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mjpowell

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PostSubject: Mallory Park Bonanza!!   Wed Jul 08, 2015 4:52 am

Mallory Park this weekend

Come and visit the British Historic Racing stand and see a current Bantam race bike. I don't know if its Michae Brown's 2014 Championship winner or Robbie Brown's "Naked Tribute to John Bass" machine?? Whatever it is, its extreamly fast!
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PostSubject: Sounds mysterious....   Thu Jul 09, 2015 4:16 am

Sounds most mysterious...

At about this time, 47 years ago a  Ford R&D diesel engineer insisted I go to Snetterton with him to see his 250 Villiers Special in action and the BSA Bantams racing...

I said, "BSA Bantams -- Racing? How does anybody make a racing motorbike out of a Post Office Hack?"

Well, I saw -- and it changed a lot of fixed notions in my head.

IŽd short track raced  but road-racing was really frightening. I am not kidding:   I was truly scared of the idea. The tarmac looked so much harder than grass or cinders and I had taken my old rigid, 350 AJS to the IoM and frightened myself on those wicked corners -- of course, the tyres werenŽt all that good and the back end was rigid....  

After many Practice hours of tuning exhaust pipes at Brands the whimpy in me retreated and I really wanted to race -- Icarus-1, Bantam -- built -- I must add -- for just over 80 pounds. Along with 2 sets of close-ratio gears and some other odds and ends the expenditure was well below 100 quid.

So -- there must be a lot of my "Difficult to get started" sort out there ...
          I hope you find them Mike.

More power to your elbow as the saying goes....

"Robbie with a naked tribute..."  still has me puzzled ... some sort of EXPOSURE coiming -- is it?

And Mallory --  I am really jealous of you all who get there ....

Have a good time!

Cheers!

JayBee....
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PostSubject: Gone Quiet...   Wed Jul 22, 2015 6:44 am

Gone quiet again...

Schhharsshh!
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