Sunday, 23 December 2012

Chicanes

This looks like an 80's picture to me, I thought chicanes were banned in the 70s, for reasons illustrated by the crew in the background! Did some clubs keep them into the eighties?

Saturday, 22 December 2012

The Kenny White Special

In memory of the late Kenny White I'm looking forward to helping bring his old outfit back to life with my dad and kenny's passenger, John Smith. We hope to get it entered in at least one vintage event in 2013, let's see how far we get! To be continued....

Saturday, 15 December 2012

The Ace of Aces

Fantastic TV special from 1987 shot at Ian Barclay's international meeting 'The Ace of Aces'. Features Simon Wigg talking over the details of his bike, Sidecar passenger view on board shots, interview with champion female passenger Lisa Pinfold and more.

I wish the Ace of Aces was still running, some of the best grasstrack meeting ever in my opinion.

Tuesday, 11 December 2012

Christmas comes early

Another nugget from ebay, had this when it came out, it went missing somewhere over the years. Great photos, can't wait to read it now that i can read big words. There are some on amazon, pretty pricey though!

Monday, 10 December 2012

Vincent Power!



Ben at Sideburn Magazine sent me these shots of a vincent powered outfit looking like something out of a Mad Max film on display at last weekends Kempton Park classic off road show. Great to see some vintage sidecars still knocking about. I'm going to be involved in bringing an early 70's outfit back to life in 2013, more on that to follow......

P.S. Was this an earlier incarnation of the outfit? looks like it could have been, or were there a few vincent propelled monsters back in the day?

Update: I received this from my new goldmine of Grasstrack facts and artefacts, Carl Croucher. Thanks Carl.

'In answer to your question regarding the pictures of the Vincent grass track outfit YES they are one and the same! The black and white picture is of it in its hayday being raced right handed by Alan Jones from Liverpool. the colour pictures show it set up for left hand racing in the vintage class (plus the odd trip into mainstream left hand racing) in the hands of its owner Stuart Towner.'

Tuesday, 4 December 2012

60's American Grasstrack!

Great American video from the 60's featuring flat-tracking, hill-climb, road racing, what looks like a mixture of  trials and enduro and at 14:46 into the clip my first look at American GRASSTRACK!!


Haven't worked out how to post vimeo clips on here yet :(