Rob’s tribute to Barry Overy

Montesa’s former world-wide ambassador, Rob Edwards recently sent Trials Guru a tranche of his personal photographs, taken over a number of years for his section on this website.

Among them was a photo taken high up on a hill of his friend, Barry Overy who died recently at the age of seventy.

Barry Overy
Barry Overy, taken by Rob Edwards in the Highlands – Rob: “That was some karate chop Barry!”

Rob: “Barry Overy, from Stockton was a stalwart of our local club, the Middlesbrough and he was also a supporter of the East Yorks Centre, ACU of which he became President in November 2015, a position in which he took great pride. Barry was a good friend and a tireless worker in our sport of trials. I have known Baz a long time and will miss him.”

1970 SSDT - Edramaucky
Rob Edwards gains five marks at Edramucky, near Killin on day one of the 1970 Scottish Six Days. Watched by observer, Willie Dewar and photographers, Stephanie Wood and Nick Nicholls. Photo: Rob Edwards personal collection.

Rob: “I have also enclosed another photo from my personal collection, it shows me in real trouble on day one of the 1970 Scottish when I lose five marks as I am clearly past the dabbing stage! The reason for sending you this photo is that it shows the late Stephanie Wood in the background, that is her standing on the left of photographer, Brian ‘Nick’ Nicholls. I am reliably informed that the observer writing ‘five’ in the book is Dunfermline man, Willie Dewar who worked at Angus Campbell’s motorcycle shop”.

For Rob Edwards story of trials on Trials Guru, follow this link HERE

 

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