The author pushes “Red Dragon” down a tight British road, not unlike the ones that the car saw during the 1936 TT, at the hands of Dick Seaman. Note the stays to stabilize the front fenders.
Photo: Mike Jiggle
Quite simply, cars raced by Dick Seaman are few and far between. The British driver was active in our sport for only a handful of years, and for three of those he was employed as a factory driver for Mercedes-Benz. This alone makes it extremely difficult to “get your hands” on one of his machines. However, I will be forever thankful that an opportunity arose for me to sample one of his iconic racing machines for Vintage Racecar on a cold sunny February morning and fulfil an ambition to follow in the wheel tracks of my biggest racing hero…
SETTING THE SCENE
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