Thursday, 26 July 2012

I think these are the only two years MCN did Grasstrack supplements, If anyone knows different I would love to know and try to find them. 

Wanted: Grasstrack pictorial

The collection so far...

Would love to hear from anyone who has any unwanted Grasstrack pictorials for sale 

Tuesday, 24 July 2012

Jez Phillips & Peter Dulake on their Honda and kawasaki powered outfits

Showcasing their wide open around the outside style


Not one to take things too seriously, Jez pulls faces for the camera (mid-race!!)

Saturday, 21 July 2012

Sideburn magazine


I have an article on my dad's recollection's of racing RH sidecar in the 70's in Sideburn magazine issue 10. Sideburn is also full of lots coverage of the exciting and rapidly growing flat track scene and is as they declare themselves 'the worlds best go fast, turn left magazine'


Available here
http://sideburn.bigcartel.com/product/sideburn-issue-10

http://www.sideburnmag.blogspot.co.uk/2012/02/lewis-wharton-jnr.html

Great shot of legendary American Flat Tracker Dave Aldana having a go at Grasstrack in 1979 care of The Sideburn Magazine blog and photographer Tim Beaumont.

http://sideburnmag.blogspot.co.uk/

Wednesday, 18 July 2012

Chrome lids!!!! 


Is it just coincidence Battlestar Galactica came out the same year this photo was taken?


Photo: Roland Groom

The wonders of ebay



So... I'm trawling ebay as I often do looking for old programmes from Grasstracks my dad may have raced in, I come across one that looks right, local track, right year, so I ask the seller if one of the sidecar outfits in the entrants is No.69 Brian Hatch/ Lew Wharton. I'm well pleased to find out it does, bid, win, done. When the envelope arrives it's a bit bigger than it should be and when I open it this wonderful human being has bothered to print off 4 pictures he took on the day of my dad that I'd never seen before and send them along too for no extra charge! The old man is well happy as he has fond memories of that meeting, in his words 'we cleaned up that day'. There wasn't enough space in the box for all the positive feedback. Thank you again whoever you are.

Tuesday, 17 July 2012

If only programmes and random landfill souvenirs still looked like this, I'm not a massive fan of the modern local kebab shop flyer-esque ones you get now.
60's Grasstrack on youtube!!

There's some great 8mm clips of 60's Grasstrack on youtube