Can you help with the History of this outfit???

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Unread post by bikerjohn » Mon Jul 15, 2013 4:47 pm

1974 Southern 100 Confirmed Steve Rowe RJS Saab

Race 1

1 David Lawrence 1974 S100 88 Sidecar Race Limpet 998 Colwyn Bay
2 Steve Rowe 1974 S100 88 Sidecar Race RJS Saab Stockport
3 Eddy Wright 1974 S100 88 Sidecar Race Windle Leeds

Race 6

1 Steve Rowe 1974 S100 93 Sidecar Championship RJS Saab Stockport
2 Malcolm White 1974 S100 93 Sidecar Championship Trifly Weslake Harrogate
3 David Houghton 1974 S100 93 Sidecar Championship Konig 740 Didcot

From Here http://www.southern100.com/results/1974/74s100.htm

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Unread post by bikerjohn » Mon Jul 15, 2013 7:55 pm

A few more Pics as mentioned and a Gannet Racing Sticker...
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Unread post by richard » Tue Jul 16, 2013 8:19 pm

Hi just looking at the chassis, :lol: was it not made by the same company that made the forth road bridge

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Unread post by bikerjohn » Tue Jul 16, 2013 8:34 pm

@ Richard, Well its lasted 40+ years so far...

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Unread post by steve-e » Tue Jul 16, 2013 8:43 pm

Without being painted non stop too :D
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Unread post by richard » Tue Jul 16, 2013 9:18 pm

but a gannet is a bird of beauty and grace.

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Unread post by bikerjohn » Tue Jul 16, 2013 11:25 pm

Not seen any 40 year old gannets either..

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Unread post by RP » Mon Jul 22, 2013 7:40 pm

I remember a driver from the Didcot area called Dave Houghton in the sixties - the outfit had a Triumph engine. I think the passenger was R. Abbott. It had an insignia on the fairing of a jouster on horseback. Do you remember that, John?
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Unread post by bikerjohn » Tue Jul 23, 2013 10:36 pm

Hi RP, thanks for your reply, the two names i'm currently trying to track are Matthew Mason from the Didcot area and Malc Barlow who I think owned the outfit in the 80's..

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Unread post by Big Tim » Tue Jul 23, 2013 10:42 pm

If it's the same Malcolm Barlow, he is Nigel Barlow's father (from the Doncaster area). Nigel currently passengers for Tony Thirkell, and is registered on here as "sidecarf2" if you want to try a private message.

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Unread post by bikerjohn » Tue Jul 23, 2013 10:49 pm

Thanks Tim, I've just emerged from another archive to find that

Dave Hemsworth and J Johnson Entered the 1974 Sidecar 750TT but unfortunately had a DNF.. poss on a TriShark

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Unread post by John Hartell » Wed Jul 24, 2013 1:21 pm

Dave Hemsworth and Jim Johnson did the 1974 TT on a Tri-Shark BSA but this was not a Todd Chassis,it was a WEC built by Bill Cooper of Derby.Incidentally Jim Johnson was Roger Marshall's passenger when he first started racing as a sidecar driver.

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Unread post by bikerjohn » Wed Jul 24, 2013 7:50 pm

Has anybody got any pictures of TriSharks racing in the 70's???

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Unread post by John Hartell » Wed Jul 24, 2013 8:47 pm

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This is Dave Hemsworth and Jim Johnson on their Tri- Shark BSA in 1974.

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Unread post by bikerjohn » Wed Jul 24, 2013 9:16 pm

Thanks John I take it this is the Bill Cooper outfit you mentioned. Do you have any Pictures of The Todd TriSharks?

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