If you were racing during the 70's and 80's you will undoubtedly remember Allan Hillman probably as much for his association with LASCA (London Area Scooter Club Association) as for his activities on the track. Here he is firstly at Cadwell Park full circuit in September 1973 on his Vespa 90SS and on the day wining Group 1, (standards up to 104cc); just behind is Chris Dalton.Second image is again Allan, this time at Lydden Hill circuit in Kent. Allan's machine was in fact tuned by Trevor Sharp who seems to have done quite a good job as Allan finished 2nd in Group 1 and 6th in the overall British Championship this year.
RACING 70’S & 80’S - 1973 to 1975
Here is a solitary shot of a group 4 race at Llandow in south Wales, a rather bumpy circuit if I remember correctly. I believe in front is Tom Pead followed by No 90 Ray Kemp then its Nigel Burges, Bill Metcalf and 42 Bob Melling. If anyone knows who the others are please get in touch on the feedback page.
At Lydden Hill again, April 1975, looking back down the start and finish straight towards the pack that have just set off. This is Group 4 (Standards up to 209cc) already pulling out a lead is Dick Wilfang, although this was not to be his day finishing 3rd in race one and a non finisher in race two.In 2nd place is Bob West bike No 64, also in view is Mick Hayman, Mick Jones, Geoff Stephens and Steve Ives. Both races were won by Chris Simpson with Mick Hayman taking two 2nd places.
Moving on to Cadwell Park in August of that year here are two shots of Alan Crickmore with passenger Pete Hinsley of Hampshire Union. First shot is them coming through the Gooseneck with Pete showing good style in the chair, the second is a group at the hairpin.Alan and Pete finished 4th and 3rd, so achieving 3rd overall and also managing the fastest lap of the day. Also just in view is combo No 3, ridden by Jenny Stevens with Allan Hillman in the chair.
Still at Cadwell Park and in fact still at the Gooseneck here's a shot of the Group 5 contenders (Specials up to 158cc) , 143 Steve Warner, 72 George Kentell, 61 Steve Clarke and 362 Bob Dalley of Hampshire Union.Final shot for 1975 from Cadwell Park we're back to the hairpin to checkout the Standards up to 158cc, group 3. In this shot, 157 Chris Charnley, 4 Steve Ives, 10 Dave Webster, 134 Ray Smith, 66 Pete Sherwen and you can just see Steve Collett No 34, then with Ecurie Stanmore but later to join Hampshire Union.