Friends Reunited!

I’m occasionally contacted by people trying to trace a machine owned in years gone by, and I generally ask Doug Frost to put something in the Club magazine in the hope that a reader will recognise it. I have to say, the success rate is not great but, recently, we came up trumps as the machine in question is owned by a member in the north of Scotland. The request came from a lady whose father had owned a 90 Plus in the late 1950s, and she sent this photograph …

Douglas 90 Plus in late 1950s
Douglas 90 Plus in late 1950s

Fast-forward 60 years … the 90 Plus was restored by its current owner some years ago and today looks resplendent in its original gold finish. The owner tells me it runs well and he has covered thousands of miles on it.

Douglas 90 Plus 1952
The Douglas 90 Plus as it looks today
Douglas 90 Plus 1952

I understand the present and former owners – both now of a similar age – have been in contact. There must have been a few stories exchanged in that phone call!

Henry Body – Douglas Sprint Legend on BBC

Henry Body on Douglas Sprinter
That Blur is Henry Body …

‘Our Henry’ has been flying the flag for Douglas in the competitive world of sprinting for longer than most of us can remember. His DT-based specials have achieved astonishing performances over the ¼ mile for decades now, so it was great to see him interviewed on the BBC’s Morning Live programme on 26th March 2021. Catch the show on BBC iplayer – Henry’s interview is about 36 minutes into the programme.

Henry Body working on his Douglas Sprinter
Henry Body working on his Douglas Sprinter