Name this BSA single rider

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Name this BSA single rider

Post by Ian Hingley » Fri May 13, 2011 6:09 pm

Hi All

Yatton Keynsell scramble last weekend. I couldn't go to due to a burned out bike and a written-off car (Just don't even ask!).

87-year old rider on a BSA single.

Anyone recognise him?

(The guy on the left is my mate Paul)
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Re: Name this BSA single rider

Post by rhino » Fri May 13, 2011 6:12 pm

Murray Walker :shock:

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Post by HPbyStan » Fri May 13, 2011 7:13 pm

Saw your Facebook explanation for the written off car. Ian, what did you do? Karma is sure biting you in the arse.

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Post by Ian Hingley » Fri May 13, 2011 7:36 pm

HPbyStan wrote:Karma is sure biting you in the arse.
Yep, someone's Karma is certainly running over my Dogma these days!

Driving home minding my own business the other day, an empty, driverless car rolls backwards down its drive and into the road at the precise nano-second I'm passing. You couldn't make it up!

Because the airbags went off, it's too expensive to repair. Sigh.
rhino wrote:Murray Walker
Yep, Murray Walker on a BSA! How cool is that?
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Post by 2manyrides » Fri May 13, 2011 10:58 pm

Hope I look that good when I'm 85...
If I make it that far!

I read the account of the flaming BSA and was horrified!

I once had a not as bad thing...
The batt's pos wire grounded between the Battery and the fuse block smoking all red wires!
Needless to say there weree some frantic moments there. (no fire...big smoke)
Best wishes...and stay out of more mishaps...you've had enough!

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Post by minetymenace » Fri May 13, 2011 11:46 pm

THE Murray Walker :shock:

Brilliant!
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Post by Toots » Sat May 14, 2011 11:04 pm

Now that really, really is cool :roll: Good pics!

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Post by b50root » Sun May 15, 2011 8:06 am

Someone who could help a non UK ! Murray Walker ?


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Post by Ian Hingley » Sun May 15, 2011 11:12 am

Hi Rickard

He's an iconic TV motorsport commentator, but that doesn't do him justice. A national 'treasure', with a unique style. With a motorcycling heritage, his Dad was a TT winner.

Famous for his mistakes on air

"...I'll stop the startwatch!"
"That Williams is unique, except for the car in front, which is identical!."
"...Unless I'm very much mistaken..." which might lead shortly after to a correction "...I am very much mistaken..."

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Murray_Walker
http://www.systems.caltech.edu/~rao/murray.html
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Post by Brad Jones » Sun May 15, 2011 4:04 pm

I think during the 1950's, he also won a couple of medals in some ISDT events.
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Post by beesa71 » Mon May 16, 2011 9:35 pm

Indeed he did Brad, at least one and that was a Gold in the '49 event.

Regards.

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Re: Name this BSA single rider

Post by redspanner » Thu Jul 21, 2011 10:00 pm

Murray Walker also tried his hand at Brands Hatch when it was a grasstrack.

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