The way we were: July 1962

From five starts Minter recorded five wins and five records last Sunday. Minter secured the 125 and 250cc races on a brace of Hondas while employing Norton power for the 350, 500 and 1000cc events. Seasoned charioteer Bill Boddice travelled down from the Midlands to win the sidecar race with his Norton from the Matchless of local lad Colin Seeley.

Elsewhere in the country the extrovert Peter Gaunt riding his ultra-light home built Villiers powered 179cc PGS beat Billy Wilkinson to win the Jepson Trophy in the Harrogate and District MC Stanley Jepson Trophy Trial.

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Over 30,000 spectators witnessed the Coddenham flyer Dave Bickers (250cc Greeves) beat Sweden’s Torsten Hallman (250cc Husqvarna) in both 15 lap legs of the 250cc Grand Prix of Great Britain. Riding his works Greeves the double European Champion was making his 1962 Championship debut in this 13th round of the competition, held at Higher Wick Farm, Glastonbury, Somerset.

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