Category Archives: Motor Racing

Mallory Park

09-07-22

My old buddy gave me a call last weekend to see if I wanted to go to Mallory Park motor racing circuit, they were having a display of cars, bikes, and memorabilia at the museum, and the tea and egg cobs were really good, how could I say no. The racing circuit isn’t very far away and my buddy said he would pick me up. Weather wasn’t brilliant, a bit dull and the odd spot of rain so I took my Olympus EPL1 with me. In the late 1960’s I used to ride to Mallory on my Triumph Thunderbird with a sidecar attached (an interesting driving experience) The main event on the racing calendar was the the “Race Of The Year” I was fortunate enough to see the late great Mike Hailwood and Giacomo Agostini (still going strong) racing together.

Chevy Pick up.

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Minarelli and Cimatti, lovely small Italian motorbikes.

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Panther (sloper) used a lot for sidecar work.

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1967 Lambretta.

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An Early 1964 Ford Cortina with peace rear lamp clusters, I had one of these in the 1970‘s
This one is a rare automatic version

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Memorabilia

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A lovely Elva Formula Junior racing car, wouldn’t mind a go in this myself.

A great afternoon out, the Tea and egg cob were really good, and a lot of great memories came flooding back.

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