I remember watching Barry when I was young racing around Scarbrough. I particularly remember seeing him come round the few straights so far in front it sounded like his engine had failed when in fact he was just slowing to let other catch up so he could make the race more interesting for the crowd. Fantastic to watch and a great loss way to early.
I watched Barry being 'bungy corded' (occa strapped) onto a bike at Oulton Park just weeks after Daytona, from memory he won one race and placed in the other. I remember admiring Stephanie seeing her in the pits at Mallory. Great family, perfect spouse, good people. The World is full of 'little men' and fake celebrities nowadays, but real heroes like Barry will never die. I've been writing the number 7 with a slash on it ever since - a small personal but tangible reminder of a him and the legacy he left to the m/c World and Racing in general. Hell of a guy, racing is bereft of larakins like Barry now, fck the nay-sayers, ride on Bazza, MCC
Great website thanks for some great memories. My all time favourite racer. Sadly missed by so many. I use to watch him at brands in the transatlantic trophy racing against kenny Roberts. Those were the days.
hi gerard; i was just reading your website;and what a fantastic read it was ; i can see what a passionate fan you were of barrys. i to am a fan of the great barry sheene and all things suzuki.i used to work for crooks suzuki of barrow-in-furness were i used to live ; i was martin crooks mechanic for five years from 1991 to1996; i left there and am now living in wilstead near bedford. barry sheene used to ride a crooks suzuki as i am sure you all ready know; ihave been racing my self for twenty years and my suzuki t20 is my main machine ; i won the classic 250 twins championship here in britain in 2006;and am looking forward to racing it again in 2013. any way gerard nice to find you and i hope that we can comunicate again take care roy
Een leuke site Het was een barre man en een no nonssens racer. Mooi project die TR500 ik ben zelf bezig met een TR250 maar het valt niet mee hiervoor de juiste onderdelen te krijgen.
Saw Barry race in 1979 at Silverstone what a race
BARRY WAS THE BEST, AND WILL BE REMEMBERED ALWAYS,STILL MISS YOU , JOSIE Sad i never met him.
Merci pour votre trÃÂ¨s beau site, Barry a ÃÂ©tÃÂ© un extraordinaire champion, avec un charisme et une gentillesse peu commune, il ÃÂ©tait adorÃÂ© par tous les passionnÃÂ©s du monde entier. GÃÂ©rard
Barry was one of the good guys that had time for all his fans, in 1974 before my son Dion was born Barry agreed to be his godfather. We had great times with all the Sheene family first in old transit van then the caravan with john Newbold's family bringing pork pie and then in the big motor home, Iris's coffee kept all our nerves under control whilst Barry put on his lucky blue pants and Gary Nixon T shirt those were the days. We have lots of lovely memories of this GREAT man, his cheeky grin when he spotted us in the crowd, Oh how we miss him. Happy birthday Barry Sheene MBE & RIP XXX
I met Barry Sheene several times when he lived in charlwood Surrey ,he often used to go to the Penta Hotel near Gatwick to have a quiet drink away from the madding crowds, he was a genuine fellow and always had time to talk and a rollup in his mouth very much missed by all R I P Barry. D, Barnes
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