PETER ‘JOCK’ WILSON, the ISDT legend who ran the British Vase and Trophy teams from 1978-1997 and built the AJS and Triumphs that triumphed in Fifties and Sixties competition, has died at the age of 85.
Peter Cameron Wilson was born in Scotland on January 12, 1934 at Oakbank, Bridge of Balgie, Glen Lyon, Perthshire, where the motorcycle bug bit early, ‘borrowing’ his father’s own bike at the age of 11 to the fury of his mother.
Jock started as a lumberjack, then had a spell of National Service at Aldershot, where he was in the Royal Army Service Corps.
His commanding officer was Captain Eddie Dow, who later became an ISDT and track star himself. Jock met many of the factory trials and scrambles stars of the era who were also doing their National Service, such as Roy Peplow and John Giles.
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