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photoblog image MONOCHROME MANIA - PART 2 #2

MONOCHROME MANIA - PART 2 #2

Giacomo Agostini - M.V.Agusta

In 1972 Maureen and I attended the International races at Olivers Mount,Scarborough to see what was the best entry ever gathered there up to that time. Among the riders was multi World Champion Giacomo Agostini with the Italian M.V.Agustas.

"Ago", as he was called, won 15 World Championships in all and 10 Isle of Man T.T.races before retiring from the sport in 1977. He is still active in the sport and regularly rides the M.V.'s at Classic races and parades, including Mallory Park, Leicestershire last Autumn. More details about him can be found at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Giacomo_Agostini

(All of the pictures in this series were taken on B&W.film, developed and printed by me, and sometimes entered into Club competitions.  This is original monochrome work and the only digital bit is scanning the prints into Photoshop and preparing them for display here.)

MONOCHROME MANIA - PART 2 #2

Giacomo Agostini - M.V.Agusta

In 1972 Maureen and I attended the International races at Olivers Mount,Scarborough to see what was the best entry ever gathered there up to that time. Among the riders was multi World Champion Giacomo Agostini with the Italian M.V.Agustas.

"Ago", as he was called, won 15 World Championships in all and 10 Isle of Man T.T.races before retiring from the sport in 1977. He is still active in the sport and regularly rides the M.V.'s at Classic races and parades, including Mallory Park, Leicestershire last Autumn. More details about him can be found at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Giacomo_Agostini

(All of the pictures in this series were taken on B&W.film, developed and printed by me, and sometimes entered into Club competitions.  This is original monochrome work and the only digital bit is scanning the prints into Photoshop and preparing them for display here.)

comments (12)

What a real memory maker Brian, I watche Ago at Cadwell many years ago and what an awesome sight it was.

Lovely shot mate.

Best wishes

Neil.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Neil I thought you would like this one. I was lucky enough to see Ago in the Island as well in the 60's.
  • zed
  • Australia
  • 10 Feb 2009, 07:14
Great shot of an absolute legend
Brian Walbey: A legend indeed Zed, thanks for your comment.
Motorcycling is something that I have never been interested in, brain, but I do appreciate this photograph.
Brian Walbey: Thanks for your comment Chad, I have always been a motorcycle racing fan I must admit.
Superb capture Brian. Ago has been one of the greatest champions, but I have always prefered "Mike the Bike" style.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Richard, Ago and Mike were o.k.but my "hero" was Phil Read who I will feature taking the same bend in a few weeks time.
I used to love all this stuff years ago..but times change..Well captured Brian.
Brian Walbey: I must admit I don't go to meetings very often now Ron but still like watching it on the TV. Thanks for your comment.
Well taken Brian
Brian Walbey: Thanks Chris.
One of the all time greats and a classic shot Brian
Brian Walbey: Thanks Bill, another one from this same meeting is coming up in a few weeks time in this series.
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 10 Feb 2009, 21:34
My elder brother was the keen motorcyclist in my house and I can recall reading about "Ago" in his Motorcycle News. This has stood the passgae of time and the coming of age of digital. Digital now produces images nearly as good as this!
Brian Walbey: Thanks for your comment Alan.
Very well done. You froze it.
Brian Walbey: Thanks for your comment Albert.
Nostalgic for me. When I was just a lad my dad took me to the I o M TT races. He had been a bike enthusiast and took lots of pictures like this.
Brian Walbey: I wne to the T.T. and the Manx Grand Prix when I was younger Ian. Glad to have revivea a memory or two.
  • Ellie
  • England
  • 10 Feb 2009, 23:32
I haven't a clue about the driver, but I certainly admire the skill - both his and yours for capturing this so well.

Good to hear that he survived into retirement safely.

My Dad and my Uncle were seriously interested in motor bike racing, Uncle was for a time a mechanic at Brooklands - errm, you really needed to know that didn't you?
Brian Walbey: Sounds like a bit of motor sport runs in the family Ellie. Ago was always the handsome Italian idol, and even now he is older he is still a good looking chap, the women still flock after him.
  • BeakerSt
  • United Kingdom
  • 12 Feb 2009, 21:46
This has a good 'nostalgia' feel to it, nice.
Brian Walbey: I just wish I could add the sound of this machine, brilliant. Thanks for your comment.

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