3 Feb 2011

Gordon Cobbold, back again

A while ago I entered an article on this blog about a distant relation, who was a successful motorbike racer in the 1920's. His name is Gordon Cobbold, and here is the link to that post :

I have just come across another picture of the man, showing him on a machine that I am not sure that I can identify but which looks like a Brough Superior, at its time the fastest motrocycle available. Can anyone out there help to confirm (or otherwise) the make and model ? Is that a JAP engine ?

Note also the dress code for bike racing in those days: club sweater and tie (!), soft leather helmet, breeches and legging boots. And this man did the ton around Brooklands dressed like this and went on to live to 100!