It was with surprise and delight that I came upon a picture of my grandfather, Captain Denis Shipwright, in the November issue of Motor Sport. The article was passed among my family and greeted with interest and amusement. Bill Boddy unwittingly captured `Gramps’ penchant for line-shooting as he reports: “He was later to come back to the track in 1936, heading his notepaper “Brooklands Expert 15 years”.
That I should learn so much about my own blood relation through the pages of your magazine only underlines the esteem in which I hold it. Lastly, I do not wish to suggest that this in any way reflects on my grandfather’s ability behind the wheel, but my mother tells me his car was known as the “Shipwreck Special”.
I AM, YOURS, ETC
Tim Hain, Tadworth, Surrey