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Vincents in trials?

trev.birkbeck

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Hi
Just completed the Beamish TT on my Norton 500T, had a great day, great fun assisted by stunning weather, mind.
I thought it would be good to do up one of my Comets to enter the Beamish next year. Looked around my various books and found one pic of George Brown on a Comet, but not any more.
Does anyone have access to any pictures or details of spec to help me put bike into the right state for this event?
Cheers
Trev.birkbeck
 

david bowen

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trails comets

there were 3 made at the works look at Paul Richardson book third edition page 18 and you will see a good picture of one David
 

Prosper Keating

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There was a fellow who used to compete in the Talmag with a Comet, whose oil tank served as the petrol tank, with a remote oil tank elsewhere. I may have a snapshot of him somewhere. But this was definitely one man's 'special' rather than an official or semi-official machine like the one campaigned by George Brown.

PK
 

ET43

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Non Works trials comets

The petro tankless Comet is/was owned by Ron Chandler who lives in Hampshire. I have his telephone number
My old mate Colin Manning rode in the Arbuthnot and local to Salisbury club trials. Colin is currently uncontactable, but may well arrive at the South West rally next week end. I also have his number should any one wish to contact these folks. Both, I'm sure have plenty of photographs. Colin's machine, I think, was featured in MPH some years ago.
Cheers,
Phil Primmer
 

trev.birkbeck

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Trev's plan to trial a Comet

Thanks everybody for your useful and helpful comments.
I also got some references of MPH's with articles from Bill Thomas, none of which I have but will try and borrow locally.

Phil
It would be good to have Ron Chandler's and Colin Manning's phone numbers so that I could chat to them about this project.
If you don't think the numbers should go out on the forum, perhaps you could email them to me on trev.birkbeck@virgin.net or text them to my mobile 07836 342312.

Thanks
Trev
 

vibrac

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Speak to Ian Savage he was building a replica outfit I have a trials comet outfit I have used in the MCC Trials pulls like a train
 

nobby

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trial outfit

As a sidecarjunkie I am very interested in a Comet trial outfit. Can I see pictures of it somewhere?
In my hometown there are several people with nortons and ariels in vintage trial, but none of them ever used a sidecar. Like to know more about it.
I have done some sidecar cross a long long time ago with a much too heavy guzzi v-twin and a few years sidecar racing with vincents and triumphs.
The noble sport of trials is unexplored territory for me.

cheers
 

vibrac

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There was a picture on the front of MPH a few years ago I will try and dig some out and put on the photos on this site.
 

nobby

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pics

an answer, with pictures, within one hour!
What a good thing to have this forum...
Thanks for the response!
 

Black Flash

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IIRC Kurt Schupp has a trials comet in his museum, but I do not know if Kurt built a replica of what he had seen before or if it is his own creation. If someone is interested in pictures, I will try to see him next week and take a few pictures.
Bernd
 

trev.birkbeck

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Pictures

I would love to see more pics of trials Comets - I couldn't open any pics in the previous replies.
I got some good stuff from Phil Primmer but if anybody does have any more suitable pics, maybe they could mail them to me at trev.birkbeck@virgin.net
Cheers
Trev
 

deejay499

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Another Comet trials outfit was that of Tim Kingham, and as far as I know, he still has it. Tim and his son are into racing Vincents, and Tim often writes in MPH about their exploits.
Cheers, DJ
 

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