A fine collection of 1910s to '30s motorcycling related  Silver trophies and enamelled awards relating to F. Brackpool,
Lot 214
◊ A fine collection of 1910s to '30s motorcycling related Silver trophies and enamelled awards relating to F. Brackpool,
Sold for £1,285 (US$ 2,158) inc. premium
Lot Details
◊ A fine collection of 1910s to '30s motorcycling related Silver trophies and enamelled awards relating to F. Brackpool,
Including the historically important 1912 Auto Cycle Union Six days Trial trophy, inscribed 'presented by his worship the mayor of Taunton for the best performance by an amateur club team in the Auto Cycle Union Six Days Trial', to the reverse 'Woolwich Plumstead & District Motor Club, to be won twice in succession or three times in all', together with trophies for: Motor Cycling Club ltd, Lands End – John o Groats, 1925, F.H. Brackpool, Solo; Sydenham Motor Club, The M.M Sidecar Handicap race won by F.H. Brackpool, 30th August 1931; London Motor Sports Ltd, Crystal Palace Meeting, August 1927, Caterick Cup Race for Motor Cycles with Sidecars up to 600cc, 2nd (Trade), F.H. Brackpool; two Auto Cycle Union awards for the 1928 Six Days Standard Stock Motorcycle Trial Team Award (New Imperial) in lined presentation box; Crystal Palace Motor Cycle Racing Club, South Tower Cup, June 19th 1929, Motorcycle Sidecars not exceeding 600cc, Grade A Riders, 1st, F.H. Brackpool; Sydenham Motor Club, Mountain Mile Grand Prix, 28th June 1931, Sidecar Handicap Race, 1st, F.H. Brackpool; a Sydenham Motor Club Mountain Mile Grand Prix Circuit twin-handled trophy, for Winner of the 10 Mile Sidecar Championship Race for the Thomas Cup, 30th August 1931, FH Brackpool; together with a large quantity of further awards and Silver trophies, photographs and related ephemera covering F.H. Brackpool' significant competition career. The majority hallmarked silver and mounted on wooden bases, the medals and awards retaining the original presentation boxes in most cases. Close inspection of this superb lot is strongly advised.

Footnotes

  • Frederick Brackpool was born in Lewisham, S.E London in 1897. During the First World War he served as a Royal Engineer in France. After the War ended he started a Motorcycle retailers and engineers firm in Forest Hill which quickly became one of the largest motorcycle agents of its type, dealing in most marques of motorcycles and sidecars of the period.

    Around 1925 Brackpool took an interest in motorcycle racing, specialising in sidecar events, and quickly became recognised as one of the more prominent riders at Crystal Palace and Layams Farm. His racing career lasted until 1934 when he decided to turn his attentions and devote more time to the already successful business in Forest Hill.

    During and toward the end of the Second World War the motorcycle business flourished but Brackpool's health deteriorated and he passed away in 1948 leaving behind a wonderful collection of medals, awards and trophies relating to his successful motorcycle related career.
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