Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Pat Mahoney: King of Brands

Above, from Scoop Sports Annual 1982.  (London, England:  D.C. Thomson & Co. Ltd.)

In 1970, Mahoney partnered with Barry Sheene on a Gus Kuhn Norton for the Barcelona 24 hour race. In April he was crowned King of Brands after successfully competing in 3 classes:  250cc (TDIC Murphy Yamaha);  350cc (AJS Gus Kuhn 7R) and Unlimited (750CC Gus Kuhn Norton).

Tragically, he never fully recovered either mentally or physically from his injuries sustained in the 1975 spill at Brands Hatch.  He passed away in 2006.


Unknown said...

Great racer our bikes are lpainted in pat's colours with his name on them

Mister G said...

Can you send a picture? I'll add it to the post.

Unknown said...

Knew Pat and his Dad Alf well, always used to pop in and see us when working at Aye Gee Motorcycles, Welling Kent.
He was a Top Racer,tough guy and real nice guy.