And relevant to the Joey Dunlop statue I posted a couple days ago, there is a statue of George Formby leaning on a lamppost on Ridgeway Street, close to the intersection with Lord Street, in Douglas, Isle of Man.
He was a movie star, TT racer, and ukelele player
And he was so famous, as was his motorcycle, the Shuttleworth Snap, that a gentleman from England acts like him at Goodwood
now I finally understand what that checkered motorcycle is about
Graeme had a couple of model T Fords,was involved in filming and had previously traveled the world with a Laurel & Hardy tribute.The idea for resurrecting the Shuttleworth Snap came up in conversation with Lord March at Goodwood back in 2006.