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Oldest driver / passenger at TT...

Unread post by Helen Gibson » Fri Jan 04, 2013 2:51 pm

Do you know a relative, old friend, acquaintance or whatever, who has raced in the sidecar TT and might qualify as the oldest driver or passenger... would need to be over 87 to beat Stan Dibben (passenger) or 88 to beat Bran Bardsley (driver)... they do not have to be someone famous... just to have raced in the sidecar TT... which celebrates its 90th anniversary this year... likely candidates would have raced sometime after 1954, when the class was revived after a long break (on the Clypse Course). If you have any suggestions or info... please PM me...
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Unread post by steve-e » Sun Feb 03, 2013 9:54 pm

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Unread post by Helen Gibson » Mon Feb 04, 2013 9:44 am

Not a lot... it actually looks like a bit of an impossible task as there are loads of one-off people who we will probably never be able to identify. Bran, Derek and Stan seem to be the oldest contenders at present.
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Unread post by little pierre » Thu Feb 07, 2013 10:48 pm

what about Kew, he's been around for a while ! :lol:

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Unread post by Helen Gibson » Fri Feb 08, 2013 8:22 am

Normally I would offer you refuge, but Kew knows where I live...lol!
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Unread post by teampastit » Sat Feb 09, 2013 2:23 pm

Robin, Stan's son :D was in his 76th year 2012 :thumbup: Is this for people that were actually racing Helen or had raced? Is Robin the oldest sidecar rider to take part and finish in a TT ? :notworthy:
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Unread post by Helen Gibson » Sat Feb 09, 2013 3:56 pm

I'm sure Robin's record will never be beaten... unless Roy h keeps going into his 80s!

I was trying to establish the oldest surviving competitor... the oldest surviving TT rider used to be a lovely man from Edinburgh, who died at 104, but I don't think it will ever be conclusively decided who is the oldest survivor from the sidecar class, as so many people competed only once and we don't know where they are/were, or if they are still alive. Mission impossible, i think!
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Unread post by bruce moore » Sat Feb 09, 2013 8:03 pm

whos the oldest still competing ?,oldest passenger possibly Eddie Kiff (legend),and of course Roy as Driver ??

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Unread post by Wal » Sun Feb 10, 2013 7:12 pm

Steady on Bruce, be kind to my man !!, just don't go looking for the oldest currently competing team !! :?
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Unread post by bruce moore » Sun Feb 10, 2013 8:56 pm

Wal,you and Eddie must drink out the same fountain as Roy :lol: :lol: you buggers never seem to age :notworthy: :notworthy:

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Unread post by tufty113 » Sun Mar 10, 2013 3:33 pm

What about tony baker. He is about 65 and even buds and rides his own sidecars plus had his daughter still on with him.
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Unread post by bruce moore » Sun Mar 10, 2013 9:53 pm

there is a rider who is older than Roy but im not telling :!: :!: :!: :lol: :lol: :lol: :notworthy:

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Unread post by john newton » Sun Mar 10, 2013 10:25 pm

Tony and Eddy W a year or so on Roy?
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Unread post by teampastit » Mon Mar 11, 2013 12:40 am

Robin and I.. 2012 had. 136 years between us :notworthy: only young then ;) maybe I will be the the oldest (OAP) :lol: lady to ride in the TT ....what a thought . xxxx come on JC :D
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Unread post by bruce moore » Mon Mar 11, 2013 9:53 pm

and there is one :?: :?: other !!!!

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