Racers

Tom Loughbridge’s Race Days

  Hi Murray, as promised the story of my experience of a great sporting relationship with Eddie Crooks, Frank Whiteway, Stan Woods, Les Trotter, the late Danny Shimmin and many others who rode Crooks’ Suzuki’s during the classic 60s and 70s. when we all raced for the love of the sport, particularly in the greatest …

Frank Whiteway and the 1970 Production TT

Frank Whiteway and the 1970 Production TT Frank very kindly shares his experiences on TR250s and the T500 from 1967-70 1970 Production TT winner Date: Sun, 05 Apr 1998 Subject: Crooks-Suzuki Frank Whiteway, Barrow-in-Furness. Dear Murray     !967 Manx TR250 I regret to say that my recollection of specific machine details is a bit …

Crooks Suzuki

Number 56 in the 1974 Senior TT at Governor’s Bridge, is Steve Tonkin who retired during the race. Steve went on to become 250cc British Champion and 1981 250 TT winner on an Armstrong. Martin Crooks’ dreaming on the 2000 500GP winning RGV Suzuki Charlie Williams “The newspaper cutting of Les Trotter has me on …

Hi-Tac Suzuki 500

Hi-Tac’s Suzuki 500 In 1972 Peter Inchley, ex-Norvil chief, went his own way with the Hi-Tac organisation. Hi-Tac produced kits for several two-stroke machines including the T500. Peter Inchley saw the need to stabilise two-stroke engine performance by water-cooling the engines. He made no porting modifications to increase performance but sought to control the temperature …