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Ride Safely 1955 Style.
« on: 12.12. 2012 14:44 »
Here we have a nice piece of nostalgia, lots of B.S.A's and riding tips that are as relevant now as they were then.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=gUxRmDHeE44
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Re: Ride Safely 1955 Style.
« Reply #1 on: 12.12. 2012 15:34 »
Hi Metalflake, glad you posted this I saw it years ago and others when I worked for Horsmans during the 60's, in fact the old buzzard at the start was the guy who hired me , a certain Eric Lambert, very into road safety ,advanced driving and competions , one of the guys in film was his passenger on his jaunts doing the monty carlo rally , we had a BMC dealerships which inc MG'S and mini coopers .  I tried to post this about 2 weeks ago but my well known lack of computer knowhow struck again and I failed . They were the best bike shop in Liverpool and my A10 I still have was purchased from them , Great memories BobH 
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Re: Ride Safely 1955 Style.
« Reply #2 on: 13.12. 2012 09:40 »
Love it. 1+ karma, thanks for posting.

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« Reply #3 on: 13.12. 2012 10:33 »
Thats really good of you ,I didn't ask how to post a film thinking I'd caused you enough greycells vis-a-viz my photo fiasco earlier this year !! best wishes BobH.
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Re: Ride Safely 1955 Style.
« Reply #4 on: 13.12. 2012 11:39 »
Aren't these old films brilliant !
Watching this one lead me on Youtube to "Look, Signal, Manoeuvre" from 1965 which is just so nostalgic on my younger riding days.
Memories of those golden days of innocence (and some pretty reckless riding!)
This grainy 2 part photo was taken from my Mum's cine film shot in 1968 and is the only record of me on my 1965 C15 .

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Re: Ride Safely 1955 Style.
« Reply #5 on: 13.12. 2012 11:40 »
Here's the link to the Youtube film

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=atDFqxHLctE

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Re: Ride Safely 1955 Style.
« Reply #6 on: 13.12. 2012 12:57 »
It's Pantomime season Pete so --------------------- He's behind you
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Re: Ride Safely 1955 Style.
« Reply #7 on: 13.12. 2012 20:08 »
Thanks for the karma a10gf, appreciated! Glad you enjoyed it.
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Re: Ride Safely 1955 Style.
« Reply #8 on: 13.12. 2012 22:07 »
It's Pantomime season Pete so --------------------- He's behind you
Oh no he isn't .............. (wasn't)

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Re: Ride Safely 1955 Style.
« Reply #9 on: 13.12. 2012 22:16 »
Oh! Yes he is!........(Was!)
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Re: Ride Safely 1955 Style.
« Reply #10 on: 14.12. 2012 19:12 »
 I must have relatives still in the UK. Tom's friend must be one. *smile*
If you use signals like those here now you'd be booked for neg driving. Could never understand signaling to slow down with your brake hand off the bars.
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Re: Ride Safely 1955 Style.
« Reply #11 on: 14.12. 2012 20:09 »
I must have relatives still in the UK. Tom's friend must be one. *smile*
If you use signals like those here now you'd be booked for neg driving. Could never understand signaling to slow down with your brake hand off the bars.
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Hand signals are not part of the UK driving test anymore. I'm wondering how I'll get on with my a10 without indicators. Mind you, many car owners here don't take the option to have winkers fitted on their cars:  silly winkers!!

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Re: Ride Safely 1955 Style.
« Reply #12 on: 14.12. 2012 20:49 »
Great piece of film. Love it!
Hollywood's stunt department could learn a thing or two from this *smile*

If you use signals like those here now you'd be booked for neg driving.
There is a hand signal though which is widely used these days. It's the upside down fist with the middle finger pointing upwards.
I tried to look it up in the highway code, but I can't find any explanation for it *sarcastic*

Could never understand signaling to slow down with your brake hand off the bars.
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Re: Ride Safely 1955 Style.
« Reply #13 on: 14.12. 2012 22:08 »
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There is a hand signal though which is widely used these days. It's the upside down fist with the middle finger pointing upwards.
I tried to look it up in the highway code, but I can't find any explanation for it sarcastic


Economy version of the original two fingers wave, saves on energy
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