Ted Lisle, UK / Australia
Posted 21 September 2006 - 12:08
Before that, back in UK, he apparently raced some F2. I have him down in the 1958 USAF Trophy at Silverstone, 7th in a Harper Max FWA. (Harper Max??)
Is anything more known about his UK racing experience? I've pretty well exhausted all avenues of info south of the equator.
Posted 21 September 2006 - 13:29
Or were there more than one?
Posted 21 September 2006 - 14:19
Posted 22 September 2006 - 06:21
Originally posted by Terry Walker
Blowed if I know. Worse, I'm not sure where I got that info from. I think I googled Ted Lisle out of curiosity and that was all I got.
Think you might have found it here. I've only managed a quick look but there doesn't seem to be a mention of this race in Autosport or Motor Sport for the date shown. When was the Snetterton race?
Posted 22 September 2006 - 07:15
#57 Sqdn-Ldr E J Lisle Harper-Max 1100cc car's year 1958 Entrant E J Harper
No mention in the Autosport report.
Posted 22 September 2006 - 08:52
Again it was entered for two races at the N.S.C.C. meeting at Silverstone 30 August simply as the Harper-Climax # 25 with E.J.Harper down to drive but I have no knowledge of how well it went or whether it even started. The car may well have taken part in sprints.
In 1958 1100cc sports car racing in the UK was very competitive with hordes of well-sorted Lotus XIs battling with the works Elva MkIIIs. One-off specials needed to be very good, such as Eric Broadley's car proved to be.
I have never seen a photo of the Harper. Anybody?
Posted 22 September 2006 - 09:19
Anyway, it seems Ted Lisle didn't make many waves in the UK, but then if he was a serving RAAF officer he might have been short on spare time.
Posted 23 September 2006 - 06:51
Sqd Ldr Ted Lisle. RAAF ? Steady on old chap. That's RAF dontcher know?*
Flew the Neptune or was it Canberra? bombers.
*Yes I know that you know.;)
Posted 23 September 2006 - 12:35
The 1071 was soon updated to 1275/1293/1310.
Where is son Rick these days - Rick was a Mini punter of no mean talent mainly in the John Harris Team duelling the Le May cars post Caversham.
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Posted 03 February 2015 - 10:17
Ted Lisle also raced at the 1962 Gold Cup meeting at Oulton Park in a Mini alongside Flt. Lt. Len Gibson but sadly retired. Seems he was quite a flier, DFC and bar!!