After selling the Cadillac-powered Alfa featured in this month’s “Racecar Profile,” Tom Bamford raced for several years in a Cadillac-powered Allard. Here he is seen at Torrey Pines in 1955.
Photo: Bamford Collection
My father, Tom Bamford, first got involved in motor sport in his late teens when he bought an Ariel motorcycle in the late ’30s that he had to keep down the street at a gas station because my grandparents didn’t want him to own it. One day he was following along behind a “Hare & Hound” race. This is a form of motorcycle racing where one motorcycle, the “hare” would take off down an open trail. A few minutes later…
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