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Nobby Clark R.I.P. #719336
12/19/17 2:54 am
12/19/17 2:54 am
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Austin, KY, USA
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Nobby Clark was mechanic to many racers over the years. Included were:

Alex McLean
Cindy McLean
Gary Hocking
Jim Redman
Mike Hailwood
Luigi Taveri
Ralph Bryans
Kel Carruthers
Rodney Gould
Kent Andersson
Barry Sheene
Jarno Saarinen
Giacomo Agostini
Kenny Roberts
Marco Lucchinille
Phil Read
Bill Ivy
...and others

I had the priviledge of knowing Nobby when he was supporting Bob McKeever's Champagne Racing Team, with Alex McLean as Bob's rider. Nobby was always eager to share his mechanical knowledge and his stories of racing greats (good or bad).

The racing community has lost one of the legends.

Here's an article on Nobby done by an Australian publication:

Racing Legend Nobby Clark

Nobby and me at the Riding into History Biker's Ball:

[Linked Image]

Rest in peace Nobby, we will miss you. I hope Hailwood has already greeted you with a big smile and a big hug.


Last edited by SteveM; 12/19/17 2:55 am. Reason: add last line.
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Re: Nobby Clark R.I.P. [Re: SteveM] #719365
12/19/17 12:17 pm
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Rest in peace with mike give the six a good rev.

Re: Nobby Clark R.I.P. [Re: SteveM] #719380
12/19/17 2:33 pm
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The good ol' boys are getting fewer and fewer.

He signed my "legends" poster at Daytona in 2008. Nice old dude.


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Re: Nobby Clark R.I.P. [Re: SteveM] #719518
12/20/17 8:23 pm
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Very sad RIP Nobby. I had the pleasure of BS'n with him at Barber in 2015. I was wandering around the pits on Sunday early and he was sitting by himself in the Mc Cleans pit area. Plopped my butt in a chair and spent a 1/2 hrs. talking about the IOM in the 60's. Very special for me.

Re: Nobby Clark R.I.P. [Re: SteveM] #719602
12/21/17 2:24 pm
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Good stories come out of the old Guys if you simply start the conversation. It's something so many folks miss out on due to being a bit shy.
Mechanics are so often the unseen part a checkered flag!


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Re: Nobby Clark R.I.P. [Re: SteveM] #719879
12/24/17 2:29 am
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I met him once at Mid-Ohio when AHRMA was doing the vintage races there. I assume he was there with Team Obsolete. He was sitting on bench by the pits by himself in the shade watching the bikes go by the S/F line. I said hello and sat. After a few minutes of nothing being said, I introduced myself, and we chatted for 10 min. or so until he was called back. Just small talk, can't really remember any specifics. But i was taken back by how quiet and unassuming he was. Very nice fellow. One of the good guys gone........ RIP

Re: Nobby Clark R.I.P. [Re: SteveM] #719882
12/24/17 2:32 am
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Certainly one of the good guys.
R.I.P. Nobby.


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