Author Topic: Edgar Meller's first competition on a Douglas - May 1914  (Read 1834 times)

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Offline PeterShannon

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It was reported that on Saturday 23 May 1914  Edgar Meller's first use of a Douglas in competition was when he won the MCC of NSW Flexibility Hill Climb at Seaforth using his brother, Frank's Douglas, No 6129. On 5 October 1914 he won the first Grand Prix of Australia at Kirkconnell using his newly acquired 2 3/4 TT Douglas.

Manly Library has a short story on this :
 http://manlylocalstudies.blogspot.com.au/2014/04/get-your-motor-running.html

Edgar was actually one of five motorcycling brothers and, Frank, one of the brothers won the 1914 Zenith Cup, a series of Trials, on a 2 3/4 Douglas.

Peter

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Re: Edgar Meller's first competition on a Douglas - May 1914
« Reply #1 on: 05 Sep 2014 at 07:45 »
Another photo of Edgar Meller on brother Frank's Douglas.

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Re: Edgar Meller's first competition on a Douglas - May 1914
« Reply #2 on: 05 Sep 2014 at 07:54 »
Edgar Meller powering up the Seaforth Hill Climb on his brother Franks Douglas.

« Last Edit: 06 Sep 2014 at 03:29 by PeterShannon »