‘Mr Gold Star’ Eddie Dow passed away on March 17. Born on June 26, 1924, Eddie’s life revolved around the BSA brand, originally opening a dealership in Banbury in 1956, and from the early 1960s his focus was solely on BSA. Such was the respect that BSA had for
him they welcomed his improvements to the machines they were producing and he was responsible for the development of the Gold Star and the creation of the BSA Rocket Gold Star. All at Classic Racer send sincere condolences to Eddie’s family and close friends. We featured a full appreciation of Eddie’s life and achievements in issue #176 of Classic Racer.