Bringing this sort of back on topic after several years ....
Does anyone know the first name of Earl Howe's faithful mechanic Thomas? He gets mentions in all sorts of places like contemporary magazines, Reggie Tongue's diaries and Cholmondeley-Tapper's autobiography, but he's only ever "Thomas" - no first name. Come to that, what was the first name of Sammy Davis' chum Head?
Vitesse, sorry, I haven't a clue about either first name but I have just had a read of this hilarious thread. Just in case any non-British TNFers are left with the impression that virtually everybody on this small island is still in thrall to hereditary privilege and agree with its preservation, we aren't and we don't - not all of us anyway. Some of us may, horror of horrors, even think of ourselves of left of centre. We still like motor sport, though; even cricket too. Sorry, pinko crypto-communist rant over.
Lord Howe...the Curzon link. Wasn't he the father of Piers Courage's wife Sally?
Edited by john winfield, 23 June 2009 - 13:13.