R.I.P. Percy Tait

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R.I.P. Percy Tait

Postby Eric » Tue Nov 19, 2019 1:45 pm

Percy Tait left us last Sunday :(
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Re: R.I.P. Percy Tait

Postby malc87 » Tue Nov 19, 2019 1:49 pm

He was an elder boy when i watched him racing.
Remember him at the end of the cronk-y-voddee straight at The Isle of Man, No 1 starter and on the TZ700, Awesome!
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Re: R.I.P. Percy Tait

Postby robh1f » Tue Nov 19, 2019 7:56 pm

RIP Percy ......always liked him ....reliable and not full of himself.
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Re: R.I.P. Percy Tait

Postby husson73 » Wed Nov 20, 2019 3:54 pm

sad new, he won Bol d'or 1971 at Monthlery
was there on moped just for qualifications as entrance was frree for them :mrgreen:
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Re: R.I.P. Percy Tait

Postby Kawaclive » Wed Nov 20, 2019 7:54 pm

He used to work for Triumph as a factory road tester during the week then as a factory racer at the weekends.
Then went onto race Yamahas and was employed by Yamaha to improve the handling on the XS650 models.
Then went on to own a Suzuki car dealership.
Proper old fashioned racer, good to watch.
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Re: R.I.P. Percy Tait

Postby Madmax » Sun Nov 24, 2019 11:42 pm

A great triumph racer. R.I.P.
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Re: R.I.P. Percy Tait

Postby Oddnedod » Tue Dec 03, 2019 12:23 am

I remember Percy racing at Brands Hatch when I was a 'yoof', I think he used to race on Triumphs,with 'Norman Hyde' racing goodies fitted for a bit extra 'umf'. RIP.
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Re: R.I.P. Percy Tait

Postby husson73 » Tue Dec 03, 2019 11:02 am

A part of his victory at Le Bol d'or 1971, his second place on Belgium GP 500 1969 on a Triumph 500cc twin was an awesome result :smt004
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Re: R.I.P. Percy Tait

Postby Olde Coney » Tue Dec 03, 2019 3:29 pm

A sad loss, of a great rider/sportsman
Be wary of an old man in a world where men die young.
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