Posted 21 August 2007 - 11:02
He was a few days short of his 83rd birthday.
Posted 21 August 2007 - 12:26
Posted 21 August 2007 - 12:39
Posted 21 August 2007 - 14:51
His only British GP start was in the 1948 race, when he drove an ERA-engined special
Originally posted by Sharman
Ran a Riley engined special in British GP in 51(?)
Posted 21 August 2007 - 15:19
Which is why there is a question mark following the year. How closely did the RRA resemble that first special and what was his background? He would have been 21 at the end of the war so where and with whom did he serve?
Posted 21 August 2007 - 17:39
The first RRA, which appeared in 1950, used its mechanicals
Later RRAs appeared in 1952, 1957 and 1960
Sorry, can't help with his War record. He walked with a limp, but whether that was from a war injury, a racing accident or something else entirely I don't know
Posted 21 August 2007 - 19:59
Richardson drove the car from England to Modena, where it was fettled, receiving fairly significant engine repairs in the process. It was then shipped by sea from an Italian port to Auckland NZ.
Whilst in Pukekohe he used the facilities of Comrie and Hood ( general engineers) to prepare the vehicle.
And so he raced his way through New Zealand with quite some success, against spirited but mostly outclassed competition; at the same time fulfilling family obligations...........not a bad holiday, all things considered.
Posted 24 August 2007 - 22:32
Geoff Richardson in the RRA a bit "off course" at Goodwood (sometime in the mid-1950s), but pressing-on unpreturbed.
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Posted 02 September 2007 - 20:10