MAD TATTERS

There was a great turnout at Tat­ter­shall Kart­ing Cen­tre to hon­our mas­sive bike fan Roger Wind­ley who died last year, and ben­e­fit the Lincs and Notts Air Am­bu­lance. Here’s a small se­lec­tion of bikes and rid­ers

Practical Sportsbikes (UK) - - ROGER WINDLEY TRIBUTE - Words: Mark Gra­ham | Pic­tures: Stu­art Collins

“I NEVER USED TO RUN THEM, BUT AF­TER THE CAD­WELL PARK 80TH AN­NIVER­SARY EVENT I CHANGED MY MIND”

1. Carl Buckle and the ex-roger Bur­nett RS500. “It was spin­ning up ev­ery­where,” he said. “I was glad to get it back to the pad­dock in one piece.”

2. Mod­ern ma­chines mixed it with vin­tage and clas­sic stuff too. It was also a ‘no noise limit’ event. So yes, it was loud.

3. Grand Prix ma­chine col­lec­tor Chris Bourn brought five Yama­has. “I never used to run them, but af­ter the Cad­well 80th An­niver­sary, I changed my mind. They’re all in run­ning or­der now.”

4. Leathers of the greats on dis­play in the Kart­ing Cen­tre – no short­age of classy mem­o­ra­bilia ev­ery­where you looked.

5. Lincs race leg­end Paul Cott with Chris Bourn’s line-up. Num­ber 3 bike in a ex-gene Romero TZ750.

6. Mick Oliver with his his­toric Thomp­son Suzuki T20. “I used to peer into the win­dow of Harry Thomp­son’s shop on Sta­tion Pa­rade in Har­ro­gate when I was a kid. I got his bike in 1978 at an auc­tion.”

7. Look­ing for all the world like a fac­tory Roth­man’s op­er­a­tion, the num­ber 9 ma­chine is ex-grand Prix, the VFR is a pretty con­vinc­ing RVF replica.

8. Lyle Go­van and his Egli Kawasaki and Honda. “I like four pipes, not four-into-one’s.” They were loud.

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