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Sunday Motor bike run 1978
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Sunday Motor bike run 1978

Ah - those were the days. A few weel kent faces here pictured in Dounby on one of the regular "Sunday Runs".

Back row L to R Bryan Johnston (Yamaha RD 200), Graham Harcus (Kawasaki KH 250), Mickey Foulis (Kawasaki KH 250), Keith Williamson (Suzuki GT 380), Dave Gray (Suzuki GT 125), Middle row – Norman Peace (Suzuki AP 50), Neil Merriman (Honda CB 500T), Billy McEwen (Kawasaki KH 250), Lewis Campbell (Yamaha RD 250), Colin Miller (Kawasaki KH 250), Dougie Leask (Yamaha FS1E). Front row – John Hourie with Brian Kynoch on the back (BSA Gold Star), Richard Shearer with Eion Cursiter in the sidecar (Arial), Colin Anderson (BSA Bantam).

The names are right but the bikes might be less accurate - if you know different please shout. I'll have a look for some more pix from the "Golden Age of Orkney Motorcycling".
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Picture added on 08 December 2006
Comments:
Only three real bikes. The BSA is not a Goldie more likely a Rocket Gold Star as it is a twin and has a Goldie petrol tank. The front mudguard is a little out of character. Might be an A50 or A65. The Ariel (with an "e") is pre-war as it has girder forks. The tank has obviously been repainted non-standard. The sidecar looks Watsonian. The chrome tank bantam could be a D7.
Yamahas, Kwakas - ugh!!
Added by Tom Scott on 09 December 2006
One missed in the middle row between Lewis Campbell and Colin Miller looks to me like it is Marcus Shearer.
Anonymous comment added on 09 December 2006
Wasn't this a modern re-enactment of an old Tom Kent photo of Orkney Motor Club? It would be nice to see it posted too, and with names.
Added by Paul Sutherland on 09 December 2006
Click to View Paul beuy, no sooner said than done- see picture #2067. No names though- anybody have any ideas?
Added by Steven Heddle on 09 December 2006
My humble apologies to my old pal Marcus Shearer for missing him out. He'd be on his Honda CB 250T Dream the forerunner of the Super Dream.
Added by Whassigo on 09 December 2006
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