BURKE SET FOR TT RETURN.

A look back to an interview from last year with a very good mate of mine, Emmett did make his TT debut, but to due matters out with his control was side-lined by a mechanical fault and subsequent injury. 2019: Emmett Burke is one of the larger than life characters in the road race paddocks….

THE NORTH STAR.

  Article: John McComisky with Special thanks to Alan North. When you look at Grand Prix racing in the 1970s and early 80s, there can be no more an iconic sight of grid of racing two strokes in the 250 or 350 classes screaming and coughing into life pulrling blue plumes of sickly two stroke…

JOCK TAYLOR – THE FLYING SCOTSMAN.

    Article: John McComisky. Images: Jari Kontorpi, fim-live and Imatranjo. PART ONE: The name of Jock Taylor and his subsequent exploits in British, TT and World Championship racing are still to this day simply legendary. His contribution to sidecar racing and indeed motorcycle sport, helped create awareness and enthusiasm seldom seen for the charioteers….

BLUE STROKE CLASSIC TT.

With thanks to: http://www.iomttraces.com IRRC series leader Davey Todd will line up as number 1 in the Dunlop Lightweight Classic TT for the Milenco by Padgetts Motorcycles team, with teammate New Zealander Bruce Anstey making a very welcome return to TT circuit action in the class and starting at his favoured number 5. Todd who…

STEVE PARRISH – PRIVATE PARTS.

Originally posted on portage media:
Steve riding (29) battles out with Valentino’s Dad Grazanio and Sanvenero mounted Guy Bertin at the 1982 Belgian Grand Prix. Article: John McComisky with Special Thanks to Steve Parrish. Although Steve Parrish had been a works rider for Texaco Heron Suzuki into the late 1970s, he was pushed back into…

Bob McIntyre Memorial Meeting 2019.

  East Fortune Raceway. 15th-16th June 2019. Words: John McComisky Images: Lenny Hartley/Jingly Jangly images This weekend sees the S.C.R.M.C serve up a veritable feast of Classic Racing at the East Fortune circuit for the traditional Bob Mac meeting in East Lothian. Guest of Honour this year will be Bob’s daughter Eleanor, who will be…

STEVE PARRISH – PRIVATE PARTS.

Article: John McComisky with Special Thanks to Steve Parrish. Although Steve Parrish had been a works rider for Texaco Heron Suzuki into the late 1970s, he was pushed back into the ranks as essentially a privateer for the remainder of his Grand Prix career. Throughout this time, he still competed on the Grand Prix trail…