Eric Miles Photos
Eric, from UK have been taking MX photos from mid 60's and hes still going on!
I want to thank Eric for his fantastic photo's and for sharing this "Swedish section" with us.
Updated 151127 News from Eric in England
My best ‘news’ shot of 2015.
Newcomer in our Pre-65 Championship Aaron Graves eventually finished in the runner up position. Seen here holding off old campaigner Adrian Cox.
Chris Chell’s younger brother gives the TRIBSA a work out. Joe also crews a sidecar with his dad Simon
Welsh flyer Robert Jones represented his country at the Classic MXDN in September. Robert and dad Graham race on a limited budget with many parts from e-bay on their BSA
Lanky Scotsman Liston Bell enjoying some Devon sunshine on the big Metisse
Whoops! - eventual Pre-65 Champion Ricky Pedder makes contact with Terra Firma
Tribute to the late John Bethell as riders turn out at the annual ‘Nostalgia’ MX on CCMs [ John’s favourite bike ] and with John’s racing number- 44
Sliding a Pre-78 CCM - Tony Barnes
Competing at the new Sidecar Championship at the round held in late August - Phil Roger and Greg Wernham
Visitor from Holland - Jos Verwij on one venerable JAWA at the Classic MXDN
International competition - John Cash [ Wales ] Jeff Wright [ Northern Ireland ] and Alessio Dolda [ Switzerland ] at the Classic MXDN in early September
Happy winners - the England 35+ team at the Classic MXDN - Wayne Partington, Adrian Cox, Keith Rice and Scott Hayworth
Second in this picture, but Chris Walker/Richard Brinsden [ 46 ] were first in the S/C Championship. Andy Carter/Billy Carter-Millis [ No 417 ] were runners up
Happy Champion - thumbs up from Pre-65 winner Ricky Pedder on the 750cc Triumph Metisse
Welsh Husqvarna specialist Dan Evans gave the Championship regulars a fright in the last meeting, despite having a bad back.
After 16 races Tim Dallaway [ 164 ] and Wayne Partington [ 302 ] are only a couple of points apart in the Pre-74 Championship. Whoever wins the final head-to-head wins the title. Wayne hangs on by 0.6sec to become champion. Wife Emma [ pink jacket ] throws her arms up in unalloyed joy.
Är alla verkligen på väg mot samma mål här? reds anm.
Hello All - thought
you might like to see a couple of black and whites I bought as a schoolboy, plus
some personalities on a demonstration ride at our recent Classic MXDN - best
regards - Eric
Vic Eastwood [ 1963 ] - photo by Harry Stanfield - famous MX photographer then, sadly completely forgotten now.
Dave Curtis [ 1961 ] - photo again by the great Harry Stanfield
Dave Curtis today
Photo session - Dave Curtis on the Matchless
Who else? - Jeff Smith
Derek Rickman and Jeff Smith
Fellow riders in the 1971 BSA works team - Jeff Smith and Andy Roberton. Andy still rides today!
Derek Rickman and the Matchless Metisse
Younger brother Don Rickman in his 1963 MXDN team shirt [ - held that year in Sweden ]
A happy Derek Rickman
1960s Welsh Champion Bill Gwynne on the little DOT which terrified the big 4-strokes even before Greeves hit the scene
Jeff on the Gold Star [ - owned and prepared by Kevin Downer ]
The Rickman Brothers
Dave Curtis re-united with the Matchless - Dave won the British 500 MXGP in 1961 at Hawkstone Park.
Dave Curtis enjoys his outing on the Matchless.
attatcing some photos to show how the classic sport is running over here this year
Red Marley Hill Climb - fastest time of the day set by Tim Dallaway on a 600cc BSA
First round of our Classic Championship - surprise win by Kristian Marshall on a heavyweight JAWA beating the lighter CZs and BSAs
Three-Wheeler action in Wales - this driver - Eiria Rees - only has one arm [ - ! ] and all controls are on the throttle side. And he was close to the front when racing.
More three wheelers - we now have a National Sidecar Championship. First round winner Tim Breacher  has spent so much time racing in Europe he has the 'chair' on the 'wrong' side
My local MX track near Stoke-on-Trent [ where the pottery comes from ] - Nick Payton on an early 70s Maico
Last Sunday and last race of the day at Abbeycwmhir [ in Wales ] - our current Classic Champion Chris Chell  beats off the attack from two much more modern bikes to win. Go BSA! Go Cheers Eric
Hi All - thought
you might like to see some pictures covering the second half of our classic
season, together with one very interesting photo sent to me from Australia -
Season Greetings - Eric
B50 BSA as ridden by our current Classic Champion - 21 year old Chris Chell
Unusual bike -
Metisse chassis with a J.A.P. motor as ridden by Adrian Lappin
Leading bike is a
Cheney Triumph, but number 3 as ridden by Andy Roberton is a Metisse with a
Matchles G50 ohc motor
The 500cc BSA Gold
Star is still ridden in this country, as by Andy Camm [ above ] - but Andy's dad
Dave Camm is building a 600cc version for 2015
Kicking up a storm is 22 year-old Jordan Pope on a B44 BSA
Beside the seaside - Andy White on a 250cc BSA
Rodeo style from
Richard Warner [ mostly ] on his 380cc CZ near Reading. The 2015 Classic MXDN
will be held on this course.
Justyn's style of getting in close with a w/a lens - John Payton on the
The TRIBSA is still
raced over here - local farmer Bill Bourne at Hanbury on his 750cc version built
by his dad Frank.
Another farmer -
John Cash from Coventry in training on his Cheney BSA at the last Classic
Championship round in Mid-Wales
This photo was sent
to me by Jim Van Sluys in Australia - the photographer is not known, but it
shows Paul Freidrichs after his win at the 1967 British 500 GP at Farleigh
Hi Mats - so sad
that Dave has left us. He was much loved in this country as a great champion and
a great character. Couple of photos attached to mark his passing. I have been
given some other photos by Brendan Owen who lives in Wales and they may be of
some interest to your international readership [ - Brendan is a Husqvarna
enthusiast ! ] - and a couple of mine of more general interest - best wishes -
Dave Bickers on the 360 Greeves - 1965 - photo EM
Dave Bickers on the CZ - Ken
Hall Trophy Scramble 1971 - photo EM
Nine photos by Brendan Owen - 1] Joel Robert 1968
2] - Torleif Hansen, Roger De Coster and Torsten Hallman intrigued by a Yamaha MX Bike - Doddington Park 1968
3] - Ake Jonsson - Ettlebuck 1971
4] - Roger de Coster - after the Grand Prix,Namur 1971
5] - Roger De Coster - Farleigh Castle 1972
6] - Bengt Aberg - Farleigh Castle 1972
7] - Vic Eastwood [ left ] and Roger De Coster - Namur 1973
8] - Rider Parade - The Citadel, Namur 1973
9] - Bike Problems? - Hakan Andersson - Doddington Park 1971
Present Day - Brendan Owen provides three Husqvarnas for current Welsh Classic Champion Dan Evans [ - centre, blue shirt ] - photo EM
Past Master - Don Rickman tells the audience at the Mortimer MCC about his recent trip to Italy - photo EM
Past Master - 1961 British GP winner tells the same audience how hard it was to beat BOTH the Rickman Brothers - photo EM
My Hero - Dave Curtis in semi-retirement [ - and still winning ! ] in 1964 on the big Matchless - photo EM
Updated 140126 2 photo's
Eric writes; The painting is taken from the cover of the 'Castrol Acheivements' booklet for 1960. The artist is Gordon Horner who specialised in motorsport and aviation painting. He worked for magazines such as 'The Motor Cycle' 'Autocar' and 'Flight Magazine' - the black and white is then from the inside pages of the booklet-praising the wonders of Castrol lubrication!
Updated 131201 with 3 lovely pic's from Farleigh Castle 1966
Updated 130818 with 6 fantastic pictures from Hawkstone paddock 1964 MXDN
Eric writes; Thought you might like these portraits taken at Hawkstone by a neighbour of mine Arthur Oakes. Arthur is happy for as many people as possible to see these pictures which he kept in an album for when he went authograph hunting.
Per Olof "Pelle-Mas" Persson
Updated 130526 with 10 very interesting photo's taken by Bert Greeves
Eric writes; Hi Mats - have been given permission by the Greeves Riders Association to put some photos taken by Bert Greeves [ of Greeves Motorcycles fame ] on my Flickr stream.
I thought you might like to see the ones with a Swedish connection. If you put them on Lindstrom.mx please credit them to GRA And not to me. I think they're really interesting - cheers - Eric
Many thanks to GRA from Lindstrom-MX for allowing me to publish theese very interesting photo's!
updated with 6 lovely pic's from the European Classic MX Championship May 2013
at the Mortimer Classics Bennets Hill trac near Reading
Lindström - Peter Willems Still going strong 4 pic's
updated 12-11-11, 5 photos
1 photo of Bengt Åberg at Farleigh Castle 1970
2 photos of Arne Kring at Farleigh Castle 1970
2 photos of Rolf Tibblin at Farleigh Castle
7 photo's of Sten Lundin 2 from the 60's and 5 from 2008
Sten och Jeff Smith
sometimes it's a small world !
Hawkstone MXDN 1964 "Camp Sweden", Gunnar Johansson in the middle
Nisse Wedin recognized the bike on the trailer, it's Ove Lundells "Monark"
Ove who this year was contracted by Husqvarna, had it repainted it in Husqvarna colours.
Nisse later owned the bike, again painted as a Monark, but sold it on to England
Eric Miles took this photo of it again some 45 years later!
Nisse had this photo from the same occasion. Driver Andy Roberton.
updated 121013 4 pic's ECMO 2011
Janne Johansson - Lindstrom at Farleigh Castle 1967
Janne Johansson - Lindstrom at Matchams Park 1967
Hawkstone paddock - MXDN 1964 Rudi Boom working on his Lindstrom
Hawkstone paddock - MXDN 1964 Per Olov Persson's bike
Bill Nilsson MXDN - Hawkstone 1964
Bill Nilsson - Sten Lundin MXDN - Hawkstone 1964
Bill Nilsson Matchams Park 1967
Per Olov Persson MXDN 1964
Lindstrom-mx editors note
Per Olov was always a very reliable top 10 rider with a total 4th place in the WC 1963.
He was later hired as mechanic for Heikki Mikkola when he won his WC titles for Husqvarna in 1974 and 76
Per Olov Persson Hawkstone 1965
Rolf Tibblin MXDN 1964
Rolf Tibblin CZ Farleigh Castle 1967
Christer Hammargren Farleigh Castle 1967
Åke Jonsson Maico Farleigh Castle 1969
Olle Pettersson Suzuki Halstead 1970
Olle was employed by Suzuki in 1968 to develop their MX bikes.
Lindstrom-mx editors note
Olle should have lot's of credit for Suzuki's 1st, 2nd and 5th place in 1970 WC
Read all about it here http://www.saksi.se/vmx/suzukiolle.html
Torsten Hallman Glastonbury 1965
Torsten Hallman Hants Grand International 1967
Torsten Hallman Winner Matchams Park 1967
Torsten Hallman Winner Matchams Park 1967
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