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A photo that is taken from the September issue of Northern Biker Magazine, a popular mag in the UK.  It was shown on a feature about Cadwell Park race circuit in Lincolnshire. It shows the start of a what I think must be a British Championship race in 1971. On the far side of the 2nd row is Stan Woods on one of my dad's Seeley TR500's.

Other riders are:

24    John Cooper (BSA Rocket 3)
16    Derek Chatterton (Yamaha)
19    Paul Smart ? (Yamaha)
49    Tony Jefferies (Triumph Trident)
78    Tony Rutter (Yamaha)

More importantly at the side of the track is the Crooks Suzuki back up team !  Eddie leaning on armco above the P of Player, To his right our parts manager of the time, Danny Prentice,  To Eddie's left, above the A is race mechanic, John Maddison.  And the best is above the E, the kid in the Bultaco anorak, IT'S ME ! What a shock I got when I was thumbing through the mag and found this classic shot.

Martin Crooks - March 2001

 


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