Remembering old racers

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.

This is Dave Tutty, on what one assumes is Mr Sewell’s (straightened out!) Manx at Cadwell Park in 1955.

His girlfriend Jill lived in the next street to us and she persuaded Dave to take me with them to race meetings.


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!

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