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 #13026  by ukdrn
 Sun Jul 12, 2009 2:35 pm
Okay one of the most non-original names ever for a new thread but it does give me a chance to post some great pictures.

Tony Anderson Daimler powered rail.
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Pete Crane getting ready to dump the laundry in Stormbringer.
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Bootsie pushing Alleygator to the max.
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Pictures: Steve Hope
 #13029  by jaytee
 Sun Jul 12, 2009 3:28 pm
Great pictures Jon, looking forward to more of Steve's stuff.
 #13030  by Badger
 Sun Jul 12, 2009 4:26 pm
Is that Alleygator 2 with that trick set of new rims all round?
 #13038  by martyn b
 Sun Jul 12, 2009 11:02 pm
Sounds like a good theme, I'll have a go, and start with the same name as you, Tony Anderson, earlier blown V6,
Tony Anderson V6 Trouble.jpg
and see if I can find one or two that don't appear so often in forum pics, here's Dougie Harler and Gary Goggin,
Harler v Goggin.jpg
John Rotheram's Avanti and Malcolm Sayers Impact
John Rotherham V Malcolm Sayers.jpg
and two that need no intro
commuter.jpg
Hemi Hunter.jpg
 #13040  by jaytee
 Mon Jul 13, 2009 9:46 am
That's a great shot of Commuter,here's a few of mine they're on the track and there's some action so I guess they fit the thread
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 #13042  by timetravel
 Mon Jul 13, 2009 2:27 pm
martyn b wrote:Sounds like a good theme, I'll have a go, and start with the same name as you, Tony Anderson, earlier blown V6,
Tony Anderson V6 Trouble.jpg
and see if I can find one or two that don't appear so often in forum pics, here's Dougie Harler and Gary Goggin,
Harler v Goggin.jpg
John Rotheram's Avanti and Malcolm Sayers Impact
John Rotherham V Malcolm Sayers.jpg
and two that need no intro
commuter.jpg
Hemi Hunter.jpg
great pics Marty, the shot of Commuter shows it with extra streamlining in front of the driver which was done for it's record runs at Elvington
 #13043  by martyn b
 Mon Jul 13, 2009 6:47 pm
I went to a number of Elvington records weekend, and I was there when Commuter ran flying mile- although it was only a very short run into the mile. Tony ran something like 260 which was fast by the standards of the day, and the rear wheels were very out of shape, not being designed for those sort of speeds. I was sat in my pushcar right behind the startline waiting a turn when Clive Skilton went looking for a 200 terminal on the 1/4, no burnouts then, you came to the line, the RAC steward made sure you were in the correct place on the line, and you went when you were ready. Clive went! Revolution 2 made a fabulous sound, and the engine note went up and didn't lose any revs until he shut it off. But we didn't see a thing! It smoked the whole 1/4, and the smoke took forever to clear, and when it did there were two black lines zigzagging the whole distance.
When he shut it off the whole place went quiet, and then the speed came over the speakers and everyone was whooping and yelling.
 #13046  by CRR
 Tue Jul 14, 2009 10:01 am
timetravel wrote:great pics Marty, the shot of Commuter shows it with extra streamlining in front of the driver which was done for it's record runs at Elvington
Are you sure of that TT? The photo looks as if it was taken in the early 1970's. As far as I am aware, Commuter was only at Elvington in 1967 where it made 5 runs on the standing quarter and 2 runs on the standing 500 metres. I was there to see Commuter and my own first ever 8 second pass.
 #13063  by timetravel
 Tue Jul 14, 2009 8:17 pm
CRR wrote:
timetravel wrote:great pics Marty, the shot of Commuter shows it with extra streamlining in front of the driver which was done for it's record runs at Elvington
Are you sure of that TT? The photo looks as if it was taken in the early 1970's. As far as I am aware, Commuter was only at Elvington in 1967 where it made 5 runs on the standing quarter and 2 runs on the standing 500 metres. I was there to see Commuter and my own first ever 8 second pass.
Commuter went back to Elvington in 1970 and took the flying kilo record away from Bluebird with a two way average 207.6m.p.h. and that's when it had that streamlining fitted. I think Marty's pic is from 1970 probably the August championships going by the start line centre boards
 #13067  by CRR
 Wed Jul 15, 2009 10:40 am
timetravel wrote: Commuter went back to Elvington in 1970 and took the flying kilo record away from Bluebird with a two way average 207.6m.p.h. and that's when it had that streamlining fitted. I think Marty's pic is from 1970 probably the August championships going by the start line centre boards
I went to the Elvington Records meetings in 1967, 68, 69 and 1971 but not in 1970. However, I do have the programme from the event which I really should have checked with first. Yes, you are correct TT, Commuter was indeed there, along with Clive Skilton in Revolution, and Gerry Tyack who is still around today as a Vice-President of the Brighton & Hove MC who orgnise the yearly Speed Trials there. There were also lots of well known drag racing bike riders as well.
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