Tyrell appreciated


I would like to extend my compliments to Adam Rear on the Tyrell Smith article in the November 2019 issue of TCM.

As a fellow Dubliner greatly interested in the subject of Tyrell, I felt it was well researched and well written.

You can’t fit everything in of course, but like so many other top notch racers of the period, Tyrell was also a trials man in the winter.

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Fabulous postcard sent to Stanley Woods’ mother, by Tyrell Smith in 1928. The ‘rotten luck’ Smith mentioned must refer to the Junior race, in which Stanley retired.

He entered the ISDT on a Manxman and won a gold medal in Wales in 1938.

I thought readers might like to see this postcard that Tyrell sent to Mrs Woods, Stanley’s mother, in 1928.

In the Senior that year, Tyrell finished fourth and Stanley finished fifth.

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Gerry Clarke, Moycullen, Co. Galway, Ireland.

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