean 1978
(http://i1218.photobucket.com/albums/dd408/sparticus83/Image15.jpg)(http://i1218.photobucket.com/albums/dd408/sparticus83/Image4.jpg)


This last one is from Ameroo Park Year ? 26 Bill Macdonald, 40 John Langfield, 149 Doug Platts.
(http://i1218.photobucket.com/albums/dd408/sparticus83/MotorBikesoldies120.jpg)


I had to add a picture of my newly restored hagon stroker with 1974mx250A.
(http://i1218.photobucket.com/albums/dd408/sparticus83/070a.gif)
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Freakshow on May 24, 2011, 11:37:29 AM
Howdy , Do you have a closer picture of this YZ hagon your dad had you speak of ?  cheers
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: JAP 454 on May 24, 2011, 12:07:49 PM
Wow , 412
What a lot of memorabilia in that post !!! Great stuff , mate, an your Hagon looks superb.
You have solved a problem for me as I didn't 100% know the identity of this rider, thought it was Peter but wasn't real sure.

(http://i854.photobucket.com/albums/ab106/JAP454/96.jpg)

I think this was taken at a practice day at Nepean sometime in the ' 70s and at the time I was developing and printing me own B&W shots.
Thanks heaps
Foss
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: hagon412 on May 24, 2011, 12:24:21 PM
I don't think I have many close ups of Petes Hagon yz, will check it out. These two shots are of Pete on the yz the motor was taken from. These are captured from film very hard to do.


(http://i1218.photobucket.com/albums/dd408/sparticus83/Image5.jpg)(http://i1218.photobucket.com/albums/dd408/sparticus83/Image3.jpg)
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Freakshow on May 24, 2011, 12:34:55 PM
NICe one, its the real deal then, love to see the pictures, have a spare YZ motor here be nice to see wht it goes like in a slider .............

any pics would be helpful.
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Curly3 on May 24, 2011, 01:28:21 PM
Welcome aboard Col, love all the shots & clippings.
I'm pretty sire the #5 at Amaroo is Lenny Searle, TH is heading back onto the track in his baby shit brown leathers in one of them.
Are some these from the CD you told me about?
Good to see brother Carlos Upright.
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: jimg1au on May 24, 2011, 03:21:55 PM
col
how did you go at nepean on the weekend i have a shot of your sons hagon yamaha from the prev owner at the jack hogg

jim
454
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: pancho on May 24, 2011, 05:23:05 PM
 What format film were the transfers from?16mm?
 cheers pancho
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: JAP 454 on May 24, 2011, 05:54:15 PM
Mark, Slider29, posted a couple of shots of Gary OBrien in 1975 at Griffith, here's a shot of Gary nearly 20 years later at the inaugural Aussie Classic Dirt Track Championships held at West Wyalong in 1994.
(http://i854.photobucket.com/albums/ab106/JAP454/GaryOBrienwestwyalong.jpg)

Foss
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: 52 on May 24, 2011, 07:29:25 PM
Your uncle? Peter Laws was a great rider and often wondered what happened to him, he seemed to finish his riding a little early. Nice Hagon Yam (Peters Yz250a engined Hagon wasn't the first, I think mine was built a little earlier, but I could be wrong)
Great times Peter Lee 52
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Slider29 on May 24, 2011, 07:35:36 PM
Great stuff 412! Welcome to the forum. I rode against PL. a few times and only saw the backend of him. Great rider!
 Fab. job on the 250 hagon, I'll have two thanks. Slides , .. a BIG thankyou for getting this thread going. It's great to be able to share these photos around, and meet old friends again after 30 odd years and have a yarn.
Top shot of G O'B at West Wyalong foss.
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: hagon412 on May 24, 2011, 07:39:13 PM
pancho;
super 8 film not sure on the mm. I am currently trying to put together a short film with the footage.
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: JAP 454 on May 24, 2011, 08:05:54 PM
Here's a rider mentioned in one of the articles that Hagon 412 posted , Cowra's Tim Oliver at Cowra

(http://i854.photobucket.com/albums/ab106/JAP454/TimOliverCowra.jpg)

Talking to Barry Collyer today and he tells me Tim is in far north QLD, running his own tourist business, one thing I remember about Tim was, at a Short Circuit Demo at the Showground Speedway a few of us rode at, Tim turned up with a Jawa with a twin carb setup, Slides, can you throw any light on that ??
Foss
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Curly3 on May 24, 2011, 08:11:20 PM
Firstly,250hagon412, I hope I got the christian name right.
That Hagon looks bloody good, nearly too good to ride, but I hope you do.
Mark, the first thing I noticed when I started to get back into bikes was how Short Circuit and more to the point, the Slider era had withered out of sight.
I can't ride one anymore but I luv the bloody things.
The Classic Titles next month are right near the Brisbane airport Mark. if you can get there I'll pick you up???
Pete52, are you still making your way north? I'm jealous.
What year do you think that was Al, I remember they had several "Gymkhana's" at the Royal but I was only a pup.
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Curly3 on May 24, 2011, 08:18:56 PM
Speaking of Cowra, my memorry of both Cowra & Orange is that one or the other were held on the Easter Sunday or Monday.
I remember one year the infield was overgrown and Billy Mack came back in after practice with his left knuckles full of thistles, he rarely wore gloves.
I sent him a photo recently of him & dad in the pits at Bathurst and his reply was, and I quote.
That road racing must've been serious stuff, I had gloves on.
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: JAP 454 on May 24, 2011, 08:25:59 PM
Slides,
I dunno what year it was perzackly, but it would have been the mid ' 70s sometime, there were two that I remember, one I rode at and one that TD rode at, in that one they started the Dirt Trackers off in two rows of about six each, I remember Pummo was there, everyone was pumped to the max and you should have seen the first corner, bits of fibreglass every where, TD had tyre marks up his rear guard , he dropped it on pit turn, last  lap, trying to round up Tim.
Foss
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Slider29 on May 24, 2011, 08:29:22 PM
My brother had my Dad's super 8 film put onto dvd . Cost a few hundred but it was worth every cent.  We have  about 1 1/2 hours of shortcircuit from the mid '60's to 1975   Mark
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Curly3 on May 24, 2011, 08:32:13 PM
Does anyone remember the Grasstrack demo they did at Oran Park, body's flying all over the place.
Reg Ando broke his collarbone at that one.
It was the same day as one of the MX events they held on the infield of the Road track.
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: JAP 454 on May 30, 2011, 05:51:27 PM
I've been trying to track down a photo of this bike for a while , finally found it and as far as I know it's the only photo of it  in existence.
Story is, TD had clagged a motor in his Hagon Bully and we scouted around and found this motor in an old Short Circuit sidecar.
It's a semi unit 500 twin BSA, gearbox bolted to the crankcases, and it fitted in the Hagon quite easily, bloody thing was on methanol etc. etc. and went like a scalded cat.

(http://i854.photobucket.com/albums/ab106/JAP454/BSATwinslider.jpg)

The photo was taken when I was test riding it before a teams race event at Nepean
Foss
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Slider29 on May 30, 2011, 07:41:53 PM
Check this catalogue out Foss! This is pre weslake '72 - '74 Ill post a couple of pages from the later one soon
(http://i1188.photobucket.com/albums/z405/Mark_eastham/IMG-2.jpg)
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Slider29 on May 30, 2011, 07:42:31 PM
(http://i1188.photobucket.com/albums/z405/Mark_eastham/IMG_0001-1.jpg)
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Slider29 on May 30, 2011, 07:42:58 PM
(http://i1188.photobucket.com/albums/z405/Mark_eastham/IMG_0002-1.jpg)
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Slider29 on May 30, 2011, 07:43:15 PM
(http://i1188.photobucket.com/albums/z405/Mark_eastham/IMG_0003-1.jpg)
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Slider29 on May 30, 2011, 07:43:33 PM
(http://i1188.photobucket.com/albums/z405/Mark_eastham/IMG_0004-1.jpg)
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Slider29 on May 30, 2011, 07:43:46 PM
(http://i1188.photobucket.com/albums/z405/Mark_eastham/IMG_0005-1.jpg)
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Slider29 on May 30, 2011, 07:44:02 PM
(http://i1188.photobucket.com/albums/z405/Mark_eastham/IMG_0006.jpg)
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Slider29 on May 30, 2011, 07:55:13 PM
It brings a tear to the eye ay Foss? I won't put all the pages up but this is a good example of the contents. Notice the  subframe on the early Goddens. Very Hagon. The later frames had a different subframe which raised the seat height.
The forks are different too. You blokes can have a little chat about it and i'll  post some pics from the later catalogue later on . Enjoy :)  Mark
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: JAP 454 on May 30, 2011, 07:58:32 PM
Bloody unreal, Slider.
Interesting to note that Don Godden designed the Hagon Sandracer !!!
I'll have to look out my old JAP Manual,  it advises that the best way to stop engine wear caused by operating in dust and dirt is to get out in front and stay there !!
Foss
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Curly3 on May 30, 2011, 08:08:57 PM
From what I can remember, when the first team of Pom Grasstrackers came out inc, Don Godden, Julian Wigg, Chris Baybutt and Roland Duke, their bikes were slow to arrive.
Don rode like a novice on borrowed bikes until his Godden turned up, then he rode like his reputation predicted, to make his bike look the goods.
I'll admit that there is nothing more comfortable than your own bike.
Mr Buckett would remember those days better than me.
Steve
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Slider29 on May 30, 2011, 08:25:25 PM
Foss, I was wondering who would pick up on the Godden/Hagon connection. Have a good look at the forks too.  mark.
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Curly3 on May 30, 2011, 08:44:21 PM
Great shot of you Al.
Dust at Nepean, are you sure?
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Slider29 on May 30, 2011, 08:50:29 PM
yeah, sorry Foss.  meant to mention what a great shot of you and the bsa twin. What a MACHINE. !! love it
  regards,   mark
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: JAP 454 on May 30, 2011, 08:52:41 PM
Yeah , Slides
At the time Nepean were trying out some Yankee stuff called " Paxin " or something like that for dust suppression instead of oil, failed miserably.
And I almost forgot, I think it was when they first put the Speedway bend in .
Foss
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: matcho mick on May 30, 2011, 10:00:18 PM
fugging farout foss ;D, :P
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Freakshow on May 31, 2011, 12:06:33 AM
(http://a2.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/168589_173290519372826_100000756379269_316103_6904978_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Freakshow on May 31, 2011, 12:22:21 AM
(http://a3.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash1/23843_105075292855278_100000584221054_139447_1753673_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Freakshow on May 31, 2011, 12:24:10 AM
(http://a5.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc3/20538_104945822863069_100000429544057_118359_6315800_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Curly3 on May 31, 2011, 12:36:08 AM
Freaky, that second shot you posted is of my brother Carl, on the inside, team riding with Allan Grahame for Birmingham in 75?
Peter Craven in the last one.
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Freakshow on May 31, 2011, 12:48:11 AM
hehe you mean this carl  ;)   so your a little askew too then   :P

(http://a2.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc3/25152_109269569097361_100000429544057_158917_6332379_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Curly3 on May 31, 2011, 09:45:45 AM
Bent & twisted but never out of line ;)
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: colmoody on May 31, 2011, 08:11:54 PM
Not a foto but I mention it here as is name and a few shots of his some of his creations have shown up in the last pages of this post. After a recent stroke Don Godden has passed away. Sorry, I have no more details.
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: JAP 454 on May 31, 2011, 08:16:57 PM
That's very sad to hear , Col
Foss
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Curly3 on May 31, 2011, 08:37:33 PM
That really is sad to hear.
A leader both on & off the track.

Freaky, that's a pencil sketch of Carl and he has the publication rights to that image.
Not that he'll be concerned, just a bit of trivia.
Are you staying at the track in Bris?
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Slider29 on May 31, 2011, 08:47:13 PM
R.I.P.  Don Godden. One very talented man. 
 Mark.
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: JAP 454 on May 31, 2011, 08:49:59 PM
Guys,
Just checked the Pom Grasstrack forum and apparently Don Godden passed away on Saturday UK time.
He was a designer, constructor, engineer and above all , a rider par excellence, he will be sorely missed.
RIP Don
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Slider29 on May 31, 2011, 09:04:56 PM
 We had a saying in the '70's . GOTTA GITTA GODDEN!!! Remember that one Foss?
mark
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: JAP 454 on May 31, 2011, 09:13:09 PM
Yep, Slider,
I remember and I did eventually get one, centreport frame an all, ex Steve Baghurst, it was the only thing that ever scared the crap outta me at Sapphire Speedway, you talk about drive !!!
Foss
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Freakshow on May 31, 2011, 11:56:32 PM
1967 NATIONAL GRASSTRACK CHAMPIONSHIP FINAL. Don Godden, Alf Hagon, Mick Webster and more.....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pH-4P0RMj14&feature=share
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Freakshow on May 31, 2011, 11:56:42 PM
(http://a1.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc4/163826_10150090870839137_86009144136_5742316_7057799_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Freakshow on May 31, 2011, 11:59:08 PM
(http://a8.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc3/17840_1287513780971_1023972909_30901925_574531_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Freakshow on June 01, 2011, 12:00:32 AM
(http://a2.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc3/26756_1378039846127_1085795770_1112726_5346645_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Freakshow on June 01, 2011, 12:03:08 AM
(http://a4.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc3/23699_101474523221093_100000756379269_38258_925371_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Freakshow on June 01, 2011, 12:09:18 AM
(http://a1.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/208086_1018235931254_1085795770_59413_1143_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Freakshow on June 01, 2011, 12:15:13 AM
That really is sad to hear.
A leader both on & off the track.

Freaky, that's a pencil sketch of Carl and he has the publication rights to that image.
Not that he'll be concerned, just a bit of trivia.
Are you staying at the track in Bris?

Me no i dont think so im flying up to ride, maybe stay with robin as im doing a sidecar ride with him.

Still looking for Solo rides so if you have any thing going,  the ealier  periodthe better id love to get another seat/ ride over the weekend  ;)
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Freakshow on June 01, 2011, 12:21:05 AM
(http://a2.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/206861_193950620640149_100000756379269_414280_7309314_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Freakshow on June 01, 2011, 12:25:25 AM
(http://a5.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc3/20238_104103376280647_100000429544057_100100_7297355_n.jpg)

(http://a6.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc3/30594_122494851108166_100000429544057_205083_4354724_n.jpg)

76 neil street conversion
(http://a3.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc3/12942_101584493199202_100000429544057_39019_824959_n.jpg)

(http://a6.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc3/15359_102176479806670_100000429544057_52807_3659766_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Curly3 on June 01, 2011, 06:40:54 PM
(http://i55.tinypic.com/k04uoj.jpg)
1962
(http://i53.tinypic.com/2m6672q.jpg)
1982
The bike has number 1 from the first 6hour at Nepean 196?, being the winning team from the 7hour in 62.
Billy Mack & Eric Debbo rode the bike at Nepean and they were several laps in front late in the race when the oil tank split.
Hey Freaky, some names would be good with those Speedway shots, most are from the old 2nd div in England, I'm pretty sure the guy doing the mid corner wheelie is Lanky Yank Dennis Sigalos, looks like the cameraman was relieved he missed him.
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Freakshow on June 01, 2011, 09:44:47 PM
Gunnedah 1987
(http://a5.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc3/32567_108715222507834_100001080693780_70291_8126837_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Curly3 on June 01, 2011, 09:50:47 PM
Chris Watson, Paul Caslick? & ?
Where? an early Raymond Terrace.
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Freakshow on June 01, 2011, 09:54:50 PM
Trevor Jordan at back there
1987 gunnadah oil track

more here

(http://a6.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc3/32567_108715242507832_100001080693780_70295_4329838_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Freakshow on June 01, 2011, 09:58:59 PM
Kempsey 1993.  kevin curtain on 80
(http://a7.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc3/32567_108715225841167_100001080693780_70292_7749998_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Hoony on June 01, 2011, 10:00:50 PM
Gunnedah 1987
(http://a5.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc3/32567_108715222507834_100001080693780_70291_8126837_n.jpg)

Chris Watson aka "the Sultan of Slide"

how many state and national titles does he have? if you count them all it must be 20+ surely.

 i have seen him ride and the man is fast.......
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Freakshow on June 01, 2011, 10:08:07 PM
the mighty Goddern twin pack   - GR 1000
(http://a1.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/37444_112755152103841_100001080693780_90615_4271385_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Freakshow on June 01, 2011, 10:11:57 PM
(http://a4.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/216872_1996308913833_1426785668_2361201_4314630_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Freakshow on June 01, 2011, 10:13:33 PM
(http://a5.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc3/10945_186629722251_696902251_3149238_3181352_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Curly3 on June 01, 2011, 10:28:40 PM
The B&W shot is at Amaroo Park.
Chris Pusey, TH, Geoff Curtis on Slider 29's Jap and BWP's Vic McTaggert.
Chris Watson pretty much restricts his riding these days to the Sand Races in NZ and FNQ.
And he's in a class of his own.
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: cheapracer on June 02, 2011, 12:24:08 AM
Fantastic pictures Freakshow, thanks for your efforts.
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: JAP 454 on June 02, 2011, 06:42:13 AM
(http://a5.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc3/10945_186629722251_696902251_3149238_3181352_n.jpg)

Fairbairn Park , Canberra and the battle for the 2005 Kings and Queens feature race between  # 14 Rod " Rocket" McDonald and # 16 ,young Troy Herfoss, it was one of the best Dirtrack races I'd seen for a while, I was the Announcer at the meeting and got pretty wound up on the microphone.
Herfo won , passing Rocket going into the last lap, #3 I think ,is Nathan Porombka  ? , I don't think Caso was at the meeting , but there was really only two riders in that race !!.

Thanks for all the photos, Freaky
Foss
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Slider29 on June 02, 2011, 07:39:51 AM
Hoony, I believe Chris Watson won over 100! state and national titles. the bloke is a living legend.Somewhere along the line he should be recognized for his achievments and contibutions to motorcycling. All Hail Sir Chris ;D ;D
mark
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Freakshow on June 02, 2011, 12:08:12 PM
hows the Dust....   track needs some oil me thinks.   :P
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: JAP 454 on June 02, 2011, 12:56:14 PM
hows the Dust....   track needs some oil me thinks.   :P
You're not wrong , Freaky
Time for a re-think, MA
Foss
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Freakshow on June 04, 2011, 12:49:34 AM
Chris Watson pretty much restricts his riding these days to the Sand Races in NZ and FNQ.
And he's in a class of his own.

indeed he is and smashing them.....

(http://a7.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash2/150852_470383377251_696902251_5962954_3704445_n.jpg)
(http://a4.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc4/150852_470383367251_696902251_5962952_4443908_n.jpg)(http://a3.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/150852_470383387251_696902251_5962956_2681703_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Freakshow on June 04, 2011, 12:54:11 AM
(http://a3.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash1/26747_382821912251_696902251_4055538_1197888_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Freakshow on June 04, 2011, 12:55:10 AM
Watson,Hunter,Poole
(http://a5.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash1/26747_382821917251_696902251_4055539_460401_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Freakshow on June 04, 2011, 12:58:28 AM
Hoony, I believe Chris Watson won over 100! state and national titles. the bloke is a living legend.Somewhere along the line he should be recognized for his achievments and contibutions to motorcycling. All Hail Sir Chris ;D ;D
mark
(http://a8.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc3/26747_382821922251_696902251_4055540_2926174_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Freakshow on June 04, 2011, 01:09:43 AM
 1991 Camron Park
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Post by: Freakshow on June 04, 2011, 01:11:16 AM
Rodney Mcdonald

West Wylong 1990
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NEWCASTLE SHOWGROUND 1993
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CANBERRA 1993
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Aussie title 2003
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think this is france
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Post by: Slider29 on June 04, 2011, 08:57:00 AM
Fantastic photos Freaky!!thanks. Love the ones of C.W. All class.
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Post by: Hoony on June 04, 2011, 09:03:29 AM
are these in NZ ?.

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Post by: tony27 on June 04, 2011, 11:06:30 AM
Looks like the Burt Monroe beach race
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Post by: JAP 454 on June 04, 2011, 11:38:40 AM
Wow , some top shots there, Hoony and Freaky, great stuff,
The shots of " Rocket " Rod McDonald sent me searching for a copy of this photo, South Coast Cup final 2004, Sapphire Speedway, Bega, # 14 Rod McDonald, # 65 Tim Heffernan, the lads were never more than this far apart for 4 of the 5 laps.

(http://i854.photobucket.com/albums/ab106/JAP454/RocketandTim.jpg)

Going into turn one at the start of lap 5, the last,Tim pulled a podium or ambulance move around the outside of Rod and low-sided off the track , unhurt, Rocket took the checker and pulled up alongside Tim and got him on the back of his bike , took him back up the front straight, past the crowd who gave the pair a huge ovation, ya shoulda heard them, ya shoulda heard me on the mike, !!!
Foss
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Post by: JAP 454 on June 10, 2011, 08:06:38 PM
Just got this photo from Trevor Harvey, photo copyright Ray Smith , Darwin and used with permission

Salty Creek, 1972, Australia v England Test match Parade lap

(http://i854.photobucket.com/albums/ab106/JAP454/1972ShortCicuitTestTeams.jpg)

#373 Stuart Mason, #297 Keith Davies, # 26 Bill McDonald, # 49 Kevin Fraser
# A Don Godden , # B Chris Baybutt, # C Julian Wigg, # D Roland Duke
Thanks Trev
Foss
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Post by: Curly3 on June 10, 2011, 08:25:31 PM
And Chris Baybutt broke his collarbone that day, what a great track that was and I spent most of my time down near the creek.
I still remember that day, 1st test I think and there was a real BUZZ.
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Post by: jawa76 on June 12, 2011, 03:27:07 PM
Does anyone have photos of Julian Wigg at the Nepean long track, I seem to remember him being able to go the whole lap with the throttle on the stop. And if my fading memory is correct he was the first to hang onto the front fork with his left hand (at Nepean).
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Post by: Curly3 on June 12, 2011, 05:29:20 PM
I may be wrong Steve but I'd be very surprised if Julian rode the longtrack at Nepean, Simon might have but I can't recall.
You have spent more time there than me though.
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Post by: Curly3 on June 12, 2011, 09:19:12 PM
(http://i56.tinypic.com/jk7xqu.jpg)

Gordon Gausco at the Vineyards track, might be Bob Sharp's track?
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Post by: hagon412 on June 14, 2011, 03:36:52 PM
Jawa76
Have a picture here: Julian Wigg Leading John Langfield at Napean Test Match. (not long track)
(http://i1218.photobucket.com/albums/dd408/sparticus83/MotorBikesoldies388.jpg)
This one here also at Napean, think this maybe Simon Wigg Long Track?
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Post by: jawa76 on June 14, 2011, 05:45:54 PM
I dont know if this rates as a classic

(http://i1221.photobucket.com/albums/dd471/s_constable/Londonderry5way-1.jpg)
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Post by: jawa76 on June 14, 2011, 05:47:50 PM
Can you guys pick the track ? the 5ways in the 70's would bring riders like Don Stafford up from Vic to do battle.

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Post by: pancho on June 14, 2011, 06:16:55 PM
 It sure is a classic!
 pancho.
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Post by: Curly3 on June 14, 2011, 07:07:06 PM
Amaroo Park?
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Post by: jawa76 on June 14, 2011, 10:45:49 PM
Close but no cigar, Steve.
I will give you a hint it was in Sydney's outer west.
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Post by: jimg1au on June 14, 2011, 11:17:21 PM
londonderry had alot of trees around it,only rode there once
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Post by: yamaico on June 15, 2011, 12:14:17 AM
If it's not Londonderry, would it be Arcadia? 295 in the first shot is Kevin Wright, and I rode a few meetings there with him. It was Eastern Suburbs Motorcycle Club's home track, from memory. They used to run a lot of 5 ways there.
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Post by: jawa76 on June 15, 2011, 07:10:29 AM
Jim wins the cigar and yep thats Kev, I had some ding dong battles with him there. Londonderry was run by Blacktown MCC and had a strong short  circuit following in both solos and sidecars. :)
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Post by: Curly3 on June 15, 2011, 07:44:03 AM
Only ever went there as a kid, my memmory of the place is of doubling one of Billy Macs daughters around the track after a meeting when her leg went down between the swing arm and wheel, breaking it.
Still makes me shudder thinking about it.
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Post by: jimg1au on June 15, 2011, 09:12:26 AM
st george mcc had 1 race meeting there i remember all the trees and also a go kart track as well.is that kev wight from st george if so he comes to our club days with th
jim
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Post by: yamaico on June 15, 2011, 12:01:17 PM
Only ever went there as a kid, my memmory of the place is of doubling one of Billy Macs daughters around the track after a meeting when her leg went down between the swing arm and wheel, breaking it.
Still makes me shudder thinking about it.
You broke one of Billy Macs' daughters leg, Steve, and are still here to talk about it?
st george mcc had 1 race meeting there i remember all the trees and also a go kart track as well.is that kev wight from st george if so he comes to our club days with th
jim
Same Kev Wright, Jim. He was a hard charger in his day. Wollongong MCC had a heap of club days with Blacktown there. It was a great little track, but is now houses :-[
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Post by: Freakshow on June 15, 2011, 12:51:13 PM
I ended up riding at the wintersun classic speedway on the weekend at the home of  'leigh adams speedway", MIldura.

Far out that was a time warp........  i havent seen those overhead green large can lights on wires since the 1950 had them on dog tracks and bowling greens.    Bit that worried me though was the Jarrah sleepers that was the outside track fence..... that would hurt..... hard

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Post by: Curly3 on June 15, 2011, 04:25:03 PM
Gee Freaky, you were going so fast even the camera couldn't catch ya.
Yeah Pete I lived to tell the tale.
The oldies were all sitting on the spectator mound having there usual cuppa, ( piss up ), after the meeting while I was cruising around the track on my A100 Suzy, actually I had both of Billy's daughters on the back, when I looked over to see Marg Mac running towards us waving her arms around for me to stop, both girls were laughing and screaming the whole time and I hadn't realised what had happened.
As I said, I still feel crook at the memmory, it didn't look good.
Anyway I reminded them about it at the BWP reunion and they laughed, so I guess that means I'm off the hook, 40 years later.
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Post by: Freakshow on June 15, 2011, 05:26:25 PM
Gee Freaky, you were going so fast even the camera couldn't catch ya.

OKay easily fixed.

Im on the jawa - black and yellow stipe pants gating in 3, made the final and came 2nd ( more arse than class but have the sash to prove it   ;) ) and also swinging on the blue sidecar 151.

ill keep looking but all the pics i have seen are blurred, again i think it was the camera person and maybe not the speeds involved ...... :-X

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Post by: Curly3 on June 15, 2011, 05:38:08 PM
Freaky Freaky Freaky, you've got to stop being lazy and get your arse off the seat.
Mind you, you're doing better than I'd be capable of these days, well done on the 2nd placing.
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Post by: Slider29 on June 15, 2011, 06:27:20 PM
Well done Freaky! It's a bit hard to get ya bum off the seat when you're not a short arse. I,m over 6 ft.
 Question for The Fossilater, whats Don Stafford riding and what are 5 ways? I know Don was an agent for Elstar frames and rode JAPS but thats not a JAP in the pic.
mark
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Post by: JAP 454 on June 15, 2011, 06:46:09 PM
Great stuff, Freaky, good onya, riding solo an backin' up as a swinger on an outfit !! way to go!
Mark ,
I was wondering what engine Don Stafford had in that photo, kinda looks like a Cole, although he was experimenting with a four valve of some kind about that time, 5 ways are club level meetings restricted to members of the 5 clubs named on the MNSW permit application,

Oh yeah , Pete
If ya have a look at post 266 on this thread , Kevin Wright is there with the St. George mob, still reckon he was too young to have a licence !!, you are right ,he was a hard charger .
Foss
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Post by: yamaico on June 15, 2011, 08:30:35 PM
Great stuff, Freaky, good onya, riding solo an backin' up as a swinger on an outfit !! way to go!
Mark ,
I was wondering what engine Don Stafford had in that photo, kinda looks like a Cole, although he was experimenting with a four valve of some kind about that time, 5 ways are club level meetings restricted to members of the 5 clubs named on the MNSW permit application,

Oh yeah , Pete
If ya have a look at post 266 on this thread , Kevin Wright is there with the St. George mob, still reckon he was too young to have a licence !!, you are right ,he was a hard charger .
Foss
Al, I'm pretty sure that was a Cole that Don was riding (poor bugger, although I'd still like to have mine now). I've forwarded the link to Kev Wright - been trying to talk him into getting a bike and having a ride, but he doesn't seem too keen. I'll keep working on him,
Pete.
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Post by: JAP 454 on June 15, 2011, 08:33:42 PM
Hey Pete
I just saved that pic of Don and when you blow it up, and have a look at the engine, it's a Cole allright but there doesn't appear to be a magneto drive, what the ???
Foss
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Post by: JAP 454 on June 15, 2011, 08:55:13 PM
            Just for comparison, here's a pic of the timing side of me Cole skids bike

(http://i854.photobucket.com/albums/ab106/JAP454/ColeSkidder.jpg)
Foss
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Post by: Hoony on June 15, 2011, 09:11:16 PM
Im on the jawa - black and yellow stipe pants gating in 3, made the final and came 2nd ( more arse than class but have the sash to prove it   ;) ) and also swinging on the blue sidecar 151.

ill keep looking but all the pics i have seen are blurred, again i think it was the camera person and maybe not the speeds involved ...... :-X
(http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d88/munchboxlive/DSC00570.jpg)

What did you think of Olympic Park Mildura Freaky? i never did have a run at that track, it was too far from Melb' for me and could not afford the time off work. one day i will go for a look see, i was up there on Hols a few years back for 2 weeks and would you belive i missed a meeting a few days each side of my time there.

How did the 2 V Jawa go ? its looks tiny under you mate.
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Post by: yamaico on June 15, 2011, 10:06:54 PM
Hey Pete
I just saved that pic of Don and when you blow it up, and have a look at the engine, it's a Cole allright but there doesn't appear to be a magneto drive, what the ???
Foss
Hey Al,
It probably had total loss coil ignition on it. They used to run a Honda 90 bacing plate and cover on the back side of the timing case. It fitted real well and was tucked out of the way. Pretty hard to beat a good mag when they're working properly though.
Pete.
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Post by: Curly3 on June 15, 2011, 10:14:16 PM
Interesting shot Foss, there wouldn't be many Staride/Rotrax Coles out there.
I bet you wish you still had it?
Go you Blue Boy's.
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Post by: Freakshow on June 15, 2011, 10:49:07 PM
Freaky Freaky Freaky, you've got to stop being lazy and get your arse off the seat.
Mind you, you're doing better than I'd be capable of these days, well done on the 2nd placing.

at 6ft 2 i would struggle to stand up ( look at the angle of my leg) as it is i have to ride on my right quad at such a step angle on my knee its hard work.  Im thinking making up a higher solo seat, but it still has the original banana seat and i reckon it looks too cool to change..... 
(http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d88/munchboxlive/RIMG1031-1.jpg)

besides that im really a hack. Any one with a half a clue and maintain there bikes would have a chance against me.

With the side car in Evolution, we won the first heat, second in 2 and in the 3rd started loosing the gearlever andit locked into nuetral and the guy parked it, pity we would have made the final no probs and i reckon a poduim for sure we was on fire, ok he was i just moved around behind him trying to see where we were going   ;D
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Post by: Curly3 on June 15, 2011, 10:52:49 PM
It certainly wasn't a critisism Kerry, just a standard Speedway observation.
I'll fill you in in Bris.
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Post by: Freakshow on June 15, 2011, 10:54:28 PM
Hoony as i said real small pits, scrapy set up out of the 50's, Jarrah sleepers for the fence, all prity average. BUT ........ great track, great people, nice spot.   Longer straights than im used to and a little more slippery, they loved to water and it held it.
But yer if it wasnt 4.5 hours each way id go more often :O) too.
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Post by: pancho on June 15, 2011, 10:55:29 PM
 Getting back to the Londonderry 5 ways, I rode there a few times, the one I remember best was last lap, leading the Senior 'b' last corner, coming onto the straight on my ex Debbo Beeza, looking over my shoulder to see how I was going then skidding down the track on my bum! That track was the hardest ground I ever sat on! Only a short track but fun.
 cheers pancho.
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Post by: Freakshow on June 15, 2011, 11:17:58 PM
if there was a speedway dynasty the colllins family would have to be up there, les, phil, steve and younger brother neil all riding at the top level.

LEs - here  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JfdLzCMeOIo&feature=player_embedded
nice little old school 80's race package that one  ;)

Phil - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EE9GBoR1uAw&feature=player_embedded
neil - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pi_zlE-i8Hw&feature=player_embedded

even thown in Crump and rusty for some aussie flavouring  :P
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Post by: Freakshow on June 17, 2011, 01:54:49 AM
talkin about Cole
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Post by: Freakshow on June 17, 2011, 02:09:20 AM
And he's one for you old gezzas 1969 - recognise this wall ?

(http://a8.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash1/25142_390304949617_702584617_3431587_4334231_n.jpg)

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Post by: Freakshow on June 17, 2011, 02:14:27 AM
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Post by: Stankflapper on June 17, 2011, 04:22:35 AM
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Post by: JAP 454 on June 17, 2011, 09:41:50 AM
And he's one for you old gezzas 1969 - recognise this wall ?

(http://a8.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash1/25142_390304949617_702584617_3431587_4334231_n.jpg)

H'mm
Jim McMillan and Ken McKinlay far left , I think , definately Eric Boocock on bike , Howard Cole behind him , rhs , anyone else for the rest ??
Foss
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Post by: Freakshow on June 17, 2011, 12:14:00 PM
Taken 69'  in Aust.
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Post by: supersenior 50 on June 17, 2011, 05:57:01 PM
Re Reply 568--definitely Ken McKinlay, he rode at Claremont [WA] a lot
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Post by: supersenior 50 on June 17, 2011, 06:01:04 PM
Re reply 564--one of my relies has Boulger's old long tracker.
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Post by: JAP 454 on June 17, 2011, 06:15:41 PM
Thanks, Super
I was about 90% sure it was Ken
Foss
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Post by: Curly3 on June 17, 2011, 07:49:31 PM
I think the guy in the centre at the back is Ray Wilson?
The 2 on the far left, I have no idea.
I've just had a bit of a search, Def - Ray Wilson, the blonde dude could be John Davis?
And the little fella on the end, John Louis??
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Post by: JAP 454 on June 17, 2011, 08:21:12 PM
Geez, Freaksta
Dredging the old memory bank a bit , some names I'd all but forgotten in those pix, Sandor Levai for one and didn't Bruce Cribb, a Kiwi I think, have a crack at Ice Speedway at some time ? , If me memory's right he used to be a regular at it.
Orright, where's the wall Freaky ??
Yeah, Slides , I think you are pretty right about it being Ray Wilson
Foss
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Post by: Curly3 on June 17, 2011, 08:27:18 PM
Spot on Foss, Bruce Cribb is a Kiwi and did ride a fair bit of Ice Speedway late in his Career.
His first contact with brother Carlos was on track and by all accounts he wanted to tear Carl's head off.
Isn't that surprising, they did become good friends, to the point that Carl thought of having a go on the ice for a while.
Now that would've been interesting, The Spear on Spikes, OUCH.
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Post by: JAP 454 on June 17, 2011, 08:29:49 PM
Now that would've been interesting, The Spear on Spikes, OUCH.
Doesn't even bear thinking about !!!
Foss
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Post by: Curly3 on June 17, 2011, 08:36:17 PM
No one would like a perforated left thigh.
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Post by: Curly3 on June 17, 2011, 09:07:09 PM
(http://i53.tinypic.com/2e38xgy.jpg)

The old Syd Sports Ground.
Publicity shot, they don't set em up like this anymore.
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Post by: Freakshow on June 21, 2011, 12:01:42 AM
England team - SYDNEY SHOWGROUNDS

 Jimmie McMillan, Ken McKinley, Ray Wilson, Howard cole, Tony Clarke, Arnie Haley,
On bike: Eric Boocock

Howard Cole : I was more a smaller track person, but did enjoy watching there on a 'social' Saturday night, and not just the bikes either. I used to knock around with Jack Porritt and Bruce Doolan a bit, as well as with Bob Tattersall when he was around (first go to know him during my spell in Auckland in 67/68).
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Post by: JAP 454 on June 21, 2011, 09:14:40 AM
Hey Freaksta
Who is on the outside of Howard in the B/W shot under the Pommy team shot ??, looks like Booey but wrong flag on jacket.
wuz gunna say the wall at the Syd. Showground , but it woulda been a guess.
Foss
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Post by: Freakshow on June 21, 2011, 04:33:02 PM
what post number was that Foss ?
this is getting to be a loooong thread....   :D
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Post by: JAP 454 on June 21, 2011, 04:40:05 PM
Post # 565, Freaksta
It sorta looks like Booey's style
If I was a bit closer , I'd offer to do a new cover for your banana seat on ya skids bike.
Foss
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Post by: JAP 454 on June 21, 2011, 04:42:51 PM
this is getting to be a loooong thread....   :D

Ya really started something , didn't ya Slides ??
Foss

All the best for Brissy, mate
Foss
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Post by: Curly3 on June 21, 2011, 04:45:25 PM
Foss, if you're talking about the one where Howard's in the Kings Lyn breast plate & white jersey?
I think it's Jim Airey on the outside, maybe at Liverpool before they made it Bitumen.

Couldn't let the MX boys steal the show completely Foss.
After all, Short Circuit is pretty much where it all began, inc - Scrambles & even Road Racing.
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Post by: Freakshow on June 21, 2011, 04:57:36 PM
Post # 565, Freaksta
It sorta looks like Booey's style
If I was a bit closer , I'd offer to do a new cover for your banana seat on ya skids bike.
Foss
i can post anywhere ! 3kg bags next day are ojnly $10 !!!  bargin i reckon !
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Post by: Curly3 on June 21, 2011, 05:06:26 PM
I've got one as well Foss, I'd like to get mine as close to original colours as possible.
He lives in the stick's Freaky but if you can bring it to Bris I'll give them both to him at Nepean in another month or so.
Send it through the Scanner at the Airport, that'll test em.
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Post by: Freakshow on June 21, 2011, 06:34:21 PM
Post # 565, Freaksta
It sorta looks like Booey's style

JIm airey
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Post by: Freakshow on June 21, 2011, 06:35:23 PM
Internationals V New Zealand in Auckland not sure of year but 70's

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not correct order but some names Colin McKee, Howard Cole, Jim Airey, Bob Andrews,Ole Olsen, Bryce Subritzky, Alan Clarke, Sandor Levi, Dave Gifford, Tom Sweetman, Jack Millen

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Gary middleton on the outside, cole on the inside, liverpool/sydney again looking at the fence

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(http://a6.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc3/25142_390308604617_702584617_3431680_6881809_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Freakshow on June 21, 2011, 06:41:34 PM
(http://a6.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/photos-ak-snc1/v5060/167/47/1221885144/n1221885144_30581538_1791535.jpg)

lost to the British Lions? Liverpool, Sydney 19th Jan 1970.
England 63
Jim McMillan 16, Arnold Haley 14, N Boocock 12, Ray Wilson 8, Tony Clarke 5, Eric Boocock 4, Roy Trigg 3, Ken McKinlay 1.

A.C McGrath Monarchs ...45
Jim Airey 11, John Langfield 11, Bill Landels 9, *Garry Middleton 5, *Ted Lindskog 4, Bert Harkins 4, Greg Kentwell 1, howard cole 0
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Slider29 on June 21, 2011, 07:16:56 PM
Thats Bert Harkins on the bike in the last photo. I've been hangin' out for a pic of him!
He was my fav. rider at Brooklyn Speedway Melbourne when i was a kid. I had a jacket with his name sewn on to it along with some of his badges!
I was able to go into the pits and talk to the riders (it's who you know)and Bert was always good for a chat. Could'nt understand him but that made it better! :D
He was a Scotsman.   p.s. this thread is only going to get longer 'cause i've got heaps more photos to come :) :)  p.p.s. best of to all those going to the dirt track champs. stay safe  cheers  mark
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Curly3 on June 21, 2011, 07:30:54 PM
Mark 29, I reckon next years title program has your name in it.
Last action shot is Langy, Bill Landells & H Cole.
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: JAP 454 on June 21, 2011, 07:43:35 PM
I remember when Haggis got his kilt caught in the back wheel at Liverpool on the parade lap !! flipped the bike !! By the way that's a very young Ole Olsen in Auckland shot , Freaky,

Saw Ove Fundin at Liverpool in 1970, never forgotten it !!

where have all the years gone, PHAARK !!
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: jimg1au on June 21, 2011, 11:55:39 PM
i pitted for garry middleton at that meeting it was great at liverpool.meet all the riders couldent understand a word the checz said.
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Freakshow on June 22, 2011, 12:07:17 PM
i pitted for garry middleton at that meeting it was great at liverpool.

is that why he only got 5 points   ;D
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Freakshow on June 22, 2011, 12:58:37 PM
Thats Bert Harkins on the bike in the last photo. I've been hangin' out for a pic of him!

Then Start smilling big guy, this is for you  !

1973 - have a look at that rear spocket.
(http://a6.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc4/164033_180653635289152_100000335518882_498024_6762405_n.jpg)
(http://a2.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc4/154651_10150144858507785_550797784_7720353_3646121_n.jpg)
Edinburgh Monarchs. 1965.
Bill Landels. Doug Templeton. Wayne Briggs. Colin McKee. Henry Harrfeldt. Bert Harkins. George Hunter.

(http://a7.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc4/62996_438578030613_555260613_5635290_6758191_n.jpg)
SCOTLAND;- Standing;- Jim McMillan, Charlie Monk (had a Scottish grandfather!!), Brian Collins, Andy Meldrum, Jimmy Gallagher. Kneeling;- Bobby Beaton, George Hunter, Bert Harkins

(http://a2.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash2/60238_437111360613_555260613_5606483_4109170_n.jpg)
Great Britain team vs Australia. Bert Harkins, Jim McMillan, George Hunter, Malcolm Simmons, Chris Pusey, & Tony Lomas with Nigel Boocock (Captain) on bike.
Three Scots in the Great Britain team

(http://a1.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc4/36817_140007799365994_100000703248539_244705_959300_n.jpg)
with ya mate ole in the background foss

(http://a8.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc4/35080_137108869655887_100000703248539_228903_1677958_n.jpg)
(http://a7.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc1/6128_1026960052916_1792759387_61408_2119338_n.jpg)

hes got a bit of a michael caine thing going for him...
(http://a4.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc3/28369_1347048394223_1171705032_30808597_5710628_n.jpg)
(http://a8.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash1/23815_106098246081160_100000429544057_143552_7701413_n.jpg)
(http://a7.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc3/25717_1296587693101_1182615882_30689837_3199844_n.jpg)
(http://a2.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash2/39719_139500339416740_100000703248539_242424_358229_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Hoony on June 22, 2011, 06:31:04 PM
Then Start smilling big guy, this is for you  !

1973 - have a look at that rear spocket.
(http://a6.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc4/164033_180653635289152_100000335518882_498024_6762405_n.jpg)


Must have Just done a Costa Mesa USA meeting by the looks of it  ;D is that a Weslake conversion for a 2V jawa?
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Curly3 on June 22, 2011, 08:39:22 PM
It's just a plain old 2 Valver Hoony, the lighting does make the Rocker Cover look a bit different.
I agree, more than likely Costa Mesa, the Yanks loved the small track but Costa Mesa was ridiculous.
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Slider29 on June 23, 2011, 07:53:53 PM
Thanks  Freaky. Great photos of Bert "the haggis" Harkins. What a dude. Sure did put a smile on my face. Wonder what ever happened to him?
cheers,  Mark.
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Freakshow on June 23, 2011, 09:42:17 PM
Hes still in the speedway scene, married and living in Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: JAP 454 on June 23, 2011, 10:03:45 PM
Hey , Slider
Mark, if you have a look at this link, http://www.vintagespeedway.com/Davis2.html  you will find some shots of Bert, including one wearing the kilt responsible for the incident at Liverpool that I spoke of.

BTW, he has or had a website, www.bertharkinsracing.co.uk , but apparently his business has been taken over by Ascerbis.
Foss
PS
I forgot to say earlier, Langy is in touch with Bert regularly.
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Freakshow on June 23, 2011, 11:36:22 PM
Not sure its a real kilt, it looks like a nana rug, as its got the tassle on it, you know the picnic rugs ya mum used to take and spread out.  and he put a belt around it.   Reckon thjats where he went wrong the tassle got all wrap in the tyre.
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Slider29 on June 24, 2011, 07:28:25 PM
Hey Foss, It's lucky only Bert's kilt got stuck in the back wheel and not  his HAGGIS. :D
 He sure was a showman.  thanks again Freaky,  regards  Mark
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: JAP 454 on June 27, 2011, 08:47:05 PM
Just got off the phone from an old mate of mine, a Dirt Track sidecar guru, who has been following this thread for some time.
He did mention the lack of outfit photos on here, so this is one of the few shots I have with sidecars in it, so  here ya go, Banksy, best I could do fer now !

(http://i854.photobucket.com/albums/ab106/JAP454/ParadelapCanberra.jpg)

Parade lap at Canberra Longtrack circa '94, #9 Springer, in the background and #41 Cec Platt in front, and I've always thought the #34 outfit looked a bit unusual, now I know why , it's got hub centre steering.
Foss
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: pancho on July 01, 2011, 10:30:17 AM
 Ces looks a bit "bad ass" there, straight out of a spaghetti western!
 cheers.
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Freakshow on July 01, 2011, 10:48:33 AM
recently Seen Johnny Bulger, hes in Adelaide,  driving taxi's !

NOt old but a great picture .......

...... dont need to use much of the race track in the first bend! ;D  ;D


(http://a5.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/270548_223794410986800_100000687278453_731734_6426912_n.jpg)

Nicki Pedersen, (10), Chris Holder, (8), and the winner, Greg Hancock, (5),
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: JAP 454 on July 08, 2011, 01:52:28 PM
Found this vid on the Old and Rooted MCC website, from 1959, more than a bit corny, 10 minutes or so long, but stick with it , towards the end there is some short footage of early scrambles and what appears to be short circuit, ya gotta remember that push starts were the norm in 1959,
a roadracing  BSA single, and an early hillclimber, I reckon the film was sponsored by the BSA distributor of the day

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WCy7sHBM_L0

Oh yeah , I rode Triumphs back in the day, had the first '59 T120 in Sutho.
Foss
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Freakshow on July 08, 2011, 02:06:15 PM
Just got off the phone from an old mate of mine, a Dirt Track sidecar guru, who has been following this thread for some time.
He did mention the lack of outfit photos on here
Foss

Real easy way to fix that, get off the phone Banksy,  ;) stop watching the thread and start posting in it ........   :D :D
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: shorelinemc on July 08, 2011, 03:23:56 PM
Thats Bert Harkins on the bike in the last photo. I've been hangin' out for a pic of him!

Then Start smilling big guy, this is for you  !

1973 - have a look at that rear spocket.
(http://a6.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc4/164033_180653635289152_100000335518882_498024_6762405_n.jpg)
(http://a2.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc4/154651_10150144858507785_550797784_7720353_3646121_n.jpg)
Edinburgh Monarchs. 1965.
Bill Landels. Doug Templeton. Wayne Briggs. Colin McKee. Henry Harrfeldt. Bert Harkins. George Hunter.

(http://a7.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc4/62996_438578030613_555260613_5635290_6758191_n.jpg)
SCOTLAND;- Standing;- Jim McMillan, Charlie Monk (had a Scottish grandfather!!), Brian Collins, Andy Meldrum, Jimmy Gallagher. Kneeling;- Bobby Beaton, George Hunter, Bert Harkins

(http://a2.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash2/60238_437111360613_555260613_5606483_4109170_n.jpg)
Great Britain team vs Australia. Bert Harkins, Jim McMillan, George Hunter, Malcolm Simmons, Chris Pusey, & Tony Lomas with Nigel Boocock (Captain) on bike.
Three Scots in the Great Britain team

(http://a1.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc4/36817_140007799365994_100000703248539_244705_959300_n.jpg)
with ya mate ole in the background foss

(http://a8.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc4/35080_137108869655887_100000703248539_228903_1677958_n.jpg)
(http://a7.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc1/6128_1026960052916_1792759387_61408_2119338_n.jpg)

hes got a bit of a michael caine thing going for him...
(http://a4.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc3/28369_1347048394223_1171705032_30808597_5710628_n.jpg)
(http://a8.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash1/23815_106098246081160_100000429544057_143552_7701413_n.jpg)
(http://a7.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc3/25717_1296587693101_1182615882_30689837_3199844_n.jpg)
(http://a2.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash2/39719_139500339416740_100000703248539_242424_358229_n.jpg)

nigel boococklives in the redlands i run into him from time to time bit of  a bugger to understand
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Freakshow on July 08, 2011, 03:25:14 PM
Ask him if he has a spare PAl magneto for freakster !
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: jimg1au on July 08, 2011, 03:42:25 PM
freaky
i had 1 off nigels streety motors. it had a manx norton magy on it. he replaced all the magys on his race motors.you and i couldnt afford a manx magy
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Curly3 on July 10, 2011, 07:31:00 PM
(http://i56.tinypic.com/24zaask.jpg)

OZ Titles, St Kilda SA, 1970
Carlos harrassing Fraze, Carl was a 17yo C grader.
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Curly3 on July 10, 2011, 07:59:45 PM
(http://i52.tinypic.com/so5s2e.jpg)
Salty Creek 1971, Carl with as KD calls him, Mr smooth Greg Primmer.
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Curly3 on July 10, 2011, 08:06:39 PM
(http://i55.tinypic.com/2zoy8o4.jpg)
Nepean right hander 1971, Pooley behind Billy and no4 John Kessing.
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Curly3 on July 10, 2011, 08:21:28 PM
(http://i54.tinypic.com/ori89d.jpg)
Looks like Kevin Patton must have felt something, very unlike Carl.
Amaroo Park, the same meeting as the 2 shots early on in this topic with Ian Burkett 37, I gather this is where he lost the footrest & brake pedal off my Elstar.
Lucky Kesso was awake.
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Curly3 on July 10, 2011, 09:04:14 PM
(http://i56.tinypic.com/2j65sw9.jpg)
I'm on a roll now.
Nepean 1st turn 1971.
Billy, Carl, Ron Lea, TH, Fraze and Reg Ando.
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: pancho on July 11, 2011, 08:31:22 AM
 Hey slides, how come in post #611 Fraz looks more like Les Burdus? I know the No49 was Fraz ...BUT??
cheers pancho.
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Curly3 on July 11, 2011, 08:38:22 AM
Definitely Kevin Frazer there Wally, no49.
I'll admit it does look a bit like Les.
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Grumpy on July 11, 2011, 07:48:10 PM
some totally useless trivia.......post 611.. that ESO of Frazer's was bought off Robert "Spud" Townsend.....started life in a TQ driven by Bruce Gooden..both of Wyalong MSC.....don't thank me, my mind is full of trivial sh*t.....................Grumpy ;D
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Curly3 on July 11, 2011, 07:54:02 PM
Don't apologise Grumpy, it's trivia like that that help's fill in the blanks for the rest of us.
What a shame so many bikes with history were broken up.
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Curly3 on July 11, 2011, 08:27:26 PM
(http://i53.tinypic.com/2zxus1w.jpg)
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Curly3 on July 11, 2011, 08:34:06 PM
(http://i54.tinypic.com/1zx0hw2.jpg)
85 is Warren Willis I think?
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Curly3 on July 11, 2011, 08:40:36 PM
(http://i55.tinypic.com/6xtgjm.jpg)
Salty 71, 838 Terry Morris from Orange.
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Curly3 on July 11, 2011, 08:48:53 PM
(http://i56.tinypic.com/21aijio.jpg)
Speaking on another thread about Seymour, who are these 3? as a 13yo I fell in love with the one in the middle.
 Hint, Check out the belt buckle.
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Slider29 on July 11, 2011, 08:49:58 PM
Great photos Slides #85 in post 621  is Warren Willing i think??   Mark
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Freakshow on July 11, 2011, 08:50:32 PM
What motors are they ? those cases dont look like 2 vavles they seem to have fins on the bottom. Som one fill me in ?
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Curly3 on July 11, 2011, 08:54:16 PM
In one word Freaky, JAP's.

(http://i56.tinypic.com/2lub8dh.jpg)

Carlos & Dougie Platts, teams racing, Nepean 71/2?

I'm done, over to you Mr Burkett., we've been carrying you for way too long.
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: matcho mick on July 11, 2011, 09:09:04 PM
Great photos Slides #85 in post 621  is Warren Willing i think??   Mark
sure does look like warren,(pre long hair too), :P
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Curly3 on July 11, 2011, 09:13:17 PM
C'mon Ian, back me up here, Willis v Willing.
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: JAP 454 on July 11, 2011, 09:14:49 PM
Unreal shots , Slides, what a blast, where did you find them ??
Great stuff
Foss
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Curly3 on July 11, 2011, 09:20:18 PM
Brother Carl had them stashed away, there's more to come apparently.
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: JAP 454 on July 11, 2011, 09:51:41 PM
Ok , Slides
Post 623 , that's KD on the left an that's gotta be GC on the right ?, now, the trophy girl, # 2 on the buckle, soooo, gotta be something to do with Carlos, right ? girlfriend maybe ??
Foss
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: yamaico on July 11, 2011, 10:05:37 PM
C'mon Ian, back me up here, Willis v Willing.
85 is Warren Willis. Warren Willing never rode short circuit, but coincidentally, his road race number was 85. Warren Willis was a hard charger on an MX bike, when not too many rode them in the top ranks.
Great photos Steve, thanks very much. I'll have to get on to Fraz and see if he's got any lying around.
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Curly3 on July 11, 2011, 10:17:54 PM
Thanks Pete, Kevin told me on Sat night that he has a shipload of photo's.
Put the acid on him for sure.
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Curly3 on July 12, 2011, 08:07:30 PM
(http://i55.tinypic.com/15zo4uc.jpg)
Here ya go Freaky, the Holy Grail of dirt track engines.
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Curly3 on July 12, 2011, 08:11:00 PM
(http://i55.tinypic.com/vdmpau.jpg)
The complete package.
This is what most of the guy's in those shots are riding.
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: jimg1au on July 12, 2011, 08:22:17 PM
the above bike is at least pre 70 may be even pre 65.jap speedway 5 studs are pre 60
jim
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Slider29 on July 12, 2011, 09:03:47 PM
Have a squiz at posts 468 to 474 on this forum Freaky.
 regards Mark
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Freakshow on July 12, 2011, 10:38:46 PM
WHAT SIZE IS THAT FRONT TYRE ?  LOOKS LIKE A 18 OR 19 ?
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: JAP 454 on July 13, 2011, 06:57:21 AM
Hey Freaky
The front wheel on the early Hagon Grasstracker pictured is a 21", as Jim says, that bike is a pre '65 , it has a Long Five JAP engine , Track Racing Amal carb , a Royal Enfield gearbox and what looks like a BSA rear wheel.

Herb Jeffersons Hagon Jawa Grasstracker had a 21" front and so did Alf Hagon's own bike, as did Ray Owens BITD.
The later Hagon Grasstackers, from the very  late '60s, early "70s had 23" front  wheels , as did the Hagon Sandracers.

The 21" fronts always look weird to me.
Foss
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Curly3 on July 13, 2011, 08:28:41 AM
Looking back through those photos, KD & Greg Primmer are using 21's.
I knew that was an early Grasstracker but that's all I could find on Google images.
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: pancho on July 13, 2011, 05:01:29 PM
 Squeekys' local built slider ESO had a 21" front and 19" rear. This is a reason I have problems with hard and fast rulings in the M.O.M.s re wheel sizes and some other specs when classifying what constitutes pre '70 or pre '75 in slider class.
 cheers pancho.
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Hoony on July 13, 2011, 05:06:06 PM
Ok guys fill me in on JAP's. how many models from the 50's upwards. i know F all about jap's. 5 stud, speedway JAP, what others are there? i could google this but it's better to get the info from the Guys that rode them.

i do think the V twin JAP is a thing of beauty.
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Curly3 on July 13, 2011, 05:19:13 PM
They ruled the roost for a long time Hoony.
I only ever rode one once, Foss & Jim would be the experts on here and there were quite a few models in that time span.
I've actually still got one stashed away, in pieces, one day.
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: JAP 454 on July 13, 2011, 05:41:07 PM
Bloody hell , Hoony, where do I start ??

OK ,
J. A Prestwich was a proprietry engine manufacturer from southern UK, the company made everything from small two stroke lawnmower engines up to the thundering 1100cc V twins.

From the 1950s the 350cc Grasstrack engines , the 500cc Grasstrack and Speedway engines and the KTOR, or more commonly known as the 880, 1000cc V twins were the best known.

The Long Five , long conrod ,five stud 500cc was  the most common in the 50s followed by the Short Four, short rod, four stud 500cc, it in turn was followed by the 4B engine in the very late 60s, it is the most common engine in Aussie Dirt track in the 70s, it had a longer overlap, higher lift camwheel and a more modern carby plus a better ign. system

In the early 70s, JAP brought out the 84S, a new engine with a shorter stroke 90mm by 84mm bore, as against the 4B's 99mm stroke by 80mm bore, hence the name, 84S, it was followed by the 84C , a four valve, dohc jobbie.

One of the tricks was to fit an 84S piston to a 4B, making it 540cc or there abouts, the bloody things would pull your arms off !!

The last JAP engine to win a World Speedway was a 4B fitted to a ESO frame ridden by Ove Fundin in the 60s and the last Longtrack title by a JAP was an 84S ridden by Egon Muller in the early 70s.

Bro Jim rode an 84S in a BSA frame in classic road racing, used to hose Manxes off, they weren't happy !!

Foss
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Curly3 on July 13, 2011, 05:53:09 PM
I told ya Hoony.
It's an education for me as well.
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: JAP 454 on July 13, 2011, 05:53:33 PM
Hey, Dutch ,

You would be more knowledgeable than me and I am trusting to memory here , any comments ??
Cheers
Foss
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Hoony on July 13, 2011, 07:32:54 PM
Thanks Foss & Slidez, i love reading this history stuff. speedway would have to be the most documented early motorcycle sport i reckon.

Foss, do you reckon there was lots of jap 4B  "Big uns" in speedway back then  ;)
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: JAP 454 on July 13, 2011, 07:39:45 PM
Foss, do you reckon there was lots of jap 4B  "Big uns" in speedway back then  ;)

Shit , yeah, Hoony, for the Unlimited class in Dirt Track only , you understand !!
But the only time I was accused of riding a Biggun, I was on a bog standard 4B , mind you I was on ten percent nitro !!!
Foss
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: jimg1au on July 13, 2011, 08:19:32 PM
hoony
when i first took my bsa jap to amaroo race way i was told that i couldnt ride it in the 500 cc because they thought it was a 250 cc.they never seen a 84s before.it was fast past manx nortons up the hill but they would get past me every were else
jim
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Curly3 on July 13, 2011, 08:23:35 PM
Glad you mentioned Nitro Foss, most of the top guy's were on it at some stage, Billy reckons he still has all the mixing gear, he just never got around to using it of course. ;D
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: JAP 454 on July 13, 2011, 08:26:34 PM
Here's the cover and a couple of pages from a JAP manual , it gives the date of the introduction of the 4B engine and the manual was passed on to me by St. George rider of the '70s, # 515 , Alan Hill.

Alan bought his Hagon Sandracer fitted with a 4B JAP from Paul Spooner on Saturday, 13th July 1968 as noted in the book.

(http://i854.photobucket.com/albums/ab106/JAP454/JAPHandbookcover.jpg)

(http://i854.photobucket.com/albums/ab106/JAP454/JAPhandbook1_0002.jpg)

(http://i854.photobucket.com/albums/ab106/JAP454/JAPspecs.jpg)

The Cam timing given is for the standard 4 stud,  later in the book it gives the timing for the Special Camwheel for the 4B as,
80, 50, 60, 80,

Oh yeah, Nitro , Slides we used polypropelene oxide as well, used to call it POP
Foss
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: jimg1au on July 13, 2011, 09:06:53 PM
STEVE
i have a contact to still buy that stuff gets it in ltr bottles.wonder what the elsinore would go like on 5%
jim
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Freakshow on July 13, 2011, 09:15:20 PM
IS IT LIKE TOULENE ? octane boosting or do you have to regett to new volumes ?
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Curly3 on July 13, 2011, 09:29:43 PM
Get some Jim and we'll experiment, on your bikes.
Apparently you have to reduce the compresion because it produces oxygen in the Cyl, thats courtesy of TH, don't know how he'd know, bigg'n & Nitro = Rocketship, no wonder he got great starts.
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: jimg1au on July 13, 2011, 09:35:11 PM
there is a lot more of that in the 70s.some street motors were specials as well.
i think 10% in the dr will be great.i am not starting it you can
jim
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: JAP 454 on July 13, 2011, 09:51:46 PM
Hey Freaky
Yeah , major re-jetting for nitro, depending on percentage, not quite so major for polypropelene, we used to call Nitro liquid supercharging. was banned in early '70s , I think.
Slides , you are right , used to drop compession down, for nitro and also alter timing, JAPs had shims under barrel as standard  to alter compression , check out my Bendigo Longtrack yarn that shows what can happen if you don't.
Foss
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: pancho on July 14, 2011, 09:28:36 AM
Reminds me of waiting at the grid for my heat to follow the line-up in front of us, at Nepean late, '60s parked behind an un named "A" grader . I was having difficulty getting my breath.
 I was telling mates back in the pits about it and someone said "thats because you were behind ********* ,he's loaded up with nitro"
 cheers pancho.
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Freakshow on July 14, 2011, 11:28:01 AM
Dont they still use it in model cars ?  you can buy it over the counter here if its the same stuff.  Assume you cant mix with premix unless its that crazy oil stuff they use in the model boats.  Could be a fun experiment to see if it actual makes any differance today.
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: JAP 454 on July 14, 2011, 11:45:38 AM
Spot on there , Freaky
I got my last lot from a model plane and car shop, for me 2T model plane motor, you can get premix with  Methanol , Shell M or Castor plus whatever percentage of Nitro ya want or ya can get a bottle of nitro on its own.
Foss
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: pancho on July 14, 2011, 02:48:44 PM
don't drop it
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Curly3 on July 14, 2011, 04:53:28 PM
(http://i55.tinypic.com/6r6ihi.jpg)
This is what most were riding in the recent shots.
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Curly3 on July 14, 2011, 04:57:08 PM
(http://i55.tinypic.com/2mpbz2o.jpg)
Pit shot from Heddon Greta, 196?
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Slider29 on July 14, 2011, 08:52:12 PM
(http://i56.tinypic.com/21aijio.jpg)

   That Ladies and Gentlemen is probably the best picture on here i.m.o.
   Two great champions and a pretty girl. I was  privileged to be there .
   Thanks so much for posting it Steve.       Regards   Mark
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Curly3 on July 14, 2011, 09:03:08 PM
Carl rode at that meeting and bought his Girlfriend with us.
Di Louis is here name and I was a dowe eyed 13yo.
Great shot of GC looking so fit, well and happy, it was just a matter of months and the Showground claimed him.
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: jimg1au on July 14, 2011, 09:06:22 PM
and the only diference now is your way way older
ps
do we have a pit crew for nepean should have 3 bikes.beter get that dr going the staracer is ready to go
jim
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: JAP 454 on July 14, 2011, 09:10:09 PM
Hey Slider,
Mark , I totally agree with your last post, lovely shot !!

OK , the three most popular makes of Slider frames in the '70s were , Hagon , Godden , and Elstar, in that order in my opinion, we've seen the grouse Godden catalogue from Slider and a beaut shot of a Hagon Sandracer from Slides, so here's my two bobs worth.

(http://i854.photobucket.com/albums/ab106/JAP454/Elstar84S.jpg)

This is my Elstar just after re-building it and fitting an 84S engine, check the clearance between carb and maggy.
The Elstar , IMO, was the best handling frame for me, shorter wheelbase and a bit stiffer , the seat tube went down to the bottom of the engine plates , unlike a Sandracer.
Foss
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Curly3 on July 14, 2011, 09:21:49 PM
I don't know about you Jim but I can look after myself thanks, Tom will be with me though.
Foss, Foss, Foss, why did you let it go?
Just like the rest of us, I bet you're kicking yourself about the one that got away.
I'm ready Jim, should we put a bottle of Scotch on it?
Hang on, TH will turn up.
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: jimg1au on July 14, 2011, 09:27:19 PM
steve
dont mention scotch th will be there for sure giving both of us the order.
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: JAP 454 on July 14, 2011, 10:21:03 PM
After posting the pic of me Elstar, which was my last serious racebike , I went looking for this pic, a year or so after the shot of the Elstar was taken, EA's, the kids and my world went up in flames, literally.

In the early '80s, my 10 year old son, Brian, acquired a KX 80 and asked could he go over to Fairbairn Park dirt track and have a run, took him over there once and the Dirt Track bug hit me again.

Didn't have a bike but Bro Jim had given me the remains of his single cylinder class road racer, pulled the YZ 400 motor out and looked around for a frame, found a DT 250 frame and a few other Yam bits and pieces, wedged it all together and this is the result on its wheels for the first time.
Tidied it up a bit , fitted a boat tail seat assembly and took it over to Canberra , It went like a cut cat and I fright myself and a few others many times !!

(http://i854.photobucket.com/albums/ab106/JAP454/YZ400.jpg)

Tony Day's Tenere inthe background
Foss
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: jimg1au on July 14, 2011, 10:37:48 PM
allan
you know the frame was a gen tr2 yamaha racing frame.ahh the things we discard.like my 2 cottons !!!!!!!! and that special streety motor wish i still had that it would sit nice in the long track roller
thats history
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: matcho mick on July 14, 2011, 10:42:33 PM
not a bad looking pipe on the yammie Foss, :P
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: TC91 on July 14, 2011, 11:54:01 PM
In the early/mid 80's when dad and his brothers had the Bendigo Showgrounds there was an 'A' grader who would idle his bike around to the start when every one else would practise their starts on the way round. He seemed to be able to pull more gearing yet would holeshot. Had me stumped at the time. A few years later yarning over a few beers he fesses up. A sponge above the the throttle slide soaked in nitro mix. First time it is screwed open "yepee",a later fuel check says all legit. go figure.
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: JAP 454 on July 15, 2011, 07:20:38 AM
AAAAH, TC
The dreaded sponge in the carby slide spring soaked in Nitro trick, it was more widespread than everyone thought, no-one talked about it too much !!
Foss
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Slider29 on July 15, 2011, 12:51:44 PM

Foss, Foss, Foss, why did you let it go?
Just like the rest of us, I bet you're kicking yourself about the one that got away.

   All of those 500 JAPs and ESO's/sliders must be out there somewhere and i'm looking for one .  Cheers    Mark
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Slider29 on July 15, 2011, 12:54:56 PM
what am i doing wrong fellas? the quote and my comment are in the same box
  Mark
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Freakshow on July 15, 2011, 01:23:35 PM

Foss, Foss, Foss, why did you let it go?
Just like the rest of us, I bet you're kicking yourself about the one that got away.

All of those 500 JAPs and ESO's/sliders must be out there somewhere and i'm looking for one .  Cheers    Mark
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Open it up with modify message, and you can See you have only one [/quote] at the end to close it all off, i suspect you deleted the top one when you started typing.  easy just put any anothers in where you want it

[quote ] your text per quote or section needs to be in here  [/quote ]
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Curly3 on July 15, 2011, 07:21:06 PM
Aye boy's, we actually recieved a rapp today from a fellow forum member, oldschool.
In light of the " Shitfight " that has become the Carbon Tax debate, we're helping keep other forum members interested in the forum by talking about old dirt bikes.
Here here.
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: JAP 454 on July 15, 2011, 07:51:42 PM
Yep, Slides saw that comment a couple of days ago, fair comment too !!
OK , Quiz Time
The following shot is of Alan Hill and I don't know what bike he's on, all I know is he borrowed it for the meeting or what track it is !!
I think it's Londonderry or Arcadia, maybe you can help there, Pancho

(http://i854.photobucket.com/albums/ab106/JAP454/AlanHill.jpg)

Alan's normal ride was a Hagon JAP , sorta sticks out due to his riding style, how-ever he went over to the dark side for his 250 ride and bought a Maico which promptly crapped it-self bigtime so Hilly fitted a 6 speed, 250 twin Suzy Hustler motor , didn't that thing go !!

Foss
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Curly3 on July 15, 2011, 08:45:08 PM
http://thefastanddirty.com/flat-track-racing/motorcycle/racing-history/

Check this footage out, 1919.
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: GD66 on July 15, 2011, 08:50:47 PM
what am i doing wrong fellas? the quote and my comment are in the same box
  Mark


Also helps if you place your cursor at the end of the quote, click it, then hit Enter three times, to drop your reply down the page : this seems to get you out of the box...

PS : this would be a world first, ME giving computer advice to ANYBODY... ::)

Really enjoying the classic dirt track pics, guys, go your hardest... :D
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Slider29 on July 15, 2011, 09:04:19 PM
thanks GD and Freako, ... theres more  pics to come
  regards  Mark
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Slider29 on July 15, 2011, 09:46:27 PM
thanks GD and Freako, ... theres more  pics to come
  regards  Mark


howzat?
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: pancho on July 15, 2011, 10:48:10 PM
 RE 678 post Not rough and stoney enough for Arcadia, does look a bit like Londonderry to me
cheers pancho
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: GD66 on July 16, 2011, 01:11:00 AM
thanks GD and Freako, ... theres more  pics to come
  regards  Mark


howzat?



Bewdy !!  :D
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: JAP 454 on July 16, 2011, 11:25:44 AM
RE 678 post Not rough and stoney enough for Arcadia, does look a bit like Londonderry to me
cheers pancho

Thanks , Pancho, there is another track it could have been, Vineyards.
Foss
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Curly3 on July 16, 2011, 11:55:19 AM
I would say Londonderry, funnily enough we only went there a few times and I have no recolection at all of going to Arcadia or Vinyards.
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: yamaico on July 18, 2011, 02:23:03 PM
Quote
I think it's Londonderry or Arcadia, maybe you can help there, Pancho
Foss
Hey Al, I reckon that's Londonderry for sure, going through the left-hander at the top after the right-hander on the main straight. The pits and spectator area were up on a mound just like that - Arcadia was just flat from memory. Great shot, thanks,
Pete.
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: JAP 454 on July 18, 2011, 02:43:28 PM
Yeah, guy's
It's Londonderry, I just mentioned Vineyards cos there was another track but at the time I couldn't think of it's name, Old Timers Disease or something.
Thanks
Foss
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: pancho on July 18, 2011, 04:50:50 PM
 Had my first ride at Vineyards, '57. Definitely not Vineyards, 'cause you can see were the track is!  :oNo dust!
 cheers pancho
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: jimg1au on July 21, 2011, 09:10:03 PM
just thought i would post this it is eddie mulder in the usa on a 1969 montessa gp5 (just like the one i am getting)
(http://i414.photobucket.com/albums/pp221/jimg1au/montesa/eddiemuldergp5.jpg)
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Curly3 on July 21, 2011, 09:19:25 PM
Hey Jim, is that 2nd lever on the left for the front brake?
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: matcho mick on July 21, 2011, 09:32:46 PM
Hey Jim, is that 2nd lever on the left for the front brake?
decomp lever slidey,(noisy air brake ;)), :P
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: jimg1au on July 21, 2011, 09:45:18 PM
steve
micks right as always mine has that too
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: jimg1au on July 21, 2011, 09:48:13 PM
here is aother great rider that rode a 1969 gp5 as well

(http://i414.photobucket.com/albums/pp221/jimg1au/montesa/kennyrobertsgp5.jpg)

i on the other hand not that greater rider but had a 1968 gp250 in the early 70s
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Freakshow on July 22, 2011, 12:50:02 AM
short tail on the pipe.
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Freakshow on July 22, 2011, 12:58:27 AM
(http://a4.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/281965_10150256863600842_616895841_7293947_7885572_n.jpg)
Jack young
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Freakshow on July 22, 2011, 01:01:21 AM
(http://a2.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/268820_10150256858720842_616895841_7293883_917683_n.jpg)(http://a7.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/262210_10150256849820842_616895841_7293761_7188214_n.jpg)
(http://a2.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/270274_141192715960406_100002090357408_278244_7778131_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Freakshow on July 22, 2011, 01:04:21 AM
(http://a2.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/284725_10150256839630842_616895841_7293642_3384054_n.jpg)

(http://a7.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/264840_10150256848560842_616895841_7293742_5748278_n.jpg)[img]
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Post by: Freakshow on July 22, 2011, 01:06:12 AM
(http://a4.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/270700_10150256833905842_616895841_7293598_7172457_n.jpg)
(http://a7.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/261560_10150256831910842_616895841_7293574_2695230_n.jpg)airey and cec platt
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Hoony on July 22, 2011, 07:11:52 AM
Hey Ya Freakazoid, where did you find those shots of the early leg trailer pioneers? any info on who and what they were riding?

(http://a2.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/268820_10150256858720842_616895841_7293883_917683_n.jpg)(http://a7.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/262210_10150256849820842_616895841_7293761_7188214_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Freakshow on July 22, 2011, 11:48:31 AM
Aub lawson in one,
#698 van pragg in the small piccy

I got some more Jack young's  ill post when i get a chance.

im trying to get up some of the SA or Aussie guys, to get these pic back into circulation out there.
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Hoony on July 22, 2011, 12:36:09 PM
i just got Ivan Maugers book in the post.
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Freakshow on July 22, 2011, 01:57:21 PM
NOtice ont he NSW bib bike Hooney he is running the early 2 part bars...  eeekk  id be freeking out one would turn around on me   :o :o :o
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Hoony on July 22, 2011, 01:58:37 PM
 i thought you liked "Freaking out " :D
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Curly3 on July 22, 2011, 03:01:31 PM
That's Jim Airey Freaky and just like the road racing bars they're called clip on's.
I have a pair that were used by Geoff Curtis around the same time.
Where is the group shot taken, I recognize a few heads, Airey, Olsen, Titman, Boulger, Landels and the blond dude is Merv Janke I think.
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: pancho on July 22, 2011, 04:25:58 PM
 It's interesting to me to see where different riders and different horsepower plus different traction all make a difference to where the left foot [or right foot] is positioned. Obviously higher or lower CofG has a big effect as well.
 The difference for inst. foot trailing, and the modern bike more upright brings the foot tucked in behind the front wheel.
 A new thing [to me] I saw on the KofN last weekend, one of the very fast slider riders coming out of the speedway bend with his left foot up on the peg and his right foot up near the front axle. I guess it helped to minimise the front wheel drifting, the surface was pretty slippery at the time.
cheers pancho.
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: JAP 454 on July 22, 2011, 04:35:06 PM
Hey , Slides
Isn't that Gordon Guasco with JA and the clip ons ?? and  I got as far as you except Merv Janke with the Craven A group shot, That would have to be an OZ title wouldnt it ? Liverpool maybe??
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: JAP 454 on July 22, 2011, 04:38:35 PM
Just had another look at the Craven filter shot, isnt that GG far right ?? he's tall enough and third from left, kneeling, Barry van Praag maybe ?
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Curly3 on July 22, 2011, 05:03:34 PM
Yeah Foss, that's Horse on the far right, looks like Niel Street far left and maybe Steve Rienke behind Bill Landels.
Don't think it's Liverpool.
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Tossa on July 22, 2011, 05:25:09 PM
chum taylor second from right front
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: JAP 454 on July 22, 2011, 05:52:03 PM
Yeah, Slides
Top of the fence doesn't look right for Liverpool , do you know where and when that shot is Freaksta ???, bloody great shots all of them,thanks for posting em.
Foss
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: JAP 454 on July 27, 2011, 09:35:17 PM
Just found this shot, in his book, of Briggo at San Jose on a 650 Yammie in the mid '70s

(http://i854.photobucket.com/albums/ab106/JAP454/BriggoSanJose.jpg)

Foss
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Post by: Freakshow on July 27, 2011, 11:13:17 PM
bob sharpe

(http://a4.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/263695_10150256833295842_616895841_7293593_1678677_n.jpg)
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Post by: Freakshow on July 27, 2011, 11:21:44 PM
Aub Lawson, Ken McKinley & Chum Taylor
(http://a8.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/265165_10150256830995842_616895841_7293564_5749730_n.jpg)

Rowley Park. English rider Gerry Hussey who lost his life in March 1959 driving a TQ just before he was due to fly home (L) and our local world champion Jack Young (R) - freind of mine in SA owns jack youngs 2 valve
(http://a1.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/265180_10150256830530842_616895841_7293561_7656266_n.jpg)

Jack young
(http://a3.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/268970_10150256828965842_616895841_7293555_5295466_n.jpg)
Vic Duggan
(http://a8.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/281840_10150256825370842_616895841_7293494_1394572_n.jpg)
Jack chignell
(http://a3.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/264120_10150256824785842_616895841_7293486_4936990_n.jpg)(http://a3.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/282725_10150256823645842_616895841_7293478_2629807_n.jpg)
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Post by: Freakshow on July 27, 2011, 11:23:22 PM
Some leg trailers for hoony
(http://a2.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/261540_10150256305025842_616895841_7290681_4236124_n.jpg)
(http://a3.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/284175_10150256825795842_616895841_7293499_2136529_n.jpg)

This Leg Trailer is from Wayvile Showgrouds Adelaide South Australia about 1928/29
(http://a1.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/281934_2048049294397_1639394798_1938457_1894712_n.jpg)

And boy Waville could be rough !
(http://a6.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/261397_2048118576129_1639394798_1938487_1505320_n.jpg)
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Post by: Freakshow on July 27, 2011, 11:27:41 PM
SA's old tracks

Wayville showgrounds, originally the 'Speedway royale started inthe 1920, still here today as our showgrounds and every now and then a promoter gets permit for an event. we had the sidecar gold cup a few years back.  But being in the city centre the noise police put too many conditions on it for it to be run and the cost is prohibitive ( i heard $10K hire fee)
(http://a8.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/263054_10150256304110842_616895841_7290680_2576642_n.jpg)

Rowley PArk  - when i was a kid saturday nights it was the place to be cars and bike speedway
(http://a5.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/262372_10150256303435842_616895841_7290679_4480022_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Freakshow on July 27, 2011, 11:29:06 PM
Seems all around the countyr the old showgrounds where th eden of speedway !

this is the last time solos were on claremont showground. Royal Show demonstration by Classic Speedway Association 4 October 2008.

L-R Rick miller (Jawa 894), Jim Phillips (1964 WA Champ - 1948 Jap) David Coles (former Sbananahorpe NL 1966 ESO), Barry Kennington 1968 Jawa) Glenn Gordon (Weslake Mk 1).

(http://a8.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/268285_2247196422331_1320794940_2682572_2316176_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Freakshow on July 27, 2011, 11:52:58 PM
The perfect screen saver
(http://a8.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/267810_10150256835930842_616895841_7293615_363466_n.jpg)

chum taylor
(http://a2.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/281465_10150256829970842_616895841_7293559_3709831_n.jpg)

The original white ghost Ken Le breton
(http://a1.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/271080_10150256827185842_616895841_7293528_8121266_n.jpg)

LEGENDS BARRY BRIGGS & IVAN MAUGER GRASSTRACKING AT LYDDEN 1968
(http://a1.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/254470_113054868786190_100002450334041_127739_8132568_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Freakshow on July 27, 2011, 11:57:29 PM
(http://a1.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/270926_1663557327450_1792759387_1070452_1953270_n.jpg)

R donkin and brother
(http://a4.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/267815_10150256828075842_616895841_7293551_6488779_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Freakshow on July 28, 2011, 12:05:47 AM
That's Jim Airey Freaky and just like the road racing bars they're called clip on's.

or is that clip off 's >>

PC in a word of hurt
(http://a3.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/261936_10150239732232801_579432800_7366650_3749466_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Freakshow on July 28, 2011, 12:10:00 AM
simply another great screen saver   :D

(http://a1.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/197884_1936329853143_1389262527_32227286_990466_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Freakshow on July 28, 2011, 12:15:05 AM
(http://a4.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/268210_162256263844806_100001812998817_332579_8054979_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: cr4ever on July 28, 2011, 09:38:51 AM
Freaky Rowley Park was Friday nights, the best show in town always! Go to www.rowleypark.com for some great pics and stories.
Renmark ( Riverland) and Murray Bridge ( Riverview) alternated Saturday nights, (both still going but almost no bikes any more), plus we also rode Whyalla and Mt. Gambier occasionally on Saturday nights.
Remember Murray Bridge will have the World Speedway Sidecar titles on November 12 this year, be there! Locals Headland / Waters keen to win a 2nd World title, Rocket Waters has recovered from his NZ injuries and is back on the bike with Mick, - plus Mark Mitchell can still go OK for an old bloke! Go the Croweaters!
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Post by: Freakshow on July 28, 2011, 01:50:48 PM
Haydos i was a kid, everynight to me was like a saturday night.  being up after 8'clock was like Xmas !
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Post by: tony27 on July 29, 2011, 06:49:22 PM
SA's old tracks

Wayville showgrounds, originally the 'Speedway royale started inthe 1920, still here today as our showgrounds and every now and then a promoter gets permit for an event. we had the sidecar gold cup a few years back.  But being in the city centre the noise police put too many conditions on it for it to be run and the cost is prohibitive ( i heard $10K hire fee)

You probably won't believe me but our local speedway track is a 5 minute work to the middle of town, normally runs from October to April most saturday nights with 1 huge 2 day teams meeting for superstock cars in February
Solos don't run there much but sidecars probably do every third or fourth meeting

A taste of the superstocks
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IRd9E-58lPE
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Post by: Curly3 on July 29, 2011, 07:53:58 PM
Tony, without being rude, you've actually raised one of my pet hates.
To me Speedway is, solo's, I have never actually watched the car racing on speedway, I love the V8's but it's the stoppages involved with car racing that generally leaves me cold.
Motorcycles of all types are pretty much supported by " Enthusiasts " , every Tom Dick & Harry drives a car.
We are the home of Speedway and the lack of local competition is a shame.
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Post by: Curly3 on July 29, 2011, 08:34:03 PM
Just a bit of trivia.
The Donkin bro's on the speedway sidecar on page 48 are the uncles of one of our best ever female racers.
Jan Hart, nee Stewart, wife of Geoff Hart.
Jan was bloody quick on DT during the 80's and teamed with Geoff and his brother Daniel very nearly won the 6 hour race at Nepean more than once riding for the Betric Racing team.
Another point to note is that Jan's father, Keith Stewart won the Redex Trial, for bikes, way back when.
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Post by: Freakshow on July 29, 2011, 11:15:57 PM
ToWe are the home of Speedway and the lack of local competition is a shame.


how good would it be if we had proper league riding in Au.  twice a week races would be awesome, the sport would be the king or this generation of short attenion span kids and quick result and short free time adults.   It can be revivied...............  belive   :P
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Post by: tony27 on July 30, 2011, 08:27:56 AM
It's been something that has disappointed me as well, there are a few bike only tracks around over here though none anywhere near us & bikes really have almost disappeared from the scene especially with the total commitment needed when you have concrete walls & no cage surrounding you
Both the bikes & sidecars need the track smoother & some nights the sidecars meet in the middle after a sighting lap to decide if it's safe to race or not.
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Post by: JAP 454 on July 30, 2011, 09:42:01 AM
John Walker, a Coventry lad , has been trying to resurrect Solo Teams racing in Canberra, he has faced beaurocracy, apathy and downright antagonism, from certain quarters, to give John his due , he's still in there battling for the solo scene.
In the Eighties , John was instrumental in organising the Canberra Bulls speedway club and team as well as  Solo teams racing at Tralee, I rode, a few times, for North Canberra V South Canberra there under John's aegis.
Negotiations are still going on and I hope John and the Club can bring his and the Canberra Bull's plans to fruition.

Check out the Bull's website for more info, www.canberrabullsspeedway.org.au
Foss
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Post by: pancho on July 30, 2011, 12:29:46 PM
 Kieth Stewart is a name I remember, saw him ride at Mt Druitt on I think a compy AJay or Matcho.
 I believe he also had a record  for the longest 'broad jump' on a motorcycle late '50s.
 [They did those sort of things at ACU sanctioned 'sports days']
 cheers pancho.
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Post by: platts 149 on July 30, 2011, 08:58:56 PM
hi everybody my names michael platts im the son of doug platts he use to race dirt track in the 70s im just wondering if anybody on here has any other photos or info on his career or achievments
any info would be very grateful cheers
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Post by: Slider29 on July 30, 2011, 09:03:49 PM
There ya go Foss! I reckon you're the man for the job on this one!!!    cheers,   mark
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Post by: Slider29 on July 30, 2011, 09:09:49 PM
Michael,  welcome to the gang. I'm sure Foss and the others will be able to help with info on Doug.     Mark
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Post by: JAP 454 on July 30, 2011, 09:26:42 PM
G'day , Michael
Great to see you on here, I remember Doug very well , he was a very exciting rider to watch and to chase !!!, there is a pic, not a real good one,  from Revs of Doug, Kevin Patton and myself at Yass with Gough Whitlam on Doug's bike on page 3 post 39 on this thread.

Slides will probably have more info than me , however he's at the Nepean 2 day Charity Dirt Track right now.

Foss
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Post by: platts 149 on August 01, 2011, 10:45:20 AM
I have heard from quite a few people that he use to race with that he was a hard rider and of course he told me the same thing. i have that photo of gough whitlam on his bike at home in my collection i have just ordered a scanner and i have over 200 photo's from the 60's and 70's of dad racing along with kevin fraser, brian martin and the other wollongong club guys.I regret it now that i didnt continue racing dirt track instead i moved onto powerboats me and dad are still in regular contact with a few of the guys. Kevin fraser pops up every now and than and im good friends with peter rowlands daughter and son who both raced dirt track when they were younger. Dads 60th is coming up soon and im trying to put together a big scrap book of stuff that we dont already have so anything would be helpfull
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Post by: Curly3 on August 01, 2011, 03:55:12 PM
Hi Michael and welcome aboard.
I don't know if you've read most of this thread but I'll apologise to you now, I'm the bonehead who posted that Doug was no longer with us, thankfully I was wrong.
Hoprfully he'll get a chuckle out of it.
Doug and my brother Carl were both coming up through the grades at the same time and had quite a few ding dongs with each other, they are around the same age and were both pretty hard chargers.
I don't have any more shots of your dad but I know every one on here would enjoy anything you might have.
Tell him the Askew's say g'day.
Steve
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Post by: platts 149 on August 01, 2011, 05:17:22 PM
haha yes mate he did get a chuckle out of but no his still around and still in wollongong.He was telling me the otherday when he was looking at these pictures trying to figure out who some of the guys were he mentioned your brother carl as soon as he seen the race number he yelled in my ear thats carl bloody askew i remember him and i would love to share all these pictures just waiting on my new scanner i have alot from when he was 13 right through to when he raced in england with julian wigg and there is tonnes of news clippings from the 70's of the australia v england tests and alot from amaroo park. i found a program yesterday in dads box of stuff from the 1973 dirt track race of the year at amaroo and alot of the names in it i have seen on here but as soon as i can il be quick to scan these photos there slot there of alot of different people
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Post by: Slider29 on August 01, 2011, 08:16:23 PM
Look forward to seeing some of the old mans pics Platts.
I'll have to get off my arse and post some more. I've got a couple of rippers that i've been hangin' on to for the right moment.    cheers,    Mark
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Post by: hagon412 on August 04, 2011, 05:43:41 PM
Hi Guys;
Kris here from page 30 or so, still keeping in touch with forum.
Have finally got some footage for you of classic races, recorded from super 8 film but didn't turn out too bad. About 9-10 minutes worth.

a little description of film in order of appearance:

1) All the greats at Ameroo Pk 1972 National Titles
2)Young, Kevin Fraser Peter Laws 1973
3)National Tiltles Griffith 1975
4)Napean
5)Londonderry 

Hope you guys enjoy, a few stacks in there you may like. Let me know what you think. Also if you have any good shots of Pete would be great to see.

Link:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tmL4pQaciFE
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Post by: Curly3 on August 04, 2011, 06:43:32 PM
FFFFFFAAAAAARRRRRKKKKKK, how good is that.
Michael Platts, some good glimpses of Doug in his Blue helmet at Amaroo right at the start and surprisingly brother Carl on his arse a few times.
Nepean running the flip flop inside the Speedway corner and Carlos pushing Scaysie wide a couple of times.
The flag starts were a lottery back then and TH's 750 certainly pulled away from the line pretty good.
Even Peter Lee sneaks in there a few times in the Griffith footage.
Did Fraze ever actually slide a slider?
Thanks heaps Kris, this will raise some comments.
I even saw Mr Burkett looking pretty stylish at Nepean.
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Post by: hagon412 on August 04, 2011, 06:53:19 PM
Some good stuff eh,
Did you note the speed of the griffith finals, would be hard to beat today I reckon, shame there is no sound.
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Post by: Curly3 on August 04, 2011, 06:57:51 PM
They were going hard at Griffith for sure and the best of all is nearly all Hagons.
Even footage from just in the pit's would be interesting.
The earlier footage from Nepean looks like it's from the same meeting as some of the still's I posted several pages back, I think I might have spotted a Foss in there.
Thanks again.
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Post by: Slider29 on August 04, 2011, 07:40:39 PM
1970's lingo,...GROUSE!!!
   Thanks for that. Aahh the memories.
  Mark

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Post by: jimg1au on August 05, 2011, 12:05:19 AM
that was great now drugs(for ribs)have kicked in
jim
454
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Post by: pancho on August 05, 2011, 01:31:20 PM
 In '50s lingo EXTRA GROUSE! great stuff!
 Yes Fraz. rode sliders and very impressive at that!
 Always tight lines and rarely over-sliding not spectacular but always at the pointy end.
 Onya Jim but spectating only for you for the next couple of Nepeans!
 Cheers pancho.
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Post by: JAP 454 on August 05, 2011, 06:09:03 PM
Un-Bloody-Real, Kris
Thanks heaps for posting that link up , gunna watch it again when EA gets home, echoes of a far simpler era.
Yup , Slides, TH's thing certainly gated well, Ay
Foss
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Post by: Graeme M on August 11, 2011, 10:25:12 PM
Not sure if these have been posted here before now and I missed it, but there's some good piccies over on the Ning Site:

http://ausvmx.ning.com/photo/photo/listForContributor?screenName=1t9zc869s6skw
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Post by: Slider29 on August 18, 2011, 07:23:15 PM
(http://i1188.photobucket.com/albums/z405/Mark_eastham/IMG_0008.jpg)
SEYMOUR 1977 Vic. Titles. Don Stafford, Jap 500
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Post by: Slider29 on August 18, 2011, 07:34:02 PM
(http://i1188.photobucket.com/albums/z405/Mark_eastham/IMG_0004-2.jpg)
Gary Chasemore leading Len Norris
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Post by: Slider29 on August 18, 2011, 07:36:06 PM
(http://i1188.photobucket.com/albums/z405/Mark_eastham/IMG_0007.jpg)
 Should know but i can't remember
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Post by: Slider29 on August 18, 2011, 07:37:54 PM
(http://i1188.photobucket.com/albums/z405/Mark_eastham/IMG_0006-1.jpg)
 Me out in front 250 ossa
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Post by: Slider29 on August 18, 2011, 07:39:40 PM
(http://i1188.photobucket.com/albums/z405/Mark_eastham/IMG_0005-2.jpg)
Len Norris goin' for it!
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Post by: Curly3 on August 18, 2011, 07:40:15 PM
Unrool Mark, what a track.
Correct me if I'm wrong, those photo's are from that massive downhill sweeper just before the start straight?
I've been there twice, the second time, 198?, I rode at the OZ titles and I shat myself coming over the crest.

I posted that reply while you were uploading more shot's, def that corner, you needed balls of steel to be quick there.
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Post by: Slider29 on August 18, 2011, 07:41:38 PM
(http://i1188.photobucket.com/albums/z405/Mark_eastham/IMG_0003-2.jpg)
Don Stafford
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Post by: Slider29 on August 18, 2011, 07:49:58 PM
(http://i1188.photobucket.com/albums/z405/Mark_eastham/IMG_0002-2.jpg)
 How's this for a grid!! LtoR. Ray Owen,Don Stafford,Chris Kelly,Karl Morlang,Gary Flood,Gary Chasemore and out of picture Kevin Patton. All Australian and state champions. WHAT A LINE-UP. regards Mark
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Post by: Slider29 on August 18, 2011, 07:56:45 PM
Yep, thats THE corner Slides. I smashed my clavical (shoulder) and had 3 months off work right about where Lenny Norris is in the pic. VERY FAST corner. Loved it.  Mark
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Post by: colmoody on August 18, 2011, 08:03:08 PM
Thanks for posting all the great images Slider 29. Do you have any idea where that last (grid) shot was taken and was it a heat, semi or final. Big ask I know mate.
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Post by: Slider29 on August 18, 2011, 08:20:26 PM
 The Grid shot is the unlimited final at Granite Park Seymour Victoria 1977. Placings,.. 1st Gary Chasemore, 2nd Kevin Patton, 3rd Gary Flood. regards  Mark     p.s. also known as Allpowers
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Post by: JAP 454 on August 18, 2011, 08:54:11 PM
Hey, Slider
Bloody grouse shots , mate. Never did get to Seymour, looking at those photos, I wish I had !!!

Foss
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Post by: colmoody on August 18, 2011, 09:11:51 PM
In that company on those bikes on that track in that final it's guys like Chris Kelly on what appears to be a 250 Bully that went a long way toward making Short Circuit the spectacle it was in the late sixty's, seventy's and eightys. Go the chookies.
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Post by: matcho mick on August 18, 2011, 09:58:30 PM
proper bully too, 8) an astro  :P
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Post by: jimg1au on August 18, 2011, 10:22:51 PM
astro 1977
could have been a 250 325 350 or 360??? all interchangable on the crankcases.i had a 325 in a hagon frame.
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Post by: Slider29 on August 19, 2011, 07:04:30 PM
Chris Kelly was a bloody GUN on the Astro. If i remember correctly he had the 250 and a 360. I wanted one! Going by the green front plate he is on the 250. They were very quick bikes. I'm surprised they weren't a lot more popular in Oz. Chris was/is a top bloke as well and like me, his Dad was his pit crew. He won the 250 title that day at Seymour. Gary Flood won the 125 on a hagon/bultaco.   Mark
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Post by: Rosco86 on August 20, 2011, 05:34:57 PM
Raced with Chris from about 11 years of age. Sold him my trick SL70 when I moved  into sub juniors. Generally it was his Uncle that pitted for him. He lived with the family in Altona and had raced speedway cars for years
Rosc86
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Post by: Curly3 on August 28, 2011, 06:52:58 PM
Bump.
C'mon Ian, where are you?
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Post by: Slider29 on August 29, 2011, 07:40:18 PM
Slides, I think everyone has gone away :-\ Its a tad quite isn't it?
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Post by: Curly3 on August 29, 2011, 08:01:50 PM
I know Mark, us true believers are running on empty while others promise and come up with Jack.
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Post by: JAP 454 on August 29, 2011, 08:03:30 PM
OK , OK it has been a bit quiet here lately , I've been busy, workin on a DR 200 SE , tracking deer with me camera, skinnin goats, carting wood, fencing an all kinds of groovy stuff, so here's a photo I really like, from Briggo's book.

(http://i854.photobucket.com/albums/ab106/JAP454/ManfredPoschenreider.jpg)

German rider , Manfred Poschenreider, under the paint on a longtrack , JAP mounted , I think.
Foss
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Post by: Slider29 on August 29, 2011, 08:07:17 PM
Slides, in regard to THAT corner at Seymour, in post #752 the crest is at the far right and then it drops into the BIG left hander and thats after a pretty long main straight. It was a spectacular sight when the big guns came over the rise flat knacker and threw it sideways. Note the yellow HK Holden panel van in the background, same pic.Its my brothers and he still has it!!!
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Post by: Slider29 on August 29, 2011, 08:11:42 PM
Great shot that Foss. Looks like me just before i fell off ;D
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Post by: JAP 454 on August 29, 2011, 08:21:41 PM
Yeah, Mark it's a good shot alright , he is on a JAP, I found another shot of him, not quite as good , but from the other side.
I think it looks like me , just before I woke up !!!.
Pete and Colleen will be home , end of this week.
Foss
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Post by: Curly3 on August 29, 2011, 08:32:31 PM
You're one of the true believers Foss.
I'm sure we've all had dreams of looking like that.
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Post by: Rosco86 on August 30, 2011, 09:35:29 AM
For a few years there at seymour, the Hartwell club mucked about with the start gate. Went from the bottom of the pit chute, half way up and then the full way. Had an interesting day with Russel Bergmeir one day. He had bought a littleTA125 yamaha roadracer and slotted the motor into a hagon frame. I  had just rebuilt a maico 250 hagon that I got Keith Stacker to build. He had only used some alloy engine mounts at the front and rear and the motor actually swung in the frame. If you know maicos well you will know the importance of the pinch bolt under the cases. Anyway dad and I hand filled a durellium cradle for it. (Dad was working at an aviation company. That was also a mistake as they were too rigid and didn't flex.) Russ and i shot out of the start gate in practice and headed down into the first 90 degree right hander. He went to slam on the brakes and realised he didn't have anyand shot straight off the corner. Me having a chuckle then hit the brake. First time I had used the mechanical  disc brake on the rear sprocket. Hit it at the same spot I would normally on my mx bike. wellwe all know how ineffective Maico brakes were, but the disc was evenworse. Followed Russ off into the weeds, diggin the toe into the dirt as you used to do as a 10 year old on a bicycle with no brakes. Have some shots of the maico, ( not a success at all. Sold it and got a Cole Elstar fom Donny stafford. Sold it cos it also never seemed quick enough. Wish I kept it now.) Will get the son to show me how to post pictures.
Great track Seymour, but it was important to wash the bike down as soon as pssible as that granite would set like concrete in the old mud catcher rims!
Rosco 86
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Post by: firko on August 30, 2011, 11:20:42 AM
Quote
Chris Kelly was a bloody GUN on the Astro. If i remember correctly he had the 250 and a 360. I wanted one! Going by the green front plate he is on the 250. They were very quick bikes. I'm surprised they weren't a lot more popular in Oz. Chris was/is a top bloke as well and like me, his Dad was his pit crew. He won the 250 title that day at Seymour. Gary Flood won the 125 on a hagon/bultaco.   

I remember racing at some title meeting or other at Nepean back in the mid 70's on my 250 Maico which had some serious porting, a fat Wheelsmith pipe and was on methanol...a bloody quick bike, far too quick for my mid pack C grade ability level. In practice I was cruising around at what I thought was championship winning speed when out of nowhere this red and white blur screamed past me on full lock sideways 20 metres before the speedway bend and through the corner before I had even entered it. As I found out later it was Chris Kelly whom I'd previously never heard of. He went on to win everything on the program on both 250 and 360 Astros, riding them like they were designed to be ridden...flat out and sideways. Shit that kid could ride. Most people who bought Astros tended to ride 'em like chookies when in fact they ned to be ridden like sliders. Chris Kelly had that worked out for sure ;D
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Post by: jimg1au on August 30, 2011, 12:29:21 PM
OLLIE NO 99 he rides the same on the pre75 250 astro

(http://i414.photobucket.com/albums/pp221/jimg1au/flattrack/ollie99.jpg)

(http://i414.photobucket.com/albums/pp221/jimg1au/flattrack/ollie991.jpg)

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Post by: firko on August 30, 2011, 12:40:43 PM
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OLLIE NO 99 he rides the same on the pre75 250 astro
Absolutely Jim ;). Ollie has the flat track type riding style by the balls. Old farts like you and me might be in a bit of strife if we attempt to ride our trackers like that Jim ;D.
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Post by: Slider29 on August 30, 2011, 06:53:35 PM
 Thats more like it fellas. A bit of feed back and re-live the moment (all those years ago) The old stories are great . Thanks, regards Mark
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Post by: jimg1au on August 31, 2011, 06:02:57 AM
 those are current classic dirt track riders 99 ollie and no 6 our grassy
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Post by: Rosco86 on August 31, 2011, 09:06:37 PM
Something different-Cole Elstar, Bendigo Showgrounds 1975/76

(http://i1232.photobucket.com/albums/ff379/rgill43/IMG_0037.jpg)

Rosco86
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Post by: Slider29 on September 01, 2011, 08:13:54 PM
Hey Rosco, Good story about missing the sharp right hander at Seymour. Similar thing happened to me!! It was my first race on my Hagon JAP and the start line was back up near the pits, about 150m from the r/h corner. This race meeting was being shown on the T.V. believe it or not!! Can't remember which station. Anyway i line up beside Andrew Horne who was a top rider and the only thing in my mind was get to the corner 1st.He was on a yz 400 i think. Tape goes and we're off down the hill at full throttle side by side and i was not going to back off until A.H. I'm thinking shit this 500 is grouse and i'm in the lead, hit the skids hard to put it into the corner and NOTHING!! Straight ahead at full steam tankslapping and bouncing across the infield. By the time i had things under control i realised a couple of others had followed me ;D
  And yes i got given heaps by everyone that i knew who had seen it on T.V.   Mark
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Post by: firko on September 03, 2011, 05:13:57 PM
(http://img.villagephotos.com/p/2005-8/1062154/chris-nepean.jpeg)
Nepean Vintage Dirt track, 250 class first corner, circa 1990/91
L-R #37 ??-Honda, #5 Chris Ellis Maico, #114 Brian Martin-Bultaco, #31 Edgar Phipps-Honda, #12 Pete (Yamaico) Rowland-Maico, ?? XL slider.
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Post by: firko on September 03, 2011, 05:21:17 PM
(http://img.villagephotos.com/p/2005-8/1062154/cady-nepean.jpeg)
318-Mick Cady-Maico, Who is #76?
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Post by: Curly3 on September 03, 2011, 06:08:06 PM
I'm pretty sure someone posted these photo's, either earlier in this thread or on another.
At that time it was said that 76 was Kevin Fraser, I reckon it could be the other Brian Martin, from Wollongong, or Fraze wearing Brians gear.
Good shots all the same.
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Post by: firko on September 03, 2011, 09:37:27 PM
Yeah, I posted them a while ago but I found them again so I thought I'd post 'em. I thought #76 was Kevin Fraser but the leathers do indeed look like Brian Martin. In the first photo #5 Chris Ellis is having a guest ride on my 250 square barrel Maico and went on to win the race,
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Post by: Curly3 on September 19, 2011, 05:34:26 PM
(http://i56.tinypic.com/124h992.jpg)
Excelsior Goldie, built for Canadian 1/2 mile racing.
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Post by: jimg1au on September 19, 2011, 07:59:24 PM
kevin fraser was no 49 as i was no 48
cheers
jim
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Post by: Godden79 on October 14, 2011, 05:42:44 PM
(http://i1188.photobucket.com/albums/z405/Mark_eastham/IMG_0005-2.jpg)
Len Norris goin' for it!

Hi Slider29 Like your photos Seymour was a great track,very fast,especially that corner !Good memories, Keep 'em coming.I'll post some when I get some time. ;D 
Regards Len
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Post by: Godden79 on October 14, 2011, 05:50:46 PM
(http://i1188.photobucket.com/albums/z405/Mark_eastham/IMG_0007.jpg)
 Should know but i can't remember

I may be wrong here Slider29,but I think that is Shane Coombs from wagga ??
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Post by: Curly3 on October 14, 2011, 05:53:27 PM
C'mon Len, pull your finger out, the rest of us are running on empty. ;)
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Post by: Slider29 on October 14, 2011, 07:28:42 PM
Howzit goin Len? Glad you liked the pics. I've got a lot more to come but things are pretty hectic down here at the moment. Got some of Young ,Euroa and Romsey etc
   regards,   Mark
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Post by: mickay on October 27, 2011, 07:21:47 PM
HI

Julian WIGG at Nepean!

(http://i1130.photobucket.com/albums/m522/Megapink_Mist/11-20-2009_078.jpg)

MK
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Post by: Curly3 on October 27, 2011, 07:26:58 PM
The Big Wigg with Langy right up his clakka.
Thanks for your input mickay, got any more?
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: mickay on October 27, 2011, 07:32:41 PM
HI

Got heaps, mostly of me and my bunch, have another of WIGG will post later it looks about the same?

This is me (161) in the lead?

(http://i1130.photobucket.com/albums/m522/Megapink_Mist/11-19-2009_122.jpg)

MK

Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: mickay on October 27, 2011, 07:34:55 PM
Me again Amaroo.

(http://i1130.photobucket.com/albums/m522/Megapink_Mist/11-19-2009_206.jpg)

Me again same track much earlier in full song on the XL.

(http://i1130.photobucket.com/albums/m522/Megapink_Mist/11-19-2009_211.jpg)

MK
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: mickay on October 27, 2011, 07:36:39 PM
HI

Me Amaroo on start line XL250 with a 350 tank?

(http://i1130.photobucket.com/albums/m522/Megapink_Mist/11-19-2009_221.jpg)

MK

Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: mickay on October 27, 2011, 07:41:17 PM
HI

Ancient history, me XL250 Londonderry.

(http://i1130.photobucket.com/albums/m522/Megapink_Mist/11-21-2009_155.jpg)

MK

Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: mickay on October 27, 2011, 07:57:43 PM
HI

No idea who at Cowra SC?

(http://i1130.photobucket.com/albums/m522/Megapink_Mist/11-19-2009_073.jpg)

Me (161) CR250 lining up another Honda for a pass, same track different race.

(http://i1130.photobucket.com/albums/m522/Megapink_Mist/11-19-2009_096.jpg)

MK
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: JAP 454 on October 27, 2011, 08:37:31 PM
Great Short Circuit shots , Mick, thanks for posting 'em up as most of the DT members here are runnin on empty as far as photos go,
At Cowra, I think # 14 is Don Howison, his number and looks like his leathers and # 25 Greg Primmer, Slides will probably know.
Foss
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Curly3 on October 27, 2011, 09:05:48 PM
14 & 25 are correct Foss, 55 used to be Tony Hatton's number but I don't think it's him.
Great photo's, looks like you rode that XL straight up the pit ramp at Amaroo and all the way home.
Don't worry if they're not of A graders, put em up.
Check out the ramp on the infield at Amaroo, can't remember that.
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: mickay on October 28, 2011, 09:47:16 AM
Strange bikes at Amaroo (WTF)

(http://i1130.photobucket.com/albums/m522/Megapink_Mist/11-19-2009_066.jpg)

(http://i1130.photobucket.com/albums/m522/Megapink_Mist/11-19-2009_173.jpg)

MK
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: mickay on October 28, 2011, 09:49:32 AM
More Amaroo?

(http://i1130.photobucket.com/albums/m522/Megapink_Mist/11-20-2009_013.jpg)

(http://i1130.photobucket.com/albums/m522/Megapink_Mist/11-20-2009_043.jpg)

MK
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: mickay on October 28, 2011, 09:52:46 AM
More Amaroo (me)

(http://i1130.photobucket.com/albums/m522/Megapink_Mist/11-19-2009_199.jpg)

(http://i1130.photobucket.com/albums/m522/Megapink_Mist/11-19-2009_205.jpg)

(http://i1130.photobucket.com/albums/m522/Megapink_Mist/11-20-2009_063.jpg)

MK
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: mickay on October 28, 2011, 09:54:18 AM
Sidecars Amaroo

(http://i1130.photobucket.com/albums/m522/Megapink_Mist/11-21-2009_029.jpg)

MK
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: mickay on October 28, 2011, 09:54:59 AM
Amaroo Oldie

(http://i1130.photobucket.com/albums/m522/Megapink_Mist/11-21-2009_169.jpg)

MK

Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Curly3 on October 29, 2011, 04:01:05 PM
Not sure if I've posted this one before, too lazy to look.
Check out the amount of dirt on Nepean.
(http://i39.tinypic.com/htscqt.jpg)
KD & Carlos
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: firko on October 29, 2011, 05:05:10 PM
I'm all teary with nostalgia seeing those old Amaroo short circuit photos. A lot of folks didn't like the track much because it was so different to most others of the day but it was my all time favourite. There was no better buzz in dirt track than hitting the down hill main straight dog leg tapped out in top. The very last race on the old circuit was a Penrith club vintage meeting back in '94 or '95.

Co-incidentally Amaroo Park was one of the few dirt tracks that was also CAMS licenced. I had the privelege of punting a workmates Morgan +4 twin cam around the track at a sports car lap dash meeting in the late 80's. At that meeting a bloke rolled his lightweight Mini sports sedan at least six times after getting it horribly wrong on the dog leg. Doors and fibreglass body panels flew off the car on every roll and we were sure the driver had been killed until he crawled from the crumpled wreck with nothing more than a black eye.  :o
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: mickay on October 29, 2011, 07:54:37 PM
Hi

I used to love that track too, for exactly the same reasons, I had that back straight sorted! I often think when I drive past that area what the track looks like now?

(http://i1130.photobucket.com/albums/m522/Megapink_Mist/11-19-2009_039.jpg)

(http://i1130.photobucket.com/albums/m522/Megapink_Mist/11-19-2009_052.jpg)

(http://i1130.photobucket.com/albums/m522/Megapink_Mist/11-19-2009_053.jpg)

(http://i1130.photobucket.com/albums/m522/Megapink_Mist/11-19-2009_104.jpg)

(http://i1130.photobucket.com/albums/m522/Megapink_Mist/11-20-2009_065.jpg)
MK
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Freakshow on November 02, 2011, 11:35:40 AM
1/4 mile drag bike.  think that's the jag out of firko's bus

(http://a7.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/s720x720/306912_175822032495801_100002040155215_364583_1979183400_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: shorelinemc on November 02, 2011, 03:47:07 PM
definatly have to get some of those white coats for officials ;D
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Curly3 on November 02, 2011, 09:25:47 PM
You worry me sometimes Freaky.
WTF has that beast got to do with Classic DT? ;)
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: JAP 454 on November 03, 2011, 11:34:37 AM
Nuthin to do with Classic DT, Slides, scary looking bit of kit alla same , looks like a Sidecar , too, can't see third wheel but check out left side exhausts.
Foss
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Freakshow on November 03, 2011, 02:49:43 PM
JUlian wigg 72"
(http://a3.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/382900_10150343261680566_706560565_8667985_605193866_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Freakshow on November 03, 2011, 02:51:20 PM
Nuthin to do with Classic DT, Slides, scary looking bit of kit alla same , looks like a Sidecar , too, can't see third wheel but check out left side exhausts.
Foss

think its a solo and that the drive end of the jag motor
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: firko on December 11, 2011, 12:07:53 AM
I was digging through some old photos looking for MX shots and found these shots of Slidey's big bro Carlos chucking some dirt track skids.
They're probably elsewhere on here but I'm too lazy to go back through 'em
(http://i1112.photobucket.com/albums/k495/firko2/Picture1391.jpg)
(http://i1112.photobucket.com/albums/k495/firko2/Picture1390.jpg)
(http://i1112.photobucket.com/albums/k495/firko2/Picture1392.jpg)
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Curly3 on December 11, 2011, 07:43:16 AM
Only the middle photo is on here before.
That last one is a beauty and very rare, Mr Bucket is in front ;D
I think Ian's on a Hagon 350 Jap and John Druce maybe a Hagon 250 Bully, I know what Carlos is riding because it's sitting in my shed, an Elstar 350 BSA.
Does anyone remember what club Druce was a member off?
Over Exuberance cost him a few wins, that's pretty much Carlos's career in a nutshell, win it or bin it.
The first shot is a good example, close to taking Billy's front wheel out, brave man, Billy cut Carlos more slack than he did anyone else.
Cheers Firko.
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Curly3 on December 11, 2011, 08:27:35 AM
I know you won't mind Firko, I've lifted 2 of those photo's to put on the new Dirt Track site. ;)
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: number8 on December 11, 2011, 10:26:52 AM
These are great shots how about some of the Qld'ers and Vic Short circuit guys throwin a few pics up

#8
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: pancho on December 11, 2011, 04:56:30 PM
 MORE PLEASE!!
 I had a lot of fun on Amaroo too, plus I have a  number of good colour slides of colourful slides I've taken while me or my machinery was broken!
 pancho
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: ianaust on December 11, 2011, 05:30:51 PM
The guy on 496 is John Druce, really good dirt tracker from Fairfield MCC, the bike was a 350 bandito in a hagon frame possibly the only Bandito Bultaco hagon.
There was Kerr versions like Phil Youngs but not very many hagons. As the report says all three were not far apart all day but the winner is infront in this shot,doesnt he look stylish. He also beat Chris Pussy on the day much to Mr Spooners disgust.
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Curly3 on December 12, 2011, 05:10:34 PM
Oh give yourself a rap.
From what I remember, because I was about 9, this meeting was a very rare wet meeting that went ahead at Nepean and mainly because Chris was there to ride?
Did you beat him on the 350?
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: ianaust on December 12, 2011, 05:32:37 PM
Only by the length of the finish straight , I even got a handshake from him, it pisses me off that the guy who owned it, sold the motor and left me with the rest
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: firko on December 23, 2011, 09:32:57 AM
(http://i1112.photobucket.com/albums/k495/firko2/Picture292-1.jpg)
Mick Hockley leads Ron Davis at Condo 95
(http://i1112.photobucket.com/albums/k495/firko2/Picture266.jpg)
Condo 95
(http://i1112.photobucket.com/albums/k495/firko2/Picture280.jpg)
Edgar Phipps leads Butch Martin, Nepean early 90's
(http://i1112.photobucket.com/albums/k495/firko2/Picture279.jpg)
Mick Cady (Maico) leads Kevin Fraser on Ron McKenzies Hagon Bultaco, Nepean 92
(http://i1112.photobucket.com/albums/k495/firko2/Picture285.jpg)
'Dingo'Dave Dunne showing off on his XL350...Nepean circa 92
(http://i1112.photobucket.com/albums/k495/firko2/Picture278.jpg)
Billy Johnson at speed on the legendary 99% Nitro burning "Pink Thing II" Honda Steppy. Billy and Pinky were the kings of the step through races we held in conjunction with the vintage program back in the 90's
(http://i1112.photobucket.com/albums/k495/firko2/Picture282.jpg)
Steppy action from '92
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: firko on January 30, 2012, 09:35:31 PM
I'm putting this photo of the late Warren Willis up for no other reason than it being a very cool shot of a very good Maico rider.
             (http://i1112.photobucket.com/albums/k495/firko2/warrenwillis.jpg)
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Curly3 on January 31, 2012, 07:53:05 AM
What a top shot, his son still rides it.
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: JAP 454 on February 18, 2012, 08:19:01 PM
I had an email from me old mate Kevin Patton today and with it were some of these top Short Circuit  pix. The pix were taken by Taffy Williams , the father of the '70s Short circuit gun , Ian Williams.
Kevin asked me to comment on the photos, but I really think they tell their own story!!

I don't know where or when and in some cases don't know who but I'll ring KP back and ask the questions, but for now this it how it was at the pointy end in the '70s!!

(http://i854.photobucket.com/albums/ab106/JAP454/KP4.jpg)
Lenny Norris on the Wes chasing KP on his KSS JAP off the end of the straight at Griffith, Golden Wheels 1979

(http://i854.photobucket.com/albums/ab106/JAP454/KP3.jpg)
1977 Aussie Titles , Ipswich QLD.(http://i854.photobucket.com/albums/ab106/JAP454/KP2.jpg)
Testing the 125 twin at Marchmont circuit ,Yass(http://i854.photobucket.com/albums/ab106/JAP454/KP1.jpg)
KP #710, Kevin Condron (obs), Lenny Norris #2, Loyd Richards, #92 '79 Griffith
(http://i854.photobucket.com/albums/ab106/JAP454/KP5.jpg)
1974 Aussie 125ccTitle, Elizabeth South Aus, just after this pic was taken, KP crashed, in his own words " I got too excited, threw the Title away" but not before setting the overall lap record on that bike.

Ok I got a huge storm happening very close so I'll post this and then shut down,
Catch yas later,
Foss
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Slider29 on February 20, 2012, 08:34:53 PM
Top shots those. The 1st and 4th shots are Griffith i reckon. Taf would have been standing where the riders came back into the pits.
   Regards  Mark
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Freakshow on February 20, 2012, 08:44:52 PM
whats the 2 pot ? a early RD ??
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Slider29 on February 20, 2012, 08:56:03 PM
Number 2 would be Lenny Norris, could be CIG GOLDEN WHEELS rd. 3  July '79
  (pics 1 & 4 )   789 in the last pic is the great Charlie Edwards 
  Mark         p.s. Ian Williams had one of those Yammy 125 two pot howlers as well.
                         VERY fast.
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: JAP 454 on February 20, 2012, 09:24:56 PM
Yep, Shots 1 and 4 are at Griffith , Mark, for sure

Freaky, I'm not sure if it is an RD 125, but as Slider says, Ian Williams had one as well, both built in Canberra by Doug Bryant, I may be wrong , but I'm sure KP still has the bike, I'll talk to him later this week.

They were bloody fast , I was at a practice day at Fairbairn in th '70s, both KP and Ian were there, on the 125 twins,they made an awesome noise , tearing around together !!

#92 in shot 4 is Wagga's Loyd Richards , Has anyone any idea who #19 in shot 2 could be ??
Foss
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: yamaico on February 20, 2012, 09:34:14 PM
Hey Al,
Those 125's were pre RD release. They were either TA125's or kitted AS1's and they were quick. I rode a Clem Daniels prepared TA125 in an MX100 chassis at Young one year and it bloody flew.
Pete.
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Freakshow on February 20, 2012, 09:49:34 PM
Really 125 ? thought they might be 125x2 pot maybe 250 RD
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: JAP 454 on February 20, 2012, 09:58:13 PM
Nah , Freaky they definately are 125s, known the bikes, and the blokes ,for years, white on black number plates , too, bloody quick they were,
Pete , I think AS1 rings a bell, I'll ask Kev tomorrow.
Foss

Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: JAP 454 on February 21, 2012, 10:20:59 AM
Spoke to KP this morning and Pete , you were right, they are worked AS1's, there were three built by Wayne and Doug Bryant, one is in QLD, one is in Canberra some-where and the third is in KP's possession.
Kev tells me that his  125 twin is ready to go and will probably be at the Classic Titles in Canberra in October.

Have captioned KP's photos after speaking to him
Foss
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Xed-up on February 21, 2012, 10:31:23 AM
   I remember see one of these 125's at kempsey or taree one time -talk about screamin' banshee's :o bloody thing flew !
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: JAP 454 on February 21, 2012, 11:15:38 AM
Well, Huski, there's more than just a chance we'll be able to see and hear one  again at Canberra in October ! Looking forward to it
Foss

Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Slider29 on February 21, 2012, 01:00:41 PM
Howdy Foss,
                  Any chance of getting all of pic #1 on screen? Be great to see all of Len in there. Great action shot. There were a few riders i loved to watch and Len was one of them.      Regards  Mark
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: JAP 454 on February 22, 2012, 09:53:16 PM
I've been talking to KP a bit lately, a man of many interests including Speedcars, he still has one , one of the first roll-cage VW Scats.

He mentioned this project he was working on for some-one else and I just had to have a photo of it, the sound of these things would make a strong man tremble , and I , for one would like to give it a squirt around Mount Panorama !!

(http://i854.photobucket.com/albums/ab106/JAP454/KPVTWINJAP.jpg)

Cecily and KP with the beast
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Freakshow on February 22, 2012, 10:00:40 PM
Stuart Mason leading all the big guns, Langy, Terry Poole, Bill McDonald, Chris Pusey and Greg Primmer

(http://a3.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/268217_2303560788108_1221885144_32861954_3887173_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Slider29 on February 23, 2012, 01:06:47 PM
K.P. looks in good nick Foss but how about that JAP!!!  Bit more than a knee trembler
     Beautiful.   Great shot of the big boys at play Freaky   Thanks,  Mark
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: JAP 454 on February 25, 2012, 09:03:43 AM
Yeah , that is a top shot Freaky, looks like Chris Pusey is aiming for the gap, I wonder if the move came off !!

OK , Mark, here's the driveside top end of the Beast with it's bloody great TT, or is it a GP ?, Amal, two differing heads too.

(http://i854.photobucket.com/albums/ab106/JAP454/KPVTWINJAP2.jpg)

I know KP won't mind me posting his comments as the thunder of four unsilenced 880 JAP and Vincent V twin Skids oufits into turn one of the Lions and Christians atmosphere of the Royale still sends a shiver up me spine , not to mention Debbo's and Stan Bayliss's Vincents at Oran Park and Mount Panorama.

From KP,

Getting to sleep at nite during this project wasn't easy ,for the sound of ' V ' twins roaring around the Showground and up Mountain Straight. Entering the shed to start work on it made me tremble in awe at its very presence in my shed. To finally hear it run will remain a grand moment. Sorry we don't seem able to master this machine to be able to send the movie stuff with the most beautiful sound.
 KP.

KP is gunna send me the vid of the start-up of the Beast, cant wait !!
Foss
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: JAP 454 on February 28, 2012, 08:41:01 PM
More action pix from KP, this time 30 odd years later and taken by the same lensman, Taffy Williams.

These are from the '08 Classic DT Titles in Canberra and the first shot shows the sons of two Short Circuit stars from slightly different eras.

(http://i854.photobucket.com/albums/ab106/JAP454/Classic_DT_0100.jpg)

Ray Dole Jr. # 109 and Cliff Patton #710, Canteen corner Fairbairn

Next shot is the start of one of the 500 slider heats

(http://i854.photobucket.com/albums/ab106/JAP454/Classic_DT_sliderstart.jpg)

# 710 Cliff Patton Hagon Jap, # 63 Phil Gibson Godden Jawa, #78 Mark Aliprandi Jawa, #64 Paul Parlett Cole Elstar, #736 ??? # 45 Tony Day, Hagon Sandracer 84S Jap, I'm not sure of the others

Next is turn one of a 250cc heat,

(http://i854.photobucket.com/albums/ab106/JAP454/Classic_DT_250turnone.jpg)

Cliff outside # 94 Steve Croker, # 33 Clinton McDonald, #6 Grasy, #688 Chis hedges ( on my old MX 250 ), I'm not sure who #4 and # 99 are,.

Foss
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Curly3 on February 28, 2012, 09:03:14 PM
In that last shot, I gather Cliff is riding KP's 250 Bully?
#99 is St George member Ollie Smith riding John Imrie's Bully.
Great photo's Foss, any more?
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: JAP 454 on February 28, 2012, 09:30:44 PM
Thanks Slides , I thought # 99  was Ollie but wasn't sure and as far as Cliff's 250 slider, I'm not sure what it is , I'll ask KP in the next couple of days.
KP is just getting into computers and is still trying to send me the video of the V twin start-up and I'll bet he has a heap more photos.
Foss
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: jimg1au on February 28, 2012, 09:53:35 PM
its a hagon yamaha .cliff brought it to nepean one year and smoked all the 500s on it
28TH MAY 2006
jim


(http://i414.photobucket.com/albums/pp221/jimg1au/Napean_28_May_2006_312_fs.jpg)
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: gettinold on March 01, 2012, 09:11:51 PM
Well there is an hour I won't get back! I've just gone through all 57 pages... Best I dig through a few boxes and see if I can find some old photos. I was around dirt track from 1980 to 1990 approx. I have a few revs mags from that era also. On my bucket list is to also go through a decade of VHS dirt tract tapes from the 80,s and burn them to cd!!
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Curly3 on March 01, 2012, 11:13:30 PM
Does that mean you didn't enjoy looking through them, ???
Hard to please if you didn't.
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: gettinold on March 02, 2012, 08:15:07 AM
Lol. No just the opposite! I was just commenting on how big the post is. The pics etc are great. Keep them coming
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: JAP 454 on March 02, 2012, 08:53:14 AM
See if you can post up some pix from the '80s , Gettinold, as it was an era I missed out on due to forced retirement from Short Circuit, and there are many people that would be interested.
It is really great to see some of the pix that show up from time to time and I guess it is a combined show of memories from differing eras and points of view. The thread has also put people back in touch with each other after many years.

Slides started the thread off with a particular purpose but it has grown to be far more than that and I was wondering if we can archive the whole thread as there is so much there, must talk to Graeme about that.

Oh yeah , Slides, over forty thousand hits on the thread now !, look what ya started !!
Foss

Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: gettinold on March 02, 2012, 10:08:47 AM
Will do Jap. Wont be until late next week. Had lap top crash yesterday!! grrrrrrrrrrr.  I bet we know each other Jap? or at least know of each other lol. Now lets see. Ive been to Kempsey,Dubbo,Tamworth,Ipswich,Maryborough,Cameron Park,Raymond Terrace,Temora,West Wylong,Gunnedah,Ballina to name a few..........................  .  Rod Allen senior did most of the commentating.Solo riders that come top of mind are .Watson,Caslic,Connell,Fernance,Diffey,etcccccccccccc     Sidecars....   Burdus,Lawrence,Bond,Eaton, Watson ( senior)
Most of these race meetings are all on VHS too.................. :) :) :)
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Curly3 on March 02, 2012, 11:21:30 AM
All good, looking forward to seeing some of your photo's and the video footage sounds very interesting.
Steve
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Slider29 on March 02, 2012, 04:02:09 PM
I've got more to come as well from the '70's. Young, Euroa, Romsey etc. I just don't get how to post them. It goes  in one ear and out the other.  ;D ;D Might post them to you Foss ;)buddy /pal
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Hoony on March 02, 2012, 04:17:07 PM
got any from that big track in Rutherglen from the 70's ?
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: JAP 454 on March 02, 2012, 04:18:43 PM
Hey, Slider no probs with posting the pix, I do it for a couple of the lads.

Yep, I'd like to have that bronze head five stud in my shed !!
Foss

Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: JAP 454 on March 02, 2012, 04:28:48 PM
Hey, Mark
Have a look at this for posting images  http://ozvmx.com/community/index.php?topic=6667.0 and follow the bouncing ball , it's like a lot of things , do it once, next time it's easier.
Foss
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: jimg1au on March 03, 2012, 09:50:44 AM
our dad (jimg1au&jap454) 1977  st george veteran club championships he got third i still have trophy
place nepean  bike jap454s elstar

(http://i414.photobucket.com/albums/pp221/jimg1au/flattrack/dad1977vetchampionships.jpg)

dad is 89 now and helps me with my dirttrack bikes i am the same age now as he was then

? pine and george tudor(chris dixons farther in law) 1st and second places dad was leading as the 500 got away from the 125s in the straights
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Freakshow on March 06, 2012, 12:30:11 PM
its a hagon yamaha .cliff brought it to nepean one year and smoked all the 500s on it
28TH MAY 2006
jim

(http://i414.photobucket.com/albums/pp221/jimg1au/Napean_28_May_2006_312_fs.jpg)

its either the yz250C or the MX 250B he snuck into the NAts a few years back.
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Post by: jimg1au on March 06, 2012, 03:09:05 PM
looks to me like a hagon yamaha that was avalable in 1974 like all hagon bikes any motor can fit.
jim
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Freakshow on March 06, 2012, 03:32:24 PM
interesting take on that Jim, so your saying i can have a 2001 yamaha motor in pre 75 cause they all fit in 74 Hagon frames....
i'd like a time machine too where i can get later model motors and take em back in time with me too.

Lotto numbers would be better i reckon though.
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Freakshow on March 06, 2012, 06:17:06 PM
The Newcastle Select Team -- 4/1/0974 ---Standing Don Howison, Phil Herne, Robbie Blackader & Brian Shields. Kneeling from left to right: Bob Valentine, Billy Sanders & Greg Kentwell

(http://a5.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/419666_10150621656814443_544169442_8798759_279944501_n.jpg)

Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Curly3 on March 06, 2012, 06:23:54 PM
Phil Herne is the only one who is still a profesional motorcycle rider.
A postie.
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Post by: Grasy 6 on March 15, 2012, 09:53:43 PM
Re the Photo of Canberra Titles  2008( previous page) 250cc final #4 is Mick Gee(Cowra broke his neck following year on same track but is back on the bikes now). Clifford  was aboard a MX Yamaha powered slider. Steve Croker 1st Grasy 2nd Clifford 3rd. Have not seen Clifford around lately due to some eligibity of the bike being pre 1975 didnt bother us as the man can ride & is safe to ride with.
Keep the sport alive I reckon if ya gunna be fast be as fast as ya can. They make Rules & they are meant to be Broken.
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Curly3 on March 15, 2012, 09:57:06 PM
Do you abide by that philosophy Dave?
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Grasy 6 on March 15, 2012, 10:05:32 PM
I try to stay on the right side of the fence by a thou or so. Ya welcome to measure my scooters any day. But you wont get a look at the ports or cam. :D
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: gettinold on April 12, 2012, 01:43:14 PM
Well I finally got around to digging out some old photo's.I have a lot of old REV's mags and was involved in Dirtrack heavely from approx 1982 to 1990. If anyone is after anything in particuliar let me know.I thought I would start with a few sidecars!
(http://i1244.photobucket.com/albums/gg576/tekcor/Facebook/bikes/256168_2057439243025_1455956006_2327624_5981113_o.jpg)

(http://i1244.photobucket.com/albums/gg576/tekcor/Facebook/bikes/256080_2057255278426_1455956006_2327266_3667432_o.jpg)

(http://i1244.photobucket.com/albums/gg576/tekcor/Facebook/bikes/253626_2055495714438_1455956006_2324500_2988573_n.jpg)
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Post by: gettinold on April 12, 2012, 01:44:53 PM
oh well i got 2 out of the 3 right!  LOL

How do you delete photo's??
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Post by: JAP 454 on April 24, 2012, 08:57:36 PM
Hey Gettinold , I think only you can delete photos you've posted, not sure, but great outfit shots, more please !!

Anyhoo , I've been talking to Peter, bananas 161, about his JAP motor, and he sent me the link to his facebook page which has a shitload of photos, 187 to be exact, here's a few samples.
(http://i854.photobucket.com/albums/ab106/JAP454/OilTrack1Griffith.jpg)

Just noticed that the rider on the outside is #455 Tony Day

(http://i854.photobucket.com/albums/ab106/JAP454/OilTrack3Bananas161.jpg)

(http://i854.photobucket.com/albums/ab106/JAP454/OilTrack2Bananas161.jpg).

Tracks I can identify in Pete's collection are Griffith, Amaroo, Nepean and Bathurst for the RR shots, riders I can identify are Pete # 161, Fraze, KP, Ian Williams and Lenny Norris.

I'll talk to Pete some more and see if I can post afew more pix.

Foss
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Post by: Grasy 6 on May 16, 2012, 10:36:46 PM
Hi Fossil, Shots 1 & 3 are Griffith Pines for sure
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Hollywood on May 24, 2012, 07:49:49 PM
(http://i920.photobucket.com/albums/ad49/donhowison/scan0031.jpg)
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Post by: Hollywood on May 24, 2012, 07:56:46 PM
(http://i920.photobucket.com/albums/ad49/donhowison/scan0030.jpg)
(http://i920.photobucket.com/albums/ad49/donhowison/scan0029.jpg)
(http://i920.photobucket.com/albums/ad49/donhowison/scan0028.jpg)
(http://i920.photobucket.com/albums/ad49/donhowison/scan0027.jpg)
(http://i920.photobucket.com/albums/ad49/donhowison/scan0026.jpg)
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Post by: Hollywood on May 24, 2012, 08:00:07 PM
(http://i920.photobucket.com/albums/ad49/donhowison/scan0025-1.jpg)
(http://i920.photobucket.com/albums/ad49/donhowison/scan0024-1.jpg)
(http://i920.photobucket.com/albums/ad49/donhowison/scan0023-1.jpg)
(http://i920.photobucket.com/albums/ad49/donhowison/scan0022-1.jpg)
(http://i920.photobucket.com/albums/ad49/donhowison/scan0021-1.jpg)
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Post by: Curly3 on May 24, 2012, 08:51:23 PM
Good to have you back Don, where's ya bin?
Can you give us some names of tracks and riders, I gather 323 is your father?
Steve
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: JAP 454 on May 24, 2012, 09:30:02 PM
Bloody rippers of shots Don, BSAs ruled by the look of it, but are my eyes deceiving me or is #387 in the parade shot on an early Yammy twin ???

Great stuff
Foss
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Curly3 on May 24, 2012, 09:59:45 PM
What was it with all the 300 numbers from the Hunter region, was that a conscious thing or not?
I'll be interested to know who the rider is wearing the BWP blue diamond or was it black for Newcastle?
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Hollywood on May 25, 2012, 05:17:01 AM
#323 is my brother. I had my first ride on his BSA at Salty Creek. My early days of riding I adopted his racing number. Most of the shots are from Heddon Greta, the ones where you can see a bit of grass in the background are Salty Creek. Take note of the shot where they are coming into the pit gate, the rider at the back #809 I think was Herbie Jeffo pre Hagon days. I have plenty more photos to come as I picked up a heap from my brother yesterday. I can't help much with any of the other riders names. I will post a few each day so keep a look out!
I think you are right #387 looks like a Yam, I hadn't noticed that. #34 sidecar is Jack Pearce.
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Hollywood on May 25, 2012, 04:41:14 PM
Old Bar at Taree I think.
(http://i920.photobucket.com/albums/ad49/donhowison/scan0020-2.jpg)
Salty Creek
(http://i920.photobucket.com/albums/ad49/donhowison/scan0019-2.jpg)
What all good dirt trackers eat between races!......My brother looks like he is scoffing a pie down! Tomato sauce replaced with sump oil!
(http://i920.photobucket.com/albums/ad49/donhowison/scan0018-2.jpg)
Salty Creek
(http://i920.photobucket.com/albums/ad49/donhowison/scan0013-4.jpg)
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: pancho on May 25, 2012, 05:28:22 PM
 QUICK GIMME MORE!!!
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Post by: firko on May 25, 2012, 07:02:20 PM
Good stuff from even before my time Hollywood. Hardly a 2 stroke to be seen and no flash riding gear or full face helmets. Shit, there's hardly even a helmet peak to be seen ;D. Am I correct in guessing the shots were taken circa '64-66?
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Curly3 on May 25, 2012, 08:35:46 PM
Yeah Firko, I would say 64 - 66.
Don, 809 is def Herb Jeffo.
Foss has some great shots he'll post up soon, courtesey of Kevin Patton.
I think I'll just do a home invasion on Mr Burkett and steal his photo's, I'm sick of waiting for him to get off the lounge and make a contribution, I might even wheel a few Hagon's down the driveway while I'm at it.
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Hollywood on May 26, 2012, 03:09:53 PM
(http://i920.photobucket.com/albums/ad49/donhowison/scan0016-2.jpg)

(http://i920.photobucket.com/albums/ad49/donhowison/scan0015-2.jpg)

(http://i920.photobucket.com/albums/ad49/donhowison/scan0014-3.jpg)

(http://i920.photobucket.com/albums/ad49/donhowison/scan0013-4.jpg)
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Post by: jimg1au on May 26, 2012, 04:34:50 PM
i have one of those home made earybikes made and raced by my brother it will be ready next year as a pre 60 dirt track bike made form period stuff.
st george mcc spokesman had allan on the ariel in the jan 1970 front cover.
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Hollywood on May 27, 2012, 03:13:32 PM
(http://i920.photobucket.com/albums/ad49/donhowison/scan0012-4.jpg)

(http://i920.photobucket.com/albums/ad49/donhowison/scan0011-3.jpg)

(http://i920.photobucket.com/albums/ad49/donhowison/scan0010-1.jpg)

(http://i920.photobucket.com/albums/ad49/donhowison/scan0009-3.jpg)
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Post by: firko on May 27, 2012, 03:43:08 PM
The top photo of the lonely Beeza evokes memories of how it used to be......ammo tool box, black leathers, Cromwell helmet, old iron barrel Beeza..(the Elsinore of their era,they were everywhere!), an old cream Dodge Kingsway St Johns ambulance and even a bloke in a cardigan. Ah the sixties. ;D
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Curly3 on May 27, 2012, 04:11:20 PM
Love the drop down throttle cables.
Legend has it that leading rider in the 60's, Dave O'brien was known to pull on a competitors throttle cable as they battled it out, you can see how easy that would be but you wouldn't want to try it going into a left hander, imagine if someone tried that today.
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Slider29 on May 27, 2012, 06:53:34 PM
Howdy blokes,
                 Top photos Don. Man do they bring back some memories as a kid.
                  Looks like we might be up and running again Slides.
                  regards  Mark 
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Post by: JAP 454 on May 27, 2012, 07:05:11 PM
Barry bloody Collyer did that sort of trick, too, Slides, he did exactly that to me on me JAP at Griffith in a first corner dust up, I got the better of it , so I thought, but when it came time to button off a bit at the end of the straight, the bloody throttle cable had come out of the twist grip and jammed down the side the adjuster at full noise , grabbed the plug cap, pulled it off, shit those SEM maggys put out some voltage !!! electrifying to say the least.
Foss
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Curly3 on May 27, 2012, 07:26:18 PM
Yeah Mark, funny how we seem to go in cycles, or is that circles?
The only one letting the team down is Ian, I know he has a heap of old photo's.
And you're still mates Foss, the way it was.
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Hollywood on May 28, 2012, 04:41:32 PM
(http://i920.photobucket.com/albums/ad49/donhowison/scan0008-2.jpg)

(http://i920.photobucket.com/albums/ad49/donhowison/scan0007-2.jpg)

(http://i920.photobucket.com/albums/ad49/donhowison/scan0006-2.jpg)

I wonder if anyone knows the faces of the Newcastle Lyons Club members
(http://i920.photobucket.com/albums/ad49/donhowison/scan0005-2.jpg)
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Post by: Curly3 on May 31, 2012, 07:46:00 PM
I finally got my hands on this photo.
Billy Mac on my fathers Elstar BSA at Amaroo Park, 1968.
[IMG]http://i49.tinypic.com/9qxo4w.jpg[/I
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Post by: Hoony on May 31, 2012, 07:48:23 PM
I finally got my hands on this photo.
Billy Mac on my fathers Elstar BSA at Amaroo Park, 1968.
(http://i49.tinypic.com/9qxo4w.jpg)
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Curly3 on May 31, 2012, 07:52:01 PM
Thanks Hoony, I wouldn't have the patience right now to sort out what I done wrong.
I was the last person to ride the bike and it was on the same track, around 1980, it's in my shed awaiting some lovin.
Cheers, Steve
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Freakshow on June 01, 2012, 01:25:00 AM
slides you just cut of the end -- should have ended [/img] thats all.
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Post by: Hollywood on June 02, 2012, 03:22:38 PM
Heddon Greta
(http://i920.photobucket.com/albums/ad49/donhowison/scan0004-3.jpg)

Heddon Greta
(http://i920.photobucket.com/albums/ad49/donhowison/scan0003-2.jpg)


This home built frame by my brother was copied from Jeffo's first Hagon using photographs. My brother was a carpenter and drew it full scale onto a sheet of Masonite. Considering he worked in wood all the time, he did a pretty good job.

(http://i920.photobucket.com/albums/ad49/donhowison/scan0002-2.jpg)

The completed 350cc BSA slotted into the home built Hagon
(http://i920.photobucket.com/albums/ad49/donhowison/scan0001-1.jpg)

Well, sadly that is the last of our photographs.
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: pancho on June 03, 2012, 05:44:32 PM
 O.K, I have managed to load some pics onto photobucket.
 Can some-one explain to this older gentleman who is loosing his cool what to do to get them on here please?
pancho.
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Hoony on June 03, 2012, 06:46:24 PM
here you go Pancho, its quite easy once you get used to it. the forum link below spells it out, open up another tab to view the link ( keep this tab open) and open yet another tab where your pics are then toggle between the 3 tabs to follow the link below.

http://ozvmx.com/community/index.php?topic=6667.0

hope this helps you out.

if not what i do is upload my pics to the Ning OZVMX site and then link them to the post i want on here.
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: firko on June 03, 2012, 06:55:42 PM
Wally from one older gentleman to another........run your curser over the photo and a drop window will appear. click on the 'img code' until the word 'copied'appears. Then go to where you want to place the photo, say on the forum post you're creating and right click and a window will appear. Right click on Post and the photo url should appear on the page. Click on the 'Preview' button below to check to see if your photo comes out properly and if so, press Post. You can go past the preview button once you have confidence in your ability to get through the process. The more you do it, the simpler it becomes.
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: pancho on June 03, 2012, 08:42:52 PM
 thank you gents, I'll try again tomorrow.
cheers pancho.
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Freakshow on June 04, 2012, 10:44:22 AM
I reckon there would be a YOur tube video tutorial on that for sure.   Just google it.... lazy old mans way.   (from one lazy old man to another )
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: pancho on June 04, 2012, 06:11:45 PM
(http://i1069.photobucket.com/albums/u473/walter883/amaroo-1.jpg)
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Post by: pancho on June 04, 2012, 06:14:19 PM
 O K there's one! now to try again!
 Who are they and where, any guesses?
pancho.
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Curly3 on June 04, 2012, 06:22:22 PM
Amaroo Park but I have no idea who, one is from Wallsend.
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: ianaust on June 04, 2012, 06:24:11 PM
Amaroo Park coming out of pit corner and its Bill Dillow on the outside but Wallsend guy not sure
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: pancho on June 04, 2012, 06:26:15 PM
 The bloke with his head in front is Bill Dillow, I think the other is Kevin Frazer,  
 Was that K.F.'s number back then?
pancho.
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: pancho on June 04, 2012, 06:29:40 PM
(http://i1069.photobucket.com/albums/u473/walter883/amaroo3-1.jpg)
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: pancho on June 04, 2012, 06:30:34 PM
 Dont know who, but who knows where?
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Curly3 on June 04, 2012, 06:35:23 PM
Great photo's Punchy, you're under way now, maybe you can help Mr Bucket out, pensioners united.
I doubt Fraze ever rode under the Wallsend colours, from my memory he was always from the opposite end of Syd town.
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: JAP 454 on June 04, 2012, 07:26:28 PM
Dont know who, but who knows where?

 Is it Moorebank Wal ??

Foss
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Curly3 on June 04, 2012, 07:43:25 PM
Look's like a hillclimb to me Foss, Silverdale?
Is it you Punchy, getting back to nature?
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: pancho on June 04, 2012, 08:08:39 PM
 No, not me {that time] that's the down side of the infamous "Sorbent Hill' at Moorebank.
 The plan was, in those days of 4" travel or often times ridgid rear end, to slowly drop the front wheel over the edge, then accelerate hard down to the bottom left hander. Since the crest was also at a left turn if one miscued this was the usual result!
pancho.
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: pancho on June 04, 2012, 08:14:21 PM
(http://i1069.photobucket.com/albums/u473/walter883/Picturetest4.jpg)
Every body should know who!
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: pancho on June 04, 2012, 08:24:03 PM
(http://i1069.photobucket.com/albums/u473/walter883/moorebank.jpg)
 Every one of you eder statesmen should know thes two also!
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: pancho on June 04, 2012, 08:26:11 PM
(http://i1069.photobucket.com/albums/u473/walter883/amaroo1001-1.jpg)
 EH PANCHO
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: JAP 454 on June 04, 2012, 08:27:47 PM
I thought it was the bottom side of Sorbent, pardon the pun !!.

Foss
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: pancho on June 04, 2012, 08:33:39 PM
 Right on Foss!
 The first time you came up to it in practice the instant thought was S**T!
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Post by: Curly3 on June 04, 2012, 08:45:26 PM
Yeah I hear you Foss, I missed all the "SKID" marks.
I'm a wee bit younger than you blokes and never had the chance of dropping off Sorbent, I did stand at the top in wonder a few times.
It would be a mere drop by todays standards but a fearsome leap back then.
Looking pretty stylish there Pinchy, are you still wearing the same set of leathers and can I see a ponytail flying out the back?
Hippy.
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: firko on June 04, 2012, 09:36:07 PM
Graeme Bartholomew on the Cotton #421.
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Post by: JAP 454 on June 05, 2012, 10:56:52 AM
What a great lot of pix from Don and Wally, they take me back to when I first started in Short Circuit in the mid Sixties and the memories of Moorebank Scrambles with the St George club.

Moving on a few years , here's a few from Kevin Pattons collection.

(http://i854.photobucket.com/albums/ab106/JAP454/KP01.jpg)

KP on the Kerr Bultaco and Doug Platts at Salty Creek early 1970

(http://i854.photobucket.com/albums/ab106/JAP454/kp02.jpg)

Nepean 1974/5 KP on the 125 twin chasing Fraze and Doug Platts on their 500s
After this event, the powers that be of the day banned Kevin from competing on the 125 twin in over 250cc events

(http://i854.photobucket.com/albums/ab106/JAP454/kp03.jpg)

1973 OZ titles at Seymour, Kevin with the 125 Title Trophy and Wayne and Doug Bryant , the builders of the frame and developers of the twin's engine. In the ute with the twin is a, shudder, run and hide, SC500 one of the most wicked motors I have ridden, in a Hagon frame !! /center][/b].

I have some more pix from KP, will post them up later

Foss
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: pancho on June 05, 2012, 06:27:35 PM
 Good ones Foss.
 No pony tail then Slides, that came later, maybe a 'senior life crisis' or somesuch.
 Yes, same leathers made up through Omodies circa '63, first repairs recently done by D.T Doug, only minor at that!
Fair few gravel rashes around the posteria area gained over the years.
 Only thing is the old Merrylands Club colours are covered by the body armour now.
 Thanks Firko for getting me over the hurdle to posting pics on here. I still have more, plus then I will take on the task of putting some of my colour slides up.
 All the pics I have put up so far were taken by my friend Ron Clark with his beaut Lieca M3.
cheers pancho.
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: pancho on June 05, 2012, 06:31:02 PM
(http://i1069.photobucket.com/albums/u473/walter883/moorebank.jpg)
 Every one of you eder statesmen should know thes two also!

Any takers? who are they?
cheers
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Curly3 on June 05, 2012, 06:53:07 PM
At first glance Foss I thought the first shot was taken at Young, I'm sure KP would know where it is.
Because Carlos went over to England in early 74, I have no memorry of Doug riding an Elstar JAP.
Pretty dusty at Nepean, must've been an oil shortage.
Great photo's.
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: pancho on June 05, 2012, 07:58:08 PM
(http://i1069.photobucket.com/albums/u473/walter883/Goulbourne.jpg)
 How about this lot of short circuit "A" graders?
 Who and Where?
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: pancho on June 05, 2012, 08:02:52 PM
 And these [same place]
 I know who one of these is.(http://i1069.photobucket.com/albums/u473/walter883/Golbourn.jpg)
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: pancho on June 05, 2012, 08:11:06 PM
(http://i1069.photobucket.com/albums/u473/walter883/amaroo4.jpg)
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: pancho on June 05, 2012, 08:14:16 PM
(http://i1069.photobucket.com/albums/u473/walter883/amaroo1.jpg)
 I dont knowwho
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: JAP 454 on June 05, 2012, 08:14:55 PM
Yeah Slides, It was dusty at Nepean on a couple of occasions when they were trying out some miracle dust supressant called Paxin, it didn't work.

Ok for the captions to KPs fotos I'm relying on some scribbled notes I took when I was talking to Kevin a few weeks ago.

Now, a few more from Kevin's kollection !!

(http://i854.photobucket.com/albums/ab106/JAP454/kp04.jpg)

Top photo shows KP leading Maico mounted # 75 John Walmsley at Amaroo
Bottom photo shows Hodaka slider rider # 13 Phil Young leading Kevin, there is some discussion about who #1 is, any ideas , anyone ??

(http://i854.photobucket.com/albums/ab106/JAP454/KP05.jpg)

KP in the pits at Amaroo with the 125 Twin

(http://i854.photobucket.com/albums/ab106/JAP454/KP06.jpg)

KP on the 125 twin at the1972 OZ Titles at Amaroo, 1st Kevin Fraser, 2nd Charlie Edwards, 3rd Kevin
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: pancho on June 05, 2012, 08:18:48 PM
(http://i1069.photobucket.com/albums/u473/walter883/AMAROO7001.jpg)
Ouch!
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: pancho on June 05, 2012, 08:25:14 PM
 WHo?(http://i1069.photobucket.com/albums/u473/walter883/Goulbourne001.jpg)
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Curly3 on June 05, 2012, 08:37:12 PM
Walter, the 2 early shots are from Musswelbrook?
695 is Pummo Poole, the only bloke I recall using 809 is the legend Herb Jeffo.
I think 593 is Ray Curtis, possibly on my fathers Goldie?
The later shots of Pancho's are from Amaroo Park.
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Curly3 on June 05, 2012, 09:12:26 PM
Foss, I've spoken to Billy Mac and he confirmed that he never raced a 125, as I remember it the only person who could use the #1 was the winner of the previous years Unlimited title, in 72 that being Billy.
Tom Gibson from Qld used #1 because he was the Qld #1 but he wore lighter coloured leathers and I think had a small Q on his plate.
Unless the photo was taken at a different meeting and/or during practice, I can't work it out.
As you said originally it does look a lot like Jim Scaysbrook.
Ian, you were there?
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: JAP 454 on June 05, 2012, 09:45:56 PM
Slides,
I just noticed that, in the shot with Pummo the other bloke's number is 800, not 809 and his breastplate looks like an early MCC of Canberra one, could it be some-one like Terry McDonald perhaps ?, I'll ask KP or Buzz. There were two Canberra Clubs in the early days, MCC of Canberra and The Motorcycle Sportsmans Club of Canberra.
Foss
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Curly3 on June 05, 2012, 10:48:55 PM
800 it is, mum said that'd happen.
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Post by: pancho on June 06, 2012, 11:08:26 AM
(http://i1069.photobucket.com/albums/u473/walter883/Goulbourne.jpg)
 How about this lot of short circuit "A" graders?
 Who and Where?
14 ?
417 Fred Boyd
935? But I know his face
593 looks to me like Jeff not Ray
695 Terry P
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: pancho on June 06, 2012, 11:23:19 AM
 The "A" grade lot as with some those in that group were taken at Boxers Creek.
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: ianaust on June 06, 2012, 06:06:35 PM
Hi Wally,  123 is Eric Harrison and 895 is George Heggie,  57 is old Bill Brunton BWP,  149 is Doug Platts on Elstar,  800 is from Canberra or South Coast but I think you will find its also Boxers Creek and old Terence P.  No 1 is John Walmsley on a 250 Kawasaki and Steve your mum told me that you did that
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: JAP 454 on June 07, 2012, 08:00:40 AM
Thanks for the South Coast clue on # 800 Ian, I'm pretty sure now that it is Don Greig from Moruya, he ran # 800 and his iron BSA slider is in the First Sliders thread on Vintage track with #800 plates also I have other photos of the bike. Don was an A grader in the early days and he is entered, with that number, in the Terry McDonald memorial race , Mt. Ginn 1972
Foss 
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: JAP 454 on June 07, 2012, 11:49:40 AM
What a buzz, just got off the phone to Don Greig, we had a long yarn, and Don confirms that it is him in the photo with Terry Poole at Boxers Creek, Don also told me that he was a member of the  MCC of Canberra and wore their colours.
He also told me that his bike is a DBD32 Goldie, bought from Paul Spooner and extensively modified by Don.
So one more piece of the puzzle slots into place !!
Foss
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: pancho on June 07, 2012, 08:17:04 PM
(http://i1069.photobucket.com/albums/u473/walter883/amaroo4.jpg)
I reckon this one  is of "eka" Eric Davies at Amaroo.
 pancho
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: pancho on June 07, 2012, 08:18:43 PM
(http://i1069.photobucket.com/albums/u473/walter883/Goulbourne.jpg)
 How about this lot of short circuit "A" graders?
 Who and Where?
14 ?
417 Fred Boyd
935? But I know his face
593 looks to me like Jeff not Ray
695 Terry P
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: pancho on June 07, 2012, 08:24:35 PM
(http://i1069.photobucket.com/albums/u473/walter883/Golbourn001.jpg)
 dont know who but it's Amaroo
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: pancho on June 07, 2012, 08:30:41 PM
Hi Wally,  123 is Eric Harrison and 895 is George Heggie,  57 is old Bill Brunton BWP,  149 is Doug Platts on Elstar,  800 is from Canberra or South Coast but I think you will find its also Boxers Creek and old Terence P.  No 1 is John Walmsley on a 250 Kawasaki and Steve your mum told me that you did that
Yeah Ian, Eric Harrison is right on, I forgot George Heggie and I new his passenger at the time but can't remember now.
 Eric H was a force to be reconned with on tar as well as dirt especially at Oran Park.
 I'll dig out some more old shots that I took when I find 'em. Those were all taken by Ron Clark.
cheers
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: JAP 454 on June 07, 2012, 08:36:02 PM
Talking to Don Greig today sent me looking for this photo, taken by VSRA Sec. and St George clubmate of mine , Billy Powell,  of the dummy grid at Surfair Speedway prior to the Vintage Short Circuit and Speedway
" Demonstration " that I wrote about , some time ago, in the Vintage Track / First Sliders thread.

(http://i854.photobucket.com/albums/ab106/JAP454/SurfairDemo.jpg)

L to R Dave Clifton, Evo Speedway, Cootamundra's Warren Crapp, Kevin Patton in the background, old mate in the black leathers rode a Rotrax JAP, yours truly on TD's Sandracer 84S, and vintage Speedway Sidecar owner Greg , holding Dons BSA.
Unfortunately Don is not in shot , but we may see him here this weekend to go to Ash Suttors Speedway Museum in Bathurst.
Oh yeah, a forum member's KTM in background ?, foreground ??,no prizes for guessing who !!
Foss
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: JAP 454 on June 07, 2012, 08:56:55 PM
dont know who but it's Amaroo

And he's on a rigid Triumph twin !!

Foss
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: firko on June 07, 2012, 10:25:25 PM
Quote
dont know who but it's Amaroo
Quote
And he's on a rigid Triumph twin !

And the bike appears to have a very desirable set of Webco handlebars. Tres Cool ;D
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Post by: pancho on June 08, 2012, 09:27:25 AM
Quote
dont know who but it's Amaroo
Quote
And he's on a rigid Triumph twin !

And the bike appears to have a very desirable set of Webco handlebars. Tres Cool ;D
Talking to Don Greig today sent me looking for this photo, taken by VSRA Sec. and St George clubmate of mine , Billy Powell,  of the dummy grid at Surfair Speedway prior to the Vintage Short Circuit and Speedway
" Demonstration " that I wrote about , some time ago, in the Vintage Track / First Sliders thread.

(http://i854.photobucket.com/albums/ab106/JAP454/SurfairDemo.jpg)
Thse were the days eh!
Love the line up of the ESO/Jawa next to a JAP next to a great looking iron BSA! Those old beezas went so well in classy competition!
 Wrapped cheers pancho.
L to R Dave Clifton, Evo Speedway, Cootamundra's Warren Crapp, Kevin Patton in the background, old mate in the black leathers rode a Rotrax JAP, yours truly on TD's Sandracer 84S, and vintage Speedway Sidecar owner Greg , holding Dons BSA.
Unfortunately Don is not in shot , but we may see him here this weekend to go to Ash Suttors Speedway Museum in Bathurst.
Oh yeah, a forum member's KTM in background ?, foreground ??,no prizes for guessing who !!
Foss
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Curly3 on June 09, 2012, 01:01:49 AM
(http://i46.tinypic.com/2euj14k.jpg)
This is as good as it got.
Looks pretty stylish though.
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Curly3 on June 09, 2012, 01:06:43 AM
(http://i48.tinypic.com/k3npf7.jpg)
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Post by: Curly3 on June 09, 2012, 01:14:27 AM
(http://i46.tinypic.com/156srut.jpg)
Who, where & when?
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Post by: mick25 on June 09, 2012, 10:39:22 AM
Chris watson on number 30
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Post by: JAP 454 on June 09, 2012, 10:40:12 AM
I'll start off with a couple of "whos", #92 is Wagga's Loyd Richards on his Hagon Speedway Springer and, of course, #30 is Watto.
Foss
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Curly3 on June 09, 2012, 10:51:36 AM
291 - Kevin Condron, 92 - Lloyd Richards, 13? - Michael Stormonth & Wato of course.
Don't know where though.
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: firko on June 09, 2012, 10:59:05 AM
I well remember Lloyd Richards little giant killing XL250 Honda slider (Elstar?). After the inaugural Aussie Classic Dirt Track Titles in West Wyalong in '94 I accused the bike of being a bigg'un in the press but upon tear down it proved to be OK. I later apologised to Lloyd over a beer in the Condo bowling club and wrote a little piece setting the story straight in ADB.
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: JAP 454 on June 09, 2012, 11:33:24 AM
Must be Oltimers or something, how did I forget Kevin Condron's number ??, from Wagga as well, Kevin rode in the inaugural South Coast Cup in the mid nineties, as did Lloyd and I'll never forget the bit of biffo dished out on the speedway bend at Canberra, years ago, when Kevin got speared into the fence along with the lad that caused it !!
Foss

Going by the track surface , It's not Griffith is it ??

Foss
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: JAP 454 on June 09, 2012, 11:56:48 AM
That's a top shot of you on the Gally XT , Steve, as well as the one on the Zook but ya should loook where ya goin' not where ya been !!
Must get a copy
Foss
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: firko on June 09, 2012, 12:39:06 PM
Quote
Going by the track surface , It's not Griffith is it ??
It could be Griffith but I think it might be West Wyalong. ::)
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Curly3 on June 09, 2012, 01:13:33 PM
Maybe I'm having a look for Steve Constable. :-\
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Slider29 on June 09, 2012, 07:27:03 PM
I love that photo. Two more mature gentlemen and a couple of young guns. One goes on to become probably the greatest slider/dirt-track rider in Australia.
I think early '80's maybe'83. Might be at West Wyalong and Aussies vs ?
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Curly3 on June 09, 2012, 08:31:54 PM
I'm thinking Griffith, taken on that cleared area behind the starting grid.
I have only been there once and have been wrong before.
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Post by: JAP 454 on June 09, 2012, 08:36:26 PM
Yeah Slides, that was where I was thinking cos where the cars are parked looks wrong for West Wyalong.
Pete or Lenny will know.

Mark, you're right about the mix of experience and raw talent in that shot, I would like to know a bit more about the meeting etc.
And I think Watto is the best !! saw him at Nepean a couple of years ago, still as fast , still as smooth.

Foss
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: JAP 454 on June 11, 2012, 08:59:53 PM
This arvo, Pete sent this photo, courtesy of Lenny Norris, to me. I think it is an absolute pearler of a shot !!

(http://i854.photobucket.com/albums/ab106/JAP454/PeterLee.jpg)

" Seems like another life ago, me on a 500 Godden on a Hagon speedway springer, well before the classic movement."

Pete and Colleen are off to the USA end of this week and , like last year, they will send pix etc to me and I will post them on the forum, I hope they both have a great time, and I'm really looking forward to following their progress.

Foss
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Curly3 on June 11, 2012, 09:12:31 PM
What a great shot, let me guess, Griffith?
I hope he lost those green leathers, supposed to be bad luck is green, brother Carlos even went to the trouble of cutting any green out of stickers.
I really upset him when he first rode one of Ivan's factory Jawas at a Longtrack meeting in Canberra, I deliberately hung a green wragg out of my back pocket, he wasn't impressed, I nearly lost another tooth.
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: JAP 454 on June 11, 2012, 09:34:19 PM
Yep, got it in one Slides, Griffith it is and Lenny's comment to Pete was " Saving the front tyre , were ya mate ?? "

Foss
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: JAP 454 on June 12, 2012, 05:30:41 PM
I got this photo, courtesy Greg Summerton, from the JAP Engine facebook page, I would kill for an 8/80 engine !!

(http://i854.photobucket.com/albums/ab106/JAP454/JAPSpeedwaySidecar.jpg)

From Greg Summerton
Tony West and Rob Brown on this Summerton engined 8/80 JAP powered sidecar won the annual Mildura Wintersun Classic last Saturday...soundly beating the Vincent oppostiion 3 times out of 4 while the others fell by the wayside....some of them literally. That makes 3 very happy people...and one relieved person, me.... Great to see an old JAP still beating up the Vincents!!!

Listen to it being warmed up , before going into battle, here,
http://www.facebook.com/l.php?u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.youtube.com%2Fwatch%3Fv%3DLkG270ykF9M%26feature%3Dplcp&h=JAQFSRrYzAQEsyI3x_9J8YXkSBh2qYHD0RFTJgfa79vF-0w

Foss
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Slider29 on June 12, 2012, 07:19:46 PM
That is a great shot of Peter Lee at Griffith.
  Yeah Slides the green leathers were a bit in ya face but mine were yellow!
 Don't know which were worse........ yeah the green ones by a mile ;D ;D
        p.s. my favourite color was green back then :o
         Mark
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Curly3 on June 12, 2012, 09:07:08 PM
Yella n green, should never be seen.
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Post by: Curly3 on June 13, 2012, 10:41:49 AM
(http://i50.tinypic.com/ao2qrq.jpg)
Green never bothered this guy, what a rider.

Sorry guy's, it was a classic photo of the late Longtrack/Grasstrack/Speedway legend Simon Wigg, he loved is Green leathers, obviously it has been copywrited.
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: pancho on June 16, 2012, 10:31:15 AM
(http://i1069.photobucket.com/albums/u473/walter883/moorebank.jpg)
 Every one of you eder statesmen should know thes two also!

Any takers? who are they?
cheers

The late Col Evans Followed by Graham Bartholemew
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: JAP 454 on June 16, 2012, 09:04:48 PM
I was looking through my photos, trying to find a shot of a very early MCC of Canberra rider, when I came across this photo, It was taken at my return to racing meeting at Surfair Speedway, Moruya in '93 or '94, but the important thing to me is , it was taken by # 800, Don Greig, who has been mentioned on this thread, an A grader of the '70s who took up photography.

The notes on the photo were put on there by my son , Brian, # 453, a bloody good racer in his own right and has won the Glenn Gall Memorial race on his TT500C. Brian still owns the bike, also a TT500C, I am pictured on.

(http://i854.photobucket.com/albums/ab106/JAP454/TT500.jpg)

Foss
 
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Post by: pancho on June 16, 2012, 10:46:36 PM
 Good one Foss.
cheers
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Curly3 on June 17, 2012, 05:24:47 PM
The " Flying Fossil " , I bet the hair on the back of the neck bristled when you found that.
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Curly3 on June 17, 2012, 07:27:32 PM
(http://i48.tinypic.com/28chopz.jpg)
This photo in my humble opinion, is probably the most famous photo from Short Circuits history.
Courtesy of the man himself.
Can anyone tell me the story behind this image?
Not you Buckets, it's too easy for you.
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Slider29 on June 18, 2012, 07:41:14 PM
Bill McDonald, 1971, St Kilda S.A. after winning the title.
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Post by: Graeme M on June 18, 2012, 08:41:19 PM
So how'd ya go on the old thumper Foss? I still find it hard to believe people can make those things go so fast...
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Post by: Freakshow on June 18, 2012, 09:52:28 PM
I got this photo, courtesy Greg Summerton, from the JAP Engine facebook page, I would kill for an 8/80 engine !!

(http://i854.photobucket.com/albums/ab106/JAP454/JAPSpeedwaySidecar.jpg)

Foss

I swung on that bike for Tony west in one of the Ikon Grand slams ealier this year, well until the outfits upright snapped.  You would be surprised how much grunt that things got and its not a ringing vibration its more a pulling rumble. 

Fun bike but get it wrong something that heavy ontop of ya, well some less fortunates have found out.  Runs electronics and power commanders, cases, barrles etc etc all hand built frame hand made by Tony. 

Tony aslo has a super charged BSA project bike he take to prac days, that both he and rob fly on, think the super charger came off a cessna plane from memory.

anyway back to the Jap, you dont need to kill anyone Foss, greg can build you a brand new one, think there $20K.
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: pancho on June 21, 2012, 03:41:52 PM
(http://i1069.photobucket.com/albums/u473/walter883/LICAPP014.jpg)
Who Where When
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Post by: Freakshow on June 21, 2012, 11:25:42 PM
you guys remember stan bear ? rode short circuit in the 70's, tivoli etc went on to race speedway for Au, and in the uk for poole pirates i think

(http://a6.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-prn1/17840_1287519821122_7067295_n.jpg)
Tivoli 75 ? #A8 stan bear #54 Kerry Gray #366 Geoff Martin #77 Trevor Williams(I think) #70 Chris kelly

Stan RM125s Suzuki at MX, and 360 husky (http://a1.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-prn1/17840_1287519741120_3222052_n.jpg)

Suzuki RM125S at MX..Tivoli
(http://a7.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-prn1/17840_1287519781121_3092946_n.jpg)

Kawasaki KX250 at Short Circuit
(http://a3.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-prn1/17840_1287519701119_673654_n.jpg)

Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Graeme M on June 22, 2012, 06:37:41 AM
Yep, used to ride at my home track, Action Park. If I remember right, around the same time as guys like Matt Daley etc. The shot of the wheelie even looks like it could be at Action Park.
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Curly3 on June 22, 2012, 11:43:52 PM
Close but not quite the whole Cigar Mark ( Slider29 ).
It was 1970, Terry Poole collected the old toilet seat from the nearby tip and placed it over Billy's neck as the winners " Laurel's ".
Bill retained the seat the next year at Tivoli in QLD then got to return the privilidge to Terry at Amaroo in 72.
I know Kieth Davies won in 73 at Seymour but off the top of my head I have no idea of it's history from there on.
Billy's grandson won the same title in Bris just a few weeks ago at the age of 16, as a result Bill is on the search for the whereabouts of the famous seat.
It's probably in landfill somewhere but it'd be interesting to trace how far it was actually passed on down the line.
Spread the word.
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: pancho on June 23, 2012, 05:35:45 PM
(http://i1069.photobucket.com/albums/u473/walter883/LICAPP014.jpg)
Who Where When
'You know who' at "Fishers leap" circa 1960. In the days when the only factory machine was a Jawa piloted by Les Fisher.
 cheers pancho.
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: pancho on June 24, 2012, 06:14:27 PM
(http://i1069.photobucket.com/albums/u473/walter883/LICAPP015.jpg)
Amaroo circa 1960
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: ianaust on June 24, 2012, 06:44:14 PM
Hey  Steve,  tell Bill if I remember right Steve Regeling got it at Cameron Park I think 75-76 but wasnt to impressed and I cant think of any other time I can remember since then.
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Curly3 on June 24, 2012, 07:52:53 PM
Thanks Ian, given Billy lives in Qld that's probably the best place to start.
Landfill is still my bet.
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: firko on June 24, 2012, 10:27:31 PM
Slidey....Those Amaroo shots would be closer to 1970 than 1960. Methinks around 1968.
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: pancho on July 02, 2012, 02:18:42 PM
(http://i1069.photobucket.com/albums/u473/walter883/Fred1.jpg)
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Post by: dexter on July 06, 2012, 09:03:18 PM
Hi
Tamworth Motorcycle Club recently held a 66 year reunion and we have a public site at http://www.facebook.com/TMCCReunion which has a few dirt track pics from the 40s, 50s, 60s, 70s and 80s. You don't have to be a Facebook member to view the pics.  There are about 400 photos (not all dirt track in 2 sections) on the site and it might bring back a few memories for you guys.     We had a brilliant night with over 180 attending.  A good contingent from Narrabri including Ron Campey, Ian Blair and Mark Willis and his mum also attended. We collected a heap of photos which have been  posted, but we still have some that we haven't posted but will do so in due course mostly from the 60s at Nemingha.   
Cheers Derek Mc.
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: yamaico on July 06, 2012, 10:14:37 PM
Close but not quite the whole Cigar Mark ( Slider29 ).
It was 1970, Terry Poole collected the old toilet seat from the nearby tip and placed it over Billy's neck as the winners " Laurel's ".
Bill retained the seat the next year at Tivoli in QLD then got to return the privilidge to Terry at Amaroo in 72.
I know Kieth Davies won in 73 at Seymour but off the top of my head I have no idea of it's history from there on.
Billy's grandson won the same title in Bris just a few weeks ago at the age of 16, as a result Bill is on the search for the whereabouts of the famous seat.
It's probably in landfill somewhere but it'd be interesting to trace how far it was actually passed on down the line.
Spread the word.
Hey Sreve,
I think Tony Lacey may have the seat. I know he has one but I'm not sure if it's a replica or the real thing. I'll give him a call and find out.
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Curly3 on July 07, 2012, 12:29:54 AM
Yeah Pete please do, I understand he may not want to part with it but maybe we could borrow it for a few photo's. It'd be good if we could get a hold of it before next weekends King of Nepean meeting.
Cheers mate.
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Slider29 on July 07, 2012, 07:33:07 AM
That would be grouse if Tony has the dunny seat! Can only hope
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: pancho on July 08, 2012, 08:44:16 AM
 Hey Dexter, I rode at a meeting at Nemingha at a championship event I think it was about '61. There was a strong Merrylands club turnout for the event. A heap of us went in the back of a new EK Holden P/V.
 My friend Fred Boyd won the Senior 'B' event after out riding Len Main and Harry Pine.
 Would love to see some pics from about then! Cool!.
cheers pancho.
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: JAP 454 on July 16, 2012, 10:01:34 PM
Hmmm, Interesting

(http://i854.photobucket.com/albums/ab106/JAP454/JAPdouble.jpg)

Photoshopped , no doubt, Now where did I put that tin of Nitro ??  Dirt Drags , anyone ??

Foss
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Curly3 on July 16, 2012, 10:18:07 PM
(http://i47.tinypic.com/9k9fuq.jpg)
L - R, Billy Mac, Jake Allen, Terry Poole.
All Oz DT champ's, Billy 70/71, Terry 72 & Jake 2012.
And a replica of the seat, courtesey of Tony Lacey through Peter Rowland and Terry McKay.
Look's like Billy has started going to my dad's barber.
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Curly3 on July 16, 2012, 10:26:50 PM
(http://i46.tinypic.com/25so9c4.jpg)
Billy with the original.
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: pancho on July 17, 2012, 05:15:58 PM
 ???  No fair foss

Hmmm, Interesting

(http://i854.photobucket.com/albums/ab106/JAP454/JAPdouble.jpg)

Photoshopped , no doubt, Now where did I put that tin of Nitro ??  Dirt Drags , anyone ??

Foss
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Freakshow on July 19, 2012, 03:01:19 PM
2 SA MX legends mixing it up at Easter Port Pirie easter longtrack about 1985.
Andy Haydon 15 riding for Cornell Suzuki leads David Footner 5 on another RM 250. they both went into battle for a SA MX title shortly after and Footie came out on top.  NICE TO SEE THE SLIDER WEDGE IN THERE NOT SURE WHO THAT IS.


(http://a8.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-prn1/553335_444809602220454_421205563_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Slider29 on July 20, 2012, 04:39:48 PM
Stay tuned,..... there are some pics coming
         Seymour, Young, Euroa and ROMSEY!
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: colmoody on July 22, 2012, 07:17:29 AM
Looking forward to your images from Seymour, Young and Romsey Slider 29. Never went their and dont know why but have it in my head that Romsey was grass.
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Slider29 on July 22, 2012, 08:42:02 AM
Yep ,  Romsey was grass
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Curly3 on July 22, 2012, 08:52:18 AM
Len Norris has posted a heap of great photo's from the 80's on Facebook, Watson, Boyce, Wiltshire, Stephen Davies, Horton, Caslick & heaps more.
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: JAP 454 on July 24, 2012, 07:00:16 AM
Found this on the JAP Engine Facebook page,

(http://i854.photobucket.com/albums/ab106/JAP454/Hagons.jpg)

Looks like an very early Hagon Sandracer with the small ,full width front hub

Foss
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Godden79 on August 05, 2012, 10:19:49 AM
Close but not quite the whole Cigar Mark ( Slider29 ).
It was 1970, Terry Poole collected the old toilet seat from the nearby tip and placed it over Billy's neck as the winners " Laurel's ".
Bill retained the seat the next year at Tivoli in QLD then got to return the privilidge to Terry at Amaroo in 72.
I know Kieth Davies won in 73 at Seymour but off the top of my head I have no idea of it's history from there on.
Billy's grandson won the same title in Bris just a few weeks ago at the age of 16, as a result Bill is on the search for the whereabouts of the famous seat.
It's probably in landfill somewhere but it'd be interesting to trace how far it was actually passed on down the line.
Spread the word.
Hey Sreve,
I think Tony Lacey may have the seat. I know he has one but I'm not sure if it's a replica or the real thing. I'll give him a call and find out.

Hi Everyone,I'll just add a bit about the "dunny seat "  Tony Lacey won the U/L title (+ seat ) at Seymour 1979,The next Year it was won by Ian Williams at ACUSA PARK,1980 in Adelaide. Maybe Taffy Williams would know where it is,as I don't think it was at Cameron Park in 1981 !  Taffy is on my Facebook friends list but nver uses it ,perhaps get in touch with Kev Patten. I will post a photo Julie took of Ian. Cheers Len Norris
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Godden79 on August 05, 2012, 07:03:36 PM
Ian Williams 1980(http://i800.photobucket.com/albums/yy282/godden79/th_img158.jpg) (http://s800.photobucket.com/albums/yy282/godden79/?action=view&current=img158.jpg)

Sorry guys,Can't seem to get this photo Larger ??
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: KB171 on August 05, 2012, 07:19:28 PM

Click on the pic and it will get bigger  ;)
Cheers KB
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: JAP 454 on August 05, 2012, 07:34:15 PM
Here ya go, Lenny

(http://i800.photobucket.com/albums/yy282/godden79/img158.jpg)

Foss
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: gt96 on August 05, 2012, 07:48:55 PM
Is that Taffy Williams kid?
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: JAP 454 on August 05, 2012, 08:20:21 PM
Yes, Taffy is the late Ian's father, somewhere , way back in this thread, I posted a shot of Taffy and Ian at Kempsey in 1978?? maybe 9.
Foss
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Godden79 on August 05, 2012, 09:30:06 PM
Thanks KB & Fossil,
How did you do that Foss,I tried 3 times to upload it that size ? Did you copy it to a new post ? Anyway,I have put up a few old photos on my facebook page (a couple of different albums), just Friend Request ! and i'll add you if anyone is interested, bit of a mixture fromthe seventies and eighties,I'll scan more as I get time Guys.Having fun with them,   
 Cheers Len  ;)
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: JAP 454 on August 05, 2012, 09:40:01 PM
No probs, Lenny

I just copied the image code from your photobucket album, the one with the Hejisun, and pasted it in the reply.

By the way,I've got a pic of yours of Bob Sunderland, at Condo, with me and Lloyd havin' a yak in the background, is it ok to post it up here ??. Rod McDonald sent it to me, somehow, Tagged it ,whatever that means !!!

I don't do facebook all that much, but I'll have a look for yours tomorrow
FOSS
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Godden79 on August 05, 2012, 09:57:53 PM
Yeah Foss, go for it mate, these old photos are better up for everyone to see instead of in a shoebox somewhere ,Its just easy to put them in an album of facebook then load them on the forum one at a time.I might get faster at it with a bit of practice Ha Ha . :-\
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Slider29 on August 06, 2012, 04:12:09 PM
Click on the little pic that Len posted and then on NEXT (top right) and what do we have here? a HEJISON 500 I believe. Good on ya Lenny
                        regards  Mark
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: JAP 454 on August 06, 2012, 05:03:48 PM
Hey Mark, that's what I did to find the photo of Ian, I'll get round to your pix shortly, as soon as I've worked out the bulk uploader thingy.
Foss
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: JAP 454 on August 06, 2012, 05:17:03 PM
OK, while we are talking about the Hejisun 500, most of us would know the name came from two brothers who built the engine, HEctor and JIm SUNderland, here's a photo of the other Sunderland brother, Bob taken at a Condo Classsic meeting.

(http://i854.photobucket.com/albums/ab106/JAP454/BobLloydandmeatCondo.jpg)

Bob Sunderland was always there at the early Riverina centre meetings, a hard trier, he had his share of wins and offs, but always came back grinnin'.
He later went into promoting Longtrack meetings at Wagga Showground and Yarragundry.

Havin' a yak with Lloyd Richards in the background is yours truly, red scarf an' all.
Many thanks to Lenny for the photo

Foss
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Curly3 on August 09, 2012, 05:52:36 PM
(http://i50.tinypic.com/2meuzhg.jpg)
(http://i50.tinypic.com/2ujqaeg.jpg)

An interesting look into the old ideas, it is supposed to be a 2 page spread.
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: KB171 on August 09, 2012, 08:39:13 PM
Aussie Legend Ray Owen at  Romsey  Victoria grasstrack.
(http://i1260.photobucket.com/albums/ii576/KAB171/romsey27.jpg)
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: JAP 454 on August 12, 2012, 09:13:07 AM
Slides , the gospel according to Alf from 1963 is a beauty !! ," Leaping and Landing" !!!

His skeleton rear brake plate, brake shoes showing, is the same as the one fitted to my 4B Grasstracker so mine must have bee an early one, I think the rear wheel was from a BSA, sprocket integral with the brake drum. KB , that's a top shot of Ray Owen , I only saw him race once, at Bendigo Longtrack, awesome !!

Here's a shot of another Southerner, Garry Chasemore, I have a feeling the pic was taken at the Morgan Mile, but it could have been Romsey.

(http://i854.photobucket.com/albums/ab106/JAP454/GarryChasemore.jpg)

Foss
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: JAP 454 on August 12, 2012, 09:36:33 AM
A few weeks ago, Mark, Slider 29, entrusted me with his collection of Short Circuit photos from the '70s, I'll admit to being a bit slack and idle posting them up but the pix evoked many, many memories of good times and a couple not so good, anyhoo ya get that, so here we go, be patient there's a shitload of pix so I'll hafta work through them from time to time, can't rush things ya know !!!

Here's a few from Young in 1976

(http://i854.photobucket.com/albums/ab106/JAP454/Young761.jpg)

Mark #29 with #114 Dave Mallett, and # 32 a rider from Albury Wodonga with his Dad,

(http://i854.photobucket.com/albums/ab106/JAP454/Young762.jpg)

Outta the Gate and #408 with the hole shot is Max Gill, I'm sure. Next to camera is a TT500 engined Hagon

Oh Yeah, I nearly forgot, second from the outside, red helmet, black leathers with yellow stripe is a young Lenny Norris

(http://i854.photobucket.com/albums/ab106/JAP454/Young763.jpg)

JAP power !! Mark with his JAP just doin' what a JAP loves to do !!

(http://i854.photobucket.com/albums/ab106/JAP454/Young764GH.jpg)

Here's a young bloke who burst onto the scene after purchasing his Godden Jawa from the touring English Test team.Griffith's Garry Harriman only knew one speed, flat out !!

Talking about flat out, Young was one of mine and Marks all-time favourite tracks, about a Mile around and ya reached speeds of 100 MILES an hour down the looooooong straight YEEE HAAA.
Foss

PS, Got interrupted by a phone call. is that called Postus Interruptus ??

There are many more of Mark's photos to come , so bear with me, as the ad says " But Wait There's More !!"
Foss


Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Curly3 on August 12, 2012, 09:45:50 AM
Alf's starting position would be interesting and I liked the insight into leaping & landing a Hagon, the Grasstrack's in England are a bit up & down.
Great photo's, thanks Mark & Foss.
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: pancho on August 12, 2012, 05:44:05 PM
 I've stuffed up again!
 I'm attempting to put up pics!!
pancho.
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: pancho on August 12, 2012, 06:04:59 PM
(http://i1069.photobucket.com/albums/u473/walter883/DSC00285.jpg)
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: pancho on August 12, 2012, 06:07:29 PM
 I DOOD IT!
 Charity day at Nepean.
Leo Pretti seated, Leo's son inlaw back to camera, Ray Curtis on right.
CHEERS pancho.
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: pancho on August 12, 2012, 07:55:54 PM
(http://i1069.photobucket.com/albums/u473/walter883/DSC00290.jpg)
 whozat
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: curly001 on August 12, 2012, 08:02:42 PM
That looks like the former Gimp A.K.A C3, sliderulz
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Curly3 on August 12, 2012, 08:10:51 PM
What do you mean former Gimp, at this stage I'm still gimping, at least my handicap's have been caused by accidents. ;)
That's disgracefull Punchy, I look fat.
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: JAP 454 on August 12, 2012, 08:27:19 PM
Whozat ??, Howzat, ya mean Pancho, dont ya ?? isn't it the Umpire giving someone out ??

Naah, it's just the lighting and the camera angle, Slides, you're just a well rounded gentleman of a certain age !!

Foss
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: matcho mick on August 12, 2012, 08:38:29 PM
can't believe that #19's justa TS185 Billy Dillow was riding,my ossas' clutch was slipping pretty bad,the only time i got close was change of direction through the esses,out of respect i only showed my f/wheel through there,then Billy up & retires,stating it was his final DT meeting,still a smooth operator, 8), :P
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Post by: curly001 on August 13, 2012, 10:21:42 AM
Steve what you mean lookFAT!
Curly the svelte one
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Post by: firko on August 13, 2012, 12:49:56 PM
Quote
Steve what you mean lookFAT!
Curly the svelte one
Boys, boys, boys.....,.you're both amateurs in the fat department compared to moi! (although I am shrinking!) ;D
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: pancho on August 13, 2012, 06:45:23 PM
 Keep up the good work Firko.
 It must be difficult to keep trim taught and terrific when you have been basically out of the action for a fair while!
cheers pancho.
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Curly3 on August 13, 2012, 06:55:57 PM
I thought you just wore baggy clothes Firko.
Mate you're looking a little trimmer every time I've seen you lately, I know some of the weight loss has been because of illness but look at that as an added positive to come out of your health struggles.
Next year we can do the dirt drags in joggers, hopefully we'll both be walking normally by then.
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: JAP 454 on August 13, 2012, 08:36:55 PM
Righto, here's a few more pix from Young in 1976, the Young meeting at the Wambanumba circuit was traditionally held on Mothers Day, why ?, I haven't a bloody clue !!

(http://i854.photobucket.com/albums/ab106/JAP454/Young765.jpg)

Garry Chasemore on his 250 Bully

(http://i854.photobucket.com/albums/ab106/JAP454/Young766.jpg)

Don Stafford on his Elstar or Alstar JAP, given the date of the meeting, this could be the bike fitted with the 4V pushrod head that was discussed on the Vintage Track thread

(http://i854.photobucket.com/albums/ab106/JAP454/Young768.jpg)

Griffith's Rod Mcnab# 113 leading an Albury Wodonga rider on # 32

(http://i854.photobucket.com/albums/ab106/JAP454/Young767.jpg)

Mark, Slider 29, giving Sydney A grader Kevin Kessing , mounted on his brother's, John Kessing's bike some hurry up

A couple more pix to go from Young, then where to next ??, Seymour, Euroa or Griffith ?
I'll hafta toss a coin or something !!
Foss







Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Curly3 on August 13, 2012, 08:43:12 PM
Keep em comin, Rod Mcnab's been giving Pete a bit of friendly stick on facebook.
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: JAP 454 on August 14, 2012, 06:23:07 PM
Here's the last two of Mark's pix from Young and a bit of a rave on from me

(http://i854.photobucket.com/albums/ab106/JAP454/Young769.jpg)

Michael Cady heading down past the pits, some TQs in the background

(http://i854.photobucket.com/albums/ab106/JAP454/Young7610.jpg)

Mark having a bit of a spell next to his Ossa and JAP musta been before the races.the bikes are  clean
Looks like #541 in the background is using the top frame tube as the fuel tank !

All these pix, thanks to Mark, got me thinking about Young, here's a bit of a yarn about me at Young

Y’know, posting these Young Short Circuit pix of Mark’s got me thinkin’.  As I said before, some good memories of Wambanumba and some not so good.

The good ones, where do I start?

Top of the list, as a C grader, was watching the late Geoff Curtis there as he blasted his way around Young.  One tight corner at the top of the hill before you went down past the pits, most guys including me, braked hard on the way in then on the gas out of it.  Not Geoff, outta the right hander before this corner, he never even shut off, full noise, out in the cushion, spraying dirt into next week !!!, One day, One day !! , I says to me-self !!!

Then there was Charlie Edwards, bloody hell that man could steer a slider !!  Watching him off the end of the main straight was something else again.  His bikes were always VERY quick and he did a lot of the engineering on the motors himself, cast his own barrels and heads etc.
As a rider, he never gave an inch and he was a great guy.  He borrowed some bits off me JAP at one meeting, couldn’t thank me enough.  As a lowly C grader, Charlie and the rest of the A graders were like Gods to us young fellas.

And what about the Pom Vs OZ Test matches there??  That wasn’t Short Circuit racing, that was bloody  WAR !!
Slides has got a DVD showing a big Pom/ OZ prang in one of the Test matches off the end of the main straight, no place for the faint hearted , I can tell you.

There was great camaraderie amongst the riders, as there was at most Short Circuit meetings

OK, the not so good,
A mate lent me his Mantossa chookie to ride in the 250 C grade, got some BP Zoom for it on the way down.  Didn’t go too hard in the heat and semi just made sure I got into the final.  No need to show your hand early on, ya know !!

At the start of the final I got the hole-shot an bolted.  Three or four guys slipped past me into turn one, so I rounded them up in the twisty bits and got back onto the straight in the lead.  Only two got past me on the straight  that time but I could hear the pack coming like a swarm of bees.

Into the twisty bits again, I gotta get a real good lead this time and got it going onto the straight, head down bum up, here they come, but I gottem !!  Into turn one flat stick, and the world turned upside down an any which way.  The photo of the prang made the Area News. Bloody bike was stompin’ on me , upside down!! in all the tactics, I’d forgotten I was on a chookie not me Hagon !!!

When I came to, the Ambos were there. “ Where’s me bike?” says I.  “Forget it, Sonny” says the man in white. “ You ain’t riding anymore today, you’ve been unconscious for five or ten minutes”.  I still have the scar and lump under me chin to remind me.

EA, in the pits, is having fits, ‘cos the announcer is sayin’ things like , “454, Garvey’s down on turn one, it looks bad folks ,he’s not moving !!” Did I get an ear-bashing from her on the way home!


Fast forward a couple of years  and it’s the ’75, I think, NSW Titles at Young.  I’m a B grader by then, Elstar 4B JAP, flash leathers and all. EA didn’t come to this meeting, bro Jim and me Dad did.

In the Unlimited, I drew a good heat, not too many top guns in it, got into the semi, and then made the final. “Phaark” thinks I, this is the big time, gunna have a real good go at this one. I front to the start line, hangin back a bit so me rear wheel doesn’t spin up on the oil from the total loss system. Other riders playing head games, got called to the line, into second gear, staged, all fired up then they called the start off, @#$@#,  back into neutral, to save the clutch, paddled backwards to get out of the oil. They call us up again, flag goes an I’m still in bloody neutral, jammed it into second and gave chase. Got the shits big-time, out of turn one I’m fourth, got into third place going up to the left-hand sweeper, Langy is out in front, bolting.  I pushed the guy in second all the way onto the straight.  He clamped me down in turn one, so round the outside I goes, got him !!  Into the sweeper sideways, flat in top, and this bloke tries to push up the inside, collects the inside of me front wheel an OVER she goes, OTB goes I. Don’t remember much but it seemed forever for the world to stop spinnin’. The bike stomped on me a few times, broke a few bones and put others out of place. Me helmets rooted, the front wheel spindle is back past the JAP’s crankshaft, all the guards are buggered, front wheel like a pretzel, and when I came to, old mate in white is trying to cut me leathers off !!

“Leave them.” says I.  “Your going to hospital was the reply” Not bloody likely !! “Me missus will get them off me, then I’ll go to the Docs”.  Didn’t tell him it was 150 or so clicks back home, middle of winter in a leaky old Studebaker Lark station waggon with no heater.  Shit I was cold when I got home.

EA got me leathers off, after giving me quite a serve.  Took me to the Hospital next morning where they put a few bones back in their rightful place, an’ they gave me a serve as well !!

Aah well, we’re still here and EA and I are still best friends, AND we’re still hangin around Dirt Track, It doesn’t get much better.
Foss and EA
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Curly3 on August 14, 2012, 07:54:46 PM
Great photo's and an even better yarn.
Short Circuit has withered a bit and the more stories from the "glory" day's the better I reckon.
SC/DT is on the rise now and we need to catalogue what those times were really like.
Even Buckett should have a few, hard enough getting some photo's out of him let alone a few words. ;)
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: pancho on August 15, 2012, 08:05:31 PM
 'Onya Foss
cheers
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: pancho on August 17, 2012, 05:30:21 PM
(http://i1069.photobucket.com/albums/u473/walter883/dirttrack2.jpg)
 Took me 2 hours to do this! and I couldnt get it  full size or straight!
 Geoff Curtis at Oran Park mid '60s
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: pancho on August 17, 2012, 05:36:30 PM
(http://i1069.photobucket.com/albums/u473/walter883/dirttrack1.jpg)
 Noel Gaddes Muswellbrook '63
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: pancho on August 17, 2012, 05:37:55 PM
(http://i1069.photobucket.com/albums/u473/walter883/lic1.jpg)
 Check the date!
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Curly3 on August 17, 2012, 05:44:22 PM
I'd love to see that shot of GC blown up.
That's pretty much how a Speedway rider would ride road racing, right elbow up for better control of the slide.
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: JAP 454 on August 17, 2012, 06:53:11 PM
Bloody hell Pancho,
I was at Oran Park that day and GC was throwing that Trumpy sideways into CC corner like he was on a dirt track, when asked about his, uumm, Flamboyant!! style, GC replied " I had no * @#!% brakes left"
I will never forget that day.
Thanks Wally !
Foss

Wally, If you can email me that GC photo as an attachment, I'll see what I can do with it.
Foss
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Slider29 on August 17, 2012, 07:16:43 PM
 I've heard stories from the older gents about G.C's road racing skills. I talked to a bloke just the other day who was in England with Geoff and he reckoned he was just the best. What a Legend.
   regards  Mark
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: KB171 on August 18, 2012, 10:21:53 PM
That is style  8)
(http://i1260.photobucket.com/albums/ii576/KAB171/sw.jpg)
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: JAP 454 on August 19, 2012, 03:04:27 AM
Wow, KB that's great.
I'm gunna print it out on photo paper and frame it, I was somewhere to the right of pic waving a flag for the day, awesome to watch !!

Oh yeah, I think the corner was called Energol not CC in those days,
Foss
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: jimg1au on August 19, 2012, 04:52:25 AM
its someones back yard now all houses there on large blocks.both sydneys road racing tracks have gone that way.
jim
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Curly3 on August 19, 2012, 01:10:55 PM
Yeah Foss, def BP Energol corner, plenty of guy's went into that fence.
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: pancho on August 19, 2012, 06:06:13 PM
 From memory Foss Geoff was riding a rigid MAC  Velo that day with oil leaking onto the rear wheel! I suspect anyone else would have pulled into the pits!.
 If I can figure how to make this damn equipment copy slides like it's meant to do I can put this pic up from the original slide which is  better quality.
 I think the Triumph you were referring to may be the Bonnie riden by Ray Curtis. I will never forget the sight of Ray coming into Energol corner on that monster using up all the track!
cheers pancho.
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: pancho on August 19, 2012, 06:08:08 PM
 By the way, thanks KB.
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Curly3 on September 03, 2012, 04:37:00 PM
Not aussie DT but what a great shot.
England & Belle View Legend, Peter Craven.
(http://i47.tinypic.com/dfbolc.jpg)
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Slider29 on September 03, 2012, 07:10:47 PM
#@$$%@ Awesome!!!
Just somethin' about goin' sideways.
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Curly3 on September 03, 2012, 07:19:27 PM
22" or 23" inch back wheel and check out those handlebars, not long after that the trend was for big wide bars, now it's gone full circle.
Everything old is new again.
PC won a world title then was killed in a racing accident way too young, mid 20's I think.
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: JAP 454 on September 03, 2012, 07:57:07 PM
What an awesome shot, Slides !!
EA and I have just got back from the Vic DT titles at Wodonga, a great meeting

Mark , # 114, Dave Mallat, said to say G'day to you, he was helping me on the start line.
Foss
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Xed-up on September 05, 2012, 08:12:31 AM
   Great shot slidz  ! theres a website about his career well worth a read "tribute to Peter Craven" aparently he and Jack Young had a great friendly rivalry when he came out to oz - A great rider they nicknamed the" wizard of balance "  :)cheers
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Curly3 on September 05, 2012, 12:22:13 PM
Another ripper, those old JAP's once they picked up drive look out.
(http://i47.tinypic.com/2nusxnp.jpg)
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Slider29 on October 02, 2012, 07:50:54 PM
 Shit!! Dirt track images slipped off the radar onto page two.
  We can't have that. Put your dirt track/short circuit/grasstrack photos on here and keep this great thread going!!!        Regards   Mark
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Curly3 on November 15, 2012, 05:46:30 PM
I found this beauty when searching images on the net, from of all places but the Aust 300ZX owners assoc forum.
Ron Lea & Squeeky, go the Squeek.
(http://i50.tinypic.com/10qgg9v.jpg)
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: smed on November 23, 2012, 08:09:17 PM
Found these in an old mag :)

(http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj529/smed45/supercross050_zps12004574.jpg)

(http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj529/smed45/supercross051_zps77805e18.jpg)
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Curly3 on November 23, 2012, 09:09:00 PM
Cool Smed, are there any more?
In the second shot with Fraze on his back, #4 looks like Kevin Kessing on his brother John's Hagon Jap.
There was always plenty of action at Amaroo Park SC, I have NFI who 548 is but he def got out of shape big time, looks like a B or C grade race to me.
Foss?
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: firko on November 23, 2012, 10:15:32 PM
I loved Amaroo Pk dirt track.....my all time favourite dirt track. As an aside...Over the years I managed to race on all of Amaroo's tracks...the road race track, MX and DT on bikes and raced my FJ holden on the hill climb. It was a neat little venue.
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Curly3 on November 23, 2012, 10:31:58 PM
I used to ride my pushy down the hillclimb, that was blast.
We had one club day there around 79 - 80, I rode my A5 250 with K70's, same tyres we used on the DT.
How hairy was the straight ( Curve ) when it rained, woohoo.
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: smed on November 23, 2012, 11:32:09 PM
Here's a few more Slidey :)

(http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj529/smed45/supercross053_zps300b5b14.jpg)

(http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj529/smed45/supercross052_zpsf47e725c.jpg)
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Curly3 on November 23, 2012, 11:38:15 PM
Wow, I was at that test match at Salty Creek, that's Roland into the fence backwards and Chris a split second before breaking his collarbone, first test and he missed most of the series.
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: smed on November 24, 2012, 05:53:26 PM
Here's the article out of the same mag,enjoy :)


(http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj529/smed45/supercross054_zpse55f7691.jpg)
(http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj529/smed45/supercross055_zpsc34a1749.jpg)
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Curly3 on November 24, 2012, 07:53:51 PM
Awesome Smedley, the 125 that Kevin Fraser rode was owned and tuned by a Ron Mackenzie, a nicer bloke you'd never meet and always wore immaculate white overalls, sadly Ron passed away early this year.
It wasn't in an original Hagon frame but a very common copy, Kevin raced it in about 152 races for 150 wins, 1 engine failure and 1 get off, pretty impressive record.
All that talk about how brave Short Circuit ( DT ) riders are doesn't surprise me, anyone can ride an MX bike. ;) :P


Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Slider29 on November 24, 2012, 08:26:03 PM
Top stuff that. The last pic features L to R #318 Micheal Cady #200 Garry Harriman
#297 Keith Davies #49 Kevin Fraser and on the inside Peter Laws and I can't make out the others  Pretty good line up and all on sliders.
   
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Curly3 on November 24, 2012, 08:43:26 PM
The guy with JAP on his leathers, just over Fraz's left shoulder, I think is Terry Poole, 1972 OZ Champ.
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Slider29 on November 24, 2012, 09:11:24 PM
I agree  Slides,
 I  knew I'd seen those leathers before! Not a bad crew into the 1st corner.
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: smed on November 24, 2012, 09:22:13 PM
More :),Yeah Slides Smed is short for Smedley ;)
(http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj529/smed45/supercross057_zps0fac25cc.jpg)
(http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj529/smed45/supercross056_zps7cc530e9.jpg)
(http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj529/smed45/supercross058_zps7b294322.jpg)
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Curly3 on November 24, 2012, 09:49:20 PM
The DT Sidecar boys should be drooling over that photo, a full grid heading into turn one, somewhere? I have no doubt there are a few legends in that shot but I never really paid the chairs much attention.
That Speedway Solo looking skyward is a freaking 2 stroke, someone must remember who it is because there weren't many.
I took a punt on the Smedley thing.
We're back on a roll Mark.
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: smed on November 27, 2012, 05:40:21 PM
Here's some more from Trail & Track January 1979,Is #2 Gally? :)

(http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj529/smed45/supercross060_zps0f323fe2.jpg)
(http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj529/smed45/supercross061_zps30616cf2.jpg)
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Curly3 on November 27, 2012, 05:52:01 PM
#2 is Stephen Gall, looks like he may have started things off, he was the big winner that day.
212 - ? Metcalfe, 77 - Glen Macdonald, 318 - ? Cady, 79 - Len Norris, 75 I think is Matt Daley.
Not sure who poor old #54 is, great sequence shots.
Buckett, you were there, how'd I go?
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Slider29 on November 28, 2012, 07:50:39 PM
WooHoo!  what a pile up.
 #54 would be Gary O'Brian.  Gall was a hard charger . If there was an opening he would go for it. Great rider and the rest in that pic weren't to shabby either!
 Griffith late '70's, All Powers semi I think, I lined up on the outside of Steve and got a great start. Headed straight for the inside line and there was bugger all room between me and the grass but Gally made room ;D Slight contact and that was the last I saw of him. Great racing imo. My moment of glory was but brief. ;)
  cheers   Mark 
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: JAP 454 on November 28, 2012, 08:14:49 PM
Bloody hell !!! , I haven't been here all that much lately and look what I've missed !! Great stuff Smed.
BTW, the rider of stroker skids bike is Bill Hamelling, possibly at Tralee. What is the donk ??, anyone have any idea, I know when they ran the smaller infield track at Tralee he had a 2T Yammy of some kind fitted.
Foss
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Hoony on November 28, 2012, 08:26:19 PM
........BTW, the rider of stroker skids bike is Bill Hamelling, possibly at Tralee. What is the donk ??, anyone have any idea, I know when they ran the smaller infield track at Tralee he had a 2T Yammy of some kind fitted.
Foss

anyone know when the ruling was changed in speedway to exclude 2T engines?

i reckon you would have to have 3 balls to ride a 2T in speedway.
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: JAP 454 on November 28, 2012, 09:09:05 PM
Hoony, I dunno when they banned Solo strokers from the Skids, but Bill was around in the mid '70s at Tralee,
BTW,I think the other rider in that shot may be  John Walker from the old Canberra Bulls speedway team.
You're right about the amount of tackle required to ride the 2T, bloody thing had a throttle response like a light switch, frightening to be near !!, I made bloody sure I got the holeshot the few times I rode against Bill.
Foss

PS I just had a look at that shot again and it looks like Bill has chucked a chain, probably causing the prang
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: firko on November 28, 2012, 10:02:12 PM
Quote
. What is the donk ??, anyone have any idea,
The bloke on the two stroke speedway bike is definitely Bill Hammerling and the engine's a 360 Bultaco Bandito. He used to call himself Billy" Two Stroke" Hammerling to drum up a bit of showbiz pizazz. I can remember seeing him race at Kembla Grange in the late 60's but either he or the bike (or both) were pretty ordinary. I can also remember Barry Van Praag racing a Triumph twin speedway bike at around the same time. I also have a fuzzy memory of someone racing a 360 Greeves speedway bike at the Showie for a while...was it Bruce Croxon perhaps? I don't know when the speedway two stroke was banned but I can also remember a bloke practicing on a 501 Maico speedway bike at Nepean in the early 70's. He was all over the shop and the bike wasn't seen again (by me anyway).
The ban obviously didn't cross the Pacific as this 2 stroke TM powered junior speedway machine was competing in California in 2002.
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Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: firko on November 28, 2012, 10:12:53 PM
How are these shots of pre-WW2 speedway at Ascot Park in California........
                                                                   (http://i1112.photobucket.com/albums/k495/firko2/crossed_speedway.jpg)
                                                                   (http://i1112.photobucket.com/albums/k495/firko2/crossed_speedway2.jpg)
                                                                 How relaxed does #39 look? ;D
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: JAP 454 on November 29, 2012, 05:25:58 AM
Ya mentioned a Greeves powered skids bike , Firko.  Bill's motor, in that prang shot, has a Villiers look about it, I don't think it's a Yammy, what do you think it is??
Foss
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Curly3 on November 29, 2012, 07:41:48 AM
Getting the gearing right on one would've been a bastard hey Foss.
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: firko on November 29, 2012, 09:32:05 AM
Quote
The bloke on the two stroke speedway bike is definitely Bill Hammerling and the engine's a 360 Bultaco Bandito
It's a Bultaco 360 Foss.
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: JAP 454 on November 29, 2012, 10:46:27 AM
Thanks, Firko, I missed that in your last post
Foss
Oh Yeah, I'm gunna have a skid around on me Hagon at Canberra next Satdy, EA's not real happy about it !!!
Foss
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: firko on November 29, 2012, 11:04:09 AM
Let's not forget the original two stroke speedway bike, the water cooled Scott twin from the twenties.
                                                                                          (http://i1112.photobucket.com/albums/k495/firko2/Scott-29-1.jpg)
http://blackcountrybiker.blogspot.com.au/2010/11/scott-1928-dirt-track-model.html (http://blackcountrybiker.blogspot.com.au/2010/11/scott-1928-dirt-track-model.html)
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Freakshow on November 29, 2012, 12:47:00 PM
Two strokes are still used here in the long track.  One of your NSW guys was over here last year running the late model Cr250 water cooled in a long track speedway frame.

Also the UK use them in the grass track as well.
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: smed on November 29, 2012, 03:22:38 PM
More :)
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Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: firko on November 29, 2012, 03:42:00 PM
                                                                   (http://i1112.photobucket.com/albums/k495/firko2/BSAAutoracer_1.jpg)
                                                                   (http://i1112.photobucket.com/albums/k495/firko2/BSAAutoracer_2.jpg)
                                                                    Barn find B31. Beautiful as is.
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: firko on November 29, 2012, 03:57:50 PM
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                                                                       (http://i1112.photobucket.com/albums/k495/firko2/Crocker_2.jpg)                                                    
                                                                      (http://i1112.photobucket.com/albums/k495/firko2/crocker-speedway-ohv-single-engine-34.jpg)
                                                                      (http://i1112.photobucket.com/albums/k495/firko2/crocker_speedway_1935.jpg)
                                                                      (http://i1112.photobucket.com/albums/k495/firko2/1933-Indian-Crocker-Speedway-Racing-Motorcycle.jpg)
                                                                      (http://i1112.photobucket.com/albums/k495/firko2/crocker_indian_ohv_speedway_1933.jpg)

Over 30 speedway motorcycles were produced before Al Crocker shifted his interest to creating a V-twin road machine that would outperform anything seen on the road. The first V-twin entry for Crocker had a 61 in³ (1,000 cc) "Hemi Head" producing 55-60 hp, far exceeding the horsepower produced by both the Indian and Harley of the day (38-40 hp). Many Crockers were manufactured to order and the largest of them were known to have had a 91+ cubic inch engine (about 1,491 cc), and was the largest-capacity "production" motorcycle until the Yamaha XV1600A took the title in 1998, followed by the Triumph Rocket III, with 2,294 cc (140 in³). When production ceased in 1942, approximately 100 of the V-twins had been produced in all. The remaining inventory of parts were sold in 1947 to Elmo Looper. Many of these parts went into restorations of the surviving examples of which 68 or more still exist today, according to a registry started by Charles "Chuck" Vernon and Johnny Eagles, two members of a group of original Crocker owners in Southern California. Although total production of all models is not known it is thought by some to be around 200 units (about 40-50 speedway, 40-50 "Scootabout" scooters, and 100+ V-Twins). Al Crocker also produced an overhead valve conversion kit in the late 1920s for the Indian 101 "Scout".
 
The proprietor and founder of the company, Albert Crocker, ceased motorcycle production in 1942 when the war effort put a shortage on critical materials. Indian and Harley received contracts with the US Army for military motorcycle production and Crocker got a contract with Douglas Aircraft making aircraft parts. That became a more lucrative business than Al Crocker ever enjoyed with motorcycle manufacturing and in 1942 Crocker Motorcycle became Crocker Manufacturing. Crocker later sold out to a company named Borg Warner. Al Crocker died in 1961. Designer of many of the components, Paul Bigsby, went on to fame as a designer of guitars and particularly of the Bigsby vibrato tailpiece.
 
Because of their rarity and quality, Crockers are among the most expensive motorcycles an enthusiast can acquire.[1] At the MidAmerica Auctions motorcycle auction in January 2007 in Las Vegas, a 1941 Crocker big tank motorcycle sold for $230,000. At the Gooding & Co. auction in 2006 in Chandler, a 1931 Crocker 61 sold for $236,500. At the Bonhams & Butterfield 2006 auction in New York, a 1937 Crocker "Hemi-head" V-Twin brought $276,500. At the 2006 auction of Bator International in California a 1939 Crocker 61 cubic-inch side valve model sold for $200,000.
       
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: steve234 on November 29, 2012, 04:51:08 PM
That Al Crocker dude sure knew how to make a nice lookin' motorcycle.
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: firko on November 29, 2012, 10:24:16 PM
                                                                            (http://i1112.photobucket.com/albums/k495/firko2/GeorgeNewton-1.jpg)
                                                                                                        George Newton
                                                                            (http://i1112.photobucket.com/albums/k495/firko2/jpSproutsElder.jpg)
                                                                                                        'Sprouts' Elder
                                                                            (http://i1112.photobucket.com/albums/k495/firko2/jpTomFarndon-1.jpg)
                                                                                                       Tommy Farndon
                                                                            (http://i1112.photobucket.com/albums/k495/firko2/jpPeterCraven-1.jpg)
                                                                                                       Peter Craven
                                                                            (http://i1112.photobucket.com/albums/k495/firko2/jpBlueyWilkinson.jpg)
                                                                                                       'Bluey' Wilkinson
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Purple Dave on December 03, 2012, 12:47:07 PM
Foss, just as well it's raining here in Terrigal.....so I can't work.....I'm only up to page 14 of the photos....what memories !! Here is one from Amaroo Park in 1975, a 3 way with Central, St George and Fairfield.......I'm leading Peter Daly....don't remember No 45. I actually won the final.......were you at this one ?
(http://i396.photobucket.com/albums/pp45/triumph51/AmarooPark1975.jpg)
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: firko on December 03, 2012, 12:48:31 PM
45 is possibly Mick Hockley on a Maico
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Purple Dave on December 03, 2012, 12:54:50 PM
Good stuff Flirko..........this is so much fun !!
Here's one of Kevin Patton and me at Heddo Greta, NSW Title Final 1974
(http://i396.photobucket.com/albums/pp45/triumph51/HeddonGreta1974-1.jpg)
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Post by: Freakshow on December 03, 2012, 01:00:33 PM
DAve i, might be able to lend you a Sc500 for another crack at the title if you can put amotor back together, as im outa time to do it for you but im sure given the 9 months till the tapes drop you might be able to make it happen for yourself.
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Purple Dave on December 03, 2012, 01:08:29 PM
Freakshow........I will love you forever if that is possible........I have the time and DEFINITELY have the INCLINATION.....Let's make it happen !! :o
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Purple Dave on December 03, 2012, 01:36:38 PM
(http://i396.photobucket.com/albums/pp45/triumph51/Griffith19732.jpg)
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Purple Dave on December 03, 2012, 01:58:48 PM
For all the speedway lovers........I'm riding one out, one back for Central at our Biannual Teams Races with Taree at Old Bar in 1976....we got the champagne that year !!  ;D
(http://i396.photobucket.com/albums/pp45/triumph51/Taree1976.jpg)
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Purple Dave on December 03, 2012, 02:01:49 PM
(http://i396.photobucket.com/albums/pp45/triumph51/Taree-CentralTeamsRaces1976.jpg)
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Freakshow on December 03, 2012, 03:03:36 PM
Freakshow........I will love you forever if that is possible........I have the time and DEFINITELY have the INCLINATION.....Let's make it happen !! :o


sure.  send me a picture of the bike as you want it and i should be able to send you all the bits to do it.  i may have to send you a 364 prefix frame (250cc) but exactly the same frame, just as my 500 already is together at another project.  but sure happy to work with you.  if you intend riding it more than the once thats cool too but you will need to put some side bearing in the case etc just to be sure ( ther elike $10 each from CBC) other than that i should be able to send everythign else if not we can buy it online easy enough and ill get it shipped to you, i just donw want to get screwed over and you send back a forked up motor cause no one checked the bottom end out and you ran the ring out of it....... been donw that road before. >:(

Looking at the foto it looks like you have a 73 SC.  which is no biggy just means ill need to loan you the GRey tank, just dont fork it.    Where are living and who do you know, just wanna do a background on you so my stuff doenst walk on me, no offence.

left side of avatar has my email details maybe talk about it offline.
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: JAP 454 on December 03, 2012, 10:10:52 PM
Bloody hell, Dave you've brought some memories flooding back, in the shot of the three way at Amaroo you mentioned Peter Daly, Pete started my addiction to rorty big singles, riding his Alky burning Ariel around the footy oval at Heathcote, sadly,he passed away some years ago. Pete and Col Barber, George Heggies sometime passenger, introduced me to Short Circuit racing at Nepean.
Another mate of Pete's and mine is # 515 Alan Hill, he made it to A grade very quickly, he's up in Cairns and still rides roadbikes.
That shot of you in the Griffith pits has Connie Sheilds in the background, a great lady who  did heaps for the sport, Griffith would be my all-time favourite track, the people were very welcoming and couldn't do enough for visiting riders, and the track was superb , still is !

Here's a results list from Griffith in '71 or '72

(http://i854.photobucket.com/albums/ab106/JAP454/Griffith72-1.jpg)

The riders underlined are St George riders and note that TQs and Class 2 Sedans were also on the program
Foss


Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Purple Dave on December 04, 2012, 04:47:42 PM
Great stuff Foss !! I didn't venture down to Griffith until 1972. My Central mate Ray Cansdell No 292 cracked the exhaust pipe on his Hagon-Bultaco and Ted Goddard, who met us for the first time at Saturday practice, took us back to the Orchy Orange factory,( he was the manager) welded it up and let us leave the trailer and bikes there overnight. What a great bloke !! It's funny, his 4 or 5 year old son was in awe of us.....Racing Riders ! Of course that was Peter ( the rest is history ! ) When I arrived on Saturday I had the WORST cold. All day I kept eating the FREE oranges. I woke up Sunday morning......NO cold.....A MIRACLE !! I went on to win the Unlimited C Grade ( on a 250 Yammy ). A great track , I think the grader driver was a roadmaker by trade......It definitely makes a difference !!
The following year 1973 I was a B grader...on the same bike......and won the Unlimited A Grade !! Like you, I had trouble with Dick Fitzgerald !! >:(
(http://i396.photobucket.com/albums/pp45/triumph51/Griffith19732.jpg)
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Purple Dave on December 04, 2012, 05:05:38 PM
I know Mick Gardiner lives in Western Australia.....at least he did about 7 or 8 years ago, and I spoke to Kevin Wright at the Nepean 50'th......at least he looks old enough now to have a licence !! ::)
Do you remember Reg Southgate ? He used to arrive with THE COSSACKS in full COLOURS, get changed into his leathers and ride in C grade on a 350 JAP........I found out in the 80's he got killed on his road bike. When I had my big off at Temora in '74 ( caused by Langy !! ) it was Neil Appoloni that T-Boned me....not his fault......his front wheel and forks were GONE !! :o

Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Curly3 on December 04, 2012, 05:06:50 PM
Good on you Freaky but I reckon Dave should be checking you out first. ;D
We're back in action Foss thanks to Smed & Dave but how much more history is hiding in the top of peoples wardrobes?
Ian, we're still waiting for your contribution. ;) :D
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Slider29 on December 04, 2012, 07:59:56 PM
 Looking good this. I see in the results  A. Garvey had a bit of a day out ;) Also my dear friend the late Harry Rowe (sidecars) was in the money. Griffith was Harry's favourite track and in a sad twist of fate he passed away there.
C'mon Fozzy, we know that you have some piccies ;D
  Cheers  Mark
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: JAP 454 on December 04, 2012, 08:33:01 PM
Yeah I know , Mark your pics a siiting there staring at me accusingly, soon  mate , there's been a bit on !!
Had a great day that day at Griffith, none of the Top Gun A graders showed, so we had a ball !!

Dave , I did know Reggie Southgate quite well, he was at the '75 Bendigo Longtrack with TD, Jim and I. He used to bring his luvverly 350 JAP to my place at Taralga for me to sort it, here's one of the only 2 pics I have of him.
(http://i854.photobucket.com/albums/ab106/JAP454/RegSouthgateampTD.jpg)

Reg in the Cowra pits with TD and #215 Tim Oliver and TD's bro Mark, dunno who #933 is , but Don Staffords spare bike is in shot , on the trailer.

By the way , Slides, does this look the same as yours ? Elstar B40

(http://i854.photobucket.com/albums/ab106/JAP454/Elstar5-1.jpg)
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Curly3 on December 04, 2012, 08:41:14 PM
Exactly, except mine has a reverse cone megaphone as per this sketch, in my fathers handwriting from around 67.
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Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: smed on December 04, 2012, 08:42:25 PM
Found this article in Two Wheels OCT 75,The first bit has been ripped out so I hope it makes sense :)

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(http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj529/smed45/supercross064_zps047e9093.jpg)
(http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj529/smed45/supercross063_zps9022ee0e.jpg)
(http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj529/smed45/supercross066_zpsae938c2b.jpg)
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Slider29 on December 04, 2012, 08:51:35 PM
All good Foss,   great pic of the boys in the pits. Love those type of pics.
 What about that B40  Slides,.. what a pisser! And you've got one :D
  Regards   Mark
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: JAP 454 on December 04, 2012, 09:10:21 PM
Great stuff, Smed , EA and I were in the crowd at Liverpool for the Polish tour, my standout memory is of Zenon Plech riding halfway up the boards on turn 2 , staying on and winning !!.
Foss
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Curly3 on December 04, 2012, 09:14:52 PM
I was at the Liverpool meeting.
Yeah Mark and here it is with childhood hero Billy Mack on board at Amaroo Park.

(http://i49.tinypic.com/33c89dh.jpg)
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Purple Dave on December 04, 2012, 09:50:27 PM
This one is for SMED...........Check out my leathers, hanging up in my old garage, before I moved to Terrigal.......LITTLE PURPLE.....and LARGER PURPLE !!
(http://i396.photobucket.com/albums/pp45/triumph51/SpeedwayJawa.jpg)
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Curly3 on December 04, 2012, 09:53:59 PM
Have you still got the Jawa?
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Purple Dave on December 04, 2012, 10:22:17 PM
No, I bought it second hand in '99 I think.......a Fab Bike.....I was always disappointed I'd never tried speedway.....so I was going to have a ride at Gosford.......my first ride was the Opening day of the speedway track at Barleigh Ranch......There must be a photo floating around of Stephen Davies, Me and another Rider ( can't remember who now ) taken at the entrance to the track, before we all took turns riding it solo. KD might know where the photo is. To be honest, I just didn't enjoy it...It wasn't me.......so I sold it.
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: JAP 454 on December 06, 2012, 08:53:42 AM
Here Ya go , Dave I found the other shot of Reggie

(http://i854.photobucket.com/albums/ab106/JAP454/RegSouthgate.jpg)

Lunch break in the Cowra pits, My Elstar in foreground, Mark Day back to camera, TD with St. George body colour, Reg looking very pensive, dunno who old mate is kneeling next to Reg, I do have a suspicion who it might be , any clues from the Griffith Mafiosi ?? and EA feeding our two sprogs, Kerry and Brian

Righto, Smoko over, back to the shed,
Foss
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Slider29 on December 06, 2012, 10:10:51 AM
Bloody hell Foss,  That is an excellent photo. Just captures the mood. It keeps on going back through the trees.  If the fella kneeling had
lighter colour hair,....hmmm a Griffith boy I reckon. He might be on here as well.
  regards  Mark
  p.s. Lookin' good EA ;D
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: JAP 454 on December 06, 2012, 08:06:24 PM
Found this pic on the JAP engine facebook page, I think it's a beautifull bit of tackle.

(http://i854.photobucket.com/albums/ab106/JAP454/ComerfordJAP.jpg)

Basic as all get out, no clutch, push start on the valve lifter, rolling starts in the early days and what a domination of world speedway by one engine manufacturer for so long, I think the last world title, Longtrack I think, that was won on a JAP powered bike was Egon Muller in '74 or there abouts.
Foss
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Slider29 on December 06, 2012, 08:19:42 PM
Yeah Foss, nice old bike,.....now don't change the subject :D Regarding that photo of
EA and the boys at Cowra. Are you thinking what I'm thinking? Also I reckon EA is making you a Spam sanga for lunch!
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Purple Dave on December 06, 2012, 08:22:24 PM
GOLD !! Foss, both the JAP and the Cowra pits shot.......you're right Slider.....great atmosphere shot !! The first time I went to Woodstock it was middle of winter........we rocked up to THE SMALLEST HOTEL ON THE PLANET and bought a bottle MUSCAT or the like.......we were camping under the Willow trees and it was FREEZING !!.......memories, memories. I had a lot of mates who worked for the Public Works Dept in the 70's and if you check out the cop shop in Woodstock......It's HUGE !! : REASON : They built it in the wrong town.....bloody government !!
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Purple Dave on December 06, 2012, 08:33:33 PM
Foss, I have to correct you on one observation, the guy and the girl in the background of the PURPLE JAP photo, is John and Merrilyn Corben, Central MCC members. John won the 125 Final in '73.

(http://i396.photobucket.com/albums/pp45/triumph51/JAPGriffith1975-1.jpg)
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: JAP 454 on December 06, 2012, 08:34:34 PM
Slider, what I'm thinking is a number 27 higher than what you thought, lets see if the Don can tell us who it is !!
Yeah that's exactly what EA is making there mate, we lived high on the hog back then, the real thing now Eh !!

Dave, I stayed in Woodstock pub once after camping in the XR overnight and freezing our bits off.
And no worries about mis-identifying the lady , I just assumed it was Connie 'cos she was always about in those days
Foss
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Slider29 on December 06, 2012, 08:38:28 PM
My dog is named Woodstock ;D ;D true
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Post by: Shaun G on December 07, 2012, 12:17:07 PM
Found some old pictures. These are from the Australia Day Weekend meeting at Taree in 1990

(http://i648.photobucket.com/albums/uu202/STG_23/Taree_28_01_1990_TonyHyde_BrianNixon_StephenEllis.jpeg)

#28 Tony Hyde, #41 Brian Nixon, #44 Stephen Ellis

(http://i648.photobucket.com/albums/uu202/STG_23/Taree_28_01_1990_97JamesOram.jpeg)

#36 Me, #97 James Oram

These two are from the 2 Valve Class.

(http://i648.photobucket.com/albums/uu202/STG_23/Taree_28_01-1990_120FredHallJnr_194GrantMuddle.jpeg)

#120 Fred Hall Jnr, #194 Grant Muddle

(http://i648.photobucket.com/albums/uu202/STG_23/Taree_28_01_1990_809MarkPenfold_69GregCairns_194GrantMuddle.jpeg)

#809 Mark Penfold, #69 Greg Cairns, #194 Grant Muddle

Cheers
Shaun
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Xed-up on December 07, 2012, 12:49:08 PM
    Great shots! good to see some wallsend boyz and colours in there ! cheers
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: JAP 454 on December 07, 2012, 01:50:32 PM
Bloody good stuff, Shaun thanks for posting them, Taree is a bit of a buzz word in the DT mob just now, good on the lads organising the upcoming meeting !! # 809, isn't that a famous race number. !!
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Freakshow on December 07, 2012, 02:32:02 PM
I have stumbled on to another beauty, its the frame i have been chasing and didnt think we had any over here that ealry....... anyway will post pics when its in my hands...... i dont wanna jix it tilli have.
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Purple Dave on December 07, 2012, 04:13:25 PM
As we're on a Taree theme...........Central and Taree teams from Taree - Central Challenge Round, Old Bar, 1976.........Central left to right, John Corben, John Behrens, John Flood, Me ( Captain ), Graeme McDonald, Kevin Flood, Bob Smith ( with the Champers ! ) and Alan Batkin........Taree in the yellow leathers with black stars.....the INFAMOUS Barry Catt ( Catty ) can someone fill in the other names ?
(http://i396.photobucket.com/albums/pp45/triumph51/CentralandTareeTeamsOldBar1976.jpg)
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Xed-up on December 07, 2012, 04:19:32 PM
   The blond bloke next to catty is one of the Stitt brothers (ross?) use to ride a suzuki rh250  :)
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Curly3 on December 07, 2012, 06:15:40 PM
Just to show how small this world is Dave, Kevin Flood went to school with brother Carl at Kingsgrove Nth and is now friends with my other brother Robert over on the northern beaches, his daughter is the Ironwoman, Naomi.
Alan Batkin still gets out to Nepean, his son Peter now races.
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: firko on December 07, 2012, 09:51:46 PM
Quote
ust to show how small this world is Dave, Kevin Flood went to school with brother Carl at Kingsgrove Nth and is now friends with my other brother Robert over on the northern beaches, his daughter is the Ironwoman, Naomi.
Kevin's an old mate of mine too, he rode a lot of vintage MX and DT in the early days on his own Elsinore 125 and Maico and my bikes on the big occasions. He came second to Boagy in pre 70 at the Tanunda Nats and the first Cherabah Nats on my 'DT1 from Hell'. He loved VMX but the Iron Man events and duty at Bilgola Beach surf club took away his free time. He's a really nice bloke.
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Curly3 on December 07, 2012, 09:56:44 PM
So I got the right Kevin Flood, how many that raced bikes can there be?
As soon as I posted my reply I thought, hang on.
Betric was based around private hospitals if I'm not wrong?
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: hagon_84 on December 07, 2012, 11:54:04 PM
(http://i1304.photobucket.com/albums/s536/hagon_84/100.jpg) elstar 4b jap photo was taken at coffs harbour dirt track this year still runnin pre85 class
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: JAP 454 on December 08, 2012, 05:30:47 AM
Nice lookin' Elstar, 84, but white on blue numbers ?? 350 ?? good ta see it still goin' round !
Foss
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: JAP 454 on December 09, 2012, 05:50:28 PM
(http://i854.photobucket.com/albums/ab106/JAP454/350Hagon.jpg)

This Dula / Hagon ?? powered by a 4B 350 showed up on ebay.

http://www.facebook.com/l/AAQE8IN6k/www.ebay.co.uk/itm/jap-j-a-p-350-dula-hagon-grasstrack-speedway-classic-vintage-project-/281035271945?pt=UK_Motorcycle_Parts&hash=item416f01ef09
Foss
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Shaun G on December 12, 2012, 06:08:12 PM
I'm going to post some pictures I've found on the net over the years.

IN NO WAY DO I CLAIM THESE IMAGES TO BE MINE.
 
Just needed to make that clear as I have had issues with precious photographers in the past. I just love looking at these old pictures and thought you guy's may like to see them too.

Anyway I'll kick them off with one from 1981.

(http://i648.photobucket.com/albums/uu202/STG_23/1981SmallTrackTitlesCameronPark1_SimonWigg79_LenNorris.jpg)

Cheers
Shaun
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Shaun G on December 12, 2012, 06:12:24 PM
Two of the greatest Dirt Trackers of the modern era. Displaying two very different styles of getting around a track bloody fast  ;D

(http://i648.photobucket.com/albums/uu202/STG_23/Watto_Casso.jpg)
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Shaun G on December 12, 2012, 06:21:42 PM
Grass Track...STRAYA STYLE!

(http://i648.photobucket.com/albums/uu202/STG_23/Gally_Grunt_in_the_grass.jpg)
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: JAP 454 on December 12, 2012, 07:17:07 PM
Top shots Shaun, looks like Lennie Norris has the holeshot at Griffith in the first, a CIG Golden Wheels round maybe ??,  Watto leading Caso at ??? in the second, could be Cowra in the third with Gally chasin' Glen Macdonald on a slider.
Great stuff !!!
Foss
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Hoony on December 12, 2012, 07:26:05 PM
i have some good video of Watson (the sultan of slide) taken at Aussie dirt track champs in 1991 i will post it up to you tube one day and link it here.
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Slider29 on December 12, 2012, 07:53:27 PM
Foss, that shot of Watto is at Gunnedah I reckon,.......
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Curly3 on December 12, 2012, 08:05:29 PM
Yeah I would've said Cowra Foss and I think #1 is Anthony Gunter.
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Shaun G on December 13, 2012, 09:41:44 AM
Top shots Shaun, looks like Lennie Norris has the holeshot at Griffith in the first, a CIG Golden Wheels round maybe ??,  Watto leading Caso at ??? in the second, could be Cowra in the third with Gally chasin' Glen Macdonald on a slider.
Great stuff !!!
Foss


Foss the top picture was titled as being "1981 Small Track Titles Cameron Park" when I found it. As you say Lennie looks like he's got the jump but I reckon his battle with the late great Simon Wigg on #1 would have been awesome to watch.  :o

Cheers
Shaun
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Shaun G on December 13, 2012, 09:51:34 AM
Okay here's a little competition  :D

Name the riders/year/event and for a bonus point the location.

...Foss and Slidey stay out of it!!! Well for now at least  ;D

(http://i648.photobucket.com/albums/uu202/STG_23/GBVsAus.jpg)

Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: JAP 454 on December 13, 2012, 10:49:21 AM
My lips are sealed Shaun !!, as Langy gave me that shot and Firko posted it for me before I worked out how.

I wondered about Pommy flag body colour and it being Simon but wasn't sure. As far as the track  goes ,the start area looks a bit like Griffith and I was just guessing, Top shots anyhoo, thanks
Foss
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Shaun G on December 13, 2012, 11:04:22 AM
Yeah Foss I wasn't sure if it had been posted before. I went back through this thread to about page 40 and couldn't see it so I reckon it's worth another go  ;D

I got to meet Wiggy at the first Bathurst long track and it remains a highlight. Great bloke and what an awesome rider!

Cheers
Shaun
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Curly3 on December 13, 2012, 12:56:08 PM
The guy in the top RH corner is the original 297.
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: mitch75 on December 13, 2012, 01:08:01 PM
Aussie in the front middle is forum member HOLLYWOOD.
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Purple Dave on December 13, 2012, 03:16:27 PM
Aussie between Julian Wigg and King Dirt..........The Captain ?
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: JAP 454 on December 13, 2012, 03:44:56 PM
No worries Shaun, I did post it yonks ago, all good ,and as you said , it's worth another run, Now, we have or should have, all the Aussies and one of the Poms. Anymore ideas ??

Great stuff Shaun !!
Foss
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Slider29 on December 13, 2012, 04:18:42 PM
 The Aussies are ,...back row,Billy Mac,Keith Davies
                             front row,Don Howison,John Langfield
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: JAP 454 on December 13, 2012, 06:26:19 PM
Shaun, I take it that you know the identity of the rest of the Pommy team ?
Foss
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Shaun G on December 13, 2012, 07:03:08 PM
Foss I do have names attached to the image and they match what has been said here. Let me know if you want me to reveal the rest now or should I let it go on for a bit longer?

Also what was the event/location.

Slidey your allowed in now  ;D
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: JAP 454 on December 13, 2012, 07:35:13 PM
Most of the lads on here would probably not know the rest of the Pommy team with Julian, the venue is Nepean , I think, but may not be as the trees look a little wrong , Langy would know.

OK, Just spoke to Langy and it's Salty Creek early to mid '70s he reckons Julian will know the exact year so I'll send him an email and ask.

I think it's the '73 - '74 Test Tour

I saw them at Griffith and at Nepean where the Pom Team Manager, Arne, asked me to ride as reserve as I was born in the UK, the powers that be of the day wouldn't let me ride, using all sorts of lame excuses and I've held it against them ever since.
Foss
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: JAP 454 on December 13, 2012, 08:04:44 PM
Just had a phone call and two of the Aussie riders pictured say its the 1974 English Test tour, so, Shaun we know where, when, and why but not all of the who.
 
Slides you must have an idea who the rest of the Poms are !!

Oh by the way, Shaun, the original post of this shot was on page two, the words are there , but the pics gone.

Foss

Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Shaun G on December 13, 2012, 08:06:41 PM
Okay here is what the picture is labelled with.

Rear - Chris Henrickson, Julian Wigg, Bill McDonald, Keith Davies
Front - Mike Garrett, Richard Moore, Don Howison, John Langfield

1974 Original AusVEng DT Test - Griffith

Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Slider29 on December 13, 2012, 08:09:19 PM
OK,..... Who won?
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: JAP 454 on December 13, 2012, 08:59:36 PM
I dunno, Mark, maybe The Captain would know who won that year, Slides ??
Foss
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Curly3 on December 13, 2012, 09:27:32 PM
74 was Carlos's first year in England so we didn't go to any race meetings at all, except Speedway but I'm pretty sure we spanked em.
It's not the original DT test series though, that was in 73 and the big Wigg was the only one out of those riders who was in the first team along with Don Godden, Roland Duke & Chris Baybutt.
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: jimg1au on December 13, 2012, 10:34:55 PM
i am sure i have seen chris pusie the guy with the dots  at nepean and wiggy doing monos down the finish straight.he wouldnt get away with it today as they dont like it allways tell us no wheelies.not that i do them
jim
454
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Purple Dave on December 13, 2012, 10:54:06 PM
Before the days of THE SLIDERS, I saw English rider, Dave Mitchell, outride everyone at Boxer's Creek, Goulburn. I can't remember the year,can anyone help here ?....maybe around 1965 ? The next Dominant English rider I saw, was Julian Wigg, in the 70's. He was a Champion !! Does anyone have any Action shots of either of these Stars ?
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: pancho on December 14, 2012, 01:52:03 PM
 I remember seeing Chris Pusey riding at Nepean I think '73.
 He was the most fantastic full lock slider I've ever seen going around the speedway bend there!
 pancho.
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Shaun G on December 14, 2012, 02:17:30 PM
Okay here's some random classic dirt track pics.

(http://i648.photobucket.com/albums/uu202/STG_23/412425_342478009148649_1546311103_o.jpg)

(http://i648.photobucket.com/albums/uu202/STG_23/old_dirt_track_001_zps327a8c16.jpg)

(http://i648.photobucket.com/albums/uu202/STG_23/old_dirt_track_002_zpsa7c6595e.jpg)

First one looks like an early Golden Wheels.

Second two I believe are from Tamworth.

I'm sure you experts will be able to supply better details than me.

Cheers
Shaun
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: JAP 454 on December 14, 2012, 02:39:17 PM
Unreal shots Shaun, very early Hagon in the first of the Tamworth shots !
Foss
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Purple Dave on December 16, 2012, 02:48:48 PM
Here's a shot......sorry for the quality !......Ole Olsen on my mate, Ricky Day's speedway bike at Amaroo Park around '72. He's chasing Terry Poole.....He was magic at the end of the back straight.....just threw it sideways and powered down the finish straight.....he didn't handle the right hander well, though !!  ::)
 (http://i396.photobucket.com/albums/pp45/triumph51/OleOlsenAmaroo1972_zpsb1a153e7.jpg)
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Purple Dave on December 16, 2012, 02:54:43 PM
Here is another from Amaroo Park in 1973. George Briggs from Manly club on the CZ.........Who is on the Astro Bullie ?
(http://i396.photobucket.com/albums/pp45/triumph51/AmarooPark1973_zpsab6c9ad8.jpg)
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Curly3 on December 16, 2012, 03:00:40 PM
Can't help you there Dave but gee that CZ's got a massive rear sprocket on it.
I was at that meeting when Ole rode.
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Shaun G on December 18, 2012, 10:50:02 AM
In the interest of keeping our thread at the top of the page  ;D

Here are some more random pics I've found around the internet. This time I'm going with a classic faces of short circuit theme.

(http://i648.photobucket.com/albums/uu202/STG_23/NepeanMaybe_zps89fd384a.jpg)

(http://i648.photobucket.com/albums/uu202/STG_23/facesofdirttrack002_zpsf3c1fc0c.jpg)

(http://i648.photobucket.com/albums/uu202/STG_23/facesofdirttrack001_zps2618145c.jpg)

(http://i648.photobucket.com/albums/uu202/STG_23/facesofdirttrack003_zps53a4d525.jpg)

(http://i648.photobucket.com/albums/uu202/STG_23/facesofdirttrack004_zps3ec37ae5.jpg)

(http://i648.photobucket.com/albums/uu202/STG_23/facesofdirttrack005_zps796af5fb.jpg)

(http://i648.photobucket.com/albums/uu202/STG_23/facesofdirttrack006_zps993fb3c2.jpg)

Cheers
Shaun
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Post by: smed on December 18, 2012, 05:22:25 PM
Luv that last shot,the three first riders,elbows down,throttle to the stops 8)
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Rosco86 on December 18, 2012, 05:58:32 PM
Interesting shot with rider 171. Looks like a maico motor, certainly sitting very high in the cradle when an under slung exhaust could be used. Raced a Hagon Maico for quite a few season and my motor tended to dig in at times. Perhaps I sold it too early and should have experimented more , but had based it basically on where the bully motors sat.Bugger it should have been a "keeper"
Rosco86
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Purple Dave on December 19, 2012, 03:45:10 PM
The emergence of Dave's ( Alvin's ) Purple......... ;)
Amaroo Park 1971.......black pants, black leather jacket ( Brando of course !! ), Purple silk top, Purple scarf.......getting ready to do the business...... :D
(http://i396.photobucket.com/albums/pp45/triumph51/Amaroo1971_zps91fcfdda.jpg)
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Purple Dave on December 19, 2012, 03:47:21 PM
My Mighty DT1 !!.........Amaroo Park 1971.........doing the business.... ;D
(http://i396.photobucket.com/albums/pp45/triumph51/AmarooPark1971_zpsfca533ac.jpg)
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Purple Dave on December 19, 2012, 03:49:40 PM
Amaroo Park, 1972......Hagon Bultaco........add Purple leather pants..... 8)
(http://i396.photobucket.com/albums/pp45/triumph51/AmarooPark1972_zpsadc69874.jpg)
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: firko on December 19, 2012, 03:54:04 PM

Holy shit you were a bit of a show pony Dave....a purple silk jersey! Very Metrosexual ;)
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Purple Dave on December 19, 2012, 03:58:57 PM
Amaroo Park, 1973.......250 Yamaha MX. :-*

(http://i396.photobucket.com/albums/pp45/triumph51/Amaroo1973_zpsd4f9becd.jpg)
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: firko on December 19, 2012, 04:02:10 PM
It looks to be a DT2MX Dave. I loved that Amaroo short circuit, loved the motocross circuit too.
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Purple Dave on December 19, 2012, 04:05:19 PM
Always the show pony Firko.........pity I couldn't match The SHOW with the GO !! ;D
Finally, the Metamorphosis was complete........ FULL PURPLE LEATHER !!Heddon Greta, 1974....THE BEAST.!....SC 500 Yamaha. ::)
(http://i396.photobucket.com/albums/pp45/triumph51/HeddonGreta1974-2_zps515ec77b.jpg)
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Curly3 on December 19, 2012, 04:32:52 PM
Giving Kevin Patton a bit of a hurry up there Dave, you needed to be going quick to do that.
I do remember the purple silks now, there was another guy who wore purple leathers around the same time from Orange, ? Morris, Rod I think, #883, rode a Hagon Jap.
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Purple Dave on December 19, 2012, 04:59:01 PM
You know your stuff Steve.. :D....it was Terry Morris from Orange......It's funny, that shot with Kevin Patton was taken during the rerun of NSW Senior Title in '74......in the initial race I was sitting pretty for a comfortable 3rd ( King Dirt was 4th !! ) when another Orange rider, Barry Collyer had a bad crash and the race was red flagged...... >:( K D won the rerun..........I came 6th.. >:(
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Curly3 on December 19, 2012, 05:55:53 PM
Aha, Rod Morris raced Touring cars I'm sure.
Terry had a bike shop in Orange for a long time, maybe he still does.
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: JAP 454 on December 19, 2012, 06:23:38 PM
Slides, Morris Motorcycles is still going in Orange, but wasn't there another rider that wore coloured leathers back then ?, I do know he wore white boots, Peter May.
Foss
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Slider29 on December 19, 2012, 07:23:50 PM
Jeezzuzz Alvin, now I know why Langy ran you over ;D ;D ;D
  Great pics mate,.. bad luck about the re-run, you must have been travelling
 pretty well in 3rd. My 1st race with the big boys was at Griffith. I didn't come last but KD beat me by nearly half a lap. :-[
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Purple Dave on December 19, 2012, 07:32:23 PM
In the initial race, Mark, I got a flier out of the gate and KD got caught up in a first corner bingle in front of him.......in the rerun I didn't see which way he went...... ;D
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: JAP 454 on December 19, 2012, 10:41:29 PM
There are some terrific '7os Short Circuit shots turning up, so we'll just step back a decade, courtesy of Don Greig.

29th April 1962 Boxers Creek Goulburn

(http://i854.photobucket.com/albums/ab106/JAP454/DonSC1.jpg)
Event 33, Heat 2 Senior C grade
#505 P.O'Brien, # 403 B.Bolin, #488 B.Duffy, #21V Don Greig, #628 T. Curtin
This was Don's first race meeting and he placed second in his first race

1965 Riverina Championships at West Wyalong
(http://i854.photobucket.com/albums/ab106/JAP454/DonSC2.jpg)
Don, #800 chasing Herb # 809, Langy # 900, #890 E.Bethel, #889 Dougy Penrose, # 443 Fred Lee

1965 West Wyalong again, this time #115 C. Bennett, Orange, #754 P.Middleton Cootamundra
(http://i854.photobucket.com/albums/ab106/JAP454/DonSC3.jpg)

Now back to 1962 and we have Floyd Primmer at Mt Ginn, up it for the rent on his DBD 32 Goldie

(http://i854.photobucket.com/albums/ab106/JAP454/DonSC4.jpg)

Righto I'm all computered out, but many thanks to Don for the Pix
Foss
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: pancho on December 20, 2012, 03:43:22 PM
 Good ones Foss, Got any No883?
pancho :P
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: JAP 454 on December 20, 2012, 04:20:10 PM
Glad you liked the shots , Wal, they weren't mine but came from # 800, Don Greig. I'll be talking to Don in the next day or so and I'll ask him if he has any of #883.

I particularly like the pre race shot at Boxers Creek as it shows the L hander off the end of the Highway Straight and the LH onto Pit straight although it shows far less than half of the whole track.
It was a terrific track to race on, I loved it !!

Foss
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Slider29 on December 20, 2012, 07:33:48 PM
How cool were those dudes back then? Life was nice and simple, laidback,no red tape and they drank longnecks/king browns. Oh ,.... and rode 4 bangers. Aah nostalgia. This is all your fault Slides :D :D
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: firko on December 20, 2012, 07:45:09 PM
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Now back to 1962 and we have Floyd Primmer at Mt Ginn, 
Any relation to Greg Primmer?
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Post by: Curly3 on December 20, 2012, 08:12:37 PM
Glad to have been of service Mark, there's still some good stuff out there I'm sure.
I thought the same thing Firko, always interesting to see how far back and how wide the famous names go, that is such a clear photo and the bike looks immaculate.
C'mon Ian, let me come over and help you with your photo's, there'd have to be a few of you in the lead? ;D
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: JAP 454 on December 20, 2012, 09:00:13 PM
Yeah, see what ya started Slides !!!

Firko , I dont think Floyd Primmer is related to Greg, I have asked the question before as, some-where in my computer is a picture of, what I have been told is Peter Primmer @ Mt Ginn. When I asked Buzzard and KP the obvious question, they said no relation and that there were the two Primmer brothers in the Canberra club. Donny Greig would know anyway
I'll see if I can find the other pic
Foss
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Purple Dave on December 20, 2012, 09:47:29 PM
I never rode at Boxer's Creek, but I did go to a meeting there with my Dad in the 60's...Great track !!...my hero Mr Magic was riding, with his mate, the late Gordon Guasco.......however, the meeting was won by a visiting POMMY !!.....Dave Mitchell.....any photos of him ?
I go to Goulburn every February for The Australian Blues Festival, and as I ride by Boxer's Creek I always Dip my Lid to the Past Champions !! :)
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: JAP 454 on December 20, 2012, 10:30:55 PM
Well, I couldn't find the file but I had printed an A4 copy so scanned that, ok here goes

(http://i854.photobucket.com/albums/ab106/JAP454/PeterPrimmer.jpg)

I would say, going by the consecutive race numbers that they were brothers, however the rider on #80 looks suspiciously like the rider on the #79 Goldie, but then being brothers , I guess they would look alike !!
Foss
Oh Yeah, Alvin, you can still see most of the outline of Boxers Creek on Google Earth
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: firko on December 20, 2012, 10:58:18 PM
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Firko , I dont think Floyd Primmer is related to Greg, I have asked the question before as, some-where in my computer is a picture of, what I have been told is Peter Primmer @ Mt Ginn. When I asked Buzzard and KP the obvious question, they said no relation and that there were the two Primmer brothers in the Canberra club. 
Because Primmer isn't exactly a common name one would expect three riders with the same name, all riding short circuit (albeit different eras) to be related in some way. Maybe we need to check on www.ancestry.com.au/ (http://www.ancestry.com.au/)  ;D.
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: JAP 454 on December 20, 2012, 11:08:02 PM
My thoughts exactly Firko, in Gunning , which EA and I travel through to get to Fairbairn, there is an upholsterer that calls himself " Primmer the Trimmer" I wonder if there is a connection ?
I'll ask Donny Greig as he was in the same club , at the same time as the Primmers.

Foss
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: pancho on December 21, 2012, 06:13:30 PM
 Every time I go past Boxers Creek on the way to my sons place at Tumut I crane my neck looking for bits of the track.
 Margaret says "don't tell me about that race track again!!!"
 My 2nd fav. track after Nepean.
 Had some great times down there, great track, great memories.
cheers pancho.
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: yamaico on December 21, 2012, 11:19:58 PM
Here is another from Amaroo Park in 1973. George Briggs from Manly club on the CZ.........Who is on the Astro Bullie ?
(http://i396.photobucket.com/albums/pp45/triumph51/AmarooPark1973_zpsab6c9ad8.jpg)

Sorry for the late post but #28 is Stan Magee from Wollongong MCC.
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Curly3 on December 21, 2012, 11:42:22 PM
All good Pete, you would've bin there.
Merry Xmas mate.
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Curly3 on December 22, 2012, 12:12:17 AM
(http://i45.tinypic.com/2e1u3yg.jpg)
Results from this race after 3 restarts, 79 OZ Unlimited Final, Kempsey.
1st - 2 Stephen Gall
2nd - 77 Glen McDonald
3rd - 318 Mick Cady
4th - 125 C Crowe
5th - 26 Billy Mac
6th - TH
Gally was freaking lucky because I reckon he caused at least one of the restarts, check out page 72.
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Curly3 on December 22, 2012, 12:17:58 AM
The programme with results has been put up on the OZ Dirttrack website.
75 is def Matt Daley, 54 is Gary O'brien and 125 is Colin Crowe.
#1 was on the programme as #21 is Anthony Gunter.
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: smed on December 23, 2012, 05:32:39 PM
Found some more shots from my book/mag collection,more to come,enjoy :)
(http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj529/smed45/supercross071_zpsa8ba3c10.jpg)
(http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj529/smed45/supercross070_zps6d88e707.jpg)
(http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj529/smed45/supercross069_zpsf808ab80.jpg)
(http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj529/smed45/supercross068_zps2ac1fd1b.jpg)
(http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj529/smed45/supercross067_zpsd85cfbb5.jpg)
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Curly3 on December 23, 2012, 06:29:12 PM
Great photo's and stories there Smed, you can see footage of Crumpy Snr winning that aussie title in the movie Naturaly Free, there's a link to the movie on youtube in its own topic.
A couple of mistakes though, the pit scene is at the Syd Showground and the Speedway rider on the Weslake, Langy?, looks to be at Liverpool to me.
The DT shot from Tamworth looks like 96 Peter Laws, 318 Mick Cady, 190 Ron Davis and 710 KP.
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Slider29 on December 23, 2012, 07:51:44 PM
And KD on the inside of KP  ;D
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: firko on December 23, 2012, 08:10:07 PM
The SR4 speedway bike in the above article is a now a part of Alan Jones collection. It's a jewel of a bike.
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The DT shot from Tamworth looks like 96 Peter Laws, 318 Mick Cady, 190 Ron Davis and 710 KP.
#31 is Klub Kevlars own Edgar "Fast Eddie" Phipps at Nepean on his YZ250A
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Curly3 on December 23, 2012, 08:20:10 PM
Not sure if it is KD, ME, 190 Ron Davis is still racing that TM400.
The guy behind 318 could be Langy, he bobs up everywhere.
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: JAP 454 on December 23, 2012, 09:27:19 PM
It's KD alright Slides, says so on his body colour !!
Terrific shots
Foss
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Stan S on December 23, 2012, 09:50:17 PM
(http://i45.tinypic.com/2e1u3yg.jpg)
Results from this race after 3 restarts, 79 OZ Unlimited Final, Kempsey.
1st - 2 Stephen Gall
2nd - 77 Glen McDonald
3rd - 318 Mick Cady
4th - 125 C Crowe
5th - 26 Billy Mac
6th - TH
Gally was freaking lucky because I reckon he caused at least one of the restarts, check out page 72.

Just spoke to Gary O'Brien re. these shots. He said "yep that's me, unconscious for an hour, 5 broken ribs and a fractured scull". I better not repeat who he said caused it though ;)

Stan.
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Purple Dave on December 23, 2012, 10:02:33 PM
Great Shots boys !!........one correction at Oz Title at Kempsey...it was '78......I hit the fence that day....best collection of CLASS riders in my career !! ;D
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Curly3 on December 23, 2012, 10:08:09 PM
Doh!
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Post by: Xed-up on December 23, 2012, 10:18:36 PM
   Thats KD allright foss ! wearin' the mighty wallsend red and green  ;D 
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Post by: JAP 454 on December 23, 2012, 10:21:08 PM
You're right about the outfit pit shot being at the Showground and that the Wessie shot is at Liverpool,Slides.  I'm pretty sure it's not Langy on the Wes, I think it may be Dave Mills.
Foss
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: JAP 454 on December 23, 2012, 10:26:30 PM
And the rider behind Mick Cady, flicker on helmet peak, speedway lad ??? Blue and white leathers Hmm, not Greg Primmer ?? Dunno, great stuff alla same
Foss
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: firko on December 23, 2012, 10:35:19 PM
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I'm pretty sure it's not Langy on the Wes, I think it may be Dave Mills.
I think it is too. Too short for Langy.
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: JAP 454 on December 23, 2012, 10:39:21 PM
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I'm pretty sure it's not Langy on the Wes, I think it may be Dave Mills.
I think it is too. Too short for Langy.
And head and shoulders above him, too
Foss
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Curly3 on December 23, 2012, 10:43:51 PM
Doh! Doh!
Could be Mitch Shirra before he became a Kiwi.
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Slider29 on December 24, 2012, 07:24:59 AM
Hey Stan, I reckon we know who caused it ;) I copped a serve at Griffith ;D
       cheers  Mark
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: JAP 454 on December 24, 2012, 08:41:08 AM
TD copped a big one from that fella at Griffith, I gave the same fella a bigger serve next time out !!
Foss
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: firko on December 24, 2012, 09:04:49 AM
Does anyone remember Langy and Phil Wilson dukin' it out in the middle of the first corner at the '75 Griffith Nats? One had brought the other down, I can't rememeber who did it to who but they were both pretty good at it. After the race was stopped and officials dragged 'em apart Wilson discovered he had a broken leg. Funny as shit at the time ;D.
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Post by: JAP 454 on December 24, 2012, 09:32:32 AM
Yep, Firko I remember that one, the barney that is, I also remember a well known Wagga rider, quite a large lad, decking someone at Fairbairn after both of them ended up in a heap on turn one.
Like Alvin said in an earlier post , it was WAR !!
Foss
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: firko on December 24, 2012, 10:00:41 AM
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a well known Wagga rider, quite a large lad, decking someone at Fairbairn after both of them ended up in a heap on turn one
You wouldn't be talking about dear, sweet old Bob Sunderland would you Foss? I couldn't imagine him taking someone out ::) ::) ::)
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Post by: JAP 454 on December 24, 2012, 10:56:28 AM
Nah, Not Boob, ::) It was Kevin Condron !! he got taken out.
Foss
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: pancho on December 24, 2012, 12:14:58 PM
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a well known Wagga rider, quite a large lad, decking someone at Fairbairn after both of them ended up in a heap on turn one
You wouldn't be talking about dear, sweet old Bob Sunderland would you Foss? I couldn't imagine him taking someone out ::) ::) ::)

 Yeah right! nearly got poor old me at Griffith not to long ago!
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Slider29 on December 24, 2012, 01:53:50 PM
That bingle at Griffith '75 also had Garry Harriman tangled up in it (I think).
 I can remember his bike being dragged back to the pits with a wrecked front wheel.
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: hagon_84 on December 27, 2012, 11:17:09 PM
The SR4 speedway bike in the above article is a now a part of Alan Jones collection. It's a jewel of a bike.
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 firko is tht the sr60 jonesy got  or is tht a different one hes got pretty sure its only one of 2 made.

 Al.
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Curly3 on January 15, 2013, 04:35:47 PM
(http://i47.tinypic.com/33y15z5.jpg)

One of my, 2 alltime favourite DT & Speedway engines.
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Slider29 on January 15, 2013, 07:39:00 PM
And what may I ask is the other one Slides. I hope you say Jap ;)
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Curly3 on January 21, 2013, 07:11:51 PM
You got it Mark, here is a photo of my favourite aftershave & moisturizer.
Mmmmm, can smell it when I close my eyes.
(http://i45.tinypic.com/2hci6og.jpg)
The secret art, should be more of it, DT needs to go Green.
(http://i48.tinypic.com/rw7584.jpg)
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Slider29 on January 21, 2013, 07:52:38 PM
Yep,... r40 and methanol mmmmm...... I still have a Castrol r40 tin,..not plastic. ;)
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: pancho on January 22, 2013, 05:47:56 PM
Yep,... r40 and methanol mmmmm...... I still have a Castrol r40 tin,..not plastic. ;)
I've got one also! 1 Quart!
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: JAP 454 on January 22, 2013, 05:55:46 PM
Yep,... r40 and methanol mmmmm...... I still have a Castrol r40 tin,..not plastic. ;)
I've got one also! 1 Quart!

Me too, about two pints left in a proper metal tin, I forgot that's a Quart !!
Foss
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Curly3 on January 22, 2013, 06:02:26 PM
I seem to remember half a 44 left over when dear old Curly passed away.
I think the Spear either used it or sold it, I wasn't the least bit interested in bikes around 86.
I was in love, what a fool I was?
Love comes and goes but the good thing is they never want to take our bikes in a settlement. ;D
Unless they're the vindictive type, sorry I have to go.
Coming dear.
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Purple Dave on January 22, 2013, 07:37:06 PM
Sometimes, but thankfully not too often, I'm disappointed with myself.....LOL........I disposed of my CAN of R40 and all my sprockets and special motor tools when I moved to Terrigal, a little over 12 months ago........why didn't I discover this website earlier ?  >:(
However, I kept my drum of Shell A.......it is the best fuel for my FONDUE cooking !!
PS.....I haven't used it since the 70's.......but I have the best fuel when I do.... :P
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Curly3 on January 22, 2013, 08:39:22 PM
Isn't that amazing Dave, I used to " Fondue " my chains using methanol in half a coke can, as did every Speedway rider from the 70's I'm sure, but that smell was def relaxing, or carsinogenic, we'll find out one day.
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Purple Dave on January 22, 2013, 09:26:11 PM
Methanol smells so good, it Must be Bad for you !!  :o

Steve, it was great to see Geoff Hart again, after such a long time.......here's Central's winning team against Taree at Amaroo Park in 1979.  :D
(http://i396.photobucket.com/albums/pp45/triumph51/CentralTeamAmaroo1979_zps20af23fc.jpg)
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: JAP 454 on January 22, 2013, 09:28:10 PM
I know, I know, Slides. These aren't Classic Dirt Track, in fact the "What The !!!!' category is probably more correct. Anyhoo, from Dutch on the JAP engine facebook page.

(http://i854.photobucket.com/albums/ab106/JAP454/JAPOUTBOARD.jpg)

Two JAP outboards, bloody hell Ya'd wanna have a strong transom !!, I'll try and find a bit more about them.
Foss
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Purple Dave on January 22, 2013, 09:28:45 PM
Central and Taree, Amaroo 1979

(http://i396.photobucket.com/albums/pp45/triumph51/CentralampTareeTeams1979_zps9c5e7fba.jpg)
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Post by: JAP 454 on January 22, 2013, 09:36:17 PM
Sorry for buttin' in on ya , Alvin. Love the team shots , shows ya what a "  Hairy" time the '70s were.
Foss
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Curly3 on January 22, 2013, 09:37:17 PM
I was at that meeting Dave and for a bit of trivia, Geoff is wearing my old set of leathers and he sold them on to Craige Boyce.
Apart from you and Geoff the only ones I remember are John Behrens, Scott Dolan and Vic/Les Deguara in the centre front row.
From memorry it was the night after our presentation night & Geoff didn't make it past turn one in practice.
Have to agree Foss, Dave looks like Ron Jeremy.
It's as much your's and everyone else's Foss, if it's got a Jap in it I don't give a shit.
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: pancho on January 23, 2013, 09:14:37 AM
I know, I know, Slides. These aren't Classic Dirt Track, in fact the "What The !!!!' category is probably more correct. Anyhoo, from Dutch on the JAP engine facebook page.

(http://i854.photobucket.com/albums/ab106/JAP454/JAPOUTBOARD.jpg)

Two JAP outboards, bloody hell Ya'd wanna have a strong transom !!, I'll try and find a bit more about them.
Foss
I wouldn't fancy trying to run and bump start that lot!
pancho.
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: JAP 454 on January 23, 2013, 09:33:25 AM
Yeah, Wal, even worse I wouldn't like to rope start the bloody things !!. Ya can see the cut out for the rope in the start pulley on the back motor, the front motor has an interesting timing cover and no magneto like the back motor.
Foss
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: firko on January 23, 2013, 10:28:57 AM
Did any of you other than Jim spot this weird and wacky Jawa 4v conversion on eBay last week? Alan Jones has more Jawa 4v conversions than any sane man on the planet and even he had never seen one before. It's obviously home made and I wonder 1:how it performed and 2: Did Mr Hunter build any more? AJ thought about it but declined.
                                                       (http://i1112.photobucket.com/albums/k495/firko2/hunter_zps549558a8.jpg)
                                                       (http://i1112.photobucket.com/albums/k495/firko2/hunter1_zpsc1da2d17.jpg)
                                                       (http://i1112.photobucket.com/albums/k495/firko2/hunter2_zps90472fff.jpg)
                         http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Speedway-grass-track-jawa-hagon-hunter-Bike-/200879275777?pt=UK_Motorcycle_Parts&hash=item2ec5567f01
Jawa 4 valve conversion/hunter, 1970's conversion by hunter believed from the Leicester area of the uk.
This is a very very rare item , piece of speedway history, hagon diamond jawa rear end and forks , jawa clutch countershaft engine has compression and clutch free and working, no welds to frame or dents to fuel tank, and frame appears straight.
Easy project.
All complete, and with stand , Pirelli rear tyre.
The winning bid on this bike would you please contact me before payment, willing to ship worldwide at buyers expense.Prefer overseas buyers to make own transport arrangements, happy to box up for you,
Happy to send the bike by courier within the uk, or collection in person. Prefer cash on collection.

Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: bazza on January 23, 2013, 02:43:40 PM
Firko is freddy sick (he declined)
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Post by: firko on January 23, 2013, 03:00:32 PM
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Posted by: bazza 
Firko is freddy sick (he declined)
I thought he'd grab it for sure but I think he might have reached his limit. He got a 2v Weslake top end last week which I think milked the funds.
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: bazza on January 23, 2013, 04:37:14 PM
Yeah heard about that one
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: bazza on January 23, 2013, 04:39:57 PM
Just noticed firko and my counter did not change over last 2 posts same total - Strange
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: jimg1au on January 23, 2013, 04:53:52 PM
i look all the time looking for a bellini weslake ohc convesion fredy dosent have one either,i have the roller for it
jim
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: mcady318 on January 24, 2013, 09:39:59 PM
My wife and I are looking for images of Mick Cady (my dad). Most of the time he was number 318. We are making a book for his 57th birthday on 29th Jan to give as a bit of a reminder of the good old days.
Mick has a fair bit of pics and stuff at home to add to the topic. I'll tell him about it on his birthday and get mum to try and teach him what an upload is. He will be wrapped with all the old stuff on here, Its awesome.
I can remember Amaroo from when I was a kid when I back through all of the posts.

If any one has some pics of him or any of the guys he used to rub bars with it would be MUCH APPRECIATED.

Firko -  The 2 stroke speedway bike you posted looks like a bit of a weapon.
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Curly3 on January 24, 2013, 09:43:46 PM
Shit, 57 already, I remember him well.
I'm sure there's a few shots of Mick already on here and there's stuff coming up all the time.
Wish him a happy birthday from all on here.
Cheers, Steve
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: mcady318 on January 24, 2013, 09:54:36 PM
Thanks Steve. Yeah, we have saved everything that has already appeared. Most of the pics he has are of around the pits and not much on the track.
Do you know if he was any other number than 318.
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Curly3 on January 24, 2013, 10:11:56 PM
Honestly it's pit photo's that we'd really like to see, just as interesting as action shots.
If or when you get a chance can you put them on here?
My brother Carl finished riding Short Circuit in late 73 and Mick came along a bit after that.
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: firko on January 24, 2013, 10:13:45 PM
Here's one of Mick at a Nepean vintage meeting in the nineties on his Maico 250. Kevin Frazer on the Ron McKenzie Hagon Bully #76 and Fast Eddie Phipps in red on I bet, his beloved Elsinore. Not sure of the rest. Say g'day to your old man for me.
                                                                (http://i1112.photobucket.com/albums/k495/firko2/Picture279.jpg)
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: mcady318 on January 25, 2013, 06:45:23 AM
Thanks Firko.

I'll have to wait till the 29th to show him the forum and he can put the pics on and have a chin wag that way.
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Purple Dave on January 25, 2013, 07:14:50 AM
The quicker Michael joins us the better.........his Maico was too quick for me on my Yamaha at Amaroo.....Happy Birthday Michael on 29th....at least I'm in front of you in the AGE RACE (61) !! Cheers Alvin.
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Curly3 on January 25, 2013, 07:25:48 AM
I'm pretty sure he only used 318.
Not sure 76 is Fraze, looks like the Wollongong Brian Martin to me and the Mckenzie Bully is a 125.
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Slider29 on January 25, 2013, 08:16:15 AM
I can only remember Micheal Cady as 318. Hagon JAP 500. Top rider.
  Regards  Mark
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: firko on January 25, 2013, 10:05:13 PM
There were two Ron McKenzie Hagon Bultaco's Slidey, a 125 and a 250. Y'know, I was going to say it was Brian Martin on the slider #76 but I think that's him in red leathers and blue helmet #114. Where's Yamaico Pete, he'd know, he was in the race. Here's some other shots from the very same race which from memory was won by Chris Ellis on my Maico.
                                                              (http://i1112.photobucket.com/albums/k495/firko2/Picture284.jpg)
Above: #5 Chris Ellis on my 250 Maico, #12 Yamaico Pete Rowlands, 250 Maico, #31 Fast Eddie Phipps, Elsinore, #114, (I think), Brian Martin Bully....not sure who #37 is and #76 Kevin Frazer (I think).
                                                              (http://i1112.photobucket.com/albums/k495/firko2/Picture280.jpg)
Above: Phippsy and Brian Martin.
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Curly3 on January 25, 2013, 10:52:39 PM
Don't forget Firko, there were 2 Brian Martin's, 1 Kiwi who rode a Tm400 with Carlos and Brian Clarkson to win the 6 hour and 1 from the Gong who used the number 76 and also wore those leathers.
I wasn't aware Ron also had a 250.
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: JAP 454 on February 03, 2013, 08:50:59 PM
No prizes for guessing who this is !, but where and when ??

(http://i854.photobucket.com/albums/ab106/JAP454/ChrisPusey_zps2a472644.jpg)

I guess it's a borrowed Aussie's bike but it appears to have a 2 speed box with a handlebar and foot change, 22 inch rear wheel and an early Hagon FW front brake fitted.

Photo courtesy of Ray Smith, Darwin via Fotohound

 For those that do not know of Ray - he was a racer and photographer in the 1970/80's and has a large archive of black & white short circuit photos that are available in a package  - raysurvey@bigpond.com  or 0427613418 m

Foss
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Curly3 on February 03, 2013, 08:55:23 PM
Nepean 72. Lenny Searle looking at his bike.
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Post by: JAP 454 on February 03, 2013, 09:28:06 PM
Slides, any idea whose bike # 419 would have been ??
Foss









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Post by: firko on February 03, 2013, 09:43:55 PM
Chris Pusey ::).
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Curly3 on February 03, 2013, 09:44:59 PM
Actually I think it's earlier than 72, maybe 70, I was there and we all stood around until after lunch waiting for the rain to stop, normally they would've called it off but we all wanted to see Chris put on a show.
It may have been Paul Spooners bike, Bucket will know for sure because I think he beat Chris that day riding a 350.
Ian, don't be shy.
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Curly3 on February 03, 2013, 09:50:18 PM
(http://i50.tinypic.com/2zswnlx.jpg)
I think this was the same day, Ian was on fire.

Carl and over exuberance, never.
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: JAP 454 on February 03, 2013, 10:08:47 PM
Slides, in '72 Paul Spooner was #38 on his JAP and # 55 on his MZ, not sure if they were both his regular numbers , but I think #38 was.

Oh and yeah, it is the same day, same faces at the fence !!
Foss
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: JAP 454 on February 04, 2013, 05:54:29 AM
Got an email from Fotohound with a forwarded message from Lyndel Butler, in it she says it is 1970 at Nepean, an All Stars meeting, and Chris is on Paul Spooners bike, she also says it is Greg Primmer on #925 ???, go figure !!
Foss
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Curly3 on February 04, 2013, 06:45:47 AM
Greg used 325 before going to 25, my money's on it being Lenny.
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: JAP 454 on February 04, 2013, 07:25:24 AM
In Fridays post , I received an Antig Weslake manual from Mark,Slider 29, when I had a look at it,this was inside.

(http://i854.photobucket.com/albums/ab106/JAP454/IanWilliams_zps151d93c8.jpg)

I knew the late Ian Williams well and his Dad, Taffy. I still see Taffy from time to time at Fairbairn, he and the Bryant lads used to come down for the South Coast Cup meetings at Sapphire Speedway.

One thing I do remember is that when things were going wrong at a meeting, both Ian and Taffy would revert to Welsh Gaelic, you had Buckleys of understanding a word they said, but you sure as hell had an idea what was going down !!
Foss
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: ianaust on February 04, 2013, 05:47:37 PM
Steve, You are right again, it was Spooners bike and it is Mr Searle doing a big girl act didnt like the mud and yes i did beat Mr Pusey and the other pic is the same day, I have a picture of myself past finishing flag and he was just coming onto the straight, old egg was really pissed off.
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Curly3 on February 04, 2013, 05:57:20 PM
I'll be over tomorrow night to help you scan & post that photo Ian, I'm serious.
Don't forget Chris had never seen a right hander before.
On a side note, 80's A grader, Betric rider and good mate of mine Geoff Hart finally got his new Liver just last week, so far so good but he reckons he feels better already, sadly at someone elses tragic loss.
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Slider29 on February 04, 2013, 08:17:13 PM
Top shot of the Puss! Something familiar about that Hagon Steve I wonder,..........
Nice of you to put up the piece on Ian Williams Foss.
regards  Mark
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Curly3 on February 06, 2013, 07:54:11 PM
Just found this in old emails, not sure if I've already posted it.
Some interesting names in this article, courtesey of Les Burdus.
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Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Purple Dave on February 07, 2013, 07:54:57 PM
That's great to hear Geoff is hopefully on the mend, Steve. I will keep an eye on Facebook. Keep us posted on his recovery. :D
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: SON on February 07, 2013, 08:06:06 PM
In Fridays post , I received an Antig Weslake manual from Mark,Slider 29, when I had a look at it,this was inside.

(http://i854.photobucket.com/albums/ab106/JAP454/IanWilliams_zps151d93c8.jpg)

I knew the late Ian Williams well and his Dad, Taffy. I still see Taffy from time to time at Fairbairn, he and the Bryant lads used to come down for the South Coast Cup meetings at Sapphire Speedway.

One thing I do remember is that when things were going wrong at a meeting, both Ian and Taffy would revert to Welsh Gaelic, you had Buckleys of understanding a word they said, but you sure as hell had an idea what was going down !!
Foss
the bike in the photo is the Yamaha TA 125 Twin Roadrace engine, I remember it screaming loud,
Probably the original Banshee.
does it still exist? And what happened to Ian.
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: JAP 454 on February 07, 2013, 08:34:03 PM
Ian passed away some years ago, SON, I don't know what caused his passing.

The 125 twin motors in Ian's and KP's bikes were built by Wayne and Doug Bryant fro Canberra, KP still has his and is restoring it.

I remember a lot of Banshee howling from two of the things when KP and Ian were practicing together at Fairbairn.
Foss
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Stewart Allen on February 07, 2013, 09:00:36 PM
Hi Slidez,
            Good to hear Geoff is on the mend, can you give him my regards when you catch up with him next.

Cheers
Stewart Allen
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Curly3 on February 13, 2013, 04:37:47 PM
These photo's are courtesey of Tony Primmer, his father Greg is #325 but who are the rest.
This first one is a ripper, 3 Short Circuit legends.
(http://i49.tinypic.com/2qk8d1w.jpg)
(http://i46.tinypic.com/imm3b8.jpg)
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Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Curly3 on February 15, 2013, 05:11:43 PM
More from Tony.
(http://i48.tinypic.com/nfmt0.jpg)
(http://i47.tinypic.com/2qlvjtz.jpg)
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Curly3 on February 15, 2013, 05:21:40 PM
Big Wigg.
(http://i47.tinypic.com/2efs6qh.jpg)
Chris Baybutt.
(http://i50.tinypic.com/2rp5ve9.jpg)
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Curly3 on February 15, 2013, 05:26:45 PM
Someone's pride & joy.
(http://i50.tinypic.com/vcqws0.jpg)
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Rosco86 on February 15, 2013, 05:30:51 PM
Anymore pics from the sides? Looks cool, any idea of its history. Looks like a good leg trailer!
Rosco86
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Curly3 on February 15, 2013, 05:35:37 PM
Rosco, I sprung it on 20th Century Speedway group on Facebook and fell in love with the old girl, no other info.
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: JAP 454 on February 15, 2013, 06:23:11 PM
Nice old girl, Slides, it's got brakes , so maybe early Grasstrack kit or is it an Oz bike ?
Foss
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Curly3 on February 15, 2013, 06:30:25 PM
Can't tell you Foss but maybe you can tell me what the wing nut is in the centre of the handlebars.
An steering dampner?
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: JAP 454 on February 15, 2013, 07:12:09 PM
Yep, got it in one, Slides, a steering damper, I've been trying to identify the motor, I've seen the rocker gear supported on plates like that before, but I can't remember what make it was.

Foss
Oh, yeah, did ya get me emails ??
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Curly3 on February 18, 2013, 05:59:31 PM
C'mon gents, apart from Greg Primmer on 325, who are the other riders with him?
Foss is being polite because I know he know's most of them.
A hint, the guy with no front plate comes from West Wyalong.
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Purple Dave on February 18, 2013, 06:26:13 PM
Hi Steve........No number is Charlie Edwards and 49........a gentleman rider, who always gave you some room..Kevin Fraser......the opposite of Langy !! >:(
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Curly3 on February 18, 2013, 06:45:01 PM
Now now Alvin, no grudges here even if we all know what you're talking about.
That's the first photo I've ever seen of Fraz not on a Slider.
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Purple Dave on February 18, 2013, 07:07:00 PM
HE!HE!HE!HE!.......just kidding.......life's too short for grudges. ;D
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Slider29 on February 18, 2013, 07:12:59 PM
Charlie Edwards came from Hay (nsw)
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Curly3 on February 18, 2013, 07:46:54 PM
Hay, you're right 29, I knew I didn't have it right as I was writing and was gunna put a NEAR in there.
All good because I would've chipped you as well, if I'd've known.
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Slider29 on February 18, 2013, 08:01:21 PM
G'day Steve,
Well  we are up to page 86 and going for the big 100! We need some photos fellas.
I've still got a few stashed away and I know of some body else who has a few so it,s looking good.
 cheers   Mark
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: yamaico on February 18, 2013, 08:43:01 PM
Now now Alvin, no grudges here even if we all know what you're talking about.
That's the first photo I've ever seen of Fraz not on a Slider.
Hey Steve,
Kevin was a Bultaco dealer in the Gong at the time and raced Bullys with much success on dirt and tar (mainly Metrallas in proddy racing). That looks like a Bandito which worked well on both dirt and tar (you'd have to remember Gatesy at Oran Park). How wide are those bars? The spear could have taken out a bunch more people in turn one with a set of them, ;D






Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Curly3 on February 18, 2013, 09:11:55 PM
I hear you Pete, but you have to remember that I'm 8 years younger than the Spear.
Yeah you're right Carlos could've made even more of an impact with wider bars but in reality his first corner technique was, eye's closed on entry and just hope you pop out the other side.
We grew up hearing stories from Curly about guys like Dave O'Brien, Ray Curtis and other no holds barred riders from that era inc Billy Mack and poor old Carlos along with Dougie Platts I'm sure thought that they had to scratch a line in the sand or be remembered as just another rider.
Fraz = Bully, I'll never forget that.
Hope things are good Pete?
 
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Doggy Digger on February 18, 2013, 09:58:45 PM
Who knows what gives, with the massive hand-donut thingammyjig ...?
(http://i1043.photobucket.com/albums/b431/DoggyDigger/img075_zps1aca243f.jpg)
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Doggy Digger on February 18, 2013, 10:00:20 PM
Published July, 1972 - AMCN  Looks historically significant ... John Armstrong's
mentioned Husky is 67 at the right

(http://i1043.photobucket.com/albums/b431/DoggyDigger/img074_zps0c16cb24.jpg)
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Curly3 on February 18, 2013, 10:08:21 PM
As simple as it gets Doggy, to keep shite out of the throttle.
Even though they were pretty much held flat from go to woe, as with any motorcycling situation the last thing you wanted was a stuck throttle.
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: JAP 454 on February 18, 2013, 10:12:07 PM
Old mate on the skids bike would look more at home on a Bonnie down at the Ace caff !!
Foss
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Doggy Digger on February 18, 2013, 10:52:38 PM
(http://i1043.photobucket.com/albums/b431/DoggyDigger/10_zps37684e6a.jpg)

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Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Doggy Digger on February 18, 2013, 11:00:00 PM
(http://i1043.photobucket.com/albums/b431/DoggyDigger/11_zps539e2868.jpg)

(http://i1043.photobucket.com/albums/b431/DoggyDigger/12_zps60358e28.jpg)

(http://i1043.photobucket.com/albums/b431/DoggyDigger/13-1_zps6af4b93d.jpg)

(http://i1043.photobucket.com/albums/b431/DoggyDigger/14_zpsd81735f9.jpg)

(http://i1043.photobucket.com/albums/b431/DoggyDigger/15-1_zps914afa01.jpg)

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(http://i1043.photobucket.com/albums/b431/DoggyDigger/19_zpsde54c5d2.jpg)

(http://i1043.photobucket.com/albums/b431/DoggyDigger/20_zpsce766182.jpg)
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Stan S on February 18, 2013, 11:04:44 PM
Hey Doggy, I see half pint in a couple of those pics and also #91 Andrew Horne and #54 GOB.

Stan.
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Doggy Digger on February 18, 2013, 11:17:36 PM
I'm very busy here, Stan ...

(http://i1043.photobucket.com/albums/b431/DoggyDigger/21_zps7a9c6ad6.jpg)

(http://i1043.photobucket.com/albums/b431/DoggyDigger/24_zps03def07f.jpg)

(http://i1043.photobucket.com/albums/b431/DoggyDigger/23_zps1bd0e60c.jpg)

(http://i1043.photobucket.com/albums/b431/DoggyDigger/22_zps49a5e5e3.jpg)
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Slider29 on February 19, 2013, 07:52:43 PM
Great stuff Doggy. Some pics of Seymour there and Romsey. Gary OBrian on a Cole #54
Craig Lambert #97, Don Stafford #193, Don's brother's Yammy slider,Rod Hunter #8
 the Cheong boys on sidecar and a great shot of Clarrie Jones #4 at Romsey (sidecar)
 etc. etc.
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Tim754 on February 19, 2013, 08:16:19 PM
Awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ;) Tim754
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: KB171 on February 19, 2013, 09:28:36 PM
Anyone know whos on Pursang # 282  with the alloy tank ?, looks identical to Rob Watsons .

( Edit ) Been informed its Ronnie Whitmore #282 , and it is identical to Robs Pursang.
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Curly3 on February 26, 2013, 09:45:57 PM
(http://i49.tinypic.com/2r56yw0.jpg)
Anyone who has ever ridden at Nepean owes this guy a big debt of gratitude.
He was there from day 1, blowing stumps out of the ground using sticks of explosives, and we thought we got up to some fun around the fire.
Guess what, he's still involved.
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: pancho on February 28, 2013, 03:29:51 PM
(http://i49.tinypic.com/2r56yw0.jpg)
Anyone who has ever ridden at Nepean owes this guy a big debt of gratitude.
He was there from day 1, blowing stumps out of the ground using sticks of explosives, and we thought we got up to some fun around the fire.
Guess what, he's still involved.

????
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: firko on February 28, 2013, 03:34:46 PM
Quote
?
??? ??? ??? Me too....I wouldn't have a clue.
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Curly3 on February 28, 2013, 06:00:58 PM
Bobby Campbell, I had NFI he rode Speedway in England, won an OZ Junior ( 350cc ) title in the mid 60's.
Him & Billy along with Reg Anderson spent a lot of time out there in the real early days.
He's still one of BWP's delegates on the NMSC and a good fella.
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Curly3 on March 11, 2013, 06:43:08 PM
Filled in, who turned the ffffing lights out. Egon on the outside & Bobby Shwartz on the inside, dunno who's eating the dirt.
(http://i48.tinypic.com/wvxt7b.jpg)
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Hoony on March 11, 2013, 07:22:43 PM
wow Egon got some drive
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: gdr on March 12, 2013, 07:16:23 AM
Top photo that  ;D
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: kwakatriple on March 19, 2013, 01:16:32 PM
Hi Doggy Digger, do you have any other photos of Terry Rooney speedway / dirt track sidecar39?
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Wayne Bennie on March 19, 2013, 03:21:55 PM
Fantastic memories Dodgy. Loved that TZ700/750 outfit of Dean Taylors. What a beast.
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: pancho on March 27, 2013, 09:45:57 PM
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About to have last sundays Nepean dirt removed!

 Note the new 'bling' engine pipe! Maybe that made a difference!
cheers pancho
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: pancho on March 27, 2013, 09:46:57 PM
 Nothing happened ??? ??? ???
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: pancho on March 27, 2013, 09:49:47 PM
(http://i1069.photobucket.com/albums/u473/walter883/afterrd1001_zps97373e6d.jpg)
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: pancho on March 27, 2013, 09:50:51 PM
(http://i1069.photobucket.com/albums/u473/walter883/afterrd1_zps9d7961d0.jpg)

There ya go! I dood it!
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Curly3 on March 27, 2013, 10:22:05 PM
Love your work Punchy. ;)
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: firko on March 28, 2013, 09:51:10 AM
Wally, Seeing the photo of your dear old Hagon makes me realise just how big a lump those Yamaha engines are, it certainly fills the engine room quite adequately ;D. I recall that when Chris Ellis replaced the XL350 engine in his Elstar with a TT Yamaha he had to do quite a lot of creative engine plate work just to wedge the motor in there. There was very little room between the rear of the engine and the swingarm pivot so he had to move the pivot rearward an inch or two and use the a shorter XL Honda swingarm to keep the wheelbase within reason. I wish I could find pics of it.
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: pancho on March 28, 2013, 05:09:40 PM
Well as you know Mark mine's in an Elstar frame and there is no spare room.
I suspect the frame may have been built for a 2/ motor-unit  because there doesn't appear to be enough room for a seperate gearbox.
 Plus the swinging arm pivot mount was so flimsy I used a third  engine plate to stop the thing flopping in the middle.

 I don't know much about the different frames and what they were made to suit.

cheers
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: pancho on March 28, 2013, 05:55:13 PM
I've been trying to track down a photo of this bike for a while , finally found it and as far as I know it's the only photo of it  in existence.
Story is, TD had clagged a motor in his Hagon Bully and we scouted around and found this motor in an old Short Circuit sidecar.
It's a semi unit 500 twin BSA, gearbox bolted to the crankcases, and it fitted in the Hagon quite easily, bloody thing was on methanol etc. etc. and went like a scalded cat.

(http://i854.photobucket.com/albums/ab106/JAP454/BSATwinslider.jpg)

The photo was taken when I was test riding it before a teams race event at Nepean
Foss
Reminds me of my comment on resticting sliders to "single cyl 2valve etc etc" . There WAS a bit of variation back in 'the day'
cheers
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: pancho on March 30, 2013, 06:20:12 PM
(http://i1069.photobucket.com/albums/u473/walter883/m3013004_zpsbcba1a3c.jpg)

 Who?

 Where?

When?

 cheers
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: pancho on March 30, 2013, 06:34:01 PM
who? Where? What? when?
(http://i1069.photobucket.com/albums/u473/walter883/m3013006_zps1caa3014.jpg)
Not exactly dirt track but grass anyhow
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Slider29 on March 30, 2013, 07:02:35 PM
1st photo,...him
                 there
                 then  :D
 Sorry mate, I couldn't help myself. Love your Yammy slider Pancho.
cheers  Mark
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: pancho on March 30, 2013, 07:37:01 PM
 Thanks Mark, The ol' Yamstar looks a bit wild but it's lotsa fun!
cheers
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Curly3 on April 01, 2013, 08:39:50 AM
32 is Jim ( Squeaky ) Whyman, don't know who the other 819 is but looks like Musswelbrook?
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: pancho on April 02, 2013, 02:50:48 PM
 Right on slides, Phil O'brien in front from memory.

 That Musswelbrook was something else! The fastest dirt track I ever saw, Hardley SHORT circuit!!

 The other pic was young pancho at an A.C.U sports day at Fairfield West '62or3, A well attended event with flag bending, hot plug race, long jump and more stuff like that.

 A good social event that doesn't seem to happen anymore.
cheers pancho.
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Curly3 on April 02, 2013, 05:27:42 PM
I know you won't mind Walter but I put that photo on facebook and it only took 30 min for Paul Caslick to say 819 is his dad Bob, of Speedway sidecar fame.
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: cemotobull on April 03, 2013, 08:37:07 PM
The Black Prince, Amaroo 1973, Pursang Astro.


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Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Purple Dave on April 06, 2013, 06:19:13 PM
We are lucky to have Slides on the Forum......... ;) ;D

(http://i396.photobucket.com/albums/pp45/triumph51/CCF06042013_00000_zpse9f75edd.jpg)
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Slider29 on April 06, 2013, 07:43:18 PM
OUCH!!!!
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: pancho on April 06, 2013, 08:04:01 PM
 I'll say!
 
 We're all glad you're still with us! (Fairly fit and still fairly sane)!
 cheers pancho.
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Curly3 on April 06, 2013, 08:55:47 PM
Thanks gents, I'm still reminded of it every morning but honestly, my sanity is debatable Panch.
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: firko on April 06, 2013, 09:57:31 PM
"good looking"  ::) Carlos looks like the bass player in Sherbet in that shot ;D
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Curly3 on April 15, 2013, 04:52:06 PM
Taree 67, Les Burdus 137 and Alan "Soapy" Taylor 6 on one of his beloved Velo's, what a great bloke he was. Photo courtesey of Les.
(http://i46.tinypic.com/29mnf5k.jpg)
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Curly3 on April 15, 2013, 04:57:33 PM
Taree 65ish, 32 Jim Whyman and 137 Les Burdus riding my fathers Hagon copy with 'The Thing" on board.
(http://i47.tinypic.com/n1yw3l.jpg)
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Slider29 on April 15, 2013, 08:27:05 PM
Great old pics Slides. The early '60's to the early '80's. Twenty Golden Years of Short Circuit.
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Slider29 on May 12, 2013, 06:54:05 PM
Howdy all,
Just thought I'd get CDTI back up the front where it belongs! :D
  regards   Mark
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: pancho on June 18, 2013, 09:26:40 AM
Bump! :P
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: pancho on June 18, 2013, 09:43:36 AM
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Natural terrain scramble near Longford circa '63 No 29 young pancho, borrowed B33 and gear.
(http://i1069.photobucket.com/albums/u473/walter883/44_zpsa36bcf19.jpg) (http://s1069.photobucket.com/user/walter883/media/44_zpsa36bcf19.jpg.html)
(http://i1069.photobucket.com/albums/u473/walter883/46_zps190e5d9a.jpg) (http://s1069.photobucket.com/user/walter883/media/46_zps190e5d9a.jpg.html)
(http://i1069.photobucket.com/albums/u473/walter883/47_zps06392e0b.jpg) (http://s1069.photobucket.com/user/walter883/media/47_zps06392e0b.jpg.html)
cheers
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: pancho on June 18, 2013, 10:00:37 AM
(http://i1069.photobucket.com/albums/u473/walter883/40_zps438fba65.jpg) (http://s1069.photobucket.com/user/walter883/media/40_zps438fba65.jpg.html)
 Same year Bill Dillow at Amaroo 350 Beeza. I think that was the day that the thing exploded half way down the very fast straight? (bent I mean) he said later "I thought I was Superman flying through the air".
(http://i1069.photobucket.com/albums/u473/walter883/34_zpsffe149fe.jpg) (http://s1069.photobucket.com/user/walter883/media/34_zpsffe149fe.jpg.html)
Ken Zapirain on his MSS on Amaroos' "straight"
(http://i1069.photobucket.com/albums/u473/walter883/Untitle15d-3_zps945a6dbc.jpg) (http://s1069.photobucket.com/user/walter883/media/Untitle15d-3_zps945a6dbc.jpg.html)
Coming into the tight left hander, blue flag ready in case someone "makes a blue" and drops the model!
(http://i1069.photobucket.com/albums/u473/walter883/33_zpse5a19a57.jpg) (http://s1069.photobucket.com/user/walter883/media/33_zpse5a19a57.jpg.html) Was No 30 Phil Young?
(http://i1069.photobucket.com/albums/u473/walter883/30_zps48f0ea1e.jpg) (http://s1069.photobucket.com/user/walter883/media/30_zps48f0ea1e.jpg.html)
HERB!
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: pancho on June 18, 2013, 10:11:43 AM
More Amaroo
(http://i1069.photobucket.com/albums/u473/walter883/Untitled32-1_zpsd099f5a0.jpg) (http://s1069.photobucket.com/user/walter883/media/Untitled32-1_zpsd099f5a0.jpg.html)
(http://i1069.photobucket.com/albums/u473/walter883/31_zpsf4946918.jpg) (http://s1069.photobucket.com/user/walter883/media/31_zpsf4946918.jpg.html) Mayhem at turn one!...every time!

 Find some more Amaroo later.
cheers.
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: pancho on June 18, 2013, 10:13:59 AM
(http://i1069.photobucket.com/albums/u473/walter883/16_zpsad138516.jpg) (http://s1069.photobucket.com/user/walter883/media/16_zpsad138516.jpg.html)
 Even the pic is showing its age!!
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: pancho on June 18, 2013, 10:34:20 AM
 Arcadia S.A.C. meeting, could be '59
(http://i1069.photobucket.com/albums/u473/walter883/14_zps0119d4e5.jpg) (http://s1069.photobucket.com/user/walter883/media/14_zps0119d4e5.jpg.html)
(http://i1069.photobucket.com/albums/u473/walter883/15_zpsde45143e.jpg) (http://s1069.photobucket.com/user/walter883/media/15_zpsde45143e.jpg.html)
Early years at Nepean Note the nobbly rear!
(http://i1069.photobucket.com/albums/u473/walter883/m3013008_zpsbcb286ac.jpg) (http://s1069.photobucket.com/user/walter883/media/m3013008_zpsbcb286ac.jpg.html)
Noel Gaddes Musswellbrook
(http://i1069.photobucket.com/albums/u473/walter883/dirttrack1-1_zpsf81c7380.jpg) (http://s1069.photobucket.com/user/walter883/media/dirttrack1-1_zpsf81c7380.jpg.html)
Musswellbrook again Jimmy Wyman (squeeker) chasing I think it was pat Fernance.(http://i1069.photobucket.com/albums/u473/walter883/m3013004_zpsbcba1a3c.jpg) (http://s1069.photobucket.com/user/walter883/media/m3013004_zpsbcba1a3c.jpg.html)
(http://i1069.photobucket.com/albums/u473/walter883/Fred1.jpg) (http://s1069.photobucket.com/user/walter883/media/Fred1.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: pancho on June 18, 2013, 11:32:13 AM
  Very early Amaroo, (http://i1069.photobucket.com/albums/u473/walter883/LICAPP015.jpg) (http://s1069.photobucket.com/user/walter883/media/LICAPP015.jpg.html)
Bit later Amaroo(http://i1069.photobucket.com/albums/u473/walter883/amaroo-1.jpg) (http://s1069.photobucket.com/user/walter883/media/amaroo-1.jpg.html)
arcadia(http://i1069.photobucket.com/albums/u473/walter883/50_zps76970904.jpg) (http://s1069.photobucket.com/user/walter883/media/50_zps76970904.jpg.html)
Tivoli a(http://i1069.photobucket.com/albums/u473/walter883/52_zps9dc3ba82.jpg) (http://s1069.photobucket.com/user/walter883/media/52_zps9dc3ba82.jpg.html)bout'65 No15 Matt Daley
Tvoli(http://i1069.photobucket.com/albums/u473/walter883/53_zps9f2932aa.jpg) (http://s1069.photobucket.com/user/walter883/media/53_zps9f2932aa.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: pancho on June 18, 2013, 04:36:26 PM
 Early Kembla
(http://i1069.photobucket.com/albums/u473/walter883/55_zpsea69ec01.jpg) (http://s1069.photobucket.com/user/walter883/media/55_zpsea69ec01.jpg.html)
Guess!(http://i1069.photobucket.com/albums/u473/walter883/61_zps44f5a758.jpg) (http://s1069.photobucket.com/user/walter883/media/61_zps44f5a758.jpg.html)
(http://i1069.photobucket.com/albums/u473/walter883/57_zpsc4ff2b23.jpg) (http://s1069.photobucket.com/user/walter883/media/57_zpsc4ff2b23.jpg.html)
 Morley Shirrifs(http://i1069.photobucket.com/albums/u473/walter883/56_zps3b9c2b36.jpg) (http://s1069.photobucket.com/user/walter883/media/56_zps3b9c2b36.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: pancho on June 18, 2013, 04:46:24 PM
Kembla international scramble.
(http://i1069.photobucket.com/albums/u473/walter883/58_zps93a4d25c.jpg) (http://s1069.photobucket.com/user/walter883/media/58_zps93a4d25c.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: SlideRulz on June 18, 2013, 05:01:40 PM
Great work Punchy, you're on fire.
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Purple Dave on June 18, 2013, 05:11:54 PM
Great stuff Pancho........in reply to your question.......Laurie Alderton......TRIUMPH RULES !!! ;D ;D ;D

(http://i396.photobucket.com/albums/pp45/triumph51/LaurieAlderton_zps787a31f3.jpg) (http://s396.photobucket.com/user/triumph51/media/LaurieAlderton_zps787a31f3.jpg.html)

AMERICAN SPANNER IN THE FOREGROUND......... ;)
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: 80-85 husky on June 18, 2013, 05:36:21 PM
 did you see the car park in that pic of Morley Shirrif??? Ej's Fc's Ek's an xk or xl falcon, combi, cortina and a karman ghia fr christs sake

my guess is 1963!
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Slider29 on June 18, 2013, 06:51:06 PM
That's it PUNCHO  ;) Now  we are on the move again.
regards  Mark
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: SlideRulz on June 18, 2013, 07:15:48 PM
He's a good man is our Wally, a true link to Short Circuit's early days and as of last Sunday he's still riding.
Did you score a Showground book Mark?
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Iain Cameron on June 18, 2013, 07:57:31 PM
did you see the car park in that pic of Morley Shirrif??? Ej's Fc's Ek's an xk or xl falcon, combi, cortina and a karman ghia fr christs sake

my guess is 1963!
couple of EJ's or EH's so my guess 64\ 65 . Iain
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Slider29 on June 18, 2013, 08:11:38 PM
Not yet Slides,
been away a bit and busy at work. I will get around to it soon as.
cheers  Mark
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: KB171 on June 18, 2013, 08:20:17 PM
Great pic Pancho,I think it goes this way mate, Morley should be happy with a shot like that, Cheeers KB.
(http://i1260.photobucket.com/albums/ii576/KAB171/zz6_zps35aac6c7.jpg) (http://s1260.photobucket.com/user/KAB171/media/zz6_zps35aac6c7.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: 80-85 husky on June 18, 2013, 08:36:46 PM
 your right! I didnt see the E Type H.
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: pancho on June 19, 2013, 10:00:30 AM
Great pic Pancho,I think it goes this way mate, Morley should be happy with a shot like that, Cheeers KB.
(http://i1260.photobucket.com/albums/ii576/KAB171/zz6_zps35aac6c7.jpg) (http://s1260.photobucket.com/user/KAB171/media/zz6_zps35aac6c7.jpg.html)
Yeah That's better!. Every body was in awe each time Morley Shirriffs came over the top there, NOBODY got that much air in those days,( not intentionally anyhow!.
 EH Holdens first appeared in '63. I worked at a Holden dealer. The date on the slide surround has faded.
Cheers pancho

  There is another box of slides left yet.
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: AL161 on June 19, 2013, 12:54:40 PM
Is that a HD under the umbrella?
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: firko on June 19, 2013, 03:30:10 PM
Quote
my guess is 1963!

couple of EJ's or EH's so my guess 64\ 65 .   
I reckon 64/65. I can see a few AP5 Valiants and they came out in 64. That does look like a '65 HD under the beach umbrella and there's another on behind the red VW which is behind the grey EH van. It looks like the twin headlights of a 63ish Studebaker Lark next to it. I can remember when Kahman Ghia's were fairly common on the road...a poor mans Porsche. They get Porsche prices today though ::).

 Morley's looking pretty damn stylish in the shot, I'm surprised he hasn't commented and given us a date yet.
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: 80-85 husky on June 19, 2013, 06:55:23 PM
A HD eh? I will have another look (eyes are stuffed) I thought I could only see EJ's!
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Matador107 on June 19, 2013, 08:45:47 PM
It's a HD alright,dark green white top, probally the X2 with the 4 speed Opel gearbox,floor shift and twin Strombergs,well before carbon foot prints were invented. The front guards were known as pedestrian slicers,from memory the worst selling Holden ever.

ARCADIA,brings back memories of our three way club days,Annandale/Leichhardt,Willoughby (the tea and bikkies club) and Eastern Suburbs. Somewhere out there are the remains of my front teeth after I ran up the back of one of my mates,my mum wasn't happy.

Why tea and bikkies,our club treasurer at ALMC was a refrig mech and we served kegs from an International panel van.All you had to do was buy a ticket for 20 cents to get a beer.

The Easts club understood but the others were a bit taken aback at first but we dragged them down to our level.
For a bbq plate there were the remains of an MG TC bonnet in the pits.

It was always interesting getting home as there was a box trailer race,and dead stop corners to overshoot. Now days,no no no.

Interesting legal action and dramas in recent years over the sale of the track as it's some form of trust and houses  are nearby.
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: firko on June 20, 2013, 12:55:27 PM
I've had a PM from a well known Mopar guy who reckons the blue/white top Valiant wagon immediately to the left of the beach umbrella is a VC which would put the photo as being taken in 1966. That could be right if you factor in that if that photo represents a 'snapshot' of the era one would have to assume that not too many people would own the very latest model, the average motorist would be driving a car at least a couple of years old or older. That Holden under the umbrella could well be an HR if indeed 1966 is the year as it doesn't seem to have those 'pedestrian slicer' mudguard extensions. The law of averages would guarantee around two brand new models amongst that cross section of cars so if that's the case I reckon it's 1966 going by the VC and HR. I love this forensic stuff ;D.
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: pancho on June 20, 2013, 01:37:05 PM
Hope(http://i1069.photobucket.com/albums/u473/walter883/70_zps4314bbc6.jpg) (http://s1069.photobucket.com/user/walter883/media/70_zps4314bbc6.jpg.html) this clear enough to read.

cheers
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Matador107 on June 20, 2013, 04:45:39 PM
I think it's a green HD and directly behind it is a cream HR. I tried a 400% view and it's still hard to tell,to me you can see the indicator in the HR grille and not so much in the HD. My HR was tricked up with a HT grille.
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: SlideRulz on June 20, 2013, 05:35:51 PM
Ahem, it's a thread about Dt images and not old cars.











Nah, just kidding, I don't give a shite and love the cars from that era as much as anyone.
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: 80-85 husky on June 20, 2013, 10:08:50 PM
Its a HR under the Umbrella and next to the grey EH panel van I reckon is a HK wagon!

thus we are looking at a 68 era picky.

As ol mate said, not everyone would have the latest model, thus a few vc's a few Hr's.. a ship load of Eh and Ej's etc and a brand new HK wagon....

Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: firko on June 20, 2013, 11:02:15 PM
Quote
Its a HR under the Umbrella and next to the grey EH panel van I reckon is a HK wagon!
I suspect you're correct about the HR under the brolly but reckon it's an HD or HR wagon next to EH van.
Quote
Ahem, it's a thread about Dt images and not old cars
Agreed but it's more about dating the photo than the cars themselves. To know for sure when the photo was taken, we need Morley to put a date on his Kembla MX appearance. Where are you when we need you mate? I tried to date it from Morley's ride but all I can recognise is Ceriani forks and what may be a nickel plated frame. It appears to be a single so it could possibly be a Matchless Metisse which would date the photo into the 64-66 era as I think Morley was on 2 stroke Yamahas in 1968 (HK Holden and DT1 era)...........fluck, I'm turning into a train spotter ::)
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: firko on June 21, 2013, 10:34:42 AM
The bike that Jim Airey broke (and held for years) the Sydney Showground lap record is owned by my mate Chris Ellis. The Jawa 2v is identifiable by the welded on boss off the cam drive where a Hilborn fuel injection pump was mounted. The bike was fitted with a hybrid McGee/Hilborn fuel injection system purely to break the record as it handled the 90% nitromethane load much better than a carby. Airey only used the injection a few times before he went back to carburetion and the pump drive blocked off with a plate. I've mentioned it before but Chris also owns the Jawa that Geoff Curtis was killed on at the Showground. Although the bikes look a bit like every other Jawa 2v speedway bike, this pair are historically rather important and have pride of place in his collection.
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: 80-85 husky on June 21, 2013, 11:14:37 AM
half the fun with old pics is trying to place and date them... i think yr right about the hk, most likely a Harry Roberts.... still a great pic....
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: pancho on June 21, 2013, 05:57:45 PM
 Harry Roberts??
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: 80-85 husky on June 24, 2013, 08:09:14 PM
Harry Roberts...HR holden... E Type H is an EH etc
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: pancho on June 25, 2013, 11:11:40 AM
 I was confused as a Holden mech where the blazes the name FX came from, according to the GM school that I went to, the first Holden model was designated 48 215 series, then the utes were I think 51 2104 series etc. In the trade these became known as 'series models'
 I first heard the expression FX was in Tasmania where my brothers mates were racing 'series models' Holdens.
 
pancho.
 

 Anyhow let's get back to 'pics'
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: firko on June 25, 2013, 02:24:56 PM
Quote
I was confused as a Holden mech where the blazes the name FX came from, according to the GM school that I went to, the first Holden model was designated 48 215 series, then the utes were I think 51 2104 series etc. In the trade these became known as 'series models'
 I first heard the expression FX was in Tasmania where my brothers mates were racing 'series models' Holdens
WARNING: Thread hijack.
I heard that the FX designation came from when they were designing the Holden in Detroit and later testing the pre production Holdens in  the Aussie outback and in the snow country in Canada the car was designated FX, short for "Factory Experimental'' on all of the paperwork and design drawings. The motoring press got wind of the new top secret "FX" from leaked test photos and factory paperwork so for want of a better designation, they went with 'Holden FX' that was written on all of the leaked paperwork. By the time the car was released as the 48-215, the FX name had stuck and the rest is history.
                                                                                     (http://i1112.photobucket.com/albums/k495/firko2/gm-bankrupt_4_zps4f1c3329.jpg) (http://s1112.photobucket.com/user/firko2/media/gm-bankrupt_4_zps4f1c3329.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Matador107 on June 25, 2013, 05:18:03 PM
I get freebie Classic Car Aust magazines( NRMA ) and read a letter from a bloke who claimed they got called FX because of different front crossmembers. This fellow claimed to be welding additional sections onto them in the Pagewood factory and there were 3 versions of the front end.Therefore FX, who knows if he's right not me.
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: pancho on June 25, 2013, 06:08:08 PM
 I suppose you COULD  say we are still on thread if someone can put up the shot  from the movie "Sunday to far away' with the early series Holden doing the high speed roll, I think in ther opening scene!
cheers.
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Matador107 on June 26, 2013, 10:57:07 AM
I'm going to get into trouble for this but it's called the Shearer's lament. From the movie,''Friday night too tired,Saturday night too drunk,Sunday too far away.
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: pancho on June 27, 2013, 03:24:58 PM
(http://i1069.photobucket.com/albums/u473/walter883/64_zpsa53a1b65.jpg) (http://s1069.photobucket.com/user/walter883/media/64_zpsa53a1b65.jpg.html)


 A fun day about '2006, a match race between an oldy and a newy!
 cheers
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: pancho on June 27, 2013, 04:27:21 PM
(http://i1069.photobucket.com/albums/u473/walter883/feb64_zps67e537fb.jpg) (http://s1069.photobucket.com/user/walter883/media/feb64_zps67e537fb.jpg.html)

 Who knows this bloke/ (Amaroo feb. '64
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: pancho on June 27, 2013, 04:43:51 PM
(http://i1069.photobucket.com/albums/u473/walter883/febc64_zps08ed9e8a.jpg) (http://s1069.photobucket.com/user/walter883/media/febc64_zps08ed9e8a.jpg.html)

 Eric Harrison & co very fast Triumph and team Feb 64
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: pancho on June 27, 2013, 04:51:12 PM
(http://i1069.photobucket.com/albums/u473/walter883/feba64_zpseddac111.jpg) (http://s1069.photobucket.com/user/walter883/media/feba64_zpseddac111.jpg.html)

(http://i1069.photobucket.com/albums/u473/walter883/febb64_zps7e8c63f4.jpg) (http://s1069.photobucket.com/user/walter883/media/febb64_zps7e8c63f4.jpg.html)

 Same day, same place,
cheers pancho

I wonder if Graeme still has that Cotton JAP?
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: SlideRulz on June 27, 2013, 05:42:37 PM
Thanks for getting us back on track Pancho.
Love the photo's.
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Slider29 on June 27, 2013, 07:29:35 PM
They are bloody great photos Pancho. Love the sidecar pic. I know the question
has been asked before ,......but why were the race no's all high back then?
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: pancho on June 28, 2013, 11:59:24 AM






They are bloody great photos Pancho. Love the sidecar pic. I know the question
has been asked before ,......but why were the race no's all high back then?

Because all of us who rode opens needed to pay for a dedicated number, believe it or not there WAS that many riders going to opens.

 The 'restricted'meetings (non opens) were generally 5 ways and sometimes 10 ways.

 Plus the one man one club rule was enforced.
 Cheers pancho.
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: pancho on June 29, 2013, 11:13:18 AM
(http://i1069.photobucket.com/albums/u473/walter883/feb64_zps67e537fb.jpg) (http://s1069.photobucket.com/user/walter883/media/feb64_zps67e537fb.jpg.html)

 Who knows this bloke/ (Amaroo feb. '64

 No takers?
 
Someone must recognise one of oz's ace tuner/personalities!

cheers.
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: pancho on June 29, 2013, 11:14:59 AM
 A clue-

 Like some of us, he's not as young as he was.
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: JAP 454 on June 29, 2013, 11:34:12 AM
His first name isn't George, is it, Wal ??
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: pancho on June 29, 2013, 11:42:08 AM
 No Foss!
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: pancho on June 29, 2013, 02:44:19 PM
 Col ? Hutchison about '72 cant remember where!

(http://i1069.photobucket.com/albums/u473/walter883/colh_zps60ff92d4.jpg) (http://s1069.photobucket.com/user/walter883/media/colh_zps60ff92d4.jpg.html)

(http://i1069.photobucket.com/albums/u473/walter883/spl_zpsd04e601c.jpg) (http://s1069.photobucket.com/user/walter883/media/spl_zpsd04e601c.jpg.html)   Bit dusty!
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: pancho on June 29, 2013, 03:13:48 PM
 Kieth jones on his GYT kit DT1, Still got it.
(http://i1069.photobucket.com/albums/u473/walter883/kj_zps8e7bed6d.jpg) (http://s1069.photobucket.com/user/walter883/media/kj_zps8e7bed6d.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: pancho on June 29, 2013, 03:24:13 PM
 Meanwhile in the pits

(http://i1069.photobucket.com/albums/u473/walter883/e7cdf401-ecd0-433c-9826-c659077a40f2_zpsb4563bd6.jpg) (http://s1069.photobucket.com/user/walter883/media/e7cdf401-ecd0-433c-9826-c659077a40f2_zpsb4563bd6.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: jimg1au on June 29, 2013, 03:28:13 PM
nsw c grade teams championships i was just 17
(http://i414.photobucket.com/albums/pp221/jimg1au/cgradeteams_zps935729a4.jpg) (http://s414.photobucket.com/user/jimg1au/media/cgradeteams_zps935729a4.jpg.html)

(http://i414.photobucket.com/albums/pp221/jimg1au/cgradeteams_zpsb66b2bdf.jpg) (http://s414.photobucket.com/user/jimg1au/media/cgradeteams_zpsb66b2bdf.jpg.html)

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Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: jimg1au on June 29, 2013, 03:32:37 PM
one of my favorite drawings the spear(slidies brother carl)
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Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: jimg1au on June 29, 2013, 03:37:00 PM
more shots of nepean
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Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: pancho on June 29, 2013, 03:55:36 PM
Great shots Jim!
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: firko on June 29, 2013, 04:16:45 PM
Quote
nsw c grade teams championships i was just 17
And 27 kg lighter ;D

Great photos Jim.....some of those faces in the St George members group shots look familiar, got any names to go with faces Jimmy?
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: JAP 454 on June 29, 2013, 05:13:04 PM
No Foss!
Bugger !!, wrong again. I thought the TriBsa was a bit of a clue
Foss
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: SlideRulz on June 29, 2013, 05:55:47 PM
Leo Pretty?

Great photo's from Slim Jim.
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Purple Dave on June 29, 2013, 09:00:01 PM
My SC 500 project can be seen next Saturday at the Vintage Dirt Bike Display at Penrith.........I found this shot in the pits at Nepean, before the start of the 1974 Club Teams Championship.......my '73 SC 500, fellow Central club member John Corben's 440 Maico, No 72 and Bob Smith's 250 Maico in the background........where's the 4th member of the team ?  ???

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Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Purple Dave on June 29, 2013, 09:04:25 PM
This shot at Old Bar in 1974....... 8)



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Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Slider29 on June 30, 2013, 08:09:09 AM
Top stuff fellas. Keep 'em coming. Some top pics there Jim.
We are heading for the ton Foss!
regards Mark
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: pancho on June 30, 2013, 12:21:18 PM
 Surprised no one picked the YOUNG fellow.
 pancho
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: pancho on June 30, 2013, 12:23:32 PM
My SC 500 project can be seen next Saturday at the Vintage Dirt Bike Display at Penrith.........I found this shot in the pits at Nepean, before the start of the 1974 Club Teams Championship.......my '73 SC 500, fellow Central club member John Corben's 440 Maico, No 72 and Bob Smith's 250 Maico in the background........where's the 4th member of the team ?  ???

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 Who was the fourth team member?
 
Was it Abigail??
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Slider29 on June 30, 2013, 02:34:40 PM
Abigail? ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: pancho on June 30, 2013, 04:36:45 PM
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 Who knows this bloke/ (Amaroo feb. '64

 No takers?
 
Someone must recognise one of oz's ace tuner/personalities!

cheers.





 Hey Foss, I'ts Phil Young!




 If I remember correctly the bike was powered by a Triumph 21.
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: pancho on June 30, 2013, 04:50:06 PM
 I would like to know is this fellow still around bikes or still around for that matter!
 His name is Leo Brunbauer.
 Here he is in the back of my old Morris Oxford side valve ute about '64. loading up for an open meeting at Kembla motorcross championship open. (A.K.A Wollongong Scramble track in the day.) He got third place in the 350cc class on that old Ariel behind Ron Kivovich on the Greaves
 
 Last I heard of Leo he disappeared over to NZUD. Clever mechanic.
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 cheers pancho.
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Purple Dave on July 02, 2013, 07:30:54 PM
I was looking through my late Father, Tom's memorabilia and found this Golden Wheels program. I'm pretty sure this was the last Open meeting I rode in.........It's funny, Nepean will be the first Open meeting in my COMEBACK.... :D
Check out No 441.......No 96......No 389..... 8)

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Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: SlideRulz on July 02, 2013, 09:14:31 PM
Faaaark, I have no memorry of that meeting, burn't too many brain cells since.
I would've been literally riding on Golden Wheels, my new KX250A5 and my first ever DT open meeting and on a chookie.
Think I entered under 44 but got knocked back, other numbers that stand out for me are 12=Yamaico, 69, 72=Ace Motorcycles, 218=Mrs 69, 871 and Juniors 54 & 536.
26 x Sidecars, how did we manage to get through that program?
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: SON on July 02, 2013, 09:24:08 PM
Many great names,
Many great memories
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: jimg1au on July 03, 2013, 11:26:46 AM
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here are the names from brett chippa 7
Back row: Dad(bill garvey acu official), Jim Driscoll, Alan Hill, Peter Daley, John Craft, Chippa, Ken Carter, Alan Garvey

 

Middle row: Alan Hickey? Paul Rigby, Brad Tudor, Roy Denison, Rob Kneller

 

Front row: Mick Gardner, Laurie Barnett, Warren Weldon, Jeff Owens, Danny Pratt, Stan Burgess
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: EBT on July 07, 2013, 11:38:02 AM
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Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Slider29 on July 07, 2013, 03:14:30 PM
Fantastic!
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Purple Dave on July 14, 2013, 09:40:12 PM
I joined my club, Central MCC in 1967, when it was predominantly a Short Circuit club..........by 1977, mainly due to having our own MX track Dargle, owned by Alan Smith, we were 90% an MX club......I was the only Central rider at Griffith... :(

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Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Stewart Allen on July 14, 2013, 09:54:05 PM
Hey Jim,
           Stan Burgess worked with me in my first job as a Fitter Machinist apprentice at Gem Engines in Revesby. Small world, I think he passed away ages ago.

Cheers
Stewart
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Grasy 6 on July 15, 2013, 08:04:26 PM
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Got this picture from Ol Bike magazine .Rodney Davies sent it in (Rodney's brother is the late Glenn Davies) & son of Ginge Davies all Griffith gent's
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: SlideRulz on July 15, 2013, 08:12:23 PM
Grifith Rulz.
Or else?
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Grasy 6 on July 15, 2013, 08:31:01 PM
Hi Steve,
 Griffith just keeps on going, I was reading this mag yesterday (it is a few years old) and read the article it would be interesting to see which club has been active for the entire period. Alot off clubs have folded  then restarted as sprint car,speedway,TT cars,stock cars, clubs then back to two wheels. GMSC Inc have had all the sports but predomaintly had bikes. Any way it is a great shot, the Box tree to the centre left is still there next to our current start gates . Think the Greenies would love us for that trees still grow with oil in their roots.
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: SlideRulz on July 15, 2013, 09:08:53 PM
Dave, I'm the unofficial founder of the Griffith do DT best party.
Not to forget the Swinger's scene as you described previously.
There's a few of our old DT's that would still have photo's from arouind that era but very few have maintained the rage like you guy's.
The big question for all DT's in OZ is OIL v WATER? 
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Grasy 6 on July 15, 2013, 09:35:24 PM
Let me know of any other club that can run at 25 races per hour . We  ran our interclub Riverina Golden Wheels 116 races under lights in five hours including a half hour dinner break . I think OIL just is OIL the best .
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: steve234 on July 15, 2013, 09:55:48 PM
Mmcc's first club day this year ran 157 races over about 6 hours. Surface remained consistent for the full length all day.

I believe the environmental harm issue with oil is rubbish! Mmcc have used it to suppress dust since 1969. The entire track catchment discharges at one location into the neighbors dam. Simply put, it just doesn't make it there. If the track was deco, the club would be excavating the dam every year.

obviously it needs to be handled correctly and if somewhere had the potential for affecting neighbors an oil & grit GPT would do the job.

the oil used is waste oil, the water used costs money and is a needed resource. MA should pay me to research the pros and cons
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: steve234 on July 15, 2013, 10:16:40 PM
Oh yeah, I'm talking loose oiled dirt!
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Slider29 on July 16, 2013, 07:40:14 PM
Yep, Griffith Rulz and Oil rulz. Fantastic track. I agree with Steve as well.  The only thing that buggers up Griffith now are the
bumpy bits on the infield. It was WAY better without them. I have some pics of the track taken in the early '70's ,....Saturday
before raceday and it is just pristine.
regards  Mark
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Grasy 6 on July 16, 2013, 09:27:52 PM
Mark,
We have to cater for both disciplines(hence the lumps in the middle) DT & MX our club works well this way DT do the sign on & marshalling for MX & reverse for DT. The track is still sweet,  got a fresh oil on Friday, ripped surface & grade.
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: SlideRulz on July 16, 2013, 09:48:50 PM
When are you off to the Goddam MoFo US of A Dave?
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Grasy 6 on July 16, 2013, 10:05:34 PM
We Leave Sunday 4th Aug ,arrive in Dallas then go to Bill & Nancy's in Texas to build the motor in the 350 (Pete rode last year ) then meet up with Pete & Col for the Kansas series. Then we swap vechiles (I get his motor home for 4 weeks) n Pete has to get on home to start trucken again to pay for next years trip.
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Slider29 on July 17, 2013, 06:18:36 AM
Sorry Grasy, it was tongue in cheek. You need bums on seats and combining both D/T and MX achieves that.
regards  Mark
ps .  still reckon it looked better ;)
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: jimg1au on July 24, 2013, 12:00:23 AM
my mum and dad moved with us. and culled a lot of stuff including about 500 slides this is all my dad saved of early bike days
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me on my astro hagon

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check the rear tyre used at nepean when it was oiled

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my first bike after the tiger cub dt1

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Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: matcho mick on July 24, 2013, 08:53:43 PM
geezas jimbo you got that jap cranked over  ;D,anyone recognise the young guy with the  yellow flag  ;),(garvey family,& associates stum), ;D, :P
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: jimg1au on July 24, 2013, 09:27:20 PM
proper english grass track alan got a dry lake bed mowed and we had some fun it was a wet day fell off a lot.most fun part of the day was driving chris tyfords gp miget it was fast and twichy went sidways if you were not cearfull, even in a streight line
i think i was about 15 then almosy a much fun as riding at griffith in the rain at a club day on alans compy matcho with a ts 250 front end in it.
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: SlideRulz on July 24, 2013, 09:31:54 PM
(http://i39.tinypic.com/2ds3cit.jpg)
Not much has changed has it Jim?
Mamee how I luv ya how I luv ya my dear old mamee.
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: jimg1au on July 24, 2013, 09:55:05 PM
is it me ot the oil tracks
ha ha steve
no one gessed the flag waver yet
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: matcho mick on July 24, 2013, 11:14:47 PM
what about foss charging on the (not a fugging triumph) twin ;D,tres cool  8) 8) 8), :P
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: JAP 454 on July 25, 2013, 05:26:47 AM
Steve, ask him to take the hat off  ;), twin thing is an semi unit A7 ex sidecar motor , Mick went like stink, Jim.s on me JAP at Burra Lake Grasstrack, we wouldn't have run black meetings now, would we ?  ;)
Foss
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: pancho on July 25, 2013, 09:15:42 AM
(http://i39.tinypic.com/2ds3cit.jpg)
Not much has changed has it Jim?
Mamee how I luv ya how I luv ya my dear old mamee.
Cool shot of a cool dude wearing the grin of a dirt track rider !
cheers pancho.
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: firko on July 25, 2013, 10:25:24 AM
How are you going to fit coaching the Wallabies in with your racing commitments Jim?
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Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: SlideRulz on July 26, 2013, 05:01:19 PM
Jim has asked me to remove it but I reckon it is a Classic Dirty Face Image.
Ewan Garvey, I like it.
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Grasy 6 on July 26, 2013, 09:18:32 PM
Up a bit is Len Norris from Wyalong in CIG leathers No 2
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: JAP 454 on July 26, 2013, 09:46:15 PM
A few posts ago, Matchy Mick asked if anyone could identify a flaggie at Nepean, this is the lad he means, the one in the check shirt over the shoulder of the leading rider, some of yas would hafta recognise him !!

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Foss
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Branchy on July 26, 2013, 09:48:34 PM
SG #23 i think back then he might have started out with #56 then progressed onto chris dixons number then went onto the single digit plates, and still riding at the front off the pack had a big showing at the troy baliss classic
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: JAP 454 on July 26, 2013, 09:56:48 PM
Got it in one , Branchy !!!
Foss
He did run #55 at one time, Branchy, there's a pic of him on this thread at Griffith with #55 but changed to #551 with inso tape or something
Foss
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: SON on July 26, 2013, 10:05:18 PM
You will see plenty of SG racing again
Especially on Dirttrack.
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: JAP 454 on July 26, 2013, 10:07:57 PM
Good stuff, SON, be great to see !
Foss
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: jimg1au on July 27, 2013, 06:23:12 AM
in this shot steve is not old enough to ride at nepean
 brett chiperfield is leading on his new cr250 which he still has today and still races it dirt track.
brett and steve are still good mates.both were as equal riders of dirt track.
the guy brett is riding around is an a grader
the shot is in 1973
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: pancho on July 27, 2013, 10:23:36 AM
 Steve?
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: JAP 454 on July 27, 2013, 01:49:05 PM
Steve?

Gall, Pancho !
Foss
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: firko on July 27, 2013, 02:42:41 PM
Quote
You will see plenty of SG racing again
Especially on Dirttrack 
Including the odd guest spot on my Shell OW72 750 Yamaha.
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: pancho on July 27, 2013, 04:10:13 PM
  Of Course!
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Purple Dave on August 13, 2013, 07:17:57 PM
If it's 1973, it must be a St George Club day.........where are the spectators ?  ;D
I remember those SPOTTED helmets at Griffith..... ;D
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: SlideRulz on August 13, 2013, 07:43:09 PM
Photo caption.
" Nah, that's not how I'm gunna do it."
Seeing SG as a flaggy makes me think, should every licensed rider have complete one days service as a flaggy per one or five years?
Might help solve the lack of willing flaggy's at events.
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: hagon_84 on August 25, 2013, 10:36:35 PM
I was looking through my late Father, Tom's memorabilia and found this Golden Wheels program. I'm pretty sure this was the last Open meeting I rode in.........It's funny, Nepean will be the first Open meeting in my COMEBACK.... :D
Check out No 441.......No 96......No 389..... 8)

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220 Ross Fleming local lad here in yamba maclean area how was his riding back in those days anyone remember racing against hi?
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Freakshow on September 02, 2013, 12:52:10 PM
loose oil is fine...... sweepers, rollers and NSW motard tar oil isnt
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Post by: pancho on October 13, 2013, 01:39:14 PM
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 Just practising how to put pics up! I can't seem to post one off photobucket onto faceache. I'm trying to put pics onto Oran Park page from photobucket.
  Help?
 cheers pancho.
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Purple Dave on October 13, 2013, 02:35:14 PM
This should help Wal........ :)

https://www.google.com.au/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=5&cad=rja&ved=0CFUQFjAE&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.ehow.com%2Fhow_8402886_put-photobucket-image-facebook.html&ei=DhRaUvjcGYjliAfi4IGYCA&usg=AFQjCNGdyPXAnskHXs0Lo01eJ57Xw3K1qA&sig2=NjiaghdM1Y8as-FIhTXghQ&bvm=bv.53899372,d.aGc
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Post by: pancho on October 14, 2013, 01:08:31 PM
Thanks Alvin!
 See ya in the pits 26th.
cheers
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Post by: Purple Dave on October 14, 2013, 07:23:17 PM
Good stuff Wal...........the SC 500 will be SMOKIN' this time...... 8)
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Post by: shelpi on October 15, 2013, 02:15:14 PM
luv wondering threw it all  ;) great stuff
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Post by: Slider29 on March 06, 2014, 06:59:53 PM
Whoops!!! now how did this get back onto the front page?? ;)
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Post by: pancho on March 08, 2014, 04:00:29 PM
I was looking through my late Father, Tom's memorabilia and found this Golden Wheels program. I'm pretty sure this was the last Open meeting I rode in.........It's funny, Nepean will be the first Open meeting in my COMEBACK.... :D
Check out No 441.......No 96......No 389..... 8)

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220 Ross Fleming local lad here in yamba maclean area how was his riding back in those days anyone remember racing against hi?
Just looking at names on here amazing, blokes I know now not then, and blokes I new then! like Makin
 in the outfits, I was with that maniac in the nashos and also at Fair deal car sales. Is he still with us? hello Noel!
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Post by: SlideRulz on June 24, 2014, 05:27:10 PM
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Post by: SlideRulz on June 24, 2014, 05:28:41 PM
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Post by: Slider29 on June 29, 2014, 07:58:49 PM
Nice old pics there Slides. Who, where and when? Good to see some action on here. We are slowly
creeping towards page 100. C'mon Foss, I know you have some pics ;)
regards  Mark
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: SlideRulz on June 30, 2014, 04:49:32 PM
The first pic is at Londonderry near Penrith in 68.
2 is Billy McDonald on my fathers Elstar 350 BSA and 70 is Trvor Hunter on a Hagon Grasstracker 500 JAP.
The second pic is at Nepean in 70.
2 is brother Carl on the same Elstar BSA and 41 is BWP clubman Barry Ellams on a 250 Pursang.
The same Elstar I'm currently restoring.
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: yamaico on July 13, 2014, 10:26:28 AM
The first pic is at Londonderry near Penrith in 68.
2 is Billy McDonald on my fathers Elstar 350 BSA and 70 is Trvor Hunter on a Hagon Grasstracker 500 JAP.
The second pic is at Nepean in 70.
2 is brother Carl on the same Elstar BSA and 41 is BWP clubman Barry Ellams on a 250 Pursang.
The same Elstar I'm currently restoring.

Hey Steve, are you sure that's Londonderry? I could be wrong but I don't remember there being any open areas around the edge of the track like that. The only left hand sweeper like that one was, again from memory, onto the main straight. Could it be Arcadia perhaps? Great photos. I'll have to make a point of going to see KF and post some of his up.
Pete.
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Post by: BigBanana on July 15, 2014, 07:57:23 PM
Tivoli, Mid 70's sometime.

Must be 1976 or later, because the new ACUQ headquarters building is in the background of some of the others from this meeting, and that was opened in 1976?

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Post by: SlideRulz on July 15, 2014, 09:45:05 PM
Great photo BigB, at a guess I think no26 on the inside is Billy MacDonald?
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Post by: Slider29 on July 17, 2014, 05:29:28 PM
Ripper photo that. Bike wise,.. the old  vs the new. On the outside a mk1 hagon JAP 500
On the inside a Godden Weslake 500 with what might be a 22'' rear wheel ?
Great stuff.     regards  Mark
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: SlideRulz on July 17, 2014, 07:21:00 PM
Sorry for the delay in a reply Yamaico Pete and hope all's well?.
No I'm not sure it's Londonderry and I'm happy to be proved wrong.
I think you need to make a visit to Fraz a priority, he's always been my fave of all non BWP riders and I'd almost kill to see some of his memorabilia.
Billy on a Wessy, first time I've seen that.
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: yamaico on July 17, 2014, 09:32:48 PM
Sorry for the delay in a reply Yamaico Pete and hope all's well?.
No I'm not sure it's Londonderry and I'm happy to be proved wrong.
I think you need to make a visit to Fraz a priority, he's always been my fave of all non BWP riders and I'd almost kill to see some of his memorabilia.
Billy on a Wessy, first time I've seen that.
All good Steve.
Maybe Foss or Pancho could shed some light on which track it was. I only rode Arcadia once and that was 1972, so it's a bit foggy.
I'm working O/S at the moment but I will make a point of going to see Kevin as soon as I get home.
I reckon that might be the MSM that Billy is on coming on to the straight at Tivoli.
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: BigBanana on July 18, 2014, 10:08:56 AM
Ripper photo that. Bike wise,.. the old  vs the new. On the outside a mk1 hagon JAP 500
On the inside a Godden Weslake 500 with what might be a 22'' rear wheel ?
Great stuff.     regards  Mark

Hope this clarifies things a little - it's a blow up from another scan, with a slightly more side on aspect.

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Post by: Slider29 on July 18, 2014, 06:52:54 PM
Thanks for that BigB. It is a Godden longtracker with a 22'' rear wheel. MK3 Weslake I think.
Another great photo. Who is rider  563?  I reckon it might be late '70's.
regards  Mark
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Post by: Hoony on July 18, 2014, 08:26:36 PM
how can you tell if its a Mark 3 ? is there something that gives it away ?
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Post by: Slider29 on July 18, 2014, 09:43:04 PM
Yeah Hoony, there are a couple of things that I can see.
The overhead oil feed is on the left side of the  motor.
The ignition cover plate is alloy and hopefully has a W stamped into it.
The earlier ones had a plain chrome cover plate.
An all alloy finish. The earlier ones came with a black barrel. Some came  with a black rocker cover
The year?  seems about right.
And I've got one ;) And I hope I'm in the ball park
regards  Mark
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: BigBanana on July 19, 2014, 11:53:38 PM
Who is rider  563?  I reckon it might be late '70's.
regards  Mark

Not sure who 563 is, sorry.

This one is from 1979 as far as I can tell.  If you'd had the money in 79, what would you have bought?

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Post by: BigBanana on July 19, 2014, 11:55:45 PM
1979 also I think.

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Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: SlideRulz on July 20, 2014, 03:14:45 PM
Matt Daley on the 75 but who's on 74?
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Post by: BigBanana on July 20, 2014, 06:33:39 PM
Says Tom Gibson on 74's rear wheel?
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Post by: SlideRulz on July 20, 2014, 06:42:22 PM
So it does, he loved his Kwaka's didn't he.
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: BigBanana on July 20, 2014, 06:48:21 PM
You can't tell from that photo of Brisk Sales, but the bikes along the windows (behind the speedway bikes) are all Flat Trackers, and the second from the left (third from door) is a Big Bore Hagon Maico
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: rpm275 on July 24, 2014, 08:51:46 AM
Hi all
#563 is my brother chris murphy. chris and myself raced dirt track in qld in the 80s and 90s. the bike he is on is a hagon speedway springer with an 84s jap motor. I was working with bill McDonald at the time the photo was taken. it is a sieger frame. these frames were made by a gentleman that had worked building elstar frames. If you look closely at the eccentric chain adjusters on the swing arm and also the bottoms of the front forks where the axle goes through you will see the resemblance to an elstar frame. I will try to post some pics soon from the qld scene from that era. On another note yes that is tom Gibson sitting on the Kawasaki slider..... surely one of the most spectacular riders ever on a 125/250 two stroke slider, also very good on a 500 [ and trials, mx and road racing.]
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: rpm275 on July 24, 2014, 11:57:36 AM
sorry we actually raced mainly in the 70s and 80s and a little in the 90s......... my memory is not what it used to be.
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Post by: pinned on July 24, 2014, 02:34:29 PM
That #563 sure knows how to ride  ;)
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: BigBanana on July 24, 2014, 06:08:08 PM
Hi all
#563 is my brother chris murphy. chris and myself raced dirt track in qld in the 80s and 90s. the bike he is on is a hagon speedway springer with an 84s jap motor. I was working with bill McDonald at the time the photo was taken. it is a sieger frame. these frames were made by a gentleman that had worked building elstar frames. If you look closely at the eccentric chain adjusters on the swing arm and also the bottoms of the front forks where the axle goes through you will see the resemblance to an elstar frame. I will try to post some pics soon from the qld scene from that era. On another note yes that is tom Gibson sitting on the Kawasaki slider..... surely one of the most spectacular riders ever on a 125/250 two stroke slider, also very good on a 500 [ and trials, mx and road racing.]

Got a fair few more of your brother, Bill McDonald, Tom Gibson and A93 dicing a lot at that meeting - if I get a chance I'll post them.
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: SON on July 24, 2014, 08:34:56 PM
You can't tell from that photo of Brisk Sales, but the bikes along the windows (behind the speedway bikes) are all Flat Trackers, and the second from the left (third from door) is a Big Bore Hagon Maico
Flattrackers or Longtrackers / Sliders ?
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: rpm275 on July 25, 2014, 08:51:11 AM
Barry
I am sure everyone would love to see any more shots you have from that era. Your last pics were great. It is good to get some qld content onto the sight. These old photos trigger some great memories for anyone involved in the sport back then.
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Post by: Slider29 on July 25, 2014, 12:20:21 PM
More photos!!?? YES PLEASE. As rpm said, great photos and  from QLD.
Nice to learn a bit about the Sieger frame as well. With my dodgy eye sight
I thought it was a Hagon.
regards  Mark
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Rosco86 on July 25, 2014, 12:40:46 PM
First Flat tracker I saw compete in Oz was a yellow/green 650 Yamaha ridden by Trevor Fllod at the Bendigo Showgrounds (74 I think) that Brian Clark used to promote. Went like stink down the straights but Trevor, who wasn't really a short circuit/speedway guy unlike brother Gary, couldn't get it going round the corners. Sliders were well out in front. Next year or two Chris Kelly got his astro flying.
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: SlideRulz on July 26, 2014, 04:46:35 PM
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Nepean teams meeting 1971, brother Carlos and Captain Bill.
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Post by: SlideRulz on July 27, 2014, 10:58:45 AM
A couple from Seymour 73.
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Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: BigBanana on July 27, 2014, 11:46:29 AM
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Post by: pancho on July 27, 2014, 12:06:45 PM
 Great ! Got any more? ;D
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Post by: SlideRulz on July 27, 2014, 12:24:54 PM
A9 Steve Regelling?
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Post by: BigBanana on July 27, 2014, 02:47:36 PM

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Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: BigBanana on July 27, 2014, 02:48:10 PM

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Post by: Slider29 on July 27, 2014, 07:03:53 PM
Some great photos there. Slides,... the ones at Seymour bring back some memories.
Love the one with A93 . Nice.
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Post by: SlideRulz on July 27, 2014, 08:42:00 PM
Who is A93, Kerry Gray?
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Post by: BigBanana on July 28, 2014, 01:14:37 AM

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Post by: BigBanana on July 28, 2014, 01:16:36 AM
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Post by: BigBanana on July 28, 2014, 01:28:08 AM

Oops, sorry, Photobucket problems - I'll sort it out in the morning....
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Post by: SON on July 28, 2014, 05:35:13 AM
A couple from Seymour 73.
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297 King Dirt Keith Davies
I spent most of yesterday with him
He is still doing his thing running a Hunter Club Dirttrack Day at Barleigh Ranch
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Post by: rpm275 on July 28, 2014, 08:19:32 AM
A93 was Robbie Ashton another QLDER. Sadly he died a couple of years ago. He was a very stylish and fast rider with speedway experience. Always on well presented fast bikes. I cant remember Kerry Grays race number... I will try to find out. I believe Kerry Gray was the last rider to win an ozzie title on a two valve motor. [84S JAP IN A HAGON SAND TRACKER]
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Post by: Slider29 on July 28, 2014, 05:23:02 PM
Well done Slides. Page 100 and your the first one on it.
That is sad about rider A93 (Robbie Ashton). He looked all class.
regards  Mark
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Post by: BigBanana on July 28, 2014, 05:36:33 PM
Photobucket fixed now, sorry for the problem.
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Post by: Butcher on July 28, 2014, 10:04:47 PM
I believe I have that Keith Davies godden frame in my shed
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Post by: SON on July 28, 2014, 10:16:16 PM
I'm Gunna phone your wife
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: SlideRulz on July 28, 2014, 10:18:24 PM
I don't doubt you Butcher but there was a bit of talk recently that several people inc KD were involved in its restoration, unless it's his Godden Weslake that I'm thinking of?
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Slider29 on July 29, 2014, 04:06:30 PM
Some ripper photos there! Steve, the frame that you are thinking of is K. D's 1975 Godden/Weslake.
The one in the photo is a Godden /JAP. I think??? he got it from the Poms when they came out here.
Foss or SON should know.
cheers  Mark
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: SlideRulz on July 29, 2014, 06:13:37 PM
Thanks for clearing that up Mark, any chance it's for sale Butcher?
Can we get some names BigB.
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Butcher on July 29, 2014, 06:40:29 PM
The frame I have is a godden side port, it had a jap motor in it when it was dismantled. Not by me. I  was going to put a Honda engine in it  but Robbie Dall told me he would tread on my head if I modified it. The forks were straightened by Len Norris in about 1987 it is still as it was then
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: jimg1au on July 29, 2014, 06:56:30 PM
i have put a tt500 in a c/p long track frame witout modifing a thing and a side port xl350 is smaller and the bike would be pre75 leagle with a side port engine.
jim
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: SON on July 29, 2014, 07:52:17 PM
The frame I have is a godden side port, it had a jap motor in it when it was dismantled. Not by me. I  was going to put a Honda engine in it  but Robbie Dall told me he would tread on my head if I modified it. The forks were straightened by Len Norris in about 1987 it is still as it was then
Butcher you do have the KD Godden that started with the Weslake
Keith should ring you in the next few days or we will be at Barleigh Ranch on Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
I have a Hagon or a Godden that I would give you for the XL if you give that frame back to Keith
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: JAP 454 on July 29, 2014, 08:29:02 PM
Some ripper photos there! Steve, the frame that you are thinking of is K. D's 1975 Godden/Weslake.
The one in the photo is a Godden /JAP. I think??? he got it from the Poms when they came out here.
Foss or SON should know.
cheers  Mark

Yeah, Mark, it's a JAP alright, that KD's on in that pic, it is the earlier Godden frame with the straight, Pre 1974 style A frame, the later, 1975 on,  Goddens had the droopy A frame, as you know. The  Godden Jawa that Arne  Henricksen offered me a ride on was the earlier style.
Foss
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Post by: TTezza on July 29, 2014, 10:25:23 PM
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Bluey Valentine, Workington Comets
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Post by: TTezza on July 29, 2014, 10:30:59 PM
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Salty Creek, actually later than 1956
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Post by: TTezza on July 29, 2014, 10:35:28 PM
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Grahame Magnall, Jerildere Park
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Post by: SlideRulz on July 29, 2014, 10:47:34 PM
Great photo from Salty Creek Tezza with some well known names from the real early days of Short Circuit. Vince Tierney worked for my father for many years.
Thanks.
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Post by: TTezza on July 29, 2014, 10:52:06 PM
Hoping they might be appreciated, have more oldies, both speedway and dirt track, will put them up over time now I have worked out how to post the photos.
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Post by: TTezza on July 29, 2014, 10:58:13 PM
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Godden/Weslake at Maitland Motorfest 2013
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Post by: Purple Dave on July 30, 2014, 09:30:27 AM
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Godden/Weslake at Maitland Motorfest 2013

Chris Watson ?..................I'll have what he's having !!! ;D 8)
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Post by: rpm275 on July 30, 2014, 09:34:35 AM
done a little more research. Kerry gray raced under two numbers that I know of. 323 was used when he was sponsored by brian scheisser on his jap.[ this was brians old race number.] his other race number was 34. number A9 in bigb's pics was steve regeling. my brother chris [563 in some of the pics] believes the photos were taken in 1977. it was at the big track at Tivoli. #31 is tony rose on his tz250 road race engine slider.
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Post by: JAP 454 on July 30, 2014, 09:36:53 AM
Yep, same here Alvin !! But Wessie motor ?? Lovely lot of shots, TTezza.
Foss
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Post by: pancho on July 30, 2014, 10:19:04 AM
 A bit of a surge in new shots coming up on this thread! Great! Really liked seeing the old names in the Salty creek line up.

 Jack davies was the first OZ title holder that I saw ride, most i,pressed! It was at at the old Vineyards track was probably the first day I had a ride, would have been '58 or '59.prior to that I rode at Moorebank which was the only place licenced under the 'Speedway Act' I'm pretty sure Jack Davies had his Jap mounted in a rigid 3T frame.
cheers pancho.
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: SlideRulz on July 30, 2014, 11:29:14 AM
Thanks for the update RPM, yeah Foss it's a Godden/Godden, they look very similar from the drive side.
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Post by: BigBanana on July 30, 2014, 12:44:17 PM

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Post by: BigBanana on July 30, 2014, 01:12:19 PM

Ole Olsen at the Ekka during practice day prior to a Test, late 70's?

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Post by: Slider29 on July 30, 2014, 04:55:08 PM
Yeah, bike number 30 is beautiful. Even from the ''wrong'' side ;)
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: TTezza on July 30, 2014, 07:15:51 PM
(http://s26.postimg.org/q4pcud1xl/image.jpg)

Oops, my bad, is a Godden/Godden, sorry. Other side of bike
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: TTezza on July 30, 2014, 07:18:29 PM
(http://s26.postimg.org/t567awd8p/image.jpg)

Here is a Weslake
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: TTezza on July 30, 2014, 07:22:59 PM
(http://s26.postimg.org/vy408o2yx/image.jpg)

Old mate sent me a few Heddon Greta shots
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: TTezza on July 30, 2014, 07:27:15 PM
(http://s26.postimg.org/iv8dpecqx/image.jpg)

Heddon Greta
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: TTezza on July 30, 2014, 07:34:41 PM
(http://s26.postimg.org/jd3j592bt/image.jpg)

Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: mick25 on July 30, 2014, 07:43:29 PM
(http://s26.postimg.org/q4pcud1xl/image.jpg)

Oops, my bad, is a Godden/Godden, sorry. Other side of bike
looks like maitland nsw in back ground ?
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: mick25 on July 30, 2014, 07:49:42 PM
(http://s26.postimg.org/iv8dpecqx/image.jpg)

Heddon Greta
I didn't realise the heddon greta track was that big ,I live 15mins from heddon greta
Looks to be a few spectators aswell. I have done some work for chris watsons late father a couple years back ,a room in the house has a lot of large dirt track photos from the pass a few trophys and ribbons aswell.
 I would say chris and family would have some old pics from around the country , heddon greta would of been chris and father georges home track ;)
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: SlideRulz on July 30, 2014, 07:54:35 PM
Great photo's Tezza, I think 32 is Jim ( Squeeky ) Whyman and 85 is Warren Willis, RIP both.
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: TTezza on July 30, 2014, 08:04:58 PM
(http://s26.postimg.org/5h4hkukuh/image.jpg)

Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: TTezza on July 30, 2014, 08:11:44 PM
(http://s26.postimg.org/s73mdu421/image.jpg)

Racing bike trailers?
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: matcho mick on July 30, 2014, 08:16:39 PM
#311 looks like a 54 AJs  :P
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: TTezza on July 30, 2014, 08:17:35 PM
(http://s26.postimg.org/w7arq2uix/image.jpg)

'65 ESO, one of the projects that turned out right
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: SlideRulz on July 30, 2014, 08:41:37 PM
That ESO is "Slider Porn", there's another good topic on here Tezza.
My only memory of Heddon Greta is of us copping a broken windscreen on the way into the track and the long drive home to Syd, I was maybe 6 or 7.
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: JAP 454 on July 30, 2014, 09:23:08 PM
I really like the style of the blue framed # 72 JAP Short circuit bike, Tezza,  tele forks, Triumph gearbox, can't see if it has a rear brake, a top bit of Aussie home brewing !!. Is there any history of this bike Tezza ? Fantastic old pics , too !!
Foss
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: TTezza on July 30, 2014, 09:48:10 PM
Hi Foss, glad you like the pics, several of the bikes at Maitland Motorfest were owned by the one family, father and sons are all very into their bikes. Don't know the history. The Motorfest is on again 23rd & 24th August at Maitland showground, the bikes will be there again. We were trying to arrange demo laps around the showground track, but the pony fanciers stopped us after the demo laps we done at the Ag show, too loud for the horses.
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: TTezza on July 30, 2014, 09:58:33 PM
(http://s26.postimg.org/6wannbbbd/image.jpg)

Copper paint and plate
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: TTezza on July 30, 2014, 10:01:14 PM
(http://s26.postimg.org/hlocfkn49/image.jpg)

Oliver Hart bike,restored
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: TTezza on July 30, 2014, 10:04:33 PM
(http://s26.postimg.org/mt9fk13pl/image.jpg)
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: TTezza on July 30, 2014, 10:08:54 PM
(http://s26.postimg.org/6alor7g95/image.jpg)

Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: TTezza on July 30, 2014, 10:14:40 PM
(http://s26.postimg.org/978prhm2x/image.jpg)

Godden frame, twin plug head, 2 valve
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: SlideRulz on July 30, 2014, 10:19:03 PM
That twin plug 2 Valver is gorgeous.
I've got a Squished, twin plug 2 Valve Jawa engine, well I hope Carl's still got it.
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: TTezza on July 30, 2014, 10:23:27 PM
(http://s26.postimg.org/aoyrgsg7d/image.jpg)
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: TTezza on July 30, 2014, 10:25:17 PM
Hi sliderulz, I sold it to a Ross in Newy?
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: TTezza on July 30, 2014, 10:26:22 PM
Shoulda kept it I think
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: TTezza on July 30, 2014, 10:29:37 PM
(http://s26.postimg.org/m2larzqq1/image.jpg)

Wessy, supposed to be billy sanders motor??
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: TTezza on July 30, 2014, 10:33:49 PM
(http://s26.postimg.org/4qky6jx8p/image.jpg)

PC
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: rpm275 on July 31, 2014, 09:15:35 AM
My first photo with a little help from a friend. This is a great shot of Bill Mcdonald taken at Tivoli. Big roostertail, all crossed up and an inch of air under the front tyre. I gave a copy of this to Bill a number of years ago, he had never seen it before. His comment was "I obviously saw the camera"



(http://i.imgur.com/0oqg12m.jpg) (http://imgur.com/0oqg12m)
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: rpm275 on July 31, 2014, 09:39:16 AM
Taken at taree. Not sure of the rider.



(http://i.imgur.com/ALd4hbh.jpg) (http://imgur.com/ALd4hbh)
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: rpm275 on July 31, 2014, 09:42:37 AM
My godden. At the time I tried a modified KX80 front end with disc brake.




(http://i.imgur.com/st1M2HQ.jpg) (http://imgur.com/st1M2HQ)
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: rpm275 on July 31, 2014, 10:01:57 AM
Chris Watsons arsenal.


(http://i.imgur.com/A9lI4hT.jpg) (http://imgur.com/A9lI4hT)
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: rpm275 on July 31, 2014, 10:07:11 AM
My godden weslake.



(http://i.imgur.com/caTuQl9.jpg) (http://imgur.com/caTuQl9)
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: rpm275 on July 31, 2014, 10:09:07 AM
My brother Chris showing some style on a right hander.

(http://i.imgur.com/CdyOxyv.jpg) (http://imgur.com/CdyOxyv)
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: rpm275 on July 31, 2014, 10:11:25 AM
My elstar 84s jap.

(http://i.imgur.com/68eeSEc.jpg) (http://imgur.com/68eeSEc)
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: rpm275 on July 31, 2014, 10:12:58 AM
Chris and Kevin Beasley at tivoli

(http://i.imgur.com/kZlywOR.jpg?1) (http://imgur.com/kZlywOR)
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: rpm275 on July 31, 2014, 10:25:51 AM
A graphic illustration of the different riding styles. Slider vs Mx. This photo was taken at Ballina. Saw an amazing thing happen to Chris Watson there one day. Part way through the fast corner at the end of the straight his godden broke a conrod just under the gudgeon pin. The remaining part of the rod then proceded to cut the crankcases in half. The motor then fell out of the frame and under the back wheel. Chris rode the chassis to a standstill with the engine plates dragging on the ground. The motor was about fifty metres away. I would not have thought it possible if I hadn't seen it with my own eyes... amazing.

(http://i.imgur.com/JFZusix.jpg) (http://imgur.com/JFZusix)
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: rpm275 on July 31, 2014, 12:23:29 PM
Raymond terrace

(http://i.imgur.com/dUIHuwx.jpg) (http://imgur.com/dUIHuwx)
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: pancho on July 31, 2014, 01:48:36 PM
Great photo's Tezza, I think 32 is Jim ( Squeeky ) Whyman and 85 is Warren Willis, RIP both.
I remember #658 too but not his name . Great shots! I only rode Heddon Greta  once, on my ol' AJAY, got my first scar. (Only a little one on my left Knee cap) Would have been  in'62.
Cheers
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: SlideRulz on July 31, 2014, 04:10:00 PM
Do you guys mind if I put some of these photos on the OZ Classic Dirttrack group on FB?
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Slider29 on July 31, 2014, 05:08:30 PM
All of this slider action is bloody fantastic. Great photos and info. Thanks fellas.
By the way I'm still after a Godden frame/roller from around '75 ;) Foss will
get a slight twinge when he looks at the Elstar. Beautiful.
regards  Mark
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Slider29 on July 31, 2014, 05:13:20 PM
Forgot to mention the pic. of Billy Mac. Absolute pisser!
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: JAP 454 on July 31, 2014, 05:13:42 PM
A SLIGHT twinge, Mark  ;D  bloody beautiful  :'( It looks like The Captain is on an Elstar 84s in that ripper pic
Foss
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: TTezza on July 31, 2014, 05:22:05 PM
Awesome photos slider29, keep 'em coming
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Slider29 on July 31, 2014, 05:22:45 PM
Yeah Foss, that's what I thought. Good to see some action on here again. I'm loving it.
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: TTezza on July 31, 2014, 05:31:29 PM
Oops my bad, awesome photos RPM275, sorry slider29
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: TTezza on July 31, 2014, 09:20:08 PM
(http://s26.postimg.org/sxs7p8xzd/image.jpg)

Ouch
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: TTezza on July 31, 2014, 09:22:19 PM
(http://s26.postimg.org/fscpj543t/image.jpg)

Is the headlight working?
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: TTezza on July 31, 2014, 09:26:26 PM
(http://s26.postimg.org/my4glld6x/image.jpg)

Throwing it into the corner x 10
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: TTezza on July 31, 2014, 09:29:50 PM
(http://s26.postimg.org/605fzr3t5/image.jpg)

Fighting hard for the lead
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: TTezza on July 31, 2014, 09:40:33 PM
(http://s26.postimg.org/9xxb2wg09/image.jpg)

Kingy's 4V JAP, Ash's museum Bathurst
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: TTezza on July 31, 2014, 09:49:08 PM
(http://s26.postimg.org/iu836u6mh/image.jpg)

Billy Sander's Jawa 2V, Ash's museum Bathurst
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: TTezza on July 31, 2014, 09:55:06 PM
(http://s26.postimg.org/wcezj4irt/image.jpg)

Maitland Showground 2014
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: rpm275 on August 01, 2014, 08:17:39 AM
Sliderulz, post my pics wherever you like. I will be sending more soon. I think the more photos and info from all eras out there the better. The history of dirt track is all very interesting.
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: JAP 454 on August 01, 2014, 08:26:27 AM
I just noticed that, on post 1562, the lad is getting pitched off an very early Yammy twin, one of those appeared in an early shot last year sometime, I wonder who it was ? Oh yeah, back in post 1533, #780 is Warren Crapp from Cootamundra's number, he took that Jawa to Broadford a couple of years ago.
Foss
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: rpm275 on August 01, 2014, 09:27:18 AM
Great old shots TTezza. Those crashes still look painful after all these years. Nice 4valve jap and the speedway bikes. They always look nice with the painted fuel tanks.
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Slider29 on August 01, 2014, 04:20:46 PM
I reckon that Kingy's 4 valve JAP should be restored imo.
It's a beautiful thing.
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: SON on August 01, 2014, 04:37:43 PM
Great photos
Does anyone have any of Muswellbrook Common??
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: pancho on August 01, 2014, 05:03:34 PM
I reckon that Kingy's 4 valve JAP should be restored imo.
It's a beautiful thing.
RIP Dennis A much missed good bloke.
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: SlideRulz on August 01, 2014, 09:13:12 PM
(http://i61.tinypic.com/2q9gt4g.jpg)
Here's one from 1962 Graeme.
Sorry Mark, I think Kingy's Jap should stay just as she is.
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: TTezza on August 01, 2014, 10:26:51 PM
Hi guys, I would agree sliderulz myself, I think any bike with history or provenance should be maintained but left as original as possible, especially as the golden era riders are starting to get thinner on the ground. I also appreciate a really nicely restored bike, but we have to try and protect some of the history before it all goes. My thoughts but each to their own.
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: TTezza on August 01, 2014, 10:28:21 PM
(http://s26.postimg.org/tbxoj7qix/image.jpg)

Heddon Greta sidecars tonight!
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: TTezza on August 01, 2014, 10:30:08 PM
(http://s26.postimg.org/aibvm7sax/image.jpg)

Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: TTezza on August 01, 2014, 10:32:33 PM
(http://s26.postimg.org/a7mwmni15/image.jpg)
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: TTezza on August 01, 2014, 10:34:24 PM
(http://s26.postimg.org/q75k67e2x/image.jpg)
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: SON on August 01, 2014, 10:34:40 PM
Barbed wire,
That's something that doesn't belong at a racetrack.
Sure can't make out the track from that photo.
I rode around it in the later 70's and love the idea of a long Dirttrack.
Hopefully one day we see a really long dirt track with several left and right turns just like ROADRACING on a dirt surface.
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: TTezza on August 01, 2014, 10:44:11 PM
(http://s26.postimg.org/mwlsk2djd/image.jpg)
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: TTezza on August 01, 2014, 10:47:07 PM
(http://s26.postimg.org/kgjz67vgp/image.jpg)
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: TTezza on August 01, 2014, 10:48:52 PM
(http://s26.postimg.org/fj6el3thl/image.jpg)
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: TTezza on August 01, 2014, 10:59:13 PM
(http://s26.postimg.org/g9z4qvvux/image.jpg)

One from Muswellbrook, Jack Pearce and Ted Farnsworth 1962
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: TTezza on August 01, 2014, 11:08:17 PM
(http://s26.postimg.org/ewc39blzd/image.jpg)

Harley Peashooter 350, Maitland Motorfest
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: SON on August 01, 2014, 11:16:16 PM
(http://s26.postimg.org/g9z4qvvux/image.jpg)

One from Muswellbrook, Jack Pearce and Ted Farnsworth 1962
Thank you for posting this today
Unfortunately I was talking to Ed yesterday he told me that Jack had passed away earlier this week and it was his funeral today,
My condolences to Brett and his family,
I will see Ed again next week and raid his collection of photos
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: TTezza on August 01, 2014, 11:18:47 PM
(http://s26.postimg.org/4q3hqc1l5/image.jpg)

Hillview Muswellbrook 1962, Jack Pearce and Ted Farnsworth
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: TTezza on August 01, 2014, 11:27:24 PM
Son, I knew Jack was very ill but not that he had passed. Ted was the one that shared these two photos of Jack and himself. Jack was a master of the sidecars and will be missed. Condolences to the families on this day.
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: TTezza on August 01, 2014, 11:32:46 PM
(http://s26.postimg.org/vp7clho21/image.jpg)

Duggie DT, Maitland Motorfest 2013
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: SON on August 01, 2014, 11:42:48 PM
I have known Ted for over 40 years
But I get in trouble from Lyn because it's Ed not Ted.
Anyway keep up with the great photos and it would be good to see a few of George Watson as well,
Some of these photos are great,
I can't remember the OAK Milk sign writing on the fence at Heddon Greta,
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: TTezza on August 02, 2014, 12:02:21 AM
Son, thanks, I think we have done HG enough, I will try to dig up some from another track next. Hope people appreciate them for the history they show.
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: JAP 454 on August 02, 2014, 06:29:11 AM
Hopefully one day we see a really long dirt track with several left and right turns just like ROADRACING on a dirt surface.

I'm with you there, Graeme, I do miss the now defunct Wambanumba, Young, and Boxers Creek, Goulburn , Miniature TT mile and a bit long, oil bound style of circuit, over the Ton down the straights and a good mix of corners on both but track prep on a non oil circuit that long would be prohibitive for most clubs these days.
Foss
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: SON on August 02, 2014, 08:20:05 AM
Mate Id be happy if it had several types of surfaces including high speed oil with lots of run off
That way we could have races like the Origin of SUPERMOTO the SUPERBIKERS of Carlsbad
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: pancho on August 02, 2014, 10:49:30 AM
Hi guys, I would agree sliderulz myself, I think any bike with history or provenance should be maintained but left as original as possible, especially as the golden era riders are starting to get thinner on the ground. I also appreciate a really nicely restored bike, but we have to try and protect some of the history before it all goes. My thoughts but each to their own.

I agree.
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: pancho on August 02, 2014, 10:59:13 AM
Barbed wire,
That's something that doesn't belong at a racetrack.
Sure can't make out the track from that photo.
I rode around it in the later 70's and love the idea of a long Dirttrack.
Hopefully one day we see a really long dirt track with several left and right turns just like ROADRACING on a dirt surface.
The old Musswellbrook track was like that. Spectacular,long very fast downhill straight MAD! Should have been tarred!
 Unfortunately it wore out the as usual too few volunteers to maintain it.
 Does anyone remember that  big event 'The Hundred Pound Race' run there one year. It was one by a bloke on a MSS Velo. His name was Wheatly. Can't remember what year, guess 1963.
cheers pancho
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Slider29 on August 02, 2014, 02:15:01 PM
Regarding Kingy's JAP,....I was waiting for it ;) What I mean't was just a tidy up.
I also like a bike to retain some personality/patina. That 4 valver will all ways
be known as Kingy's.
regards  Mark
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: rpm275 on August 04, 2014, 09:11:19 AM
Kingaroy Kerry Gray on the jap followed by Peter Coward #43


(http://i.imgur.com/OsltXir.jpg) (http://imgur.com/OsltXir)

Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: rpm275 on August 04, 2014, 10:34:52 AM
Kerry Gray @ kingaroy

(http://i.imgur.com/bAeOoJS.jpg) (http://imgur.com/bAeOoJS)
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: rpm275 on August 04, 2014, 10:37:58 AM
Brendan Osbrough @ kingaroy

(http://i.imgur.com/kmMUauy.jpg) (http://imgur.com/kmMUauy)
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: rpm275 on August 04, 2014, 10:45:17 AM
Kerry Gray running #1.. must have been aust champ at the time.

(http://i.imgur.com/ensKnYc.jpg) (http://imgur.com/ensKnYc)
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: rpm275 on August 04, 2014, 11:01:35 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/IIzICs8.jpg) (http://imgur.com/IIzICs8)
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: rpm275 on August 04, 2014, 11:39:57 AM
The next photos are from the AUST V ENG test at kingaroy 16/01/83. Steve Schofield and Trevor Banks. This meeting was run as a small track meeting [ no right hander]. All these guys were riding into the pit corner so hard you would swear the handlebars were going to snap off.



(http://i.imgur.com/29S6RZR.jpg) (http://imgur.com/29S6RZR)
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: rpm275 on August 04, 2014, 11:44:57 AM
Dirt track at its finest

(http://i.imgur.com/w63Yl3s.jpg) (http://imgur.com/w63Yl3s)
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: rpm275 on August 04, 2014, 11:48:46 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/xmYU0oi.jpg) (http://imgur.com/xmYU0oi)
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: rpm275 on August 04, 2014, 11:50:34 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/o1nhz1b.jpg) (http://imgur.com/o1nhz1b)
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: rpm275 on August 04, 2014, 11:52:22 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/QCQlYTp.jpg) (http://imgur.com/QCQlYTp)
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: JAP 454 on August 04, 2014, 12:40:42 PM
Freakin' awesome , RPM !!!
Foss
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: rpm275 on August 04, 2014, 01:51:33 PM
plenty more to come foss, glad you are enjoying them. I will try to do some each day [ don't tell my boss though].
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: pancho on August 04, 2014, 04:54:02 PM
Freakin' awesome , RPM !!!
Foss
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: TTezza on August 04, 2014, 05:22:55 PM
Fantastic photos RPM, love every one of em, keep them coming   :)
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Slider29 on August 04, 2014, 08:46:08 PM
Dirt Track at it's finest! Sure is. Fantastic pics mate. Great to see some of Kerry Gray.
In the test line-up there is Kerry and Len Norris. Don't know the others.
You don't look to shabby  either 275 in a couple of the other pics. Great stuff.
regards  Mark
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: SlideRulz on August 04, 2014, 08:50:47 PM
I love this topic, just when I think its dieing off some new blood comes along and my enthusiasm is restored.
Good shit.
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: SlideRulz on August 04, 2014, 08:52:07 PM
And not a childish arguement in sight. :o :-X ;D ;)
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Slider29 on August 04, 2014, 08:54:59 PM
Yeah Slides,... I'm loving it. Like you said mate, good shit!
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: JAP 454 on August 04, 2014, 09:16:43 PM
Same here, Mark luvin' it, to quote Neil, "It's gettin' me all throttley" !' now If I can sneak me Hagon into the truck on Sundy and cover it up with something, would EA notice ??
Foss
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: SON on August 04, 2014, 09:17:56 PM
Tall Aussie on the end Graeme "Red Dog" Baldwin on of the best Dirtbike riders I have ever met,
If you were in front of Graeme you were on the edge and he was catching you
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: TTezza on August 04, 2014, 09:24:40 PM
Graeme Baldwin now drives trains for a living, he can't get them to slide. Has trouble, he always wants to overtake the train in front  :)
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: TTezza on August 04, 2014, 09:32:08 PM
(http://s26.postimg.org/5cqi3o2kp/image.jpg)

JAP Hagon
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: SlideRulz on August 04, 2014, 10:00:37 PM
Now that is Slider Porn. Superb.
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: JAP 454 on August 04, 2014, 10:23:45 PM
Bloody beautiful !!!, 22 inch rear wheel, no brakes or muffler, aaaargh, I'm goin' blind  ;D
Foss
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: SON on August 04, 2014, 11:05:49 PM
Graeme Baldwin now drives trains for a living, he can't get them to slide. Has trouble, he always wants to overtake the train in front  :)
Yes Was talking to the Fox at the MX Nationals yesterday, still the same
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: rpm275 on August 05, 2014, 08:40:52 AM
Beautiful restoration on the hagon jap. Great job who ever did it.
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: rpm275 on August 05, 2014, 09:15:51 AM
Victor Gollagher @ Kingaroy. I probably should have acknowleged earlier that it was Victors dad Terry that has taken a lot of these photos. Thanks Terry.

(http://i.imgur.com/f0qVAwp.jpg) (http://imgur.com/f0qVAwp)
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: rpm275 on August 05, 2014, 09:18:58 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/5Di7Euy.jpg) (http://imgur.com/5Di7Euy)
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: rpm275 on August 05, 2014, 09:22:42 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/uveVOvg.jpg) (http://imgur.com/uveVOvg)
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: rpm275 on August 05, 2014, 09:25:29 AM
Chris Murphy and Paul Caslick experiencing a classic " clash of lines"

(http://i.imgur.com/Xb5dnfT.jpg) (http://imgur.com/Xb5dnfT)
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: rpm275 on August 05, 2014, 09:27:29 AM
Watson and Caslick on 250s.

(http://i.imgur.com/mt4BbFw.jpg) (http://imgur.com/mt4BbFw)
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: rpm275 on August 05, 2014, 09:29:02 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/bDFOZqP.jpg) (http://imgur.com/bDFOZqP)
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: rpm275 on August 05, 2014, 09:33:28 AM
Greg Halls

(http://i.imgur.com/KawnSbo.jpg) (http://imgur.com/KawnSbo)
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: rpm275 on August 05, 2014, 09:38:22 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/GVO9GhN.jpg) (http://imgur.com/GVO9GhN)
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: rpm275 on August 05, 2014, 09:46:06 AM
Raymond Terrace

(http://i.imgur.com/r6DVmMZ.jpg) (http://imgur.com/r6DVmMZ)
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: rpm275 on August 05, 2014, 09:48:23 AM
Raymond Terrace

(http://i.imgur.com/7FK0vgx.jpg) (http://imgur.com/7FK0vgx)
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: pancho on August 05, 2014, 09:48:55 AM
Same here, Mark luvin' it, to quote Neil, "It's gettin' me all throttley" !' now If I can sneak me Hagon into the truck on Sundy and cover it up with something, would EA notice ??
Foss

 do it?
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: 211 on August 05, 2014, 04:48:37 PM
just spent 2 hours going thru this thread!!!!!
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Slider29 on August 05, 2014, 04:51:41 PM
Same here 211. I should be down in the shed!!!
That Hagon JAP looks familiar  ;)
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: JAP 454 on August 05, 2014, 05:11:31 PM
There is a lot of history in this thread, Dave. I'm wondering how it can be archived as a whole ??, too much from so many to lose one day, eh ?

Mark, Paul Ashlin has handed the ride on the # 59  Gally to Cody Sampson for the Canberra CDT Titles, very fitting as Glenn did a bit of coaching and encouragement with Cody when he was a Junior.
Foss
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: 211 on August 05, 2014, 05:12:24 PM
makes me laugh seeing seeing the old days - Amaroo DT was it for me in the mid late 70s holding up last place my usual finish  :)
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: 211 on August 05, 2014, 05:15:22 PM
Foss = you make a good point; how do we preserve it.
If I could figure out how to do the picture thing I could add a few - not many and not of the quality of what's been attached
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: SlideRulz on August 05, 2014, 05:43:39 PM
Our illustrious leader Graeme M should know how we can preserve all this but the fact we keep adding to it actually keeps all 100 pages available completely.
I've seen several old threads where images are no longer available.
I still think I shoulda called it Classic Short Circuit Images but that'd confuse too many of the young'ns.
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: TTezza on August 05, 2014, 05:55:30 PM
Guys,
      Agree that this history need to be preserved, the photos I have posted are a small part of the VSRA archives that I have been copying and filing safely before we lose this history. The deal with the photos from the original owners were they wanted them seen by enthusiasts and preserved for the future, but not to be used to make money by anyone. Hard to control that but the intentions are good. N.B. VSRA has now had a name change to the ASRA.
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Slider29 on August 05, 2014, 06:42:28 PM
I talked to some people about preserving all of this. They said that it could be put onto
a memory stick or whatever and bingo. I don't understand all of this but I know it can be done.
I have considered doing something like a loose leaf folder of what is already here and then just keep adding to it. It is way to important to lose. Also some of the photographers (professional?) need to jump on board so that some of the pics don't get deleted. I have a pic of Chris Watson that is an absolute
ripper but might get deleted if posted. Oh yeah,... just gotta work out how to post photos :-[
regards  Mark
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: SON on August 05, 2014, 08:16:52 PM
Raymond Terrace

(http://i.imgur.com/r6DVmMZ.jpg) (http://imgur.com/r6DVmMZ)
Try Cameron Park
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: SlideRulz on August 05, 2014, 08:56:50 PM
Apart from Wato, who else we got there SON?
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: SON on August 05, 2014, 09:27:45 PM
Poms V Oz
Banks, Wilmott, Wigg, I am starting to forget 80/81??
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: rpm275 on August 06, 2014, 08:32:44 AM
Son, I think you are right that last shot is not Raymond terrace is it? Its Watson in front followed by steve schofield then martin hagon then Brendan osborough.
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: rpm275 on August 06, 2014, 08:46:03 AM
Speaking of preserving this history, does anyone remember/ know of Graham Wungluck. He used to write a  dirt track page in the revs magazine. He attended and photographed all the major meetings mainly in the 80s I think. His photos were always very good and he would have taken hundreds of them. It would be fantastic to get hold of that collection.
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: rpm275 on August 06, 2014, 09:05:57 AM
Todd Wiltshire and Tony Rose at a "grasstrack meeting" that was held near Brisbane. As you can see the grass didn't last long. Tony on a speedway bike with a rear

(http://i.imgur.com/zbCbLtu.jpg) (http://imgur.com/zbCbLtu)
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: rpm275 on August 06, 2014, 09:06:34 AM
rear brake
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: rpm275 on August 06, 2014, 09:15:06 AM
Kerry Gray Maryborough 1982

(http://i.imgur.com/UGk9u6G.jpg) (http://imgur.com/UGk9u6G)
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: rpm275 on August 06, 2014, 09:16:58 AM
Maryborough 1982

(http://i.imgur.com/Wl80NT2.jpg) (http://imgur.com/Wl80NT2)
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: rpm275 on August 06, 2014, 09:19:37 AM
Maryboruogh 1983 in the wet.

(http://i.imgur.com/2kIQSVj.jpg) (http://imgur.com/2kIQSVj)
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: rpm275 on August 06, 2014, 09:21:24 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/bkUNs6W.jpg) (http://imgur.com/bkUNs6W)
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: rpm275 on August 06, 2014, 09:23:12 AM
John Titman having a rare dirt track ride.

(http://i.imgur.com/ufYKdEZ.jpg) (http://imgur.com/ufYKdEZ)
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: rpm275 on August 06, 2014, 09:24:20 AM
JT again.

(http://i.imgur.com/hKe0l00.jpg) (http://imgur.com/hKe0l00)
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: rpm275 on August 06, 2014, 09:29:14 AM
Gary Allan @ m/borough. Went on to race s/way in England.

(http://i.imgur.com/1J3jffu.jpg) (http://imgur.com/1J3jffu)
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: rpm275 on August 06, 2014, 09:32:01 AM
Changing into top gear for the main straight maryborough

(http://i.imgur.com/jCwt8Ml.jpg) (http://imgur.com/jCwt8Ml)
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: rpm275 on August 06, 2014, 09:35:04 AM
"The sweeper" @ m/b. That's it for today. Better do some work.

(http://i.imgur.com/8WmY7Db.jpg) (http://imgur.com/8WmY7Db)
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: rpm275 on August 06, 2014, 10:09:09 AM
Just found this one and couldn't resist. Anyone that was at the Maryborough track on the 21/02/82 will never forget Simon Wigg. He came down the back straight travelling at 85+mph into a "stop" corner. At no time did he even consider touching the brakes, just back one gear and sideways "a mile" from the corner. Nearing the apex of the corner he would stand it up and power out. Lap after lap. I have watched a lot of motorcycle racing in all disciplines over the years and this still stands out as one of the great demonstrations of skill bravery and control that I have ever witnessed.

(http://i.imgur.com/FBMF6ua.jpg) (http://imgur.com/FBMF6ua)
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: pancho on August 06, 2014, 10:22:56 AM
 With archiving these pics and lots more that are "out there" we need a person experienced in journalism or such, to start  an 'open ended' catalogue of OZ dirt track, short circuit and speedway photographs plus pics of OZ riders on dirt overseas.

 I feel the Australian National Museum would be the best place to find assistance for the project and ultimatly a home for the catalogue.
 If the right contact is made perhaps Graeme could make the whole of this thread available to kick it off.
cheers pancho.
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: 211 on August 06, 2014, 01:23:08 PM
Just found this one and couldn't resist. Anyone that was at the Maryborough track on the 21/02/82 will never forget Simon Wigg. He came down the back straight travelling at 85+mph into a "stop" corner. At no time did he even consider touching the brakes, just back one gear and sideways "a mile" from the corner. Nearing the apex of the corner he would stand it up and power out. Lap after lap. I have watched a lot of motorcycle racing in all disciplines over the years and this still stands out as one of the great demonstrations of skill bravery and control that I have ever witnessed.

(http://i.imgur.com/FBMF6ua.jpg) (http://imgur.com/FBMF6ua)
Nice Guy too - I woke up one day and was loading up the bikes and he walked over from the house across the road he had just bought. Had a great talk but soon after he became very ill - RIP Mr Wigg.
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Graeme M on August 06, 2014, 01:35:42 PM
Yep, Wiggy was on fire that day at Maryborough. I have a horrible fuzzy 8mm movie I took of a race that day, it's on the Aussie Dirt Track site I think. I loved the way he threw her sideways so far out from the corner!
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: SlideRulz on August 06, 2014, 03:25:52 PM
Agreed, Wiggy was one of the best both on & off the track, always with that beaming smile.
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: 80-85 husky on August 06, 2014, 06:04:44 PM
I cant see the car plates but is that mborough vic or Qld?
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: SlideRulz on August 06, 2014, 06:22:21 PM
QLD.
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: SON on August 06, 2014, 08:07:13 PM
With archiving these pics and lots more that are "out there" we need a person experienced in journalism or such, to start  an 'open ended' catalogue of OZ dirt track, short circuit and speedway photographs plus pics of OZ riders on dirt overseas.

 I feel the Australian National Museum would be the best place to find assistance for the project and ultimatly a home for the catalogue.
 If the right contact is made perhaps Graeme could make the whole of this thread available to kick it off.
cheers pancho.
The very generous Peter Baker
Recently retired.
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: SON on August 06, 2014, 08:10:31 PM
Yep, Wiggy was on fire that day at Maryborough. I have a horrible fuzzy 8mm movie I took of a race that day, it's on the Aussie Dirt Track site I think. I loved the way he threw her sideways so far out from the corner!
Both Simon and Julian were great guys to be around
Especially when they were around Warren Fraser
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: rpm275 on August 07, 2014, 08:28:33 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/uheKDLd.jpg) (http://imgur.com/uheKDLd)
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: rpm275 on August 07, 2014, 08:29:23 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/pLJm6PH.jpg) (http://imgur.com/pLJm6PH)
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: rpm275 on August 07, 2014, 08:30:02 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/EGfUOI8.jpg) (http://imgur.com/EGfUOI8)
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: rpm275 on August 07, 2014, 08:31:10 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/RR5r9ip.jpg) (http://imgur.com/RR5r9ip)
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: rpm275 on August 07, 2014, 08:34:31 AM
T for Trevor Banks

(http://i.imgur.com/IxJaRqJ.jpg) (http://imgur.com/IxJaRqJ)

Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: rpm275 on August 07, 2014, 08:35:31 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/iLExQYq.jpg) (http://imgur.com/iLExQYq)
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: rpm275 on August 07, 2014, 08:36:23 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/RjV68O6.jpg) (http://imgur.com/RjV68O6)
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: rpm275 on August 07, 2014, 08:37:11 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/YXF2jz8.jpg) (http://imgur.com/YXF2jz8)
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: rpm275 on August 07, 2014, 08:37:53 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/DF48ZyA.jpg) (http://imgur.com/DF48ZyA)
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: rpm275 on August 07, 2014, 08:40:18 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/JgThuw5.jpg) (http://imgur.com/JgThuw5)
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: pancho on August 07, 2014, 08:50:31 AM
Where?
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: steve234 on August 07, 2014, 10:17:08 AM
Action park raceway, still the same loose oil track, just has more fences, less spectators.
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Slider29 on August 07, 2014, 05:08:02 PM
page #112 Foss, RIP Ian.
This is just getting better. Thanks rpm275. Bloody great action shots. Need some names though mate.
I live south of the border.
cheers  Mark
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: SlideRulz on August 07, 2014, 06:45:25 PM
Way south of the border Mark, they're all from QLD.
Great stuff RPM. ;)
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: JAP 454 on August 07, 2014, 07:17:00 PM
Yeah, Mark, the page number wasn't lost on me either, RIP Ian

Bloody top stuff, RPM thanks
Foss
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Slider29 on August 07, 2014, 07:36:13 PM
I see Tarzan is hanging around in a couple of pics. or is that you Slides?
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: rpm275 on August 08, 2014, 11:54:45 AM
OK a few more with names where I know them Victor Gollagher 115 @ Raymond terrace

(http://i.imgur.com/8ZrNvtf.jpg) (http://imgur.com/8ZrNvtf)
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: rpm275 on August 08, 2014, 12:00:23 PM
Oxley 1986  # 038 greg halls #015 terry allan

(http://i.imgur.com/NUDUI6U.jpg) (http://imgur.com/NUDUI6U)
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: rpm275 on August 08, 2014, 12:02:29 PM
Oxley 1986  #038 greg halls #275 ray murphy #206 colin diffey

(http://i.imgur.com/IzSpV3Q.jpg) (http://imgur.com/IzSpV3Q)
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: SON on August 08, 2014, 12:11:48 PM
OK a few more with names where I know them Victor Gollagher 115 @ Raymond terrace

(http://i.imgur.com/8ZrNvtf.jpg) (http://imgur.com/8ZrNvtf)
Cameron Park
830 is a rare shot of Graeme Baldwin on a Slider
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: rpm275 on August 08, 2014, 12:23:48 PM
Thanks son. I was wondering who it was on the two stoke slider. I never knew graham tried one.
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: rpm275 on August 08, 2014, 12:26:35 PM
Some of you may have noticed Martin Hagon was on a cr480 powered slider in som earlier pics. He went well on it .
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: rpm275 on August 08, 2014, 12:28:51 PM
Oxley 1885 #366 Geoff martin on his interesting hand made hybrid #30 watto #t31 ramon Connell I think
(http://i.imgur.com/4T5F9Jc.jpg) (http://imgur.com/4T5F9Jc)






Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: rpm275 on August 08, 2014, 12:42:48 PM
watto and maybe david Gladys?????

(http://i.imgur.com/W8oaRQs.jpg) (http://imgur.com/W8oaRQs)


Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: rpm275 on August 08, 2014, 01:29:54 PM
Tamworth 1983

(http://i.imgur.com/XnLQhhG.jpg) (http://imgur.com/XnLQhhG)
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: rpm275 on August 08, 2014, 01:32:28 PM
Tamworth Kerry gray and chris watson

(http://i.imgur.com/URkQB7i.jpg) (http://imgur.com/URkQB7i)
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: rpm275 on August 08, 2014, 01:36:42 PM
Tamwoth 1983 sean willmott?

(http://i.imgur.com/oJQwoso.jpg) (http://imgur.com/oJQwoso)
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: rpm275 on August 08, 2014, 01:40:21 PM
If you don't know who this is you don't know dirt track.
(http://i.imgur.com/Q1mx1Dg.jpg) (http://imgur.com/Q1mx1Dg)
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Slider29 on August 08, 2014, 04:58:01 PM
The question was asked a while ago if Chris Watson and Kerry Gray ever raced against each other.
We have an answer. Fantastic pics once again RPM (Ray Murphy)?
Regards  Mark
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Slider29 on August 08, 2014, 07:04:32 PM
(http://s26.postimg.org/5cqi3o2kp/image.jpg)

JAP Hagon
[/

OK, how do you get magnesium polished like that and stay like that without
going back to grey ?
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: SlideRulz on August 08, 2014, 07:33:30 PM
Luvin it all. :) :P :D ;)
I thought I looked like Tarzan Slider29, many moons ago.
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: SON on August 08, 2014, 08:28:22 PM
Thanks son. I was wondering who it was on the two stoke slider. I never knew graham tried one.
A Paul Rowe Tuning YZ490
Grant Greg or Dean might remember more?
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: SlideRulz on August 08, 2014, 09:41:29 PM
We look back at that Hagon and think how it was simplicity at its best but in the day it was leading edge technology but still has a shipload more charisma than what today's leading bikes have.
Just my thoughts.
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: pinned on August 09, 2014, 05:02:30 AM
RPM these shots are fantastic do you have any more of #563? He sure looks like he knows the short way around the race track ;D
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: rpm275 on August 21, 2014, 10:44:19 AM
we apologise for the break in transmission.
Victor Gollagher at tamworth

(http://i.imgur.com/4YrWaJ9.jpg) (http://imgur.com/4YrWaJ9)
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: rpm275 on August 21, 2014, 10:47:35 AM
#58 sean wilmott # 275 ray murphy at tamworth

(http://i.imgur.com/uUpI3kJ.jpg) (http://imgur.com/uUpI3kJ)
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: rpm275 on August 21, 2014, 12:07:45 PM
you nsw guys should know who these are.

(http://i.imgur.com/kYyZ7yQ.jpg) (http://imgur.com/kYyZ7yQ)
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: rpm275 on August 21, 2014, 12:09:17 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/nVStAvU.jpg) (http://imgur.com/nVStAvU)
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: rpm275 on August 21, 2014, 12:10:58 PM
Len Norris and I think Kerry Gray

(http://i.imgur.com/Uw9SnkM.jpg) (http://imgur.com/Uw9SnkM)
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: rpm275 on August 21, 2014, 12:14:00 PM
Kerry Gray

(http://i.imgur.com/iV2q9iB.jpg) (http://imgur.com/iV2q9iB)
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: rpm275 on August 21, 2014, 12:15:46 PM
taree 1983 Victor Gollagher

(http://i.imgur.com/tsNu3CD.jpg) (http://imgur.com/tsNu3CD)
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: rpm275 on August 21, 2014, 12:17:47 PM
taree 1983 sean willmott and I think chris watson

(http://i.imgur.com/hdzaOij.jpg) (http://imgur.com/hdzaOij)
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: rpm275 on August 21, 2014, 12:19:46 PM
steve schofield and len norris
(http://i.imgur.com/T2LOik7.jpg) (http://imgur.com/T2LOik7)
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: rpm275 on August 21, 2014, 12:21:43 PM
martin hagon on his ultra light cr480 powered slider [HAGON OF COURSE]

(http://i.imgur.com/iiityTO.jpg) (http://imgur.com/iiityTO)
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: SON on August 21, 2014, 01:15:17 PM
Thanks son. I was wondering who it was on the two stoke slider. I never knew graham tried one.
A Paul Rowe Tuning YZ490
Grant Greg or Dean might remember more?
Baldo called in and updated us
it was Greg Rowes 125 frame with a 490 engine
bad tyres let Baldo down as the bike was a rocket
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: rpm275 on August 21, 2014, 01:59:24 PM
thanks for the update son/Graeme.
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: pancho on August 21, 2014, 03:35:51 PM
 Great pics!.
cheers pancho
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Purple Dave on August 21, 2014, 04:23:06 PM
Terrific photos with some Great riders..............Looking at these shots takes me back to the previous decade and some great times on and off the track with the Taree boys.........it gives me a hangover thinking about it !! ;D :P 8)

SC 500 Taree 1974
(http://i396.photobucket.com/albums/pp45/triumph51/CCF29062013_00001_zps43f85216.jpg) (http://s396.photobucket.com/user/triumph51/media/CCF29062013_00001_zps43f85216.jpg.html)

Taree / Central Challenge Series, Taree 1976
(http://i396.photobucket.com/albums/pp45/triumph51/OldBar1976_zps24fc790d.jpg) (http://s396.photobucket.com/user/triumph51/media/OldBar1976_zps24fc790d.jpg.html)

(http://i396.photobucket.com/albums/pp45/triumph51/Taree-CentralTeamsRaces1976_zps062de69b.jpg) (http://s396.photobucket.com/user/triumph51/media/Taree-CentralTeamsRaces1976_zps062de69b.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Purple Dave on August 21, 2014, 04:27:09 PM
Taree/ Central Challenge Series 1976

(http://i396.photobucket.com/albums/pp45/triumph51/Taree1976_zps0ec21da3.jpg) (http://s396.photobucket.com/user/triumph51/media/Taree1976_zps0ec21da3.jpg.html)

Taree/ Central Teams, Taree 1976

(http://i396.photobucket.com/albums/pp45/triumph51/CentralandTareeTeamsOldBar1976_zps45b1068f.jpg) (http://s396.photobucket.com/user/triumph51/media/CentralandTareeTeamsOldBar1976_zps45b1068f.jpg.html)

Taree/ Central Teams, Amaroo Park 1979

(http://i396.photobucket.com/albums/pp45/triumph51/CentralampTareeTeams1979_zpse4d8d4ec.jpg) (http://s396.photobucket.com/user/triumph51/media/CentralampTareeTeams1979_zpse4d8d4ec.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: rpm275 on August 22, 2014, 08:12:24 AM
taree elstar weslake

(http://i.imgur.com/55kHx9z.jpg) (http://imgur.com/55kHx9z)
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: rpm275 on August 22, 2014, 08:15:00 AM
a couple of distinguished looking gentlemen on a Harley sportster powered sidecar at taree.

(http://i.imgur.com/ILLFuuQ.jpg) (http://imgur.com/ILLFuuQ)
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: rpm275 on August 22, 2014, 08:17:23 AM
simon wigg at taree

(http://i.imgur.com/eKzMY7p.jpg) (http://imgur.com/eKzMY7p)
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: rpm275 on August 22, 2014, 08:20:00 AM
Tivoli 87 Brendan osborough and terry allan

(http://i.imgur.com/zMbVl0Q.jpg) (http://imgur.com/zMbVl0Q)
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: rpm275 on August 22, 2014, 08:22:53 AM
Tivoli . nice shot of chris Watson feet up followed by craig Connell and Brendan osborough

(http://i.imgur.com/sYZRouw.jpg) (http://imgur.com/sYZRouw)
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: rpm275 on August 22, 2014, 08:25:54 AM
Tivoli 82 victor goolagher on a dohc jawa
(http://i.imgur.com/kNs8yIB.jpg) (http://imgur.com/kNs8yIB)
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: rpm275 on August 22, 2014, 08:28:01 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/Pc36ZHw.jpg) (http://imgur.com/Pc36ZHw)
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: rpm275 on August 22, 2014, 08:31:02 AM
Tivoli 82 Kerry gray

(http://i.imgur.com/jOhg0lO.jpg) (http://imgur.com/jOhg0lO)
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: rpm275 on August 22, 2014, 08:34:41 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/DpCQLAt.jpg) (http://imgur.com/DpCQLAt)
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: rpm275 on August 22, 2014, 08:36:15 AM
Kerry gray admiring his roost

(http://i.imgur.com/lbeI0rb.jpg) (http://imgur.com/lbeI0rb)

Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: 80-85 husky on August 22, 2014, 08:38:14 AM
that last shot of Kerry looking back says it all
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: pancho on August 22, 2014, 03:44:34 PM
WoW! this has got to be one great thread on a great forum! 128 and a half thousand hits! 8)
pancho.
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Slider29 on August 22, 2014, 07:05:25 PM
I'll 2nd that Husky and Pancho. I have seen some pics of Kerry Gray that were posted by
his daughter I think on Ex Aussie Dirttrackers. I'd like to see them on here. Can't seem to find that thread anymore. From what I have heard he was a real gun and retired at an early age.
regards  Mark
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: rpm275 on August 25, 2014, 11:56:50 AM
Tivoli 81 Tim Ray on his cr250 powered slider

(http://i.imgur.com/1IBT5Vd.jpg) (http://imgur.com/1IBT5Vd)
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: rpm275 on August 25, 2014, 11:59:12 AM
Tivoli Kerry Gray and Brendan Osborough
(http://i.imgur.com/Z8nZO1A.jpg) (http://imgur.com/Z8nZO1A)
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: rpm275 on August 25, 2014, 12:01:33 PM
Tivoli 81 Neil Coddington, Brendan Osborough and Chris Murphy

(http://i.imgur.com/UhnLPDC.jpg) (http://imgur.com/UhnLPDC)
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: rpm275 on August 25, 2014, 12:04:48 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/potRh8E.jpg) (http://imgur.com/potRh8E)
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: rpm275 on August 25, 2014, 12:06:42 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/AvhGUna.jpg) (http://imgur.com/AvhGUna)
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: rpm275 on August 25, 2014, 12:09:24 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/cumi4Pj.jpg) (http://imgur.com/cumi4Pj)
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: rpm275 on August 25, 2014, 12:11:07 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/QKCMa8s.jpg) (http://imgur.com/QKCMa8s)
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: rpm275 on August 25, 2014, 12:13:23 PM
Tivoli 81 Victor Gollagher leads Simon Wigg

(http://i.imgur.com/u5hXBHD.jpg) (http://imgur.com/u5hXBHD)
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: rpm275 on August 25, 2014, 12:15:38 PM
Tivoli 81 Robbie Ashton heads Simon Wigg
(http://i.imgur.com/iXyu9iy.jpg) (http://imgur.com/iXyu9iy)
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: rpm275 on August 25, 2014, 12:18:03 PM
Robbie Ashton was beautiful to watch.
(http://i.imgur.com/Gp5sFEy.jpg) (http://imgur.com/Gp5sFEy)
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: rpm275 on August 26, 2014, 11:34:41 AM
Tivoli 82
(http://i.imgur.com/WaoMplZ.jpg) (http://imgur.com/WaoMplZ)
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: rpm275 on August 26, 2014, 11:36:15 AM
Tivoli 82
(http://i.imgur.com/7PUL5EV.jpg) (http://imgur.com/7PUL5EV)
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: rpm275 on August 26, 2014, 11:38:53 AM
Startline Tivoli 84

(http://i.imgur.com/xRXeaCv.jpg) (http://imgur.com/xRXeaCv)
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: rpm275 on August 26, 2014, 11:51:05 AM
Chris Murphy Tivoli

(http://i.imgur.com/SMwMW9I.jpg) (http://imgur.com/SMwMW9I)
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: rpm275 on August 26, 2014, 11:55:30 AM
Kerry Gray on what I believe to be the last two valve bike to win an Australian title.
(http://i.imgur.com/VbKDrjH.jpg) (http://imgur.com/VbKDrjH)
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: rpm275 on August 26, 2014, 11:57:54 AM
One for the two stroke fans
(http://i.imgur.com/wKpHkmX.jpg) (http://imgur.com/wKpHkmX)
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: rpm275 on August 26, 2014, 11:59:43 AM
Tivoli 82 Peter Coward
(http://i.imgur.com/qqLy9xL.jpg) (http://imgur.com/qqLy9xL)
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: rpm275 on August 26, 2014, 12:02:32 PM
Gary Allan at Tivoli
(http://i.imgur.com/9GWKATz.jpg) (http://imgur.com/9GWKATz)
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: rpm275 on August 26, 2014, 12:03:52 PM
Chris Murphy at Tivoli
(http://i.imgur.com/eQEJsWD.jpg) (http://imgur.com/eQEJsWD)
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: rpm275 on August 26, 2014, 12:07:10 PM
Ray Murphy and Terry Allan at Tivoli
(http://i.imgur.com/wpmKfUC.jpg) (http://imgur.com/wpmKfUC)
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: 211 on August 26, 2014, 12:14:05 PM
I can just see Arnie Hallet with his red flag at those Tivoli meetings ......
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: rpm275 on August 26, 2014, 02:17:41 PM
For those that don't know Arnie Hallet was a tireless worker for the Ipswich motorcycle club. He was at the track almost every weekend working wether there was a race meeting or not. A great man who did much for the sport here in qld.
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Slider29 on August 26, 2014, 05:07:11 PM
Once again mate, bloody fantastic. Some very stylish riders there.
regards Mark
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: rpm275 on August 27, 2014, 09:08:08 AM
Tivoli 86 Ray Murphy, Chris Murphy and Terry Allan
(http://i.imgur.com/gRyhB9g.jpg) (http://imgur.com/gRyhB9g)
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: rpm275 on August 27, 2014, 09:12:04 AM
Tivoli 83 Tony Rose on his tz250 slider

(http://i.imgur.com/xk8K7hk.jpg) (http://imgur.com/xk8K7hk)
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: rpm275 on August 27, 2014, 09:18:40 AM
One of the gollagher boys. It is his dad that took most of the photos I have posted. Thanks again Terry Gollagher.
(http://i.imgur.com/1KcAwXS.jpg) (http://imgur.com/1KcAwXS)
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: rpm275 on August 27, 2014, 09:20:00 AM
Tivoli 86

(http://i.imgur.com/goAeCZ9.jpg) (http://imgur.com/goAeCZ9)
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: rpm275 on August 27, 2014, 09:22:47 AM
Same corner a fraction later.
(http://i.imgur.com/aXctMLC.jpg) (http://imgur.com/aXctMLC)
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: rpm275 on August 27, 2014, 09:25:57 AM
Tivoli 83 Chris Murphy

(http://i.imgur.com/SDqwN1J.jpg) (http://imgur.com/SDqwN1J)
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: rpm275 on August 27, 2014, 09:38:51 AM
Tony Rose finds a bit of drive at a Tivoli small track meeting.

(http://i.imgur.com/sIUR0WN.jpg) (http://imgur.com/sIUR0WN)
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: rpm275 on August 27, 2014, 09:41:41 AM
Jap powered Terry Allan

(http://i.imgur.com/zFEpMjW.jpg) (http://imgur.com/zFEpMjW)
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: rpm275 on August 27, 2014, 09:45:34 AM
This photo is for you Jody. I didn't realise I had it. Tim Ray riding the ex Martin Hagon CR480 slider.

(http://i.imgur.com/kHZcHMj.jpg) (http://imgur.com/kHZcHMj)
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: rpm275 on August 27, 2014, 10:10:58 AM
Watto at the top corner at Tivoli. At the oz titles here when necessary he was riding from this corner into the right hander absolutely flat. Anyone who is familiar with the track will realise how unlikely this is. In all the years I raced and watched there I never saw anyone else even come close to doing that.

(http://i.imgur.com/p5JE2AT.jpg) (http://imgur.com/p5JE2AT)
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: rpm275 on August 27, 2014, 12:00:38 PM
Once again mate, bloody fantastic. Some very stylish riders there.
regards Mark
Thanks Mark. I am glad you are enjoying it. I hope others can post some photos too.
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: rpm275 on August 29, 2014, 02:07:24 PM
Chris Murphy leads Chris Watson

(http://i.imgur.com/qEjYlpC.jpg) (http://imgur.com/qEjYlpC)

Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: rpm275 on August 29, 2014, 02:09:40 PM
Plenty going on at the top corner at Tivoli. Watson leading the charge.
(http://i.imgur.com/7JRakbm.jpg) (http://imgur.com/7JRakbm)
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: rpm275 on August 29, 2014, 02:12:00 PM
Chris Murphy leading Victor Gollagher

(http://i.imgur.com/qM4apvt.jpg) (http://imgur.com/qM4apvt)
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: rpm275 on August 29, 2014, 02:13:43 PM
Nice sot of me bruva.

(http://i.imgur.com/ZVtakin.jpg) (http://imgur.com/ZVtakin)
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: rpm275 on August 29, 2014, 02:17:03 PM
Terry Allan who is used to riding his 84s jap borrows Big John Murphys 588 weslake for a try.

(http://i.imgur.com/ryIE4sX.jpg) (http://imgur.com/ryIE4sX)
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: rpm275 on August 29, 2014, 02:18:38 PM
Tivoli 84

(http://i.imgur.com/ULuz6G1.jpg) (http://imgur.com/ULuz6G1)
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: rpm275 on August 29, 2014, 02:20:30 PM
Tivoli 84 Arnie Hallet on the flags.

(http://i.imgur.com/amfORmp.jpg) (http://imgur.com/amfORmp)
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: rpm275 on August 29, 2014, 02:22:34 PM
Terry Allan on the 588 wessie . This thing was FAST.

(http://i.imgur.com/RndHxGj.jpg) (http://imgur.com/RndHxGj)
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: rpm275 on August 29, 2014, 02:25:12 PM
Tivoli 85 Gary Allan and P aul Caslick

(http://i.imgur.com/h9zdTMl.jpg) (http://imgur.com/h9zdTMl)
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: rpm275 on August 29, 2014, 02:28:43 PM
All eyes on Chris Watson

(http://i.imgur.com/CyADwKB.jpg) (http://imgur.com/CyADwKB)
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: pancho on August 31, 2014, 04:05:53 PM
 Spectacular racing at Tivoli in the early 80s!!
Who was No 15?  in #1768? Was Matt Daley still riding then?
cheers pancho.
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: rpm275 on September 01, 2014, 09:58:17 AM
Pancho
#15 is Marty Ransom. From my memory Matt Daley finished racing dirt track in the late? 70s.
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: rpm275 on September 04, 2014, 12:33:13 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/8mYt3N5.jpg) (http://imgur.com/8mYt3N5)
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: rpm275 on September 04, 2014, 12:35:38 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/AQmHdT5.jpg) (http://imgur.com/AQmHdT5)
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: rpm275 on September 04, 2014, 12:40:18 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/sXBaLSd.jpg) (http://imgur.com/sXBaLSd)
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: rpm275 on September 04, 2014, 12:41:59 PM
Michael Stormoth at Tivoli

(http://i.imgur.com/5ZYesmy.jpg) (http://imgur.com/5ZYesmy)
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: rpm275 on September 04, 2014, 12:44:19 PM
QLD VS NSW 84

(http://i.imgur.com/T2fQfHU.jpg) (http://imgur.com/T2fQfHU)
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: rpm275 on September 04, 2014, 12:45:12 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/SGHaK1r.jpg) (http://imgur.com/SGHaK1r)
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: rpm275 on September 04, 2014, 12:46:02 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/E3UHy75.jpg) (http://imgur.com/E3UHy75)
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: rpm275 on September 04, 2014, 12:52:08 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/rWiH8ER.jpg) (http://imgur.com/rWiH8ER)
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: rpm275 on September 04, 2014, 12:52:53 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/scTFRRp.jpg) (http://imgur.com/scTFRRp)
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: rpm275 on September 04, 2014, 12:54:09 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/6awmeRG.jpg) (http://imgur.com/6awmeRG)
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Slider29 on September 04, 2014, 06:58:32 PM
WOW!!! It just keeps getting better. Great to see a bunch of sliders being ridden flat knacker
by top riders. Nice loose track as well.
regards  Mark
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: rpm275 on September 05, 2014, 09:01:36 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/7UosKGd.jpg) (http://imgur.com/7UosKGd)
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: rpm275 on September 05, 2014, 09:02:48 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/7NhQbOH.jpg) (http://imgur.com/7NhQbOH)
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: rpm275 on September 05, 2014, 09:07:29 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/lgs3LlW.jpg) (http://imgur.com/lgs3LlW)
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: rpm275 on September 05, 2014, 09:08:35 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/kdT7l3d.jpg) (http://imgur.com/kdT7l3d)
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: rpm275 on September 05, 2014, 09:09:36 AM
 (http://i.imgur.com/r0L3x9i.jpg) (http://imgur.com/r0L3x9i)
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: rpm275 on September 05, 2014, 09:13:45 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/BmU09Cu.jpg) (http://imgur.com/BmU09Cu)
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: rpm275 on September 05, 2014, 09:15:00 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/nNGuvlV.jpg) (http://imgur.com/nNGuvlV)
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: rpm275 on September 05, 2014, 09:18:10 AM
Tivoli  84 Great action shot. Chris Murphy leads with Chris Watson getting squeezed to the outside.

(http://i.imgur.com/Vu3NYWR.jpg) (http://imgur.com/Vu3NYWR)
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: rpm275 on September 05, 2014, 09:19:54 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/0Kc57g6.jpg) (http://imgur.com/0Kc57g6)
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: rpm275 on September 05, 2014, 09:21:58 AM
TZ250 powered Tony Rose

(http://i.imgur.com/oAf4LVz.jpg) (http://imgur.com/oAf4LVz)

Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Slider29 on September 05, 2014, 07:30:19 PM
I'm thinking that the rider in photo #1787 is Lenny Norris. Also the action shot #1792 is a ripper.
The TZ 250 slider takes me back to Romsey in the late '70's. I can remember a TZ 250, a TZ 350
and an RG 500 jammed into Hagon frames. They were scary fast. Phil Crump on the 350 was a
sight to behold.
Thanks  again RPM for posting the pics. and keeping the flag flying. I don't know where the other
old boys are but I really appreciate it. ;)
regards  Mark
ps  I happen to have a pic of Crumpy on the TZ but I just don't get this pic. posting thing. :)
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: JAP 454 on September 06, 2014, 07:38:16 AM
Mark, us old pri,  errr, boys are still here, lurking about and a lot are on Steve's OZ Classic Dirt Track FB page, bloody awesome shots from RPM !!
Foss
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: SlideRulz on September 06, 2014, 08:35:12 AM
I'm still here Mark and still enjoying these great photos.
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Slider29 on September 06, 2014, 09:29:02 AM
Good on ya Foss and Steve you old pri,.. err boys. Grouse photos .
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: SON on September 06, 2014, 04:17:39 PM
I'm thinking that the rider in photo #1787 is Lenny Norris. Also the action shot #1792 is a ripper.
The TZ 250 slider takes me back to Romsey in the late '70's. I can remember a TZ 250, a TZ 350
and an RG 500 jammed into Hagon frames. They were scary fast. Phil Crump on the 350 was a
sight to behold.
Thanks  again RPM for posting the pics. and keeping the flag flying. I don't know where the other
old boys are but I really appreciate it. ;)
regards  Mark
ps  I happen to have a pic of Crumpy on the TZ but I just don't get this pic. posting thing. :)
Love to see the Crumpy Snr TZ photo can you email it??
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Slider29 on September 06, 2014, 04:42:58 PM
My young blokes are coming around for a bbq tomorrow SON so I'll see if I can work something out.
Last time we tried to post some pics the scanner wasn't working ( so I was told)!
regards  Mark
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: SON on September 06, 2014, 05:02:01 PM
Gotta love Father's Day
You get away with lots of requests
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: SlideRulz on September 06, 2014, 06:37:23 PM
Happy Father's Day gents, lucky we have kids to help us keep up.
Well, sort of.
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: pancho on September 07, 2014, 01:10:22 PM
First you get it restarted after the engine fire is put out!
(http://i1069.photobucket.com/albums/u473/walter883/DSC_2766_zps253d3a4b.jpg) (http://s1069.photobucket.com/user/walter883/media/DSC_2766_zps253d3a4b.jpg.html)
 Then---- FAAAR out! Comedy Relief!!
(http://i1069.photobucket.com/albums/u473/walter883/DSC_2767_zps6f660c89.jpg) (http://s1069.photobucket.com/user/walter883/media/DSC_2767_zps6f660c89.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Slider29 on September 07, 2014, 08:06:20 PM
Evening blokes. Hope you all had a great day. I've got that photo of Crumpy at Romsey on the TZ 250/350
on my email. If you want to post it on here pm me your email.I spent today at Broadford and was talking to
Norm Edwards. He built the bike. Crumpy would ride in the 250cc class then they would change the barrels/
heads/pistons/exhausts etc  to 350cc and then he would ride that class!!!
regards  Mark
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: SlideRulz on September 07, 2014, 10:24:22 PM
Great photos Walter, as usual you're putting us mere mortals to shame.
I hope I'm going as good as you are in 20 years.
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: rpm275 on September 08, 2014, 09:18:27 AM
I'm thinking that the rider in photo #1787 is Lenny Norris. Also the action shot #1792 is a ripper.
The TZ 250 slider takes me back to Romsey in the late '70's. I can remember a TZ 250, a TZ 350
and an RG 500 jammed into Hagon frames. They were scary fast. Phil Crump on the 350 was a
sight to behold.
Thanks  again RPM for posting the pics. and keeping the flag flying. I don't know where the other
old boys are but I really appreciate it. ;)
regards  Mark
ps  I happen to have a pic of Crumpy on the TZ but I just don't get this pic. posting thing. :)
Yes that is Len Norris at the bottom corner at Tivoli in pic 1787. An rg500 in a hagon frame would require a brave rider.
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: rpm275 on September 08, 2014, 01:05:32 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/swvjUOx.jpg) (http://imgur.com/swvjUOx)
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: rpm275 on September 08, 2014, 01:07:48 PM
Gary Allan at Tivoli. I think he is riding a Dula framed weslake.

(http://i.imgur.com/U3ZaBvE.jpg) (http://imgur.com/U3ZaBvE)
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: rpm275 on September 08, 2014, 01:09:31 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/fhMl9Kh.jpg) (http://imgur.com/fhMl9Kh)
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: rpm275 on September 08, 2014, 01:11:07 PM
Nice shot of Tim Ray on his cr250 slider

(http://i.imgur.com/4JIYmHT.jpg) (http://imgur.com/4JIYmHT)
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: rpm275 on September 08, 2014, 01:20:05 PM
TIVOLI 82 KERRY GRAY

(http://i.imgur.com/00vfJ9l.jpg) (http://imgur.com/00vfJ9l)
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: rpm275 on September 08, 2014, 01:27:01 PM
Kerry Gray accepting his trophy and sash.

(http://i.imgur.com/95QLhi0.jpg) (http://imgur.com/95QLhi0)
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: rpm275 on September 08, 2014, 01:30:01 PM
Tivoli small track meeting . Note the speedway bike in front.

(http://i.imgur.com/W2v9ezB.jpg) (http://imgur.com/W2v9ezB)
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: rpm275 on September 08, 2014, 01:32:10 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/PsHps7F.jpg) (http://imgur.com/PsHps7F)
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: rpm275 on September 08, 2014, 01:35:42 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/G92XX50.jpg) (http://imgur.com/G92XX50)
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: rpm275 on September 08, 2014, 01:36:30 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/rCaGkVG.jpg) (http://imgur.com/rCaGkVG)
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: pancho on September 08, 2014, 03:05:30 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/rCaGkVG.jpg) (http://imgur.com/rCaGkVG)

Great shot! Straight down the lens!
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Slider29 on September 08, 2014, 05:22:26 PM
I agree Pancho,..great shot. By the way, how did you pull up after your little mishap. Hope
all is good.
regards  Mark
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: rpm275 on September 09, 2014, 12:13:39 PM
Stan Bear at Tivoli 1981

(http://i.imgur.com/FGdlvfd.jpg) (http://imgur.com/FGdlvfd)
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: rpm275 on September 09, 2014, 12:19:01 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/UdzW1Od.jpg) (http://imgur.com/UdzW1Od)
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: rpm275 on September 09, 2014, 12:21:46 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/WMNA2me.jpg) (http://imgur.com/WMNA2me)
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: rpm275 on September 09, 2014, 12:32:49 PM
Australian titles West Wyalong 1987

(http://i.imgur.com/uIUvhGb.jpg) (http://imgur.com/uIUvhGb)
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: rpm275 on September 09, 2014, 12:35:01 PM
To say Chris Watson was visibly faster than anyone else at this meeting would be  a gross understatement.

(http://i.imgur.com/mdCS56y.jpg) (http://imgur.com/mdCS56y)
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: rpm275 on September 09, 2014, 12:40:05 PM
Well that's about it for my photos. I may be able to scrape up a few more over some time but you will have to be patient. Thank you for the encouraging comments guys.
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: pancho on September 09, 2014, 04:17:54 PM
I agree Pancho,..great shot. By the way, how did you pull up after your little mishap. Hope
all is good.
regards  Mark
I'm OK thanks Mark, my shoulder was a bit sore for a week or so but it's ok now. I have started stripping the 'hot rod ' XT motor down for inspection and I suspect a bent valve after dropping the clutch on full throttle at the start gate with nuetral nicely selected :o Twice!. Need to sort out the clutch drag problem as well.  Makes it very hard to push start when it rolls up to compression. Then there is my nice chrome ex pipe with baked on burnt oil after the thing caught fire at the grid! Had a fun day anyhow! cheers pancho
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: pancho on September 09, 2014, 04:21:18 PM
 That was certainly a great selection of pics from rpm275! Tivoli looked like 'Slider City'!
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Hoony on September 09, 2014, 06:34:43 PM
To say Chris Watson was visibly faster than anyone else at this meeting would be  a gross understatement.

(http://i.imgur.com/mdCS56y.jpg) (http://imgur.com/mdCS56y)
I have some video of Chris watson at Broadford from 1990 or 1991 Aussie Title meeting, he was the only one to keep it sliding from the bottom left hander all the way through the right hander back to the pit corner left hander, seeing the dirt rosster tail change sides was something else. i will see if i can find some time to upload it to Boobtube and link it here.
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Slider29 on September 09, 2014, 07:50:29 PM
LOVE to see that Hoony! also thanks for the ride RPM Fantastic.
As Slides would say,...good shit!
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: 80-85 husky on September 09, 2014, 07:56:44 PM
56 is making use of the term "outside line" a little more than he should... great photo....
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: JAP 454 on September 10, 2014, 08:12:16 AM
I got these pics a couple of days ago from Mark, Slider 29, Crump senior on one of the Romsey specials that were spoken of earlier,

(http://i854.photobucket.com/albums/ab106/JAP454/Crumpyrg500_zps38836acf.jpg) (http://s854.photobucket.com/user/JAP454/media/Crumpyrg500_zps38836acf.jpg.html)

And here's the lad himself.

(http://i854.photobucket.com/albums/ab106/JAP454/Crumpy_zps06487aa6.jpg) (http://s854.photobucket.com/user/JAP454/media/Crumpy_zps06487aa6.jpg.html)

Thanks, Mark. Foss
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Slider29 on September 11, 2014, 07:02:12 PM
Great shot that if I do say so myself. My dad took the pic. Crumpy was flying on the TZ that day.
Well over 100mph on the straights. Thanks for putting it up for me Foss.
regards  Mark
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: JAP 454 on September 16, 2014, 05:18:08 AM
Here ya go, Mark, Black Erna's engine room or should that be engine notmuchroom !!

(http://i854.photobucket.com/albums/ab106/JAP454/BlackErna_zps7b8dc200.jpg) (http://s854.photobucket.com/user/JAP454/media/BlackErna_zps7b8dc200.jpg.html)

Foss
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: JAP 454 on September 16, 2014, 10:12:49 PM
Simon Wigg on Black Erna, 1000m Longtrack c. 1983 quote from Julian, " shredded tyres like a mincing machine"

(http://i854.photobucket.com/albums/ab106/JAP454/BlackErnaWiggy_zps292c441f.jpg) (http://s854.photobucket.com/user/JAP454/media/BlackErnaWiggy_zps292c441f.jpg.html)
Pic from Ingve Horpestad

Foss

Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: SlideRulz on September 16, 2014, 10:21:52 PM
Don't ya just love a bit of commentary from those that'd know. :D
Would pay top dollar to see Wiggy on that beast.
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: JAP 454 on September 16, 2014, 10:32:22 PM
Yep, Steve, me too, amazing what comes to light, eh ?, I just can't imagine 120 BHP in something that weighs 120kilo,
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Slider29 on September 17, 2014, 04:21:40 PM
That is awesome. I would love to see and hear that in action.
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: SlideRulz on October 19, 2014, 09:18:31 PM
(http://i59.tinypic.com/2aguge1.jpg)
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: SlideRulz on October 19, 2014, 09:20:52 PM
(http://i61.tinypic.com/n3rqz4.jpg)
Salty Creek, NSW Titles RD2. 1972.
Looks like several big guns were caught napping.
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Beemeerr11 on October 19, 2014, 09:54:13 PM
Yep, Shots 1 and 4 are at Griffith , Mark, for sure

Freaky, I'm not sure if it is an RD 125, but as Slider says, Ian Williams had one as well, both built in Canberra by Doug Bryant, I may be wrong , but I'm sure KP still has the bike, I'll talk to him later this week.

They were bloody fast , I was at a practice day at Fairbairn in th '70s, both KP and Ian were there, on the 125 twins,they made an awesome noise , tearing around together !!

#92 in shot 4 is Wagga's Loyd Richards , Has anyone any idea who #19 in shot 2 could be ??
Foss

Just come along this site, some really good stuff, I was at that practice as young kid watching Ian and KP and amassed at what these two were doing, I bought my first bike off Taffy Williams in 1976 and we became friends later in life, Taffy sent me some pictures years ago that I'll try to post, one is Ian on the twin 125 and I also have some pictures of taffy doing some trials riding with his bowler hat on, I'll see how I go?

Cheers

Lou     
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: SlideRulz on October 20, 2014, 04:39:32 PM
(http://i57.tinypic.com/2zr2iwh.jpg)
(http://i62.tinypic.com/t6xypz.jpg)
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Slider29 on October 20, 2014, 08:15:39 PM
Ripper shots there Slides. Must have been before the noise police going by all of the straight-out
exhausts. And who is the young bloke? As for the big guns caught napping,....maybe Killer Carl
and friend jumped the gun!!!
regards  Mark
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Slider29 on October 20, 2014, 08:30:34 PM
Hey beemeerr11,
Glad you like the site. Welcome aboard. Would love to see some pics of Ian. If my
memory is right, I think Ian made the front cover of REVS on the 125 twin. I would really
like to see that pic again. Had a red border around the cover I think. Foss was good friends
with Ian and Taff. Ian was one of Australia's  top short circuit riders.
regards  Mark
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Beemeerr11 on October 21, 2014, 10:51:04 PM
I'll try this one and see if it works, if so I'll do some more.

Cheers
Lou

(http://i642.photobucket.com/albums/uu141/beemeerr11/AtCOWRAImage3.jpg) (http://s642.photobucket.com/user/beemeerr11/media/AtCOWRAImage3.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Beemeerr11 on October 21, 2014, 10:57:28 PM
Another one.

(http://i642.photobucket.com/albums/uu141/beemeerr11/AtGrifithImage1.jpg) (http://s642.photobucket.com/user/beemeerr11/media/AtGrifithImage1.jpg.html)

(http://i642.photobucket.com/albums/uu141/beemeerr11/Scan20035.jpg) (http://s642.photobucket.com/user/beemeerr11/media/Scan20035.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Beemeerr11 on October 21, 2014, 11:05:44 PM
Sorry I just realised I could have done them in one go, I took the long way round
This is the Aus All powers title 1980, if you blow it up you will see, Ian Williams, Kev Condron, Caddy and Len Norris  the second one of Ian coming out of the right hand corner in the pictures I just posted is at Griffith and I think the other coming out of the left hander is at Canberra.

Any one interested in one of Taffy on a trials bike in his younger days? or is this the wrong area to put it in?

Cheers

Lou

Sorry didn't put the link in: (http://i642.photobucket.com/albums/uu141/beemeerr11/Aus_AllPowersTitles1980Image3.jpg) (http://s642.photobucket.com/user/beemeerr11/media/Aus_AllPowersTitles1980Image3.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: JAP 454 on October 22, 2014, 08:17:42 AM
Top shots, beemeerr11. the shot of the Griffith right hander, # 52 Pete Lee chasing.
Great stuff !! I don't think anyone would have a problem with ANY pictures of Taffy, Steve ?
Foss
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Slider29 on October 24, 2014, 07:04:25 PM
Love the pics of Ian Williams,.. How good is the one at Griffith (the right hander). Perfect.
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Beemeerr11 on October 24, 2014, 10:39:56 PM
Hey Slider29 and Jap454,

I must admit that is a great shot, it just wreaks of totally in control and in the rhythm of that moment, it's not often that you see right handers (In Classics Dirt Track that is)  in this sort of "beauty".

BTW a few years ago I was at Taffy's place and he showed me all the programs that he had kept/accumulated from the majority of meetings held at Fairburn Park which included the Lester Edminster track (now no longer) and other meetings, my interest was that I entered "being the appropriate word" in the 1977 Short Circuit Australian Titles, ironically that was the only programme he couldn't find (LOL), but he had heaps from before and after that year. I probably should try and follow up about where all that paper work ended up as I'm sure after seeing this site, someone would have some interest or appreciation in it?

On another note, on my way home from the XS1100 rally in Nymboida earlier this year I stopped at the Nabiac Museum (1st time since seeing it in Canberra all those years ago) and had a look as Taffy mentioned he'd donated some of Ian's memorabilia there some time ago, good to see and a great museum.     

Cheers

Lou
 
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Beemeerr11 on October 24, 2014, 11:14:25 PM
Here is a picture of Taffy (with tie on of course) outside his Yamaha dealership in Queanbeyan in the 70's, the guy in the suite sitting on the TY is Mick Andrews who was World Trials Champion at the time.
(http://i642.photobucket.com/albums/uu141/beemeerr11/Image2.jpg) (http://s642.photobucket.com/user/beemeerr11/media/Image2.jpg.html)

and one more: The Bultaco and the Bowler hat during competition, no way would that be allowed today :)

(http://i642.photobucket.com/albums/uu141/beemeerr11/TaffysansBowler.jpg) (http://s642.photobucket.com/user/beemeerr11/media/TaffysansBowler.jpg.html)

 
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: JAP 454 on November 15, 2014, 09:19:30 AM
By request, here's a shot of me mate, Mick Mayes, up it for the rent on his Suzi 400 Slider at Sapphire Speedway, turn 4. He did stay on board ............  this time !!

(http://i854.photobucket.com/albums/ab106/JAP454/MickMayesSapphire_zps43df9ba0.jpg) (http://s854.photobucket.com/user/JAP454/media/MickMayesSapphire_zps43df9ba0.jpg.html)

 A little birdie tells me that Mick will soon be back on the track on board something a bit more, aaaah, bigerer !! a Slider, of course !!!
Foss
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Slider29 on November 15, 2014, 07:46:49 PM
WOW!!
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: HeavenVMX on November 15, 2014, 10:50:54 PM
Here is a picture of Taffy (with tie on of course) outside his Yamaha dealership in Queanbeyan in the 70's, the guy in the suite sitting on the TY is Mick Andrews who was World Trials Champion at the time.
(http://i642.photobucket.com/albums/uu141/beemeerr11/Image2.jpg) (http://s642.photobucket.com/user/beemeerr11/media/Image2.jpg.html)

Unbelivably Mick Andrews never won the World Trials Championship the same as Malcohm Rathmell and Sammy Miller. It was only a European Championship at the time they won their titles. It was silly but the World Trials Championship only started in 1975.

Certainly all three of riders were the best in the world at the time.

Sorry, not trying to highjack just thought I would point it out.

I love this thread fantastic pics. Does anyone have some photos of the Neapean 6hr toward the end of the race. It was like an MX track by hour 5 :o

Raced a Can Am 250 one year and was doing well until the exhaust broke from the rough track :-[
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: yamaico on November 17, 2014, 02:57:46 PM
My apologies if this has been up before but it is some great old footage, although a bit hard to see. Nepean, Amaroo, Young, Griffith to name a few. I reckon it's Carlos biting the dust at the 4.00 minute mark too Steve - very unlike the spear to go down just by himself ;D ;D
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tmL4pQaciFE
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Purple Dave on December 03, 2014, 11:30:12 AM
Practice Track..........Belfield Speedway 1968...........350 AJS, complete with homemade speedway tank..........

(http://i396.photobucket.com/albums/pp45/triumph51/belfield68_zpsccec30aa.jpg) (http://s396.photobucket.com/user/triumph51/media/belfield68_zpsccec30aa.jpg.html)

(http://i396.photobucket.com/albums/pp45/triumph51/350AJS1968.jpg) (http://s396.photobucket.com/user/triumph51/media/350AJS1968.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: 80-85 husky on December 03, 2014, 09:29:47 PM
had a look at a mates nicely restoed (std) AJ 350 the other nite, was his old mans who bought it new!
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Slider29 on December 23, 2014, 02:09:24 PM
I've been going through these pages from the start and noticed a few pictures have been removed.
What is the reason behind that?
Mark
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: 80-85 husky on December 23, 2014, 04:21:25 PM
some of the web photo hosting sites change or people pull their pics when the $$charges start so the links no longer function
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: pancho on February 04, 2015, 04:24:30 PM


 Give it a rev soon! New rod, new inlet valve new valve springs frame repaired, spacers located!
(http://i1069.photobucket.com/albums/u473/walter883/DSC00805_zps0z9awshb.jpg) (http://s1069.photobucket.com/user/walter883/media/DSC00805_zps0z9awshb.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Purple Dave on February 06, 2015, 11:21:32 AM
I just took over the Secretary position at my club, Gosford MCC and was handed a large group of mainly 60's photos.........here's a speedway shot from Morriset Speedway circa 1969............1st Peter Waters, Gosford member  2nd Bob Young, Villawood member  3rd Ken Hockey, Gosford member  4th David Mills, Villawood member..............I'm off to the Australian Blues Festival this weekend, so look forward to some more OLD photos when I return next week............

(http://i396.photobucket.com/albums/pp45/triumph51/MorrisetSpeedway_zpsd48ab93b.jpg) (http://s396.photobucket.com/user/triumph51/media/MorrisetSpeedway_zpsd48ab93b.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Purple Dave on February 06, 2015, 07:48:40 PM
230 Peter Waters, Gosford MCC Gold Star BSA  185 Warren Willis, Narrabri MCC 440 Victor BSA...........at Gunnedah

(http://i396.photobucket.com/albums/pp45/triumph51/Gunnedah_zps6f5fabfe.jpg) (http://s396.photobucket.com/user/triumph51/media/Gunnedah_zps6f5fabfe.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Purple Dave on February 06, 2015, 07:53:14 PM
230 Peter Waters  373 Stuart Mason  325 Greg Primmer..........at Salty Creek

(http://i396.photobucket.com/albums/pp45/triumph51/SaltyCreek_zpsf11c0d9f.jpg) (http://s396.photobucket.com/user/triumph51/media/SaltyCreek_zpsf11c0d9f.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: mick25 on February 06, 2015, 08:04:04 PM
Great photos dave , I would like to go back in time and watch a few of those races 8)
Good to see you bringing the past into the current days
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Slider29 on February 07, 2015, 07:40:07 PM
The slider is coming along nicely Wal. Looking good.
Great pics of a great era in shortcircuit Alvin.
Look forward to seeing some more.
regards  Mark
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: micks on February 07, 2015, 08:13:44 PM
love the photo`s purple will be show 'in a bloke at work the Greg Primmer shot he is a relo somehow
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Purple Dave on February 13, 2015, 01:09:08 PM
Peter Waters, Gosford MCC, starting to fire on his Matcho...............Heddon Greta, 1965..........



(http://i396.photobucket.com/albums/pp45/triumph51/PeterWatersStartingtoFire1965_zps68b52ee1.jpg) (http://s396.photobucket.com/user/triumph51/media/PeterWatersStartingtoFire1965_zps68b52ee1.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Purple Dave on February 13, 2015, 01:11:04 PM
Ray Nicol, JAP, Heddon Greta, 1966.............

(http://i396.photobucket.com/albums/pp45/triumph51/RayNicolHeddonGretaJAP1966_zps3f61ec2f.jpg) (http://s396.photobucket.com/user/triumph51/media/RayNicolHeddonGretaJAP1966_zps3f61ec2f.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Purple Dave on February 13, 2015, 01:15:17 PM
Salty Creek, 1966...........314, I think is a Gosford MCC member...........Duplex Beezas always handled well.........I will have to do more research for rider's names..............

(http://i396.photobucket.com/albums/pp45/triumph51/CCF12022015_00003_zpsb57e9233.jpg) (http://s396.photobucket.com/user/triumph51/media/CCF12022015_00003_zpsb57e9233.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Purple Dave on February 13, 2015, 01:18:16 PM
Peter Waters, No 230, BSA.........Pat Fernance, No 306, JAP.........Heddon Greta, 1966...........

(http://i396.photobucket.com/albums/pp45/triumph51/HaeddonGreta1966_zps4e95a2d8.jpg) (http://s396.photobucket.com/user/triumph51/media/HaeddonGreta1966_zps4e95a2d8.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Purple Dave on February 13, 2015, 01:29:43 PM
Peter Waters, Gosford MCC, starting to fire on his Matcho...............Heddon Greta, 1965..........



(http://i396.photobucket.com/albums/pp45/triumph51/PeterWatersStartingtoFire1965_zps68b52ee1.jpg) (http://s396.photobucket.com/user/triumph51/media/PeterWatersStartingtoFire1965_zps68b52ee1.jpg.html)

It looks like he stole the petrol tank off his lawnmower..........my speedway tank on my 350 AJS in 1968 was an improvement on 60's technology !!..........LOL !!!

(http://i396.photobucket.com/albums/pp45/triumph51/350AJS1968.jpg) (http://s396.photobucket.com/user/triumph51/media/350AJS1968.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Slider29 on February 13, 2015, 06:55:36 PM
Dave (ALVIN),
            Just @#!@%$Beautiful. Great pics from the start of the Golden Era
of SHORT CIRUIT racing in OZ. Thankyou.
regards  Mark
ps. Hope there are more to come.
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: mick25 on February 13, 2015, 07:47:59 PM
Cool pics dave , does anyone have any photos of the west  Maitland track nsw where it all started in australia .

 It's only a stone throw from heddon great track.
It will be a while back 1923 to - 1952
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: TTezza on February 13, 2015, 10:04:45 PM
(http://s3.postimg.org/n97lnko6r/image.jpg)

Maitland Showground 2014 ????
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: TTezza on February 13, 2015, 10:09:59 PM
(http://s7.postimg.org/u6paw1srv/image.jpg)

In the beginning......
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Purple Dave on February 17, 2015, 03:06:11 PM
#373 Stuart Mason #231 Peter Waters, Gosford MCC #868 Bobby Young  rear of field Ken Hockey, Gosford MCC....Salty Creek.....1966

(http://i396.photobucket.com/albums/pp45/triumph51/StuartMasonSaltyCreek1966_zpseefb7116.jpg) (http://s396.photobucket.com/user/triumph51/media/StuartMasonSaltyCreek1966_zpseefb7116.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Purple Dave on February 17, 2015, 03:10:08 PM
#295 Peter Archer #400 George Watson #230 Peter Waters # 325 Greg Primmer........Salty Creek 1966..........

(http://i396.photobucket.com/albums/pp45/triumph51/PeterArcherSaltyCreek_zpsdae7433d.jpg) (http://s396.photobucket.com/user/triumph51/media/PeterArcherSaltyCreek_zpsdae7433d.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Purple Dave on February 17, 2015, 03:13:52 PM
#230 Peter Waters Gosford MCC  JAP..........Salty Creek.........circa 1967.......

(http://i396.photobucket.com/albums/pp45/triumph51/PeterWatersJAPSaltyCreek_zpse41fa037.jpg) (http://s396.photobucket.com/user/triumph51/media/PeterWatersJAPSaltyCreek_zpse41fa037.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Purple Dave on February 17, 2015, 03:18:05 PM
#230 Peter Waters Gosford MCC  Bultaco.....
  Londonderry............
(http://i396.photobucket.com/albums/pp45/triumph51/PeterWatersGosfordMCCBultacoLondonderry_zps80e3b0e4.jpg) (http://s396.photobucket.com/user/triumph51/media/PeterWatersGosfordMCCBultacoLondonderry_zps80e3b0e4.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Purple Dave on February 17, 2015, 03:21:39 PM
#230 Peter Waters Gosford MCC #175 Steve Inskip #377 Andy Penfold..........Salty Creek 1965..........

(http://i396.photobucket.com/albums/pp45/triumph51/230PeterWaters175SteveInskip377AndyPenfoldSaltyCreek1965_zpsb443a310.jpg) (http://s396.photobucket.com/user/triumph51/media/230PeterWaters175SteveInskip377AndyPenfoldSaltyCreek1965_zpsb443a310.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Purple Dave on February 17, 2015, 03:24:47 PM
#230 Peter Waters Gosford MCC #370 Ken Hockey Gosford MCC...........Heddon Greta 1966..........

(http://i396.photobucket.com/albums/pp45/triumph51/230PeterWatersGosfordMCC370KenHockeyHeddonGreta1966_zpseb7e9808.jpg) (http://s396.photobucket.com/user/triumph51/media/230PeterWatersGosfordMCC370KenHockeyHeddonGreta1966_zpseb7e9808.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Purple Dave on February 17, 2015, 03:28:36 PM
#230 Peter Waters #6 Alan "Soapy" Taylor #400 George Watson............Old Bar, Taree.......circa 1967....

(http://i396.photobucket.com/albums/pp45/triumph51/230PeterWaters408GeorgeWatsonOldBar_zps0784bbab.jpg) (http://s396.photobucket.com/user/triumph51/media/230PeterWaters408GeorgeWatsonOldBar_zps0784bbab.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Slider29 on February 22, 2015, 08:30:09 PM
Wow!! These old  photos are fantastic. Mostly taken by Mums' and Dad's following their kid's dreams.
There are over 100 pages of photos and stories/memories on here and I love it! Short Circuit Racing
to me was just the best thing. Everything about it was good back in the day imo. The tracks, the riders,
the crowds and especially the Sliders. Hagon Japs, Jawas, Weslakes, Goddens etc. etc.
Just wondering about access to professional pics by photographers such as Bill Meyer and
Graeme Wungluck. They took some fantastic pictures throughout the Golden Era of Short Circuit and it
would be a shame if they were locked away forever.  Does anybody know these blokes or have contact
details? I realise there would be a fee but I would be willing to pay. A pictorial history of Short Circuit
Racing in Oz would be fabulous.  cheers  Mark
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: pancho on March 06, 2015, 05:01:22 PM
(http://i1069.photobucket.com/albums/u473/walter883/6M_zps5s6somer.jpg) (http://s1069.photobucket.com/user/walter883/media/6M_zps5s6somer.jpg.html)

Nearly ready to rock and roll!
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: matcho mick on March 06, 2015, 05:54:10 PM
tiz the biz Wal  8),couple laps of the street too bed it in mate, :P
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Slider29 on March 06, 2015, 07:22:00 PM
Shithot Pancho,
       Bring it down to Broadford for a few easy laps.
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: pancho on March 08, 2015, 03:50:21 PM
Shithot Pancho,
       Bring it down to Broadford for a few easy laps.
Thanks Slider!, Love to, but it ain't gunna happen.

 Looking forward to the April PCC meet at Nepean!
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: pancho on March 08, 2015, 03:51:49 PM
tiz the biz Wal  8),couple laps of the street too bed it in mate, :P
  Thanks M.Mick Love to but that better not happen either!
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: pancho on March 08, 2015, 04:00:15 PM
 Great shots from good ol' Amaroo dirt! Had some good fun there!
cheers pancho.
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: pancho on March 08, 2015, 04:10:37 PM
Strange bikes at Amaroo (WTF)

(http://i1130.photobucket.com/albums/m522/Megapink_Mist/11-19-2009_066.jpg)

(http://i1130.photobucket.com/albums/m522/Megapink_Mist/11-19-2009_173.jpg)

MK
I was looking at these!
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Purple Dave on July 18, 2015, 07:54:02 PM
I found this report in a Revs magazine in my late Dad's collection.......the report doesn't mention that our team suffered a flat tyre during the first half of the race, when running with the leaders.........Gary O'Brien mentions suffering from blistered hands........brings memories of same back to me.......a very hard race to just finish in, much less win.........

(http://i396.photobucket.com/albums/pp45/triumph51/Nepean%206%20hour%201978_zpsjpoaj3tf.jpg) (http://s396.photobucket.com/user/triumph51/media/Nepean%206%20hour%201978_zpsjpoaj3tf.jpg.html)

(http://i396.photobucket.com/albums/pp45/triumph51/Nepean%206%20hour%201978%201_zps8efisq3u.jpg) (http://s396.photobucket.com/user/triumph51/media/Nepean%206%20hour%201978%201_zps8efisq3u.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: TTezza on November 26, 2015, 11:27:16 PM
Sorry it's a bit blurred

(http://s3.postimg.org/4sqq9wqr7/image.jpg)
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: pancho on December 21, 2015, 01:09:03 PM
Les Burdus had a DVD of the event. I have a copy.
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: pancho on December 26, 2015, 12:02:57 PM
Does anybody have any pics or info or even memories of the "Hundred Pound Race" at Musswellbrook late fifties?
 All I can remember is seeing the great Jack Ahearn racing a Manx there, plus the winner was  ? Wheatly on a MSS Velo.
 pancho.
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: VMX247 on January 31, 2016, 11:25:19 PM
A couple from Seymour 73.
(http://i60.tinypic.com/j67dvs.jpg)
(http://i58.tinypic.com/34gn0hv.jpg)
297 King Dirt Keith Davies
I spent most of yesterday with him
He is still doing his thing running a Hunter Club Dirttrack Day at Barleigh Ranch
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: VMX247 on January 31, 2016, 11:28:12 PM
TTezza as above
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: TTezza on February 01, 2016, 03:01:49 PM
Appreciate it  :)
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: Branchy on February 07, 2016, 10:15:57 AM
(http://s26.postimg.org/sxs7p8xzd/image.jpg)

Ouch
[is that coming into the top corner of greenhill??
]
Title: Re: Classic Dirt Track Images.
Post by: sleepercatcher on July 05, 2019, 03:53:17 PM
Here Ya go , Dave I found the other shot of Reggie

(http://i854.photobucket.com/albums/ab106/JAP454/RegSouthgate.jpg)

Lunch break in the Cowra pits, My Elstar in foreground, Mark Day back to camera, TD with St. George body colour, Reg looking very pensive, dunno who old mate is kneeling next to Reg, I do have a suspicion who it might be , any clues from the Griffith Mafiosi ?? and EA feeding our two sprogs, Kerry and Brian

Righto, Smoko over, back to the shed,
Foss
The bloke kneeling is my Dad Jim Griggs,Reggie's brother inlaw, great photo I have a few photos of uncle Reg also Reg and Max Morris I think it is, on the sidecar