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Re: Scitsu

Unread postby the gobshite » Mon Dec 13, 2010 9:39 pm

Bob B wrote:Doug raced at Lydden & Brands late 70s & 80s on his own design/build using a Suzuki T500 motor. From what I remember it was virtually a flat chassis like a three wheeled kart with the engine behind Doug who sat in a bucket seat with his passenger at the back able to move around the platform. CoG was lower than a conventional outfit so cornering was quicker which is where the relative lack of power was minimised.

Don't suppose that anyone has pics of this machine :?:



My dad has pictures of it, i'll see i he can scan them

doug raced at lydden in mid 90's on a homebuilt outfit with two cr500 moto cross engines joined with about 16 foot of chain, tony fitz passengered it once and then he turned up passengerless and someone went out on it, the headstock snapped off on the bottom straight and it piled into the tyres at the elbow but luckily resulted in a broken leg for the passenger
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Re: Scitsu

Unread postby Bob B » Tue Dec 14, 2010 8:32 am

Cheers Michael :thumbup: It's amazing what happens when you ask for something on here :notworthy:
It is true about the sidecar family - you can stop racing but you can never, ever leave!

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Re: Scitsu

Unread postby ianw » Tue Dec 14, 2010 10:09 pm

Found this on another site, I think Bob B had posted it a couple of years ago.
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Re: Scitsu

Unread postby Bob B » Tue Dec 14, 2010 10:15 pm

Guilty as charged :roll:
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Re: Scitsu

Unread postby TRIUMPH33 » Wed Dec 15, 2010 10:30 pm

[ found this place after searching for info. about Rudi Kurth and now I would like to know about an even vaguer memory of mine.
At the time that Owen Greenwood had his Mini I think I remember a guy called Jon Worthington racing a tandem seat outfit with a Triumph twin engine(that may have been behind the passenger) called a Scitsu.
Does anyone have any information please?

Vaughan[/quote]
Yes( i ) Phil Biggadyke do still have the Jon Worthington "Scitsu". was close to getting it recomisioned for the Festival this year but time as per normal beat me but maybe next year.!! It has not turned a wheel since the festival maybe 4/5 years ago i can't remember. The only reason i stopped racing it was the lack of classes allowing it to be raced in, Classic Club (no methanol) BHR put all the B3's together and a little 650 cant cope with the "might" of the big morgans and 1275 mini things. It's a pleasure to drive and own such a piece of Britsh (threewheeler) history, those that know Jon will understand that bit. Jon now lives in France and still occasionally races his beloved 250 Velo and his Triumph twin cooper car type thing. Will atempt to post photos, not to good on this but hey ho.

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Re: Scitsu

Unread postby steve-e » Wed Dec 15, 2010 10:35 pm

If it's a problem posting Phil send to steve@steveenglish.com and I'll do the necessary. 8-)
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Re: Scitsu

Unread postby TRIUMPH33 » Wed Dec 15, 2010 10:56 pm

Dave Mallon wrote:I think I am correct in saying Gerry Daine who is our C /O/ C for the NEMCRC has a part share in the Skitsu and it has been restored to its former glory.


Hi Dave, not sure where you got the Gerry Daine link from ???? But he did passenger Roly in the Mogvin occasionally ! Roy Ward still has the Mogimp and maybe one day between us Ror/Roly/myself you may see it back again ???? I think there is a story to go with Roy getting it back something to do with John Noble i think !!!
Anyway "Worthy" left him a note in his workshop basically saying returning to TRUE owner !!!!!!

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Re: Scitsu

Unread postby ianw » Wed Dec 15, 2010 11:12 pm

Hi Phil, good to hear from you, last saw you at the festival in 1996???
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Re: Scitsu

Unread postby steve-e » Wed Dec 15, 2010 11:48 pm

Some pics of the Scitsu from Phil in the album here

http://www.steveenglish.com/2010Album/D ... index.html

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Re: Scitsu

Unread postby oldbelly » Thu Dec 16, 2010 12:41 am

Anyone got photos af the Mogimp? it has never had the coverage of the others--- Mogvin, Skitsu or Greenwood Mini.

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Re: Scitsu

Unread postby steve-e » Thu Dec 16, 2010 7:38 pm

Phil has kindly sent some more pics of the Scitsu (possibly more to follow at the weekend too).

In the same album here --> http://www.steveenglish.com/2010Album/D ... index.html
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