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 Carrowdore 100 clip from 1950's

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Jimmie



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PostSubject: Carrowdore 100 clip from 1950's    Thu May 19, 2016 11:49 pm

http://player.bfi.org.uk/film/watch-the-carrowdore-100-c1960-1960/

Think the dustbin fairings indicate some 5-10 years earlier.
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John Colter



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PostSubject: Re: Carrowdore 100 clip from 1950's    Wed May 25, 2016 10:45 pm

Thanks for posting that, Jimmie. I reckon you're right about the dating of the clip. I too would put it a bit earlier than the 1960s.

I started racing in 1963 (mainland British short circuits), and flirted with the idea of racing at one of the real road circuits in Ireland. I applied for regs. and they seemed very keen to have me race with them. They offered to pick me up from the boat and transport me and the bike to the circuit, give me a good breakfast etc. The organisers were very welcoming and hospitable. However, there was no mention of when practice would take place. When I enquired about this, they said there was no practice, but I would be OK because there were flag marshalls on every corner who would point the way!

I decided I wasn't ready to take part.
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PostSubject: Re: Carrowdore 100 clip from 1950's    Thu May 26, 2016 7:55 am

A most sensible decision John as around that time I was a first aider at race meetings over here in Ulster. Thank goodness my knowledge of how to treat a causality was never required as it was somewhat lacking. Got me into some interesting viewing points!
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PostSubject: Re: Carrowdore 100 clip from 1950's    Sat May 28, 2016 7:57 am

Hey Jimmie, that reminds me of an amusing incident at Outon Park in 1965. I fell off my DMW 'Hornet' at Cascades, and bounced and rolled for what seemed like an eternity. When I came to rest in some very boggy ground, a young St John's Amublanceman rushed up, removed my helmet, and proceded to straighten my wire framed glasses. He took meticulous care over this task, as I struggled to breathe - having a mouth full of mud and grass. Finally, he placed the specs back on my face, stood back and asked me if I was OK. I think his medical qualifications were probably in the field of optometry!
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