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MAN AND BIKE

Looking quite pleased with himself and his bike John Woods and his 350cc.Yamaha TZ racer. He probably looked even more pleased on Sunday after finishing in 5th.place in his race.  Stop Press! For those of you who saw this photo last weekend it has just been announced that 92219 has recently been purchased and is to be moved elsewhere with a view to it being completely restored, good news, or what!

 

Donnington Park Classic Bikes 1/7

MAN AND BIKE

Looking quite pleased with himself and his bike John Woods and his 350cc.Yamaha TZ racer. He probably looked even more pleased on Sunday after finishing in 5th.place in his race.  Stop Press! For those of you who saw this photo last weekend it has just been announced that 92219 has recently been purchased and is to be moved elsewhere with a view to it being completely restored, good news, or what!

 

comments (19)

As well he should be pleased with himself!!
And it is good new, indeed that 92219 will be restored! That's wondderful!
Brian Walbey: Thanks Elizabeth.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 15 Oct 2012, 06:36
Good news indeed bout the 9F Brian, let's hope it can soon be on the road to restoration
Brian Walbey: Yes it is Chris, no doubt it will take a lot of time and money.
  • Chad Doveton
  • Where latitude and longitude meet
  • 15 Oct 2012, 07:01
Your enthusiasm comes across perfectly Brian.
Brian Walbey: I have been a motorcycle racing enthusiast since 1961 Chad, indeed I think I have told you before of my past involvements with the sport.
  • Ginnie
  • Netherlands
  • 15 Oct 2012, 07:19
Boys and their toys...on both counts. Gotta love it, Brian.
Brian Walbey: My two favourite sorts of toys Ginnie, I had a long association with motorcycle racing from 1961 till the mid-80's.in that I done a lot of commentaries at various racing circuits round England.
Without enthusiasts a lot of interesting machines would be lost for ever.
Brian Walbey: They would indeed Martin, and some of the genuine old bikes are worth a fortune these days.
  • blackdog
  • United Kingdom
  • 15 Oct 2012, 09:31
Looks like a gold chain Brian - I thought they only wore those around the neck ;o)
Brian Walbey: I've only just noticed that following your remark Mike, I guess it must be some special sort of chain.
just waiting to storm off
Brian Walbey: Yes Indeed, I must admit if I was a bit younger I wouldn't mind a ride an that bike, not at racing speed of course!
Looks a great bike and a proud rider - good for him! Makes a fine shot, Brian smile
Good news on the train front.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Martin. He got a 5th.so he must still be quite a handy rider.
It is obviously his pride and joy Brian
Brian Walbey: It probably is Janet, these guys really do look after these older machines very well.
A sharp looking bike.
Brian Walbey: Yes indeed Tom, World Championship winning bikes in their time, and available to everyone, not just the top riders.
Delightful bike Brian. how old is this?

Great news about 92219
Brian Walbey: It will date from between 1973 to 1981, and was the standard sort of Yamaha that the ordinary racer could buy "off the shelf."
That looks like a beautifully maintained machine Brian.
Brian Walbey: Yes it is a very good example of its type Fred.
  • John Prior
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 15 Oct 2012, 18:30
An old greaser without his leathers smile
Brian Walbey: Indeed John, although he did look to be a very friendly sort of guy.
Great news for 92219 Brian.
This yamaha is superb!
Brian Walbey: Yes indeed on both counts Richard.
Delightful Brian, knowing yr addiction & knowledge on motorcycles, which I somehow share, I would just love that you post more...
Brian Walbey: Thanks Juan, hopefully you will be pleased to know this series goes on until Sunday.
  • Astrid
  • The Netherlands.
  • 15 Oct 2012, 20:36
Good news that is. There has to be done a lot, but in the end it will be beautiful!
The man and his Yamaha... wonderful shot.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Astrid, and I do hope I get to see that engine in its restored condition one of these days.
  • Alan
  • United Kingdom
  • 15 Oct 2012, 21:02
Ah.. the ubiquitous bungy strap; where would be be without those? Does the bike look small in relation to modern day racers!
Brian Walbey: Yes the older machines were a bit smaller although most of the modern racers are based on road machines converted, and modern road bikes are big compared to the time when we were growing up.
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 15 Oct 2012, 22:36
Good on Johnno!
Brian Walbey: Indeed Ray, sadly I wasn't there on Sunday to see him race.
Great 'human touch' picture, Brian. Dead pleased about that loco restoration.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Graeme.

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