Setting it straight

Dear CR
Regarding the story in part one of the formation of the CRMC on page 77 of the November/December edition of Classic Racer and the photographs on page 79 – the guy in all black leathers in the photos is John Bowman (not Bill Bowman), a well known racer who hailed from Framlingham in Suffolk.

In the early 1960s John, sponsored by Pat Keeble of Theberton, Suffolk, rode factory supported Triumph Bonnevilles to great success.

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He retired in late 1963 to concentrate on work and family but returned in 1975 to race a home brewed Triumph Trident (not a Rocket 3 as stated).

A great friend, who I exchanged paint with on many occasions, John sadly lost his life in a work related accident in 2011.

Malc Hearn

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Thank you for the correction Malc, it’s appreciated.

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