Posted on: 18-09-2008
Posted by: Roger Gladman(Yorkshire, England)
E-mail: rogerpgladman <at> tiscali <dot> co <dot> uk
As a youngster I had the pleasure to watch the great man race at various circuits around the country.
Without Barrys charm and cheeky approach to the media, would motorcycling be where it is today, I think not, one of the great ambassadors for the sport.
Training as a 16 year old motorcycle apprentice I had the opportunity to work on one of Barrys machines (under close suppervision I might add)and to meet Barry in person, a period of my life i will never forget.
Keep up the good work, a tribute to the great man, lets hope more pictures can be added.
Posted on: 15-09-2008
Posted by: David Evans(England)
E-mail: devans022 <at> tiscali <dot> co <dot> uk
Well done on a very interesting website. Interesting to see your TR500 replica, it looks very good. I am lucky to own a genuine TR500, when I restored it (1995) I went to Holland to get parts and information from Rob Bron.
best wishes Dave
Posted on: 12-09-2008
Posted by: Mark Shelley(Cambridge, UK)
E-mail: mshelley <at> arenastructures <dot> com
Like man others my age, Barry was one of the main reasons I got into bikes starting with my FS1E in 1977. I was lucky enough to watch one of his greatest races. I was working in S Africa in the early 80`S and went to the GP`S at Kyalami in 83 and 84. In 1984 Barry put in an unbelievable performance in the wet to come 3rd on a totally uncompetitive bike.
I have a Triumph daytona T595 which is painted in his 1978/9 colours. Where the decals would have said `SUZUKI` they have been changed to `SHEENE`. It looks mint. I also have a large collection of memorabilia which I enjoy sifting through every now and then.
March 10th is always a bit of a glum day for me.
What a bloke he was!
Posted on: 06-09-2008
Posted by: JIMMY FISHER(LEEDS, ENGLAND)
GREAT MAN SEEN BARRY RACE MANY TIMES G REAT SITE WILL DROP IN VERY OFTEN
Posted on: 28-08-2008
Posted by: Chris Machin(UK)
Without Barry Sheene motor cycle racing wouldnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t be what it is today, he was adored by young & old and always found time for his fans. The racing battles he had around the hilly, twisty, OliverÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Mount circuit with Mick Grant were legendary. His gripping duel with Kenny Ã¢â‚¬Å“RogersÃ¢â‚¬Â Roberts at the 1979 Silverstone British Grand Prix is still talked about today.
Good luck with the website, Gerard, and I look forward to seeing more updates, all the best, Chris.
Posted on: 21-08-2008
Posted by: C. Feeney(USA)
Great site. I'm in the process of building up a TR500 replica myself. Good luck with the build and I look forward to seeing some more updates.
Mooie site, vandaag is de vader van Barry Sheene overleden op 96 jarige leeftijd.
Barry is en blijft een van de beste rijders aller tijden.
Posted on: 29-07-2008
Posted by: Mark(Cheshire, England)
E-mail: mark <at> toolsandthreads <dot> co <dot> uk
First saw Barry, Oulton Park 1970, when I was eight years old. Followed his career from that day onwards. Met and spoke to him and Paul Smart many times at various circuits. He allways had time for fans and was a real character. I remember as a youngster I first saw his bike with slick tyres on, I shouted "hey Barry you have no tread on your tyres!!" he then spent a good few minutes explaining the technology behind them in a way I could understand. I have a collection of Barry items He gave me over the years which I cherish, and He has inspired me in business, I never forget his quote "Dont wait for your ship to come in, go out and meet the bloody thing!!"
Posted on: 05-07-2008
Posted by: jamathi(Perth West Australia, W. Australia)
very well done.
Doing a rg500 replica 1984 livery and will send pics if you want when ready.
Hopefully before the Barry Sheene memorial ride, every year at Phillip Island during the MotoGP.
Posted on: 23-06-2008
Posted by: Danny(Delfzijl/Farmsum, NL)
E-mail: dr <dot> janssen <at> home <dot> nl
Te gekke site eindelijk iets moois
over Barry Sheene mijn motorheld in Nederland, dankzij hem reed ik Suzuki tot 24 augustus '84 en zou het morgen weer doen als het kon en mocht.
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