Dirt Talk

What are you talk­ing about in the CDB world? All sorts of things as it hap­pens, bring it on we say.

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Hav­ing read John Mc­crink’s Lis­ton Bell ar­ti­cle I won­der if you would head to Devon to in­ter­view Tim Dall­away and fam­ily? He won the pre-74 class last year and is con­test­ing the pre-65 class this sea­son. He is rid­ing his ex-roger Neale Tri­umph Met­tisse in the champ races but also rides BSA and Maico.

An­other item I think you would en­joy printing is a fea­ture on the PDS Tri­umph bikes built down here in Yeovil. They were de­vised by Martin Per­rett and Mike David, both long-time scram­ble rid­ers/sup­port­ers. I know there have been a few Tri­umph/maico specials built over the years but not like these.

If you find a photo of one you will see the rear sprocket is on the right hand side of rear wheel, the Tri­umph gear­box has been cut off and a KTM unit welded on, plus one en­gine has the bar­rel and head turned through 180 de­grees with the carb at the front. These bikes win nearly ev­ery time out and de­serve an ar­ti­cle.

Barry Chal­lis Email

We’d in­tended to pop down to Devon to see the Dall­aways Barry, but time and lo­gis­tics got the bet­ter of us. Your com­ment re­gard­ing the PDS Tri­umphs struck a chord and I saw the lads at Far­leigh, so look out for a fea­ture next year. Tim

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