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Rick Parkington's blog
« on: 27.04. 2014 13:12 »
Rick Parkington who writes for Classic Bike, is an old mate and a smashing bloke. About the only reason I pick up Classic Bike these days is to see what he's up to.
In 1994, he  took time off his self employed mechanicking work to rebuild my A10 motor for free when I was a skint student and spun a bearing coming back from the first Ace Cafe Reunion. I'm still on that rebuild.

So I was chuffed to bits when he asked to use a caricature I did of him a while back as the banner of his motorcycle rest blog which he has just started. Finally an opportunity to do him a favour.
I don't know how many of you it'll be of interest to, and apologise if promoting it on here is out of order. But here's the link to it:

http://www.rickparkington.co.uk

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Re: Rick Parkington's blog
« Reply #1 on: 27.04. 2014 14:29 »
Excellent!

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Re: Rick Parkington's blog
« Reply #2 on: 27.04. 2014 15:50 »
Great blog and the caricature you did is fantastic, though I have no idea what he actually looks like. You have every right to be proud of this and to show it off here.

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Re: Rick Parkington's blog
« Reply #3 on: 27.04. 2014 18:06 »
I spotted him at Peebles (Lothian and Borders classic Bike Club) a few years ago where he was on a stall or had one, difficult to miss him with signature cap, nice bloke

It's Peebles show this coming weekend ( 1st Sunday in May)
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Re: Rick Parkington's blog
« Reply #4 on: 27.04. 2014 18:23 »
Yeh, He lived in Edinburgh for a good few years and was a regular at their  Leadburn meets.

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Re: Rick Parkington's blog
« Reply #5 on: 28.04. 2014 07:41 »

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It's Peebles show this coming weekend ( 1st Sunday in April)

  Am I in a time warp..?... or....?
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Re: Rick Parkington's blog
« Reply #6 on: 28.04. 2014 09:00 »
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  Am I in a time warp..?... or....?

OOPS  well spotted - sorry Dutch it's May of course (I had just stepped out of the DeLorean)
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Re: Rick Parkington's blog
« Reply #7 on: 28.04. 2014 10:15 »
Met him at the VMCC come and try day last year. Top bloke. Thanks for the link - now added to my favourites.
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Re: Rick Parkington's blog
« Reply #8 on: 07.05. 2014 12:34 »
Very good indeed,you'd know him from that. Also agree with your comments re his articles in CB, they are very interesting and helpful, unlike most of the other stuff in that mag. I had a 3 mth @£1 a mth which was ok but wouldn't continue after then ,as it wasn't worth it, regards BobH
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Re: Rick Parkington's blog
« Reply #9 on: 07.05. 2014 22:24 »
Thanks for posting the link *wink2*
Great read. Love it!
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Re: Rick Parkington's blog
« Reply #10 on: 08.05. 2014 10:12 »
And I should have added - that is a great caricature you've done there. Got the man to a tee. Not surprised he wanted to use it.
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Re: Rick Parkington's blog
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Re: Rick Parkington's blog
« Reply #12 on: 09.06. 2015 16:24 »
Ha!
Its not actually me in the background of the photo though. It's a mate of ours. I'm putting this down to failing eyesight, a low res out of focus photo, the fact that we all used to dress alike and that Rick can't see past a vintage Panther.
Cheers,
Tombeau