A pair of competition tankards that were awarded to A.F.P. Fane, a stalwart supporter of Frazer Nash and who raced both chain drive and FN-BMW cars in the 1930s, have been donated to the Archives by David Fleischman of Vancouver, Canada. The tankards had somehow made their way to Canada and were amongst a box lot of items bought by David’s father at auction in the early 1980s, and eventually were passed on to David.
As can be seen from the inscriptions, they were awarded at two Brooklands events, one in 1938 and the other in 1939 where Fane was competing in his Frazer Nash-BMW 328.
Luckily for us, David Fleischman is a keen motorsports fan and, realising the importance of motorsport history, felt that the tankards would be more widely appreciated back on their home turf and contacted the Frazer Nash Archives. Our grateful thanks to David for his very kind generosity. In return, we were able to send David some details about Fane and photographs of him in competition.
The mystery remains, of course, how did these tankards arrive in Canada?