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Steve Farrell  says:

David Essex reunited with Silver Dream Racer at BSB film premiere

David Essex was reunited with the Silver Dream Racer after more than 30 years at a film premiere last night. The pop singer and actor posed on the Barton Suzuki 500cc triple at the premiere of I, Superbiker, a documentary telling the story of the 2010 British Superbike season by following racers Tommy Hill, James Ellison, Josh Brookes and Gary Mason. I,...

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Oct 09

Posts: 103

BarbaricCub says:


Anybody know what cinema chains will be showing this film?

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Sep 10

Posts: 74

Bloody 'ell

That ain't David Essex - that's his grandad!

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Jan 11

Posts: 115

luckyskua says:

What about the 750?

I thought Parish went out on a TZ750 to make the actual footage for the Grand Prix. He hung around to get lapped then stuck with the race leaders for some reasonable racing film, then pulled out so as not to be caught for infringement. It was Parrish riding in the film wasn't it?

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Aug 02

Posts: 46

Bonly1 says:


Try where you'll find a link (tabs at top) for cinemas showing this film - trailers on same webpage look good - unfortunately Merseyside appears not to like bike films so we won't get to see it :(
I remember Silver Dream Racer well, it inspired me in my youth although was very tongue in cheek - David Essex - You're a Star!  LOL :)

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Feb 06

Posts: 26

It wasn't Steve Parrish, Roger Marshall did all the riding scenes, they did  use an oversize engine just to qualify, and then left it in for the race. The film company wanted a shot of him with the chequerd flag, realising the bike wouldn't finish Marshall pulled in then rejoined for the last lap or so just to cross the finish line.

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bob the builder


Feb 03

Posts: 197

Josh Brookes looks interested, ?? dosent he.

Probably wondering who David Essex is.

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Dec 08

Posts: 1982

thestig08 says:

Roger Marshall

It was definitely Roger that rode the bike,I saw a bit of the filming at different circuits during the 79 season Donington,brands and Silverstone they filmed inbetween races getting the crowd to wave and cheer at bikes following a camera in the boot of a ford Capri of all things ,I remember Steve Parrish being involved and also Rod Scivyer who was better known for riding in the 125 class at that time,The film was rubbish but I still watched it whenever it was on even if it was to catch a glimpse of the real racers that  you saw lining up for that unforgettable 79 gp,oh well enough anorak stuff for today ,Sinitta and the bike have worn better than David Essex what did she see in him before moving on to Simon Cowells wallet?

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Mar 10

Posts: 159


I Superbiker is showing tonight (Monday) across the country.   See website for details

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Sep 02

Posts: 437

wild_stuart says:

Different ending?? - Spoiler alert!

I have the Silver Dream Racer on DVD - forget where I purchased if from... but am I right in remembering a rather messy original ending?

I originally saw it when I was a wee nippa of 6 or 7 years old back in the early 80s...

I recall it having Essex getting his foot caught and the bike slamming against the pit wall - bursting into flames, on the final lap ???

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