Post by haflinger121 on Jan 8, 2010 10:38:58 GMT 1
Ah but, in the photo we're talking about, whoever it is would have been posing for the camera. In a racing situation, Harry would have known that it would take a darn good close up to show him as being anything other than able bodied, so to speak. Anyway, pure speculation on my part - he might not have cared about it one way or another. I have known quite a few drivers who were missing 'bits', but they were happy just to be out there. This includes a couple of hot rodders with only one eye, and how they drove like that I have no idea. I've tried it in a road car and soon thought better of it!
Anyway, just while Derek is hunting (pun unintended, sorry Harry!) for a Skirrow pic, here's an oddball bit of memorabilia instead. It's a page from an autograph book, with the Belle Vue lettering looking like it might have been done with a good old John Bull printing set. Another autograph on the reverse is dated, 29th (24th?) of August 1936.
Post by haflinger121 on Jan 8, 2010 23:13:16 GMT 1
It certainly does Rod - and check out the depth of the dirt on the track too!
Derek, I'm glad you pointed out the thing with the odd-ball cowl, because I'd have been wondering what on earth that car was otherwise. Very strange, looks like something off a tractor. Incidentally, we have some Klemantaski midget photos here. He was a well known motorsports photographer of that period, and a friend of mine who knows far more about these things than me, tells me that ANYTHING by Louis Klemantaski (if it's an original with his stamp on the back) is very valuable. He was most impressed when I told him I'd picked these up at a boot fair for a fiver the lot!