PPPP = preparation prevents pisspoor performance
In the 20th January 1966 issue of the popular motorcycling magazine ‘the Motor Cycle‘ is an article written by Peter Fraser and covering the plans of the newly appointed British Team Manager and ISDT medal and trophy winning Stalwart Jack Stocker and his deputy Eric Davey.
Age 49, first rode in the ISDT 1937 on a sidecar outfit; member of British teams from seven years from 1948 to 1954, won a gold medal on every occaision. Was factory supported by Ariels from 1935 to 1948 and Royal Enfields from 1948 to 1954. Rode three-fifty singles, five hundred singles and twins and seven-fifty twins in the isdt. Following illness in 1955 assisted with organization until 1961. Well known as a successful one-day trials rider and scrambler on both solos and sidecars.
Age 42, joined the Royal Artillery in 1937, transferred to REME in 1943, became manager of Army motorcycle team for 1961 for the ISDT in Wales, has become well known to riders at ISDTs since. Noted for his capabilities in the organizing sphere, knows the terrain in Sweden, scene of this year’s trial. Eric is a regular soldier with the rank of Major, at the Army MT school, Bordon, Hants.