The K word

Old Bike Australasia - - BLOW YOUR OWN -

I no­ticed the let­ter to the ed­i­tor in OBA 75 from Robin Lewis re­gard­ing Ken Blake’s name. While I agree with his thoughts on Ken I have to dis­agree on the name. In 1976 as a 12 year old, my mates and I at­tended the Aus­tralian TT at Laver­ton which Ken won, beat­ing Agos­tini. We man­aged to catch Ken just af­ter he won and he signed our race pro­grams – and he signed them as Kenny as you can see from the at­tached pic. I would be happy to write

you a more for­mal note de­tail­ing how we got to Ken as it’s a fun story. The pic­ture at­tached is framed with a photo of Ken on the TZ 750 in my garage (man cave). I no­ticed on the Renolds Chain Pro­mo­tional Poster from 1975 I have of Ken he ac­tu­ally has Kenny writ­ten on the fair­ing of his TZ 750. Rob Hart­nett Via email Rob has fol­lowed this let­ter with an­other in­ter­est­ing one con­cern­ing Ken Blake. This will ap­pear in OBA 77. – Ed

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