REM FOWLER HIP FLASK

Classic Bike (UK) - - EVENT -

This hip flask, pre­sented to Rem Fowler by the Birm­ing­ham MCC for putting up the best per­for­mance by a club mem­ber at the 1907 TT, is the only tro­phy the Birm­ing­ham-born rider ever re­ceived for win­ning the twin-cylin­der class of the in­au­gu­ral TT races. The tro­phy for the twin class was re­port­edly put up by Dr HS Hele-shaw, but Fowler never re­ceived it. In­stead, he had to make do with the £25 prize for the class win and this in­scribed, Ster­ling Sil­ver hip flask, which comes with its leather case plus var­i­ous pe­riod pho­to­graphs, press cut­tings and cor­re­spon­dence. The es­ti­mate for this unique piece of TT his­tory is £20,000-30,000.

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