Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Tuesday, October 30, 2012


Robert Dunlop won 3 races in what was our local roadrace in the eighty's these are remembered on his plaque in the memorial garden in Ballymoney also his old leathers are on display in the town hall ,,,



Honda Racing

Monday, October 29, 2012


Excelsior Manxman

Some people love the Manx Norton and some the Goldstar or Boy racer AJS 7R but I have to admit I have a soft spot for the Manxman and was lucky enough to see some superb examples at the weekend O to win the lotto but first I must buy a ticket !!!!

Sunday, October 28, 2012

RC 30 heaven

Yesterday was RC30 heaven in Ballymena ,,,,


Sligo Rovers officially got the League Cup on friday night in what was possibly the coldest night ever in the Showgrounds ,sadly some scumbags came with the other team and tried to ruin the occasion and wreck the place but were sorted out after a few minutes but not before they broke the windows in the pub across the road and threw fireworks on to the pitch, hence I seldom go to matches where teams from the capital of this banana republic are playing because that is their form especially when they have been beaten in the league by a country team. Apart from that we had a good night and the league is Sligo Rovers now !!!!!!!


They say you should never meet your heroes well yesterday in Ballymena Patsy got to meet two of his heroes Jim Redman and Ralph Bryans who ironically we were only talking about on the way up to Ballymena in the car and I got to meet one of my heroes John mc Guinness in Ballymoney later in the day, and they were all great to meet and took time to talk to everybody and get their picture taken,so it is sometimes absolutely great to meet your heroes. John mc Guinness launched his book yesterday with Stephen Davidson in the town hall in Ballymoney and I queued for over two hours with all the other fans and the line was never ending for over five or six hours with John taking time for everybody for a pic or to sign helmets,t shirts ,the book and whatever else people brought in,its must have been a endurance event akin to one of the 24hour races TT legends do but he was cordial to the end and a true gentleman ,as for the book it is a great looking book and no doubt a great read but sadly after the queuing and the drive to get it I will have to wait until Christmas to actually get to read it as one of the family will want to give it to me such is family life !!!!

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Grow up !

I went for a spin last Sunday morning instead of working in the garden,got 4 miles up the road flat out and ran out of petrol !!!! had to phone my father to come and rescue me as all mine were still in bed.Took the CBR a while to fire up after we put the juice in but being the faithful old bike she is she fired and I was able to get a bit farther up the road also I must give Patsy the fiver for the juice,,

Friday, October 26, 2012

Rory Gallagher

Did a few hours work there yesterday the greatest Irish Guitarist of all time ,,,

Thursday, October 25, 2012


Some great pics from Stafford show courtesy of reader Rich I love the classic trials bikes as its trials time of year thanks for the input ,,

John does Bond - License to Thrill with Honda

All going well I hope to be getting this mans book signed by himself and the author Stephen Davidson in Ballymoney on Saturday on the way home from the classic show and autojumble in Ballymena and also maybe pick up a new bike for the winter,,,,will be a busy day for Pa and me !!!

Monday, October 22, 2012


This nice Velocette was in the carpark at the Leopardstown show,,,


Saturday, October 20, 2012


William has left the Wilson Craig team I am devastated that was the fastest 600 around ,wish him well wonder where he is going ????

CX Turbo

Love them of hate them its a fine bike and in good condition,wonder what they are like to drive ??????