Thursday, April 6, 2017

The Velobanjogent has many small folders in his archive and this is of Northern Ireland Road Races in 1946....

 Perusing one of my small folders in my archive I've come across some interesting photos, varying in quality, but super historic of road racing in Northern Ireland in 1945/1946, as it contains photos taken at races in Northern Ireland in 1945/46. Included are Bangor Castle July 1945 (war still in the Far East) Ulster MCC Ulster 100 Victory Road Race only held once in September 1945 with  Artie Bell # 3 winner 500 Class, Rex McCandless 2nd also Cromie McCandless # 14 after finishing he won Novice's Class on Beniel must have been it's debut ! #2 of 1939 KTT Vic Willoughby winner on a 350 Velocette Ulster Road Race Clady 1946 and Ernie Lyons # 14 first outing for that machine retired.

Now  these photos are via Dave & Joan Crawford of Northern Ireland, who in 2012 visited a friend Billy Chambers and they are from his photo album.
He's happy for me to post them on my webblog but of course we give full credit to him and as usual I'm not unhappy at folk capturing some...BUT..I'm real cranky when you don't acknowledge Billy Chambers and if you don't take the description of the photo as well...so we all know who the photo refers to...
There...the Velobanjogent has jumped off his soapbox and lets look at some pix.... 


I'm having trouble with the text into the post...so I'll leave it for a day and come back....please revisit the site again....






These following two pages are what the album looked like....


The following scans are in B&W from the Crawfords...
Below #47, unknown rider in 1945 Ulster 100



September 1945 Ulster 100 programme


 Rex McCandless and T.E.Seymour.

 Artie Bell, winner, Lisbon 100, Northern Ireland.
1946,N-Irish races, CTS #34 unknown rider, KTT Velo, #35 unknown rider....

 Above coming down from the programme.....
Rex McCandless and T.E. Seymour.
Artie Bell, winner of the Lisbon 100
1946 Northern Ireland event riders unknown, #34 and #35
Then...
Ernie Lyons, GP Triumph,#14, 1946 Ulster 100 road race at Clady. 
Then below...#2 J.Hayes, Rudge, Clady 1946 Ulster road race.
Then...Vic Willoughby #30 Velocette mk.8 KTT winner of 350 event 1946 Ulster road race, Clady circuit.
Then #34 Rex McCandless on prototype pre-featherbed frame, 1946 Ulster road races.
 Well, that's all for this post....another coming in the near future..
 
 

 
 

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

The unknown #34 has CTS on the tank making the bike a Chris Tattersall Special.
Could be the silvery Python engined bike depicted here:
http://blackcountrybiker.blogspot.se/2010/05/chris-tattersall-unsung-speedway-hero.html

The CTS bikes are also mentioned in Chris Pereira's "British 250cc Racing Motorcycles".(Highly recomended!)

Could then the unknown mkIV #35 be cut down to 250cc?


Best Regards
Sten VW, Sweden

Anonymous said...

wow a lot of history in that post, thabks for sharing, very interesting..!! Salvage bikes for sale