Frank Varey
Frank Varey (1929-1945)

A fearless racer and one of a select band to use the famous water cooled "Scott" engine. Frank Varey captained the Aces during their domination of the 30's, as a rider never new the meaning of the word defeat. An England International many times over, he toured the Antipodes with the Lions for the early test matches between England and Australia. Retired from racing in 1945 before taking up the promotional reigns at Sheffield. He returned to Belle Vue as manager in 1974.Varey died in 1988 a few weeks before he was due to open the present home of the Belle Vue Aces. 

Frank Varey. Photograph generously donated by Chris Byles.

Frank with Dusty Haigh (L) and Oliver Langton (C)
Image donated by Chris Byles

Frank in later years. Image donated by Chris Byles



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