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les2012



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PostSubject: Team Sigie   Thu Mar 06, 2014 5:22 am

Hi all.

Who can remember Team Sigie?. There was Kenny& Kerrey I remember members of the great south east section back in the good old days. If one or the other is out there and they would like the top half of their Fred(JB skirt) back call me on 02086443968.

This is for JB- JS was a trend setter back then, he wore a mini skirt on JS1 always ahead in fashion was John.

Les 2012.
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PostSubject: Hi Les ....   Sat Mar 08, 2014 7:18 am

Hi Les! I canīt rememeber Team Sigie but the centre is remembered for a lot of unique characters who arenīt replicated in these MORE MODERN times. We had a good rivalry going between centres and the magazine was always full of banter, debate  (alright argument then) and tall stories with, of course, the facts of who won what, who fell foul of unreliability and who crashed out. All were well reported...

But this  was, of course , the time of BRC as a pukkha club and there were  a hell of a lot more of us. When I think of the club as over 630 memebers strong  at one time and Scrooge moaning about 3 of them not paying their membership fees is to wonder why the club ever folded....
Peter explained it one time and I still couldnīt get my head around the reason... but, of course, I never did understand high finance and how costs could become so outrageous.

I think it is marvellous that BSA Bantams are still being raced and well raced according to what is seen of Vintage and Historic bikes and their riders. All who are racing Bantams have my appreciation behind their efforts. It must be a hefty outgoing of cash for just a little bit of sport.

Despite my moanings about fairings I agree that  the Racing Bantam -- these days -- does look like a racing motor cycle -- whereas the naked Bantam did look somewhat like a Mo-Ped with thicker wheel rims.

The Southern Centre organised a Trial in which MCNīs Jenks took part. A Southern Centre member loaned me a Bantam trials machine -- I think just to have a big laugh when I fell into a whacking great pool of muddy water because he pointed out which way I should go on this particular section... I wonder if that  joker might get to read this and tell us more about it and those good old days of the BRC....

It was a unique experience -- the Bantam Racing Club -- I am glad to have been a small part of it....

Cheers!

Yawn!

Snore....

Wakey Wakey! Not long now. Have a good season,you racers...

JayBee....
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PostSubject: Team sigie   Sat Mar 08, 2014 12:22 pm

Hi John and Les.
I dont remember team sigie but i do remember the trial the Jenks that john refers too he wasnt from MCN but was the famed continental correspondant from motorsport magazine one Denis Jenkinson who was Eric Olivers passenger when they won the 1949 sidecar world championship. He allso passengered Stirling Moss in a works Mercedes when they won the Mille Miglia in italy 1000 miles on public roads at just under 100mph average The BRC attracted some class acts in those days.
Bill
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PostSubject: Thanks Bill....   Sun Mar 09, 2014 12:41 am

Thanks Bill,
Wasnīt MCN in those days -- was it? Green Ųn & Blue `Un... Still got a couple somewhere...  Jenks fell off in the same pond -- or was it a lake? -- he was on a Matchless, if I remember correct. There was a young feller on a 50cc  Japanese thing that kept wheelying for no other reason that it gained him a lot of attention with the young ladies in wide-belts(supposed to be mini-skirts) showing their upper-thighs***.

Cold and muddy, I wondered why people were daft enough to spend their week-ends doing such things when they could be at home with a pint watching other nutters doing it on telly.

Canīt think why I got into Bantam racing when the intention was to build a small hovercraft -- might still do it, I have the drawings carefully stored away for half-a-century with lots of other rubbish.

Sorry to be so -- yawn -- boring you racers,  itīs  less than 3 weeks to go to get into action  and you know what "Good Luck" means duunyer?  
Good luck is where Good Preparation meets with favourable circumstances ....

... so hereīs hoping the circumstances are favourable ...

*** perhaps this gets deleted as obscene?

Cheers!
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