Warwick Newman - Cradley Heath Kawasaki

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Warwick Newman - Cradley Heath Kawasaki

Unread post by TonyW » Fri Nov 16, 2007 9:03 pm

Very, very quick 998 Kawasaki outfit !!!! :shock:

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Re: Warwick Newman - Cradley Heath Kawasaki

Unread post by sidecarcop » Sat Dec 29, 2007 10:46 pm

Spoke to Warwick just before TT as I wanted him to ride my outfit in the parade, but due to old war wounds he did not feel fit enough. He works as an accountant with young Boddice and does not have any dealings with racing now. After our change from the Kawasaki to Yam750 in the 83 Warwick went on to win the TT overall in I think 87 with Eddie Yarcker ( was I pig sick) He retired shortly after following a bad crash on the continent.
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Re: Warwick Newman - Cradley Heath Kawasaki

Unread post by TonyW » Sun Dec 30, 2007 1:03 am

I remember him having an overall TT win, but mostly remember the Kawasaki outfit from the early 80's ....... boy did that thing move !! :lol: happy memories of seeing only the back end of that Cradley Kawasaki at Aintree and Oulton :shock:

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Re: Warwick Newman - Cradley Heath Kawasaki

Unread post by sidecarcop » Mon Jan 07, 2008 8:15 pm

The Kawasaki was a beast, Warwick had the motors done by Phil Manzarno ( not sure of spelling) he used to tune the motors for the Dutch drag racer Henk Vink. We would always be in the first group into the first corner and hold the lesser yams on the straights but could'nt touch them through the corners due to the weight of the motor. Remember doing a national at Mallory, went from the back row to second into Gerards and having Jock, Trevor Ireson,Greasly and co drive go round us as Warwick wrestled the bike. Had some great fun at Aintree with Des Founds, Les Hurst and Co.Happy days
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Re: Warwick Newman - Cradley Heath Kawasaki

Unread post by TonyW » Tue Jan 08, 2008 12:01 am

That last sentence sums it all up matey ;)

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Re: Warwick Newman - Cradley Heath Kawasaki

Unread post by Boddice Jnr » Tue Apr 22, 2008 1:24 pm

Warwick retired just before Xmas, His knee has been replaced and his dog has been poorly so he's called it a day at work!!!
I may be bald, but at least I'm fast (well I used to be!)

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Re: Warwick Newman - Cradley Heath Kawasaki

Unread post by TonyW » Tue Apr 22, 2008 6:10 pm

Proper sidecars :D

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Re: Warwick Newman - Cradley Heath Kawasaki

Unread post by sidecarcop » Tue Apr 22, 2008 11:45 pm

Thats us in 83 on the Rumble Yamaha, we rode the Rumble Kawasaki in 81/82
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Re: Warwick Newman - Cradley Heath Kawasaki

Unread post by TonyW » Wed Apr 23, 2008 7:05 pm

Whatever happened to the outfit ?

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Re: Warwick Newman - Cradley Heath Kawasaki

Unread post by sidecarcop » Thu Apr 24, 2008 9:13 am

The original, an ex I think John Barker chassis was sold to Norman Burgess in 80 (which he wrecked at Mallory), the engines went into a new Rumble which we used in 81/82. I'm pretty sure it was sold to Billy Buxton and his wife when we went to the the Yamaha/Rumble.
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Re: Warwick Newman - Cradley Heath Kawasaki

Unread post by Joe av » Sat Mar 09, 2019 8:08 pm

Seem to remember him doing NG meetings in the 80's

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Re: Warwick Newman - Cradley Heath Kawasaki

Unread post by sidecarcop » Tue Mar 19, 2019 2:19 pm

Yes, we did a lot of North Glos meetings. Remember racing against Mick Burcombe, Pete Tyack, Chris Nichols ( on his DBA engined monster) They were good fiun those meetings.
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Re: Warwick Newman - Cradley Heath Kawasaki

Unread post by mervnoble » Wed Mar 20, 2019 10:37 am

We had a rapid 998 Kawasaki, but not as quick as this one
Anyhow since 1957

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