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Red Marley 09 130409. Pictures of the action

Radar

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Red Marley 09 130409. Pictures of the action
« on: April 14, 2009, 02:07:15 PM »
I went to this highly enjoyable event with my family on Bank Holiday Monday and enjoyed some great classic off road action as 192 Pre 1970 dirt bikes attacked a 440 yard hill that rose to 1:1 at its peak.

Open exhausts, methanol fuel and the heady aroma of Castrol R wafting across the stunning Worcestershire vistas this unique event enjoys.

The stark contrast to the rarefied atmosphere of MotoGP at night in far off Qatar struck me, the event taking place on the same day...where Valantino battles for glory with Sete on exotic machines from Yamaha and Ducati. Here we are greeted to the sight of people with proper names like Eric, Arthur and Walter on proper bikes like AJ's, BSAs and Triumphs. In the pits laptops are replaced with A/F sockets and King Dick spanners. As I wondered around the pits I half expected a Spitfire to flypast, V12 Merlin snarling and blasting away the past 40 years with a burst of .303"!   

Anyway, I had a fabulous day swimming in nostalgia and here are a few of my pictures...


The event is very popular locally, and on a perfect day, many rolled up on bikes to watch the action...


The Hill, lined either side by an expectant crowd


In the pits, the preparation continues..."Eric pass me the 3/8" AF will you?"..."Certainly Walter"


Old boy soaks up the atmosphere from the back of a horsebox...as you do...


On the start line, the action gets underway...blokes called Eric, Arthur and Walter on the start line (really)


Any vantage point will do...


The Pre-1950 class bikes, make it to the top...just about


Eric out leaps Walter, while Arthur clears off altogether...
 

Classic British Iron in perfect Wheelie formation


There were a couple of bad accidents, amusingly the modern 4x4 couldn't get as far up the hill as the classic bikes. The rider who fell was out cold for a while and had to be whipped of to the local Hospital. Get well soon bud!


The action gets back underway...


More dust clouds than a 50's western directed by John Ford...check out the guy in lead who is well airborne!


Well balanced and airborne, this shot sums up the atmosphere of the event for me...

In addition to the action on the hill there was a a display of a few classic bikes...


AJS


Not your average Bantam


Exquisite continental interlopers amongst the wall to wall of British Iron...Montessa and Ossa

A superb event, thanks to all who organised, raced and attended.

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Red Marley 09 130409. Pictures of the action
« Reply #1 on: April 15, 2009, 12:22:40 AM »
quote:
Well balanced and airborne, this shot sums up the atmosphere of the event for me...


Yes and in the shot I can see why, Licenced Bar and Cornish Pasties, is that the kind of heady atmosphere your referring to?[:D]

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Red Marley 09 130409. Pictures of the action
« Reply #2 on: April 15, 2009, 12:33:37 AM »
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Originally posted by TT07

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Well balanced and airborne, this shot sums up the atmosphere of the event for me...


Yes and in the shot I can see why, Licenced Bar and Cornish Pasties, is that the kind of heady atmosphere your referring to?[:D]



Everything tasted of Castrol R - it was great!!!

Red Marley 09 130409. Pictures of the action
« Reply #3 on: April 15, 2009, 05:05:29 PM »
looks like a tops day out mate! :)

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Red Marley 09 130409. Pictures of the action
« Reply #4 on: April 16, 2009, 10:31:28 PM »
On bike video action


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Red Marley 09 130409. Pictures of the action
« Reply #5 on: April 16, 2009, 11:06:05 PM »
Bugger can't belive that I missed it again this year. You'll have to give me a kick next year mate.

Looks like a great day out

Red Marley 09 130409. Pictures of the action
« Reply #6 on: April 20, 2009, 12:04:38 PM »
Same here Kat, never been to this meet but would love to.  Damn those school holidays spoiling it every year.

Top piccies Radar

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Re: Red Marley 09 130409. Pictures of the action
« Reply #7 on: March 10, 2017, 12:12:34 AM »
I will almost certainly go again this year if the weather is ok