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Friday, February 26, 2021

Cycar in Rectory Road

 This iconic picture of a Cycar was taken in Rectory Road in Redditch in 1932.

It appears the intersection has been reconfigured a bit, now it has a central island, but the two houses in the back are still there, one partially covered by a hedge and a tree,
And the mail box has been moved back a bit,







Tuesday, February 23, 2021

Wednesday, February 17, 2021

Update on Tibbetts

We have written about Hubert Tibbetts, the Flying Tiger, philanthropist and CEO of Lipton that left everything to travel the world in a Flying Flea. We also mentioned his son had written a book about it.


It turns out there is an update of the book now. It includes new stories based on Tibbetts' diary, which was recently found. Among them, when the Flying Flea became a bit too battered to continue, when he reached Lake Nicaragua, he took out the engine from it, mounted it on a dugout boat and made it across the lake. He was even arrested for a few hours for being a suspected spy!

He wrote to Royal Enfield to see if they could support the continuation of his trip, but the company declined.






Sunday, February 14, 2021

Brittain wins the Scottish in 1952

"The Bulletin" got the initials wrong. It is Johnny Brittain.


 

Thursday, February 11, 2021

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