That's Dave Hughes (far right) leaning on the famous car 66, probably next to him is Tommy Forster. I have no idea who the two drivers by car 67 (as on left) arel My guess the photo is from about 1953 in Scotland or else about 1956 or 1957. But I could be wrong. ;D
Post by haflinger121 on Jan 5, 2010 19:28:23 GMT 1
I remain far from convinced that Abrahams' basket case was ever that 66 car. The car Ivan Dutton owns looks every inch like Hughes' #66, but this is not to say that Hughes didn't have more than one car in his career. Let's face it, we know he had at least 12 to choose from.
As Toby says, that is definitely Hughes to the far right in the colour pic. I would suggest the guy in the car in the b&w photo might well be Des Richardson, who also drove the 66 at one time.
I too would like to know the date of the clipping, because I don't remember this Brafield Anniversary event at all. If it was to celebrate the 50th anniversary, I would guess that to be 1984-ish?
The second photo looks like a fairly new Skirrow, ie the photo may have been taken before the war. BUT the chap sitting in the car not Syd Plevin. No 66 was the number allocated to Syd in 38. The chap standing behind the car looks a bit like Harry Skirrow. It's all guess work I'm afraid, but the exhaust pipes look shiney and new.
As for the magazine page the car on the left, the cobbled up one, could well be the "third" Skirrow, the one that was fitted with the Douglas engine and thrashed around the fields of Spalding.
Post by haflinger121 on Jan 6, 2010 19:19:32 GMT 1
Absolutely Derek, I think that too about the "third" Skirrow. If you look at the 'usual' view of that Abrahams car, that definitely looks like the same machine seen from the rear.
Also, I don't know whether it's just a blemish on the photo or not, but it looks suspiciously like the guy standing behind the 66 car, has all or part of his left arm missing. Do we know which arm Harry was without? Maybe Rod can tell us more if he's got the original photo.