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photoblog image MONOCHROME MANIA - PART 2 #13

MONOCHROME MANIA - PART 2 #13

Phil Read - 250 cc Yamaha

On 10th.February in this series I posted a picture of Giacomo Agostini on this same corner at Olivers Mount, Scarborough, in 1972.

One of his greatest rivals, and my favourite rider of all time, was Phil Read who was World Champion eight times and also won eight Isle of Man T.T.Races. Phil retired from racing in 1976 but of recent years has began taking part in Classic events and was 70 on 1st.January last. Details of his career can be found on Wikipedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phil_Read

(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 #13

Phil Read - 250 cc Yamaha

On 10th.February in this series I posted a picture of Giacomo Agostini on this same corner at Olivers Mount, Scarborough, in 1972.

One of his greatest rivals, and my favourite rider of all time, was Phil Read who was World Champion eight times and also won eight Isle of Man T.T.Races. Phil retired from racing in 1976 but of recent years has began taking part in Classic events and was 70 on 1st.January last. Details of his career can be found on Wikipedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phil_Read

(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 (11)

  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 25 Feb 2009, 01:56
Wonderful nostalgic stuff, Brian.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Ray, takes me back a few years, I've now got my slides from the same place out to look at, I might scan and post a couple of them.
  • Ginnie
  • Atlanta, GA, United States
  • 25 Feb 2009, 02:07
He is to you what Paul Newman was to us, maybe, Brian??
Brian Walbey: Your prabably right Ginnie, Paul Newman was quite an acomplished racer I believe.
A very effective action shot Brian
Brian Walbey: Thanks for your comment Chris.
wonderful Brian, I will show this to my Dad (who is a little younger than "weedy") tonight, he will love it smile

Many regards,

Neil.
Brian Walbey: Hope your Dad enjoys it Neil. I've got my slides from the same place out, I might scan a few of those and post sometime, I will let you know.
  • zed
  • Australia
  • 25 Feb 2009, 08:17
Great shot Brian, these riders were truly brave, those old bikes just didn't handle all that well
Brian Walbey: Thanks Tony, good handlers or not, these guys could certainly ride. Mike Hailwood referred to his Honda as a camel with a hinge in the middle!
Here is your favourite Brian. Wonderful capture!
Brian Walbey: Thanks for your comment Richard.
I only once went to a grass track meeting back in the 50's and saw the man of the moment a certain Brian Stonebridge ... He seemed to be going very fast and it was very noisy ... but I was only about 6yrs old.

How things have changed... richard
Brian Walbey: You saw one of the early superstars Richard, I have been reading him up, sadly he was killed in a car crash in the late 50's.
A good capture Brian...and as they say..Nostalgic.
Brian Walbey: Thanks for your comment Ron.
One of the greats indeed Brian. Cricket is a lot less noisy tongue
Brian Walbey: Thanks Bill, unfortunately Ready was always in Hailwoods shadow from the publicity point of view. Cricket is a different sort of noise, the sound of leather against willow etc., sounds like a rude film doesn't itsmile
  • Alan Rolfe
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 25 Feb 2009, 13:01
I rememeber hearing about Phil Read from my motorcycling brother. I bet that H&S regs these days would see that spectator fence moved back around 50 yards!
Brian Walbey: Thanks Alan, I suspect the fence is still in much the same place. The circuit is in the public park above the town.
Wonderful image Brian i can nearly smell the fumes !!!
Brian Walbey: Ah that old Casrol R smell Jim, wonderful. Thanks for your comment.

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