Tuesday, 16 March 2010


Sidecar grasstrack racing was big round here in the early 70s, there were probably half a dozen outfits in this town alone, mostly Triumphs but the top dogs raced Vincents. Dennis Teasdale was one of the best, his passenger was Barry Wright, known as Ken Shabby after the Monty Python character, he also ran a Norvin on the road. Barry died not long after this photo was taken but his bike is still in York, and still gloriously scruffy, now owned by Dick Craven. The entry list from a 1972 meeting shows the kind of motors being used at the time

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