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Bernard Boverton Redwood

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Bernard Boverton Redwood (1874–1911).

Bernard Boverton Redwood (28 November 1874 – 28 September 1911) was the son of Thomas Boverton Redwood.

He was a British motorboat racer who competed in the 1908 Summer Olympics.

As crew member of the Gyrinus he won two gold medals in the only motor boat competitions at the Olympics.

1904 REDWOOD, Bernard B., Wadham Lodge, Wadham Gardens, London, N.W.; "Crow-stone," Westcliff-on-Sea. Owns a variety of cars, and commenced with a 0.75-h.p. de Dion tricycle, one of the first imported into this country. Has driven 10,000 miles per annum during the last six years. Hobbies: Yachting, travelling, marine motoring, upon which he is a well-known authority. Clubs: Royal Thames Yacht, Aero, A.C.G.B. & I. [1]

He died in 1911

1903 Bio Note [2]

REDWOOD, BERNARD.- The only son of Dr. Boverton Redwood was born in 1875 at Finchley, in Middlesex, and from an early age evinced a strong interest in mechanics. He was educated at Bath, and Peterhouse, Cambridge, where he took a B.A. degree in Natural Science, and obtained a Half Blue for cycle racing, being captain of the Cambridge team. He has since travelled in America, Southern Russia, Turkey in Asia, Algeria, and the West Indies in connection with his father's professional duties. Mr. Bernard Redwood was the owner of one of the first motor tricycles in England, a h.p. De Dion, upon which he made many lengthy journeys. Since that time he has driven nearly every type of car, including the first four-cylindered Daimler, a huge machine weighing a ton and a half. He is actively interested in yachting and marine motoring, and is a member of the Royal Thames Yacht Club.

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Sources of Information

  1. Motoring Annual and Motorist’s Year Book 1904
  2. 1903/02/26 Automobile Club Journal