Wednesday, 10 July 2013

Vintage Longtrack (and Speedway) from Norway

Collection of vintage clips from the 1940's through to the 70's, there no sound for a while at the beginning and what commentary there is later on is in norwegian but some great images and even some cars racing on a longtrack circuit.

Tuesday, 2 July 2013

Grasstrackers never retire, just have time off now and again

Sidecar great Kev Lapham fettling Jeff Measors new outfit...after a lengthy break  Jeff is back out on the grass again! great Rob King Party/ Wimbourne Whoppa meeting... nice one Wimbourne mcc....looking forward to the masters on the 29th Sept.

Tuesday, 2 April 2013

Alan Whale

No.92 Richard Piggott & Tony Angelico

Alan Whale is 'the man' when to comes to Grasstrack photography! this has to be one of the best sidecar shots of all time!!

Here's his website

Wednesday, 13 March 2013

It's Alive!!

Phoning the technical support dept for advice on the mystery ignition system...none was forth coming
650 Triumph speed twin, norton gearbox. Mid clean-up

A dream weekend spent getting Kenny Whites hand build outfit up and running again after 40 years. loads of work still to do but hear the engine running was a great start! 

Monday, 4 February 2013

Passenger wanted!

Jeff Measor & Dave Pope 1985
Jeff Measor & Dave Pope 1986
Photo by Alan Whale

Great to hear that Jeff Measor is starting up again for the 2013 season, he's still looking for a passenger at the moment, if anyone thinks they might be the man for the job leave a comment and i can pass on your details.

Tuesday, 22 January 2013

The Wild man of Grasstrack

A big thanks to Peter Dulake, former passenger to Jez Phillips and later Roger Measor, for lending me his scrap book full of photos and press clippings.  Jez and Pete burst onto the sourthern Grasstrack 1000cc R/H sidecar scene in the mid-seventies, qualifying from novice to expert in next to no time with their dynamic riding style and taking the western winner title in 1977, the duo only raced for a few years but left quite an impression, got some great comments when i posted a picture of theirs on the memories of grasstrack page. (you may need to join the group to view)
Peter Dulake (aka Grizzly Adams back in the day I'm told)

Jez Phillips and Pete Dulake leading the field at the 1977 Western Winner

Playing to the camera!