The Ginger Molloy story

1970 Dutch TT: Ginger Molloy 31, H1R; Hartog 40, Suzuki 500; Bergamouti 5, works Aermacchi 500.

Whenever Ginger Molloy and his mechanic Gary Williams travelled on the Continent they either slept under the stars, between the bikes inside the van, or even on top of the bikes using a thin foam squab laid over them. Sleeping arrangements improved ten-fold however when Ginger’s wife Claire joined the overseas adventures, as they also took along a canvas sheet to tie between two vans!

By the time Molloy finished his professional career at the end of 1971, he had amassed an astounding 66 international race victories spanning seven years in Europe and a season in the USA. He also won races in Singapore, Indonesia, Australia and his homeland New Zealand. Ginger Molloy’s success story is one of raw talent on fast bikes, along with rugged determination, a few hair-raising antics and having a good time.

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