Post by haflinger121 on Oct 16, 2011 23:20:49 GMT 1
Coincidence time: having mentioned Eddie Hazell here, I then came across this photo of him on a website about Motorsport at The Palace. Eddie's son Rob is quoted on the site, although he's mostly talking about his memories of road racing at CP.
6 McCarthy - Belle Vue programme 20.7.38 Grice - no number in Stoke programme 1.9.38 Skirrow - no number in Stoke programme 29.6.39 Hanstock - ditto Palfeyman - ditto and built own car like Skirrow
This reminds me of trainspotting - don't think I ever got every loco in a class.
I'd like to point out that while No.91 was shared by three drivers - that No.90 given as White, Lane was in fact one driver Lane White, who was the brother of Les White. Not sure of the first names of the drivers for 91 apart from Eddie Hazell? One other may have been FRED Emery but no answer to Furgerson. However, I'm sure Derek Bridgett will eventually supply the answers - and why three drivers were sharing the same car and what team they drove for?
Last Edit: Oct 18, 2011 22:22:02 GMT 1 by kiwikid34
Syd Emery and Eddie Hazel were great friends so they may at one time shared the same car, eventuly Eddie Hazels' father purchased a Skirrow for him.
As for the mysterious Jock Furgusson my own version of this is that this was a false name used by Eddie early in his career. Eddie had driven at Brooklands and needed a RAC licence, if he was caught driving on a "pirate" track he would loose his licence.
Very logical, Derek, I can remember my Dad taking part in a Fiat Car Club (non RAC affilliated), within about 10days, he got a letter from the RAC Motorsport people, threatening to cancel his competition licence if he did it again......
Post by administrator on Jul 26, 2012 7:48:56 GMT 1
The link carries more information in regard to Bud Stanley driving in Gnat midget cars as a member of the 1935-36 England test team in Australia. The other team members were Jean Reville, Ralph Secretan and Ted Starkey. No reference here either that Stanley or the others ever drove Skirrow midget cars in the mid-1930s. :::::: midgetcarpanorama.proboards.com/index.cgi?board=words&action=display&thread=7