Candid Camera

A Trials Guru collection of photographs taken over the years by amateur photographers and enthusiasts of our sport who have kindly agreed to share them with us.

Please remember these images are the intellectual property of the individual photographers and are not to be shared on social media or any other websites.

The Photographs in ‘Candid Camera’ are supplied by:

Graeme Campbell, Moffat; Tommy Reynolds, Ashington; Norman Hawkins, Abergavenny; Kenny McNamee, Motherwell; Ron Custard, Todber Dorset; Charlie Watson, Hull.

Featured riders Index:

Alves, P.H. Jim –  Andrews, Mick – Birkett, Nigel – Blakeway, Gordon – Booker, Colin – Boroughs, Eddie –Brittain, Johnny –  Campbell, Graeme – Closs, Tomas – Comer, Dick – Cox, Terry – Tomas – Dalton, Walter – Farley, Gordon – Fletcher, Peter – Hollaway, Ken – Jackson, Gordon – Giles, Johnny – Lampkin, Martin – Lomas, Bill – Mclaughlan, Gordon – Miller, Sammy – Reynolds, Tommy – Rathmell, Malcolm – Rickman, Derek – Rist, Fred – Russell, Ray – Sharp – Bryan, Sharp – Triss, Shepherd, Rob – Sayer, Ray – Smith, Don – Tennent, Stan –  Tiffin, Billy – Thornton, David – Thorpe, Dave – Wood, Harry – Wilkinson, Bill – Wilkinson, Mick

We kick-start this section with the work of Kirkcaldy born, Graeme Campbell a retired dentist who practised in Edinburgh and the borders town of Moffat, Dumfriess-shire. Graeme is a keen Honda trials enthusiast who was once a member of the Lanarkshire MCC in Scotland.
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Graeme Campbell on his 250cc Greeves in an early Pre’65 Scottish One Day Trial on ‘Mamore’

GRAEME CAMPBELL PHOTOS:

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1987 Scottish Six Days – Martin Lampkin (Honda RTL250S) – Photo copyright: Graeme Campbell

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1979 Scottish Six Days – Rob Shepherd (Honda RTL351cc) – Photo copyright: Graeme Campbell

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1987 Scottish Six Days – Eddy Lejeune (Honda RTL270’87) – Photo copyright: Graeme Campbell

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1984 Scottish Six Days – Mick Andrews (Yamaha TY250S) – Photo copyright: Graeme Campbell

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1984 Scottish Six Days – Eddy Lejeune (Honda RS36oT) – Photo copyright: Graeme Campbell

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Factory KTM prototype trials machine of Walther Luft taken at the Scottish Six Days Trial in 1977, this was entered as a 325cc but the decal shows 250 on the side-panel – Photo copyright: Graeme Campbell

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1984 Scottish Six Days – Eddy Lejeune (Honda RS360T) – Photo copyright: Graeme Campbell

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1986 Scottish Six Days – Eddy Lejeune (Honda RTL270) – Photo copyright: Graeme Campbell

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The Italjet Scott 322cc four-stroke of David Thornton of the Bradford club who was workshop manager at Colin Appleyards at the Scottish Six Days in 1984 – Photo copyright: Graeme Campbell

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The RM Special (Reg May Special) of Walter Dalton captured at the 1984 Scottish Six Days. The machine featured a 340 BSA motor with an assortment of Bultaco running gear – Photo copyright: Graeme Campbell

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1984 Scottish Six Days – Eddy Lejeune (Honda RS360T) – Photo copyright: Graeme Campbell

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1987 Scottish Six Days – Mick Andrews (Honda TLR250) – Photo copyright: Graeme Campbell

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1977 Scottish Six Days – Mick Andrews (Yamaha OW10) – Photo copyright: Graeme Campbell

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1984 Scottish Six Days – Eddy Lejeune (Honda RS360T) – Photo copyright: Graeme Campbell

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1987 Scottish Six Days – Eddy Lejeune (Honda RTL270’87) – Photo copyright: Graeme Campbell

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1987 Scottish Six Days – Eddy Lejeune (Honda RTL270’87) – Photo copyright: Graeme Campbell

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1987 Scottish Six Days – Eddy Lejeune (Honda RTL270’87) – Photo copyright: Graeme Campbell

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1981 Scottish Six Days – Dave Thorpe (Bultaco 325) – Photographer Jimmy Young on the left banking – Photo copyright: Graeme Campbell

TOMMY REYNOLDS IMAGES:

Tommy Reynolds was a factory scrambler for DOT Motorcycles in the late 1950s and 1960s, winning the Scottish Scrambles Champion even although he was from Ashington, Northumberland.

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Tommy Reynolds (left) with Harry Wood the famous motorcycle dealer from Westgate Road, Newcastle at an Ulgham Scramble in the 1950s.

Uncle of British Superbike champion John Reynolds, Tommy has kindly delved into his private archives and let us have these gems from 1951:

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Bill Lomas – Factory James 197cc – Newcastle Motor Club, Alston. 1951 – Photo courtesy of Tommy Reynolds, Ashington

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Ken Hollaway 125 cc James – Newcastle Motor Club, Alston. 1951 – Photo courtesy of Tommy Reynolds, Ashington

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Billy Tiffin, Velocette – Newcastle Motor Club, Alston. 1951 – Photo courtesy of Tommy Reynolds, Ashington

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Gordon Jackson. Factory AJS (AJS775) – Newcastle Motor Club, Alston. 1951 – Photo courtesy of Tommy Reynolds, Ashington

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Johnny Giles, factory Triumph – Newcastle Motor Club, Alston. 1951 – Photo courtesy of Tommy Reynolds, Ashington

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P.H. Alves. Triumph – Newcastle Motor Club, Alston. 1951 – Photo courtesy of Tommy Reynolds, Ashington

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Bill Lomas’s works James. Note the spanner attached to the rear wheel nut! The first James to use a Four Inch rear tyre – Newcastle Motor Club, Alston. 1951 – Photo courtesy of Tommy Reynolds, Ashington

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Colin Booker – Newcastle Motor Club, Alston 1951 – Photo courtesy Tommy Reynolds, Ashington

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Johnny Brittain on his factory Royal Enfield – Newcastle Motor Club, Alston. 1951 – Photo courtesy of Tommy Reynolds, Ashington

NORMAN HAWKINS IMAGES:

Images from the camera of Norman Hawkins via his daughter, Roz Price, Abergavenny, Wales:

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Tomas Closs (Germany) Montesa 310 – 1977 SSDT – Photo: Norman Hawkins, Abergavenny

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Rob Shepherd – Honda – 1977 SSDT – Photo: Norman Hawkins, Abergavenny

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Mick Andrews – Yamaha – 1977 SSDT – Photo: Norman Hawkins, Abergavenny

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Bill Wilkinson – (Ossa) – 1977 SSDT – Photo: Norman Hawkins, Abergavenny

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Malcolm Rathmell – Montesa – 1977 SSDT – Photo: Norman Hawkins, Abergavenny

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1962 SSDT – Peter Fletcher (Royal Enfield 249cc) on Foyers – Photo: Norman Hawkins, Abergavenny

KENNY MCNAMEE IMAGES:

Images from the camera of Kenny McNamee, Motherwell:

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1966 – Scottish Six Days at Edinburgh Gorgie Market – Sammy Miller’s 252cc Bultaco – Photo: Kenny McNamee, Motherwell

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1966 – Scottish Six days, Edinburgh Gorgie Market – Sammy Miller’s 252cc Bultaco (EAA60D) – Photo: Kenny McNamee, Motherwell

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1966 – Scottish Six Days, Edinburgh Gorgie Market – Don Smith’s Greeves – Photo: Kenny McNamee, Motherwell

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1966 – Scottish Six Days – Edinburgh Gorgie Market – Gordon Farley’s Triumph Tiger Cub – Photo: Kenny McNamee, Motherwell

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1966 – Scottish Six Days – Edinburgh Gorgie Market – Mick Andrews’ 244cc Bultaco – Photo: Kenny McNamee, Motherwell

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1966 – Scottish Six Days – Edinburgh Gorgie Market – Mick Andrews’ 244cc Bultaco (DOT289D) – Photo: Kenny McNamee, Motherwell

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1966 – Scottish Six Days – Edinburgh Gorgie Market – Mick Wilkinson’s 250cc James – Photo: Kenny McNamee, Motherwell

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1966 – Scottish Six Days – Edinburgh Gorgie Market – Ray Sayer’s 199cc Triumph Tiger Cub – Photo: Kenny McNamee, Motherwell

RON CUSTARD IMAGES:

Ron Custard’s Bridport Trial pictures taken near Askerswell, Dorset in the 1960s of scrambles riders who also did trials in the winter…

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Bryan Sharp on a factory trials Francis-Barnett – Photo: Ron Custard

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Derek Rickman of Rickman Brothers fame on his Royal Enfield Bullet – Photo: Ron Custard, Todber, Dorset

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Dick Comer (Triumph Terrier) – Photo: Ron Custard of Todber, Dorset.

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Eddie Boroughs who worked at Rickmans on his Francis-Barnett – Photo: Ron Custard, Todber, Dorset

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Ray Russell, (brother of Southampton born film director Ken Russell) was also an accomplished scrambler in the 1950s and 1960s, seen here on an Ariel HT5 – Photo: Ron Custard, Todber, Dorset

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Terry Cox on a 197cc James – Photo: Ron Custard, Todber, Dorset

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Triss Sharp gets the line pointed out – Photo: Ron Custard, Todber, Dorset

CHARLIE WATSON’S IMAGES:

Charlie Watson was an active member firstly of the Eboracum MCC and then from 1968, the Hull Auto Club and for many years supported their riders at the SSDT. Father of Andy Watson who rode under the Miles Kingsport, Hull banner where Charlie was their workshop manager for many years from 1976.

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Fred Rist (BSA) in the 1946 Yorkshire Centre ACU Group Trial on 21-07-1946 at Green How – Photo Courtesy: Charlie Watson, Hull

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Stan Tennent (Triumph T90) in the 1946 Yorkshire Centre ACU Group Trial at Green How – Photo Courtesy: Charlie Watson, Hull

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Gordon Mclaughlan (350 AJS – 164BLL) Colonial Trial 1963 – Photo: Charlie Watson, Hull

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Bill Wilkinson (Greeves) – Colonial Trial 1963 – Photo: Charlie Watson, Hull

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Gordon S. Blakeway (350 AJS – 187BLF) – Colonial Trial 1963 – Photo: Charlie Watson, Hull

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Stan Jones (Greeves) – Colonial Trial 1963 – Photo: Charlie Watson, Hull

… More Candid Camera action on Trials Guru to follow soon

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