The F W S 'Freddie' Clarke Collection.
Lot 166
The F W S 'Freddie' Clarke Collection.
Sold for £500 (US$ 630) inc. premium

Lot Details
The F W S 'Freddie' Clarke Collection. The F W S 'Freddie' Clarke Collection. The F W S 'Freddie' Clarke Collection. The F W S 'Freddie' Clarke Collection.

Footnotes

  • F W S Clarke was the uncle of the vendor. His career was fully focused on all things to do with motorcycling. He acted as a stunt double for George Formby in some of his films, and was a well known character at the TT races and at Brooklands. His role as Chief of the Triumph Technical Department, lead him onto the track on many occasions where he found the time to set a 'Class B' Brooklands Outer Circuit lap record in April 1939 for a 350cc motorcycle at 105.97mph on a Tiger 80 which he had heavily tuned himself and he took the 750cc lap record to 118.02mph. He also held three BMCRC Gold Stars in the 350cc, 500cc, and 750cc categories and had a series of articles published in 'Motorcycle' magazine in which he detailed his tuning secrets. Post-war he moved to London to work on the AJS racing twin machines. Tragically 'Freddie' Clarke died in a road accident in 1947.
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