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Barry Sheene - Festival Of Speed 2012

Posted on the 17 April 2012 by Wideopenmoto
Barry Sheene - Festival Of Speed 2012Ron Young's 1000cc green frame replica, now ridden by his son Robert. This Ducati has been in continuous competition for over 20 years.
Yes its been a while between posts and my sincerest apologies for leaving you with a BSA of all bikes over the Easter break. Nobody should have to live through that. So to make amends....
Christmas/Easter/BDays are great and everything but if theres one annual event I look forward to even more its the Barry Sheene Festival of Speed (23-25th March). Named in memorial of the late and very great Barry Sheene, its the years healthiest turn-out of classic racing machinery with international entrants (always well represented, of course, by New Zealand) as well as the usual faces..
Its held at the Eastern Creek Raceway in Sydney, usually my local track, this year however my local track is Imola, so I unfortunately missed it. I did get my Dad to send over a few photos though. Looks like a good year...
Barry Sheene - Festival Of Speed 2012Barry Sheene - Festival Of Speed 2012The Clatworthy ES4 (Norton ES2). My father Chris rode its predecessors (ES2/3) to multiple championships. A true work of art which deserves a feature article of its own in the future.
Barry Sheene - Festival Of Speed 2012 This is a mid '50s Persian carpet. 450 knots per square inch, floral imagey in natural dyes, shes a beauty. The Laverdas not bad either- a 1972 1000cc ridden by Drmsby Middleton.
Barry Sheene - Festival Of Speed 2012An MGS-01. Ive seen this thing kicking around the track and it never fails to impress. A real shame they were never available for the road.
Barry Sheene - Festival Of Speed 2012Barry Sheene - Festival Of Speed 2012Barry Sheene - Festival Of Speed 2012This was built by Guzzi specialists Guzzi Moto Box. 1980 Guzzi 980cc, ridden by Wayne Gow.
Barry Sheene - Festival Of Speed 2012Lemans mk1 made for the American market. Is that a mirror on the rocker cover!?
Barry Sheene - Festival Of Speed 2012Clutch slip- better get the sandpaper out!  Barry Sheene - Festival Of Speed 2012350cc AJS 7R 1961 ridden by Wayne Carey.
Barry Sheene - Festival Of Speed 2012Yamaha  TZ750 - 1976, ridden by Terry McKinnon
Barry Sheene - Festival Of Speed 2012The Katana of Shawn Giles - he won the hotly contested Forgotten Era races. The bike is 1294cc and puts out 180hp! Off the line he could wheelstand all the way to turn one and still be in front!
Barry Sheene - Festival Of Speed 2012Mike Neason's Molnar Manx.
 Photo credits and captions: Chris Anderson

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