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Offline Hutch

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Re: 1932 TT Douglas
« Reply #150 on: 19 Feb 2021 at 02:00 »
Leon,

Unfortunately no new pictures of Babl or Bottomly Douglas bikes found so far after a bit of searching, but did find these later pictures from NCR Jul-Aug 1984. Interesting comment about the new tank on the machine Les Taylor is riding - pity there is no mention of the date.

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Ian

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Re: 1932 TT Douglas
« Reply #151 on: 26 Mar 2021 at 22:56 »
Short film of grass track racing at Brands Hatch in 1947. After 0:33 we have some shots of No. 114 piloted by a "Peter Seamore" (sp?).

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tLGeB0Hu3RI

This version doesn't have the ad at the end;

https://www.britishpathe.com/video/farnborough-kent-aka-your-world-in-nine-minutes/query/grass+track

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Re: 1932 TT Douglas
« Reply #152 on: 26 Mar 2021 at 23:31 »
Results of the meet here;

https://grasstrackgb.co.uk/brands-hatch-1947/

So looks like the date of the meet at Brands Hatch shown in the film was 28 June 1947?

Programs from some grass track meets at Brands Hatch here;

https://daveriley.weebly.com/brands-hatch-1940s.html

Appears Phil Seymour carried No. 114 for a few meets in 1947. His outfit described as "Thorpe Special" in 1948.

(Edit: E. Oliver appears to be  Eric Oliver, 4 times world sidecar champion, fairly sure "J Surtees" Jack Surtees, John's father)

-Hutch
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