Who has raced Solo's and Sidecars

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Re: Who has raced Solo's and Sidecars

Unread postby Jim Sinnott » Thu Dec 13, 2012 10:50 pm

I know nothing, sorry :lol:

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Re: Who has raced Solo's and Sidecars

Unread postby ChrisWells » Thu Dec 13, 2012 11:57 pm

Uhh, define "success"? :lol:

I used a Honda VF750 Interceptor to qualify for my amature race license.
Raced a Yamaha RZ350 for 2 seasons.
Somewhere in there I did 3 race schools on a Yamaha FZ600.
During the 2nd season I started passengering on what would now be considered a classic outfit with a Honda CB750 four (which at the time was just considered an older rig still contesting the open class). Later that season I got one ride, as a passenger, on a TZ750 Windle which was enough to convince me I'm too uncoordinated to passenger. :lol:
For the last race of the season I purchased and drove a TZ750 Schmid (along with my RZ).
Then I did 3.5 more seasons on the TZ750 Schmid (the RZ was retired to the street to replace the VF750 which was sold on with 275,000+ km on the odometer).
Took 18 years off.
Then did 2.5 seasons on a Honda CBR1000RR F1.
Next year I'll be driving an R6 powered 2010 MRE F2.
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Re: Who has raced Solo's and Sidecars

Unread postby mervnoble » Fri Dec 14, 2012 3:06 pm

Jim Sinnott wrote:I will start with a couple of locals

Jim Williamson -passenger
Mick Horspole
Darren Dixon
Chris Vincent
Billie Nelson -passenger
Graham Milton

who else can you think of


Erm, me of course. Passenger from 77 to 85, solos 86 and 87, 23 years off and now driving a proper sidecar.
Anyhow since 1957

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Re: Who has raced Solo's and Sidecars

Unread postby john alli » Fri Dec 14, 2012 4:36 pm

MARK ALLISON KARTS. SOLO. 250 TZ 600CBR. F1 AND F2 SIDECAR :lol:

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Re: Who has raced Solo's and Sidecars

Unread postby petbur » Fri Dec 14, 2012 8:20 pm

surprised to see how many have raced proper race bikes, my first race bike in 1986 was a TZ350G then a FZ 750, RS 125, EMC 250, RGV 250, TZ 250W, CBR 600, RS 250, GSXR 750. The rs was the best solo i ever raced but nothing beats being a passenger.

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Re: Who has raced Solo's and Sidecars

Unread postby ali » Fri Dec 14, 2012 8:26 pm

Rob Elsmere 8-) (#42)

fabulous on solos :notworthy:

stand in passenger for . . . I think Trev Stafford

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Re: Who has raced Solo's and Sidecars

Unread postby stepawley » Fri Dec 14, 2012 9:33 pm

Hi all I have raced 2,3 and 4 wheels.

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Re: Who has raced Solo's and Sidecars

Unread postby tracktalk » Sat Dec 15, 2012 5:41 pm

A few more names,
better start with the father in law,

Gary Golder Driver, passengered Terry Vinnecombe and raced solos
Joe Golder better mention the brother in law as well
Jimmy Webb
Roger Marchant
Stefan Dodd
Clive Dodd if I remember correctly
John Brindley
Judd Drew
Mark Regan
Trev Stafford
Nick Houghton
Duncan Gibson
Chris Firmin
Roger Body 3 and 4 wheels
Andy Saunders MZ Champion with Bemsee, passenger Mick Bleakley
ASHLEY HAWES WORLD CHAMPION PASSENGER 2012 and former BMCRC/MRO Superteen, the 4th World Champion to come from this series behind Casey Stoner, Chas Davies and Cal Crutchlow and winner of the Gerald Gadsden trophy for 2012
Gabrielle Burne the only lady to be mentioned so far
Ricky Stevens raced MZ with us at Bemsee


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Re: Who has raced Solo's and Sidecars

Unread postby tracktalk » Sat Dec 15, 2012 5:47 pm

Ryan Anderson Watsonian Trophy winner 2012 with Tony Brown former MZ racer

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Re: Who has raced Solo's and Sidecars

Unread postby davewal » Sat Dec 15, 2012 8:55 pm

Quite a lot, so how many had success on 2 and 3 wheels, i expect the list to be a lot shorter

I am surprised that nobody has mentioned Craig Hallam
Of all the people I have raced against (a long list including Carl Fogarty, Jamie Whitham, John Reynolds, etc, etc) Craig is by far the most naturally gifted.

Ian Bell was also excellent on 2 wheels until his nasty crash at Snetterton.

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Re: Who has raced Solo's and Sidecars

Unread postby InkyAnn » Sun Dec 16, 2012 4:02 pm

I raced an NC30 (badly) at Jurby in 2006. Best result was not-last, then 27th in the Endurance (out of 40).

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Re: Who has raced Solo's and Sidecars

Unread postby csd4t » Mon Dec 17, 2012 10:48 am

I should be in some of the progamms Tim keeps posting from the late 70's early 80's, Count of Carnaby, Elvington, Shell Oils, Avon Roadrunner championships etc on RD350 and later TZ350.
I can remember at least 2 heats and a final per event so plenty of entries then.
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Re: Who has raced Solo's and Sidecars

Unread postby little pierre » Mon Dec 17, 2012 11:36 am

I started racing on solo's in 1968 i.e. manx norton,-B.S.A./norton-250Ducati mach 1-250 Greeves-250 Yamaha- 125 honda-then i prgressed to proper racing bikes,ie sidecars, roundabout mid 1971, as passenger doing most short circuits and the roads ie, scarborough-southern 100-Gedine- and of course the T.T. on 500/650 Fiddaman Triumph- 850 Jacobs Norton- 900 Russells/Jacobs Kawasaki -900 Honda- 750 TZ Yamaha mostly with Bill Hall, had the odd outing with Brian Mee-Colin Jacobs-Dick Tapken- John Philips-Bill Cooper-Dennis Bingham-etc finally finishing off with Ian Macdonald from 1984 then had to retire after a Baddun in the 1985 T.T. on the cronk-ny voddy straight. Had a bloody good time though!! and STILL AM! ;)

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Re: Who has raced Solo's and Sidecars

Unread postby maicoman » Mon Dec 17, 2012 8:32 pm

does anybody know is bill rae from ayrshire-wakefeild ever race side-cars? he is my long lost uncle me gran mentioned it only once that he had a side-car and that the late JD morton of sorn was in the chair. not for very long as bill scared him senceless. dont know is they ever did any official racing on it as he finnished 3rd at the TT in 1972 and 1973 it probably would be in the 1960s anybody know anything about this

Ps I meant the 125/250 class. I can only remember him ever racing solos

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Re: Who has raced Solo's and Sidecars

Unread postby rocket-lee stevens » Mon Dec 17, 2012 11:29 pm

I think we forgot to mention Bill Philp, 400 bemsee champ and world sidecar competitor, the man is fast no matter what he is on.

Wayne Stevens quick 400 rider at bemsee, then fell for the love of sidecar racing thanks to tony fitz who also raced bikes in the 70's and sidecars in the late 90's, he also started off coxy. Wayne was bemsee f1 champ as passenger and a word championship competitor as passenger. Aslo picked up a few club trophies as driver intill he lent me the bike oppppps....

Thanks john h i got beat by a girl you will never let that go lol

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