Advertise with Kiwi Biker
Results 1 to 13 of 13

Thread: Did you know this man?

  1. #1
    Join Date
    26th April 2008 - 14:49
    Bike
    97 TLS
    Location
    New Plymouth
    Posts
    199

    Question Did you know this man?

    My old man John Marsh passed away in late '85 whilst racing at Manfield (I was 8 months old) and I don't know anybody who knew him other than my immediate family. I was just re-reading the articles published in the April/May 08 issues of Bike Rider Magazine on the F1 bike he built (these have been my best source of information about my dad's racing career) and It seems to me he was pretty well known in racing circles around the North Island at least. So if you knew or even knew of my dad, fell free to share with me. And if you don't, at least you now know he managed to spawn some 2 evil offspring before he departed. haha cheers
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Click image for larger version. 

Name:	dad and mike_640x480.jpg 
Views:	80 
Size:	176.7 KB 
ID:	123178   Click image for larger version. 

Name:	Dad 1_640x480.jpg 
Views:	87 
Size:	229.9 KB 
ID:	123179   Click image for larger version. 

Name:	dad 4_640x480.jpg 
Views:	100 
Size:	179.9 KB 
ID:	123180   Click image for larger version. 

Name:	dad 2_640x480.jpg 
Views:	81 
Size:	288.7 KB 
ID:	123181   Click image for larger version. 

Name:	dad 3_640x480.jpg 
Views:	78 
Size:	285.4 KB 
ID:	123182  
    Constantly consuming, conquer and devour.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    29th October 2006 - 19:20
    Bike
    '69 CB750 K0 & '73 Z1
    Location
    Christchurch
    Posts
    538
    Hi I just want to say that it's very harsh for you not to have known your father so I hope you get lots of PM's and anecdotes about him. Good luck.
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
    I'm livin' the dream.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    28th August 2005 - 19:37
    Bike
    MT09 Tracer
    Location
    New Plymouth Taranaki
    Posts
    1,551

    Huggy

    I met your dad on a few occasions & he built me a muffler for my TM400 when I made it roadworthy.
    Kevin
    When you get old, and your balls get cold, and the end of your knob turns blue, and the hole in the middle won't piddle no more, I'd say your'e stuffed wouldn't you.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    15th September 2005 - 04:40
    Bike
    2007 CB900
    Location
    Naenae here I come
    Posts
    4,171

    Did he race ...

    at the Vic Series .. if so I might be able to find some contacts who knew him for you.
    Life is a gift that we have all been given. Live life to the full and ensure that you have absolutely no
    regrets.

    For your parts needs:

    http://www.motorcycleparts.co.nz/

  5. #5
    Join Date
    26th April 2008 - 14:49
    Bike
    97 TLS
    Location
    New Plymouth
    Posts
    199
    Quote Originally Posted by nadroj View Post
    I met your dad on a few occasions & he built me a muffler for my TM400 when I made it roadworthy.
    Kevin
    Yea cheers Kev. We had a bit of a yarn on the KB get together last year
    Constantly consuming, conquer and devour.

  6. #6
    Join Date
    26th April 2008 - 14:49
    Bike
    97 TLS
    Location
    New Plymouth
    Posts
    199
    Quote Originally Posted by Nasty View Post
    at the Vic Series .. if so I might be able to find some contacts who knew him for you.
    I don't know sorry man. Like I say I have next to no idea of what his racing career entailed. And mum's pretty useless lol. All she knows is that he was never home in the summer and spent most of his time in the shed during winter.
    Constantly consuming, conquer and devour.

  7. #7
    Join Date
    15th September 2005 - 04:40
    Bike
    2007 CB900
    Location
    Naenae here I come
    Posts
    4,171
    Quote Originally Posted by lankyman View Post
    I don't know sorry man. Like I say I have next to no idea of what his racing career entailed. And mum's pretty useless lol. All she knows is that he was never home in the summer and spent most of his time in the shed during winter.
    now that tells it all .. as Vic was a winter series .. but I can ask a couple of people
    Life is a gift that we have all been given. Live life to the full and ensure that you have absolutely no
    regrets.

    For your parts needs:

    http://www.motorcycleparts.co.nz/

  8. #8
    Join Date
    31st March 2003 - 13:09
    Bike
    CBR1000RR
    Location
    Koomeeeooo
    Posts
    5,560
    Blog Entries
    9
    Try to track down David Plowright - his old man was a sales man at Calendar Suzuki about that time and Dave was pretty quick on the bike - I'd expect them walk in similar cirlces.

    Good luck man
    $2,000 cash if you find a buyer for my house, kumeuhouseforsale@straightshooters.co.nz for details

  9. #9
    Join Date
    27th May 2004 - 12:00
    Bike
    RSVR-BICILINDRICO
    Location
    V2- PROJECTILE
    Posts
    2,788
    Dave Plowright was one of my head students at my Karate club & have known each other for 20+ ys . Raced against Johns race bike at the local
    Drag here & beat it with my GSXR1100R , Paul Greenbanks had it then. Meet John afew times at Calender Motorcyles, my mentor showed him how to make Expansion cambers for 2 strokes as he worked out the formula for making them & then John went onto making his own pipes for all different types of bikes out at Waitara .

    SENSEI PERFORMANCE TUNING

    " QUICKER THAN YOU SLOWER THAN ME "

  10. #10
    Join Date
    10th July 2005 - 21:30
    Bike
    I sold it
    Location
    Kapiti Coast
    Posts
    2,225
    PM sent .

    Good luck.

  11. #11
    Join Date
    15th February 2005 - 15:34
    Bike
    Katanasaurus Rex
    Location
    The Gates of Delirium
    Posts
    8,714
    Your Dad was certainly a busy man. His name appears in all of the race programmes I have dating from around that time.

    He partnered Terry Turner in a couple of the Castrol 6 Hour races.

  12. #12
    Join Date
    28th August 2005 - 19:37
    Bike
    MT09 Tracer
    Location
    New Plymouth Taranaki
    Posts
    1,551
    I understand Dallas Rankin & Alan DeLatour were both injured in separate crashes in John's last race - fine day but cold track surface. A character remembered & still missed.
    When you get old, and your balls get cold, and the end of your knob turns blue, and the hole in the middle won't piddle no more, I'd say your'e stuffed wouldn't you.

  13. #13
    Join Date
    8th November 2018 - 16:20
    Bike
    none now
    Location
    Te Kauwhata
    Posts
    1

    John Marsh

    I know this is an old post but you never know.......

    That would make you Daniel then. I knew John for quite a few years and was at Mansfield on that unfortunate day, in fact I was at the hospital with him.
    I was also around when he built that bike and have had the privilege to work on it and also other race bikes of Johns. I also remember running the pits for a few years for the Castrol 6 hour and was also there when TT (Terry Turner) and John rode the 6 hour. His best result was 3rd one year on a GSX 750 ERT. What great memories I have of that time. If you want to know more about you dad let me know, I would be interested to see you and Mike sometime.

    Cheers

    Stuart Herbert

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •