Monday 2 September 2013

Ralph Cawthorne, 1922 Isle of Man TT, or is it?

-Contributed by George- "Above is a picture, from Roger Cawthorne of his dad Ralph at Cronky Mona at the IoM; look at the condition of the road and the casual position of the spectators!"

-JdK- Clearly not the machine he entered for the Senior in 1922 or 1923; perhaps a practise lap on a side valve machine?

-Richard- I have responded to the post on "IoM Today". Our motor club newsletter editor received an email last year with a link to this post and a query asking if York M.C. organised hillclimbs. By pure coincidence in February an unconnected photographer took a shot of a rally car descending Sutton Bank near Thirsk in Yorkshire from almost exactly the same location as that of R.T. Cawthorne in the photo above! Mystery solved ...