When I read your excellent article about Rob Fitton in the June 2019 edition of The Classic MotorCycle, it took me back to Easter 1954.
Then, I was a 14-year-old schoolboy living in Brigg, north Lincolnshire, and a local road racer living in a nearby village was called D A (Dave) Tutty.
His girlfriend Jill lived in the next street to us and she persuaded Dave to take me with them to race meetings.
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Dave had been racing a KTT Mk.VIII Velo but finally talked his sponsor Mr Sewell, who had a Jaguar agency in nearby Scunthorpe, to buy a Manx Norton, as the Velo was getting a bit long in the tooth.
Read more in the August 2019 issue of TCM – on sale now!