One more on the ASG

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Dear CR I am sure you have had many replies to Mark Kul­czyk’s re­cent let­ter re­gard­ing the ASG mo­tor­cy­cle. I re­mem­ber see­ing it at the 1972 John Player In­ter­na­tional at Sil­ver­stone in Au­gust, the Race of theyear at Mal­lory Park in Septem­ber and the Race of the South at Brands in the Oc­to­ber of 1972. It was rid­den and pre­sum­ably built by An­dreas Ge­orgeades, who was from Canada. Hence Goodyear the tyres. The photo was taken at Sil­ver­stone, where I re­call he crashed at Stowe in the race and re­tired. At Mal­lory, An­dreas fin­ished 11th in his heat for the Se­nior Race but non-started in the fi­nal. Un­for­tu­nately, I did not stop for the 500 Se­nior race at Brands, as it was the last race of the day. I re­call that we were told the en­gine was ac­tu­ally based on the Honda S600 car en­gine and it ran on 16in wheels. It made a glo­ri­ous sound with those won­der­ful mega­phone ex­hausts es­pe­cially around the Mal­lory Park ‘bowl’. With re­gard to Dave Sim­monds, I at­tach a scan of a photo given to me by June Wil­liams (my fa­ther’s sec­re­tary’s daugh­ter!) after know­ing my keen in­ter­est in car and mo­tor­cy­cle rac­ing. June knew a num­ber of the Bri­tish rid­ers at the time, in­clud­ing Bill Ivy and Dave. She also gave me a pro­gramme signed by Bill and oth­ers, which is still a cher­ished pos­ses­sion. I of­ten won­dered what the ma­chine was and when it was taken. I would ap­pre­ci­ate any fur­ther in­for­ma­tion (what, where and when) from you or your knowl­edge­able read­ers. Keep up the good work with CR, it brings back many great mem­o­ries and it is quite scary how long ago it all hap­pened... Best re­gards Brian Hal­ford Northamp­ton

Thanks for the let­ter and the photo Brian, it’s open to the floor for iden­ti­fi­ca­tion. CR read­ers, what do you know? Tony

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