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old3wheeler

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Re: motor cycles and riders from the past
« Reply #30 on: November 30, 2014, 08:01:56 PM »
Here is a pic of a 850 Reliant trike I owned for a time , 60mph flat out and wooden brakes lol, But did draw attention were ever it went ,Regards ken    any other 3 wheelers out there lol

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Re: motor cycles and riders from the past
« Reply #31 on: November 30, 2014, 08:21:13 PM »
     One of Irelands most famous Road Racers who career ended abruptly in 1950 , Artie Bell had a short but successful career , Regards Ken

Riding his 1939 Norton, he participated in several races in the immediate post-World War II period including the 1946 Cookstown 100 event where he recorded the fastest lap time of 76.60 mph and winning the 1947 500cc Ulster Grand Prix race with an average speed of 91.25 mph (146 km/h) in a time of 2 hours 43 minutes 1 second, while setting a new lap record of 94.79 mph (151.17 km/h).[2] Bell also won the 1947 North West 200.

Following his 1947 Isle of Man performance, Norton picked him up as a works rider for the following season. He did not finish in his TT Junior 350cc race, however, the next season he claimed first place in the 500cc Senior TT race and third place in the 350cc Junior event. In 1949 he placed third and fourth in the TT as well as taking the North West 200 again. Norton introduced the Featherbed frame in 1950 contributing to his 1950 first place in the 350cc Junior race and second place in the 500cc Senior race.[3] Further placings in the 1950 Dutch TT and Swiss Grand Prix ensured his position in the 1950 Grand Prix season with seventh and fourth place respectively in the 500cc and 350cc championship standings.[4] Bell also claimed the North West 200 for a third time.

Unfortunately, his promising racing career came to an end following a high speed crash during the 1950 season at La Source Hairpin during the 1950 Belgian Grand Prix at the extremely fast Spa-Francorchamps circuit. The accident occurred during the 500cc race when the leader Carlo Bandirola was being followed by Les Graham and Bell. When Bandirola braked early for the La Source Hairpin, a collision occurred when the AJS Porcupine motorcycle ridden by Graham hit the rear-wheel of motorcycle ridden by Bandirola. Although, Graham was thrown clear, Bell hit the AJS Porcupine and machines collided at high speed with a timing-post at La Source Hairpin.[5] Bell was unable to race again even though he survived serious injury.

He died on August 7, 1972 at his home in County Down, and in 1996 the Irish Post Office issued a set postage stamps of notable Irish motorcyclists that included a stamp depicting Artie Bell.

Info above from Wiklapedia , but I knew it any way  :D  Regards ken
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Re: motor cycles and riders from the past
« Reply #32 on: November 30, 2014, 08:37:52 PM »


This add from the seventies evokes so many memories for me , I raced sidecars for a short time and I remember this ad for Life Helmets , I really did covet the Konig outfit , and loved the colour scheme , regards ken     And the girls wernt bad either lol
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Re: motor cycles and riders from the past
« Reply #33 on: December 15, 2014, 06:25:36 PM »
                                                                           

nice vfr400 Honda I owned , it had a front end from a Ducati 916 and a Vfr Hpnda 750 swinging arm and wheel, also one of Bodywork, sold it to a chap in Carrickfergus wonder if he still has it , regards ken
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« Reply #34 on: December 15, 2014, 06:38:43 PM »
                                                                                               Beautiful tribute to the late Richard Britain , regards ken

                                                                                               
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Re: motor cycles and riders from the past
« Reply #35 on: December 16, 2014, 10:47:21 AM »
Ken
Was that trike registered for the road.
No. 5 is Alan Irwin from Monkstown. His uncle lived next door to me. The young fella is going well.
Jasper will remember this bike.
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« Reply #36 on: December 16, 2014, 10:51:21 AM »

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Re: motor cycles and riders from the past
« Reply #37 on: December 16, 2014, 01:21:16 PM »


Nice 380 roady, Yep the trike was registered and 100% legal, it was on the tax book as a reliant , It never did need an SVA certificate either, I only sold it last August , I didn't ride it much and kept it up a a workmates house near Aldergrove, He was part owner of it along with me , we bought it as a project for 300 on e bay lol, done a bit of work tided it a bit and sold it for 795 , was weird thing to ride lol , Both of Alan Irwins sons are going well on track , Glenn won 4 or 5 rounds of the BSB 600 supersport class and finished 4th overall in the championship,  And Andrew had a fair year in the 600 superstock championship, regards ken
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inside of a dog is far to dark to read."