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Classic Racer - - WHAT’S INSIDE -

Re­ports on re­cent rac­ing in the clas­sic scene in­clud­ing Bob Mac, CRMC and BHR plus a crack­ing report on the Ir­ish road rac­ing scene across the mid­dle of the sea­son.

In the 60th an­niver­sary year of the first 100mph TT Lap, the Bob Mcin­tyre Me­mo­rial Meet­ing was again su­perbly run by Agnes Cadger and her team at the Scot­tish Clas­sic Rac­ing Mo­tor­cy­cle Club. De­spite a long de­lay on the Satur­day due to oil around most of track, the in­dus­tri­ous mar­shals and race of­fi­cials en­sured that the de­lay in restart­ing rac­ing was kept to a min­i­mum and as a re­sult no races were lost from the pro­gramme. A good en­try, with sev­eral com­peti­tors trav­el­ling all the way from the Nether­lands and Bel­gium gave the sun-kissed, wind-blown crowd a feast of the best of clas­sic rac­ing with the side­cars in par­tic­u­lar hav­ing a huge en­try in­clud­ing a round of the In­ter­na­tional Ca­math­ais Cup se­ries. As usual, those side­car out­ings were spec­tac­u­lar.

3 1 2 1: Garry Th­waites: If there was a man of the meet­ing award he would have won it hands down. An im­pec­ca­ble week­end’s rac­ing with a 100% win record only thwarted by a bro­ken gear link­age in a 350cc race – 14 wins and 1 DNF in a week­end is a record to be proud of.

2: Colin Lewis and Danny Quirk: Had a mixed week­end, Danny was per­suaded by his pas­sen­ger Colin to pas­sen­ger for him on his dad’s Vincent out­fit in the Race Bike Pa­rade, un­for­tu­nately Danny’s am­bi­tion as a driver over­took his tal­ent and he and Colin ended up in the tyre wall be­fore a lap was com­pleted! On the rac­ing side, had a good week­end with a third, three sec­onds and a win in the last race.

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