[CR] Picture of the Day Track Racing

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Date: 3 Aug 2004 10:03:47 +0000
From: "Michael Butler" <allondon@rock.com>
To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Subject: [CR] Picture of the Day Track Racing

Once again a fascinating glimpe of the past from Aldo. His pictures are wondeful and I appreciate all his hard work.

Great and interesting response from Toni.

Regarding Giorgi Colombato an Italian riding the 1923 French Pro Motor Paced Championship was it like our British Sprint Chaampionship? Which at one time was an open event.

Toni Merkens a German was our British National Champion prior to 1939.

My Fathers generation speak very fondly of him and he was well liked and respected in Great Britain.

You occasionally still here tales of Toni from the 80 year plus old timers and of course he was linked with old man Hymie Hetchins, Maurice Selbach and Claud Butler.

Mick Butler Huntingdon Great Britain