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    2006 FIM FIAT VANS BRITISH SPEEDWAY GRAND PRIX 03.06.06
    1 2 CRUMP, Jason 25
    2 8 JONSSON, Andreas 20
    3 11 HAMPEL, Jaroslaw 18
    4 5 HANCOCK, Greg 16
    5 6 PEDERSEN, Bjarne 12
    6 1 RICKARDSSON, Tony 10
    7 13 ZAGAR, Matej 9
    8 9 NICHOLLS, Scott 8
    9 10 LINDBÄCK, Antonio 8
    10 7 GOLLOB, Tomasz 7
    11 3 ADAMS, Leigh 6
    12 12 RICHARDSON, Lee 5
    13 15 IVERSEN, Niels-Kristian 5
    14 4 PEDERSEN, Nicki 4
    15 16 STEAD, Simon 3
    16 14 PROTASIEWICZ, Piotr 3


    SPEEDWAY GRAND PRIX 2006

    1st CRUMP, Jason 20 25 25 25 95
    2nd HANCOCK, Greg 5 20 20 16 61
    3rd PEDERSEN, Nicki 25 14 16 4 59
    4th GOLLOB, Tomasz 18 9 18 7 52
    5th HAMPEL, Jaroslaw 4 16 8 18 46
    6th JONSSON, Andreas 8 5 10 20 43
    7th ZAGAR, Matej 9 18 4 9 40
    8th RICKARDSSON, Tony 16 6 4 10 36
    9th ADAMS, Leigh 10 7 11 6 34
    10th NICHOLLS, Scott 9 9 5 8 31
    11th PEDERSEN, Bjarne 5 6 7 12 30
    12th LINDBÄCK, Antonio 9 2 6 8 25
    13th RICHARDSON, Lee 8 4 0 5 17
    14th IVERSEN, Niels-Kristian 2 6 4 5 17
    15th PROTASIEWICZ, Piotr 1 3 3 3 10
    16th LINDGREN, Fredrik - - 7 - 7
    17th KASPRZAK, Krzysztof - 6 - - 6
    18th STEAD, Simon - - - 3 3
    19th FERJAN, Matej 3 - - - 3





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    Sunday, March 20, 2005

    Two wheels are enough for me

    So now that I'm a bit more confident with this photobucket thingy (except for arranging the photos in order) its time to put something with a little class on this site. If you don't like motorcycles you'd be better off mowing the lawn or something 'cos that's all I got.Actually all these motorcycles (except one) have a strong family connection with me. Or at least the models do.



    First up we have a 1950 JAP powered speedway bike - exactly the same as my dear old Dad used to race. Pretty, huh?
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    Next up we have a 1971(?) Triumph Trident. They're pretty, but I don't like 'em all that much. Releases in about 1970 they were essentially a 5T with an extra cylinder, which means that they are 11/2 times a1938 motorcycle designed by Edward Turner. You can tell when one has been ridden for any length of time, the centre two header pipes (the middle gylinder has a siamesed exhaust port) go blue from overheating. In fact, until people wised up and started honing out the centre cylinder a few thou, they would sieze at the drop of a hat. My brother has one...
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    Now we get on to the good stuff... A 1939 MOV 250cc Velocette. Originally built as commuter bike, somebody has obviously gotten enthusiastic on this one. My Dad had one of these that he would ride to work on the weekdays and race on Sundays. He rode it to Bathurst once, then raced it there...



    A feller from Adelaide(?) called Les Diener took one of these little pushrod singles and turned it into a twin cam firebreather that on one occasion was used to beat current 250 world champion of the time Hugh Anderson at the Ballarat GP. Anderson was a Kiwi...
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    Now this is a Triumph Tiger 110. Not sure of the year but I think it's about a 1949 or 1950. The '110' was a factory guarantee that every bike of that name would reach 110 miles per hour. The high compression version of the 650 Thunderbird, my father and I built one up from three boxes of bits. Ours was a 1954 model and differed from this one in that it had swingarm rear suspension. It never got to be this pretty. Dad sold it. Bastard...
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    This is the one with no family connection. It didn't have any information with it, but by looking at it I can tell you that it has a '50's Triumph engine with probably a '60's cylinder head on it, judging by the twin carbs. Could be a GP head too, I s'pose, but I don't think so. The frame looks like a '60's Hagon speedway frame to me. I don't know why anybody would do this, maybe they thought a Speedtwin/Tiger 100 motor was the go (They're not, not for speedway, anyway), maybe it's a longtrack bike - but it doesn't have the two speed gearbox longtrackers used to have. Dunno.
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    2 Comments:

    Blogger Hooch said...

    Interesting pics... the bikes, the nekid ones (ouch!) and the perrrrrty camping ones. I'd be envious if I only got to see the perrrrty ones. So glad you got out of it with just some colourful bruises.

    So how is the bike... any idea when/if you can get it back home?

    3/20/2005 02:10:00 pm  
    Blogger Dirk said...

    I'm pretty sure the bike only has cosmetic damage - a new fairing, screen, fuel tank should see it pretty well right, although I seem to recall it is now minus a left footpeg and gearlever. It's in Taree now and the insurance company can worry about it.

    3/21/2005 04:22:00 pm  

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