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Derek Jones at Snett

Unread post by 37 » Mon Dec 27, 2010 7:01 pm

I'm looking for some pictures that where posted on the site a while back.

The photo's where of Derek Jones testing at Snetterton, I'm not sure of the year but maybe around 1985? It was mentioned that he may have been testing the first LCR in the UK? Does anyone know where I can find the pictures?

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Unread post by steve-e » Mon Dec 27, 2010 7:08 pm

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Re: Derek Jones at Snett

Unread post by 37 » Tue Dec 28, 2010 3:14 pm

Thanks Steve!

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Re: Derek Jones at Snett

Unread post by gary » Tue Dec 28, 2010 8:38 pm

Thanks Steve - A big help!
I think this is the bike we are (very) slowly restoring.
If anyone can confirm that this is the bike Derek reversed into the armco at high speed (At Brands, coming onto start straight I think?), then this is indeed the bike we now have (again), with the repaired/rebuilt rear monocoque.
Last time I spoke to Derek about this, he still had the crumpled old rear end behind his shed. Wouldn't let me have it though :roll:
It's probably going to be another load of years before we get rouond to sourcing an original fairing and painting it, but If anyone has got any pictures of this bike painted (whilst Derek had it), we would be most grateful to see them.
Just been busy today re-assembling Alain Michel's old Krauser (No.6) to put in it. Finally got all the parts together now.
Maybe.
Here are some pictures:
Darley Moor, 1986, with Phil Coombes at the front. We sold it soon afterwards to London-Lad Chris Baldwin.
Darley March 1986s.jpg
The bike was in terrible condition when we got it back 18 years later after a lot of hard use and many repairs! After a long week cleaning it up a bit, here it is on 2004:
1983 LCR 08.12.04s.jpg
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And (If we ever got it finished!) here is the engine we'll probably put in it:
04 28.12.10s.jpg

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Re: Derek Jones at Snett

Unread post by Keithtt7 » Tue Dec 28, 2010 9:25 pm

"Happy Days" will you still be building them in another 20 years !!!!!!!!

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Re: Derek Jones at Snett

Unread post by ianw » Tue Dec 28, 2010 9:53 pm

Gary, top right pic of Derek & Brian in 1982 on their LCR. I scanned it from the 1982 Motocourse book. Is this a fairing that trevor Ireson made for Derek? Trevor was racing on the GP's but was on one of his short bikes.
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Re: Derek Jones at Snett

Unread post by ianw » Tue Dec 28, 2010 10:20 pm

Another pic from 1982, Brno.
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Re: Derek Jones at Snett

Unread post by oldbelly » Wed Dec 29, 2010 2:02 pm

Trevor has told me in the past that Brian and he shared the costs of a wind tunnel to develop the fairings. :)

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Re: Derek Jones at Snett

Unread post by 37 » Wed Dec 29, 2010 10:15 pm

http://www.facebook.com/home.php#!/phot ... 1561337752

I think this is the bike with Derek Jones not sure of the year?

http://www.facebook.com/home.php#!/phot ... 1561337752

The same bike in 1985?

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Re: Derek Jones at Snett

Unread post by ianw » Wed Dec 29, 2010 10:55 pm

I'm not registered for facebook so can't see the pics, can you post them on here?

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Unread post by steve-e » Wed Dec 29, 2010 11:08 pm

from Bryan Lancasters pics, I must credit him and ask later if it's ok to use them ..
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Re: Derek Jones at Snett

Unread post by ianw » Thu Dec 30, 2010 7:49 pm

I recognize the Daytona pic, Daytona sponsored Derek & Brian on their Weslake as well
Bottom pic, don't recognize that though.

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Re: Derek Jones at Snett

Unread post by steve-e » Thu Dec 30, 2010 7:56 pm

Do you think it is him? I wouldn't know, have I pinched a wrong 'un? :shock:
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Re: Derek Jones at Snett

Unread post by ianw » Thu Dec 30, 2010 8:08 pm

No, it's not Derek & Brian in the second pic steve, I altered my post cos I thought it was put up as a pic of them. The post doesn't say it's Derek & Brian, it's not cos the driver of the second pic looks smallish & stocky where as Derek was very tall & thin. Can't make the names out on the leathers either????

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Re: Derek Jones at Snett

Unread post by AL » Thu Dec 30, 2010 8:58 pm

Number 36 is Dave Cotton / Roland Reay .
You pinched the wrong one Steve :o

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