Barry Sheene Would Have Turned 70 Today!

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  1. Bad Billy

    Bad Billy Baddest Member

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    My all time hero and icon that turned a generation on to bikes & racing would have celebrated his 70th birthday today.
    If there is an after life I guess he'll be tearing it up round a track with his mates! :heart:

    Bless you Barry, thanks for the great memories of a time when racers truly were charismatic gods riding bloody fire breathing monsters with feck all rider aids! :eek:
     
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  2. MadMrB

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    I childhood hero of mine also, a real character and legend.
     
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  3. Steve 998cc

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    I reckon he would still be winning if he was still with us. A true legend.
     
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  4. Don the Don

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    Good old Barry, great days of old and in the best Suzuki colours [Heron]
     
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  5. Dawsy

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    Can't imagine any of the current racers behaving like he did mores the pity! A true icon:grinning:
     
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  6. stevethegoolie

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    Barry Sheene ..... only one day older than me, but a better rider than me by a country mile!
    RIP good buddy! And thanks for the memories.:grinning:
     
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  7. dilligaf

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    :grinning:Happy birthday mate :party:
     
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  8. Bad Billy

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    Happy Birthday :party::party::party:
     
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  9. johne

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    #9 johne, Sep 12, 2020
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    Being a Yorkshireman I was always more of a Mick Grant fan than of that cocky Southerner Sheene, but you can't take anything away from the guy. When you placed him on a motorcycle he was a genius. I found out later on he was a really nice bloke too. He turned up at a party thrown at a sidecar racing buddies house in the mid 80's. We had a long chat about life, bikes were hardly mentioned, it wasn't long afterwards he went off to Australia. RIP Barry
     
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    Happy Birthday @stevethegoolie :party:
     
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  12. Ducatitotriumph

    Ducatitotriumph Crème de la Crème

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    Me and barry sheene in 1977 at the race of aces in snett.
    I used to live 3 miles away from him and my dad's first sidecar engine was his heron prepped gt750 kettle engine.
    Only thing I really remember about his house was that he has gold taps in his bathroom!
    And, we were both born on sep 11th!

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    #13 Ducatitotriumph, Sep 12, 2020
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    Hi there!
    Here's a pic of me and mick grant too!!
    race of aces, snett '76.
    And, I appear to have a pic of @Havit avatar on my jacket too?
    Coincidence ? :)

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