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Vincent speedway outfit @ Mildura

Posted: Wed Mar 28, 2012 11:45 pm
by Richo
Well I promised this was going to happen a while ago in the show us your bike thread, but a few technical issues have got in the way.

Anyway, last night saw the bike run for the first time at a special classic speedway meeting here in Mildura. This meeting was put on for the Ulysses AGM which is currently being held here.
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Peter Guest a local guy who has raced almost every form of racing over the years, including speedway was our rider and we managed to convince one of the workers from the family business to jump on beside him.

First heat was a disaster, after lining up at the gate, the bike stalled and wouldn't start again. We discovered later some idiot had forgot to turn the fuel on.

Second heat we at least got away and completed the 3 lap race, although the bike was not running too well. Third heat saw us finish third, getting pipped at the post for second. This was mainly due to 2 other bikes DNF'ing.

Last heat (shown in video) was ok but bike still not running too good. Possibly an electrical issue. The old man wants to replace the magneto with electronic ignition which he thinks will improve things a lot.

I took a bit of video and have posted here for a taster. Will add some more later as my brother was filming from the infield and should have much better shots.

Re: Vincent speedway outfit @ Mildura

Posted: Wed Apr 18, 2012 8:49 am
by Pantah
That sounds great.....the bloke along for the ride looked a bit nervous.....special mention has got to go to your old man, who cuts a figure in the shorts and blundstones..... Looking forward to the next installment of racing from Sunraysia. :D

Re: Vincent speedway outfit @ Mildura

Posted: Mon Apr 30, 2012 11:13 am
by Richo
Passenger was very nervous, I can tell you, seeing as he was a complete novice. No practice, just in to it.

The old man is a fine specimen and he has his "look" down pat I think.

Reckon next time you come to Mildura Pantah we can give you a ride on this old beast.

Re: Vincent speedway outfit @ Mildura

Posted: Mon Apr 30, 2012 12:09 pm
by Pantah
Now there is some incentive !!!! I'll have to combine it with a golf trip .... Get in a round at Coomiella. :D

Re: Vincent speedway outfit @ Mildura

Posted: Mon Apr 30, 2012 1:32 pm
by Richo
I could dust off the clubs and come have a round with you Pantah

Re: Vincent speedway outfit @ Mildura

Posted: Mon Apr 30, 2012 3:24 pm
by Pantah
Good idea... Haven't played there since the early 80s . It was a very nice course....
Not sure when I will be there next, but will let you know ...