Twice in the last three years I have won trophies at the Scott Rally. In 2011 I won the ‘Premier Award’, and it was handed to me, then immediately grabbed back “for refurbishment”. I never saw it again ! Then this year I won ‘Best Competition Machine’, again with my 1928 Works TT machine. I never saw the trophy, and was told that it had not been returned by last year’s winner.
It is all very well returning home with some kudos, but actually getting the appropriate trophy, to stand on the mantelpiece for twelve months, and get my name engraved on it, would have been preferred. Has it been returned yet ?