Dex­trous Dave

Old Bike Australasia - - LETTERS TO THE EDITOR -

I have just read a cou­ple of back is­sues and was sur­prised to see peo­ple I knew from years ago. Back in the ‘70s I was sec­re­tary to Alan Wal­lis (Pres­i­dent of the ACCA) and re­mem­ber him talk­ing about the Til­brook ma­chines. I have not spo­ken to Alan for many years. The en­closed photo (above) was a re­sult of Dave Basham buy­ing my old 400 CZ for the Flat Tracker he was build­ing and was try­ing out at St.Kilda short cir­cuit. Of course Dave had to in­clude a ride around the track for the kids on his home made scooter out­fit! Dave, if I re­mem­ber cor­rectly, won both the scram­bles and short cir­cuit ti­tles that year. I went off to cover the 250 and 500cc ti­tles in Europe for Revs magazine and met most of the rid­ers who rode at Basham Park in the in­ter­na­tional se­ries pro­moted by Lin­den Prouse later on. Gra­ham Lon­g­ley Via email Thanks for the photo and story Gra­ham. You’re our Rar­iTee t-shirt win­ner for this is­sue. - Ed

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