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photoblog image From My 1970's Darkroom (1 of a few)

From My 1970's Darkroom (1 of a few)

MICK GRANT AND PHIL READ

This shot is a little bit grainy but was taken at the Oliver’s Mount, Scarborough, racing circuit , in fact the closed roads round the park of that name above the town, at an international meeting in 1972. Both riding 250cc.Yamaha’s two of England’s best ever riders during the 60’s and 70’s, Mick Grant leads my favourite rider, 8 times world champion, Phil Read.

From My 1970's Darkroom (1 of a few)

MICK GRANT AND PHIL READ

This shot is a little bit grainy but was taken at the Oliver’s Mount, Scarborough, racing circuit , in fact the closed roads round the park of that name above the town, at an international meeting in 1972. Both riding 250cc.Yamaha’s two of England’s best ever riders during the 60’s and 70’s, Mick Grant leads my favourite rider, 8 times world champion, Phil Read.

comments (11)

  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 2 Jun 2015, 04:56
Yes...Phil Read was a phenomenon, Brian!
Brian Walbey: In the 60's in the U.K.you were either a fan of Mike Hailwood, Derek Minter or Phil Read, I was a fan of Phil, and he is the only one of the three still with us. He is now 76 and still rides a variety of machines in parades and demonstrations, very quickly I might add.
Phil Read was one of my favourite pilot at the time Brian! Great capture.
Brian Walbey: He is now 76 and I saw him riding two years ago doing demonstration laps at my local circuit and he was still just as neat and tidy in style as he used to be, and not much slower!
  • Chris
  • England
  • 2 Jun 2015, 07:03
A true action shot
Brian Walbey: I took loads that day because I had another camera with colour slides in.
Truly one of the all time greats Brian
Brian Walbey: In the 60's in the U.K.you were either a fan of Mike Hailwood, Derek Minter or Phil Read, I was a fan of Phil, and he is the only one of the three still with us. He is now 76 and still rides a variety of machines in parades and demonstrations, very quickly I might add.
cool timing to capture
Brian Walbey: Thanks Chantal, if I'd been a split second earlier the front bike would have been more in focus.
Interesting that number 6 is trying to level his head Brian, I thought that was incorrect technique, not that I know anything about the sport.
Brian Walbey: In those days the riders rode 'properly, these days it's all hanging off the bike with knees, and sometimes elbows, scraping the tarmac, so untidy.
Well caught leaning into the bend Brian
Brian Walbey: This was a great bend for catching the riders leaning over.
  • Anne
  • United Kingdom
  • 2 Jun 2015, 15:47
Great action shot, I think the graininess adds to the atmosphere
Brian Walbey: Thanks Anne, if I'd been a split second earlier the front bike would have been more in focus.
  • Alan
  • United Kingdom
  • 2 Jun 2015, 17:45
1972 still seems recent to me but I realise that its over 40 years ago.I bet these are both British bikes? Would not the same these days, of course.
Brian Walbey: Both on 250cc.Yamahas Alan, except being riders for the factory theirs are a bit more special than most of the other competitors. Although it was 40+ years ago we still mention that long weekend we had in Scarborough to attend these races, we packed a lot in over three days.
Great action shot, Brian!
Brian Walbey: Thanks Tom, if I'd been a split second earlier the front bike would have been more in focus.
Oh you did good, Brian!!
Brian Walbey: Thanks Elizabeth, if I'd been a split second earlier the front bike would have been more in focus.

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