Off-road sport lost one its great innovators when ‘Robbie’ Rhind-Tutt, the man whose Wasp three wheelers monopolised the sidecar motocross world during the 1970s, died on September 12.
After leaving school in 1956, Robbie was an apprentice at the Boscombe Down experimental site and it was here he got his first taste of motorcycle sport through a workmate, future grass track champion Mike Lane.
Mike encouraged Robbie to have a go and although it was obvious he wasn’t going to be a star, his immaculately turned out first machine – home built around a Gold Star frame – soon had fellow competitors asking for replicas.
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