With Delusions of grandeur A toy sidecar at the Isle of Man

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With Delusions of grandeur A toy sidecar at the Isle of Man

Post by Trooper » Wed Apr 22, 2020 10:11 am

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Re: With Delusions of grandeur A toy sidecar at the Isle of Man

Post by SidecarDan » Wed Apr 22, 2020 11:54 am

That was an hour well spent.
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Re: With Delusions of grandeur A toy sidecar at the Isle of Man

Post by stagewex » Wed Apr 22, 2020 12:32 pm

I surprised myself and watched all of it in one sitting.
Pretty darn amazing bit of engineering & will.
The Isle Of Man bike racing videos themselves were worth it. Thanks for posting.
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Re: With Delusions of grandeur A toy sidecar at the Isle of Man

Post by jvan1954 » Wed Apr 22, 2020 12:33 pm

Thank you for that blast from the past. Did not know what it was called till now but an old friend of the family passed and helping to sort his stuff we came across 3 wooden boxes of things sort of like an erector set on steroids. My brother and I were like 8 and 11 (1958) and can't begin to count the hours of fun we had building just about anything you can imagine. I recognized many of the bits and pieces in the video. No motors though.
I am now on a mission to see if those boxes are still around. What better way to spend quarantine time.
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Post by Mr Wazzock » Wed Apr 22, 2020 1:04 pm

Yep excellent. :thumbsup:
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Post by GHGoodwin » Thu Apr 23, 2020 7:11 am

Best thing I've had with my coffee in years. :clap:

Cured me of bitching about the Gen 2 install. :P
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Post by Speedbump » Thu Apr 23, 2020 9:37 am

That was fun to watch.
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Post by jvan1954 » Thu Apr 23, 2020 10:51 am

when I grow up I want to be James May, that cat has the best job ever
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Post by Pterodactyl » Thu Apr 23, 2020 11:10 am

Thank you for posting that!
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Post by VWK75S » Sun Apr 26, 2020 6:23 am

This looks good :lurker:
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Re: With Delusions of grandeur A toy sidecar at the Isle of Man

Post by Dr.Tramp » Wed May 20, 2020 2:48 pm

I saw some interesting bikes and sidehacks at the IOM last year but nothing like that. :-)
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Post by bgenest » Wed May 20, 2020 4:18 pm

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Post by Robert Whitten » Wed May 20, 2020 8:07 pm

Excellent video. Watched straight through.
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Re: With Delusions of grandeur A toy sidecar at the Isle of Man

Post by Peter Pan » Thu May 21, 2020 12:48 pm

Many thanks for the laughs that followed:
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