John Carter and the Tri­ton

Old Bike Australasia - - BLOW YOUR OWN -

I was sad­dened to read of the loss of John Carter in OBA 57; he was such a great per­son with a wealth of rac­ing knowl­edge and anec­dotes. I first met John when John War­rian put me in touch with him af­ter I pur­chased the ex- Cur­ley Tri­ton in 1989; he wrote me a fan­tas­tic let­ter with as many de­tails as he could re­mem­ber, which was pretty much ev­ery­thing I needed to know to keep rac­ing the bike. He also put me in touch with Jeff Cur­ley, who used to call in to my shop in Goondi­windi when he was trav­el­ling to Queens­land for hol­i­days and to see John. In later years John moved to Queens­land and started to come out to our his­toric meet­ings at Stan­thorpe and later on Lake­side when we finally got back there to race. It was al­ways good to look up from the bike and see John there, will miss him and his sage ad­vice.

Over the years have tried to keep the Tri­ton the same. I still even run the back-to-back T110 8 inch brakes, same forks, tank, oil tank, seat, frame, guards. The up-pipes had to go when noise me­ters at Lake­side and Eastern Creek had my num­ber in

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