Tom Phillis - Untangling history
 
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Young Tom
Racers:
350cc Velocette (white tank),500cc Gold Star, BSA,
250cc Puch, 500cc Norton Domiracer (push rod),
125cc Ducati, 50cc Honda (single cylinder),125-twin Honda
250-four Honda, 285cc Honda (a bored out 250), 350cc BSA, 500cc Ariel,
350cc Norton
Others: Bantam BSA
Any others?

 
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 You would think I'd know without a doubt which races my father had won. After all, I have privileged access to his trophies, photos and letters as well as hundreds of slides and many glowing family memories. 
You would think I'd know which races he was in and whether he had come first, third, or 27th. You'd be entitled to think I'd know all about his career in Australia -but it's not that simple ...


Tom Phillis