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Double Zero Club

Solihull54

master brummie
pete died years ago mate he did go tramps and his brother nidge went away down south with another mob Nigel nose pliers if your reading this mate
Thought it was same guy I hadn't heard the name in 30 years though takes me back to the Bogarts, Speedwell days and Mean Street Dealers at the Haven ta for the update.
 

Solihull54

master brummie
I remember attending dz with my hubby, then my boyfriend around early 70's possibly 1970.

I sure went on the right day. It was the opening page of Dave's book. The day the guys from Wolverhampton came down along with a gun or two. Yet we all lived to tell the story, even if it was slightly different from the book. ;D

There were so many characters there. Mad Mick and his misses Zeb. Fanny B who i think is no longer with us and loads more. Yet i guess they are all on pension now or very near. Bloody hell i was only a teenager in the 70's so many of the guys and girls there will be mid 50's to late 60's now. :-*
Times change don't they...Franny B died, I don't know what happened to Big Tom, Fats Black, Ringo and all the others from the Digbeth Old Crown...gravitated to Bogarts and from there to mc clubs...and yes those that were around in that time are now pensioners but some still ride bikes...great days...
 

TARPOT

New Member
Hi there long time since I’ve been on here saw you threads about Hoar Park, I’ll try to get there when we are allowed out again just to see if I recognise any old faces.
One of the Bonneville boys (Ernie) it would be good to see some old faces. Unfortunately sold my bikes now so on 4 wheels now.
 

Solihull54

master brummie
Times change don't they...Franny B died, I don't know what happened to Big Tom, Fats Black, Ringo and all the others from the Digbeth Old Crown...gravitated to Bogarts and from there to mc clubs...and yes those that were around in that time are now pensioners but some still ride bikes...great days...
Just as an aside the Wolvo became Hells Angels England...still have the Penn clubhouse I think..
 

Solihull54

master brummie
Thought it was same guy I hadn't heard the name in 30 years though takes me back to the Bogarts, Speedwell days and Mean Street Dealers at the Haven ta for the update.
Think the Cycle Tramps became Outlaws mc didnt they, so did 69mc as I remember Frenchie, Fluff and others from those way back days, funny how people still around 40 years on...
 

Williamstreeter

master brummie
I worked with a chap 1969-71 who was a member of the DZ club He rode a BSA 250 Goldstar we used to go to Kings Heath park during the dinner hour there and back and a quick point in The Gough Arms Upper Gough St , his name Keith Brown . Great bloke , I remember at the lights by the Albany hotel , there was a bloke on a Honda 175 twin cylinder , Keith said to me lets see how good this bloke is ? He should leave me standing if he's good , lights went green I think the Honda is still at the lights ha ha
 

Lolly Baker

New Member
Hi. My dad used to go to Double Zero back in the late sixties, although I don't think he was a member. He used to manage H & L Motors, a triumph dealer on Dudley Rd. When I was little I used to go to work with him as my Mom also worked at H & L as the bookkeeper/accounts. I remember Johnny Windsor as he was always in there and his girlfriend Dougal used to take me to buy sweets and fish and chips on a saturday. Other names I remember are Dave Whitehouse, Fordy, Big Phil, Mike Hailwood, Pete Heyes and a guy called MIck or Mike who was a sidecar racer.
I believe you mean mad mick he had a coffin as his side car :)
 
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