Fair­field for­ever

Old Bike Australasia - - BLOW YOUR OWN -

On page 32 OBA 45 there is a photo of Len Atlee and club mate Gor­don Gausco (sic) both wear­ing the Fair­field Mo­tor Cy­cle Club vest, also Len and Jill at Muswell­brook still wear­ing the Fair­field vest. The vest was a green back­ground with a black and white check­ered sash across the front with the word Fair­field em­broi­dered on the back. I know – I still have mine from the ‘60s. To my knowl­edge Len was only ever a mem­ber of Fair­field club and not South­ern District. Please keep up the good work.

Mau­rie Gam­midge New­cas­tle, NSW

As noted on page 30 bot­tom left, he story was writ­ten by Chris Sim, brother of for­mer Aus­tralian Cham­pion Ge­off Sim. He sub­mit­ted the draft man­u­script to Len Atlee, who re­quested the no­ta­tion re­gard­ing his mem­ber­ship of South­ern Dis­tricts MCC, be­ing the first club he joined, but ob­vi­ously not the only one, as he joined Fair­field when South­ern Dis­tricts folded. There was cer­tainly no in­ten­tion to ‘let the mem­ory of a ter­rific club with ter­rific blokes fade away’, and I am quite sure the shot of Len and Gor­don Guasco in their fa­mil­iar Fair­field colours serves as a re­minder to that fa­mous club. Here’s another one above. – Ed

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