Posted 20 November 2002 - 07:09
I am gathering information on Dudley Froy, who was one of just 12 people to exceed 130 MPH at Brooklands and who was the son in the first Mother-Son pilot team to fly across the Channel.
If anyone has any information as to his first race win, etc. I would be most grateful and acknowledgment will be given.
Posted 20 November 2002 - 09:09
Posted 20 November 2002 - 14:49
Posted 20 November 2010 - 14:58
David Venables' "Racing 1500s" has the interesting story (with a picture) of Froy's participation in the 1931 German GP Voiturette class - his works Riley was driven all the way to Germany on the road, while he spent a week learning the circuit in a 14/45 Talbot. He then proceeded to win the class, defeating several better-fancied runners including José Scaron.
I'll just resurrect this thread!!!
I am busy doing research on an article on John Cobb, Reid Railton and the Crusader jet boat, and there is an old document stating Railton was working on a design for a land speed record car for Froy.
Has anyone one else seen/heard of this and are there any technical details to be had?
Posted 20 November 2010 - 17:05
I doubt you will get a response from Ron Scoma who started the thread. He has disappeared from view since he had a stroke about 5 or 6 years ago. I have tried as he holds info which I would like to access. Any of our American cousins who are from the Chicago area who might make physical as opposed to electronic contact?
Edited by Sharman, 20 November 2010 - 17:06.