A Dutch gent who kindly provided this pic told me that Billie eventually crashed fighting for second place
3 different styles, Jack's tucked in the neatest one IMHO
Leading Wadder and Jock Findlay, the famous Scottish rider - no relation to Jack the (also) famous Orstralian of the same surname name who raced with a 'Tattiebogle' painted on his helmet rather than Jocks' Kangaroo (this was to confuse the opposition and police who were onto Jack when landed by sea from after being deported to the Antipodean penal colonies in Dickensian times).
Hope this clears up previous confusion that mistook the mooneyes painted on Scotsman John Coupars’ (of Coupar Angus, Fife, Scotland) helmet for the ones painted on John Coopers’ (from Derby, Ingerland) helmet. No relation.
As previously reported Maurice Cann took the ride another Leicester rider Maurice Couldn’t who gave up the sport prematurely.
It is a little known fact that Billy Nelson, like his famous predecessor, only had the use of one eye and died in the arms of Fred Hardy (of REG et al fame) during the battle of Trafalgar.
So I am lead to believe.
Edited by tonyed, 03 July 2012 - 19:07.