It may be a sign of the times but last week I dropped off a bag of clothes at the local charity shop and spotted Murray's excellent autobiography "Unless I am very much mistaken" on the bookshelf for a whopping 50p. As I have been a Rudge fan all my adult life and Murray and I rode together on vintage bikes at the Goodwood FoS in 2000 (he on his Dad's ex-works Rudge Replica and me on a borrowed 1902 de Dion-engined Werner), I had always intended to buy a copy. Never expected to find such a bargain, and first impressions are very favourable.
I shall be listening on Sunday. Incidentally i-Player now has a lot of early Desert Island Discs programmes from the earliest years which make very interesting listening, if one finds oneself with an hour or two to spare. A bit like YouTube, you start listening to one then inevitably get drawn into others... Addictive.
PS As I was of course busy riding my feeble veteran Werner that day in July 2000, I have no pictures of the event. Which is annoying as we were snapped by dozens of photographers as we waited on the line for the off. I was sandwiched between Murray Walker and the late Barry Sheene, riding one of his old GP Suzukis lent to him for the event. I have tried before on this forum to locate someone who was taking pictures that day but the longer ago it is, the less likely I am to find them... Unless you know differently!! That was the year when the event was stopped short on the Sunday due the tragic accident which killed Australian enthusiast Dawson-Damer driving a Lotus 63 hitting the finish gantry, also killing one marshall and injuring others. A very sad end to an otherwise delightful weekend.
Edited by Marticelli, 15 March 2014 - 10:56.