David Franklin at the Goodwood Festival of Speed



"70 Years of British Hill Climb Champions" logo and there is David Franklin recorded on the leg of the "7".

David Franklin is a talented race driver who competed at the MG Car Club's annual meeting at Silverstone in the 70s and 80s in his "wife's shopping car", an MGBGTV8. In the wet he was faster than many modified cars on thetrack.

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David Franklin leaves the start.

David Franklin crosses the line with the flag flying.
Mike Maude-Roxby says he met David Franklin at the Festival of Speed at Goodwood last weekend and had a chat and found David was in good form doing timed runs in a Ferrari 275 GTB(C), a big 12 cylinder front engined beast! David's best time was 57.92 secs taking 18th overall. See photo note

Mike took the attached photo of the "70 Years of British Hill Climb Champions" logo and there is David Franklin recorded on the leg of the "7". He had several successful seasons and became the British Hill Climb Champion in 1978 driving a March-BMW.