Adrian was the "A" in CAPA, an original "impecunious enthusiast", founder of the 500 Club and stalwart of 500 cc racing. He hailed from the Bristol area and built one of the first Iota chassis specials with Bruce Mardon, Stromboli. The pair made their first appearance at the "White Hart" meeting in May 1947, attended Shelsley in June and Gransden Lodge in July, where they failed to start, and finally had some success at Prescott in August, finishing second to Eric Brandon. Adrian finished the year at Towcester in October. Stromboli was, of course, outclassed very quickly by the Cooper production cars and Adrian eventually succumbed.
With his Cooper, Adrian achieved:
For 1954, he acquired a Staride and achieved rather more:
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