Identification help please!

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Identification help please!

Unread post by mike yiend » Sat Jan 05, 2019 3:07 pm

There's a discussion on TT website where we're trying to identify who's on some old slides. A series of sidecar shots have been posted and look to be late 60s - early 70s. Any help with ID would be much appreciated. A link to the thread is below:

http://www.ttwebsite.com/forums/showthr ... ?tid=27493

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Unread post by ianw » Sat Jan 05, 2019 4:01 pm

Hi Mike,
pics 1&2 defo Mallory hairpin.
"Sticky" in his reply say's Peter Sheridan & Phil Smith in pic 4, he means Pat Sheridan. Also I dont think Pat's passenger was killed in the 1971 sidecar accident at Oulton Park,
it was Gary Bryan's RGB, passenger Pete Pritchard who was killed.

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Unread post by lang » Sat Jan 05, 2019 5:02 pm

Hi Ian, unfortunately Phil Smith lost his life along with Pat Sheridan and Peter Pritchard in the Oulton Park accident in 1971. It was a dreadful day, we were held for a very long time on track, as the officials tried to identify who the casualties were. It was as a result of this accident that the rule about having to wear an identity disc came about.
The no 16 bike at Mallory Park hairpin is Bill and Mike Crook on the Unity BSA (Bill was also in the tragic race at Oulton)
The no 25 bike at IOM TT is Eric Parkinson on the 500cc Cresent
The no 3 bike at Mallory Park Hairpin may be Dave Edgington

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Unread post by mike yiend » Sat Jan 05, 2019 6:10 pm

Thanks for the help so far. Do we know if the white BSA is Sheridan & Smith? (I thought it was Pat Sheridan but he's wrongly named in the TT database)

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Unread post by ianw » Sat Jan 05, 2019 6:48 pm

Hi mike, I dont think it is the "Kirby" BSA of Pat Sheridans, but I could be wrong????
The Kirby BSA was all white with a red stripe.
Howard (lang) should be able to help on that or RP on here who owns the bike.

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Unread post by lang » Sat Jan 05, 2019 9:01 pm

HI Ian, I think it was Terry Vinecome and John Flaxman who rode the BSA for Tom Kirby. Pat Sheridan rode for Les Mason, under the "Devimead" name.
The white bike no 47 is G Bye if that is the 1971 TT sidecar 750 race, Pat Sheridan was no 40 that year.

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Unread post by ianw » Sat Jan 05, 2019 10:43 pm

Don't know how I got that mixed up Howard!!??
Especially when John Flaxman was just up the road from me!
I'll get me hat.

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Unread post by mike yiend » Fri Jan 18, 2019 7:31 pm

Evening all

Got some more sidecar mysteries from TT Website:

http://www.ttwebsite.com/forums/showthr ... ?tid=27505

One of the posters (and me) think the first pic is Trevor Ireson. I was wondering about Terry Vinicombe for pic 2 but his number looks a bit on the high side. Pic 3 looks like Darley Moor but no idea who it is. Pic 4 has been identified as Dick Greasley & Cliff Holland at Mallory

Thanks!

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Unread post by dick tapken » Fri Jan 25, 2019 3:14 pm

mike pic 3 no's27 is myself and kenny durham on my windle imp

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Unread post by mike yiend » Sun Jan 27, 2019 11:20 pm

Thanks Dick - much appreciated.

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Unread post by Steve Reynolson » Wed Jul 17, 2019 6:23 pm

I could be wrong as I was very young then, But the number 25 bike looks like John Barker, on either the Triumph or BSA 500, in one of my dads chassis (probably the first one he built)

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