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Discussion in 'WERA Vintage' started by Robin172, May 7, 2020.

  1. Robin172

    Robin172 Well-Known Member

    Some pics I took at the 25th Classic Bike Races at Chimay in Belgium in July 2018.

    Start/Finish Straight

    Triumph 750-3

    Marc Beltman, very fast and was super excited to win.

    Beltman, Thomas George, Bruno Bazinkay

    Jimmy Lafineur

    Keith Shannon

    Michel Mourman/Sebastian Seret

    The Belgian countryside.

  2. Robin172

    Robin172 Well-Known Member

    When the roads are closed and your house is in the middle of the circuit, what do Belgians do?....they turn it into a bar for the weekend.


    Jan Franck Bakker, Clive Ling, Marc Beltman. Unfortunately, the following weekend Clive Ling was killed while competing in a different event at Chimay.

    The passenger in this one is a bloke who used to live on the same street as me, went to the same school and the last time I'd seen him was outside a pub in 1977, small world.

    Racing on the roads
  3. Robin172

    Robin172 Well-Known Member

    Werner Tobias

    Alex Sinclair on a ridiculously fast 500cc Vincent.

    Runck Thilman

    Will Loder

    Entering the final corner.

    Exiting the final corner.
    Last edited: May 7, 2020
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  4. CharlieY

    CharlieY Well-Known Member

    Ok...wait...wait, you expect us to believe you were OUTSIDE a pub in 1977????:Poke:

    Nice shots Scudder, thanx for sharing.

    How come you dont go run some of those races?
  5. Robin172

    Robin172 Well-Known Member

    Yep, sitting outside The Kings Arms on one of those rare warm August nights.

    The idea was initially to race in 2018 on a bike provided by my brother, unfortunately he still hasn't got it finished. I think starting to rebuild two 50 year old bikes from various parts and deciding to build a house 100+ miles from his home was not the best thing to try to do at the same time.

    Oh, and I raced on the roads in Belgium several times in the 90's.
  6. joec

    joec brace yourself

    And I always feel accomplished racing at mosport. Damn y'all.
  7. Robin172

    Robin172 Well-Known Member

    The circuit I raced at in Belgium and another in France were closer to where I lived in England than nearly all the tracks I've raced at here are to me now.
  8. joec

    joec brace yourself

    It's like every state having 2 or 3 tracks! I think of all the tracks in England. Crazy.
  9. ravedoper

    ravedoper Well-Known Member

    Will Loder is on a Greeves Silverstone? Was it his dad who died at the Classic Manx in 2005?
  10. Robin172

    Robin172 Well-Known Member

    Yes it's a Silverstone, it's a brace of them that my brother is building. It was his father Jon who died at the Manx. I helped out a friend at the Manx in 1979 and the Loders were camped next to us in the paddock I don't know if Will was one of the small children they had with them or came later.
  11. ravedoper

    ravedoper Well-Known Member

    John Loder died about a mile down the circuit (the 32nd milestone?)and 10 minutes after I crashed at Windy Corner during a part wet/part dry practice. He was the 2nd or 3rd of 5 very experienced, respected Classic competitors to die that year in the MGP fortnight. According to the iomtt data base, he had competed in 44 MGPs the first being '79 when he was camped next to you in the paddock.. He finished 3rd in the Newcomers Senior. 2005 was the last year that I raced there.

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