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General Information

Year
1967
Make
Yamaha
Model
TD1C
Color
White/yellow
History
Bought new by Danny Hall, North Road Garage, Kelty from Padgetts of Batley in 1967. Bruce Hall (son) raced the machine for 5 race meetings having previously raced a Yamaha TD1B.

At Beveridge Park race meeting In June 1968, Bruce was last off the line then fell whilst attempting to make up time. Damage was slight, front forks bent and replaced, gear lever broken but later repaired. Other circuits included Gask and Cimmond. Bruce last raced the bike at Beveridge Park in 1970 but did not feature in results. The bike lay in storage for several years whilst Bruce took up kart racing, becoming British champion.

The Yamaha was bought by ex bike racer and Kirkcaldy garage owner John Wood who did little or nothing with the bike until it was bought by Ron Todd of Kirkcaldy in August 1981. The bike was in original condition as it had left the Yamaha factory.

The bike was raced for Ron by 1996 World Endurance champion, Kirkcaldy rider Brian Morrison, between 1984 – 1987 with outings by John Tawse, Ian Henderson and Dennis Gallagher.
1988 – 1990 the bike was rider by Alan Eccles, winning the Bob McIntyre Memorial Trophy, 250cc class in 1988.
1999 and 2000 the bike was raced by George Simpson and Bill Robertson and then campaigned by Ewan Ward from 2002 – 2004.
In 2008 Ewan Hamilton used the bike for the 2008 Bob McIntyre Parade in preparation for the Manx GP Parade later that year.
2017 - Currently owned/raced by Alan Eccles, Raced in 2018, winning the Bob McIntyre Memorial 250 Trophy – 30 years on.
1967 Yamaha TD1C (White/yellow)

Modifications

Drivetrain
Avon 90/90/18, 80/90/18
Interior
250cc 2 stroke air cooled twin cylinder developing 38 bhp @ 10250rpm
Exterior
2018 - Padgett of Batley colour scheme 1967
Audio
Yamaha
Suspension
None!
Wheel and Tire
Powerdynamo electronic ignition

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