Dave Simmonds re­mem­bered

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Dear CR Re your ar­ti­cle about Dave Simmonds in the May/june issue. It men­tions in the ar­ti­cle that Dave had good con­tacts in Ja­pan. I knew Dave be­tween 1960 when he started, and 1963 when I re­tired. It’s been in print be­fore but Dave’s con­tacts came through his fa­ther’s em­ploy­ment. His dad worked for BOAC (Now BA). I can’t re­mem­ber what his job was but he worked the Tokyo route and would bring bits, prob­a­bly even bikes, back with him on re­turn trips. What a con­tact to have, par­tic­u­larly around that pe­riod when Ja­panese pro­duc­tion was tak­ing over! Brian Clark Ne­wark

Hello Brian, ab­so­lutely spot-on! What a way into the Ja­panese world and what per­fect tim­ing. What is it they say about mak­ing your own luck? It cer­tainly was the case that the harder Dave worked, the luck­ier he be­came! Tony

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