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Postby Digger » Fri Dec 08, 2006 10:00 pm

Does anyone remember the motorbike scramble meetings on the Hills & Holes during the summer? In the late 50's and early 60's scrambling used to be big on the TV on Sunday afternoons and it was always rumoured that Warsop would feature on a prorgramme but to my knowledge it never happened. It was a good course though, and one or two of the top names did visit some of the meetings. It made a great afternoon out, was quite exciting and most of our family and friends used to go.
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Postby Caz » Fri Dec 08, 2006 10:07 pm

I remember the scrambles on the Hils and Holes. Yes it was a good course and a good day out for all the family. They used to really kick up the mud. :lol:

At a later date they started doing Moto Cross at the sand quarry, which is basically just the same. That was a good day out as well, especially as my brother used to race.
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Postby whitevanman » Sat Dec 09, 2006 12:36 am

I can still walk the course as if it were only yesterday.
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Postby Caz » Sat Dec 09, 2006 12:51 am

I think my cousin John Shaw did a bit of scrambling, I know he used to be there at every meeting. I'll be you and digger know him Whitey, he's a bit older than me.
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Postby whitevanman » Sat Dec 09, 2006 9:09 pm

Know him very well, was in the same class as me most of the way through the 3 schools. Spoke to him earlier this week.
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Postby 50s YOOF! » Sat Dec 09, 2006 10:18 pm

Yeah i can remember scrambling,i think the council stopped it because a few got hurt bad but i'm not sure on that point,there were a lot of people on the hills n holes watching it was great. :wink:
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Postby Caz » Sun Dec 10, 2006 9:16 pm

whitevanman wrote:Know him very well, was in the same class as me most of the way through the 3 schools. Spoke to him earlier this week.
I've just spoken to him and he say's you used to copy off him at school and that's why you never got anywhere! :lol:
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Postby whitevanman » Sun Dec 10, 2006 9:57 pm

That's because he was always wrong :D
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Postby Caz » Sun Dec 10, 2006 10:01 pm

:lol:
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Postby langameringue » Tue Sep 25, 2007 11:51 pm

Happy memories of the Motorcycle Scrambles held on Sunday afternoons inthe '60s. I could hear the roar of the B.S.As and the scream of the Husqvarnas from our house on York Terrace. I believe it was organised by the 'Retford & District Motorcycle Club'. Anyone out there have any old photos or programmes? One rider i remember was Beresford who used to wipe out all the opposition on his 'Beeza-500'. British bikes ruled the roost in those days!!. . . . . . .
I believe the meetings ended when the fields to the right on 'Stonebridge-Lane' were ploughed up and changed to arable use meaning the loss of the temporary car park on race days. Anyone try 'shinning' across the pipes over the river to get in for nothing? In subsequent years they coated them with grease!! Been to a few courses over the years but the 'Hills n Holes' was the best
On the subject of Motorcycles anyone remember 'Kimbo'arriving at the Hare n Hounds on his custom bike recently fitted with a 'Hillman Imp car engine!!! Legendary status indeed. . . He is still running MK Motorcycles at Shirebrook
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Postby whitevanman » Wed Sep 26, 2007 9:19 pm

langameringue wrote: On the subject of Motorcycles anyone remember 'Kimbo'arriving at the Hare n Hounds on his custom bike recently fitted with a 'Hillman Imp car engine!!! Legendary status indeed. . . He is still running MK Motorcycles at Shirebrook
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Yeah, can remember that "bike", had several rides on it
Another memory of Kimbo was when he took me for a ride on a new aquisition of his (can't remember what it was though). We came down the High Street, pre by pass days, he cranked it over going round Spencer's corner and my helmet rattled along the railings.ImageImage
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Postby 50s YOOF! » Fri Oct 05, 2007 9:55 pm

I can remember kimbo snapping a telegraph pole in half and ending up in the bus shelter at the top of coggins lane,1972 if my memory is correct the bike was a k reg brand new he only had it a few days,lucky guy to survive with a few broken bones,bike was a wreck,bus shelter too :shock:
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Postby Caz » Fri Oct 05, 2007 10:16 pm

I seem to remember the name Kimbo! Can't remember anything other than that but if he used to go to the Hare early 70's when the bike club gathered, was it a Tuesday night, then I must know him. I used to ride on the back of a 650 Truimph Bonneville - boy was that a bike with a growl! :lol:
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Postby moanersRus » Sat Oct 06, 2007 9:38 am

whitevanman wrote:I can still walk the course as if it were only yesterday.


i little hint of a meatloaf lyric there, lol

I remember everything little thing, as if it happened yesterday
I was barely seventeen, and I once killed a boy with a fender guitar
I dont remember if it was a telecaster or a stratocaster
But I do remember that it had a heart of chrome, and a voice like a horny angel
I dont remember if it was a telecaster or a stratocaster
But I do remember that it wasnt at all easy
Of all the things i've lost, i miss my mind the most
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Postby RedDevil » Sun Oct 07, 2007 1:40 am

Caz wrote:I think my cousin John Shaw did a bit of scrambling, I know he used to be there at every meeting. I'll be you and digger know him Whitey, he's a bit older than me.


did my dad go with him caz?
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