Rob Edwards ‘secret’ practice ground!

Rob Edwards had a secret practice ground somewhere in North Yorkshire.

Here is a photo taken in 1978 of some stars of yesteryear who swapped machinery.

Group - 1978
Left to Right: Malcolm Rathmell (Suzuki); Charles Coutard (SWM); Colin Bell, Irish Champion; Martin Lampkin (Bultaco 325 Factory machine); Dickie Bowes and on the far right, the rear of Rathmell’s Suzuki. Photo: Rob Edwards.

Different location, but a practice session outside the old Montesa Espluges factory in Barcelona in 1977.

Felix Krahnstover - Montesa Factory 1977 - Photo Rob Edwards
Felix Krahnstover, the multiple German Trials Champion on his 348 Cota practices over the rock garden at the front of the Montesa Espluges factory in 1977. Photo: Rob Edwards Private Collection.
Watched by the Montesa factory mechanic, Nigel Birkett and Brian Fowler, Rob Shepherd puts his factory Honda through its paces outside the Montesa Factory. Photo: Rob Edwards Private Collection.
Watched by the Montesa factory mechanic, Nigel Birkett and Brian Fowler, Rob Shepherd puts his factory Honda through its paces outside the Montesa Factory. Now Honda owns the Montesa brand! Photo: Rob Edwards Private Collection.

More to follow ….

3 thoughts on “Rob Edwards ‘secret’ practice ground!”

  1. hi John,big thanks for your articles,we had a Colin Bell,is it him you mean or did we have a Derek Bell??

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