A year out!

Old Bike Australasia - - BLOW YOUR OWN -

Your story on Ade­laide In­ter­na­tional Race­way (OBA 52) brought back mem­o­ries for me. The first Advertiser Three Hour Race was in fact held in 1972 (not 1973 as the ar­ti­cle stated). I had kept the news­pa­per re­ports es­pe­cially be­cause my photo was in the pa­per! Colin Dad­dow’s Tri­dent was fast; I can hon­estly say no-one passed me in the mid­dle hour while I was rid­ing, but we did lose time in the pits with a loose right footrest and I think the points closed their gaps a lit­tle near the end of the race, los­ing some pace. I think we were even­tu­ally given 6th place on lap re­count. The race was also held in 1973. I was teamed to ride with Ivan “Snowy” Ardill but ended up in hos­pi­tal in­stead with a bro­ken leg etc. sus­tained at AIR in prac­tice for the race, but that’s another story. Snowy also broke a leg at AIR in a later meet­ing. David Ker­nich South Aus­tralia

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