If you are old enough to remember racing in the 70’s, you’d remember an era of great innovation and competition. Nowhere was this more evident than in the sidecar division, an area of the sport that has sadly declined in both of these areas in the intervening years.
You know that my blog is predicated on the mantra that Chris Mundy drilled into me from the time I began (over 14 years ago, amazingly). That was “original content”. Chris stressed that, while 90% of content on the internet was someone copying and quoting something that someone else had written, to be truly authentic and to attract a discerning audience, original content was king. This advice is what I have tried to follow in this blog.
However, I cannot allow this wonderful article to pass by unremarked-upon so I am going to provide the link for your enjoyment. Please note that some of the photos IN the article have been used without the copyright owners’ permission, especially the famous B&W image at the head of the article and the head of this one. I HAVE credited it, however, since I know that it was taken by the excellent Jan Burgers.
Sidecar racing has sadly declined, as I mentioned, but, in the 70’s and 80’s it was huge and attracted incredible interest from both manufacturers and competitors and Dane Rowe, a sidecar passenger, stood out during the era, mainly because she was a woman in a sport dominated by men but also because she was pretty and feminine while doing so.
I hope you enjoy this read, I sure did.
Catch you next time.