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Old 19-10-2005, 10:55 PM   #1
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Some old pics

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A few weeks ago i found some old slides in my garage...prob about 30 years old....with some pics of racing on the river wyre......managed to scan them tonite....thought i would post a couple...i have a few more if anyone is interested

Just tried to attach a jpg but it is saying the file is too big...can anyone help
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Old 19-10-2005, 11:09 PM   #2
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You gotta make them 600 pixels wide....
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Old 19-10-2005, 11:13 PM   #3
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Ok...i will try that
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640 pixels wide max, and file size can't exceed 200kb
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Old 19-10-2005, 11:31 PM   #5
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Old 19-10-2005, 11:41 PM   #6
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Water looks cleaner than it does now, you got any more ?
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Old 19-10-2005, 11:55 PM   #7
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Yeah got quite a few...heres another

Phantom 16...150xs i think
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Old 20-10-2005, 12:00 AM   #8
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That the channel at stannah ?
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Doe,s anyone recognise these 2

Phantom 18...200 merc
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Old 20-10-2005, 12:09 AM   #10
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Yeah....Next to the slip...been trying to work out what year it is...probably 1977 but cant be sure....used to do loads of racing on the wyre then...& ski racing...in fact there was a northwest series at the time & we used to race at wallasey,carr mill dam,morecambe...there were 3 or 4 classes..depending on engine size...was very popular for a few years
Hutchy used to do a bit of ski racing at the time,so he will recognise some of these boats
Got about 7/8more pics if your interested...but i will have to reduce them
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Old 20-10-2005, 12:13 AM   #11
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The water was absolutely shite at the time....that was when ICI were at full tilt...they used to dump the effluent into the river as the tide was coming in....today it is like a beach in barbado,s compared to what it used to be like
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Post whatever you've got, hutchy said there was good racing on the wyre.
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Will reduce the rest & post them tomorrow night....There was some great racing on the wyre but the Yaught club always seemed to arrange a mass sail up the river just as the races were about to start...got a bit hairy at times
Some top racers started on the wyre...in fact there were a couple of class 1 offshore boats moored on the estuary...can,t remember the names but one was owned by Alf Bontoft,[who was killed in the cowes/torquay when his boat ran up the beach]..the other was owned by Andy Jardine i think.a deisel...u could always tell when he started it ...a big black cloud came down the river & turned day into night....eeee,them were the day,s lad
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Yeah got quite a few...heres another

Phantom 16...150xs i think
mike jones,les walling.later to run 3c property growth asurance.thenran 25 phantom in 4 litre arond 81/82 year before ian burnie/paul sinclcair in avia watches
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Will reduce the rest & post them tomorrow night....There was some great racing on the wyre but the Yaught club always seemed to arrange a mass sail up the river just as the races were about to start...got a bit hairy at times
Some top racers started on the wyre...in fact there were a couple of class 1 offshore boats moored on the estuary...can,t remember the names but one was owned by Alf Bontoft,[who was killed in the cowes/torquay when his boat ran up the beach]..the other was owned by Andy Jardine i think.a deisel...u could always tell when he started it ...a big black cloud came down the river & turned day into night....eeee,them were the day,s lad
alf bontoft was the blitz(miss enfield),brian jardines total slipstream,both ran v8,s
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Thought u would know hutchy.....the observer in les wallings boat is Ray Simpson....will post the rest tonite
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Doe,s anyone recognise these 2?

Ant n Dec?
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Ski raced behind this boat on a few occasions...very quick!!
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