Show 90 and a trip to see the CRMC Pirate crew!!
I’m a country boy and I sometimes feel a little bit shocked when people lock themselves in their houses so you can imagine my surprise when I got to the Pirates front door and found it swinging! I knocked, knocked louder and called out and eventually Phil and Michelle came to the door with a big smile and drinks in their hands and we were off to a great start!
Ian ‘Sidecar Bloke’ Johnson joined us for a great dinner and the conversation and wine flowed easily.
There will be a return visit to get some life stories soon and maybe a CRMC race meeting too!
My thanks to all the Pirates who helped make this show!
Show 89 Gary Bloke and a 2016 preseason round up.
All the way up to North Yorkshire for a friendly chat with TT passenger, cleaner and window licker Gary Bloke.
Show 86 I chat with Eddie Roberts about the coming season at Mallory Park and to British F2 champion Tom Peters about his coming year out.
Mallory Park was looking quite fragile just two years ago when I first interviewed Eddie Roberts and Stuart Hicken but those boys have risen to the enormous challenge, taken the place by the scruff of it’s neck and put it back as a top British track!
Tom Peters tells me of his racing carrier and massive success in the TT and British F2 championship, the highs and lows and his reasons for taking the 2016 season out of racing.
I find myself again in the Oswestry Motorcycle Road Racing Museum talking to team boss Phil Morris. 2016 is a very exciting year for the team and Phil tells me of their plans for an attack on the superbike TT!
At Print Roller Services I find my friend Lee Patterson not sat behind a desk as some might expect but in his very busy roller-manufacturing workshop, working faster than the young men around him. This guy makes his own luck, starts early and finishes late to get it done! We talk of his racing career and of course about his association with the 'flying post man' Conrad.
TT heroes Dave Molyneux and Dan Sayle are caught by the girls at this year's superbike round at Silverstone where they talk in a light hearted but candid way about their race against the 'big' bikes, the coming 2016 season, their plans for the TT and of course past TT glory.
Dave and I have talked about a memoir show and I hope to get over the water to see him this winter.
Kevin Cock and I talk again about Team Page's land speed record attempts, both solo and sidecar and the possibility of the Sidecar Radio team joining them at Pendine Sands next year.
My thanks go out to Marion and Jo for their excellent work on this show and I would like to take this opportunity to welcome Jo Williams into the SCR team.
Harry, a young guy for our sport at just 23 is full of enthusiasm and anticipation for the coming season. Speaking to Marion from the last EMRA round at Mallory Park, way back when the sun still shone, a bit.
I take myself back up the road to Bishop Auckland to meet with Lee and Mike Crawford to discuss what, on the surface was not a great season. I came away, dazed at what they had been through and with even more respect for this team.
As ever, my thanks to all that helped me make this show,
The head shave was massive and traumatic for me, we raised a lot of money (£1600ish) and I am very grateful to these folk:
Marica Jones (My darling, long suffering wife), Paul Bateman Cestrian Signs, Lisa (Paul’s sister for finding the buckets), Ian Tennant, Steve Kowalski
Sam Clover, Kevin Cock, Bryan Kennedy (Karaoke), Gary Partridge (T-shirts), Jenny Triker Wells, Cadwell bar/café staff
John Lockett, Neil Kirby, Sid Diggins, John Mushet, Leon Risdon (head shave), Iain Ramsdale (head shave),
Lee Crawford ARC (Master head shave),
And Super Star Jayne Morris £703 on her own!!
To every one that gave at Cadwell and at www.justgiving.com/slow-phil
We have an update on Lady SideCar and a short chat with Jayne Morris from her home in Derby.
My thanks as ever to all who helped me make this show but also to everyone who helped me get this new look!
The woman is a force of nature, on her feet just eight days after shattering the bottom of her femur and her right wrist. Lady sidecar says she will be back!!
Gary Bloke talks to me about the ACU benevolent fund and volunteers me to get my head shaved!!
I have decided to make a very small personal sacrifice and have my greying hair parted from my head. This will happen at nine o’clock in the bar at Cadwell Park at the SideCar Bonanza 24.10.2015. We are raising money for three charities Prof Melcher’s Melanoma research (Terry Windle), Prostate Cancer (Ian Johnson) and the ACU Benevolent Fund.
Please come along and laugh at me, chuck some money in the bucket and maybe buy me a drink!!
Terry Windle was a fantastic bloke and although I didn’t know him well, I liked him a great deal. I have included an exert from one of the shows I made with him last year.
My thanks to everyone, everywhere who helped to make this show.
Our roving race fan and reporter Marion finds herself in the company of world class driver and passenger Chris Founds to talk about his younger brothers current successes and his own glittering SideCar racing carrier.
I go not far up the road to sunny Neston to talk to the youngest Founds, Alan, about his and Tom's amazing third in the world F2 in Germany and their current charge at the FSRA British Championships.
My thanks to all involved in this show
It's a funny thing but even no in this modern digital age things can get left in the back of the filing cabinet. Well this show deals with three great interviews from Marion and Gary Bloke that I managed to over look at the time of recording.
As I write this I'm straining at the leash, in just a few minutes I'll be off to the British F2 at Cadwell to meet some great folk and maybe interview a few familiar voices.
Thanks to everyone involved in making this show
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