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Old 07/02/2018, 09:21 PM
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Smile I can post this because I posted something sensible earlier in the thread for Loren..

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They wouldn't be wearing clothes like that in 1970, would they?
......I was.

(Actually I was only ten in the attached pic.....as for the pipe, well, things were different back then....)

I soon ditched the tweed when nylon was invented though.......

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Old 07/02/2018, 09:24 PM
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Bikes pictured pre-date the era of ball ended levers. Also, is that a Cadburys logo on the box van behind rider 22.......
Ball ended levers became mandatory after the death of Cambridgeshire rider Mike Weedon in the early 1950's. Mike was a member of Cambridge Matchless Club along with Brian Stonebridge. For many years the club ran a Mike Weedon Memorial Scramble
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Old 08/02/2018, 02:00 PM
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I have to say that I remember my Dad showing me the new Ball-End levers after that unfortunate incident involving Mike Weedon. Sadly footrests were another problem.
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Old 08/02/2018, 04:42 PM
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Default Great info

Thank you all for the replies! I love this kind of stuff, and I will let the relative know that the Oswestry club still exists....maybe he will have luck there finding his grandfather. With a name like Champion, I think it should be easy if any records exist....
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Old 08/02/2018, 05:48 PM
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Thumbs up Oswestry Club etc....

That's great Loren, and good luck with your research.

Come back and let us know how if you find out more.

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I posted this photo on another forum ("Riders who raced Motocross when it was called Scrambling"). In the hope that someone would have more information. Didn't get much, but the consensus was that the leader is riding a road-registered Norton 500T.

Many people commented on what a fantastic photo it is, including Tony Davis, himself a former Greeves works rider of course, and brother of the late Malcolm.

I'll let you know if anything else comes up from that source.

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Old 13/02/2018, 07:59 PM
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Norton 500T would make sense, a popular trials bike of the period, back then riders would use same bike for scrambles in the summer months, just change the tyres and remove silencer
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