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by ianw
Fri May 15, 2020 3:50 pm
Forum: The Sidecar Paddock
Topic: On ebay.
Replies: 1
Views: 468

Re: On ebay.

by ianw
Fri May 15, 2020 3:31 pm
Forum: The Sidecar Paddock
Topic: On ebay.
Replies: 1
Views: 468

On ebay.

Is this the 3 wheeler that George Hardwick renovated?
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by ianw
Mon May 04, 2020 1:09 pm
Forum: Classic/Vintage/Where are they now?
Topic: BRAKE DISCK
Replies: 16
Views: 2682

Re: BRAKE DISCK

Dishes maybe Windle but I think the hub isn't ???, I could be wrong though?
by ianw
Mon May 04, 2020 7:22 am
Forum: Classic/Vintage/Where are they now?
Topic: BRAKE DISCK
Replies: 16
Views: 2682

Re: BRAKE DISCK

Not a Windle wheel tony?
by ianw
Sat Feb 01, 2020 9:35 am
Forum: Classic/Vintage/Where are they now?
Topic: BEARs rule freeze
Replies: 10
Views: 4575

Re: BEARs rule freeze

Hi Phil, with the demise of F/Era races, it was replaced with a class called Post Classic, no resembalance to F/Era. The class allows multi 2 strokes, muli 4 strokes etc. You could race your TZ with them. You'd be up against long outfits that they allowed in. Don't know if you heard, Nigel passed aw...
by ianw
Thu Jan 30, 2020 9:42 pm
Forum: The Sidecar Paddock
Topic: The collapse of Norton. From the guardian
Replies: 4
Views: 2634

Re: The collapse of Norton. From the guardian

I heard as long ago as 2011 steer clear of Garner, he is a crook, these are not my words. Very sad that Spondon Eng. was bought by Garner,home of the masters of Aluminium craftsmen. https://www.theguardian.com/business/2020/jan/30/taken-for-a-ride-how-norton-motorcycles-collapsed-amid-acrimony-and-s...
by ianw
Wed Jan 29, 2020 3:29 pm
Forum: Classic/Vintage/Where are they now?
Topic: BEARs rule freeze
Replies: 10
Views: 4575

Re: BEARs rule freeze

Hi Phil, the MAJOR difference between Forgotten Era & Classic Club was that Forgotten Era allowed 13" wheels & slicks where as at the time Classic didn't. Centre hub & single sided swingarms were also allowed in F/Era. F/Era was very relaxed on chassis. Forgot to mention "Kettles" raced with F/Era &...
by ianw
Wed Jan 29, 2020 8:45 am
Forum: Classic/Vintage/Where are they now?
Topic: BEARs rule freeze
Replies: 10
Views: 4575

Re: BEARs rule freeze

Hi Phil, I'm not having a moan I'm stating a fact. The original F/era rules were two classes within the race, ie Twin Cylinder machines & Multi Cylinder machines. Thought up by the late Dave Hawley RIP. I say machines because the machines wern't just sidecars, 3 wheelers were allowed in the races, M...
by ianw
Sun Jan 26, 2020 1:32 pm
Forum: Classic/Vintage/Where are they now?
Topic: BEARs rule freeze
Replies: 10
Views: 4575

Re: BEARs rule freeze

Good move Phil. Forgotten Era Racing ( Now Post Classic!) in the 90's was a thriving class with full grids at every meeting, but there was a small group who didn't race with Forgotten Era who wanted to change the rules. Why alter a perfectly good class of racing? Proggression they said, stop the cla...
by ianw
Wed Jan 08, 2020 9:46 pm
Forum: The Sidecar Paddock
Topic: So that's why it's the gooseneck
Replies: 3
Views: 727

Re: So that's why it's the gooseneck

The "Club Circuit", brilliant, flying into the hairpin 4 abreast!, no chicane to slow you down going into the hairpin.
I rode the club circuit in the 70's, 80's & 90's, back then the mountain section could be covered with fog but the club circuit was relativily clear.
Good day's
by ianw
Wed Jan 08, 2020 8:21 am
Forum: The Sidecar Paddock
Topic: RIP Colin Seeley
Replies: 3
Views: 477

Re: RIP Colin Seeley

So sad, what an Engineer. Another part of Motorcycling history has gone.
RIP Colin.
by ianw
Wed Nov 13, 2019 4:31 pm
Forum: The Sidecar Paddock
Topic: F2 class introduction year.
Replies: 5
Views: 1920

Re: F2 class introduction year.

I ran a Puma Weslake engine.
Vince Winstanley & also the Hogg brothers ran BMW engines with Krauser 4 valve heads.
There were also Triumph Weslakes, Triumph, BSA, etc.
by ianw
Mon Oct 07, 2019 7:20 am
Forum: The Sidecar Paddock
Topic: Dick Hawes
Replies: 20
Views: 5424

Re: Dick Hawes

RIP Dick, one of a kind.
by ianw
Fri Aug 30, 2019 7:29 am
Forum: Classic/Vintage/Where are they now?
Topic: Honda 600 in 1987 ?
Replies: 3
Views: 2264

Re: Honda 600 in 1987 ?

If I remember correctly, it was 1988 when they were first used???
F2 for the TT in 1990 it was 350 2 strokes & 600 4 strokes, the year 1000cc twins were banned from the TT.
Geoff Bell could throw some light on this.