Post by administrator on Oct 18, 2013 22:34:43 GMT 1
Percy Brine is very much a forgotten man of speedway racing despite riding for clubs like Wigan, Fleetwood, Sheffield, Rayleigh and Long Eaton in the immediate post-war seasons. He was the older brother of the Wimbledon and England rider Cyril Brine. Percy was also around the fringes of speedway in the years leading up to the start of WW2 in September 1939. Percy's speedway career ended when he lost an eye, but from 1954 onwards he was involved for some subsequent seasons in both stock car racing (I think a pioneer driver at the first ever UK stock car meeting at New Cross in 1954) and also drove midget cars. Percy was honoured for his stock car exploits at Coventry on the weekend of Saturday/Sunday October 5/6 with the staging of the first ever Percy 'Hellcat' Brine weekend. I wonder if we will ever see a tribute meeting for his speedway exploits as well?