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Dog in an Ulster. - Barry - 18-12-2017

Chatting with a keen racer, he mentioned Jack French's Ulster with a 'hatch' cut in the tail to accommodate his dog. He says the dog was a St. Bernard. I thought it was an Alsatian. What dog? Any pictures?


RE: Dog in an Ulster. - Barry - 18-12-2017

Sorry, not Jack French, Holland Birkett and his dog


RE: Dog in an Ulster. - Mike Costigan - 19-12-2017

I think it was a labrador;I recall pictures of the car (AXK 828?), but not with a dog in it.


RE: Dog in an Ulster. - Malcolm Parker - 19-12-2017

I think Holly Birkett's dog was of the Labrador/ Retriever breed, quite large.   Somewhere in an old 750MC Bulletin there is an account of when Holly did one of the long distance trials, possibly the Edinburgh Trial, which involved covering the several hundred miles in winter.   Apparently, at the finish, the dog, that had been in the tail of the Ulster the whole time, looked particularly miserable!

I think Holly Birkett's dog was of the Labrador/ Retriever breed, quite large.   Somewhere in an old 750MC Bulletin there is an account of when Holly did one of the long distance trials, possibly the Edinburgh Trial, which involved covering  several hundred miles in winter.   Apparently, at the finish, the dog, that had been in the tail of the Ulster the whole time, looked particularly miserable!


RE: Dog in an Ulster. - austin - 19-12-2017

Holly Birkett's "TT" Ulster with dog installed.


RE: Dog in an Ulster. - Rogerfrench - 19-12-2017

Holly's second wife, Joan, bred Pyrenean Mountain dogs. One of them, Bedat de Monda , was a champion and appears in many pedigrees. Not, as far as I can remember though, in the Ulster.
Excuse me while I reminisce.


RE: Dog in an Ulster. - JonE - 19-12-2017

In Christmas spirit, I wonder what they fed Woogy, Austin 7 dog, on...?


RE: Dog in an Ulster. - Tony Betts - 19-12-2017

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Dogs do love cars.

He knows he isn't alowed the drivers seat until he has a licence though Big Grin

Tony


RE: Dog in an Ulster. - JonE - 19-12-2017

he should be sitting in an Alfa...


RE: Dog in an Ulster. - Barry - 19-12-2017

Another learned friend tells me that on one occasion Holly Birkett, Bill Boddy and Denis Jenkinson travelled in the Ulster - with Jenks in the 'dog hole'!