GMEC are proud to present the ex-Barry Sheene,1979 Dunstall Suzuki GS1000 F1. On display throughout the season.
This machine was raced by Barry Sheene at the August Bank Holiday meeting at Oulton Park in 1979. UK importer Heron Suzuki was interested in promoting production-based racing and had asked Paul Dunstall to enter Yoshimura-prepared engine factory GS1000s in TT Formula 1 events in 1979. Barry Sheene was the Texaco-sponsored Heron Suzuki team's number one rider in Grands Prix and his dislike of racing heavyweight four-strokes was well known, once referring to them as 'muck spreaders'. Nevertheless, Barry acquitted himself with distinction in his one-off ride at Oulton, finishing a close 2nd to Honda-mounted Ron Haslam. Indeed, the Suzuki star might have won had he not been balked by a back-marker on the final lap!
After spending 15 years in a museum, the yoshimura stamped blueprint engine may well be run again - just not in anger!
It was great to see it on the suzuki stand at the 2016 Barry Sheene weekend at Olivers Mount, and at Donington park, whereby it was re-united with one of Barry's mechanics of the day, who gave it close scrutiny - and was happy to see it!
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GMEC Motorcycles, is located on the A64 [route 64] in Staxton, Scarborough!
With excellent FREE off road parking and ease of access, why not pay us a visit and enjoy a coffee in a relaxed atmosphere, while you browse our growing range of products & bikes.
MOT due - look no further - all motorcycles, including sidecars tested.
FREE complimentary drink while you wait.
MOTS Available on a Wednesday night, pre-booking required.
Unit 2 - 3, Merry Lees,
Spital Road, Staxton
Scarborough YO12 4NN
Tel: 01944 711596
VAT No: 141 0942 45
Winter Opening Hours
Tuesday 9.30 - 5.30
Wednesday 9.30 - 8.00
Thursday 9.30 - 5.30
Friday 9.30 - 5.30
Saturday 9.30 - 3.00
GMEC BIKE NIGHTS
Wednesday 29th November will be the last Bike Night of the season. Thank you for your continued support.
CLOSED BANK HOLIDAY MONDAYS
OPEN EASTER BANK HOLIDAYS 9.30 - 3.00
MOT while you wait!
Complimentary tea and coffee inc!!
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