Nick had got to be the most unassuming guy in sidecar racing, what a pity he isn't here.
Nick was always willing to help where ever he could,,,,I asked him to do a lap in the van with me before my first F2 350cc TT race. True to his word he turned up at 8am and rode shot gun in Dez's van and explained how he saw and worked each section of a complete lap,,,,,,,,,,,I was doing roughly the same thing except Nick and Dave Saville were travelling a few mph faster than us at each corner.
He was an expert of keeping out of the draft and being able to see what section was coming next by looking out of the back of the outfit.....an art in its self when used at the IOM.
Just found this forum, ah brought back some good memories. I can confirm that I passengered for my husband Ste Dobson, we were the yellow outfit on the grid with blue/white leathers, a Colin Jacobs chassis at that time with a Suzuki 1260 engine. We later bought a Windle that was originally prepared for Steve Abbot and changed to a pink/blue colour scheme. We got our best results in 1994 when we won a HEAT Supercup national round at Oulton Park and finished 7th overall in the championship, winning fastest four stroke in the UK at that time happy days! Liz Dobson (now Nursall), Runcorn, Cheshire