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Re: Bendigo Longtrack 1975
« Reply #15 on: May 03, 2011, 07:22:17 PM »
wally
 did he have a spotted helmet at that meeting.yes he was great to watch bet wiggy is my fav
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« Reply #16 on: May 03, 2011, 08:17:57 PM »
Yep , Jim . Chris Pusey wore dotted gear , hence the nickname, " Polka Dot" Pusey
Chris Pusey, the two Wiggs Julian and Simon and another Pom, Chris Carr , I think, saw them all at Nepean or Griffith , all bloody good showmen as well as spectacular riders , with Simon taking top of the bill in my opinion.
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« Reply #17 on: May 03, 2011, 08:45:30 PM »
Simon was the wheely king but I don't think he ever rode at Nepean.
Was the meeting Chris Pusey rode at Nepean a Test Match?
The meeting I remember him riding at Nepean was almost rained off and didn't get under way until the afternoon, everyone hung around because Pusey was there and he definitely put on a show.
It was tongue in cheek Jim, you've definitely aged disgracfully.
Good afro, you could've been in the Mod Squad.

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Re: Bendigo Longtrack 1975
« Reply #18 on: May 03, 2011, 08:58:53 PM »
hey Foss, Great story on Bendigo. Great to see a pic of TD as well. I found this site courtesy of JERRY. Fantastic memories. As soon as i saw  JAP 454 i knew who it was! I first met you at West Wyalong in 1974/75. I was a skinny kid with yellow hagon Jap and a yellow ossa 250 slider.#29. I was with my dad Ron Eastham. We were  beside each other in the pits. I've got shitloads of photos etc. etc. I've even got photos that you took of me and ones that dad took of you!! When i can work out how to drive this thing i'll start putting them on. Being mexican we got used to Clarrie turning up at races  with a bike for every event! We used to piss ourselves laughing. Clarrie joined in as well. Great bloke and rider especially on the sidecar.   As   for Charlie Edwards , he was my hero .I first met him at West Wyalong in 1966 . He was there with his mate Les Lewis with a couple of brand new Hagon Japs. They were from Hay N.S.W.   That 250  Yammy screamer that he built was awesome!! and that gives us some more stories to tell. Re. Romsey grasstrack .                                          

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Re: Bendigo Longtrack 1975
« Reply #19 on: May 03, 2011, 09:03:43 PM »
Hey Slides,
You're right about Simon not being at Nepean, there was a video around of a meeting at Melbourne Showground ?? third of a mile I think , you may know where it was ,anyway Simon was really putting on a show, wheelying down the straight and turning the bars  before putting the bike down as he was already in the turn , lap after lap. Awsome stuff.
I may still have the tape , I'll see if I can dig it up. also there was another tape  around with Karl Maier in Oz , when interviewed he says "I haff not ze time to vork on my enchin, you know" my son still comes up with that saying
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« Reply #20 on: May 03, 2011, 09:08:12 PM »
just read my first ever post and have to make a correction. It was at Narranderra where i first met Chas. '65/66.

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Re: Bendigo Longtrack 1975
« Reply #21 on: May 03, 2011, 09:10:24 PM »
Welcome aboard Mark,
Checked your profile , cos the # 29 rang a bell , Bloody hell, another blast from the past !! great to see you on here, when I found out who slider29 was , rang bro Jim and told him.
Please if you have any fotos, post em up, I'm getting very low on pix , and it's good to share 'em around.
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Re: Bendigo Longtrack 1975
« Reply #22 on: May 03, 2011, 09:25:53 PM »
thanks for that steve
it was a long time ago i was sure it was simon but may be it was just julian.i went to all the tests at nepean they were great
dad was a acu official then (now called ma)
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Re: Bendigo Longtrack 1975
« Reply #23 on: May 03, 2011, 09:32:25 PM »
hi al, ithink i,m in heaven yeehaa!!

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« Reply #24 on: May 03, 2011, 09:43:23 PM »
Welcome Mark, have you checked out the Classic Dirt Track topic in the Foto section yet?
There are a host of great shots in there and we'd love to see some of your photos.
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« Reply #25 on: May 03, 2011, 09:45:11 PM »
Foss, regarding photos, I,ve got over 100 that are good from about 1974 to 1980. I've also got  super 8 film put onto disc from the mid 60's including the great Charlie Edwards at West Wyalong poppin' monos on his Jap circa. '65/66

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Re: Bendigo Longtrack 1975
« Reply #26 on: May 03, 2011, 09:49:13 PM »
Hey Slides.
Yeah I have checked it out. fantastic. I'll be sure to put mine up ASAP. I should get them up in the next week or so.

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Re: Bendigo Longtrack 1975
« Reply #27 on: May 03, 2011, 10:03:44 PM »
Welcome aboard Mark,
Checked your profile , cos the # 29 rang a bell , Bloody hell, another blast from the past !! great to see you on here, when I found out who slider29 was , rang bro Jim and told him.
Please if you have any fotos, post em up, I'm getting very low on pix , and it's good to share 'em around.
Foss

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Re: Bendigo Longtrack 1975
« Reply #28 on: January 09, 2013, 09:13:23 PM »
Well, Well, It just goes to show this forum is Bloody great !!!

I've just had an email from Godden 79 which confirms that,the photo I posted earlier in the thread,



IS Charlies Bike !!!

Yep, you got it, the one that Booey rode, jimg1au worked on, Clarrie Jones rode, and the one that blew TD and I into the weeds !! and created such a stir in Pommyland !!

Story is that Les lewis Jnr bought it off Charlie, converted it to 250cc TR2 specs and moved up to Townsville.
Lenny is in touch with Charlie , he's still in Hay and Lenny been sending some of this stuff from the forum  to him, Charlie is rapt !!.
Lenny gave me Charlies phone numbers so I'll ring him and say G'day.
What a blast from the past, eh??
Foss

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Re: Bendigo Longtrack 1975
« Reply #29 on: January 09, 2013, 10:08:49 PM »
Terrific stuff boys !! After just reading this thread it brought back heaps of memories of racing some of these great riders in the early 70's.
I think Julian Wigg was the best Pommie to race Short Circuit in Australia. Later, his younger brother was a better Speedway rider.....and a real nice guy...R I P Simon......As for Charlie Edwards......a top rider with innovative machinery....Here's a result sheet from Amaroo Park in 1971......as a C grader at this time I was rapt to get a 3rd place in one of the heats behind Doug Platts and Les Lewis ( no relation ). I was riding my flying DT 1 at this meeting. There are some great names in this result sheet......has anyone found the Tardis yet ?
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