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  • Slow Phil's Show 101.

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    General Secretary for the ACU and Clerk of the course at the TT Gary Thompson is a smart guy. Following the introduction of age limits in other classes at the Manx, Gary has introduced a forty year old age limit for all newcomers at the Sidecar TT. But it’s not all bad news as Gary explains.

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    Roy Hanks, with fifty (!!) TTs and ninety seven starts under his belt has to be the foremost authority on the sidecar TT, Roy is also a director of ACU Events Ltd and on this occasion doesn’t agree with Gary. These lads are close friends but sometimes you can’t agree about everything.

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  • The Sidecar Show reaches 100

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    From Slow Phil.. 

    It’s been quite a journey to this the hundredth show, I’ve met so many people, people that have become my friends and I’ve had a huge laugh doing it all. I’m a lucky chap in as much as this whole SideCar Radio lark has given me an opportunity to raise money for charities, friends and the Hospital Radio show that I do most Friday nights.

    This show is different to any that I’ve done before, please listen and please help.

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  • Slow Phils' Sidecar Show, and now Show 99

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    Show 99 Kev ‘Taffurelli’ Jones, ‘Dismount’ Dave De Mott ‘Rent Boy’ and the one and only ‘WinDog’ in a Christmas Special.

    I travel all over the country to get these shows together and I always have a ball with the guest racers that are kind enough to talk to me but this show has been a blast.

    Taff would tell you that a small mistake at the altar of Sidecar racing almost cost him his life but the real story is how this star passenger has come through to this point, where he is already planning how he will help a new team in the coming season.

    ‘Dismount’ Dave has made the huge plunge into racing sidecar production, the man has got huge talent and I can’t wait until I can try one of his superb bikes!

    Winnie and Rent Boy are banter central, these guys know how to party and man they know how to race too. Next year will see them lining up with me and quite a few old favourites on the BHR SideCar Radio BEARs grid, please come and support us!

    SHOW 99 HERE

  • Show 93. A Belgian 'Borderline' Disaster.

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    As many of you already know, long time close friends and team mates Jim Hamilton and Mick Fairhurst of 'Borderline Racing' have suffered the cruelest of blows out in Chimay last week. Guest rider Scott Lawrie and Mick were setting the track alight in the races after a problematic practice, it was said by one seasoned European sidecar pilot that in more than twenty years of road racing he had never seen anyone 'beat those chicanes' like Scott and Mick!

    In the second and final race it was time to put the Scottish hammer down! A little half spin and recovery was not enough to slow the lads below the leaders pace on lap six and all was looking good when Mick, on one of the long straights, happened to look up inside the fairing only to see 'the racers nightmare' flames!

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  • Show 87: All the way to Louth to meet Lizzie Quinlan, Joe Gaunt, Sam Tully and Dave the Doughnut.

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    In the Kings Head in Louth (where I did my famously bad Radio two interview) I sit down with a team who really tick the boxes. At just eighteen and nineteen Lizzie Quinlan and Joe Gaunt are the youngest team in British sidecar racing and they love it!

    There's only so much I can say here, please listen to them on this show
    THEN consider helping them and the future of Great British sidecar racing - their go fund me page here https://www.gofundme.com/nhq9xb9g

    On the way home I call into Cadwell Park and talk to Open Tracks Dave 'the Doughnut' Woodall.

  • Show 86 I chat with Eddie Roberts about the coming season at Mallory Park and to British F2 champion Tom Peters about his coming year out.

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    Mallory Park was looking quite fragile just two years ago when I first interviewed Eddie Roberts and Stuart Hicken but those boys have risen to the enormous challenge, taken the place by the scruff of it's neck and put it back as a top British track!

    Tom Peters tells me of his racing carrier and massive success in the TT and British F2 championship, the highs and lows and his reasons for taking the 2016 season out of racing.

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  • Show 81, An end of season round up with Team ARC and an introduction to Harry Payne from Marion.

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    Harry, a young guy for our sport at just 23 is full of enthusiasm and anticipation for the coming season. Speaking to Marion from the last EMRA round at Mallory Park, way back when the sun still shone, a bit.

    I take myself back up the road to Bishop Auckland to meet with Lee and Mike Crawford to discuss what, on the surface was not a great season.
    I came away dazed at what they had been through and with even more respect for this team.

    As ever, my thanks to all that helped me make this show,
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  • SlowPhil's Sidecar Racing Show

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    Show 101. 40 year old limit for novices at TT explained by Gary Thompson and commented on by Roy Hanks.


    General Secretary for the ACU and Clerk of the course at the TT Gary Thompson is a smart guy. Following the introduction of age limits in other classes at the Manx, Gary has introduced a forty year old age limit for all newcomers at the Sidecar TT But it’s not all bad news as Gary explains.

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    Roy Hanks, with fifty (!!) TTs and ninety seven starts under his belt has to be the foremost authority on the sidecar TT, Roy is also a director of ACU Events Ltd and on this occasion doesn’t agree with Gary. These lads are close friends but sometimes you can’t agree about everything.

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