another perfectly good motorcycle ruined.......

Wednesday, 11 September 2013

classic tt / manx g.p.



talking to my ma about the recent visit to the isle of man and she only turn's up a couple of photo's that she had taken from back in the day, june 1981 to be precise, 32 bloody years gone by, my girlfriend jeanette and me on my trusty honda 400 superdream, [i''d dropped my 750 and 1000 suzuki week's before the trip to the island and ended up on my ride to work 400 for the trip, ahem] turning over the photo's to reveal my mum's writing on the back was brilliant, i never knew she had these pic's and more to the point, i still have that pair of doc's and my throw-over pannier's, jeanette, the honda, [complete with 'comstar' wheels], cowboy boot's, lintek tank bag and nava helmet are consigned to history...........................[but, you know, i can feel a revival coming on ......]

classic tt / manx g.p.





manx's at the manx, or, to be more precise molnar manx's, 500cc and 350cc, [yellow plate =500, blue plate= 350, but you knew that already didn't you] click on them and enlarge the pictures, drink in the preperation and engineering goodness, a real shame guy martin, [who was scheduled to ride a 500], wasn't allowed to ride, he had just had a very succesful weekend at the ulster gp with three win's] unfortunately, the powers that be wouldn't let him ride because he'd missed the signing on deadline, rules is rules, we live our lives by them i guess, but i can't help but feel that the classic tt organisers shot themselves in the foot a little by denying the racegoer's a chance of seeing guy taking on the mountain course on a classic........