Before he passed away on August 27, my father Keith Draper asked me to send a little bit about him to OBM.
He was born in Dartford, Kent, on May 5, 1929, and his first motorcycle was a BSA Gold Star, which he raced around Brands Hatch and other circuits.
However he always wanted to race around the TT mountain circuit, and in 1958 he finally bought a Manx Norton and realised his dream.
Sadly he didn’t finish, but put up some really respectable lap times.
His race number was 58, and Mike Hailwood’s was 57.
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