The Freddie Clarke Collection. To include six silver trophy cups, 75oz in all, 'No 29' cotton racing tabard, goggles, pit armband, laces, photos and cuttings.,
Lot 166
The F W S 'Freddie' Clarke Collection.
Sold for £500 (US$ 839) inc. premium
Lot Details
The F W S 'Freddie' Clarke Collection.
comprising photographs and press cuttings relating to 'Freddie' Clarke's motorcycling career, his job as Chief of Triumph Technical Department in the late 1930s, images and numbered bib (29) in green cotton with white numbering from 1935 Lightweight TT where he rode an OEC machine, a JCC 1938 International Trophy armband, a pair of Meyrowitz 'Air Express' goggles with case, riding boot laces, a hand-written letter of condolence from Edward Turner, signed (worn and creased) other memorial notices and cuttings and six silver trophy cups, comprising BRDC Trophy, hallmarked London 1932, the other various types and style presented by BMRCC from 1933 and 1939, 75oz overall, one with rose-bowl lid, another with finial topped lid, another with handles detached, each with base.


  • 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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