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1983 Bathurst Sidecar GP

Doug Chivas/Margaret Halliday battle it out with Geoff Taylor Barry/Frazer. Both using Yamaha TZ750. (Doug Chivas’ Dad use to race cars around Bathurst).

Written by Johnny Killmore

Johnny Killmore is a Formula sidecar and motorcycle racer who lives in the Bay Area of California. Fascinated at a young age by machines, Johnny is most comfortable at race tracks, garages, or far away places astride a motorcycle. Having cultivated a life revolving around speed, racing is a natural extension of that.

Johnny is also a great story teller so it follows naturally that he would share his adventures and report on the adventures of others. Having formally studied journalism, art, and agriculture, Johnny uses the visual and literary arts to bring to life the challenges, risks, and rewards of living a life at speed.

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  1. Watch close when they are braking in a straight line as to how darty the bike is. You can even see it when you look at them going down the back straight. They bump steer SO BAD on the brakes. Some of the angles show the passenger’s job pretty well too, but nothing really compares to doing it. Just amazing how physical it is.

  2. Thanks for showing this stuff,love seeing my late father (Barry Frazer) doing an awesome job

  3. Yes the short bike were fun but the long one are way more fun.
    Watching and riding with and against Taylor, Chivo, Bosman, Poestas, Evens back in the 80&90 was so much fun.

  4. As a short bike guy I’ll stay with the F2’s whenever I can. I’d rather have to work for it with the short wheelbase and the lack of a linkage steering. Much less forgiving but much more rewarding… unless there’s prize money on the line. Then give me whatever is legal and fast. 😉